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2021 Nevada Press Association Award Winners

Sep. 19, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Press Association recognized more than 100 awardees on Saturday at a ceremony in Reno. Here's a list of winners announced at the newspaper organization’s annual convention. The press association convention, which was canceled last year because of COVID-19,...

2 remaining trustees rehire former schools chief in Nevada

Sep. 01, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A former northeast Nevada schools superintendent who retired in 2018 has been rehired as interim head of a district where the former top administrator abruptly resigned in June and five of seven school trustees stepped down in August. Jeff Zander was...

Earthquake felt in northeast Nevada, no damage reported

Aug. 31, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rumbled Tuesday in a remote area of northeast Nevada, where officials said they had no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor struck about 10:20 a.m. about 46 miles (75...

High-speed internet work begins for remote Nevada community

Aug. 27, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SPRING CREEK, Nev. (AP) — High-speed fiber-optic internet is finally making its way to a remote northeast Nevada community — brought by a company that delivered telegraph service to the area in 1889 and telephone seven years later. The Elko Daily Free Press reports...

California wildfire smoke closes Reno schools, Tahoe parks

Aug. 23, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Dense smoke from massive wildfires burning in neighboring California created hazardous air quality in the Reno-Tahoe area on Monday, canceling flights and forcing the closure of schools, parks and popular summer beaches. Government air monitors were...

Cortez Masto lauds infrastructure bill's clean energy boost

Aug. 23, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto told a group of battery manufacturers, conservationists and developers on Monday that the infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month will boost efforts to grow the renewable energy sector in Nevada and throughout the...

Cortez Masto and Manchin plan jobs-focused tour in Nevada

Aug. 20, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin will join Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto on a three-day, jobs-focused tour of northern Nevada next week, where the two plan on showcasing how the $1 trillion infrastructure bill will bring jobs to the region. ...

New monument will honor Carlin's first Chinese pioneers

Aug. 17, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

CARLIN, Nev. (AP) — A monument memorializing a northeast Nevada mining town’s first Chinese pioneers will be unveiled in Carlin next month. Three years ago, the remains of 13 Chinese men were buried in the Carlin Cemetery after they were discovered in 1996 during an...

Elko man accused of domestic violence for 8th time in a year

Aug. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 39-year-old Elko man accused of trying to strangle his wife has been taken into custody on a domestic-related charge for the eighth time in a little over a year. Cody Martin of Elko was arrested in Carlin at around 5:50 a.m. Aug. 8 for domestic...

Game officials offer $1,000 for tips on illegal deer kill

Aug. 11, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Wildlife officials are requesting the public's assistance in investigating a deer that was killed and left in a residential neighborhood near Elko County's South Fork Reservoir in northeastern Nevada. Nevada State Game Warden Lieutenant Buck Tingle...