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Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

Forest Service: Mountains not suitable for oil, gas leasing

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says it has concluded that oil and gas leasing isn’t suitable for Humboldt-Toiyabe (toy-YAH’-bee) National Forest land in a mountain range in northeastern Nevada’s Elko County that is a popular recreation area. Forest officials announced Thursday that Forest Supervisor Bill Dunkelberger’s analysis […]

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Rain brings relief to firefighters battling Nevada blaze

Rain brings relief to firefighters battling Nevada blaze

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Rain is bringing relief to hundreds of firefighters battling a big wildfire that destroyed an historic camp lodge and trapped several hikers above a canyon in northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. The Forest Service said Wednesday fire crews have seen minimal activity and no growth in the […]

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Historic camp lodge among devastation in Nevada wildfire

Historic camp lodge among devastation in Nevada wildfire

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Firefighters battled a wildfire Tuesday that destroyed a 79-year-old camp lodge and devastated thousands of acres of wilderness in a glacially-carved canyon in one of the most popular recreation areas in northeast Nevada. More than 300 crew members and 11 aircraft were on the fire lines […]

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9 briefly trapped by big northeast Nevada wildfire

9 briefly trapped by big northeast Nevada wildfire

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire that tapped eight hikers and sheriff’s deputy before they were escorted to safety in northeast Nevada’s Ruby Mountains (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A California couple who saw homes destroyed in a wildfire near Santa Rosa a year ago was among […]

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