City Mayor Reece Keener hosts Elko City Police Chief Ben Reed for a recap of the most recent city council meeting and a preview of upcoming issues including an update on swimming pool building repairs, support for a National Guard Youth Challenge facility near Carlin, and a discussion on the impact of Elko County declaring “Second Amendment Sanctuary,” status. The police chief also summarized the 2018 Annual Police Report.
Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza was a guest of County Commissioner Cliff Eklund. The sheriff outlined preliminary details of a combined narcotics bust that led to discovery of a huge cockfighting compound in Osino. More than 600 roosters and 300 hens were seized, stolen guns recovered as well as trafficking amounts of meth. Authorities are also investigating the discovery of what appears to be raw gold stolen from a northern Elko County mine. Three suspects are jailed. Also on the program: discussion of political support of a resolution naming Elko County a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary,” in opposition to gun control legislation approved by Nevada lawmakers. The resolution was approved unanimously. 2nd Amendment supporters attend the Elko County Commission meeting Wednesday, March 20 opposing gun control. Elko County GOP Chair Lee Hoffman was among the speakers offering support for the resolution favoring Elko County as a “2nd Amendment