Mayor Keener Hosts City Planner Cathy Laughlin

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.

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Your Public Lands – BLM Travel Management

Elko District BLM Public Affairs Officer Greg Deimel gave an update on the Charleston Travel Management Area open house this month. The Charleston TMA is more than 157-thousand-acres in size with some 389 miles of identified roads. The public is encouraged to participate in planning. Contact Melanie Peterson at (775) 753-0200. Deimel also talked about proposed oil and gas leasing, wildfire prevention and seasonal hiring for firefighters, and events at the California Trail Interpretive Center. Contact Deimel at

Sheriff Narvaiza and Police Captain Trouten

Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten and Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza gave an update on local law enforcement issues. The 2018 Elko Police Department Annual Report is out and shows severe crime is down from 2017. Sheriff Narvaiza talked about staffing issues and jail overcrowding, courthouse security and supporting the NDI Drug Task Force. Lamoille Summit access is also an issue for both city police and sheriff’s

Spring Creek Association Update – President Jessie Bahr

Spring Creek Association President and General Manager Jessie Bahr discussed a variety of issues unique to the property owners group including plans by Great Basin Water to update infrastructure, the future of natural gas service to the sprawling community (there are two proposals, including one from a co-op) and progress on improving internet service. Spring Creek residents are concerned about road conditions, animal control, roaming deer and emergency medical service. The SCA is also working with a small business group to expand retail and other services; and collaborating with officials on creating a secondary

Mayor Keener Hosts City Update

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

NDOW Outdoor Update

Nevada Department of Wildlife Conservation Educator Joe Doucette talked about the upcoming Elko Sportsman’s Expo set for March 2-3 at the Elko Conference Center with free admission and dozens of vendors showcasing the latest in outdoor gear and services. There are also educational activities for families with children. Apply for big game tags beginning March 18, reseeding and conservation efforts are underway and register now for the “Sage Grouse Experience” hosted by the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group in

Elko Area Chamber of Commerce Update

Elko Area Chamber staff members Emily Anderson and Meghan Micheli promoted upcoming events and encouraged chamber membership. The chamber serves Elko, Spring Creek, Carlin and Lamoille. The organization is soliciting participants for the 2019 Home & Business Expo set for May 11th & 12th. Call 775-738-7135 or email

Elko County Update: Andreozzi & Steninger

Elko County Commissioners Delmo Andreozzi and Rex Steninger preview the February 20 meeting. Commissioners discuss several issues to include: a resolution calling for reform of the federal Equal Access to Justice Act, an update from the Elko County Fair Board, and a preview of the budget meeting in which CASA is requesting funding; and the public defender’s office urges commissioners to fill a

Mayor Keener Hosts City Update

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener recaps February 12 city council meeting with a preview of upcoming issues to include: developing broadband technology, proposed Nevada National Guard Youth Challenge Program and discussion of Southside Flood

Barrick Donates $345,000 UNR

Barrick Corporate Social Responsibility Director Rebecca Darling talks about the company commitment to invest in higher education, workforce development and conservation through philanthropy. Elko High graduate Zach Zastoupil is also featured discussing his education, internship and career as a mining engineer and how Barrick helped to achieve his