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Las Vegas businessman Larry Mosley has been appointed director of the Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation.

He replaces Terry Johnson, who has decided to pursue a law degree at Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas.

Gov. Jim Gibbons said Johnson “is leaving DETR a better agency than he found it and I believe Larry Mosley will continue that tradition.”

He described Mosley as “a people person with outstanding organization and management skills proven during his three decades with IBM.”

Mosley has been interim director for the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the College of Southern Nevada for the past year and also served as CEO of the Clark County Urban League.

He holds a master’s degree in urban studies and a undergraduate degree in history.

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He takes over the position, which pays $120,000 a year, July 2.

Elko to get veterans outreach clinic

Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign have won approval for an outreach clinic to serve veterans living in the Elko area.

The clinic will provide primary medical care as well as mental health care two days each week in Elko, providing veterans in the area face-to-face care for the first time. At present, they must travel to Salt Lake City for most care.

“This new outreach facility will provide Elko and nearby veterans with better, more convenient access to medical services,” Ensign said. “This is the next step toward getting Elko a community-based outpatient clinic.”

He urged all area veterans to enroll in the system to help demonstrate the demand for services.

“This is a great step forward to ensure veterans both in an out of Elko County have the care they deserve,” Reid said. “If the current outreach clinic doesn’t meet veterans needs, I will continue working with the VA to make sure they fully understand what services are required for those who have defended our freedom.”

Rep. Dean Heller thanked Reid and ensign for their work in getting the outreach clinic.

“The veterans in and around Elko have been underserved for far too long,” he said.

VA data shows only a small number of the veterans living in northeastern Nevada are using services of the VA because of the travel time to Salt Lake City.

Appeal Capitol Bureau