Nevada News

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 …

NORCAL Mutual Expands Medical Professional Liability Coverage to Nevada

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. is now offering medical professional liability insurance to Nevada physicians. For the past eight years, Nevada healthcare professionals have been offered coverage from Medicus Insurance Company, a NORCAL Mutual wholly owned subsidiary. Upon renewal, Medicus policyholders …

Vegas Comic Suing Likens Onstage Leg Injury to Bear Trap

Veteran comedian George Wallace told a Nevada jury that it felt like a bear trap clamped his leg when he injured his Achilles tendon during a stand-up comedy show for a private audience at a resort on the Las Vegas …

Nevada Insurance Division Recovered $3.8M In 2013

The Nevada Division of Insurance recovered more than $3.9 million from insurance companies for Nevada Consumers in 2013, according to the division. A recovery is the amount of monetary compensation or relief received by a consumer as a result of …

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Nevada Gold Mine Criticized for 61 Workplace Safety Violations

An assistant U.S. secretary of labor is criticizing a Nevada gold mine for failing to protect its workers after federal inspectors issued 61 citations and orders for health and safety violations at Elko County’s Jerritt Canyon mine. A new inspection …