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Colton Lochhead

Carson City bureau chief
Twitter: @ColtonLochhead

Colton Lochhead covers pot and politics for the Review-Journal, where he started as an intern covering crime and breaking news in 2012. Raised in Las Vegas, the life-long desert rat graduated from Bonanza High School before earning his journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Sisolak loosens COVID-19 rules on indoor, outdoor gatherings

Nevada is substantially loosening its COVID-19 rules on large gatherings for both indoor and outdoor events and will allow for a limited number of spectators at sporting and other live entertainment events as part of a continued relaxation of restrictions.

Nevada fines Ahern Hotel $11k for coronavirus violations

The Las Vegas hotel that hosted a Trump campaign event and beauty pageant with hundreds of guests this month was hit with a nearly $11,000 fine this week for failing to follow the state’s COVID-19 safety and health measures.

Fancy dinners, car rides found in Southwest Gas rate request

Southern Nevada’s natural gas utility once again tried to pass “inappropriate” costs to Nevadans as part of its push to raise rates, including luxury car charters, $4,700 dinner bills, and even one board member’s manicure and pedicure.

 
Ahern Hotel sues Nevada over coronavirus rules

A hotel that drew a fine for violating Nevada’s COVID-19 restrictions after hosting an “Evangelicals for Trump” campaign event this month is now suing the state and the city of Las Vegas over Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency directives.