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Airliners Diverted to Nellis Air Force Base

Air Travel

Updated: 07/25/2003 - Severe weather forced three commercial airliners carrying 452 passengers to land at an Air Force base near Las Vegas. No one was hurt and the flights continued on later.

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Wtinesses Sought in Robb Fire Probe

Wildfire the 2003 Season

Updated: 07/25/2003 - State and federal investigators asked for the public's help again Thursday in finding witnesses who saw the start of a wildfire that burned 2,200 acres on the edge of Reno last week.

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Three More Wild Horses Found Shot

Updated: 07/25/2003 - Three more wild horses were found shot to death in eastern Nevada, the latest in a two-year string of killings.

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Nuke Commission Releases Yucca Mountain Plan

Yucca Mountain

Updated: 07/24/2003 - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released its plan for reviewing an Energy Department license application to build the nation’s nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert.

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Nevada Sales Up 7.8 Percent In May

Updated: 07/24/2003 - Nevada sales totaled $2.9 billion in May for a 7.8 percent increase over the same month a year ago. It marks the 11th consecutive month of sales growth.

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Legal Challenge To Tax Debate Shifts

Updated: 07/24/2003 - Legal challenges to stop Nevada lawmakers from trying to pass a tax increase without a two-thirds legislative vote have shifted to putting the lid on a state Supreme Court ruling that would have made it possible.

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Guinn Signs $836 Million Tax Bill

Nevada Budget Crisis

Updated: 07/22/2003 - Gov. Kenny Guinn ended months of rancorous legislative debate Tuesday when he signed a record $836 million tax bill that will fund schools and the state's $5 billion budget over the next two years.

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BLM Won't Barricade Portions of Sand Mountain

Updated: 07/23/2003 - The Bureau of Land Management says it will rely on voluntary restraint rather than mandatory closures to keep off-road vehicles out of parts of a popular Nevada recreation area where they might jeopardize a rare blue butterfly.

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Critics Attack Martis Valley Development

Updated: 07/22/2003 - Critics attacked a plan that could allow major new resorts in the Martis Valley with nearly 9,000 homes, apartments and condominiums as promoting urban sprawl that could ruin the scenic landscape south of Truckee.

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Judge Back On Bench After Rehab

Posted: 07/22/2003 - Washoe District Charles McGee, after about two months in an alcohol rehabilitation center, said he's ready to resume his judicial duties with heightened awareness.

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Lawmakers May Have Found Common Ground

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 07/22/2003 - Lawmakers appeared to have struck a compromise Monday night on an $811 million tax plan that could garner a two-thirds majority vote in both houses and end legislative gridlock.

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Some Assembly Republicans Backing Tax Plan

Nevada Budget Crisis

Updated: 07/21/2003 - A handful of Assembly Republicans said Monday that they're willing to back a $805 million tax plan to fund education and the state budget.

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Northern Nevadans Asked to Reduce Power Use

Updated: 07/22/2003 - Sierra Pacific Power Co. issued a "yellow" power alert Monday as energy usage in northern Nevada climbed to record levels and problems at one plant hampered supplies.

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Firefighters Gain On Blazes

Wildfire the 2003 Season

Updated: 07/21/2003 - Firefighters were close to conquering a grass and sage fire northwest of Winnemucca and were making headway Monday against a 2,700-acre fire in Elko County.

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Environmental Scientists Gather In Reno

Global Warming

Updated: 07/21/2003 - About 1,100 of the world's top scientists gather in Reno this week to discuss climate changes and the future of mankind.

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Assembly Votes to Fund Education and State Budget

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 07/21/2003 - The legislative logjam continued on Sunday after the Assembly passed one bill and amended another aimed at funding the school budget and raising about $820 million in taxes.

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Gang Member Convicted of Murder

Updated: 07/21/2003 - An admitted gang member who, Reno police say, shot and killed a man last summer has been convicted of first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon.

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Cause of Player's Fatal Collapse Unknown

Nevada Wolf Pack

Updated: 07/21/2003 - Officials of arenafootball2 said Sunday it will probably be a few days before they know what caused the death of a 31-year-old player who collapsed on the bench during a game.

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Car Wash Can Help Kids Come Clean

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 07/22/2003 - A Saturday car wash was worked by teens who are taking part in a nine-week boot camp called "Project Walk About" that's sponsored by the Nevada National Guard and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

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