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Nevada Division of Minerals looking to tweak ‘fracking’ regulations

The Nevada Division of Minerals on Friday hosted a third and final public workshop aimed at fine tuning its oversight of the controversial extraction process, in which well operators use a pressurized slurry of water, sand and chemicals to tap into deposits of natural gas and oil trapped in rock deep underground.

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‘Nevada’s best-kept secret’ offers hiking, camping and stargazing

Some say the best time to see Cathedral Gorge State Park is in the middle of the summer on a moonless night. That’s when thousands of stars emerge over the rugged Lincoln County landscape in the cool, high-desert air.

Henderson kicks off Emergency Preparedness Week

Representatives from the Henderson Fire Department will be at various locations as part of the city’s 1st Annual Emergency Preparedness Week through Saturday.

Some local government officials want Nevada property tax cap lifted

Cash-hungry local governments are eyeing changes to the property tax cap enacted by the Legislature in 2005 when land values were soaring, but state policymakers don’t appear ready at this point to entertain wholesale changes to the formula in the 2015 session.

Nevada wildlife board OKs ‘shed antler’ hunting regulations

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted unanimously Saturday to prohibit antler collecting in Nevada during a winter-spring period to reduce the stress on the elk and deer populations.

After 80 years, missing Reno banker still mystery

Eighty years after Roy Frisch’s disappearance, the fate of the former Reno city councilman and the head cashier of the Riverside Bank remain unknown.

1,300-pound cake served to mark important date in Nevada history

First lady Kathleen Sandoval used a sword belonging to Nevada’s fifth governor on Friday to slice into a 1,300-pound cake baked to commemorate an important date on the road to statehood nearly 150 years ago.