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BLM sells $18 million worth of land in Southern Nevada

The Bureau of Land Management sold more than $18 million in public land in Southern Nevada on Thursday. The money earned from Nevada’s public land sales will go towards purposes such as parks, trails and the purchase of environmentally sensitive land.

Nevada biologists honored for pupfish work

RENO — Three Nevada fish biologists are part of a team of scientists being honored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their work to try to help bring the Devils Hole pupfish back from the brink of extinction near Death Valley National Park.

Water authority adopts budget amid signs of recovery

A slightly slimmed down Southern Nevada Water Authority expects to bring in additional money and spend a little more of it in the coming year. Authority board members approved a $463.3 million spending plan Thursday for the valley’s wholesale water supply agency. The new budget anticipates a $36.4 million jump in revenue and a $9.5 million increase in spending over the current budget.