Elko City Mayor Reece Keener provides a weekly update of ongoing and emerging city issues. This week’s report included news from the latest Nevada Legislative session and impacts to local government. The mayor also detailed rising insurance costs of more than 9% and included the latest information from the city on efforts to collect delinquent transient lodging taxes from two local hotels. The mayor is also concerned about a new law lowering the threshold for prevailing wage that must be paid on public works construction.
Nevada Office of Traffic Safety PIO Andrew Bennett was a guest on “Elko, Live!” and discussed a variety of subjects related to safe driving on Nevada highways and roadways. The Zero Fatalities Program is a statewide initiative to preserve driver and pedestrian lives. The goal is to raise awareness and emphasize that most fatal accidents are avoidable. From buckling up to avoiding distractions, it’s also important to slow down and plan ahead in inclement weather. Bennett offered several tips for safe driving during the