Elko Mayor Hosts City Update 02/16/21

Elko City Mayor Reece Keener highlighted downtown improvements including enhanced street and parking lot lighting in collaboration with NV Energy. The mayor also discussed development plans for additional housing at the Tower Subdivision along Lamoille Highway near the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital. Significant infrastructure is needed in the area including an additional water tank and road improvements. Mayor Keener also underscored the opening of the Nevada Youth Challenge facility at the site of the former UNR Fire Science Academy.

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