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Candidates for Elko City Council are, top row: incumbent Mandy Simons and Gratton Miller; bottom row: Clair Morris and Rowena Smith.

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Candidates for two seats on the Elko City Council await the start of a live forum in the Elko City Hall City Council meeting room on Sept. 16. From left, Clair Morris, Rowena Smith, Gratton Miller and incumbent Mandy Simons. 

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Gratton Miller, who sits on the Elko Planning Commission, responds to a question during the city council candidate forum on Sept. 16. 

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Clair Morris, a former Elko police chief and Elko County undersheriff, participates in a candidate forum for candidates vying for two seats on the Elko City Council. 

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Elko City Councilwoman Mandy Simons listens to a question posed during the city council candidate forum on Sept. 16. Simons is running for her third term in office. 

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Rowena Smith, a registered nurse, answers a question during the Elko City Council forum on Sept. 16. Smith ran for city council in 2018, finishing third behind councilmen Chip Stone and Bill Hance. 

ELKO – How should Elko proceed with COVID-19 restrictions and a possible marijuana dispensary in city limits?

Those were among the questions fielded by four candidates for Elko City Council, vying for two seats up for election in November.

Incumbent Mandy Simons, along with Gratton Miller, Clair Morris and Rowena Smith, participated in the hour-long forum Wednesday evening, which included a wide range of topics on the future of Elko’s economic prospects tied to several areas,

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