Elko City Mayor Reece Keener hosted Elko City Planner Cathy Laughlin on “Elko, Live,” for an update on construction permits, planned retail and commercial growth as well as Redevelopment Agency projects for the downtown corridor. The pair also discussed the need to adopt 2018 Building Codes as well as an increase in complaints from residents about various code violations including nuisance properties in city neighborhoods.
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