Tamarack Fire: Badly Burned Bear Cub Rescued In Markleeville; Blaze 45 Percent Contained; Alpine County Evacuation Orders Lifted An evacuated family returning to check on their Markleeville home over the weekend discovered a baby burned bear cub who had suffered severe burns in the Tamarack Fire.
Tamarack Fire: Determined Firefighters Turn Flames Back From Highway 395; Lightning Threat In Weather ForecastTaking advantage of easing weather conditions, fire crews aggressively attacked the Tamarack Fire along Highway 395 Saturday using backfires, air support and an intensive ground effort to keep the flames from advancing any further eastward.
Feds Say Endangered Wildflower Near Planned Nevada Lithium Mine Should Be ProtectedAn extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
Second Straight Burning Man Cancellation Divides Locals, Health OfficialsThe cancellation of Burning Man for a second year is drawing mixed reaction in northern Nevada, where businesses say they’ll miss the economic boost but health officials are glad it won’t contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
COVID Tourism: 3 Vegas Casinos Fully Opening After 80% Worker VaccinationsSome Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said Tuesday, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.
COVID: Burning Man Organizers Cancel 2021 Festival Due to PandemicBurning Man organizers announced Tuesday they are canceling this summer's annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Reopening: Burning Man Mulling Proof Of Vaccination For August 2021 FestivalBurning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.
Big Tech, Repair Shops Clash Over 'Right To Repair' Bill In NevadaTrade groups representing big tech companies faced off with independent repair shop owners in the Nevada Legislature over a proposal that would require manufacturers to give repair shops the ability to fix devices.
Cryptocurrency Firm Aims to Build Government, 'Smart City' Near Tesla in Nevada DesertA cryptocurrency magnate hopes to turn dreams of a futuristic “smart city” into reality, building a company-run local government on land near the Tesla gigafactory east of Reno.
COVID Surge: Reno Coroner Fears No Morgue Space If Virus Not CurtailedThe coroner in Reno fears the recent explosion of coronavirus cases in Nevada could soon overtake not only the ability to treat the sick, but also store the dead.
COVID Deadly Toll: Nevada Now Has 1 New COVID Case A Minute; 1 Death Every 2 HoursWhile COVID cases are surging in Northern California, the news is just as dire from neighboring Nevada where the coronavirus is spreading so fast that one person is diagnosed with it every minute and someone is dying from it every two hours.
COVID Travel: Nevada Tightens Restrictions On Casinos And Restaurants As COVID Cases SurgeIf your Thanksgiving holiday plans include a trip to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe or in the Reno area, prepared for tough new COVID restrictions amid a surge of new cases.
UPDATE: Vote Count Continues In 5 States As Biden Makes GainsVotes continue to be counted in the handful of states where a winner has yet to be projected in the 2020 presidential election, with officials releasing new batches of results on Thursday.
Californians Seeking More Affordable Homes Could Be Turning Arizona, Nevada Blue In 2020, Report FindsPeople moving from pricey California metros such as the Bay Area has likely led to an uptick of registered Democrats in Arizona and Nevada, which could help deliver the states to Joe Biden in the upcoming November election.
Burning Man 2020 Goes All-In On Virtual Reality With 'Multiverse'Burning Man organizers have responded to the coronavirus pandemic, like many other institutions, by going online-only but this year's festivities will incorporate a wide range of technologies from simple Zoom conferences to advanced VR-simulated worlds.