County hosts water consolidation workshops

Truckee River in Reno. Image by Bob Conrad for

A series of public workshops is scheduled to address rules and rates regarding the consolidation of Washoe County’s water utility and South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District (STMGID) with Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA). The consolidation is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. As directed by the Nevada State Legislature, the goals of […]

Spanish Springs Library hosts tech fair Aug. 24, 2014


WASHOE COUNTY STATEMENT: You have a chance to learn what the Maker Movement is all about.  Tech Away is an informational fair and a chance to see and try out new technologies.  Additionally, there will be a Tech Petting Zoo for people to try some of the latest mobile devices a part of the newly […]

Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway wins prestigious EPA Green Transportation Award

Lake Tahoe image courtesy of Nevada State Parks by Bob Conrad

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Pacific Southwest Region today announced that the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway has won the environmental award for Green Transportation. The award recognizes significant contributions made in the past year to protect the environment and support communities. “The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway is a unique volunteer organization whose vision is to bike […]

2nd Street closing to eastbound traffic near Renown


The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County is advising drivers that 2nd Street near Renown Regional Medical Center will close to all eastbound traffic beginning Wednesday, August 20, 2014. One lane for westbound traffic will remain open. The eastbound closure will be from Kirman Avenue to Kietzke Lane. Traffic will be detoured on to Mill […]

Space industry to get support from Nevada community colleges


NASA grant to fund the start of a new educational program across four campuses LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s private space industry has been making headlines in recent months as private companies continue to blaze the trial with new partnerships with NASA and other leading private space-based initiatives. But now, Nevada’s students are about to be […]

SouthCreek Pizza celebrates first anniversary

SouthCreek Pizza Logo

SouthCreek Pizza Co. in south Reno is celebrating its first anniversary on Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm with a Tap Takeover and Pizza Party. Brewer’s Cabinet will be providing four different tap beers including the return of the very limited collaborative beer – Cripple Creek Kiwi Pilsner. In addition, SouthCreek will be making a wide variety […]

Sept. 4 Art Walk adds new locations

Arts District

Art Walk Reno is expanding its footprint. The Art BLAST exhibit that is on display at the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, will be part of the Art Walk on Thursday, Sept. 4. Art Indeed! Sierra Memorial Art Space, a new gallery featuring abstract art at 142 Bell St., is also part of the walk […]

$3.8 million project will help northern Nevada build resiliency to future droughts

NSF Truckee-Carson River Team; USDA Grant

Managing water in northern Nevada’s Truckee-Carson River System requires communities to balance urban, agricultural and ecosystem needs. Changes in climate trends are increasingly expected to make this balancing act more challenging. A competitive, $3.8 million grant has been awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute (DRI), in partnership with the […]

Civil War re-enactors defend the Comstock Labor Day weekend

Civil War Days Virginia City

VIRGINIA CITY — Nevada’s Battle Born namesake and its place in history are a direct result of its involvement and funding of the Civil War. Each Labor Day weekend, the Comstock Civil War Re-enactors provide a glimpse into this important part of Virginia City’s, Nevada’s and America’s history during the Virginia City Civil War Days […]

Sheriff’s Office cybercops charge Reno man for sexual assault of a child and manufacturing child pornography

The Cybercrime Unit of the Washoe County Sheriff's Office arrested Brett Adam Doyle, age 46, of Reno, on charges of Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 and unlawful use a minor in producing pornography.

WCSO —  The Cybercrime Unit of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brett Adam Doyle, age 46, of Reno, on charges of Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 14 and unlawful use a minor in producing pornography. Doyle was initially arrested on Saturday, August 9, 2014 for Lewdness with a Child Under […]

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