May 13, 2015 Reno City Council Highlights


SOURCE: City of Reno. In our ongoing commitment to keep citizens and media informed, we’ve summarized the outcomes of a few key agenda items from today’s Reno City Council meeting. For in-depth review of all of today’s agenda items, visit the City of Reno meetings portal. The agenda numbers, at left, provide convenient links to […]

Washoe Lake Drought Program Being Held Memorial Day Weekend

Washoe Lake

NEW WASHOE CITY – Washoe Lake State Park is offering a drought-related program over Memorial Day weekend. Participants will learn the reason why Washoe Lake is dry. Discussion will include the dynamics of Washoe Lake, the rain shadow effect and the water cycle. There will be a 15-minute walk onto the dry lakebed. Children can participate […]

Healthcare Technology Company Comes to Northern Nevada

2014 Great Reno Balloon Race. Photo by Chris Vega for

Grand Rounds Opens New Center in Reno, Adding 200 Jobs to Area The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Governor Brian Sandoval announced today  that Grand Rounds, a company that improves healthcare by guiding patients to better physicians, is opening a new services and technology center in Reno. The company is expected to […]

City’s Community Development Director Resigns

Fred Turnier

Community Development Director Fred Turnier announced today his resignation from the City of Reno. His resignation is effective May 28, 2015. “The City employees and elected officials who have had the honor of working with Fred thank him for his years of service to our community,” said Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger. “Fred has helped […]

Reno Fashion Show to Hold Casting Call: Get Details Here


More than 500 locals are expected to attend a casting call for runway models for The Reno Fashion Show 2015 this Sunday May 17, 2105 at Atlantis Resort & Casino. Men and women, ages 13-plus and of all sizes are welcome. No portfolio or is experience required. Women are asked to wear heels. The actual show is […]

Reno Tahoe International Film Festival To Be Held in June

Reno Tahoe Film Festival

The Reno Tahoe International Film Festival (RTIFF) announced this week its upcoming festival June 5-7, 2015. The festival will feature films created from around the world. The event includes film screenings, special events and awards receptions held at The Siena Hotel Spa Casino, and additional screening locations at Galaxy Luxury + IMAX Theatres in Sparks and Century […]

Today’s County Commission Meeting Highlights

Truckee River in Reno. Image by Bob Conrad for

The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Videos of County Commission meetings are replayed regularly on WCTV (Charter Ch. 193). You may also watch videos-on-demand online. 1. Presentation by Washoe County and Truckee Meadows Water Authority about drought and water conservation. John Erwin, […]

Input Sought on Big Game Quotas

Tim Torell

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) urges sportsmen and other interested parties to become involved in the big game quota setting process by providing their input at the upcoming Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners meeting in Reno this Friday and Saturday. The meeting will be held at Truckee Meadows Community College, Sierra Building, Room 108 […]

UNR Earthquake Research Team Safe in Kathmandu After 7.3M Aftershock

UNR Earthquake Research Team

University of Nevada, Reno team experiences shaking as they search for geophysical clues on Himalayan fault south of Kathmandu, Nepal “The waves were like riding on the ocean after the initial shock subsided,” said Ian Pierce, one of a team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory studying the Himalayan earthquake […]

Steven DelaCruz named University of Nevada, Reno’s 2015 Herz Gold Medalist

Seteven DelaCruz with mentor Ravi Subramanian

The University of Nevada, Reno named Steven DelaCruz the recipient of the 2015 Herz Gold Medal for outstanding scholarship. The Herz Gold Medal is presented each year during the Spring Commencement ceremony to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average. DelaCruz, a native Nevadan and graduate of Canyon Springs High School’s Leadership and Law […]

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