Archives for August 2016

Sage grouse to be better protected

A mining company teams up with the state and federal government to protect the sage grouse. A deal signed by Governor Brian Sandoval Tuesday allows Newmont Mining Corporation to get credits for protecting sage grouse habitats. The credits can be used to offset the impact of developing future land for mining.

Sparks Woman Arrested In Fight Following Wine Tasting

A Sparks woman was arrested by Angels Camp police, after getting into a fight with another woman. Police say they were called to the 100 block of Selkirk Ranch Road after one of the women slapped the other in the face. The women told police they had spent the day wine tasting and promised there would be no more trouble. Police were called back less than two hours later after one of the women pushed the other one day. She struck her head and was unconscious,and had to be taken to the hospital. Sparks resident Stacey Silva was arrested.

President Obama To Attend Tahoe Summit

The president is in the area today.
President Obama is scheduled to be the keynote speaker today at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit. The summit is hosted by Senator Harry Reid. It’s taking place at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s beginning at 1:30. California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer will also be in attendance, along with California Governor Jerry Brown. The first summit was held held in 1997 It was attended by then-President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore.

NV to crack down on payday loans

Nevada is cracking down on predatory payday loans. State Treasurer Dan Schwartz is behind a bill that would require a 45-day period before interest rates and fees could be tacked on to the small, unsecured loan. The measure also creates a database so payday lenders can monitor borrowers’ lending requests. Schwartz is also moving to provide more reasonable lending terms for educators, veterans and active military members.

Former First Lady Bonnie Bryan dies at 77

One of the state’s former first ladies has died. Bonnie Bryan died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. She was married to former Nevada Governor and Senator Richard Bryan. Bonnie Bryan was 77-years-old.

Haze over skies from CA wildfires

That haze hanging over our heads isn’t from any fires burning here. Fire officials are pointing the finger across the state line, saying fires burning in western California are causing the unhealthy air. The thick haze is visible from Peavine Mountain all the way to south Reno.

Spaghetti Bowl overnight lane closures begin

Overnight lane closures have begun near the Spaghetti Bowl. N-DOT is resurfacing bridges and that means I-580 and 395 will see lanes shuttered between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday through next spring. A minimum of one lane will stay open in each direction. The work could also include periodic ramp closures. The closures were slated to begin last week, but were delayed due to a lack of equipment.

Reno’s Greyhound bus station to move

Where you catch the bus in Reno could soon change. News 4 reports the Greyhound station downtown will likely move by the end of the year. The current state is located on Stevenson Street. Greyhound is eyeing several locations that would be more convenient, but wouldn’t say where.

Man wanted for stolen vehicle, stabbing arrested

A man sheriff’s deputies called a “violent repeat offender” is off the streets. KOLO-TV reports Steven Bumgarner was arrested in Carson City Monday night. Police say Bumgarner was handcuffed for possessing a stolen vehicle and battery on a deputy. At the same time, he was also wanted in connection with charges in a stabbing. Police say he has several other violent felonies on his record.

Man extradited from CA to Carson City after drug bust

A man arrested earlier this month in connection with a massive Mexican drug trafficking ring has been extradited back to Nevada. 34-year-old Hugo Diaz-Liuzarranga was handcuffed in Bakersfield, California. 2 News reports he’s now in Carson City, facing charges of drug trafficking. Sheriff’s deputies say he was among six nabbed in a methamphetamine ring following three-month investigation. In a raid on a Carson City home, deputies say they found four pounds of meth and several weapons.