In a small, rural school reside big hopes for Nevada’s Native students
January 11th, 2021 - 2:00am
Lance West returned home several years ago to serve as principal of Schurz Elementary School, which sits on the Walker River reservation. He has made it his mission to improve education for Native students. But the pandemic has added a new wrinkle to that quest.
Residents fear loss of homes during disputed clean-up effort at Winnemucca Indian Colony
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As COVID-19 creeps into rural life, small towns reckon with the pandemic's uncertainties
April 12th, 2020 - 2:00am
In Nevada’s sparsely populated communities, health and economic fears aren’t all that different from those in Reno or Las Vegas. But the coronavirus closures add an extra wrinkle to daily routines in places where many people know each other by name and rely on that tight-knit culture.
Ely City Council elects woman amid public pressure
October 5th, 2019 - 2:00am
Michelle Beecher is Ely’s newest city council member. Mayor Nathan Robertson had nominated Beecher, twice, in two consecutive meetings, first to replace Tony DeFeliz, who resigned September 12th, and again, after Sam Hanson’s resignation September 19th. The political road to get Beecher elected to the city council was a long and winding one.
State ethics board finds ‘credible evidence’ Nye County Commissioner, congressional candidate Leo Blundo violated ethics law
September 4th, 2019 - 1:15pm
A review panel for the Nevada Commission on Ethics released a determination Wednesday finding “credible evidence” that Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo — also a candidate for Congressional District 4 — violated state ethics rules governing the use of his position to seek favors and services for himself or his business.
Storey County sheriff fined $2,500 by state ethics board
End of the rainbow: The search for more gold deposits is on
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Titus sends letter asking feds to look into embattled Storey County sheriff
July 24th, 2018 - 1:55am
Democratic Rep. Dina Titus is requesting federal prosecutors look into claims of inappropriate sexual behavior by Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro, just weeks after the announcement by Attorney General Adam Laxalt that no criminal charges within the statute of limitations could be brought against the sheriff.
Judge grants injunction against smoking ban
June 26th, 2018 - 8:08pm
After an hour-long hearing on Tuesday, June 26, Clark County District Judge William Kephart granted a restraining order and preliminary injunction against a ballot initiative petition that would outlaw smoking in casinos, private apartments and townhomes, and other outdoor areas in Mesquite.
Mayor hopes Polaris can be catalyst for more industrial growth
EPA administrator visits Nevada silver-gold mine
Anaconda mine cleanup plan finalized, deferral agreement signed
Laxalt Visits Ely on Statewide Tour
Laxalt rallies supporters on rural tour
Attorney General kicks off rural campaign in Lovelock
November 6th, 2017 - 2:25am
After announcing his run for governor in Las Vegas, Adam Laxalt kicked off his rural campaign at the Temptations delicatessen in Lovelock. About 25 people, mostly Republicans, were there to greet him. Residents said they'll support the Attorney General for his efforts to assist the rural community.
“Laxalt 17” tour pauses in Winnemucca
November 6th, 2017 - 2:20am
The whirlwind “Laxalt 17” road tour snagged on a construction delay between Lovelock and Winnemucca, but Nevada Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt walked into the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca ready to greet the waiting crowd.
City of Mesquite set to sue Clark County School District
September 14th, 2017 - 11:57am
The Mesquite City Council unanimously approved a resolution at its Tuesday, Sept. 12, meeting requiring the city attorney to sue the Clark County School District for allegedly violating state law when the district intentionally reduced funding for the current school year, specifically at Virgin Valley Elementary School.