Elko County Update – Commissioner Karr

Elko County Commissioner Jon Karr offers insight on legislative impacts to school and county governments. The county also singled out U-S Forest Service officials for extensive efforts in keeping the Lamoille Canyon Road open over the winter following a devastating wildfire last fall. The canyon is a popular recreation site for cross country skiing and snowmobiling.

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