Guest Evi Buell is a tenured college English professor, Vice Chair of the Elko City Planning Commission and is transitioning. She talks about her experience in navigating physical, emotional and social complications in rural Nevada. The Elko County School Board is making adjustments to the Elko County School District Policy that applies to Gender Non-Conforming Students and while the policy addresses some aspects of gender discrimination it also defines “Gender” as “means a student’s biological sex assigned at birth.” The board has already been scrutinized by the ACLU for a previous policy that denied a middle school transgender student access to a male bathroom and locker room.
Elko Area Chamber CEO Billie Crapo introduced the new Membership Support Coordinator for the local business organization. Anthony Crosby is known for his online media feature, “Anthony Around Town,” to include stories and podcasts highlighting local people and their passions. The Chamber is also hosting the annual Home Show & Business Expo May 11th and 12th at the Elko Convention Center, and the agency is looking ahead to several spring and summer events to enhance networking and strengthen the business