Elko Redevelopment Agency officials are considering a request to partner in paving a downtown casino parking lot to include lighting and landscaping. The governing board is also considering a funding request for the Elko Mural Expo coming in September. The Elko City Council is considering appointing Elko Police Captain Tyler Trouten to the job of Chief with the announcement of Chief Ben Reed’s retirement this fall. If approved, the appointment would take effect November of 2019. Mayor Reece Keener hosted Lt. Mike Palhegyi to discuss several issues including the latest on the city plan to allow OHV use on designated routes in city limits.
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