Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer Solis

Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies.

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Lake Mead to benefit from $99M grant for water recycling project

By: - May 29, 2024

Federal resource managers announced $99 million in funding for a large-scale water recycling project that will save enough water in Lake Mead to serve nearly 500,000 households in Southern California and Southern Nevada annually. The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California will receive millions in funding for […]

Summer EBT won’t go out until September

By: - May 28, 2024

Parents in Nevada will have to wait until September to receive benefits from a popular free food program designed to cover kids during summer vacation. Earlier this year, Nevada signed up for the first new federally funded nutrition program in decades, which established a permanent summer nutrition assistance program for children out of school for […]

Barbershop chain owner, veteran challenge incumbent for North Las Vegas City Council

By: - May 23, 2024

Home to more than 275,000 residents, the City of North Las Vegas is the state’s fourth most populous incorporated city – behind Las Vegas, Henderson, and Reno. The nonpartisan North Las Vegas City Council includes the mayor and four members, who each represent a ward. This year, seats for two of the wards are up […]

Walker River Tribe gets final $2.4M needed for clean water infrastructure project

By: - May 20, 2024

For years, members of the Walker River Paiute Tribe who depend on well water have been plagued by water scarcity, brought on by a lack of infrastructure and funding.  Between aging pipes, pollutants and regional drought, the tribe’s existing water infrastructure has been stretched to its limits — compromising both public health and economic development. […]

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Suspected wolf pack sighting in NV turns out to be coyotes

By: - May 13, 2024

Wildlife managers in Nevada confirmed Monday that a possible wolf pack sighting north of Elko months earlier was, in fact, a pack of coyotes. The Nevada Department of Wildlife reported the possible wolf pack sighting in March, prompting state biologists to collect DNA from two scats and hair samples nearby to confirm whether or not […]

NV water right holders have little choice but to sell, say water regulators

By: - May 13, 2024

After two decades of dwindling aquifers, landowners in northern and central Nevada are choosing to surrender their groundwater rights to the state in exchange for cash payments, and more are waiting in line.  Everyone from family farmers to residents in mid-sized towns depend on groundwater in Nevada, but over-pumping and persistent drought means there is […]

Most Nevada reservoirs at 80% capacity or more – except Lake Mead

By: - May 10, 2024

Nevada can expect a healthy water year — with some caveats — thanks to a hardy winter snowpack and generous spring showers.  As snow melts through the summer, most key reservoirs in northern Nevada and the Sierra are expected to reach full volume this spring, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Services’ May water supply […]

On second try, House approves Amodei’s bill to ease mining on federal lands

By: and - May 9, 2024

Nevada’s mining industry may soon get a reprieve after the Republican-controlled U.S. House passed industry-friendly legislation Wednesday, undoing a consequential court decision that restricted mining companies’ use of federal lands. The Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2024 — introduced by Nevada Republican Rep. Mark Amodei — passed on a 216-195 vote, reversing a vote last […]

On the anniversary of 1863 massacre, Great Basin tribes call for Bahsahwahbee national monument

By: - May 8, 2024

Monday marked the anniversary of a violent massacre in Nevada’s Spring Valley by federal soldiers, who in 1863 targeted Native men, women, and children gathered for a religious ceremony in a sacred stand of Rocky Mountain junipers. For decades, tribal members have fought to protect the unique grove of Rocky Mountain junipers growing on the […]

Amodei’s mining bill fails to pass Republican-controlled House

By: - May 3, 2024

Nevada’s lone congressional Republican suffered a blow this week after six members of his own party joined Democrats to block a bill he authored to address a court ruling adopting a stricter interpretation of the 150-year-old General Mining Law. Mining developers looking to extract minerals in Nevada are grappling with the aftermath of a 2022 […]

UNLV sees record enrollment after years of steady decline

By: - May 1, 2024

For higher education, one of the biggest challenges leftover from the pandemic years is getting students to sign up.  In recent years enrollment at many Nevada higher education institutions — like higher education institutions nationally — has plateaued compared to pre-pandemic levels. But at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas the tide has finally turned. […]

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Nevada joins six western states demanding more water investments 

By: - April 30, 2024

Nevada’s senators joined federal lawmakers from six other western states Monday to demand additional funding to address the region’s long-term drought, worsened by climate change. The Colorado River remains in an unfolding and worsening drought. Water demand on the river far exceeds supply, meaning less water is available to refill the river’s reservoirs, Lake Mead […]