Public meetings scheduled for Burning Man permit renewal

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WINNEMUCCA, Nev. (AP) - Federal officials and the organizers of the annual Burning Man counterculture festival will be hosting a series of meetings next month to get the public's input regarding the proposed renewal of the event's permit.

Burning Man graphic by MGN.

The festival happens every year in northern Nevada's Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Reno.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports the formal permit renewal process is expected to begin in March. The special recreation permit would allow the arts and music celebration to continue to take place in the desert from 2019 to 2028.

The meetings hosted by the Bureau of Land Management and festival organizers are scheduled for Dec. 4-6 in Gerlach, Reno and Lovelock.

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