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4.8 Earthquake Strikes North Of Las Vegas

The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and later a revised magnitude of 4.8 struck south Nevada north of Las Vegas Friday.

05/22/2015

A Caltrans truck is seen on Interstate 80 near Donner Summit, May 7, 2015. (CBS)

Spring Storm Dumps Snow In Bone-Dry Sierra

An unseasonably cold spring storm pushed south through California and Nevada on Thursday, bringing snow to Sierra Nevada peaks that have largely been free of snowpack after another dry year.

05/07/2015

(CBS SF)

World’s First Self-Driving 18-Wheeler Truck Debuts In Nevada

There’s been much talk about self-driving cars that could soon be coming to showrooms. Now, self-driving trucks could soon be rolling down the freeways.

05/06/2015

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San Jose Man Downs 48 Hot Dogs To Become Champ In Nevada Eating Competition

A San Jose man scarfed down 48 hot dogs in 10 minutes in Las Vegas this weekend to earn the title of male Nevada Hot Dog Eating Champion.

04/27/2015

Snow surveyor. (CBS)

Snow Survey Canceled For 1st Time Due To California’s Drought

For the first time in history, the May snow survey has been canceled due to California’s severe drought.

04/22/2015

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CA, NV Lawmakers Push To Make Ethnic Studies Course Mandatory For Public High School Students

Proposals that would make a class in ethnic studies mandatory for all high school students are being considered by legislators in California and Nevada. The bills would make the courses a graduation requirement.

03/12/2015

(Photo: Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Moves Forward With Mountain Coaster And Other Summer Attractions To Offset Dismal Ski Season

With little snowfall for the last two winter seasons, business has fallen for Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts and one of them is already looking to the summer for new revenue as the U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a major plans to expand its summer attractions—including a mountain coaster. Some environmentalists, however, say it will have have an negative impact.

03/09/2015

Mustang mare, foal and stallion. (Wikimedia Commons)

NV Judge Stops BLM Roundup Of Famous Mustang Herd ‘The Misfits’

A famous herd of Mustangs known as “The Misfits” will remain free on the Nevada range, now that a judge has granted a temporary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed roundup and thinning of the herd.

02/16/2015

The round fire damaged at least 45 buildings, according to Calfire. (CBS)

7,000-Acre Fire In Sierra Nearing Full Containment

A wind-driven fire that destroyed 40 residents and damaged 5 others near the Nevada border is now 85 percent contained.

02/09/2015

1882 Winchester Rifle

Mystery Find: 1882 Winchester Rifle Discovered Leaning Against Tree In Eastern Nevada Mountains

The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November.

01/18/2015

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