Area 51

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Associated Press
February 18, 2020 - 5:42 am
The Alienstock festival could attract thousands of extraterrestrial fans to Nevada for a second consecutive year if county commissioners grant permission.
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Associated Press
December 12, 2019 - 5:58 am
Nevada’s governor says the state might not reimburse two rural counties seeking disaster relief aid over “Storm Area 51” events that attracted less-than-anticipated crowds in September to remote towns near a formerly top-secret military base.
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Associated Press
September 28, 2019 - 5:29 am
A Nevada business owner has sued the creator of the Storm Area 51 craze and others for more than $50,000 over actions revolving around the Alienstock event and its origins, a lawsuit said.
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Associated Press
September 22, 2019 - 3:18 pm
The festivals are over and Earthlings from around the globe headed home Sunday after a weekend camping and partying in the dusty Nevada desert and trekking to remote gates of Area 51, a formerly top-secret U.S. military base long the focus of UFO and space alien lore.
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Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 8:31 am
About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies.
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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 6:06 am
Visitors descending on the remote Nevada desert for “Storm Area 51” are from Earth, not outer space.
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Nye County Sheriff's Office
Mitch Kelly
September 17, 2019 - 7:38 am
Two Netherlands men pled guilty in Beatty Justice Court on Monday to trespassing onto the Nevada National Security Site.
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Associated Press
September 14, 2019 - 7:08 am
An innkeeper who expects an unknown number of campers to be attracted to her tiny Nevada desert town by a “Storm Area 51” internet hoax has been sent a cease-and-desist order over her use of the name “Alienstock.”
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Nye County Sheriff's Office
Mitch Kelly
September 12, 2019 - 6:09 am
Two men from the Netherlands were arrested after authorities say they were caught trespassing onto the Nevada National Security Site.
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Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 4:27 pm
The originator of the “Storm Area 51” internet hoax is citing concerns about organization and funding and has withdrawn from an event called “Alienstock” scheduled next week in the remote Nevada desert.
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