Elko County Commissioner Cliff Eklund discussed agenda items in advance of the regular meeting to include a proposal to enjoin neighboring rural counties in a lawsuit over lawmaker resolutions to increase mining taxes. Eklund also acknowledged governing board concern that rural counties could make up a China Springs Youth Detention facility budget shortfall after a 3-million-dollar state budget cut. Sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czgledi was a guest of Eklund to talk about late developments in identifying Shafter Jane, a woman whose body was found near Wendover in 1993. Czgledi also described efforts to locate a missing Las Vegas man whose abandoned car was found in early January.
Elko Area Chamber CEO Billie Crapo announced planning is underway for several special events to resume in response to the Governor’s easing of certain COVID-19 related restrictions on crowd size. The Chamber Home Show and Business Expo is set for May, the Elko Convention and Visitor’s Authority Elko Mining Expo is anticipated to resume in June. Crapo also introduced guests from the Chamber Business After Hours event, hosts from Iron Woman Mining Services, Susie Lanners and Carl