Northern Nevada briefly

U.S. attorney in Nevada says he'll

step down Oct. 10

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The U.S. attorney for Nevada says he'll resign Oct. 10.

In a statement issued through his office in Las Vegas, Gregory Brower doesn't say what his immediate plans are.

He has been the top federal prosecutor in the state since January 2008.

Brower says he is proud the Nevada U.S. attorney offices in Reno and Las Vegas have focused during his tenure on mortgage fraud, public corruption, violent crime and child exploitation as well as other cases.

Before being named United States attorney, Brower was general counsel to the Government Printing Office and the agency's Inspector General.

Brower is a former Navy veteran, former Nevada state legislator and was legislative counsel in the executive office for U.S. attorneys.

Reno airport named portal for Olympics

RENO (AP) - Reno-Tahoe International Airport has been designated one of three portal airports for private aircraft flying to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Airport officials say Canadian authorities are requiring all private aircraft to first land at a designated portal before flying into Vancouver.

Officials say the portal system will help air traffic controllers and security officers in Vancouver better manage the arrival and departure of private planes.

The other two airports are Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Wash.

Reno airport executive director Krys Bart says Canadian authorities estimate anywhere from 300 to 500 planes will fly into British Columbia during the height of the games.

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