Oct. 27, 2021
Today, Attorney General Aaron D. Ford met with local leaders in Elko County on
the second day of his four-day long tour of the state’s rural areas.
The tour, which began
early Tuesday morning in Fallon, 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 time out of their schedule to meet with our
group today,” said AG Ford. “Elko County is one of our
state’s most beautiful areas, and is brimming with cultural and natural beauty.
My staff and I had a productive day hearing from leadership in these
In Elko, AG Ford met
with city and county officials including Mayor Reece Keener, Police Chief Ty
Trouten and County Commissioners Delmo Andreozzi, Jon Karr and Rex Steninger to
discuss how the Office of the Attorney General could be of assistance in both
the city and county of Elko.
Afterwards, the AG and
staff toured Friends of Service Helping (FISH), an Elko-based food bank, soup
kitchen and community service center providing invaluable services to the
“I was blown away by
the work that FISH is doing to help the community of Elko,” said AG Ford. “Every time my staff and
I turned a corner in their facility, there was an example of a new service they
had prepared for those in need. I’d like to thank the center for having us.”
Secret Pass Ranch
Ford and staff then left the city of Elko to tour the Secret Pass Ranch in
rural Elko County. The ranch, operated by the Sorensen family since the 1950s,
operates on a “regenerative” philosophy.
Sorenson, the ranch’s current owner, explained to the AG and staff how he and
his family work to ensure they are protecting their ranch and the surrounding
of their strategy includes working with the state’s Conservation Credit System
to protect habitat for the greater sage-grouse. Many environmentalists have
expressed concern that the greater sage-grouse could be in danger due to
ongoing habitat loss.
work that the Sorensens are doing on their beautiful ranch is an excellent
example of how Nevadans can work the land while taking steps to protect the
surrounding environment,” said AG Ford. “The
tour of their ranch was extremely informative, and I’d like to express my
thanks to the Sorensen family for having us on their land.”
In West Wendover, AG
Ford met with officials including Mayor Daniel Corona, Council Members Jasie
Holm and Kathy Durham and West Wendover Police Lieutenant Brad Hillaker. The
group discussed ongoing needs in West Wendover and how the Office of the
Attorney General could offer any assistance.