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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Persons or businesses interested in providing commercial services during the 2023 Burning Man Event will need to apply for a Special Recreation Permit with the Black Rock Field Office.
    “Special Recreation Permits are issued to businesses, organizations, and individuals to allow the use of specific public land for commercial use and provide resource protection measures to ensure the future enjoyment of those resources by the public,” said District Manager, Anne-Marie Sharkey.
    Vendors will need to submit their application by the close of business, 4:30 PM (PST), on April 7, 2023.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Nevada marijuana regulators have issued a health and safety advisory about widely available legal cannabis products produced in the Las Vegas area during the last 16 months using plants treated with an unapproved pesticide.
    The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board bulletin posted Thursday said Henderson-based Clark Natural Medicinal Solutions treated some plants with Ethephon.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Elko County’s Board of Health voted Wednesday against imposing a moratorium on COVID-19 and flu vaccines in the county.
    The seven-member board consisting of the county’s five commissioners, sheriff and health officer unanimously agreed they lacked the authority to impose such a moratorium and also decided against proposing the county discontinue advertising for any flu or COVID-19 vaccines.
    “We can’t order people to wear masks. I feel the same way about this moratorium,” Commissioner Rex Steninger said. “If somebody wants to take the vaccine, that’s their decision.”
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Participants in Nevada’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will stop receiving extra food assistance dollars provided to ease the effects of the pandemic after March, even though President Joe Biden this week extended the federal public health emergency through April.
    The announcement Wednesday from the state Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Welfare and Supportive Services said the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in December ended the supplemental emergency allotments. Families will receive the last of the additional allotments in March.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    House Republicans began enacting their legislative agenda this week – most of which will be dead on arrival in the Democrat-controlled Senate. But the first bills in a new Congress are an important window into the message a party wants to send. Republicans are telegraphing to voters that their priorities are de-funding the IRS, standing up to China, and remaining firmly anti-abortion.
    Meanwhile, a spending fight is looming, with Medicare and Social Security potentially caught in the crosshairs, and Democrats interested in bipartisanship, such as Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV), are looking for new partners in the majority.
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo signed an executive order Thursday requiring all executive branch entities to review existing state regulations and recommend at least 10 to be removed by May 1.
  • Tomo the tiger retires to Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023 1:00 AM
    After departing the film industry in California, Tomo the tiger recently retired to the Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Imlay, NV, in Dec. of 2022. He has since been seen soaking up the amenities at the sanctuary and enjoying feeding time.
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00 AM
     Across the region, 2023 already ranks as one of the strongest starts to winter accumulation on record. Snowpacks across Nevada and the Eastern Sierra are 136-258% of median and the near non-stop barrage of storms since Christmas is causing percentages to increase daily with current weather forecasts calling for additional storms through the third week of January.
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 1:00 AM
    Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants have received a second monthly payment, known as Supplemental Emergency Allotments (SEA). After March 14, 2023, those second monthly payments will end. Beginning in April, the first monthly payment will be the only benefit.
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