Elko City Mayor Reece Keener discussed ongoing city issues including the latest legislative news and impacts to local government. The City of Elko is behind a project to create a Nevada Youth Challenge training program on the former Fire Science Academy campus near Carlin. The Nevada National Guard is a partner in the project that required an $850k match from the state which was not included in the final legislation. The mayor said he’s checking with other agencies for alternative funding.
(August 7, 2020) – Elko BLM District Manager Gerald Dixon hosted local Fire Prevention specialist Clint Mothershed to talk about expanded fire restrictions on public lands statewide. More than 80-percent of wild land fires so far this year have been human-caused. Hunting season, camping, recreating and any number of public uses enhances the opportunity for an accidental fire start. BLM officials discussed fire prevention, fire resources and the importance of protecting and preserving public lands for multiple