(Aiugust 5, 2020) – Elko County Commissioner Delmo Andreozzi provided an update on COVID-19 reaction and reporting. Commissioner Andreozzi serves on the Emergency Response Team and meets weekly with the County Public Health Officer Bryce Putnam. Elko City & County has been notified by the state our region is among four counties with heightened levels of positive cases. The county is also emphasizing reopening and supporting local business while keeping the community safe.
(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