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 anonymously.
Nevada Office of Traffic Safety PIO Andrew Bennett was a guest on “Elko, Live!” and discussed a variety of subjects related to safe driving on Nevada highways and roadways. The Zero Fatalities Program is a statewide initiative to preserve driver and pedestrian lives. The goal is to raise awareness and emphasize that most fatal accidents are avoidable. From buckling up to avoiding distractions, it’s also important to slow down and plan ahead in inclement weather. Bennett offered several tips for safe driving during the