USDA designates two Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 2 counties in Nevada as primary natural disaster areas because of damage and losses caused by wildfires that occurred during the period of September 30, through October 5, 2011. Those two counties are Elko and Humboldt. In accordance with 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, […]

Governor’s mansion to go blue tonight

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – First Lady Kathleen Sandoval is pleased to join first ladies across the country in lighting the governor’s mansion blue this evening, March 21, in support of the “Light the Way” campaign, which helps spread awareness of recent revolutionary advances being made to empower individuals with Down syndrome. “Brian […]

ELKO: BLM completes Izzenhood prescribed fire

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ELKO – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office successfully completed a 1,200 acre prescribed fire within the 2011 Izzenhood fire area March 15, 2012. Working alongside fire crews from the Battle Mountain District and the U.S. Forest Service, the area was cleared of last year’s cheatgrass in preparation for upcoming herbicide treatment. A […]

Reid announces $950,000 grant for Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

HARRY REID NEWS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.- Sen. Harry Reid today announced a grant of $950,000 for infrastructure improvements and for the development of a commercial site at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Washoe County. The grant comes from the Economic Development Administration at the United States Department of Commerce. The funding will help create 128 […]

BLM Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council schedules 2012 meetings

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BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will meet with the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) three times in Nevada in 2012: April 19, in Elko; July 19-20, in Ely; and Sept. 20, in Battle Mountain.  All meetings are open to the public. The RAC advises and makes recommendations […]

TransparentNevada reviews how agencies respond to information requests

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SUBMITTED BY NPRI By Karen Gray It was legislation that would have lowered the major obstacle that Nevada citizens now regularly face whenever they seek to review state- and local-government records that, by law, are supposed to be public. AB 159 — introduced by Assemblyman Richard “Tick” Segerblom — would have, among other things, limited and reduced […]

Reno business consultant, civil rights leader, decorated veteran files for Assembly District 30

LAUREN SCOTT NEWS RELEASE Northern Nevada business consultant and community activist Lauren Scott has filed to run as a Republican candidate for Nevada’s Assembly District 30. Scott works as a consultant to government and private industry, focusing on business development and renewable energy issues. She is also the executive director of Equality Nevada and a […]

BLM seeks comment on Burning Man’s 5-year permit

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WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, is seeking comment on a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit for the 2012-2016 period.  The BLM will accept comments on the EA through April 16, 2012. Black Rock City LLC’s proposal for the 2012-2016 […]

ELKO: Volunteers needed to help plant sagebrush seedlings

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BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is partnering with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Muley’s in planting sagebrush seedlings to improve winter habitat for mule deer and other species in the 2011 Izzenhood burn area on Saturday, March 31. Volunteers are needed to help plant seedlings […]

Prescribed fire operations resume today in Angora fire area

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in the Angora fire area near Mule Deer Circle today, March 15, 2012.  Crews will be burning piles of logs left from the mechanical thinning operation last year.  Operations will continue through the end of the week and through the weekend, weather and conditions […]

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