Elko County Commissioner Delmo Andreozzi discussed a variety of issues in advance of the county meeting to include reaction to SB 316 as well as early concern on the recent unanimous Nevada Supreme Court ruling to require jury trials for those accused of misdemeanor Domestic Violence. The commissioner also discussed county support for Next Gen 911 services, the Elko County Ambulance training plans, and a salary study for county employees with a goal to enhance equitable wages and commensurate salaries.
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