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Controlling Invasive Plants in Fall and Early Winter

Fall is an excellent time to control invasive weeds with herbicides. Fall applications can often provide equal or better weed control compared to spring or summer herbicide applications; however, success or failure will depend on: 1) the target weed species, 2) herbicide being applied, 3) growing conditions, and 4) soil residual properties of the herbicide.

Fall in Central and Northern Nevada's Great Basin with a Celestial Bonus

As summer gracefully hands over the reins to autumn, central and northern Nevada's Great Basin undergoes a breathtaking transformation. This unique region, known for its rugged beauty, experiences an enchanting display of seasonal change. And this year, nature is offering an extraordinary celestial bonus—a "Ring of Fire" total solar eclipse. In the midst of this transition, the California Trail Interpretive Center in Elko, NV, is hosting a celestial watch party for this rare event, adding a touch of magic to an already mesmerizing season.

Nevada officials rebooting failed HR, financial system upgrade; approve $90M contract

Nevada officials have taken the first steps to relaunch a massive human resources and finance system replacement project, nearly six months after the prior effort was canceled following years of delays and dysfunction. The state Board of Examiners — a three-member panel made up of the governor, attorney general and secretary of state — approved the $90 million contract Tuesday with CGI Technologies, a Canadian IT consulting firm, to lead the integration of the new system.

BLM issues leases for Amargosa Valley Solar Energy Zone parcels in Nevada

RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has issued two new leases in the Amargosa Valley Solar Energy Zone in Nevada, which will allow the leaseholder to proceed with next steps in the development of utility-scale solar energy. In June, BLM auctioned four parcels across 23,675 acres in the Amargosa desert. This highestyielding onshore renewable energy auction in agency history resulted in $105.15 million in high bids, and in addition to identifying preferred applicants for two of the parcels, the auction also identified the provisional winners of the two leases being issued today.

NDOT receives $46 million in spending authority

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced that nearly $46 million in additional federal highway spending authority has been made available for Nevada state road and bridge projects through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) August Redistribution process.

Patient complains hospital bill not paid by hub

Consumers are using online bill payment hubs to go paperless and pay their bills. Hubs allow consumers to pay many of their bills from one central location, as well as store online all the related statements associated with those bills.

UNR will host evening of jazzy music and Shakespeare Sonnets with Basque performers

RENO, Nevada – The Center for Basque Studies and the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno have collaborated to host a magical evening of jazzy music and Shakespeare Sonnets with internationally acclaimed Basque performers, Joxan Goikoetxea and Olatz Prat.

Feds break ground on fish passage at Pyramid Lake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe broke ground on a fish passage project at Numana Dam, that will benefit the recovery of two federally listed species, the Lahontan cutthroat trout and Cui-ui sucker, in northern Nevada.

Amodei says impeachment inquiry into Biden is 'right step'

After House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over allegations of his son’s financial wrongdoings, Nevada’s lone congressional Republican Mark Amodei said he supports it. “I think an inquiry is the right step instead of, ‘Ope, we’re having hearings in front of the Judiciary Committee,’” he said Tuesday.

Department Of the Air Force Signs a Record of Decision for the Air-space Optimization for Readiness at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Environmental Impact Statement

On July 14, 2023, the Department of the Air Force (DAF) signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Airspace Optimization for Readiness at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Environmental Impact Statement.

NV congressman Titus wants Biden to use executive action for gun control

In an acknowledgment that gun control measures remain stuck in a divided Congress, Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV) penned a letter to President Joe Biden calling on his administration to pursue additional executive actions to implement gun control measures.

‘Ecologic catastrophe’ or ‘government gaslighting?’ Senator, activist debate wild horses

Many of the debates over Nevada’s wild horse population and management take place on social media. But on Thursday, Sen. Ira Hansen (R-Sparks) and Oregon-based animal rights activist Scott Beckstead took their debate over wild horses and their impacts on the Silver State off the internet and onto a debate stage in Elko County.

Fight fire with fire: Top Nevada Republicans reverse course, urge party to vote early or by mail in 2024

National and Nevada GOP leaders are launching a campaign for Republicans to vote early and by mail in the 2024 election, reversing course on a voting method former President Donald Trump lambasted as corrupt in 2020. In a Wednesday call with reporters, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDonald, Gov. Joe Lombardo, Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) and state party Chair Michael McDonald urged Republican voters to either vote early or vote by mail.

‘Scars on the playa’: Rushed exodus from Burning Man could have adverse environmental impacts

Burning Man is a spectacle every year. Attendees flock to Northern Nevada in outlandishly decorated vehicles, erecting elaborate art installations in a remote patch of desert in the Black Rock Desert. But this year’s event garnered international attention when nearly 70,000 attendees were trapped in the desert following a storm that created exceptionally muddy conditions, rendering travel on the Black Rock Playa — the ancient lakebed where the event is held — virtually impossible.

DeSantis super PAC calls Nevada GOP primary 'rigged' for Trump; other candidates shy away from state

The super PAC backing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign is calling the state Republican Party’s decision to hold a caucus as evidence that it has “rigged” the primary to ensure an early state victory for former President Donald Trump. The Nevada GOP plans to hold a party-sponsored presidential caucus on Feb. 8 — two days after the state-run presidential primary on Feb. 6. The state GOP has said it will award delegates to the winner of the caucus, and is asking candidates to not participate in the primary.

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