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Wildfires, wild horses, sage grouse focus in Nevada

The Society for Range Management annual meeting is expected to draw more than 1,500 ranchers, managers and scientists from across the United States to Nevada this week, organizers announced.

Wildfires, wild horses, sage grouse and rangeland restoration are among the topics on the agenda.

Featured speakers include Larry Selzer, president and CEO of The Conservation Fund; Kathleen Clarke, former director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; Ethan Lane, executive director of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; Dr. Bill Payne, dean, University of Nevada College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; and U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s representative, Casey Hammond.

The sessions also include a presentation from the National Grazing Lands Coalition.

“Producers from Nevada, Oregon and Utah will discuss their own operations and how they have become successful in ranching,” organizers said in previewing the event at the Nugget in Sparks.

Plan for medical waste treatment plant draws public outcry

A proposal by MediWaste Disposal LLC to bring a medical waste treatment facility to the valley has touched off a wave of public unrest, with a crowd of Pahrump residents flocking to the latest Nye County Commission meeting to express their displeasure.

3 motorcyclists killed in US 95 crash near Goldfield

Three motorcyclists who died in a crash along US 95 about 2 miles south of Goldfield last week have been identified as Benny Hall, 52, of Tonopah; Jeffery Hicks, 72, of Goldfield; and Frank Winkler, 54, of Linton, Ind.

How Pahrump is remembering its heroes this Memorial Day weekend

Though it has become widely known as the unofficial kickoff of summer, two local veterans’ organizations are helping ensure the real meaning of Memorial Day is not lost among the fun of pool parties and cookouts.

Groundbreaking set for new Tonopah elementary school

A ground-breaking ceremony is set for the construction of the new $25 million Tonopah Elementary School beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29

Nye schools seek retirees to fill some critical vacancies

Even as school officials announced the retirement of more than a dozen teachers and other personnel on Monday night, they hope some veteran workers and retirees will consider returning to fill essential roles in the district.

GALLERY: Pinkbox Pahrump grand opening

When asked why Pahrump, owner of Pinkbox Stephen Siegel responds with, “why not?”

Fire destroys property, vehicles on Our Road

No injuries were reported after fire consumed two structures and vehicles on Sunday, May 19, just after 12:30 p.m.

RENDERING: Rhyolite Ridge gains formal county support

The Bureau of Land Management published its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron project in April, triggering another crucial step forward for the planned mining operation – the public comment period. The deadline to submit is June 3.