Elko Mayor Reece Keener recapped a special RDA meeting as well as providing an update in ongoing and upcoming city issues. The Elko City Council will be considering an increase in water fees during the September 10th session. The mayor also discussed a proposal by the Idaho Falls internet company, “Safelink,” to provide services to Elko and Spring Creek.
Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza and City Police Chief Ben Reed release more information about a huge cockfighting operation agents uncovered after serving a search warrant for drugs at an Osino property. Authorities obtained a court order on Wednesday to euthanize as many as 600 fowl found caged on the three-acre site. Law enforcement describe deplorable conditions including trenches with dead chickens, and evidence of an extensive breeding operation involving hens and roosters shipped from Texas, California and Montana. Agents also seized about 8-pounds of suspected methamphetamine as well as other drugs, cash and stolen guns. Three suspects are in custody as the investigation