“Zero Suicides Elko County,” facilitator Lynette Vega and Elko Central Dispatch 9-1-1 operator Colleen Piacitelli talked about heightening awareness for the prevention of suicide. Elko county has experienced a surge in suicide deaths of people of all ages in recent months. Intervention is a community effort with ongoing collaboration, more state participation and allocation of resources.
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