Benjamin Spillman,

Benjamin Spillman

Nevada, United States

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Past articles by Benjamin:

Nevada DMV suspends driving tests over virus concerns

Examiner in Las Vegas tested positive for virus. Tests to resume June 22, DMV says. → Read More

Reno Police seek help identifying suspects in attack on journalist

Journalist Don Dike-Anukam was reporting on civil unrest in downtown Reno when he was attacked. → Read More

Nevada already witnessing 'extreme fire behavior' in 2020, COVID-19 an added risk

Temperatures and fuel loads will be higher and moisture low. It adds up to dire fire season forecast from Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas to Elko. → Read More

After peaceful day in Reno, George Floyd demonstration devolved into chaos, vandalism

While more than 1,000 people peacefully demonstrated, a smaller group of protesters broke into Reno City Hall and caused extensive vandalism downtown. → Read More

Reno journalist attacked, beaten as protest turned to chaos

Journalistic duty compelled Don Dike-Anukam to document chaos in his hometown. With help from his colleagues, he survived to tell the story. → Read More

Developers: Cold Spring has more water than state acknowledged when it banned permits

Valley's 'perennial yield' more than three times higher than number state cited when imposing permit moratorium, according to developer-funded study. → Read More

Reno to consider annexing 1,000 acres in Sierra foothills, raising development concerns

City staff says annexation could net city millions of dollars in proceeds. → Read More

BLM to reopen Sand Mountain on Saturday, May 9 after COVID-19 closure

Off-road Mecca had been closed due to pandemic. → Read More

With cases rising, Nevada tribal chairman turns to YouTube to implore members to stay home

Pyramid Lake Paiute leader says no virus deaths yet on reservation: 'We want to keep it that way.' → Read More

Lake Tahoe boating to return in phases, beginning with boats that have Tahoe seal

Boats with Tahoe-safe seals will be allowed back first. → Read More

Reno lands EPA grant to assess downtown brownfield contamination

Money will fund search for contaminants on land city wants redeveloped into housing, retail, offices. → Read More

Renown to resume surgeries and procedures following COVID-19 pandemic pause

Non-emergency services have been on hold more than six weeks as Nevada copes with COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Nevada coronavirus updates: What we know on Saturday in Reno, Sparkes, Las Vegas

This is a breaking news story about the latest in the COVID-19 outbreak in Nevada. → Read More

Lake Tahoe beach closures extended, boat launches also remain closed amid COVID-19

People with weekend plans should verify the spots they want to visit are open. → Read More

'It is dangerous all around'; Concerns rise over lack of social distancing at Lake Tahoe

Warm weather means crowds at Lake Tahoe. That's worrying for people trying to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. → Read More

Tahoe pair triggers helicopter mountain rescue despite urges against risky activity amid COVID-19

Skiers climbing Independence Peak in Inyo County caught in slide. Authorities previously warned against backcountry skiing during pandemic. → Read More

Native communities ask Nevadans for help during pandemic crisis

Communities turn to crowdfunding sites to seek help buying food and other essentials. → Read More

Riverbound? Be careful. A 115-year-old flume collapsed, sending debris into the Truckee

No one was injured in collapse. But kayaker reports hazardous debris in the Truckee River in Verdi, Nevada. → Read More

Grieving for Indian colony's 'Auntie Jen' complicated by COVID-19 crisis

Positive test and isolation protocol prevented Velda Lowery's family from being at her side, they connected by phone and video in final weeks. → Read More

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe wins final approval for expansion plans

Project will add new lift and 112 acres of additional ski terrain. → Read More