The Great Basin was an acquired taste for Gary Snyder. Raised on a family dairy farm in the lush Pacific Northwest, Snyder's early sensibility was informed by spruce forests and wilderness and the snow-capped majesty of the great Cascades.
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CARSON CITY — Four organizations representing Nevada parents of autistic children said Wednesday they are concerned that a new initiative set to start Jan. 1 will fail because a state agency is proposing to pay an inadequate amount of money necessary to hire and train the professional staff for the early intervention program.
A 50-year-old Utah man died in a canyoneering accident in Zion National Park on Friday. The man, identified by park officials as Christian Louis Johnson, was found dead about 7:20 p.m. by a search and rescue team in Not Imlay Canyon, a park release said Saturday.
The search for a 6-year-old boy who was washed away in a flood in Hildale, Utah, has been been suspended and non-local resources have returned to their jurisdictions, according to the Washington County Emergency Services.
HILDALE, Utah — Turn off of State Road 59, follow Utah Avenue east to Canyon Street and you can see where the Sept. 14 flash flood ripped through this town, piling debris and sediment on the street and surrounding wash banks.
Drought-stricken cities in Southern California will soon get some help courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
John Dubovick leans against the railing of his mountaintop perch, electronic cigarette in hand, as the sun sets over a million acres of eastern Nevada. The sky all around him is smudged with smoke, but he never reaches for his binoculars. The last watchman knows when there is nothing to see.
Nye County officials announced contingency plans Friday for handling emergencies in Nevada's remote central region following the abrupt closure of a small regional hospital in Tonopah.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's first gray wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a century ago was spotted in the woods in the northern part of the state, wildlife officials said Thursday.
Emergency officials extended evacuation orders on Friday to additional towns threatened by a deadly array of wildfires in north-central Washington state as dozens of blazes swirled across the drought-parched Pacific Northwest and surrounding regions.
In the aftermath of armed confrontation with supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management largely has withdrawn from Gold Butte, leaving the environmentally sensitive Southern Nevada region more vulnerable to intruders and vandals, a preservation group said Wednesday.
Nevada will receive nearly $1 million from a large pharmaceutical company to settle claims of deceptive marketing, the attorney general's office announced Wednesday. Nevada is one of 49 states and the District of Columbia that will share in the $71 million settlement with Amgen Inc.
CARSON CITY — A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed early Saturday while responding to a domestic battery report on the east side of Carson City. The suspected shooter also died.
GARDNERVILLE — Four Republican presidential hopefuls shook hands, endured countless photos and mingled with hundreds of party faithful in this rural Northern Nevada town Saturday.
Nye County sheriff's deputies found a man who was lost in the desert, severely dehydrated and sunburned, after they tracked his cell phone using GPS technology.
From where I sit, admittedly hatless in the noonday sun, there are two kinds of people in this world: Those who worship Burning Man and those who get no pleasure from having sand wedged in places nature never intended.
The body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing from an Arizona campsite Thursday was found Monday evening by a group of volunteer searchers, the Coconino County sheriff's office said.
Parents, educators and researchers will have to wait a bit longer before state officials release a series of reports about students and the workforce as part of the debut of a first-of-its-kind database in Nevada.
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty on Monday to 14 criminal counts arising from a corruption scandal that has embroiled him and his predecessor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation, his lawyer said.
A small plane crashed Friday in Alaska, according to police, who received a call from someone who was on the flight. The plane was carrying five occupants.
Two tractor-trailer rigs rolled out of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s gated lot across from UNLV on Monday on a journey to relocate equipment for gauging radioactive contamination to an EPA facility in Montgomery, Ala.
WASHINGTON -- Besides preserving desert valleys and buffering a massive piece of modern sculpture, a new federal conservation area in rural Nevada carries another impact: It blocks a priority shipping route to Yucca Mountain.
The long-range forecast doesn’t bode well for the interior West as it chokes on a fourth year of drought and smoke from wildfires.
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