Nevada News

CIG Names Houghton as Regional Field Executive for Southwest

Capital Insurance Group has named Mark Houghton as the regional field executive for the Southwest region. Houghton, the former regional manager of CIG’s Anaheim, Calif. territory, will oversee field operations and business relations for CIG’s newest regional territory comprised of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Houghton has …

Families of Nevada Helicopter Crash Victims Awarded $16M

A jury has awarded $16 million to the families of four passengers who were killed in a December 2011 helicopter crash near Lake Mead in Nevada. The jurors ruled against Sundance Helicopters Inc. in a wrongful death case filed by …

Forecast Calls for More Drought Next Year Across West

Forecasters say severe drought or worse will continue into next year across much of the West, including parts of western Utah, most of Nevada and practically all of California. Below-normal precipitation and normal or above-normal temperatures are forecast in the …

Nevada Truck Firm in Amtrak Crash Could Pay $4.5M+

A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.5 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that found one of its drivers caused a 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured …

California-Based Palomar Specialty Insurance Expands Into More States

La Jolla, Calif.-based Palomar Specialty Insurance Co., established in February 2014 as a specialty catastrophe insurer, announced it is now licensed to write residential and commercial insurance in 14 states. Palomar Specialty initially focused on writing residential earthquake insurance, commercial …

Boating, Rafting Operators at Tahoe Put out by Drought

After first putting a damper on skiing and snowboarding in the winter, the drought now is taking a toll on boating and rafting around Lake Tahoe. Larry Boerner, owner of the paddlewheeler Tahoe Gal, said he can offer sightseeing cruises …

ITC Expands Comparative Rating System, TurboRater, to Nevada

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, has expanded its comparative rating system TurboRater with its release of automated insurance rating information for personal lines insurance in Nevada. The insurance carriers available today …

USDA Extends California Salmonella Chicken Recall to Bases

Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by California-based Foster Farms to include products believed to have been send to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on …

Aim of Nevada Anti-Fracking Suit to Block Drilling

A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other …

Nevada Driver Cards Draw Nearly 49,000 to Take Tests

Nearly 49,000 Nevada residents have taken written tests since January to obtain state driver authorization cards, and just under 16,400 people have gotten the documents as of June 11, state Department of Motor Vehicles officials said. The cards are available …