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 City Mayor Reece Keener talked about the proposal for a Youth Challenge program for 16-18 dropout students to be hosted by the Nevada National Guard at the Nevada Readiness Center near Carlin. The 17-month program includes a residency and offers at-risk youth from across the state a chance to excel in a military and police academy environment while earning high school credits toward graduation. The mayor also spoke of threats to the local economy if a “hostile” stock takeover as proposed by Barrick North America of Newmont Gold holdings were successful. Keener favors competing companies to retain jobs and promote economic