LAS VEGAS (AP) — The famed Mustang Ranch brothel is eligible to apply for small business grants as part of money a Nevada county received under a federal coronavirus relief package, officials have decided.

The brothel, located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of Reno, is the only one in Storey County and is among roughly 20 legal brothels in the state, all of which have been shuttered since mid-March. It is owned by a county commissioner, Lance Gilman.

The county, which plans to offer grants of up to $3,000, is among a group of largely rural counties that are issuing small business grants with money they received as part of a federal relief package sending $150 billion to local governments.


Nevada is the only U.S. state that allows brothels with licensed sex workers, an old West holdover that’s been legitimized in the live-and-let-live state. They’re only allowed to operate

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