October 27, 2021
Today, Attorney General Aaron D. Ford met with local leaders in Churchill,
Pershing, Humboldt and Lander Counties on the first day of his four-day long
tour of the state’s rural areas.
The tour, which
began in Fallon early Tuesday morning, will culminate in the Attorney General’s
participation in the Nevada Day parade in Carson City on Saturday, Oct. 30.
want to thank everyone that took the time to meet with me today,” saidAG Ford. “Our state is vast, and the needs of each community can
differ in so many ways. We need to work with leadership in our rural areas in
order to help meet those needs, and it was important to me that our office take
this tour to be the best allies we can to our rural communities.”
In Fallon, AG
Ford met with military leadership at Naval Air Station Fallon, home of the
Navy’s premier integrated strike warfare
training facilities and the famous TOPGUN school. While there, AG Ford and
office staff were given a tour where they learned about the history of the base
and plans for its future.
recommend watching the naval flight exercises at Naval Air Station Fallon if
you get a chance,” said AG Ford. “The
base is such an important part of our state’s history, and serves as a vital
asset to our nation’s military. I’d like to thank base leadership for having
In Lovelock, AG
Ford met with Pershing County District Attorney Bryce Shields and Pershing
County Sheriff Jerry Allen. Their meeting included discussions on criminal
justice issues important to Pershing County, including the opioid epidemic and
the state’s ongoing litigation efforts.
AG Ford met with local officials including County Commissioner Ken Tipton, Mayor
Richard Stone, Winnemucca Police Chief Dave Garrison and County Manager Dave
Mendiola for lunch at the historic Martin Hotel.
discussed criminal justice needs and trends in Humboldt County, and how the
Office of the Attorney General could best assist law enforcement and local
Mountain, AG Ford met with Commissioner Patsy Waits to discuss the needs of her
community before traveling to tour Marigold Mine, a site owned by Canadian
mining company SSR Mining.
The mine, which
stretches into both Lander and Humboldt Counties, has brought hundreds of jobs
into the Silver State’s rural areas. The mine is expected to remain in
production for years.
like to thank SSR Mining for the tour of such an important operation for our
state’s rural communities,” saidAG Ford. “This operation contributes
hundreds of good, well-paying jobs to our state’s rural areas, and is an
important economic driver for communities from Elko to Winnemucca.”