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Nevada lithium mine wins ruling; green energy fights rage on

Feb. 07, 2023 23:45 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. judge has ordered the government to revisit part of its environmental review of a lithium mine planned in Nevada, but denied opponents’ efforts to block it in a ruling the developer says clears the way for construction at the nation's largest known deposit of the rare...

Nevada governor orders collection of all K-12 school audits

Feb. 07, 2023 23:23 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo has ordered all Nevada public schools to collect and report third-party audits to his office, a move in line with calls during his campaign to evaluate K-12 resources statewide. Lombardo's office will consolidate audits already...

Winter storm warning for Sierra, Tahoe starts Saturday night

Feb. 03, 2023 17:58 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Lake Tahoe and much of the Sierra Saturday night through Sunday night as another storm packing up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow and winds gusting in excess of 100 mph (160 kph) makes its way into the area. ...

Nevada says Tesla's possible tax breaks stay secret, for now

Feb. 01, 2023 21:59 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The details of any potential tax breaks for Tesla's $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada factory will remain secret until late February, under a nondisclosure agreement that state officials signed with the electric carmaker. The governor's economic development...

GM conditionally OKs $650M Nevada lithium mine investment

Jan. 31, 2023 18:17 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — General Motors Co. has conditionally agreed to invest $650 million in Lithium Americas Corp. in a deal that will give GM exclusive access to the first phase of a mine planned near the Nevada-Oregon line with the largest known source of lithium in the U.S. The...

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of Sparks pedestrian

Jan. 25, 2023 15:57 PM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A 68-year-old man has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian in Sparks last week. Vincent Joseph Hoff was located in Reno on Tuesday and arrested on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing death, Sparks...

Bitter cold continues in Southwest into next week, NV to NM

Jan. 21, 2023 20:44 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Unusually cold weather is expected to continue across most of the Southwest into next week from the Sierra to New Mexico, the National Weather Service said late Saturday. Lows well-below zero Fahrenheit (-18 Celsius) are forecast in parts of Nevada and Arizona,...

Subpoena granted in Reno mayor's suit over tracking device

Jan. 21, 2023 15:29 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has granted subpoenas sought by Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve to force a private investigator to identify who hired his firm to secretly install a tracking device on her vehicle. Washoe County District Judge David Hardy approved the subpoenas on Friday...

2 skiers hurt in backcountry avalanche near Tahoe resort

Jan. 19, 2023 22:04 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Two backcountry skiers were injured Thursday in an avalanche outside the boundaries of a Lake Tahoe ski resort. Both skiers were transported to area hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries suffered near Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake...

Lithium miner cited for violating endangered flower habitat

Jan. 19, 2023 16:28 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Five days after the U.S. Energy Department announced a $700 million conditional loan to an Australian mining company pursuing a lithium project in Nevada, federal land managers cited it for trespassing within the habitat of an endangered flower. The Bureau of Land...