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Have 4 feet, will eat — and prevent wildfires

Hundreds of woolly four-footed fire suppression units, along with their bleating offspring, were unloaded into the hills west of Carson City on Thursday in what has become an annual program to reduce the risk of wildfires.

Reid calls Bundy supporters ‘domestic terrorists’

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.

Nevada rancher questions Bundy’s legal strategy

If anyone can feel Cliven Bundy’s pain, it’s a man like Demar Dahl. But while some members of the public are on Bundy’s side, that doesn’t mean Bundy is on stable legal footing, Dahl says.

Horsford out-raises challengers in Nevada congressional race

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford out-raised his GOP congressional opponents in the first quarter of 2014 and has nearly three times the cash on hand as well, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Nevada justices rule Schaefer can’t run for state controller

The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a petition by state controller candidate John Michael Schaefer seeking to overturn a lower court decision removing him from the June 10 primary election ballot.

Heck has big money lead over Bilbray, reports show

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., has a big money advantage over his Democratic foe, Erin Bilbray, according to campaign finance reports released Tuesday.

Nevada State College smooths way for community college transfers

To aid recruiting and ease the transition for community college students, Nevada State College announced Tuesday that it will have permanent offices on all three College of Southern Nevada campuses.

Ely residents ordered to boil water as supply tank break-in investigated

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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