Nevada

In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
In the West, climate action falters on the ballot
While climate-focused candidates won key races in the region, ballot initiatives to limit fossil fuels’ effects failed.
See what a tech production surge means for Tesla workers
See what a tech production surge means for Tesla workers
With few housing options in Storey County, Nevada, new employees are finding alternative living situations.
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Arizona delays the Colorado River drought agreement
Interests of a few dozen farmers are contributing to postponements in basin-wide plan.
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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