Elko Mayor Reece Keener

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener hosts a weekly radio show on 95.9 KELK FM. The mayor reviews action taken by the Elko City Council and discusses upcoming and ongoing news and issues of interest to city residents. The mayor frequently hosts guests to include council members and city officials.

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Nevada National Guard – Nevadans Helping Nevadans

The Nevada National Guard is assisting statewide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Colonel Michael Brodallo talks about the Nevada National Guard mission and invites residents to explore careers, training and opportunities that come with service. The Battle Born Youth Challenge Center will launch in Elko County in the spring of 2021 to provide 150 young men and women with the motivation to succeed.

School Superintendent Discusses COVID-19

Dr. Michelle Robinson, Elko County Superintendent, discussed safety protocol and urged community members to continue health measures as COVID-19 numbers spike in Elko County. In addition to getting students and teachers back in classrooms, the district is preparing for budget cuts as the state deals with the economic crisis wrought by coronavirus closures. The district is also looking to fill vacancies in the district as experienced staff and faculty resigned over health

“Your Public Lands” – Bureau of Land Management Update

(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

Traditional Elko County Fair 2020 Postponed

(August 7, 2020) Elko County Commissioners hosted public discussion from an Elko County Fair Board representative to discuss the staging of the fair. Fair Board Chairman Tony Buzzetti is featured in this segment as the board listens to the latest developments and concerns as the county responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The archived county commission meeting can be heard in its entirety at the Elko County website elkocountynv.net. The last portion of the program includes discussion on the latest coronavirus numbers.

Elko County Update

(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

Elko City Update

(August 4, 2020) Elko City Mayor Reece Keener provided an update on Elko City News including the latest on broadband infrastructure improvements, restored air service at the Elko Regional Airport and detailing concerns about proposals to redirect net proceeds of mines

Elko District Court Department #1

Elko District Court Department #1 Judge Nancy Porter and law clerk, Angie Portel, visit in-studio about a variety of local topics. Portel was recently sworn as a member of the Nevada Bar Association after passing the Bar Exam on the first try. Elko judicial officials are getting ready to resume in-person courtroom

Police Chief & Sheriff Update

Elko City Police Chief Tyler Trouten and County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza discussed enforcement issues surrounding an extended closure of non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pair also underscored the need for support of those with mental illness and emphasized social distancing and good hygiene practices. Chief Trouten urged OHV safety in city limits. Sheriff Narvaiza described efforts to identify a homicide victim from the 1990’s, Shaftner Jane. Broadcast Date: 4-30-2020

Gwen Trice “The Logger’s Daughter” Visits Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Gwen Trice is the Executive Director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in southern Oregon. Maxville, a historic logging town, was one of the most culturally diverse Oregon towns of its time — with black and white southern transplants as well as Greek immigrants and white Oregonians. The story of Maxville details the role blacks played in American logging. The center seeks to preserve the rich history Maxville and other similar communities in the Pacific Northwest. Trice, a guest of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, talks about the center and the idea of “A Place For All People,” as a way to preserve culture and