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2006-06-12 16:40:31

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Nevada family court judge was shot and wounded in the chest on Monday while working in his chambers in Reno and a manhunt for the shooter was underway, a police officer said. Judge Chuck Weller, who typically oversees child custody and divorce cases, was in his office on the third floor of the Washoe County Courthouse in downtown Reno when he was shot at 11:06 a.m., either from outside or inside the building, officer Fred Rigelsberger said. "We have one...

2006-06-12 15:38:22

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Nevada family court judge was shot and wounded in the chest on Monday while in his chambers in Reno, a police officer said. Judge Chuck Weller, who typically oversees child custody and divorce cases, was in his office on the third floor of the Washoe County Courthouse in downtown Reno when he was shot at 11:06 a.m., either from outside or inside the building, officer Fred Rigelsberger said. "We have one confirmed shot," he said, adding that the exterior...

2005-08-04 07:04:58

By Adam Tanner NIXON, Nevada (Reuters) - Visitors to the eastern shore of Pyramid Lake 35 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, can scan an area framed by a desert mountain backdrop and not see a hint of mankind. The American Indians overseeing the lake say such serenity along 125 miles of lake coastline 4,000 feet (1,200 m)above sea level is the result of the tribe's traditional respect for nature. Others suggest the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, which suffers 44 percent unemployment, should...

2005-06-01 21:01:33

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Mormon crickets have begun their spring assault in the Reno area, marching into a new subdivision in Spanish Springs, north of Sparks. It's the sixth straight year of infestation. Last year, the crickets infested some 12 million acres of Nevada and experts predict this summer's infestation will equal that or exceed it. The bugs - which munch lawns, gardens, crops and each other - are turning up from Winnemucca to Battle Mountain and in areas north of Reno such as Palomino...

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2004-11-28 09:00:03

RENO, Nev. - Thousands of passengers were grounded Saturday during a snowstorm at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on its busiest weekend of the year. At nearby Lake Tahoe and elsewhere in the Sierra Nevada, the storm dumped up to 18 inches of snow and delayed thousands of Thanksgiving holiday motorists heading over mountain passes. Sixty-nine flights at the airport were canceled or delayed during a seven-hour period Saturday after a malfunction in equipment used to guide pilots when...


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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'