A federal official said Saturday that gate management at Burning Man was tightened when organizers got close to a permitted capacity of 68,000.
The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with their vacations.
A 4.2 earthquake was felt near Reno on Monday. The quake was felt by residents in the Reno and Sparks area at 5:51 p.m. local time.
San Francisco is threatening to sue Nevada for allegedly giving some 500 poor psychiatric patients one-way bus tickets to California.
Federal land managers have issued Burning Man organizers a four-year special recreation permit that allows a peak population of 68,000 on the northern Nevada desert this year. Last year’s limit was 60,900.
A mudslide triggered by summertime rainstorms late Thursday afternoon closed westbound Interstate 80 about four miles west of the California-Nevada border, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a San Francisco businesswoman, jewelry designer and socialite whose body was found in her Nevada apartment.
O.J. Simpson goes before a Nevada parole panel Thursday to plead for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery case, but even a favorable decision won’t spring the former football star from prison.
A member of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang has accepted a plea deal, just as he and a member of a rival gang were about to go on trial for murder charges stemming from a 2011 shootout at a northern Nevada casino.
Casinos in New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.