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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

May 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
The colony’s lands, including a 20-acre settlement of a few dozen people just outside Winnemucca, are at the heart of a decades-long fight involving the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the tribal council and colony residents.

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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

Community members at city council meeting
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

A photo of the sign next to the road entering Nye County.
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

October 18th, 2018 - 3:19pm
The Nevada Commission on Ethics fined embattled Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro $2,500 following an investigation into allegations that he used the sheriff’s office for child visitation on a day it wasn’t open.

End of the rainbow: The search for more gold deposits is on

August 7th, 2018 - 8:01pm
The search for gold in Nevada keeps its allure long after the 1849ers panned gold flecks from the Carson River. A gold discovery can catapult the finder into wealth while helping sustain community economies.

End of the rainbow II: Gold reserves in Nevada

August 7th, 2018 - 8:00pm
Commenting about the future of mining is like forecasting the weather, said Nevada Mining Association President Dana Bennett, because so many factors can affect the outcome.

End of the rainbow I: The future of gold mining in Nevada

August 7th, 2018 - 7:59pm
Nevada – where mining has existed before statehood — has witnessed these ups and downs over time but now is experiencing a rather rare phenomenon in the mining industry.

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

June 26th, 2018 - 7:57pm
The Tahoe Reno Industrial Center was already a thriving force in the Northern Nevada economy when Tesla selected TRIC as the location for its new battery factory in 2014.

EPA administrator visits Nevada silver-gold mine

February 9th, 2018 - 6:30am
LOVELOCK — An agency that encourages stewardship over prohibition is the Environmental Protection Agency that Administrator Scott Pruitt represented to the Nevada mining industry on Feb. 5.

Anaconda mine cleanup plan finalized, deferral agreement signed

February 9th, 2018 - 6:00am
WEED HEIGHTS — The Anaconda Copper Mine averted being listed as a Superfund national priority site as state and federal government representatives signed an agreement Feb. 5 to ensure cleanup in cooperation with site owner Atlantic Richfield Co.

Laxalt Visits Ely on Statewide Tour

November 10th, 2017 - 1:34pm
At a crowd inside the Hotel Nevada meeting room, Adam Laxalt announced what many already knew. The 39-year-old Republican Attorney General is running for Governor. Laxalt’s run for Governor...

Laxalt rallies supporters on rural tour

November 9th, 2017 - 2:32pm
It was boots on the ground, most of them in the rural parts of the state, that carried Adam Laxalt past Ross Miller in the race for attorney general in 2014. Monday, on the 18th stop of the “Laxalt 17,” Laxalt’s statewide tour that kicked off his...

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.

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