Top 5 web-only stories this week
1. According to a news release, “On Friday [May 6], Bailey Gumm became only the third Douglas County resident to be named Miss Nevada. A 2013 Douglas High School graduate, Bailey received the title of Miss Nevada 2016 in Las Vegas at the Tropicana.”
2. “A Native American tribal leader said Tuesday that federal regulators failed to consider people living in the Death Valley area in a key environmental report about the likelihood of underground water contamination from a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert,” the Associated Press reported. “ … About 50 people live in a tribal village in Death Valley National Park in California, southwest along the normally dry Amargosa River from the proposed Yucca Mountain site in Nevada.”
3. The Associated Press recently reported that a herd of diseased Nevada bighorn sheep was killed to save a neighborhood sheep group.
“Ed Partee, a state game biologist who’s spent much of his 24-year career rebuilding bighorn populations, drew the grim task of tracking and gathering the carcasses of the 27 sheep,” the AP said. “The animals were gunned down from a helicopter in February in an emergency attempt to save a neighboring herd.
4. According to Tahoe City Public Utility District, ground will soon be broken on “the missing one-mile section of the West Shore Bike Trail in Homewood in the coming weeks. This connection has been a long time coming for many residents and TCPUD leaders, both past and present.”
5. It’s movie night, again. This time try “Captain America: Civil War.” Lisa Miller, a Tahoe-based movie reviewer, said, “In this third chapter centered around Avenger Captain America, the Avengers become the subject of a U.N. referendum seeking to place the do-gooders under U.N. authority. The referendum gains broad-based support due to the collateral damage arising from Avenger missions.”
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