Firefighters battle wildfire threatening some 100 Nevada homes

U.S. 07/16/19, 09:23

As Tropical Storm Barry continued its torrential rains over parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and other Southern states, a wildfire raged near Reno, a city in the northwest section of Nevada. Nevada state emergency officials said they are continuing to battle a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno ...

As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors

Business 05/29/19, 00:27

Anyone for steak and onion Kolsch? Or a macaroni and cheese pale ale?Those were among the flavors at the Strange Brew Festival in Reno, Nevada, this month, where competition for attention has intensified as craft beers have boomed.Brewers have always experimented, from the medieval Belgians who stirred sour cherries into ...

Lake Tahoe’s famed water gets clearer after all-time low

Science 05/24/19, 13:43

The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line.A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was visible at an average depth of 70.9 ...

NASA’s first-of-kind tests look to manage drone in cities

Tech 05/23/19, 13:44

NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight.Multiple drones took to the air at the same time above downtown Reno this week in a series ...

Jury deliberating fate of Nevada death row inmate

U.S. 05/16/19, 15:22

A jury began deliberating Thursday whether to reorder the execution of a three-time murderer who's been on Nevada's death row for 34 years.Defense lawyers told the jury in Reno that 67-year-old Tracy Petrocelli should spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole after a U.S. ...

New DNA evidence in 1982 cold case killing at Lake Tahoe

U.S. 05/07/19, 17:18

New DNA evidence has determined the woman whose body was found near a Lake Tahoe hiking trail in 1982 was murdered by a man who killed himself in jail a year later after confessing to three other murders in California, investigators said Tuesday.Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam announced he has ...

Update: Miss USA pageant cut to 15 contestants

Entertainment 05/02/19, 19:42

The Latest on the Miss USA pageant in Reno, Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:35 p.m.The field of 51 contestants at the Miss USA pageant has been cut to 15.FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers participates in the swimsuit and evening gown stage ...

Lawyers, nurses, soldier, ballerina compete for Miss USA

Entertainment 05/02/19, 13:05

The women who want to be crowned the next Miss USA on Thursday include a psychological operations expert in the Army reserves, a former NFL cheerleader working to become a surgical nurse and a lawyer who represents some prisoners for free. There's also an ex-professional ballerina who worked as a style ...

Update: O’Rourke might halt new drilling on US lands

U.S. 04/25/19, 19:01

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke campaigning in northern Nevada (all times local, PDT):5:00 p.m.Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke says he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.The Democratic presidential ...

Tahoe residents oppose new homes in path of wildfire danger

U.S. 04/25/19, 05:14

During her career as a flight attendant, Laura Haneveld had a checklist to remind her what to do in the event of a fire."The most important thing on an airplane is fire, whether you are on the ground or whether you are up in the air," Haneveld said. "I'm very ...

Rural Nevada creating a virtual presidential campaign trail

Politics 04/19/19, 11:50

Democrat Kimi Cole is tired of excuses from presidential candidates who say it's too expensive and time-consuming to visit areas of rural Nevada like her town of Minden, population 3,400. To get there from Washington, D.C., however, would likely mean at least a seven-hour, multi-stop flight to Reno, followed by an ...

Reno’s 1872 time capsule includes California Gold Rush lore

U.S. 04/16/19, 18:03

Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter's Mill where the discovery of gold sparked the California Gold Rush. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, leaders ...

Burning Man backers blast BLM’s proposed restrictions

Enviroment 04/09/19, 12:28

Nearly 200 Burning Man backers packed a casino meeting room mostly to complain about new conditions and restrictions the government wants to place on the counter-culture festival in the northern Nevada desert.Many of the critics at the Bureau of Land Management's public meeting on a draft environmental statement in Sparks ...

Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Basketball 04/07/19, 16:04

Arkansas hired Nevada's Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.The 54-year-old Musselman led a dramatic turnaround in Reno, leading the Wolf Pack to three NCAA Tournaments in four years after a nine-year absence. Nevada reached the Sweet 16 in 2018, but lost ...

South Carolina: Nevada push to move plutonium repeats risks

U.S. 04/05/19, 12:47

Nevada's demand for the U.S. government to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly trucked to a site north of Las Vegas last year contradicts its claim that moving radioactive material is dangerous, according to lawyers for South Carolina, where the shipment originated. South Carolina and the U.S. Energy Department filed their ...

Federal agency frets about terrorism threats at Burning Man

Entertainment 04/03/19, 13:35

Burning Man organizers say the U.S. government wants to place unreasonable conditions on a proposal to expand the counter-culture festival's capacity to 100,000, including stepped-up security searches and new perimeter barriers that land managers say would reduce vulnerability to acts of terrorism.Group leaders say the Bureau of Land Management's proposed ...

Update: Harris stumps in Nevada, says she’s a fighter

2022 Campaign 04/02/19, 16:51

The Latest on California Sen. Kamala Harris campaigning in northern Nevada for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination (all times local):2:25 p.m.California Sen. Kamala Harris says she's a fighter who can take back the White House in 2020, cut taxes for working-class Americans and give teachers their biggest pay raise in ...

Martin twins lead No. 17 Nevada over SDSU 83-51

Basketball 03/10/19, 02:24

Nevada honored its seniors in the Wolf Pack's final regular-season game — and the upperclassmen delivered an impressive victory.Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched a share of ...

New BLM Nevada director has 20 years with federal agencies

Football 03/04/19, 20:24

The new state director for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada has spent more than two decades working for federal land management agencies in Washington D.C. and the West.Jon Raby was officially sworn in Monday by Brian Steed, BLM's deputy director for policy.Raby has worked for the BLM ...

No. 12 Nevada beats in-state rival UNLV 89-73

Basketball 02/28/19, 02:54

The big three for No. 12 Nevada showed up in a big way Wednesday night.Caleb Martin scored 24 points, Cody Martin had a season-high 23 and the Wolf Pack cruised to an 89-73 victory against in-state rival UNLV.Jordan Caroline added 20 points and 12 rebounds for his 16th double-double this ...

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