Temporary Closure of Memorial Point in Lake Tahoe

May 31, 2007

Lake Tahoe Nevada State ParkINCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.–The Memorial Point scenic overlook and restroom, which is part of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, located one mile north of Sand Harbor, will be closed from June 4 to approximately June 25, 2007. The closure is due to construction and facility upgrades occurring at the site. Alternative restroom facilities are available at Sand Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nevada Division of State Parks gearing up for busy Memorial Day weekend at Lahontan Reservoir

May 23, 2007

Increased law enforcement to crack down on underage drinking and other offenses

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev.–As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Nevada Division of State Parks personnel are gearing up for a busy holiday weekend at Lahontan State Recreation Area.

Up to 20,000 people each day are expected to be at Lahontan during the weekend and preparation includes increased law enforcement activities designed to crack down on underage drinking, fights and other offenses. Read the rest of this entry »


Historic Nevada Schoolhouse Open for Visitors

May 21, 2007

Elgin School HouseCALIENTE, Nev.–The historic Elgin Schoolhouse State Park is now open for visitors between 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. These hours will remain in effect through October 28, 2007.

Visitors can call 775-726-3564 for further information or for possible tours outside normal visitor hours. Read the rest of this entry »


Fire assistance grants available for fuels reduction projects

May 21, 2007

Nevada Division of Forestry LogoCARSON CITY, Nev.–Fire season is upon us and the thought on the minds of many homeowners is, “Would my home survive?” You may be eligible to apply for funds to help homes, particularly those near wildlands, safer from fire threats.

The Nevada Division of Forestry is seeking applications for the 2007 Wildland Urban Interface grant program’s state fire assistance grants. There is about $1,500,000 available for projects statewide. The purpose of this funding is to mitigate risk of wild fires in wildland-urban interface areas. Read the rest of this entry »


Nevada 2007 Wildland Fire Awareness Week (video)

May 18, 2007

CARSON CITY, Nev.—Governor Jim Gibbons proclaimed today May 19-25, 2007 as Nevada’s Wildland Fire Awareness Week. Multiple state, local and federal agencies participated in the kick-off event at Nevada’s State Capital in Carson City.

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Free Bike to State Parks Weekend

May 15, 2007

Washoe Lake State Park

The Nevada Division of State Parks will admit, free of charge, bicyclists who ride into any Nevada State Park the weekend of May 19-20, 2007, in celebration of National Bike Month.

Nevada State Parks include Lake Tahoe-Nevada (which includes the Spooner Backcountry), Valley of Fire, Spring Mountain Ranch, Lahontan, Floyd Lamb, Cathedral Gorge and Kershaw-Ryan. Read the rest of this entry »


Nevada Mercury Emissions Testing Program on Schedule

May 10, 2007

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection LogoCARSON CITY, Nev.–The initial phase of mercury emissions testing at Nevada’s largest precious metal mines is nearing completion, and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) reports that the program is on schedule and working as expected. Read the rest of this entry »