NEVADA TROOPER KILLED IN ELY

NEVADA TROOPER KILLED IN ELY

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper died after being shot Friday morning on U.S. Highway 93 near Ely, and officials later said a suspect was in custody.

At about 5:55 a.m., a trooper was conducting a “motorist assist” on U.S. Highway 93 north of Ely that “involved shots fired,” according to an email from the Highway Patrol’s Northern Command.

The trooper was struck by the gunfire, the statement said. The Elko Police Department posted on Facebook that the trooper was killed.

Ely is about 245 miles north of Las Vegas. Further information about the shooting was not immediately available.

Elko Police Department

A manhunt is underway after a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed early this morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 6 a.m. while a trooper was conducting a motorist assist at US-93 and White Pine County mile marker 106 in Ely.

Multiple agencies are searching for the suspect.

The Nevada Department of Transportation says that US-93 is closed in both directions near South Clover Valley Rd. in Currie. Expect long delays.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Nevada

Please be advised that LCSO is aware of the tragic officer involved shooting that occured early this morning in White Pine county.

We are currently working with multiple Nevada agencies to attempt to locate the suspect and bring this incident to a resolution.

We will provide additional details once they are available

DAWG SAYS: UNKNOW CIRCUMSTANCES BUT ALL OUR BEST THOUGHTS GO OUT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ESPECIALLY THIS OFFICERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. THANK GOODNESS THE SHITHEAD IS IN CUSTODY.

NATURE TREKS ALLOWED

The Remote Hike To Maggie’s Peaks In Northern California Winds Through A Pine Forest And Granite Lake

Northern California was made for those with an adventurous spirit. After all, NATURE TREKS ALLOWED STILL, the adventures are endless in our golden region of the state! We’re constantly adding new things to our bucket list, and featured here is a remote hike that you’ll definitely want to add to yours. This 3.6-mile hike winds through stunning scenery including dense pine forests and a beautiful alpine lake before ascending to an incredible viewpoint called Maggie’s Peaks. It’s not a super easy jaunt by any means, but you’ll find that the view at the end makes it worth every single step.

Overlooking the stunning blue waters of Lake Tahoe and the Desolation Wilderness which surrounds it, Maggie’s Peaks is a viewpoint worth seeking out. You’ll find it at the end of a 3.6-mile hiking trail near Tahoma.

The trail begins at Bayview Campground. Be aware that all hikers must fill out a free Desolation Wilderness permit, and the trail is only open during spring and summer. Additionally, the trail is short but it contains some steep switchbacks, so plan accordingly.

After setting off on the trail, hikers will be led into a dense forest that’s filled with towering pine trees and lush scenery. You’ll even be treated to magnificent views of Emerald Bay and the beautiful Lake Tahoe itself through the trees!

The first mile or so of the trail boasts some steep elevation gain, so take it easy so you don’t wear yourself out. The trail flattens out after 1.1-mile, and this is also where you’ll arrive at the gorgeous Granite Lake. The small alpine lake makes for a great resting point, especially during the heat of the summer.

Keep going because the views just get better and better the farther you go along the trail. After Granite Lake, hikers will follow a ledge that boasts magnificent views of other alpine lakes in the distance before being led into a saddle between the two Maggie’s peaks.

There isn’t an official trail that leads to the summit of either peak, but most hikers find it easy enough to navigate. You can choose which peak you’d like to climb to (or do both!), and each one offers an outstanding vantage point. Once at the top, you’ll be in awe of the view before you.

From Maggie’s Peaks, hikers can admire the beautiful Cascade Lake to the northwest, Fallen Leaf Lake to the east, Velma Lake to the west, and of course, Lake Tahoe’s brilliant waters. Additionally, the rugged Desolation backcountry provides the perfect backdrop. This is one view you’ll be glad you climbed to, so check out the trail to Maggie’s Peaks for a stellar adventure!

Have you completed this remote hike before? What’s your favorite hike to accomplish when you feel like a secluded and scenic adventure? Let us know in the comments! For more recommended adventures, check out this list of 11 Trails In Northern California You Must Take If You Love The Outdoors.

DAWG SAYS: THE ONLY THING REQUIRED RIGHT NOW IS SOCIAL DISTANCING, NATURE TREKS ARE ALLOWED.

BURNING MAN TO DETERMINE STATUS

The Burning Man Festival that unfolds in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year is scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 7, but as COVID-19 spreads around the globe and takes hold in the United States, many are wondering whether this year’s festival will be a go.

Burning Man organizers released a statement this week about the event’s status; the gist of it is that they feel it’s too early to make a call on whether to cancel or not.

SEE STATEMENT HERE:

“In the current climate of uncertainty it is simply too soon to tell,” reads the statement. “There are some indications that the virus may peak in the next couple of months and then begin to subside, while others believe the pandemic could have a much longer timeline. Some large-scale events are being rescheduled from spring until fall. Black Rock City is still five months away, and a lot can happen between now and then. So much is beyond our powers to predict or control.”

The group is still holding its Theme Camp Symposium on March 28 to start planning for this year’s festival, but it’s being held in a virtual format.

CALIFORNIA NOT RESTRICTING GUNS IN PANDEMIC

LOS ANGELES IS WORKING ON THEIR OWN ACCORD

“CALIFORNIA NOT RESTRICTING GUNS IN PANDEMIC”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will not offer official guidance on whether gun stores can be classified as essential businesses and remain open during the state’s shelter-in-place order.

Newsom was asked about the issue after Los Angeles County reversed course on a move to close gun stores amid the spread of coronavirus in the region and the county’s shelter-in-place order. L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva initially ordered the closing of gun stores, but legal counsel for the county determined gun stores are essential businesses and must remain open. Villanueva then rescinded the order.

During his Wednesday press conference, Newsom was asked whether the state would issue an official guidance for localities to follow, but Newsom said no guidance would be coming.

“I belive in people’s right to bear arms and I believe people are exercising that right,” Newsom said of reports of increased sales at gun stores. “But I’ll defer to the sheriff in this instance, and I’ll defer to sheriffs in their respective jurisdictions for that clarification.”

Many have questioned whether the forced closure of gun stores runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment and Supreme Court precedent.

The U.S. Supreme Court held in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms for self-defense purposes, and multiple groups stated they would bring legal challenges against localities closing gun stores. These groups argue that forcing gun stores to close would violate an individual’s right to seek means of self-defense during a crisis.

“CALIFORNIA NOT RESTRICTING GUNS IN PANDEMIC”

“There are far more important things that the sheriff can be doing than sending uniformed officers to gun stores telling them they’re going to be shut down by force,” said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California. “We’ve got lots of stories from people who said, ‘I’d never thought I’d own a firearm, and now I want them more than anything in the world.'”

The full text of the Los Angeles County legal opinion that held gun stores were essential businesses was not released to the public.

DAWGS SAYS: WITH ALL THESE ANTI GUN PEOPLE BUYING GUNS NOW, IT WOULD BE A POOR POLITICAL STANCE TO RESTRICT HIS VOTING BASE THE RIGHT TO BUY. ALL ABOUT THE VOTES.