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Nevada toad in geothermal power fight gets endangered status

Dec. 02, 2022 22:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A tiny Nevada toad at the center of a legal battle over a geothermal power project has officially been declared an endangered species, after U.S. wildlife officials temporarily listed it on a rarely used emergency basis last spring. “This ruling makes final the...

Nevada approves $105M in tax incentives for battery plant

Dec. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A massive lithium battery recycling plant has been awarded more than $105 million in tax incentives for expanding operations in northern Nevada. The state Office of Economic Development approved incentives for Carson City-based Redwood Materials this week. It...

2 feet of snow in Tahoe mountains; more on the way Saturday

Dec. 02, 2022 17:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The second of back-to-back winter storms was making its way Friday toward the Sierra Nevada, where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow already has fallen on the mountains around Lake Tahoe — much to the delight of area ski resorts. Mountain highways reopened...

Sierra snow closes Tahoe schools, slows traffic; more coming

Dec. 01, 2022 22:15 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first of back-to-back winter storms brought one foot (30 centimeters) of snow and an avalanche warning to the Sierra Nevada on Thursday, closing schools at Lake Tahoe and intermittently shutting down interstate traffic west of Reno. A winter storm warning...

Tesla delivers electric semis to PepsiCo at Nevada factory

Dec. 01, 2022 21:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla delivered its first electric semis to PepsiCo Thursday, more than three years after Elon Musk said his company would start making the trucks. The Austin, Texas, company formally delivered the trucks at a factory near Reno, Nevada. The event was livestreamed on...

Gold Rush treasures from 1857 shipwreck up for Reno auction

Dec. 01, 2022 01:27 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold. But scientists, historians and collectors say that the real fortunes will begin to hit the...

Sierra storm warning includes Tahoe, up to 2 feet of snow

Nov. 30, 2022 15:50 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Wednesday stretching into Friday for much of the Sierra, including Lake Tahoe where up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting to near 100 mph (160 kph) are expected on the mountain tops. The...

Blackshear's 16 help Nevada take down Sam Houston 78-60

Nov. 29, 2022 01:02 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Kenan Blackshear scored 16 points as Nevada beat Sam Houston 78-60 on Monday. Blackshear shot 4 of 10 from the field and 7 for 11 from the line for the Wolf Pack (7-1). Jarod Lucas shot 4 for 7 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 6 of 6 from the free throw line to...

Suspect faces arson, domestic battery charges in Reno fires

Nov. 27, 2022 13:14 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 44-year-old suspect in a pair of arson fires in the Reno area this summer, including one that destroyed a home off the Mount Rose Highway. Matthew Kimmens was being held Sunday at the Washoe County Jail on a dozen...

Lawsuit looms over tiny rare fish in drought-stricken West

Nov. 23, 2022 22:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists have notified U.S. wildlife officials that they will sue over delinquent decisions related to protections for two rare fish species that are threatened by groundwater pumping in the drought-stricken West. The Center for Biological Diversity sent a...