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Elko Daily welcomes new publisher

TWIN FALLS - Lee Enterprises announced March 21 that Kevin Kampman will be the new publisher of the Elko Daily Free Press and Times-News in Idaho. "I'm anxious to see Elko because I've never seen a mining community like that," he said. "In a town like Elko, my thought is that you play a very critica

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 22:45:00

Minor flooding possible Thursday and Friday in northeastern Nevada

ELKO -- Increased stream flows and minor overland flooding is possible across northeastern Nevada Thursday and Friday, according to a notice posted by the National Weather Service "A large and wet storm system will impact northern and central Nevada through Friday. Significant valley rain, mountain

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 16:24:00

What's Happening Around Elko

ELKO -- The Elko County Democratic Central Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital classroom, off the cafeteria. New members are welcome. Call 775-530-0165 for more information, email elkodems@gmail.com or visit www.elkodems.org. Teen Fl


Water company announces consumer hearing, details rate decrease

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. SPRING CREEK - Spring Creek water customers will have an opportunity to meet with representatives of Great Basin Water Co. and the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada at a consumer hearing 6 p.m. April 5 at the Spring Creek High School gymnasium. A not

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 13:00:00

No Taillights Turns Up Pot in Elko County, Man Arrested

ELKO, Nevada (KLIX) A man is behind bars facing several charges after being stopped for driving a northeastern Nevada stretch of interstate without taillights early Tuesday morning. According to the Elko County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled over a vehicle headed east on Interstate 80 without the


School board accepts Jeff Zander's resignation, launches search

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. ELKO - After a 30-year career with the Elko County School District, Superintendent Jeff Zander is retiring effective June 30. Zander's resignation was unanimously accepted by the Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on March 13, which was follo

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 02:00:00

Traffic stop leads to duffle bag full of pot

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. The Elko County Sheriff's Office provided the media with this photo of a duffel bag filled with three pounds of marijuana. ELKO - Inoperative taillights on a vehicle on Interstate 80 attracted the attention of law enforcement early Tuesday morning, and t

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:00:00

Editorial: Competition stacks up for Elko election

Local candidates are "off to the races" this week after the filing period for the 2018 election ended on Friday. The prospect of public service does not draw as many candidates in rural Nevada as it does in more populated parts of the state. Still, several candidates came forward to give voters a ch


Library Book Fair 2018 underway

ELKO -- Young book lovers and their parents will enjoy Elko County Library's semi-annual Book Fair this month. The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Book Fair on March 29, hosting games with prizes for kids during the Spring Eggstravaganza. Youth Service Librarian Holly Whittle said, "The Boo

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 16:30:00

Two races for Elko County school board

ELKO - Two races for Elko County School Board are contested this election. Districts 1 and 6 each have two candidates. In District 1, incumbent Stacie Phillips defends her seat after Brian Zeiszler also filed for election. Phillips joined the board in fall 2017, filling the vacancy left by trustee D

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Oppenhein arrested on robbery charge

ELKO - A Spring Creek man was arrested Friday on a robbery charge after allegedly cashing out another man's slot machine balance. Justin Oppenhein, 28, approached an apparent acquaintance who was playing a slot machine at Stockmen's Casino at 4:43 a.m. Thursday, according to Elko Police Lt. Mike Pal


Polaris, Spring Creek donate ATVs to local groups

SPRING CREEK - Three organizations received Polaris off-road vehicles courtesy of the Spring Creek Association. A runner-up in the Ranger Country USA promotion by Polaris, Spring Creek received three ATVs and donated them to the Elko County Sheriff's Department, the Elko County Fire Protection Distr

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 23:30:00

Spring arrives Tuesday, snow in forecast for weekend

ELKO - Spring arrives Tuesday along with seasonable temperatures - but the first week of it will include rain, snow and chilly weather. The National Weather Service is calling for highs in the 50s Tuesday through Thursday before they tumble back into the lower 40s for the weekend. There is a 30 perc


Town hall: More funding, resources needed to protect schoolchildren

ELKO - Funding for more police officers, teacher resources and a better 911 system to fully equip schools in case of an active shooter emergency were some of the needs that emerged in a town hall meeting March 14, addressing whether teachers need to be armed in the classroom to prevent a mass shooti


Soroptimists plan 'Dream It, Be It' event

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Nevada Mining Association President Dana Bennett speaks with high school girls at the 2017 Soroptimist International of Elko Dream It, Be It career seminar. Bennett gave a presentation on the history of women in mining. ELKO -- Soroptimist International


Editorial: Keep the Elko area evolving into the future

We live in a fast-changing world, so it's no surprise to see venerable institutions evolving beyond their traditional borders. A few examples are the Elko County School District's STEM Fair, the Boys and Girls Clubs' proposal for a joint community center in Spring Creek, and the City of Elko's expan


Liker files as fifth city council candidate

ELKO - Elko attorney Tony "Baloney" Liker put his name on the ballot for city council, filing for election March 16. "I have three campaign promises," said Liker, who joked with city staff and reporters that his middle name is "Baloney." He said he would advocate for a pay raise for police officers.


Editor's Web: Let's keep lower life forms in their place

Who let the cats out? The Western Governors Association this week released its first-ever list of the Top 50 Invasive Species, and the lowly house cat is on it. "They have huge impacts to native bird species," Bill Whitacre, the WGA's policy adviser for public lands and agriculture, told The Associa


Elko school officials unsure about plans for walkout

ELKO - Local school officials are not sure if students will participate in National Walkout Day at 10 a.m. March 14. The walkout is to be one month after the shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, when a gunman killed 17 students and staff members and


Elko students remember shooting victims in school walkout

ELKO - About 200 Elko High School students braved snowy conditions Wednesday morning to join other students across the country for National Walkout Day. Teens filed out of their classrooms just before 10 a.m., joining thousands of other students at high school and college campuses across the country