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Governor sees pattern in Nevada wildfires
Coming off a fairly wet winter, but not a drought-buster, the Sierra Nevada and the vast expanses of the Great Basin are expected to see fire activity near or above long-term averages.

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Inmates help grow sagebrush to restore grouse habitat

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Some 20 Northern Nevada Correctional Center inmates are planting thousands of sagebrush seeds in a program aimed at restoring sage grouse habitat across northern Nevada.

Inmate Russell Strotz said they will sprout...

Immigrant goes from boxing to picking fruit
Immigrant goes from boxing to picking fruit

ROCK ISLAND, Wash. — One night in June of 1981, Victor Hugo Vega approached two men in Tijuana, Mexico, and asked them if they’d ever been to the United States.

They said they hadn’t.

“Vamonos (Let’s...

Nevada reluctantly kills bighorn sheep to stop spread of disease

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada state wildlife veterinarian Peregrine Wolff worked at zoos in the Midwest, with farm animals in Florida and exotic species on movie sets in Hollywood. She never dreamed she’d have to help pull the trigger on a...