Western state tourism directors, Interior Secretary Jewell sign new memorandum of understanding

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Joined by western states governors at the historic Boardmoor, members of the Western States Tourism Policy Council (WSTPC), Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other federal agency heads today (June 9) signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting federal-state dialogue and cooperation on western states tourism and public lands issues. Travelers […]

Exhibit on Sparks’ transportation history opens today (June 9) at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

SPARKS, Nev. — “Runways to Rockets,” an exhibit depicting the history and heritage of Sparks, opens today (June 9) at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Visitors traveling through the airport will be able to learn about the role of transportation, including the railroad and the interstate, in the development of Sparks and the Truckee Meadows. The […]

Pony Express ReRide travels through Carson City June 12

Pony Express Plaque

CARSON CITY, Nev. — See Pony Express riders receive eight letters from Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and members of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission at 2 p.m. June 12 at the Nevada State Capitol, 101 N. Carson St. in Carson City. The event is part of the National Pony Express Association’s Annual ReRide of the historical […]

Report: Santa Pub Crawl good for business

Santa Crawl 2013. Image: Victoria Janicke.

A newly released report by the University Center for Economic Development, Center for Regional Studies and Ekay Economic Consultants has found that downtown pub crawls generate considerable economic benefits to the area. The report looked at the 2013 Reno Santa Pub Crawl, a charity event by Reindeer Charities, and found that its total economic impact […]

Street Vibrations returns June 6-8

Street Vibrations

The Street Vibrations® Spring Rally, a kickoff to the riding season, will roar into downtown Reno June 6-8. The event features live entertainment, bike games, competition ride-in shows, a scavenger hunt, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for registered participants and more. “The annual spring event is a three day party with non-stop music from live bands, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Beat the heat — Splash Park opens in North Valleys

North Valleys Splash Park

Story and photos by Vega | CLICK HERE to view a full-screen slideshow Washoe County announced today the grand opening of the North Valleys Water Splash Park. The 7,100 square-foot, aviation themed park is located at 8085 Silver Lake Road in Stead. The park is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washoe County is offering […]