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 Arts and Culture Advisory Board Chairman Catherine Wines and Creative Director Eric Brooks of ArtspotReno.org talked about the first-ever Elko Mural Expo coming to downtown Elko September 25-29th with a kickoff party at the Western Folklife Center. More than 30 artists will create some 55 murals throughout the community during the event. Wines explains the goal is to generate support for the arts and create a “place and experience,” for residents and visitors in the downtown area. The collaboration will include local artists, civic support and business sponsorship. Find more online at