The 137-year-old rifle was discovered leaning against a tree in Great Basin National Park in 2014, 300 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Henry Brean writes about water and the environment for the Review-Journal, where he has worked since 2003. A native of Tucson, Arizona, he earned his journalism degree from the University of Missouri before returning to the desert as a reporter and editor for the Pahrump Valley Times.
At least six park rangers who normally patrol public land near Las Vegas have been dispatched to the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months under a surge program adopted by the Trump administration last year.
The accident highlights continuing problem of commercial truck drivers using roads in the park that they are not authorized to travel, park officials say.
The agency announces plans to burn debris starting Tuesday in the upper Cathedral Rock Picnic Area high in Kyle Canyon, weather conditions permitting.
The parcels were bought by the park service for $224,600 from the Mojave Desert Land Trust, a California nonprofit that buys land for conservation purposes.
While overall pollen levels have been about normal, the wet winter created a bumper crop of ragweed that is still spreading misery after blooming later than usual.
Death Valley National Park has released its final plan for managing the remote Saline Valley hot springs and the naked regulars who like to soak in them.
Instead of revising the entire resource management plan for Clark County and southern Nye County, Bureau of Land Management officials will use “smaller, focused RMP amendments” to address land-use issues.
The Goldstrike Canyon and White Rock Canyon trails will be closed from May 15 until Sept. 30 under seasonal restrictions.
Center for Biological Diversity says it will seek federal endangered species protection for the white-margined beardtongue in an effort to block Clark County plan to open roughly 40,000 acres of federal land to development.
Wildlife officials are close to declaring victory over a non-native fish that’s been chowing down on the endangered Moapa dace, which inhabit the upper reaches of Southern Nevada’s Muddy River.
The seven were part of a group originally known as the “Senior Sixteen” that sued the Las Vegas Valley Water District its umbrella agency, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, after being laid off in 2014 alleging age discrimination.
Two years after his last Las Vegas speech on climate change, former Vice President Al Gore returned to the valley Tuesday with a similar message of alarm and optimism.
The National Park Service is set to reopen a portion of Great Basin National Park closed by fire almost three years ago.
A Canadian company is moving ahead with plans to reopen a gold mine in the heart of California’s Castle Mountains National Monument, just across the state line from Searchlight.