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  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    A battery recycling company founded by a former executive at Tesla Inc. broke ground on 100 acres (40 hectares) of land at an industrial park near Reno as part of its expansion plan.
    Redwood Materials, which was founded in Nevada in 2017, is expecting its operations to continue growing with a boost in used battery packs from older electric vehicles, the Reno-Gazette Journal reported.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday held a ceremonial signing of a handful of bills designed to make casting ballots easier in Nevada, marking a deviation from other states where lawmakers have passed more restrictive voting laws.
    The bill-signing ceremony at the East Las Vegas Community Center kicked off the last day for the governor to pen his name on bills passed during the 81st Legislature. The five bills, a couple of which he had already signed, are all election-related:
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    A group of gun-rights activists has sued to challenge a new Nevada law banning build-your-own firearms.
    The lawsuit was filed days after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the ban on so-called “ghost guns” without serial numbers, the Reno Gazette Journal reported Monday.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Last Thursday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm sat down for a roundtable with Gov. Steve Sisolak, Rep. Steven Horsford and other Nevada leaders. 
    The roundtable was part of Granholm’s multi-state tour stumping for the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan and its efforts to speed up the energy transition. 
  • Industry needs boost for BLM, Forest Service budgets and aid for rural communities
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Colin Robertson, head of the state’s Division of Outdoor Recreation, called for more federal funding for land management along with investment in rural communities to help better manage resources stressed by the pandemic, which drove more campers to remote areas even as jobs decreased in outdoor recreation.
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Maj. Sarah Spy wanted to be a pilot since she was a little girl. Now, at 37, she has become the first female flight instructor pilot for the Nevada Air National Guard.
    “It’s pretty exciting,” Spy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s kind of mind-blowing that there’s still firsts to be had in women in aviation, but I got one.”
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    On Saturday, June 26, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State Industries are hosting a saddle-trained wild horse adoption at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located at 1721 Snyder Avenue, south of Carson City, Nevada.  Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. and a competitive-bid adoption event, conducted by an auctioneer, follows at 10 a.m. The starting bid for all the animals offered is $150.  
  • Nature’s Transformers
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    It seemed not too long ago that we were watching the world reawaken from its frozen slumber. Now we are now bearing witness to important stages in their lifecycle, a glimpse into metamorphosis.   Metamorphosis describes the process of transformation that some organisms go through to reach their adult form.  In order to be considered metamorphosis, the life cycle must consist of two or more distinct stages.  There are three types of metamorphosis, reflecting the amount of change observed in the life cycle of the organism.
  • Leading with light through art
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Social media can be a place to waste a lot of time, but sometimes it results in artist collaborations that make the world brighter for small communities such as Winnemucca. 
    Risen Board Shop Owner Nate Gusman has been working to change the culture of skateboarding and promote sobriety, faith and art in Winnemucca more visibly in the past year, which led to a mural collaboration with an artist he follows on Instagram, Wes Abarca, owner of Genesis Mural Co. out of Running Springs, Calif. 
  • Identification and management of Mormon Crickets
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 1:00 AM
    Mormon crickets are back for another summer, creating nuisances for some Nevadans. “In partnership with Plant Protection and Quarantine program, the Nevada Department of Agriculture surveys grasshopper and Mormon cricket populations to determine needed treatment areas and the most effective timing,” State Entomologist Jeff Knight said. “We had a mild winter in northern Nevada and some later storms, so it’s hard to say what numbers will look like this year.”  
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