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Fire victims seek over $85 million for Tamarack Fire damages

Aug. 04, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — People who lost their homes and property in last summer’s Tamarack Fire in northern Nevada and California have filed a claim against the U.S. Forest Service seeking more than $85 million. The filing by attorney William Jeanney of Reno on behalf of 27 claimants...

Ex-Reno school counselor gets up to life for child porn

Aug. 04, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Reno school counselor has been sentenced to up to life in prison on a child pornography charge after prosecutors say he paid nearly $20,000 to teenagers he persuaded via social media to send him photos. Tyler Ball-Imsdahl, 28, pleaded guilty earlier to...

2020 results denier to oversee voting in rural Nevada county

Aug. 03, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — County commissioners in rural Nevada appointed a new top election official who has denied that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election and promises to implement plans to count every ballot by hand, in place of electronic vote tabulating machines. Republican...

Bats return to Nevada fire station, forcing it to close

Aug. 03, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bats have infested a Nevada fire station for the second time in seven years, forcing officials to temporarily close it. The bats have been flying around the living quarters of the small fire station between Reno and Carson City and dead bats have been found in a...

Bat infestation forces closure of fire station south of Reno

Aug. 02, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials have temporarily closed a small fire station between Reno and Carson City due to a bat infestation. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District announced the temporary closure Tuesday of Fire Station 30 on Old Highway 395 in the Washoe Valley next...

Geothermal plant wins appeal but pauses Nevada construction

Aug. 01, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev.— (AP) — The developer of a geothermal power plant facing legal challenges in Nevada agreed Monday to suspend construction just hours after a U.S. appeals court had refused to halt the project that opponents say would harm an endangered toad and destroy sacred hot springs. ...

Treasures from 1857 'Ship of Gold' shipwreck showing in Reno

Jul. 30, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A mysterious daguerreotype of a woman and a pair of jeans possibly made by Levi Strauss himself are among nearly 1,000 Gold Rush-era treasures recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold” now on display in Reno. Since their recovery between the late 1980s and...

Northwest heat wave: Portland mayor warns of risky weekend

Jul. 29, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, warned the Pacific Northwest could see the most dangerous part of an extended heat wave this weekend as Portland and Seattle appear to be on track to break records for extended scorching temperatures. As the Northwest nears the...

GOP group endorses Nevada's Democratic attorney general

Jul. 25, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thirteen Nevada Republicans announced a new coalition on Monday to endorse Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford in his re-election bid against their party’s nominee, Sigal Chattah, a right-wing candidate who bested a more moderate Republican primary contender. ...

Nevada court fights raise caution flags on green energy push

Jul. 24, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Opposition from friends, not foes, is creating potential roadblocks to President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda on federal lands in the blue-leaning, Western swing state of Nevada. Two lithium mines and a geothermal power plant in the works in the biggest U.S....