Man killed in I-15 crash is identified as Kansas resident
The man who died in a traffic accident on Interstate 15 south of the Las Vegas Beltway on Saturday afternoon has been identified as 38-year-old Harry Kebianyor of Kansas City, Kan.
Kebianyor was driving south on the interstate near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he lost control of his vehicle and hit the median.
The vehicle flipped and caught fire, and Kebianyor was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
There were no passengers in the car.
Woman who died in accident on Interstate 40 is ID’d
The Arizona Department of Public Safety identified the woman killed in a Friday traffic accident on Interstate 40 as Linda Sherrow, 60, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
The fatal accident happened 17 miles west of Kingman at 6:32 p.m. Sherrow was driving a 2000 Dodge pickup. A passenger also was injured when the vehicle left the westbound interstate and rolled. The accident remains under investigation.
Activists say BLM’s wild horses being treated inhumanely
Wild horse protection advocates already upset about the federal roundup of hundreds of mustangs in Nevada say the Bureau of Land Management is mistreating the animals once they are put in temporary holding pens.
The activists say the BLM has refused their requests to put up windbreaks and shelters for more than 1,000 wild horses being held in Fallon, 60 miles east of Reno.
“This is another example of the dismissive attitude the BLM takes toward the wild horses,” said Elyse Garner of the Cloud Foundation, who has been monitoring the agency’s winter roundups of up to 2,500 wild horses in the Calico Mountains and Black Rock Desert 100 miles north of Reno.
BLM officials say the horses are fully capable of withstanding the elements while awaiting transfer to adoption centers or permanent pastures.
Garner agreed the horses “know how to fend for themselves” on the range.
“But being chased by a helicopter, penned up and transported miles to these corrals is a shock to their systems,” she said. She said the agency’s own rules require people who adopt horses from the BLM to have three-sided shelters in their corrals.
Dean Bolstad, deputy division chief for the BLM’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program, said the Fallon corrals are temporary pens where the horses are held for weeks or months before being sent out to adoption centers or more permanent corrals or pastures elsewhere. He said the national standards are for the nation but might not be needed in some areas.
“These horses have the ability to deal with the elements,” Bolstad said. “Their coats are very heavy in preparation for the winter. “
Red Flag exercises to increase flight activity from Nellis
Combat training exercises will increase activity at Nellis Air Force Base.
Red Flag exercises began Monday and will run through Feb. 5.
Base officials say more than 50 aircraft of all types will depart the Las Vegas-area air base twice a day — in the midafternoon and later in the evening.
Training is being conducted over the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas.
Units taking part will be from 11 other states, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Red Flag exercises are held periodically as part of advanced training administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron.