Las Vegas, Nevada - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval launched the Western Governors’ Drought Forum today, with the announcement of the regional initiative’s first four meetings and the rollout of an online resource library to collect case studies and best practices.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Nevada Legislature will be considering an unprecedented $1.3 billion tax incentive package for Tesla Motors this week. To focus attention on issues legislators should take into account while reviewing this proposal, the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities has released Development Incentives: A Guide for Nevada Legislators.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval, under constitutional and statutory authority, issued a state declaration of emergency today at 5:05 p.m. The declaration qualifies local governments for state and federal assistance associated with the excessive floodwater damage in Clark County and the Moapa Paiute Tribe Reservation.  It also enables the state to move expeditiously on requests made by local jurisdictions. 

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) today announced the launch of two new Nevada-specific websites to help schools protect students from sexual assaults on college campuses.

Elko, Nevada - The 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering will celebrate a little-known corner of Mexico "Baja California Sur" and its rich ranchero culture. From January 26-31, 2015, the small high-desert town of Elko, Nevada, will welcome Baja’s vaqueros, who will share with their American cowboy counterparts the traditional acoustic music, ranch cuisine, local art and craftwork, traditional lore and humor of their Californio roots.

Elko, Nevada - After 16 years as Executive Director of the Western Folklife Center, Charlie Seemann will retire July 31. During his tenure, Seemann built a first-class organization, helping the Folklife Center mature into a premiere cultural center dedicated to sharing the traditional arts of the American West with a national and international audience.

Las Vegas, Nevada - U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden and other federal law enforcement representatives last week held meetings with leaders and representatives of 21 northern Nevada Indian tribes, and conducted tours of their reservations, announced United States Attorney Daniel G. Bogden.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval announced today that Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Pete Bernhard has decided not to seek reappointment and will resign effective June 30, 2014.  The Governor has named Commissioner Tony Alamo, M.D., as incoming Chairman and has appointed Pat Mulroy to fill the open seat on the Commission.


Elko, Nevada - The Western Folklife Center’s Board of Trustees has hired David Roche to be the organization’s new Executive Director. Roche has spent 35 years leading nonprofit arts organizations, focused on the public presentation of traditional art forms. In his new post at the Western Folklife Center, Roche hopes to maintain the quality and integrity of the organization’s current programs, including the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, while building bridges among diverse communities in the rural West and continuing to move the organization forward in the 21st century.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval along with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry - Housing Division announced today that the Hero to Home Mortgage Program is officially underway in Nevada.  A statewide partnership with private sector real estate agents and approved lenders, the Hero to Home program honors our military service members and veterans by making homeownership a reality.