Elko County Could Get U.S. Land for Motocross Track

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ELKO, Nev. (AP) - Nevada's U.S. senators have jointly introduced legislation in Congress to promote the construction of a motor racing track in Elko County as well as new tribal housing.

The Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act would convey 275 acres of Bureau of Land Management Land to the county. The bill authored by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Dean Heller dictates it be used only to develop a racing area for motocross, stock cars, bicycles or off-road vehicles.

The measure also would direct the U.S. interior secretary to hold another 370 acres of BLM land in trust for the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians.

That parcel would be used for housing and cultural activities. The senators say it would help bolster tourism and job creation in northeast Nevada.