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Elko man convicted of murdering Spring Creek teen in 2020

ELKO, Nev.(AP) - An Elko County jury has found a 20-year-old man guilty of first-degree murder and sexual assault with a deadly weapon in the death of a 16-year-old Spring Creek girl two years ago. The Elko Daily Free Press reports the same jury will return to district court Monday...
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Felony and gross misdemeanor arrests

Troy B. Duncan, 33, of Spring Creek was arrested May 15, 2022, at Lamoille Highway and Metzler Road for felony driving under the influence. Bail: $20,000. Preston C. Gallegos, 32, of Clinton, Utah was arrested May 15, 2022, at Davis County Jail on a bench warrant. Bail: $10,000. Bonnie J....
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What's Happening Around Elko

ELKO – Ruby Mountain Pickleball Club is hosting a one0day free pickleball clinic June 10 and 11 at the Southside Park courts. Instructors are Kathy Schroeder and Dave Lewis. Beginners (never played before or barely played) will meet 10 a.m. to noon. Intermediate players (can hit the ball regularly but need to learn about strategy and positioning on the court) will meet 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Advanced signup is encouraged.
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Testimony continues in Elko murder trial

ELKO – Testimony continued Wednesday in the Bryce Dickey trial in Elko District Court, revealing a missing cellphone and alleged acts of violence in the defendant’s past. A phone belonging to Gabrielle “Britney” Ujlaky that was turned over to the Northern Nevada Cyber Center at the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office days after it was found smashed into the ground has disappeared, according to law enforcement.
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Man imprisoned on drug charges to be released

ELKO – A man imprisoned after police said they found heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in his vehicle is scheduled to be paroled in July. Elko Police Department officers were called to an auto parts store in April 2018 on a report of a shoplifter. Michael D. Overholser, 40, was stopped by police as he was leaving.
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‘1,200-year drought’ impacts Nevada big game quotas

Drought is having an impact on Nevada wildlife but there are some bright spots in Elko County. This year’s quotas “are reflective of a downtrend in wildlife populations statewide primarily due to long-term drought and habitat conversion or loss resulting from wildfires, urbanization, resource competition from wild horses, and more,” the nine-member state Board of Wildlife Commissioners announced after their May meeting.
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Home invasion suspect gets jail time

ELKO – A man arrested in January on a home invasion charge in Carlin has been sentenced to jail instead of prison. Thurman Robert McDole, 43, allegedly beat a man, threatened to throw a child through a wall, and broke back into the Hamilton Street home after leaving, according to police statements.
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COVID cases continue rising in Nevada

ELKO – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise statewide over the past week, at the same time Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that the emergency is officially over. Tracking of COVID cases has become more difficult with the increase in home testing. Virus levels have been monitored at the City of Elko’s sewage treatment plant, but recent data is not available due to supply chain issues.
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Firefighters help keep truckload of bees cool

ELKO – The truckload of stranded bees wasn’t on fire but its occupants were feeling the sting from warm afternoon temperatures. Elko County Fire Station 21 was requested to assist in keeping hives of honey bees cool on Tuesday. “The transport hauling the load had mechanical issues and...
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Jury reaches verdict in Dickey murder trial

ELKO – Jurors found Bryce Dickey guilty of murder in the first degree and sexual assault with a deadly weapon in the death of 16-year Gabrielle “Britney” Ujlaky two years ago. Jurors deliberated about four hours Thursday in Elko District Court before returning their verdict following closing...
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What's Happening Around Elko

ELKO – The Elko Community Orchestra will present their Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the auditorium of the Elko High School Performing Arts Center. Music will include dance music of the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as a world premiere of “Ongi Etorri” a Basque triptych. The concert will also feature TV and movie themes with oboe soloist Theodore Kern and violinist Annesa Ashcroft.
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Commentary: Mental health concerns with law enforcement, jail

First, I want to say how happy I am to see that Elko County is finally beginning to act on our Mental Health Crisis here in Northeastern Nevada. It is a refreshing drink of water to see that the NNRH, Vitality Center, and Nevada Health Center are all on board for improving services in rural Nevada.
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