Elko BLM District Public Affairs Officer Greg Deimel and Fire Prevention Specialist Clint Mothershed talked about fire safety, awareness and prevention while recreating on public lands. The iconic Smokey Bear fire prevention symbol marks 75 years on August 9th. The California Trail Interpretive Center is now open seven days a week and is offering numerous summer programs, events and activities.
Elko City Police Chief Tyler Trouten and County Sheriff Aitor Narvaiza discussed enforcement issues surrounding an extended closure of non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pair also underscored the need for support of those with mental illness and emphasized social distancing and good hygiene practices. Chief Trouten urged OHV safety in city limits. Sheriff Narvaiza described efforts to identify a homicide victim from the 1990’s, Shaftner Jane. Broadcast Date: 4-30-2020