Nevada http://www.kunc.org en Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans http://www.kunc.org/post/nevada-offers-rare-deal-year-round-sales-health-plans For months, consumers have been warned that they have to buy health insurance by the end of open enrollment or remain uninsured until next year. But a little noticed provision of the health law may give some consumers another chance.<p>Insurers that sell individual plans have to offer insurance to all comers during an annual open enrollment period, which this year ended for most people on March 31. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:52:00 +0000 55278 at http://www.kunc.org Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops http://www.kunc.org/post/nevada-farmers-hack-drought-switching-crops Take a drive around the perimeter of Colby Frey's farm in Nevada and it's clear you're kind of on an island — an oasis of green surrounded by a big, dusty desert.<p>Nearby, a neighbor's farm has recently gone under. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:31:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 54788 at http://www.kunc.org Nevada Farmers Hack The Drought By Switching Up The Crops Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers http://www.kunc.org/post/even-desert-drought-spells-trouble-ranchers In northern Nevada, a place famous for its wide, open spaces and expansive cattle operations, ranchers are in a bind due to the historic drought.<p>Much of the state is desert, so when people talk about drought, they're really talking about the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. It's at barely 20 percent of average.<p>This is a huge concern for farmers and ranchers like Julie Wolf, because the mountains store the snow that melts and feeds rivers and reservoirs. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 54392 at http://www.kunc.org Even In A Desert, Drought Spells Trouble For Ranchers Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans http://www.kunc.org/post/drought-could-dry-nevada-dairy-farmers-expansion-plans When Pete Olsen talks about drought on his fifth-generation dairy farm in Fallon, Nev., he's really talking about the snowpack 60 miles to the west in the Sierra Nevada.<p>The Sierras, Olsen says, are their lifeblood.<p>That is, the snowmelt from them feeds the Truckee and Carson rivers and a tangle of reservoirs and canals that make this desert bloom. Some of the highest-grade alfalfa in the world is grown here. And it makes perfect feed for dairy cows, because it's rich in nutrients.<p>But like much of the far West, northern Nevada is in the grips of a historic drought. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:21:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 54349 at http://www.kunc.org Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record http://www.kunc.org/post/flying-scotsman-cyclist-obree-sets-new-speed-record Cyclist Graeme Obree, 48, has set a new world speed record for prone bicycles, as the man known as the Flying Scotsman topped 56 mph during a session at the just-completed <a href="http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/whpsc2013/results.htm">World Human Speed Championships</a>, held at Battle Mountain in the Nevada.<p>Pedaling with his nose less than an inch away from the front wheel of his custom-built, smooth-skinned bike, Obree finally succeeded Friday, after early runs failed to break the record of 54.9 mph set by Steve Ball in 1983.<p>Obree's final session on the flat desert highway was a succe Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49627 at http://www.kunc.org 'Flying Scotsman' Cyclist Obree Sets A New Speed Record