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.

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 […]

Lombardo’s failure to fill PUC vacancy puts tie-breaking vote on hearing master

By: - August 28, 2023

Gov. Joe Lombardo’s failure to fill a vacancy on the Nevada Public Utilities Commission is likely to result Monday in the appointment by the Commission’s two members of an acting commissioner who would be statutorily ineligible to be appointed by Lombardo but will nonetheless likely cast the deciding vote in a contentious rate hike request […]

Wage theft alleged against company contracted to clean Strip resorts 

By: - August 24, 2023

A company that performs deep cleaning for Las Vegas Strip resorts has engaged in wage theft for at least two decades by splitting workers’ hours between commonly-owned companies in an effort to avoid paying overtime, according to the company’s former manager as well as former employees whose complaints are being investigated by the U.S. Dept. […]

NV Energy fights to keep sponsorship contracts secret

By: - August 22, 2023

The public’s right to transparency from NV Energy, the state’s electricity monopoly, trumps the utility’s right to keep its contracts confidential, the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) argued Friday and Monday in hearings before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. As customers grapple with the high cost of summer electricity, NV Energy is attempting […]

No-kill NSPCA shelter at capacity, waiving adoption fees

By: - August 17, 2023

A rash of abandoned and relinquished animals is causing the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) to begin a scheduled no-fee adoption event for adult animals weeks early.  Wednesday, according to CEO Lori Hereen, was “a day of all days – the worst day for abandoned and returned animals.” At-capacity and […]

Local governments bet public money on Super Bowl to diversify economy 

By: - August 17, 2023

Clark County and the City of Las Vegas will join North Las Vegas in spending $850,000 to woo big business leaders during two days of Super Bowl weekend festivities focused on exposing CEOs to Southern Nevada and all it offers for work and play. The money will augment more than $1 million to be raised […]

Public money sought  to help fund Super Bowl weekend for CEOs

By: - August 15, 2023

Las Vegas leaders are asking local governments to commit public money to help fund a three-day Super Bowl weekend, including a suite at Allegiant Stadium for the big game, for at least eight CEOs who may want to do business in Southern Nevada someday.  “We’ve done a great job selling the destination. But when it […]

Weed whistleblower settles lawsuit with state

By: - August 11, 2023

A former state employee who was depicted by his co-worker as a female mariachi dancer in a photo distributed in the office, has won close to half a million dollars in a hostile work environment lawsuit settled with the government.   Rino Tenorio, then an auditor for the Department of Taxation’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, told the […]

Consumer Advocate wants NV Energy’s sports team sponsorship deals made public

By: - August 10, 2023

An effort by NV Energy to deem details of its sponsorship agreements with sports teams confidential is unjust and prevents ratepayers from knowing what they’re being asked to pay for, the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection asserted in a filing Tuesday, asking the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to declare the agreements are not confidential.  […]

Animal Foundation overstated capacity to discourage drop-offs, audit finds

By: - August 8, 2023

Clark County’s government-funded animal shelter, The Animal Foundation (TAF), inflated its population projections to discourage animal control officers from bringing animals to the shelter, according to a long-anticipated internal county audit obtained Monday by the Current. The county announced in March it was auditing TAF after commissioners received numerous complaints from the public.  According to […]

Dog run over at Animal Foundation as policies put animals in peril, say advocates

By: - August 8, 2023

A couple who attempted to relinquish three dogs at the Animal Foundation in July but were turned away, abandoned the dogs in the shelter’s parking lot and ran over one as it chased after them, according to a witness and reports obtained by the Current. “The shelter people were telling the couple they’re full right […]