Nevada’s wild horse and burro population decreases, still 25,000 over AML

The number of wild horses and burros in Nevada has decreased since last year, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Department of Wildlife investigates possible wolf sighting in northeastern Nevada, north of Elko

ELKO COUNTY — On Sunday, March 17, a pilot with a helicopter capture crew contracted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), spotted three suspected wolves near Merritt Mountain, north of Elko, during a scheduled moose collaring project.

Judge approves payday loan petition, strikes down broader version

A Nevada judge on Friday struck down an initial effort seeking to end high-interest lending in the state but approved a narrower version

National April Safe Digging Month emphasizes safety on all dig projects

LAS VEGAS – National Safe Digging Month, observed annually in April when spring has sprung and peak digging season begins, is the perfect time to remind the public about the importance of calling 811 before beginning any digging project. Calling 811 and getting lines marked before you dig is free and can prevent avoidable damages to underground utility lines that can be dangerous for you and our communities.

Nevada's first big-game moose hunt will be tiny

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In what will be a tiny big-game hunt for some of the largest animals in North America, Nevada is planning its first-ever moose hunting season this fall. Wildlife managers say explosive growth in Nevada moose numbers over the past five years, increasing to a population of more than 100, justifies the handful of harvests planned.

Sam Brown ramps up national fundraising ahead of GOP Senate primary

Republican candidate Sam Brown, the front-runner to take on Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in November, has been accused by lower-polling opponents of being absent from the campaign trail.

Energy regulator nominees face Senate committee

President Joe Biden’s three nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission faced questions from a U.S. Senate committee Thursday, with senators probing their views on fossil fuels and climate policy, the reliability of the nation’s electric grid and gas delivery system and how to handle the pressing need for new electric transmission lines, among other topics.

How Nevada is about to become a leading boron producer

A modular trailer doubling as a post office sits in the middle of Dyer, across from a general store that is also a deli. The buildings are bisected by Highway 264, a narrow, two-lane affair. The town’s lone gas pumps stand guard outside the general store; a laundromat, also in a modular trailer, sits next to the post office. Abandoned for some time, tumbleweeds block the door.

Lt. Gov. Anthony undergoes record travel as he works to promote Nevada

One of the few enumerated responsibilities for Nevada’s lieutenant governor is to promote travel, serving as chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. In his first year in office, Lt. Gov. Stavros Anthony went to new lengths to achieve that goal. From domestic trips to Washington, D.C., and Iowa, to international travels to Germany and Mexico, to frequent reimbursements for personal vehicle use, Anthony’s expenses in his first year as lieutenant governor contributed to his office recording its largest travel budget in its history.

More willing water rights sellers in NV than money, say water regulators

Landowners in Nevada have been more than willing to surrender their groundwater rights in exchange for cash payments thanks to a water conservation program financed by the federal government, said state water regulators — but time and money are running out.

NGM receives $95 million for solar project

Nevada Gold Mines has been awarded $95 million in federal funding to develop a solar photovoltaic and battery storage system at three of its active mines, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday. Nevada Gold Mines will develop the system across mines in Elko, Humboldt and Eureka counties. It is expected to create up to 300 construction jobs, eliminate up to 3.5 million tons of emissions from mining operations and could demonstrate how the mining industry could reach net-zero emissions, according to the government.

State employee health insurance rates set to increase

State employees and retirees could see health insurance rate hikes ranging from 15 percent to more than 50 percent in 2024, according to Thursday’s Public Employees’ Benefits Program (PEBP) board meeting documents.

Safe Haven in need of supplies for animals

Nestled in the heart of mountains southwest of Winnemucca is a sanctuary that houses bears, lions and foxes, among other residents. The Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for rescued animals, is in urgent need of supplies that help support its vast array of four-legged creatures (and sometimes winged).

BLM seeks comment for the Robertson Mine Project in Nevada

BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from Nevada Gold Mines, LLC to construct, operate, and eventually close and reclaim the proposed Robertson Mine Project on approximately 5,990 acres in Lander County. A Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will publish in tomorrow’s Federal Register and begin a 45-day public comment period.

Governor selects new director of NDVS

CARSON CITY — A career officer with the Nevada Army National Guard was named Monday as the newest director of the Nevada Department of Veterans Services. Col. Mary Devine of Reno succeeds Fred Wagar, who left his post in January. She recently served as chief of staff for Maj. Gen. Ondra Berry, the state’s adjutant general.