Nevada State Parks Announces required day-use reservations at Sand Harbor State Park

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV. – The Nevada Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the implementation of a new day-use reservation system for vehicle entry at Sand Harbor State Park. This initiative aims to alleviate traffic congestion on Highway 28, assist with trip planning, and prevent overcrowding on the beach.

BLM seeks public input for the Dutch Flat Exploration Project in Nevada

WINNEMUCCA – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on the proposed Dutch Flat Exploration Project in Humboldt County. Osgood Mountains Gold, LLC, proposes to assess gold mining potential across more than 4,000 public and private acres by disturbing the surface of approximately 110 acres, with 76 of those acres on public lands.

BLM seeks public input on proposed expansion of the Colado Mine Project in Nevada

LOVELOCK – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to expand the Colado Mine Project in Pershing County. BLM has analyzed potential impacts from the proposed modification and expansion of the current 969-acre silica operation across an additional 1,811 public and private acres.

GBC students shine on spring semester Dean’s List

ELKO – Each semester thousands of students attend GBC courses, and each semester there are those students who go above and beyond to excel in their classes. This past Spring 2024 semester students with a declared major, a 3.5 to 4.0 grade point average, and confirmed enrollment for 12 or more credits are honored by inclusion on the Dean’s List.

Nevada Highway Patrol celebrates 75th anniversary

On July 1, the Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) marked its 75th anniversary, commemorating a legacy of dedicated service and unwavering commitment to the safety and security of Nevada’s roadways.

USDA partner University of Nevada, Reno targeted For technological innovation grant

CARSON CITY — The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), announced that the Nevada Lithium Batteries and Other EV Material Loop (“The Loop”) consortium led by the University of Nevada Reno, in the Carson City-Reno region was designated as one of the 31 inaugural Tech Hubs in regions across the country that show potential for rapid growth in key technology sectors.

Non-partisan CD-2 congressional candidate Kidd wants to add ‘processing’ to Nevada’s ‘lithium loop’

Nevada is experiencing a push for a self-contained “lithium loop,” where the Silver State would be home to all stages of the process of turning the “white gold” ore into electric batteries for cars and other uses. Nevada is well on its way to closing that loop but still has a way to go, said Greg Kidd, a non-partisan candidate for Nevada’s 2nd U.S. House District seat. The investor/entrepreneur, running in Nevada for the first time, would push the “lithium loop” concept in Washington D.C. if elected. “You’ve got both the start and the tail end of the dog there,” Kidd said recently on Nevada Newsmakers.

NV Energy implements emergency de-energization measures

NV Energy has implemented an additional safeguard to their wildfire safety measures. When an active wildfire moves too close to NV Energy equipment, an emergency de-energization of the power lines will take place. This process allows NV Energy to make the most effective decisions, avoid additional fire risk and protect first responders.

Traveling from Tahoe to Carson City in a day — by foot

As the crow flies, I was only several miles outside Carson City but I was miles from the closest trailhead. If I hadn’t studied the map so thoroughly before leaving the car, I wouldn’t have known how close I was to Nevada’s political wheelhouse. Spanning 9.8 miles between the Tahoe Rim Trail and Carson City’s popular Ash to Kings Trail, the Capital to Tahoe Trail was completed in 2023. It is the only non-motorized, single-track trail that connects Carson City and Lake Tahoe and, according to the Tahoe Fund, provides access to Tahoe trails without adding to the number of people and vehicles at busy Tahoe trailheads.

Abortion rights amendment qualifies for Nevada ballot

RENO (AP) — A ballot question to enshrine Nevada’s abortion rights in the state constitution has met all of the requirements to appear in front of voters in November, the Nevada Secretary of State’s office announced, and Democrats across the nation hope similar measures mobilize supporters on Election Day.

How Nevada is attempting to tackle the growing food insecurity crisis for seniors

With pandemic-era public benefits ending and high prices on groceries, officials are sounding the alarm about a growing number of Nevada seniors going hungry. CEO Beth Martino of food security nonprofit Three Square and Marie Baxter with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada said a reduction of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — or food stamp — benefits as well as inflation are contributing to the post-pandemic increase in food insecurity among the state’s older residents.

Nevada prepares to adapt as home insurance rates rise because of increased wildfire risk

From record heat in Las Vegas to fires burning 138 acres in Sparks, Nevadans statewide were reminded this month that summers are becoming longer and hotter. That reminder isn’t just in residents’ backyards like the smoke that rolls down the Sierras during August. It’s in their homes as well — more specifically, in their home insurance policies.

Nevada faces heightened wildfire potential this summer, state forester says

After wildfires in Nevada burned just 1,305 acres last year — the lowest in the state’s recorded history — forecasters fear dry conditions in the next couple months will make this year a much different story. With less precipitation than normal across much of the Great Basin in June, a prolonged heat wave, and fields of flammable grasses helped along by a wet spring, most of northern and western Nevada and portions of southern Nevada are at greater risk of widespread wildfires from July through August.

Burn ban in effect July 1

Due to drying vegetation, increasing daytime temperatures and some human-caused fires the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Western Nevada Agency; Bureau of Reclamation, California - Great Basin Region; Nevada Division of Forestry, Public Domain Allotments; and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Complex announce the implementation of fire restrictions on all lands under their jurisdiction effective Friday, June 21 and lasting until further notice.

Lake Tahoe full for first time since 2019

Lake Tahoe is full for the first time in five years. The lake has come within an inch of its maximum 6,229 feet, according to a U.S. Geological Survey gauge, and water officials are declaring it officially full.