2014 CANFEST gears up with annual “CANFEST Bike Drive”


With more than 250 bikes collected throughout previous years, the annual CANFEST Bike Drive presents beer lovers with a chance to receive free entry to the canned beer festival and simultaneously support The Reno Bike Project. The CANFEST Bike Drive rewards every bike donated to The Reno Bicycle Project with a free ticket to the […]

Chautauqua of pioneer woman at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park


Dr. Doris Dwyer portrays the Overland Trail’s frontier lady, Sarah Royce, in a presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. Sarah Royce was a leading female voice of the Overland Trail during the crucial year of 1849 and her book, ‘Frontier Lady,” is a classic of American […]

Nevada Division of Water Resources holding “listening sessions” across Nevada

Courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

ARSON CITY – The Nevada State Engineer is holding a series of public meetings during the months of July and August. The State Engineer is holding these “listening sessions” to provide information to the public on water related issues in Nevada and to listen to comments, suggestions and questions from the public about water related issues. […]

Black Rock Desert to feature artist-in-residence exhibits

“Black Rock Canyon” by Judy Hilbish

GERLACH — From July 26 through August 9, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management invites the public to the inaugural exhibit of artwork by the Black Rock Desert Artists in Residence. The BLM Artist in Residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The program […]

Science Writer Kristin Ohlson to read at Sundance Books and Music July 15


Journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson will sign and discuss her new book, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the the Planet at Sundance Books, 121 California Ave., on July 15 from 6:30- 8 pm. In The Soil Will Save Us, Ohlson argues a case […]

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting July 8, 2014

Washoe County

The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Merger of STMGID and TMWA: Items 15 and 20. The Board heard the first reading of an ordinance initiating a merger of the South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District (STMGID) into the Truckee Meadows Water […]

2014 Pirate Crawl sets sails again for downtown Reno

Reno Pirate Crawl Harrahs

Thousands of nautically-clad partiers will head downtown Reno Saturday, July 12 for the 2014 Reno Pirate Crawl. The event will feature drink specials, costume contests, pirate-themed entertainment with 15 different bars, clubs and taverns taking part in the fun. Festivities are planned to begin at 8 pm at Harrah’s Plaza on Virginia Street where the band […]

New design to be shaken in large-scale test of 70-foot-long bridge

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Construction on the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory is complete and the first large-scale, multi-shake-table experiment features a new higher seismic-performing bridge design of pre-cast concrete columns and beams. Members of the media are invited to the University of Nevada, Reno’s world-renowned earthquake engineering facility on July 15 to view the final […]

Family series continues at Artown

Artown Poster

As Artown takes the stage for its 31-day celebration of arts and culture, KNPB joins the 19th annual edition of the nationally-renowned festival to present four weeks of free, family-friendly entertainment during its Monday night Family Series including Miss Rosa and Mr. Steve from PBS Kids. Beginning July 7, downtown Reno’s Wingfield Park, hosts families […]

Performing arts series tickets now on sale at UNR

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 The 2014-15 Performing Arts Series presented by the University of Nevada, Reno has yet another stellar season planned at a down-to-earth price. Bringing some of the finest performers in the world to Nightingale Concert Hall, the series is offering season ticket discounts for its package of five performances, for substantial savings over individual prices. The […]

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