What's Happening Today, April 8, 2013

2013-04-08T11:11:00Z What's Happening Today, April 8, 2013 Elko Daily Free Press
April 08, 2013 11:11 am

Elko-area residents woke up to snow and sub-freezing wind chills from a wintry storm that moved in overnight. Wind advisories remained in effect, with the worst conditions extending all the way from Wells to Death Valley.

University students from across Nevada are attending a Nevada Assembly Education Committee meeting today to lobby for the addition of a student regent position on the Board of Regents.

The Elko Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee meets at noon today at Gold Dust West to discuss legislative business. The public is welcome to attend the no-host lunch.

A Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 29 percent of Americans think it is at least somewhat likely that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon to attack the United States.

Forty-one people were booked into the Elko County Jail over the weekend.

Protect Mustangs, a California-based conservation group, is awaiting a response from the Bureau of Land Management to its call for the agency to put a freeze on roundups and return all wild horses and burros to herd management areas. The group cited the current federal economic instability as putting captive animals at risk.

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