More than a year after the Carpenter 1 fire, three popular hiking trails remain closed on Mount Charleston, and two of them are likely to stay that way for a while.
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In celebration of National Trails Day this Saturday, the U.S. Forest Service is giving valley hikers an opportunity to help restore two Lee Canyon trails.
A debate about whether one size fits all and the federal role in managing regional water resources took added significance Thursday during an American Bar Association water-law conference at a casino in drought-threatened Las Vegas.
The Sierra Nevada town of Truckee has voted to raise its local sales tax by one-fourth of 1 percent next spring to raise $10 million over the next 10 years to improve its biking and hiking trails.
Las Vegas is known for its sweltering summers, but according to an Associated Press analysis of federal temperatures released Wednesday, the valley is now the sixth-fastest warming city in the nation.
Wildlife officials plan to rid the Virgin River of an invasive fish in an effort to save an endangered minnow.
When it comes to meeting sweeping new federal guidelines for power plant pollution, Nevada could have an easier time than other states.
A wild rose that grows in Northern Nevada and Northern California will be protected through the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced Monday.
In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years.
A National Park Service video, obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request, shows Wayne Newton’s 65-foot luxury houseboat quickly sinking to the bottom of Lake Mead last year after a salvage crew freed the damaged vessel from a covered slip at Temple Bar Marina in Arizona.
Most of the questions posed in the aftermath of Cliven Bundy’s April skirmish with armed federal agents in Bunkerville have centered on what the government will do next, but even deeper questions remain about the future of the Gold Butte area where the rancher’s cattle grazed, a geological and archaeological treasurehouse frequented by ATV users.
As backyard-bred desert tortoises continue to pile up in the Las Vegas Valley, a local adoption group is looking north for a new place to unload the unwanted reptiles.
Elko County rancher Grant Gerber and about 40 others rode up to the grounds of the state Capitol on horseback Friday to present Gov. Brian Sandoval with a petition calling attention to the plight of Nevada ranchers in their ongoing fight with federal authorities over grazing on public lands.
The Bureau of Land Management has agreed to let ranchers continue grazing cattle on more than 300 square miles of Northern Nevada rangeland as long as lingering drought conditions don’t worsen.
A delegation from Nevada is headed to Singapore later this week to officially launch a new water-related economic development initiative on the world stage. The nonprofit, public-private Nevada Center of Excellence was created more than a year ago, but it has developed more slowly than expected. A week-long international water conference in Singapore, June 1-5, will serve as its coming out party.
Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight when the state is so bone dry that deliveries to nearly everyone else have been severely slashed.
A century-old bridge crossing the Truckee River in downtown Reno is going to be around a little longer than expected.
“We’re going to keep going until the public insists that the BLM does the right thing,” said Gerber, 72.
Dark clouds massed over the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, decorating the holiday weekend with sprinkling rain and gentle breezes.
A recent federal directive barring use of irrigation water from government sources for marijuana growing doesn’t appear to prevent that practice in Southern Nevada.
A mountain lion spotted near Reno’s Meadowood Mall on Wednesday night could still be in the area, state wildlife officials said.
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.
RENO — A mother and her adult daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to thwart wildlife officials’ efforts to capture the animals.