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Stagestop Casino fined by Gaming Control Board

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is recommending disciplinary action against the Stagestop Casino after seven out of the nine current bartenders weren’t properly registered as gaming employees.

DA’s Report

• Antonio Raul Armendariz was charged on Oct. 18 with child abuse and neglect resulting in substantial bodily or mental harm, two counts.

Bi-state sage grouse destined for threatened species list

The announced listing of the bi-state sage grouse last week as threatened under the Endangered Species Act could foretell the possible listing of the greater sage grouse next year, which would impact a number of western states, including Nevada.

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Son of sagebrush rebel details family battle to Congress

WASHINGTON — Wayne Hage Jr., whose family has battled federal agencies for more that two decades over water and property rights for its Monitor Valley ranch, told lawmakers Tuesday the fight outlived his parents and has cost millions of dollars with no end in sight.

Group’s appeal of tribal vote irks Timbisha Shoshone leader

Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Chairman George Gholson blasted the Indian Law Resource Center (ILRC) for getting involved in tribal politics by filing two administrative appeals to stop a vote on a proposed new tribal constitution last week.

VEA energizes new NNSS substation

Valley Electric Association this week energized the new “innovation substation” at the Nevada National Security Site, one of the improvements set out in a five-year, $61.6 million contract to provide electrical service awarded to the cooperative in 2012.

Horsford reps to open mobile office at DVH

Getting assistance on issues such as Social Security, Medicare and veterans affairs just got a bit simpler for local residents.

Solar project agreements up for discussion

TONOPAH — Nye County commissioners will consider entering into an option to lease property at the Tonopah Airport for First Solar Development, LLC, the company that announced plans to build a 65-megawatt, photo voltaic project in Amargosa Valley, during a 10 a.m. meeting here Tuesday.

Heller predicts another budget showdown

U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., predicted another showdown over the budget in three months, when Congress meets deadlines designed to end the last crisis that shut down most federal government functions for 17 days and almost led the country to default on its debts.

Sandoval to attend fundraiser at winery

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will be the guest of honor at a fundraiser for the Nye County Republican Party at the Pahrump Valley Winery tonight.

Appeal on Yucca decision denied

WASHINGTON — A federal court is standing by its decision that the government should resume license hearings for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.

Willow Creek plans get public airing

Several speakers spoke in favor of plans by Utilities Inc. of Central Nevada to spruce up the old Willow Creek golf course, though the Nevada Public Utility Commission Wednesday said the company couldn’t reopen it for golf.

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