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BEATTY, Nev. (AP) — Some residents of a southern Nevada town that has long embraced a local herd of burros want the federal government to do more to control the wild donkey population.
The Bureau of Land Management plans to capture up to 300 wild burros in July from the hills around Beatty.
The animals will be transported to a holding facility in Utah and put up for adoption.
A new fiberoptic system that will give this tiny town the fastest internet in the state is just the latest innovation from a unique rural energy co-op.
The town of Beatty is close to being the only all-fiber internet community in Nevada.
The Valley Electric Association is working to make Beatty the first "all fiber-optic" town in Nevada.
Residents in Beatty will soon have to pay higher rates for water.
The Pahrump Valley Times reports rates will go up by $4.40 over the next two years.
Investigators have determined what caused an explosion at a closed nuclear waste dump near Beatty last October.
Nevada officials investigating an October explosion at a long-closed radioactive waste dump northwest of Las Vegas are moving to studying how to prevent another blast.
Officials say a fire is out at a closed radioactive waste site in Nevada, and law enforcement and state agencies are descending on the rural area to test air quality and check for any other problems.
The town of Beatty has lent its support to a proposal to expand a hazardous waste site.
The Nye County School District recently posted a new job opening - for a music teacher in Beatty Schools.