Nevada

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles
In the midterms, public land access issues helped several candidates nab governorships.
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not
Rural areas can be hit hardest, but many small-town papers persevere.
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
How best to share the disappearing Colorado River
Seven Western states must rewrite the rules of the river and cut water use — before they bleed the critical artery dry.
The Latest Bounce
White Pine County, Nev., seeks federal help to fight Las Vegas groundwater grab; fired workers suddenly regain jobs at National Renewable Energy Laboratory; marijuana is Washington’s No. 8 agricultural product
Colorado River states reach landmark agreement
The seven states of the Colorado River Basin have come to a groundbreaking agreement that, among other things, will allow cities such as Las Vegas to lease water from out-of-state farms during times of drought
The Latest Bounce
Whistleblower Earle Dixon’s complaint denied; Colorado moose has chronic wasting disease; Colorado wind power gets cheaper than traditional electricity; court nixes BuRec’s 10-year Klamath River plan
Squeezing Water from a Stone
With only a tiny share of the Colorado River available to it, Las Vegas decides to get the water it needs from elsewhere in the state – underneath the rural high-desert Basin and Range country
'Sound science' in doubt at Yucca Mountain
Recently released e-mails show that federal employees falsified information about the safety of the proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev.
The life of an unsung Western water diplomat
Silver Fox of the Rockies by Daniel Tyler tells the story of Delphus E. Carpenter, who sought peaceful resolutions to Western water problems, and helped create the 1922 Colorado River Compact
Nevada desert to be sold for debt relief
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act is making money from auctioning off the Las Vegas valley desert – and the Bush administration would like to get its hands on that money
Follow-up
Greater sage grouse will not be listed under Endangered Species Act; cleanup of Nevada’s Yerington Mine is turned over to the EPA; wilderness supporters plan to reintroduce bills in new Congress
Follow-up
Judge puts stay on initiative to keep more nuclear waste from coming to Hanford Nuclear Reservation; Phoenix Mine expansion approved in Nevada; Western governors discuss reforming Endangered Species Act
On a lonely road, time rolls to a stop
The writer travels from New York to Nevada every year, just to stop on one of the state’s empty highways and listen to the endless desert silence
At Yucca Mountain, deadlines take precedence over science
The Bush administration is ignoring the warnings of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board created by Congress, and is racing ahead with its plans to store nuclear waste at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain
Heard Around the West
Hot tubs vs. wilderness; Grand Junction, Colo., vs. new logo; teenager survives spectacular snowmobile smash; Michael Jackson in Wal-mart; "For Christ’s sake go vegetarian"; and weakest excuse for speeding
Heard around the West
Nevada’s getting big; urbanite hunters and the NRA; knapweed-sniffing dog; His Royal Highness goes skiing in Jackson Hole; blatant bellybuttons at BYU; Astrolawn in California; reindeer meat
Leaving Las Vegas
Now that she’s left Las Vegas, the writer recalls the surrealistic city, and is haunted by the memory of the desert that surrounds it
Activists raise a stink over outhouse
In Nevada, the county-rights activists of the Jarbidge Shovel Brigade clash with the Forest Service over the cleanup of an outhouse on the closed South Canyon Road
Heard Around the West
Trouble at Burning Man; take your prostate to the County Fair; spotted knapweed kills its rivals; what happens to "liberated" mink; what to do when a bear attacks you; exploding pigs; "scratch ‘n’ sniff" for city folks
Former employees blow the whistle on Nevada mine
Two former employees say they were fired by Newmont Mining Corporation for blowing the whistle on pollution and other problems at the Lone Tree gold mine near Winnemucca, Nev
Rural ‘Water Warriors’ take on a water wrangler
Residents of Nevada’s Sandy Valley organized into the "Water Warriors" to fight Vidler Water Company’s plans to develop the valley’s water
Showdown on the Nevada range
The Sagebrush Rebellion smolders when the BLM impounds and tries to auction off cattle owned by ranchers Ben Colvin and Jack Vogt for refusing to pay for grazing allotments.
Nevada’s ugly tug-of-war
A writer tours the heart of the Sagebrush Rebellion - Elko County, Nev. - and talks to people on both sides of the struggle.
A one-man Sagebrush Rebellion
A one-man Sagebrush Rebellion
Rancher Cliven Bundy refuses to pay grazing fees to BLM.
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