Elko County Commissioner Cliff Eklund hosted County Natural Resource Manager Curtis Moore for a discussion on the easement agreement with the U-S Forest Service to end the decades long dispute over the South Canyon Road at Jarbidge. The county governing board is finalizing the budget, encouraging changes to the shed hunting season, and Eklund announced former Elko County Deputy DA Kristin McQueary has been named interim Carlin City Manager.
Elko City Mayor Reece Keener talked about the proposal for a Youth Challenge program for 16-18 dropout students to be hosted by the Nevada National Guard at the Nevada Readiness Center near Carlin. The 17-month program includes a residency and offers at-risk youth from across the state a chance to excel in a military and police academy environment while earning high school credits toward graduation. The mayor also spoke of threats to the local economy if a “hostile” stock takeover as proposed by Barrick North America of Newmont Gold holdings were successful. Keener favors competing companies to retain jobs and promote economic