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AG signs Money Laundering Enforcement Agreement with Mexico

Posting Date: 03/26/2014

Press Release

MEXICO CITY - Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and four other state attorneys general today signed a letter of intent with the National Banking and Securities Commission of Mexico, establishing a bi-national working group on money laundering enforcement. The continued growth in strengthening working relationships with governments of both countries will enhance efforts to combat transnational crime. [Read more]

Las Vegas man convicted for selling tobacco to minors

Posting Date: 03/24/2014

Press Release

Carson City, NV - Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced that on March 19, Henry Igwe, 55, of Las Vegas, was found guilty of sale of tobacco to a minor. [Read more]

Rural Roundup tourism conference set for April

Posting Date: 03/19/2014

Press Release

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s largest gathering of rural tourism professionals returns to Ely in April, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced.

Issues, trends and insights affecting rural tourism will fill the two-day Rural Roundup conference, kicking off with keynote speaker Mark Hoffman, two-time chairman of the National Tourism Association.  [Read more]

Red Rock Canyon Launching Artist Residencies

Posting Date: 03/17/2014

Press Release

Las Vegas – Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will become an even more beautiful place on March 16 when the Artist-in-Residency program will debut its first artist.

The first artist, Linda Campbell, whose artwork centers around landscape portraits in pastel and watercolor, will be at Red Rock Canyon from March 16 through 29.  [Read more]

Consumers warned of food contamination in cheeses

Posting Date: 03/14/2014

Press Release

LAS VEGAS - Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto alerts consumers that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suspended the food facility registration of Roos Foods Inc. of Kenton, Delaware on March 12, 2014.  [Read more]

BLM Offers Reward for Info on Cave vandalism

Posting Date: 03/14/2014

Press Release

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent vandalism found at Hidden Cave. [Read more]

Attorney General warns consumers about IRS telephone scam

Posting Date: 03/10/2014

Press Release

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto warns tax payers about an ongoing phone scam using the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) name to gain sensitive financial information from consumers.  [Read more]

American Red Cross is Seeking First-time Blood Donors

Posting Date: 03/06/2014

Press Release

Las Vegas, NV, -- The American Red Cross has been collecting blood in Las Vegas for four years and is the predominant supplier of blood services for nine of the areas 14 hospitals. But, according to Julia Wulf, chief executive officer of the Red Cross blood services region that includes Southern Nevada, “We need more blood donors and more organizations to sponsor blood drives.” [Read more]

Final winter hiking event - Sunset/Moonrise Hike

Posting Date: 03/06/2014

Press Release

ELKO, Nev. –Take it outside with other outdoor enthusiasts for a sunset/moonrise hike in the Cedar Ridge Wilderness Study Area near Jiggs, Nev. on Saturday, March 15 beginning at 4 p.m.  [Read more]

Lost City Museum features Mesquite artist in March

Posting Date: 03/06/2014

The Lost City Museum presents “Collections of the Southwest,” a new group of artwork by Janet Trobough in March. The exhibit features expressionist watercolor paintings of Native American women. Decorated gourds are embellished with semi-precious stones and intricate southwestern motifs. [Read more]

Have fun in March at Valley of Fire special events

Posting Date: 03/05/2014

OVERTON, Nev. – March is an ideal months to visit Valley of Fire State Park, with the early spring temperatures generally being quite mild and comfortable, and many of the desert’s plants just beginning to bloom. A wide variety of guided hikes, programs, and competitions are being offered throughout the month. [Read more]

Applications Being Accepted for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Posting Date: 02/27/2014

Press Release

Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Transportation is accepting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects through March 14. TAP provides federal transportation funds for projects that improve non-motorized mobility, historic preservation, scenic accessibility, safe routes to school and environmental/vegetation management. [Read more]

Prison-Trained Wild Horse Adoption a Success

Posting Date: 02/25/2014

Press Release

Carson City, Nev. – Approximately 200 people attended the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) in Carson City on February 22 hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Corrections. [Read more]

Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada

Posting Date: 02/20/2014

Press Release

Projects mark the 49th and 50th utility-scale renewable energy projects approved on public lands since 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move our economy toward clean energy sources, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 170,000 homes, and support more than 700 jobs through construction and operations. [Read more]

State-wide Water Well measuring begins in March

Posting Date: 02/19/2014

Press Release

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Beginning the first week of March and continuing into April, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells throughout various hydrographic basins throughout the state. [Read more]

AG announces Grant awards for services to Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Posting Date: 02/17/2014

Press Release

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announces the awarding of $1,265,124 in Services Training Officers Prosecution (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant funding and $247,954 in Sexual Assault Service Provider Formula Grant funding (SASP) for Calendar Year 2014.

“We are excited to financially back the agencies that do so much for our community and provide services to victims of sexual and domestic violence,” said Masto. [Read more]

Black Rock Desert Artist-in-Residence calls for applications

Posting Date: 02/14/2014

Press Release

Reno, Nev-- In late Spring 2014, the Black Rock Desert Artist-in-Residence program will host two emerging or established artists, working in two-dimensional media (painting, printmaking, photography, etc.) at the Black Rock Desert - High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The program is a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of Black Rock - High Rock and Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative. [Read more]

Lawsuit Filed to Halt Massive Las Vegas Water Grab

Posting Date: 02/13/2014

Press Release

Pipeline Would Dry Up Springs and Wetlands, Hurt Fish, Sage Grouse, Pronghorn and Other Species

LAS VEGAS— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court today to halt a right-of-way needed for the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s long-proposed pipeline (commonly known as the “Groundwater Development Project”). If allowed to proceed, the pipeline would siphon more than 27.3 billion gallons of groundwater each year from the desert of eastern Nevada and pump it more than 260 miles to the Las Vegas Valley. The controversial $15.5 billion project would have profound effects on people, wildlife and Nevada’s natural heritage. [Read more]

Opportunity to obtain Hoover Dam Power opening up

Posting Date: 02/06/2014

Press Release


Las Vegas, Nevada - The Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011 creates a new opportunity for more Nevada entities to obtain low-cost, renewable electric power from Hoover Dam. Currently, Southern Nevada benefits significantly from power resources generated at Hoover Dam. Only twice in the past 75 years have new allocations of Hoover power been authorized by Congress. New contracts for Hoover power will be for a 50 year term beginning in 2017.  [Read more]

Elko BLM Releases Enviro Assessment for Drought Management

Posting Date: 02/04/2014

Press Release

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, is releasing for a 15-day public review a revised Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Management and Mitigation of Drought Impacted Rangelands. This EA is available online at [Read more]

01/29/2014 - AG requests Tobacco use be carved out from trade agreements

01/24/2014 - Firewood cutting permits still available

01/24/2014 - Nevada Attorney General looking for mortgage fraud suspects

01/20/2014 - USDA designates Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas

01/09/2014 - Fire and Ice Winter Show coming up

11/12/2013 - Nevada AG visits with Mesquite League of Women Voters-Video

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