RENO, Nev. (AP) — Spectators were encouraged to stay seated for the Burning Man 2018 finale, with watchful rangers and medical staff ready to tackle anyone making a run for the flaming pyre in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
RENO, NV (AP) — Burning Man organizers are threatening to sue federal officials over a dramatic increase in traffic stops of vehicles bound for the annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert 100 miles north of Reno.
Burning Man organizers are pushing back on traffic stops along the main road to the event’s Black Rock location, calling them "unconstitutional" and expressing concern that the stops are impeding preparations for the annual event, which begins on Sunday.
A little bit of Nevada culture has migrated to Washington, DC. The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum has mounted an exhibition of art from Burning Man, which over the years has become an international force of culture.
Government investigators say they've found evidence a Salt Lake City-based Bureau of Land Management agent used his position to get sold-out Burning Man tickets and had agents drive his family around during the event in the Nevada desert.
A near-fatal medical incident last year has sparked renewed tension between Burning Man organizers and local authorities, none of whom can seem to agree on medical protocols for this year's event, which begins Sunday.
Burning Man organizers are disputing their $2.8 million bill from the federal government — the cost last year of hosting its popular outdoor festival in the Black Rock Desert, a national conservation area in Nevada.