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Review of protections for rare Nevada buckwheat wildflower

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is undertaking a comprehensive review to determine if enhanced protection under state law is needed for the rare Tiehm buckwheat, a native plant species that lives exclusively within the Silver Peak Range in Esmeralda County, the department announced.

NHP: Separate crashes kill 2 in rural Nye County

The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating separate fatal wrecks that occurred within a half-hour of one another in rural Nye County earlier this week, shutting down travel for hours in both regions.

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Bankruptcy mentioned as possibility for Nye solar plant

SolarReserve, developer of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant, last week sued the Department of Energy and Tonopah Solar Energy, the plant’s operator.

Injured man uses GPS device to summon for help in Nye County

A man on a hunting excursion used his Spot Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device to summon for help after he fell and injured himself, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Enhancement for wildlife in rural Nevada

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is thanking property owners, Scorpio Gold, and volunteers for working with the department to enhance water for wildlife at Tarantula Spring in Esmeralda County.

Canadian mining company to acquire Nye County gold-silver project

Barrian Mining Corp., a Vancouver, Canada-based gold exploration company has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Troy Canyon gold-silver project in Nye County from Brocade Metals, a private mineral exploration company.

Complaint filed over dust at solar project in Amargosa Valley

A co-founder of Basin and Range Watch, an environmental nonprofit, filed two complaints with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection alleging a hazardous dust problem at the construction site of First Solar’s Sunshine Valley Solar Project in Amargosa Valley.

Tonopah selected for cultural exchange program

Tonopah was recently selected to participate in a collaboration project with Carson City as part of the Nevada Arts Council’s Basin to Range Exchange Program that is aimed at bringing together urban and rural art organizations from across the state.

Tahoe-based firm opening Tonopah office

American Battery Metals Corp., a battery metal exploration and development company based in Incline Village, recently established a company office in Nye County, the firm announced.

Australian company buys lithium project in Nye’s Big Smoky Valley

Argosy Minerals Limited, an Australian company focused on the exploration of lithium, signed a binding agreement to acquire a lithium brine project in the Big Smoky Valley about 40 minutes away from Tonopah, according to an announcement.

Nye mining project wins award

An effort in Nye County was among those being recognized at the Nevada Excellence in Mine Reclamation Awards at the annual Nevada Mining Association Convention Sept. 7 at South Lake Tahoe.

Gathering intel for future growth in rural Nevada

Officials from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) traveled around the state this summer to gather information for the creation of an economic plan for Nevada.