Snowstorm hits High Desert hard; travel discouraged

The first big winter storm of the season dropped several inches of snow across the High Desert on Tuesday, causing so many crashes and slide-offs authorities were prompted to advise against travel if at all possible. Dozens if not hundreds of motorists were stuck for three hours or more at slick Highway 97 south of town at Lava Butte.


On this day: February 11

POSTED: 9:59 PM PST February 9, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST February 10, 2015 

America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.

OTD February 11 - Jerry Tarkanian
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2015: Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian, one of the most successful coaches in college basketball history, dies at the age of 84 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tarkanian coached at Long Beach State, the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Fresno State University in his college career, compiling a 729–201 career coaching record. He led four of his UNLV teams to the Final Four, winning an NCAA Championship in 1990.


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