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West Nile Problem an “Outbreak” in Southern NV

Human case of West Nile Virus in Clark County are setting a record. There are now 28 human cases of the disease, spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes infected with west Nile and the St Louis Encephalitis have been found throughout southern Nevada, in 15 zip codes. 19% of the mosquitoes tested in…MORE

Sen Rosen Recognized for Bipartisanship

A new report by Quorum Analytics named Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen as one of the most bipartisan freshmen members of the United States Senate. According to the report, 34 percent of the legislation Rosen has co-sponsored was introduced by a Republican, making her the second-most bipartisan freshman member in the Senate. Senator Rosen says throughout…MORE

Canyon Fire Grows, Voluntary Evac Center at Topaz Community Center in Wellington

The Bureau of Land Management puts the Canyon Fire at 800 acres,  and  says crews are making progress on the north and south flanks of the fire. Douglas County estimates the Canyon Fire is 1,500 acres. In any case it’s getting big, and while there are homes in the area, none are immediately threatened as…MORE

WCSO Patrols Increased in Sun Valley After Double Homicide

Patrols have been increased in a neighborhood where two young people were shot to death, and a third wounded last weekend in Sun Valley. The regional gang unit has joined the investigation, but Washoe County Sheriff’s investigators aren’t ready to brand this a gang related crime.MORE

White Supremacist Prison Gangs in Nevada Targeted By Feds

Prosecutors are charging 23 men connected to a violent white supremacist Nevada prison gang with 152 counts, including murder, robbery, drug trafficking and racketeering. The indictment calls the “Aryan Warriors” a paramilitary group. Las Vegas Review Journal reports, two of the suspects, 24 year old Devin Campbell, and 38 year old Christopher Ashoff, have been…MORE

Truckee Meadows Fire Celebrating Two New Engines

The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is celebrating the acquisition of two new engines. They did this by pushing the new trucks into the station by hand. That’s a throwback to the early horse drawn fire wagons, that had to be pushed back into the station by hand. The engines cost $640,000 each, but they…MORE

Security Drill at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be conducting a routine safety and security drill today, beginning in the morning until approximately 2:00 p.m. The exercise will take place at various locations around the airport. Travelers may see additional security personnel throughout the day; however, no delays or interruptions are expected. The Federal Aviation and Administration mandated exercises…MORE

Demonstration Planned at Jacky Rosen’s Office in Reno

The Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans and others are rallying at Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen’s Reno office, for the national “People Over PhaRMA Profit,” day of action. The group has some definite ideas on how to reduce prescription prices. Alliance President Tom Bird says getting generic drugs into the marketplace faster will help millions. Their…MORE

23rd Annual Tahoe Summit Today in South Lake

California Governor Gavin Newsom is the keynote speaker for the 23rd annual Lake Tahoe Summit, it’s at Valhalla in South Lake Tahoe today. Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the main program at 10:00 am. Since the first Lake Tahoe Summit in 1997, supporters say they’ve learned a great deal about threats to the…MORE

Nevada Wildfire Summit Brings Together Government Officials

The “Nevada Wildfire Summit – Protecting and Preserving Our Rangelands”, brought together government officials and business owners to discuss how to prevent and combat increasingly devastating wildfires in Nevada, and throughout the West. The summit included three panel discussions with state, local and federal agencies, along with private entities, to highlight innovative solutions to improve…MORE