February 4, 2012 |
Pity poor Rick Santorum. The patriotic Pahrumpers from Precinct 31 had crowded into Mrs. Odegard's sixth-grade classroom at Rosemary Clark Middle School this morning to talk politics. First they were scheduled to hear a short speech on behalf of each of the would-be Republican presidential nominees. Then they would fill out blue paper ballots and tuck them into the cardboard ballot box to pick the man they want to see post up against President Obama come November. The way the Nevada caucuses work, candidate speeches are given by loyal local supporters out to persuade their neighbors one last time before the vote begins.
August 15, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- Days one, two and three of Paul D. Ryan 's introduction to the campaign trail may have been about promoting Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick. But day four was about attacking President Obama. Appearing in crowded gymnasiums in Nevada and Colorado, Ryan repeatedly criticized the president on his economic policies and the national debt, comparing Obama's style of government to those in European countries, an argument that drew boisterous shouts of “U.S.A.” alongside boos of the president.
April 8, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Nevada authorities believe a violent struggle with intruders in his apartment led to the death of the state's chief insurance examiner, whose body was apparently found Saturday wrapped in a blanket and bound with duct tape in the Carson River. Carson City Sheriff's deputies said that they are still waiting for the cause of death and identification to be officially confirmed, but investigators believe the body found by searchers is...
February 26, 2013 |
Nevada State Sen. Don Gustavson knows how long and boring some of those drives across the Silver State can be. So he wants to speed things up a bit. On Monday, he introduced a bill that paves the way for Nevada to increase the maximum speed limit to 85 mph in those areas where state transportation officials determine that speed is safe. If enacted, the new speed limit would match the one in Texas for the nation's fastest. “I drive on rural roads a lot here in northern Nevada -- my district is huge,” he told the Los Angeles Times.
April 30, 2013 |
Poker fanatics in Nevada now have an online play-from-home option to gamble. The first legal online poker website launched Tuesday in the Silver State, home to the casino city of Las Vegas. The site, UltimatePoker.com , went up just two months after the cash-strapped state legalized online poker. PHOTOS: The strangest business sponsorships Nevada had been racing to beat New Jersey, which also legalized online gambling, in implementing wagering websites.
June 11, 2010 |
Nevada released a series of television ads Thursday mocking the California Legislature in an attempt to lure businesses from the state. It's the latest effort by Nevada's development authority to woo Golden State companies. This time around, the commercials portray California lawmakers as talking orangutans. "Las Vegas is driving me bananas taking business from California," says one primate (with the help of a human voice-over). "Please don't go." The spots tout Nevada's lack of corporate and personal income taxes, calling the state the "capital of the new mega-West."
June 7, 2009 |
The first stop we make in Nevada is for beer. Cold beer. Your mouth gets mighty dry through the endless miles of sparkling sand flats and ratty mountains on Interstate 80. The sun beats down and the thirst comes on strong as haunting mirages flicker on the horizon, the vacant road vanishing into scraggly sage-covered hills. So, when we hear about the Ruby Mountain Brewing Co.
November 1, 2013 |
In Elko poets gather to dodge Nevada chill To read, hold forth and blather As versifiers will. This January hoedown joins horsemen and their kin to artists who aren't highbrow. One year I will sneak in. In other words, the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev., is staging its 30th Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2014. The programming honors horsemen Bill and Tom Dorrance.
July 25, 2013 |
O.J. Simpson, the former football superstar who has become just as well-known for his twists and turns through the criminal justice system, said he regrets the crime that put him into a Nevada jail cell. Speaking to Nevada parole officials from prison Thursday, Simpson, 66, said he's been a model prisoner and asked for leniency. Parole officials are expected to rule on the request by next week, spokesman David Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Simpson has been at Lovelock Correction Center, about 90 miles from Reno, since 2008, when he was sentenced to up to 33 years on a variety of charges stemming from what he said was an attempt to regain his sports memorabilia from dealers.
September 6, 2013 |
Scorpion hunting is something you shouldn't do on your own. For one thing, it's dangerous. For another, you could learn a lot more from naturalists at two Nevada wildlife refuges who will be taking visitors to see the desert critters this month. Hikes take place Saturday at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo and Sept. 14 at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Moapa. Although you've probably never heard of these remote wildlife refuges, they're less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas.