November 17, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>Kentucky Fried Chicken became the world's first logo visible from outer space by unveiling a record-breaking 87,500 square feet, updated Colonel Sanders logo in the Area 51 desert. Will cities need to begin regulating space advertising?</p>
Michael Castellon's Blog
November 15, 2006, 9am PST
<p>With development encroaching on mountains, Indian lands, and protected species' habitats, projections are that the city will run out of room to grow.</p>
USA Today
November 1, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Officials in Nevada have made plans to pump water in from a remote and untouched location near the state's border with Utah. Ranchers and environmentalists in Utah are not too happy about it.</p>
Salt Lake City Weekly
October 2, 2006, 10am PDT
<p>As more wealthy Bay Area residents purchase second homes to vacation in the Tahoe basin, long-time residents and workers find themselves priced-out, moving to less expensive, rural Nevada and commuting long distances, or out of the area entirely.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
New West
September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
With the media captivated by the landmark "Global Warming Solutions Act", a sister-bill has gone mostly unnoticed, yet will have an almost immediate impact in changing California's energy portfolio by targeting the 20% of imported, coal-based energy.
Capitol Weekly
August 22, 2006, 6am PDT
A 67-square mile piece of empty desert in Nevada will soon explode into one of the state's biggest cities, housing more than 200,000. Senator Harry Reid pulled various strings over the last four years to obtain approval for the development.
The Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2006, 6am PDT
Libertarians are pushing ballot initiatives in six Western states to vastly reduce the government's power to regulate land uses. The initiatives seek to limit regulatory takings of land by requiring the government to compensate owners for any losses.
High Country News
July 29, 2006, 7am PDT
The Department of Energy has announced a timeline for the nuclear-waste site, as opposition intensifies in Nevada.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 6, 2006, 8am PDT
Former President Clinton, addressing the shopping center industry's convention in Las Vegas, urged the adoption of LEED certification for new centers, explaining how it would benefit the security of the country and the economy.
The Denver Post
March 24, 2006, 10am PST
Anticipating major transportation improvements to serve explosive population growth, the City of North Las Vegas is considering adoption of a transit-supportive land use plan featuring a Regional Fixed Guideway (RFG) system.
Northern/Aliante View
February 28, 2006, 5am PST
Planners in one of the fastest growing cities in the country are proposing a transit-supportive land use plan that will link public investment in transit with private investment in land development.
Las Vegas Review Journal
February 6, 2006, 11am PST
Jim Rhodes may soon be the Nevada's largest home builder. His developments are popular, but opponents and some previous homebuyers are wary.
The Arizona Republic
January 25, 2006, 8am PST
Nevada Power is trying to raise the Southern Nevada temperature limit for air conditioning cut-off due to unpaid energy bills from 105 to 110 degrees, angering many.
Las Vegas City Life
January 3, 2006, 12pm PST
Closing a massive coal-fired power planet will result in cleaner air, more expensive energy, and a massive job and royalty income loss for the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nations.
The Los Angeles Times
December 19, 2005, 6am PST
Physical constraints force Reno planners to consider smart growth.
Reno Gazette Journal
December 18, 2005, 11am PST
Feeling ignored by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the region's adult industry forms its own
The Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2005, 7am PST
In Sparks, Nevada, development handbooks are taking the place of traditional zoning.
Planning Magazine
October 27, 2005, 7am PDT
Construction begins on Las Vegas' new $1.8 billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a mixed-use high rise towering over 600 feet on the strip.
Las Vegas Sun
October 23, 2005, 11am PDT
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing a study by Randal O'Toole, calls the proposed multi-billion-dollar light rail line from Henderson to North Las Vegas a 'white elephant'.
Las Vegas Review-Journal