Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry

Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Southwest Gas seeks record general rate hike request 

By: - September 21, 2023

Southwest Gas Corp. is asking the Public Utilities Commission to approve a rate increase of just under $70 million, the largest in its history, according to available records.  Southwest Gas says the increase is necessary to maintain its 7.27% rate of return, and to  “maintain and provide safe and reliable service to its customers.”   The […]

NV Energy exec: Meeting renewable portfolio standard to be challenging and costly for ratepayers

By: - September 19, 2023

An NV Energy executive told Clark County commissioners Tuesday that a legislative mandate to ensure half of its energy is from renewable sources by 2030 “is going to be a challenge.”   “I’ll be honest,” said Jimmy Daghlian, vice president of renewable energy, during an update on the utility’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels..“We’re […]

Federal subpoena to Resorts World preceded Sibella’s departure 

By: - September 18, 2023

Federal authorities from the U.S. Central District Court of California subpoenaed communications between Resorts World employees and customers, as well as player data, according to a “privileged and confidential” memo from the hotel’s general counsel Gerald Gardner obtained by the Current.  The memo is dated Aug. 9, one week after the Current reported a federal […]

Resorts, consumer advocate appeal NV Energy rate hike

By: - September 18, 2023

The appointment of a hearing officer to cast the deciding vote in a contentious NV Energy rate request before the Public Utilities Commission was “not statutorily required” and resulted in the approval of a $30 million-plus bill for ratepayers, according to a motion for reconsideration filed by Wynn Resorts, an intervening party in the case.  […]

Ratepayers to NV Energy: ‘Give us a break’ 

By: - September 14, 2023

NV Energy is asking regulators to increase power bills in Southern Nevada by an average of about 3% in order to keep up with the energy demands of the area’s growth, a company executive told ratepayers during a consumer session Wednesday before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.   The utility is asking regulators to approve a […]

PUC orders NV Energy to make sports sponsorship deals public 

By: - September 12, 2023

NV Energy’s effort to keep the lid on details of its sponsorship contracts with sports teams such as the Henderson Silver Knights and Las Vegas Aviators backfired Tuesday when the Nevada Public Utilities Commission told the utility to make those agreements public.   “The order before you would find that certain information at issue is not […]

Move to keep deals secret could backfire on NV Energy

By: - September 11, 2023

NV Energy’s effort to keep details of its sponsorship agreements with sports teams confidential could result in even more information being made public, should the Nevada Public Utilities Commission approve a draft order Tuesday proposed by Commissioner Tammy Cordova.   Cordova wants NV Energy to disclose its sponsorship agreements with the Henderson Silver Knights and the […]

Nevada’s lack of casino self-exclusion law par for state, say experts

By: - September 11, 2023

Ray, an admitted compulsive gambler, says he was about to lose his marriage when he informed his Wynn Las Vegas casino host last year that he was done after 20 years of feeding the resort’s insatiable slot machines.   “We thanked him for taking good care of us and went home to California,” Ray says. A […]

Consistency and memory elude Lombardo Ethics Commission appointee

By: - September 6, 2023

When Gov. Joe Lombardo named two law enforcement-friendly members to the Nevada Ethics Commission days before a July hearing on his use of his sheriff’s badge and uniform during his 2022 campaign for governor, Lombardo declined to comment on the optics of doing so. The Ethics Commission voted 4-2 that Lombardo willfully violated the law […]

Rescue sues Animal Foundation, claims failure to spay and neuter violates law

By: - September 5, 2023

Southern Nevada’s primary government-funded animal shelter, The Animal Foundation (TAF) is failing to abide by the law by not sterilizing animals, and is engaged in deceptive practices by advertising services it doesn’t provide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.  The suit alleges No-Kill Las Vegas, a non-profit animal rescue, and other members of the rescue […]

Lion Habitat Ranch founder threatens euthanization in fundraising pitch

By: - August 29, 2023

A fundraising letter from Keith Evans, the man behind Lion Habitat Ranch, says the roadside zoo in Henderson isn’t generating enough money to support the roughly 40 lions and other animals on site.   In the lengthy, handwritten appeal, Evans says the “small fee” visitors pay “hasn’t been enough in the past few years to make […]

Las Vegans to subsidize NV Energy disaster prep in Northern Nevada

By: - August 29, 2023

Southern Nevada residents will subsidize the bulk of NV Energy’s $30 million budget for  disaster preparedness efforts in 2023, most of them in Northern Nevada.  The Public Utilities Commission voted Monday to approve the plan, despite NV Energy’s failure to “adequately assess or quantify the socialized benefits associated” with the costs of the utility’s Natural […]