Watch Video: KNPB’s Brent Boynton Interviews Garrett Barmore, Rob Lavinsky, & Bryan Swoboda on ‘Fine Minerals’

Elbaite on albite, lepidolite; 21 cm tall. Pederneira claim, S‹o JosŽ da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Gerhard Wagner Collection (T166) Mark Mauthner photo; courtesy Heritage Auctions (

Collectors of everything unique, rare, and beautiful have often asked what all the recent fuss is about fancy ‘rocks’ or Fine Minerals. On a recent beautiful spring day, a panel of specialists on the subject of Fine Minerals gathered at the KNPB PBS affiliate studios in Reno to talk with Brent Boynton, Vice President of […]

UNR Commencement Location Moved


Due to weather conditions, the Friday, May 15, morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies have been moved to Lawlor Events Center. Saturday morning ceremonies are scheduled to remain on the Quad. This is subject to change. All ceremony times remain the same. Please check the university website at for commencement information. At the ceremonies, 2,454 […]

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 […]

Homeowners urged to ‘Junk The Junipers’ May 16 and 23 to prepare for wildfire

The Nevada Division of Forestry is hosting “Junk The Junipers,” 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 16 at the division’s office, 885 Eastlake Blvd. in Washoe Valley. A second event is hosted by the Bureau of Land Management and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District on May 23 at the Silver Lake Fire Station, 11525 Red […]

PODCAST: Climate Change and Drought, DRI’s Climatologist Kelly Redmond

Kelly Redmond

This episode features the Desert Research Institute’s Dr. Kelly T. Redmond, regional climatologist. Dr. Redmond is also Deputy Director, Western Regional Climate Center. We discuss climate change and its relationship to drought; in particular, what’s in store for Reno and Northern Nevada in relation to drought. Topics covered: Greenhouse gas Climate change Global warming Science […]

Spring Wings Festival Showcases Migration of Hundreds of Bird Species in Lahontan Valley

Spring Wings Festival

FALLON -– The annual Spring Wings Festival, hosted by the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge and Friends of Stillwater NWR, celebrates the migration of shorebird and waterfowl through the Lahontan Valley Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10 3 p.m. starting in the Churchill County multipurpose building on 225 Sheckler Road. The family friendly event features […]

What color was that dress? Was it blue or gold?


Examine the “The Psychology of Color” with Kate Patay, CPCE, of Reno’s Creative Coverings at PRSA May Luncheon RENO – The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced today that Kate Patay, CPCE, executive director of Sales & Marketing of Creative Coverings, will present  “The Psychology of Color” May 14 at the Atlantis […]

Scholarships Awarded by Reno Ronald McDonald House

2014 Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Recipients

The Ronald McDonald House Northern Nevada serves as a safe haven for families whose children are going through medical treatments for a variety of illnesses at nearby hospitals. This year, 38 students have been selected as recipients of scholarships from the Ronald McDonald House U.S. Scholarship Program. For those students, 64% of them will be […]

Law Enforcement Agencies host BBQ and Symposium on Race: Get Details Here

Reno Police RPD

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 5 – 9 pm community and religious leaders will join law enforcement officials to discuss building a stronger collaboration between the community and law enforcement. A free barbecue on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union, on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, starts at 5 pm. […]