June 20, 2023
Gov. Joe Lombardo signs AB519, a bill that provides almost $65 million for a new school on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, surrounded by Owyhee residents, legislators and educators on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 in Carson City.
Owyhee residents traveled more than 400 miles to attend the signing of AB519, a bill that provides almost $65 million for a new school on tribal land and requires Elko County to apply more property tax revenue to school buildings. Gov. Joe Lombardo was accompanied by Chairman Brian Mason of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Nevada Indian Commission Executive Director Stacey Montooth and Owyhee Combined Schools Vice Principal Lynn Manning-John during the bill's ceremonial signing in front of the Nevada Capitol on Tuesday afternoon.