Elko County Commissioner Cliff Eklund hosts Emergency manager Annette Kerr to talk wildland fire safety and evacuation plans. Nevada Department of Transportation will present capital improvement projects for the region to include discussion on widening U-S Highway 93 between Wells and Jackpot. Commissioner Eklund also introduced the new Carlin City Manager Madison Mahon who talked about community events and ongoing projects.
The Community Foundation of Elko County is hosting giving opportunities to benefit local projects of importance to rural Nevadans. Teri Gage is Chair of the Fund Advisory Committee, and along with Fund Committee Member Katie Neddenriep appeared on “Elko, Live” to discuss the history of the foundation, how to contribute, and outlined the grant process. Gage also provided an update on Lion’s Camp Lamoille fundraising efforts to restore the historic site destroyed by a wildfire in 2017. To date: $416K has been raised toward rebuilding. The group hosts an annual meeting on February 18th, 2020 and invites the community to attend at the Western Folklife