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Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his […]

07/05/2014

Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. Bundy informed the public that the BLM has agreed to cease the roundup of his family's cattle.(AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

Feds release all cows gathered during NV roundup

Federal land managers confirmed they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority. The Bureau of Land […]

04/12/2014

New tyrannosaur discovered in southern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paleontologists on Wednesday unveiled a new dinosaur discovered in southern Utah that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed. A […]

11/06/2013

Burning Man participants walk on the playa at the Black Rock Desert near Gerlach, Nev. during the Burning Man festival

Burning Man crowd in Nevada desert tops 61,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal official says more than 61,000 people have turned out so far for the weekend Burning Man outdoor art and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. […]

08/31/2013

In this Aug 22, 2013, photo, research Associate Pamela Flores conducts a health assessment on a desert tortoise at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Support flows in for sick desert tortoises

LAS VEGAS (AP) — News that hundreds of threatened desert tortoises face euthanasia with the pending closure of a refuge near Las Vegas has generated a storm of reaction that has government officials scrambling to […]

08/29/2013

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UPDATE: Frazier Park fire burns 750 acres in Kern County

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are using heavy aerial artillery against a fast-moving brush fire in an effort to keep it from getting into Los Padres National Forest. Kern County fire spokesman Corey Wilford […]

05/15/2013

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Frazier Park fire burns 400 acres in Kern County

FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are using heavy aerial artillery against a fast-moving brush fire in an effort to keep it from getting into Los Padres National Forest. Kern County fire spokesman Corey Wilford […]

05/15/2013

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Oil industry: BLM prevents job creation in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oil industry associations say federal land managers are blocking new energy development by postponing all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October. John Felmy, the chief economist for the […]

05/09/2013

Calif. archaeological site defaced with paint

BLYTHE, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who spray-painted an archaeological site in the desert near California’s border with Arizona.

04/10/2013

Get a donkey smooch at SoCal fundraiser

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Red Bucket Rescue needs money. So they are holding a fundraiser in Chino Hills Wednesday featuring kisses from Joey, a 5-month-old donkey that is going to need a lot of money for medical bills.

02/13/2013

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Feds auction prime Calif. land for oil development

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The federal government auctioned off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to prized vineyards, several endangered species and one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.

12/12/2012

Ancient rock carvings stolen in Sierra Nevada

BISHOP, Calif. (AP) – Carvings that graced the Sierra Nevada in California for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws. The Los Angeles Times says at least four petroglyphs […]

11/19/2012

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