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 officials.
Elko County leaders are honing a final budget, anticipating change as a result of the Barrick Newmont joint venture now known as “Nevada Gold Mines,” and are anxious to learn how the region will be impacted by decisions made at the Nevada Legislature. Commissioner Delmo Andreozzi has identified mental health awareness and suicide prevention as priorities as the community navigates a growing