New tennis courts for Bishop Manogue High School

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The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wilbur D. May Tennis Complex starts next week at Bishop Manogue High School. The money for nine-court complex was funded by the Wilbur May Foundation specifically through the efforts of Dixie May. The new facilities will allow the high school to host a myriad of matches plus region play. […]

OPINION: Margin tax campaign financed almost entirely by Nevada teachers

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By Chantal Lovell, NPRI It’s rare that a state as politically diverse as Nevada sees an issue as unifying as the proposed margin tax. In the case of the proposed 2 percent tax on business gross revenue — billed by its few supporters as the “Education Initiative” — almost everyone has united in opposition. Republican […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Youth tackle a world bigger than themselves at Catholic Workcamp

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by Vega An army of 226 volunteer youth, ages 13-18, infiltrated Reno for the Catholic Heart Workcamp. This first time event gathered youth from all over northern Nevada and California, to impact the poor and disenfranchised in our area. These volunteers are working at five different sites in Reno, from the children’s hospital at Renown, […]

‘Discover Your Future’ at the University of Nevada, Reno

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering teens the opportunity to stay on the University of Nevada, Reno campus June 22 – 25, where they will learn about the college experience, various majors and Colleges, research projects and more. The Discover Your Future Program is open to youth ages 14 to 19, and is a […]

Elementary school students get shaken up in earthquake simulator

There were shouts of delight and screams of surprise as the room shook and objects rattled off shelves, but the message for the elementary school students was serious: we must be prepared for earthquakes in Nevada. Students at Roy Gomm Elementary School got to feel what it’s like to be in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake […]

Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month – Take action and review your home insurance

CARSON CITY– May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month (NWAM). The theme is a call to action: Prepare Your Home For Wildfire. There are many things to do to prepare your home for fire, it’s also important to have adequate insurance to protect yourself financially if a fire were to damage your home. To do this, […]

Second-Annual NPR Next Generation Radio Boot Camp Happening Now at Reynolds School of Journalism

The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies is partnering with NPR to host the second-annual Next Generation Radio Boot Camp. The Reynolds School is the only journalism school in the nation to host an NPR boot camp. The camp runs through Friday, May 23. Dean Al Stavitsky worked with Doug Mitchell, who […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Boys and Girls Club opening

William Pennington Boys & Girls Club photo by Christopher Vega for ThisisReno.com.

The new William N. Pennington Boys and Girls Club facility opened its doors today. The grand opening ceremony was hosted by city officials, foundation partners and members from the board of directors. The new 55,000-square foot facility will serve up to 4,000 youth annually.  

Fire reported in west Reno

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UPDATE:  The fire is now called the Hunter Falls Fire, #hunterfallsfire on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook for updated information. Images by Jill Stockton.  

Summer camp registration in full swing for youth ages 3-18 at University of Nevada, Reno

Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno presents another fun-filled summer for boys and girls of all ages and abilities, with KIDS University, Lake Tahoe Music Camp, and Wolf Pack Sports Camps scheduled during June-Aug. 2014. Registration for camps is in full swing and available online 24/7 or by phone, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

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