Two earlier meetings to appoint new board members were abandoned
The crisis call line’s use jumped, with 1,168 calls this year so far and up 70% going into the fourth quarter.
ELKO – Another school board meeting has been canceled, this time about three hours before it started due to threats toward board members.
ELKO – People could fish, picnic, hike and learn about nature at a pond project that is in the budding stage now with the Nevada Department of Wildlife leading the effort and support from the City of Elko and companies.
ELKO – Critics of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s executive order creating a Nevada Habitat Conservation Framework say there already are plans and programs in place covering what he ordered, and they question the need for the Nevada Department of Wildlife to set up the framework.
ELKO – Beginning on Christmas Elko’s fire chief will be Jack Snyder, the current deputy chief under Matt Griego, who is retiring on Dec. 24 after 29 years in firefighting and 10 years as Elko chief.
Elko Relator Bert Gurr, who announced his candidacy for the state Assembly on Oct. 12, discusses rural issues he plans to consider if elected, including mining and gaming taxes, safety on rural roads, and health care.
Candidate for District 33 State Assembly and local realtor Bert Gurr discusses rural Nevada's position among the urban-controlled state government in an interview with the Elko Daily Free Press on Oct. 12, 2021.
Trustees Teresa Dastrup and Ira Wines had been scheduled to appoint five board members
ELKO – Campaign 2022 officially kicked off Tuesday in Elko when a longtime real estate agent announced he would file to run for the Nevada Assembly seat currently held by John Ellison.
ELKO – A Wells-area parent announced he would take his unmasked children to school Tuesday in protest of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mask mandate, then postponed his plan after one of the “concerned parties” involved came down with COVID-19.
Susan Neal, an applicant for the Elko County School Board’s District 1 seat, has lived in Elko County for 37 years and retired from the school district after 28 years.
“People know it’s now or never. If we don’t step up now, there will be no state. There will be country to save.”
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ELKO – Elko Fire Department will be receiving a ladder truck to replace its 1990 model, but the truck will be used rather than new like the department originally hoped to acquire.
REACH Air is interested in leasing the land as part of its plan to build a $1 million super base for its fixed wing and rotary wing air ambulances.
Nevada's primary election is less than nine months away
ELKO – Numerous public offices will be on the ballot in Elko County next year, including two county commission seats and five positions on the school board.
ELKO – Revised rules are going into effect for Elko’s Humanitarian Campground to improve the site by limiting tent sizes and doing away with tarps that extend over piles of stuff the campers collect.
ELKO – Now may be the time to resurrect the COVID-19 hotline, Elko County Manager Amanda Osborne said Wednesday as county commissioners talked about the need for answers about what to do if a person has COVID-19.
“We need something to show this town – especially the downtown – how bad it’s dying … it’s just falling apart.”
The council heard about the needs for water and sewer expansion for future home development, for more behavioral health care, for a childcare center, to expand the Family Resource Center, and the needs of the Igloo and Western Folklife Center
“Although we have received two specific proposals for the Boys & Girls Club and Nevada Health Centers, we have received lots of inquiries from various nonprofits”
ELKO – Elko County Commissioners dropped their plan for an ordinance prohibiting door-to-door solicitations that could block COVID-19 vaccine surveys after Chief Civil Deputy District Attorney Rand Greenburg said it would be unconstitutional.
“We do many of the things a town would typically do”
Watch the discussion with Nevada Treasurer Zach Conine on Wednesday night from the Elko Convention Center. (Local comments begin at 08:10)