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Top Nevada water official begins key Vegas pipeline hearings

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:50:01 GMT

Nevada's top state water official begins two weeks of hearings Monday on a crucial question in a plan for Las Vegas to drill drinking water wells beneath arid rural valleys just west of the Nevada-Utah state line. State Engineer Jason King in Carson City has to decide - again - if pumping will irreparably harm basins serving farmers, Indian tribes, a Mormon church ranch and the counties of White Pine in Nevada and Millard and Juab in Utah.

Coming Soon to Nevada: Pot Lounges?

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:41:39 GMT

Few industries have had investors seeing green over the past year like legal marijuana. According to a recently released report by Marijuana Business Daily entitled "Marijuana Business Factbook 2017," the legal weed market in the U.S. could grow by about 30% in 2017 and by a cumulative 300% between 2016 and 2021 to more than $17 billion.

GLVAR Announces Newly Elected Officers and Board Members for 2018

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:07:36 GMT

The Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORSA announced the results of its annual election of officers and board members, with local REALTORSA Christopher Bishop serving as 2018 president and Janet Carpenter serving as 2018 president-elect.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Announces Scholarship For First-Generation Students

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:51:14 GMT

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto released the following statement announcing an intern scholarship program for first-generation college students. The scholarship is for students applying for internships at her offices in both Nevada and Washington, DC.

Affordable Workforce Housing Coming To Dayton

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:46:24 GMT

Housing and rent prices continue to climb in northern Nevada, as the economy and the population grow, creating a higher demand for affordable housing. The Nevada Rural Housing Authority and Chicanos Por La Causa, a nonprofit corporation, are teaming up to build a 125 units in Dayton that will give working families a better shot at home ownership.

Hearing set on proposed Nevada water pipeline

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:23:48 GMT

Another chapter begins Monday in a 28-year effort to pump millions of gallons of water a year from rural Nevada to Las Vegas. The State Engineer's Office will conduct hearings for about two weeks on the applications of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to draw nearly 84,000 acre feet of underground water from White Pine and Lincoln counties.

Southern Nevada water agency's red ink sideline - ranching and farming

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:51:48 GMT

Bootsie Jessop corals Cattle on Great Basin Ranch in Spring Valley, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Elizabeth Brumley Las Vegas Review-Journal Water flowing out of swallow canyon collects in Great Basin Ranch in Spring Valley, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.

Top GOP Assemblyman To Take Job At Economic Development Agency

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:52:01 GMT

The Nevada Assembly's top Republican is stepping down to take a new position with the state's economic development agency. At first, Anderson will work with Steve Hill, who's currently serving as executive director at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

Telemedicine connects rural Nevadans to specialty care

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:27:41 GMT

That's because of the Nevada Broadband Telemedicine Initiative, announced Sept. 18 at Desert View Regional Medical Center in Nye County.

Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Delaware's Tooley Test to Determine...

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:15:34 GMT

In Parametric Sound Corp. v. The Eight Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada , ___ P.3d ___, 2017 WL 4078845 , the Nevada Supreme Court addressed the circumstances under which breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted in connection with a strategic transaction may be brought by shareholders directly or must be bought derivatively, on behalf of the corporation.

Faraday Future's Nevada Factory Plans Officially Dead

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:08:41 GMT

It's been just over two years since we first heard about Faraday Future . At the time, the electric car startup was pretty much operating in secret but had already poached several big names in the car industry.

Nevada Utility Sells Transmission Lines To Dallas Company

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:39:53 GMT

A Nevada-based utility company says it has sold its 230-kilovolt transmission system to a Dallas-based operator of transmission systems for just more than $200 million. The Las Vegas Sun reports Valley Electric Association announced Wednesday it sold the system that includes transmission lines and related substations in Nye and Clark counties to GridLiance.

Ndot Reopens SB I-580 Off-Ramp to Second Street As Part of Glendale Ave. Reconstruction

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:19:13 GMT

The Second Street off-ramp from southbound Interstate 580 has reopened as roadwork advances on the Nevada Department of Transportation's Glendale Avenue reconstruction project. The off-ramp from southbound I-580 to Second Street reopened during the early morning of Sept.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:26:27 GMT

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller's summer of reversals on health care have closely mirrored the gravest political threat he has faced in the moment. In June, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen got into the 2018 race against Heller -- who is among the most endangered Republicans in next year's midterm elections.

Federal diabetes program is vital

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:58:51 GMT

I urge Nevada's legislators to renew the Special Diabetes Program - historically bipartisan federal funding that is vital to finding a cure. On March 21, 2016, my bike-riding, skiing, lacrosse-playing 12-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at Renown.

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:00:09 GMT

Researchers and invited dignitaries watch gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno's new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, before a series of tests on new bridge designs intended to better withstand violent temblors.

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:00:08 GMT

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the experiments on a giant "shake table" to simulate violent motions of an earthquake to rattle a 100-ton , 70 foot bridge model to determine how well it would hold up.