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Nevada Reports 516 New COVID-19 Cases

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reported 516 new COVID-19 cases and five new COVID-19-related deaths across the state Wednesday. For the second straight day, Nevada has recorded its highest increase in hospitalization cases due to Covid 19. The state has also stepped up COVID-19 testing. There are now 24,301 confirmed cases…MORE

Gaming Commission Approves Merger Between Eldorado And Caesars

The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the planned $17.3 billion merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, that now waits approval in Indiana and New Jersey. It has been more than a year since the deal was announced, and Gary Carano, Eldorado’s executive chairman of the Board of Directors, told the Nevada Gaming Control Board…MORE

New Closures on Virginia Street This Week

Starting today, the Regional Transportation Commission will close the Virginia Street bridge over Interstate 80 west of Walgreen’s for about five weeks. The closure is part of the $87 million dollar Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project, which will extend the RAPID Line from Midtown to the University. Traffic will be detoured to the…MORE

The Special Legislative Session Begins Today in Carson City

The special legislative session starts Wednesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak says difficult decisions now lay ahead. He says his proposal preserves as much funding as possible for essential priorities: health, education and the state workforce. His proposal to close the gap does not include new taxes. The plan does call for Over $500 million in reductions…MORE

Numbers Fire South of Gardnerville Now 18,000 Acres

Multiple agencies remain on scene of the 18,000-acre Numbers Fire that broke out off U.S. 395 south of Gardnerville late Monday night. One house and 12 outbuildings burned in the fire. Douglas County has lifted recommended evacuations for the Bodie Flats and Pine View Estates areas. Only residents will be allowed into those areas. Evacuations…MORE

Nevada Reports Highest Increase in Hospitalizations This Week

Nevada recorded its highest increase in hospitalization with more than 800 Monday, according to data released by the state Tuesday. The state and Clark County recorded their third-highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is reporting 876 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new COVID-19-related deaths. There are now…MORE

One Person Killed in Plane Crash Near South Lake Tahoe

One person died in a small plane crash near South Lake Tahoe yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Just before 3:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of a small plane that crashed in the community of Meyers in the South Lake Tahoe Basin. They found a single engine…MORE

Washoe County School Board Approves a Return Plan

The Washoe County School Board of Trustees met virtually yesterday to discuss the reopening plan for the upcoming school year. The board unanimously approved the motion to have students return to school a week later in August to allow for five days of staff training. Students will start school on Aug. 17 with kindergarten instruction…MORE

Numbers Fire Threatening Homes South of Gardnerville

Multiple agencies are responding to the 4,500-acre Numbers Fire off U.S. 395 south of Gardnerville. Douglas County has issued evacuation orders for residents in the Pine View Estates area and the “Out R Way” and Bodie Flat areas. Evacuation sites have been set up at the Carson Valley Inn and the Holiday Inn Express in…MORE