A water tank that supplies the northern half of Ely was broken into over the weekend. Until the water could be tested for bacteria and contaminants, White Pine County officials ordered residents to boil the tap water for three minutes before using it.
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A man jumped to his death from the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge bridge Tuesday afternoon, officials say.
Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins faced criticism and more after apologizing to fellow commissioners Tuesday over some of his comments made during the Clive Bundy standoff.
Former Southern Nevada Water Authority boss Pat Mulroy will become a fellow at Brookings Mountain West and a faculty associate of Desert Research Institute, the organizations announced Tuesday.
Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management over the agency’s roundup of his cattle will go down in history as a high-profile clash of Old West values with today’s federal regulations on the use of public lands and natural resources.
Tensions between federal agents and states’ rights activists nearly came to violence Saturday, but by Sunday afternoon the Southern Nevada ranch at the heart of a clash over cattle and grazing rights looked more like a campground than an armed standoff.
Some First Amendment supporters say “free speech zones” like those created but now dismantled by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management near a controversial Southern Nevada cattle roundup are intended to stifle rather than encourage debate. Regardless of the purpose, advocates say such zones are an inappropriate infringement of free speech.
Cliven Bundy’s fight with the Bureau of Land Management over the federal agency’s roundup of his cattle attracted a diverse group of foot soldiers: fellow ranchers, Las Vegans and militia and patriot groups were among them.
The mountain bluebird is so common in the West that it serves as the official state bird for both Nevada and Idaho. But there’s nothing common about its flashy blue plumage or about one uniquely Nevada way the birds die each year by the hundreds.
The federal roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle in northeastern Clark County was expected to take up to a month. In the first seven days, contract cowboys collected almost 400 animals. But while federal officials believe they have made “good progress” so far, they also agree with the embattled rancher and his family about one thing: Bringing in the rest of the cattle won’t be easy quite so easy.