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  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced that $33.8 million in additional federal highway spending authority has been made available for Nevada road projects through redistribution of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) fiscal year-end funds.
    The revenue will help continue to fund scheduled road projects by offsetting a portion of state transportation funding deficits created by a pandemic-related reduction in travel and gasoline tax revenue.
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    In compliance with a recent district court decision (Louisiana v Biden), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking for public feedback on parcels that were previously under consideration for competitive auction at the deferred 2021 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 lease sales. To the extent parcels had already been deferred from those sales through analysis completed by the prior administration, those parcels will not be reevaluated. 
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    A Nevada man who pleaded guilty in state and federal courts to crimes stemming from the abduction and rape of two teenage girls was sentenced Tuesday to about 15 more years in federal prison and lifetime supervision as a top-tier sex offender.
    “I just wish I had more help before this, that's all,” Jimmy Carter Kim said as he pleaded for leniency from U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware in Las Vegas.
  • Tri-County Fair provides fun for everyone
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Tri-County Fair, a celebration of our rural roots was held over the Labor Day weekend. From the Tri-County Fair Livestock Show and Sale to the return of the carnival, fairgoers were treated to four days on fun, food and excitement. The Labor Day parade kicked off the weekend, which included the Bulls and Broncs Rodeo, the Great Basin Challenge and tractor pulls.

     
  • Judge denies Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Burns Paiute Tribe request to halt activity at Thacker Pass mine site
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    District Court Judge Miranda Du again denied a petition to delay preliminary excavations at the planned Thacker Pass lithium mine on Friday, a decision that means work at the mine site can continue but one that could also set up a conflict with demonstrators camped in the area.
    Attorneys for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Burns Paiute Tribe and the People of Red Mountain had sought a preliminary injunction to prevent the company developing the mine, Lithium Nevada, from starting on digging that they said could destroy artifacts and remains. 
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    Multiple rural counties have partnered with a law firm run by Republican candidate for governor Joey Gilbert — a Reno attorney who has challenged COVID-19 restrictions in Nevada and who appeared outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection — to explore litigation challenging state COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    More than 14 months before the midterm elections, the Republican frontrunner in Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is raising questions of voter fraud and talking about preemptively mounting legal challenges — a sign that the election denialism that marked the last cycle may carry over into the next.
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak plans to revive a mining oversight board — with the power to request audits, review regulations, call witnesses and subpoena documents — after state officials let the commission quietly wither in the six years since it held its last recorded meeting. 
    In 2011, the Legislature approved the Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission with a bipartisan vote. But the board, meant to function similarly to the Gaming Commission, never fully got off the ground, even when it had a quorum. The board, housed in the Department of Taxation, lacked resources, former board members told The Nevada Independent last year. 
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Bureau of Land Management Ely District is offering cord units of mixed pinyon-juniper firewood to the public for $80 per cord. The firewood was generated through the South Steptoe Valley Watershed Restoration Project. The project restores vegetative health and improves wildlife habitat while reducing catastrophic wildfire risk on public lands south of Ely. 
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 AM
    The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is promoting Lifeline Awareness Week, Sept. 20-24. The Lifeline Assistance Program is a government benefit program supported 
    by the Universal Service Fund that provides a discount on voice or broadband services for qualifying lowincome consumers.
    The PUCN wants residents to “stay connected” and is reaching out to those who need voice or broadband services but can’t afford it. Lifeline helps low-income consumers connect to the nation’s communications networks, find jobs, access health care services, connect with family, and call for help in an emergency. 
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