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2008-10-02 09:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A rare fish found only in Utah may become a snag in the Southern Nevada Water Authority's bid to pump water from sources along the state's border with Utah to Las Vegas. The Center for Biological Diversity, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation and the Great Basin Chapter of Trout Unlimited on Wednesday filed a notice of intent to sue Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne regarding the issue of pumping water from the Snake Valley along the border....

2008-09-18 09:00:24

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News If Nevada wins a water war with Utah along the border they share, Utah officials and environmental groups contend it will add to an already bad air-pollution problem along the Wasatch Front. Snake Valley Citizens Alliance's Terry Marasco on Wednesday told the Utah State Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee that the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to take 50,000 acre-feet of water annually from the Snake...

2008-08-11 06:00:20

By Henry Brean By HENRY BREAN REVIEW-JOURNAL A plan to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from eastern Nevada has drawn its first legal challenge since state regulators began approving portions of the project last year. Pipeline opponents filed petitions in two rural courts late this week requesting a judicial review of the most recent decision granting water for the massive Southern Nevada Water Authority pipeline. On July 9, State Engineer Tracy Taylor issued a ruling that clears the...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Along with a lawsuit filed this week over water on the Utah/ Nevada border, Great Basin Water Network expects to file a petition today appealing Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor's ruling last month that granted almost 19,000 acre-feet of water rights to the Southern Nevada Water Authority to supply Las Vegas with water. The water rights named in the petition impact the Cave, Dry Lake and Delamar valleys located inland from the border, where Taylor said...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor on Wednesday denied 15 applications requesting "interested person" classifications on a controversial water issue along the Utah/Nevada border. Taylor said in his ruling that a hearing next week on whether to allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority the right to pump ground water from the Snake Valley basin "is not a forum for anyone to comment on anything and expect the agency to respond." Neither, he added, did the...

2008-07-09 06:00:00

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 9--Las Vegas water officials are trying to keep Salt Lake and Utah counties out of the loop during an upcoming hearing on the proposal to take 50,000 acre-feet of water annually from Snake Valley -- despite the counties' concerns that the drawdown could provoke dust-bowl conditions on the Wasatch Front. The Southern Nevada Water Authority has filed an objection with Nevada State Engineer Tracy Taylor to requests for "interested party" status...

2008-07-08 09:00:36

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The Southern Nevada Water Authority has filed a request to deny "interested person status" to 15 applicants, including several from Utah, who want a say in a proposal to pipe water from sources near the Utah/Nevada border to Las Vegas. "We oppose the pipeline," said Steve Erickson on behalf of the Great Basin Water Network. "We think there are other alternatives they should explore." The Water Authority told Tracy Taylor, the Nevada state engineer, in its...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--BAKER, Nev. -- On moonless nights here in the Utah-Nevada borderlands of Snake Valley, the naked eye can see five planets, countless stars and the great swath of the Milky Way. Climb the hill to Great Basin National Park and one can see the nighttime glow of Las Vegas, whose leaders say their sprawling city must have the water under Snake Valley -- or wither and die. And they are coming for it, making plans for a 285-mile pipeline to tap the...

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 4--BAKER, Nev. -- On moonless nights here in the Utah-Nevada borderlands of Snake Valley, the naked eye can see five planets, countless stars and the great swath of the Milky Way. Climb the hill to Great Basin National Park and you can see the the nighttime glow of Las Vegas, whose leaders say their sprawling city must have the water under Snake Valley -- or wither and die. And they are coming for it, making plans for a 285-mile pipeline to tap...

2008-06-20 09:00:18

By Dennis Romboy Deseret News The National Congress of American Indians has approved a resolution opposing a controversial project to pump water from western Utah and eastern Nevada deserts to Las Vegas. The congress, comprised of Native American tribes nationwide, contends the plan would lower Great Basin groundwater tables, dry up springs and wells that sustain those lands and irreparably harm plants, animals and people. "It's the center of life. There is no life without water," said...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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