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Nevada a finalist for geothermal lab

A site within the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon was one of five the Department of Energy is considering for its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy lab. California, Utah, Idaho and Oregon also are competing.

Common Core testing resumes; problems persist

Nevada schools on Monday resumed statewide testing of students in grades three to eight following computer server crashes that interrupted the process last week. About 27,000 students started testing without interruption on Monday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Education, though the system later generated error messages at some schools across the state.