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Request for stay of horse gather denied

RENO (AP) - A federal panel has rejected a request for a stay of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to remove all mustangs from a large swath of eastern Nevada.

Horse defender Christine Jubic of Albany, N.Y., last month filed a petition for an order to halt the roundup with the Interior Board of Land Appeals until it could consider her appeal challenging the roundup.

The board rejected her request, but her appeal is still pending.

The roundups affect all wild horses in an area around Ely covering 1.4 million acres.

High winds ruled out in chairlift fatality

(AP) - A Lake Tahoe ski resort has determined high winds were not to blame for the death of a 51-year-old California man who fell from a chairlift.

Heavenly Mountain Resort spokesman Russ Pecoraro says the resort continues to investigate the cause of Monday's accident that killed Mark Dickson of Glendora, Calif.

But he says they have concluded wind speeds that day did not exceed the operating parameters of either the Tamarack Express chairlift or the adjacent Heavenly Flyer ZipRider.

Pecoraro says preliminary findings indicate the harness retrieval rope on the ZipRider became severed somehow and came in contact with the chairlift.

Enrollment increases expected at 3 schools

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Three Nevada schools are expecting enrollment increases this semester.

College of Southern Nevada President Michael Richards says enrollment is climbing and the college is having to turn away some potential students.

Richards says enrollment at the college will likely be between 43,000 and 44,000 this semester - an increase of as much as 5 percent.

Nevada State College Provost Lesley Di Mare expects an increase enrollment of as much as 10 percent.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has about 28,000 students. Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services Suzanne Espinoza expects an enrollment increase of between 1 percent to 1.5 percent.

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