CARSON CITY — The discovery of naturally occurring asbestos in and around Boulder City is delaying work on a $600 million highway bypass around the community while the state Transportation Department tries to figure out how to deal with the issue.
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A river bled dry by thirsty cities and farms in two countries will flow once again through northern Mexico later this month. Beginning March 23, the last dam on the Colorado River will open its gates to unleash a man-made flood that is scheduled to last eight weeks.
The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association is urging its members to deny Nevada Department of Wildlife employees access to private land to protest the agency’s proposals to protect sage grouse.
Operators of the 180-acre the Springs Preserve plan to add about a half-dozen desert tortoises to a new enclosure to be built near the northwest corner of the property at Valley View Boulevard and U.S. Highway 95.
NV Energy workers are replacing Joshua trees, Yucca plants and cactuses that were removed during the construction of the 135-mile final section of the power transmission line joining Northern and Southern Nevada.
Lake Mead is touted often as the nation’s largest man-made lake. You probably even have seen it described that way in this newspaper once or twice.
Punishing drought in California could force that state to make a sizable withdrawal from a virtual water bank in Lake Mead this year, even as the reservoir shrinks closer to an all-time low and an unprecedented shortage declaration.
Deep divisions in Nevada’s approach to sage grouse have resurfaced in the state’s fragile attempt to keep the bird off the list of endangered species and avoid economic consequences for ranching, mining and alternative energy development across large swaths of land.
A large low-pressure system off California’s coast is expected to make landfall in Southern Nevada on Friday, bringing at least a quarter-inch of rain in the Spring Mountains, which might not bode too well for the Carpenter 1 fire area, a meteorologist said Wednesday.
Years of planning and work paid off Friday with the celebration of a the new Corn Creek visitor center at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.