Elko City Mayor Reece Keener described the sprawling Osino compound where authorities uncovered a cockfighting operation and recovered nearly 9-pounds of meth, cash and guns. The mayor also talked about lawmaker support for an air service development bill that if approved would connect Elko flights between Reno and Las Vegas. The city is hosting budget talks, launched swimming pool repairs and is getting ready for the region wide Clean Up Green Up day that offers free landfill to participants.
Elko County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza and City Police Chief Ben Reed discuss ongoing and emerging topics in local law enforcement in their monthly update on “Elko, Live.” Issues this month include legislative news, courthouse security, flooding concerns and school safety. Officials are also concerned about mental health and suicide rates – there have been 16 suicides in Elko County YTD. Law enforcement encourage students to continue to use the statewide reporting website and mobile app SafeVoice.org to report information