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Trashy Colorado River rafter fined $2,500

An Alaska man has been ordered to pay almost $2,500 for a fine and court cost associated with federal prosecution for dumping refuse into the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood in violation of his non-commercial private rafting trip permit.

New Nevada college advisory boards draw criticism

The Board of Regents last week created local advisory councils for the community colleges in the state, a move some education watchdogs fear is just window dressing to appease advocates who want community members to have more say in the colleges.