Severns Not a Candidate

David Severns, former candidate for Lincoln County Recorder/Auditor, has withdrawn from the race. His name will still appear on the Nov. 4 ballot because the decision was made after the ballots were printed.

County Continues Agreement with Clark County Coroner

The interlocal agreement between Lincoln County and the Clark County Coroner’s office was approved by County Commissioners Oct. 20. The contract for Medicolegal Death Investigations between the two entities has been in place for quite some time. It includes, but may not be limited to post-scene forensic investigative work consisting of autopsy, toxicology reports, DNA, and determinations as to the cause and manner of death.

Echo Canyon Campground Project Change Order OK’d

A change order for JNJ Engineering for work being done for the Echo Canyon Campground project was approved by Commissioners Oct. 20. The amount is for $1,730.70 and an additional 34 days to complete the project.

IMBA work starts in Caliente

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) began last week on the next stage for the mountain bike trail design process in Caliente. Patrick Kell, Southwest Regional Director for IMBA, gave report at last week’s Caliente City Council meeting Oct. 16. Kell spent time, “checking out the terrain,” he said, seeing different possibilities of the course trail. “The landscape is absolutely phenomenal,” Kell said, and the team coming in is impressed at the potential.

IMBA Trail Specialists Joey Klein and Chris Leman, along with Principal at Applied Trail Research Jeremy Wimpey, are in Caliente at the Shady Motel through mostly the rest of October. They will be working on mapping the proposed routes in the field. The group gathered at the BLM Office in Caliente on Thursday to give more updates.

Nevada Bar Exam passed

Two lawyers from Lincoln County were just featured in the unofficial pass list for the July 2014 Nevada Bar Exam. The unofficial pass rate is 57 percent.

Congratulations to the County’s Assistant District Attorney Franklin Katschke and Dylan Frehner’s new hire, Shain Manuele.
Chief Justice Gibbons advised that some of the named individuals may have further requirements to satisfy before they can be admitted.