AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV
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GRAND CANYON-LIZARD TRACKS
LAS VEGAS — A UNLV geology professor recently identified fossilized track from a long-gone reptile on a fallen slab of rock along one of Grand Canyon National Park’s best-known trails. Steve Rowland says it’s the oldest vertebrate tracks in Grand Canyon. UPCOMING: About 500 words.
LAKE POWELL-MINING STUDY
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah and U.S. government officials will launch a study this month to determine the extent of mining pollution in Lake Powell on the Utah-Arizona border. Heavy metals washed into Lake Powell over the decades by flash flooding will be dug up to assess metal concentrations. The lake is a key part of a water system that provides drinking water to 40 million people in the Southwest. SENT: 310 words.
Governors have a wide range of priorities they want to tackle in the coming year, from tax reform to education. Yet it’s a topic that receives less attention on the campaign trail and in their speeches that could determine their success — natural disasters. In the last two years alone, storms and natural disasters have killed scores of people, damaged or destroyed tens of thousands of homes and cost tens of billions of dollars. By Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.
PARADISE, Calif. — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 440 words.
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-DOG TEAMS: Four teams of search and rescue dogs and handlers are traveling from the Las Vegas area to Northern California to help look for remains of wildfire victims.
VETERANS COMBATING WILDFIRES
SALEM, Ore. — After surviving firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, members of a new elite crew are tasked with fighting fires in rugged country back in the United States. The hotshot crew is made up of military veterans. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 550 words, photos.
HOUSTON — Records obtained by The Associated Press highlight some of the problems that plague government facilities for immigrant youth at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration has been making moves in recent weeks that could send even more migrant children into detention. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.
— HUMAN BONES FOUND: Authorities say bones found during a construction project in Carlin in northeastern Nevada are human and likely were buried three to five years ago.
LAS VEGAS — Nevada plays UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium.
LAS VEGAS — The Golden Knights host the Sharks on Saturday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 10 p.m. EST.
BKC--LAS VEGAS INVITATIONAL
LAS VEGAS — It appears the Wolf Pack has found their offensive rhythm. Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre’Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational’s second championship game on Friday at the Orleans Arena. SENT: 1,410 words, photos.
ICYMI: GLF--WOODS-MICKELSON MATCH
LAS VEGAS — Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods in their $9 million made-for-TV match. Mickelson made a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. SENT: 320 words, photos.
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