Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Thacker Pass Dispatches: “Blatant Harassment”—Thacker Pass Activists Fined $50K for Providing Bathrooms to Native Elders

Opinion Back in January, my friend Will Falk and I founded the Protect Thacker Pass campaign...

Alterra’s Tahoe Development: Planning a Disaster

It’s a scary question everyone in the Tahoe Sierra is asking. As the fires rage,...

Former Sex Industry Workers Cite 13th Amendment in Lawsuit that Could End Nevada’s Legal Sex industry

Two former sex industry workers have filed a Complaint in U.S. District Court, District of...

Whitebark Pine Considered for Threatened Species Status – the Impacts of a Changing Climate

Dotting mountain ranges throughout the western United States and into Canada, the whitebark pine is...

Squaw Valley Changes Name to Palisades Tahoe

The Squaw Valley resort acknowledged more than a year ago that its name “was derogatory...

The Truckee River Under Assault – Trash is Just One Insult as it Flows through Reno and Sparks

The annual Truckee River Cleanup Day set for September 25, 2021 is a 17 year-old...

The Chamber of Cannabis and Nevada’s Cannabis Future

Nevada voters first approved the Nevada Medical Marijuana Act in 1998. The initiative passed again in 2000, which amended the state constitution to provide for legal access to medical cannabis. Nevada Assembly Bill 453...

Downwinders Look to Renew and Expand Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Between 1951 and 1992, U.S. scientists and engineers conducted 928 nuclear blasts at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a roughly 1,400 square-mile federal reservation located 65 miles north of Las Vegas.  Eight hundred and...

As the Dixie Fire Continues to Rage, ForestFest and Solar Cook-Off Remains a Unifying...

At the western end of the Indian Valley is the community of Greenville, California. Eight miles to the southeast, at the other end of the valley, is the town of Taylorsville. Last week, the...

Sol Cannabis founder talks consumption lounges 

Cannabis dispensaries in northern Nevada are typically well appointed and very similar to each other. A greeter checks your id and lets you into the retail space where a budtender fills your order from...

Sick finches – the ravages of a changing climate

The salmonella bacteria causes Salmonellosis, a common and often deadly bird disease. Late last year and early this year there have been numerous reports of sick and dying goldfinches and siskins in the coastal...