Past Headlines Sept. 12 |

Past Headlines Sept. 12

Headlines from a year ago:

Critics renew pleas to stop what they fear is another L.A. water grab

As backers of a $2 billion plan to pipe rural Nevada water to booming Las Vegas pressed for state approval Monday, critics renewed pleas to stop what they fear is a repeat of a Los Angeles water grab that parched California’s Owens Valley.

The state water engineer’s hearings opened with word that four federal agencies were dropping protests to the Southern Nevada Water Authority plans to draw about 91,000 acre-feet of water yearly from the Spring Valley, in White Pine County on the Nevada-Utah border.

Update: A hearing is set for Feb. 4-15 on the plan to pump 11.3 billion gallons of water from three rural valleys to Las Vegas.

Tourists will see American Flat by train

A popular destination for tourists and their local relatives, the Virginia & Truckee Railroad can now offer its riders two miles more along the historic right-of-way down to American Flat, all at $7 a ticket.

The Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway decided Monday to allow the small-town train operator to run daily 4 p.m. excursions on the recently reconstructed 1.4 miles between the Gold Hill Depot and American Flat. They will not increase ticket prices.