Nevada News

Cameras Trained on Mountains around Lake Tahoe Help Wildfire Battle

A growing network of cameras trained on the mountains around Lake Tahoe is changing the way crews fight Western wildfires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper, more tactical suppression than traditional war-like operations, experts said this week. The …

Sierras Along California, Nevada Line Long Overdue for Big Quake

Scientists say the Sierra’s eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average every 30 years hasn’t occurred in six decades. Nevada Seismology Laboratory Director Graham Kent says the …

First Autonomous Urban Drone Delivery in Nevada

A drone has delivered a package to a residential location in a small western Nevada town in what its maker says is the first fully autonomous, federally approved urban drone delivery in the United States. Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney announced …

Nevada Insurance Commissioner Approves Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

Acting Nevada Insurance Commissioner Amy L. Parks approved a filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an average decrease of 5.5 percent for Nevada workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs. An average decrease of 4.2 percent for workers’ …

Uber Eyes Both Nevada and California Sides of Lake Tahoe Before 2016

Uber plans to bring ridesharing to either side of Lake Tahoe before the end of the year. A recent agreement with Nevada allowed the company to launch simultaneously on the California and Nevada sides of Lake Tahoe, the Reno Gazette-Journal …

Rideshare Operators Don’t Have to Provide Driver Names in Vegas

Ridesharing companies in Las Vegas, Nev. such as Uber and Lyft won’t have to hand over lists of their drivers to Clark County commissioners after all. Commissioners voted this week to approve its business licensing ordinance without language requiring the companies …

Suit Accuses Nevada Special Education Teacher of Abusing 2 Children

Two families are suing a Reno, Nev. area school district, a teacher and a principal for what their lawsuit says was abuse at a school for children with disabilities. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported the lawsuit filed in Reno’s U.S. District …

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines Following Cryotherapy Spa Death

Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and …

County in Nevada Reconsidering Uber, Lyft Driver Registry Rule

Clark County, Nev. commissioners plan to reconsider a controversial ordinance requiring companies such as Uber and Lyft to hand over a list of their drivers every month. Commissioner Steve Sisolak requested Wednesday that the new rule be considered at the …

Nevada State Senator Condemns Clark County Fee for Rideshare Companies

Republican state Senate Majority Leader Michael Roberson is calling for an investigation into whether Clark County’s new fees for Uber and Lyft drivers are legal. Roberson issued a strongly worded statement this week, saying the county commission’s decision earlier that …