Friday, July 15 2011 2:00 PM EDT2011-07-15 18:00:16 GMT
A proposed pipeline that would siphon billions of gallons of groundwater from under rural Nevada and bring it to Las Vegas could have profound and devastating effects on the environment, according to a new study by the federal government.More>>
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LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
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Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
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LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:03:09 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said. Bonanza High School student Marcos Arenas died ThursdayMore>>
The theft of iPads, iPhones and other Apple devices is becoming commonplace, earning it the nickname, "Apple-picking," the police said.More>>
LAS VEGAS - Living in Las Vegas, it's sometimes easy to forget that all Nevada once had were pastures, livestock and Hank Vogler.
The outspoken rural landowner made the long, dusty trek down into what he calls "The Lion's Mouth", sharing his mind with 100 others who are debating the water pipeline.
"The one endangered species you missed when you did your wonderful environmental impact statement was me - sheep herders," he said.
While science is still part of the planning, Monday night's meeting regarding the BLM's environmental impact study on the proposed pipeline was about emotion, anger and finger-pointing.
Brian Unguren spoke harshly about fear of the pipeline among rural counties.
"It amazes me that people in the rural counties who benefit from my tax dollars are complaining so much about sending water where it is needed most," he said. "Their trivial concerns are based on emotion and rhetoric."
Unguren isn't alone. The possible 300-mile pipeline would bring years of consistent jobs, many in the construction sector. That makes unions push for support.
"Without this project moving forward, the entire economy of the State of Nevada is at risk," said Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson.
Science, however, isn't helping the pipeline. The impact statement paints a stark picture of barren ranches and fleeing wildlife.
The recession has slowed growth in Las Vegas, but the SNWA wants a long-term plan in which worries are answered.
"The project opponents treat it like it's a free-for-all, and that's just not the case," said SNWA spokesman J.C. Davis.
The authority faces a public relations problem as the environmental justification and the project's cost - which reaches billions of dollars - don't seem to match up with the state's economic reality.
"It's a case of the Southern Nevada Water Authority feeding at the trough of public funding," said pipeline opponent Rob Mrowka.
Pipeline or no pipeline, ranchers and herders like Vogler feel the change is here. After a lifetime of work, it may be tough to accept that there are more days in the past than the future for Vogler.
"I'm collateral damage," he said. "Yet, I'm the canary in the coal mine. It'll be my sheepherder that comes off the mountain and says, ‘No puede.' We don't have any water up there. I can't do her."
The Bureau of Land Management is scheduled to hold a few more hearings on the report. The BLM is expected to help decide if the pipeline should go forward.