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  • Lovelock legends linger
    Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    Wikipedia’s list of ‘notables’ with ties to Lovelock includes nine people. Fame touched them all, but today many are forgotten even locally. 
    Two were actors — Edna Purviance (1895-1958) and Wayde Preston (1929-1992). Purviance was born in Paradise Valley but grew up in Lovelock. She became a silent film star and Charlie Chaplin’s leading lady, making 33 movies within eight years.
  • Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing
    Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada students are encouraged to exhibit their artistic skills to promote radon awareness by entering the Nevada Radon Poster Contest, with all entries due by Oct. 31.
    The contest is sponsored by University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Nevada Radon Education Program and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00 AM
    The University of Nevada, Reno has secured $12 million in federal money it will use to start decontaminating a campus building that was once used to test radium.
    The school's Facilities Services Building has been vacated and the 30 employees working there have been relocated since low levels of radiation were detected in 2016.
  • Outdoor cooking gear
    Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 AM
    Any good western movie has a scene where a cowboy is cooking on an open fire with their pot hanging over the flames.  While cooking over a flame is a viable way to prepare food, it is usually the coals that are more desirable and useful for cooking.  Dutch oven cooking is an easy way to cook delicious food and fill stomachs that are hungry from a day outdoors. 
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 AM
    President Donald Trump’s campaign is narrowing its focus in a lawsuit against Nevada’s expanded use of mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election, now specifically challenging a provision allowing ballots received up to three days after the election to be counted if their postmark is unclear.
    In a motion for summary judgment, attorneys for the president’s re-election campaign narrowed their legal challenge against AB4, the law approved during the late summer special session of the Legislature. 
  • With opioid-related overdoses on the rise, health care providers try preparing everyday Nevadans to respond to a crisis
    Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 AM
    Lab coat and webcam on, Atrio Ricarte pushes through his PowerPoint presentation over Webex.
    Although the setup on the web conferencing app is reminiscent of a now all-too-familiar online class or working-from-home videoconference, the content the Las Vegas based registered nurse is sharing may just save a life.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:00 AM
    A Las Vegas judge has ruled that marijuana license winners that have not had background checks on all of their part-owners — even ones with small shares — cannot use the license to open a dispensary unless they correct the issue.
    District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued a permanent injunction on Thursday, bringing a level of closure to many major issues in a drawn-out legal case so large it’s sometimes called “World War Weed.”
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    A Lake Tahoe-area veterinarian and former professor at the University of California, Davis who oversaw treatment of horses at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.
    The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento says 63-year-old Jack Ray Snyder of Truckee, California admitted he under-reported nearly $350,000 in income from 2011-14. More than $212,000 of that was due for the 2011 tax year.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
     In early August, history, classic television and a whole lot of beach mingled to create a milestone in Lake Tahoe real estate.
    That's when a 31-acre estate in Zephyr Cove on the lake's east shore — once part of the vast holdings of the Bourne family — sold for $38 million.
    On ``Bonanza,'' the long-running TV Western, the Cartwrights galloped across the property on horseback in the opening credits. Unseen in those credits: a private sandy beach stretching nearly 400 feet.
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:00 AM
    Nevada officials raised numerous concerns Tuesday about permitting a proposed project to pipe large quantities of Colorado River water roughly 140 miles from Lake Powell to southern Utah, a controversial plan that would place new demands on the river. 
    Six of the seven states that use the Colorado River also sent a letter to federal water managers Tuesday asking them to refrain from completing project permitting until a consensus among the states could be reached on “outstanding legal and operational concerns.”
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