County Commissioner Jon Karr

Elko County Commissioner Jon Karr discussed the agenda for the regular county meeting to include resolutions supporting President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall, to transfer ownership of South Canyon Road at Jarbidge to Elko County and to express dismay over proposed Nevada legislation (AB 186) that would support returning the United States to a National Popular Vote. The county also kicked off Elko County 150th festivities with the reading of a proclamation, a brief history presentation from local historian Jan Petersen, cake, and performances from the Elko High Choraliers of “Home Means Nevada” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

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