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 City Arts and Culture Advisory Board Chairman Catherine Wines and Creative Director Eric Brooks of ArtspotReno.org talked about the first-ever Elko Mural Expo coming to downtown Elko September 25-29th with a kickoff party at the Western Folklife Center. More than 30 artists will create some 55 murals throughout the community during the event. Wines explains the goal is to generate support for the arts and create a “place and experience,” for residents and visitors in the downtown area. The collaboration will include local artists, civic support and business sponsorship. Find more online at