BLM gathers and returns mule to family

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — During Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse gathers, every once in a while horses are brought in that are not so wild, sometimes branded, and sometimes not even a horse.  This was the case last Monday when a skinny black mule was brought in during the BLM’s Carson […]

Prescribed fire operations begin tomorrow near Emerald Bay

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations on the north end of Emerald Bay tomorrow, February 2, 2012.  Operations may continue through the week, weather permitting. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area.  Smoke may be visible on Hwy 89 North.  The Forest Service […]

BLM releases environmental assessment on fiber optic line in Elko

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BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Right-of-Way (ROW) for an underground fiber optic line in Northwestern Elko County is now available for public review until March 1. The line will be constructed, operated and maintained by Rural Telephone Company […]

New Comstock Wind Energy project cancelled

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office, in cooperation with Great Basin Wind LLC (GBW), has cancelled the proposed New Comstock Wind Energy Project.  GBW submitted a Type III right-of-way application to construct and operate a wind energy facility north of Carson City […]

Lane closures planned for Lakeside Drive tomorrow due to Caughlin Fire restoration

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Restoration work due to damage in the Windy Hill area from the Caughlin Fire will bring lane closures to Lakeside drive on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Beginning tomorrow morning, Lakeside Drive will have only one lane in operation from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. and flaggers will be directing traffic. Motorists […]

BLM and Forest Service announce 2012 grazing fee

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BLM NEWS RELEASE The Federal grazing fee for 2012 will be $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) for public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and $1.35 per head month (HM) for lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.   The 2012 fee is the same as last year’s. An AUM or HM – […]

BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Councils

BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public nominations for fifteen open positions on its three Nevada Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the agency on public land issues. The BLM will accept nominations until March 12, 2012. The BLM’s Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in […]

Estate and farm transition planning workshops in Reno

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Extension are co-sponsoring a four-day workshop titled “Estate and Farm Transition Planning” Feb. 14-15 and March 12-13 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East Second St. Workshops are intended for owners, operators and successors of farming and ranching operations who are planning to transition […]

Free radon test kits available through Jan. 31

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UNCE NEWS RELEASE Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas present in many homes and buildings, yet few people know about the health risk or have tested their homes for it.  It is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer caused […]

Winter driving conditions create increased need for properly installed child seats

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall in the Truckee Meadows, roads become wet, icy and dangerous. Drivers with child passengers must pay particular close attention to the driving obstacles winter weather presents. Unfortunately, three out of four child car seats have been incorrectly installed, making it even more […]

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