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.
Nevada Office of Traffic Safety PIO Andrew Bennett was a guest on “Elko, Live!” and discussed a variety of subjects related to safe driving on Nevada highways and roadways. The Zero Fatalities Program is a statewide initiative to preserve driver and pedestrian lives. The goal is to raise awareness and emphasize that most fatal accidents are avoidable. From buckling up to avoiding distractions, it’s also important to slow down and plan ahead in inclement weather. Bennett offered several tips for safe driving during the