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Nevada plans no immediate changes as COVID-19 cases spike

Oct. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s rate of coronavirus infections is steadily rising again. But state officials are reluctant to blame relaxed guidelines and say there is no reason yet to consider stricter measures. “We’re not at that point now,” Gov. Steve Sisolak said Tuesday....

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, a pair of youngsters race down a ski run at the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort near Echo Summit, Calif. Skiing and snowboarding won't be much different on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month but a variety of changes are planned indoors under new policies to protect against the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

COVID changes at Tahoe ski resorts will be mostly indoors

Oct. 19, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Skiing and snowboarding won’t be much different than usual on the slopes when Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin reopening next month. But a variety of changes are planned indoors because of COVID-19. Capacity limits will be in place, and some resorts are adopting reservation systems....

AP Exchange: Nevada home to world's 3rd largest Joshua tree

Oct. 17, 2020 3:10 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — In a land of twisted limbs and giant Dr. Seuss-like branches reaching toward the sky, it stood out among the others. A group of conservationists were driving through a remote section of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in southern Nevada when someone in the car called out...

Five-term incumbent, challenger clash at U.S. House forum

Oct. 17, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democratic challenger Patricia Ackerman went on the offensive Friday, attacking five-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei for supporting Trump administration polices she says have harmed Nevada’s farmers and immigrants and what she says is the administration's failure to help them...

October rise in Nevada COVID positivity after 2-month drop

Oct. 16, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s test positivity rate for COVID-19 has continued to rise following a steady two-month decline after Gov. Steve Sisolak raised the size limit for public gatherings. The 14-day rolling average for the positivity rate — which measures community transmission of the...

20 days jail, $15K fine for Utah man in Nevada deer killing

Oct. 16, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 22-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to 20 days in jail and fined $15,000 nearly four years after he removed the antlers from a mule deer he illegally shot in southern Nevada and left behind the rest of the animal. Brayden Norton of Washington, Utah was arrested in May 2019 after new...

Governor's staff returns to work after virus quarantines

Oct. 15, 2020 10:03 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — All staff members who came in contact with a colleague in Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office who tested positive for COVID-19 have completed quarantines and returned to work, aides to the governor said Thursday. None of the other staffers tested positive during the quarantines that began...

Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on leave after violent arrest

Oct. 15, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol said a state trooper has been placed on administrative leave after he violently arrested a woman who attempted to flee in Sparks. Patrol spokesperson Hannah DeGoey said that the arrest occurred Sept. 27 at a Sinclair gas station, the Reno Gazette-Journal...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks wearing a face mask themed after the Vegas Golden Knights' mascot Chance the Golden Gila Monster during a news conference in Las Vegas. Trick-or-treating has been canceled this year at the Nevada governor's mansion due to the coronavirus pandemic, and state health officials are advising people marking Halloween and El Día de los Muertos to avoid large gatherings. Sisolak said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, the mansion will be decorated but the annual festivities will not take place to keep staff and visitors safe. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, Pool, File)

Halloween canceled at Nevada governor's mansion over virus

Oct. 14, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trick-or-treating at the Nevada governor’s mansion has been canceled this year due to the pandemic, and state health officials are advising people marking Halloween and Día de los Muertos to avoid large gatherings. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that his...

Nevada trooper on leave after video showing Sparks arrest

Oct. 13, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada state trooper is on administrative leave after video of him punching a suspect during an arrest caught attention on social media. The Reno Gazette Journal reported Tuesday that the Nevada Highway Patrol has an open and ongoing investigation into the Sept. 27 arrest in Sparks....