PHOTO GALLERY: Steampunk Tavern Stroll Takes Place Saturday

2014 Steampunk Stroll - credit Jay Hayden - 02

There will be drink specials, there will be costumes and it will be happening in the bar crawl capital, Reno, NV, but don’t call it a bar crawl. According to organizers, that’s because the 2nd Annual Steampunk Tavern Stroll, taking place this Saturday, with it’s niche following and quirky cast of performers, brass bands and […]

Tahoe License Plate Program Has $350,000 in Grant Funds Available

The nearshore zone at the 1,645-foot-deep Lake Tahoe is the critical area for fish habitat and a place where invasive species, including crawdads and warm-water fish such as the invasive bass, can thrive.The crayfish is thriving in the nearshore zone, and it’s in this area, in depths from 5 to 250 feet, that a harvest will have a net positive impact. Photo by Mike Wolterbeek, Universit of Nevada, Reno.

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Lands is offering grants for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately $350,000 generated from the purchase of Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plates is available. Proposals that include the implementation of construction projects listed on the TRPA 5-year Environmental Improvement […]

Community Health Centers Increase Colon Cancer Screening


Increasingly public health officials are counting on the medical teams at community health centers to help Nevada reach key goals in reducing the burden of cancer in the state. One of those goals is the “80 percent by 2018” goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, to have 80 percent of eligible adults up-to-date […]

Coalition Forms to Save Nevada’s Organic Certification Program


We believe organics should be a component of Nevada agriculture and have signed on ThisisReno as a supporter of this effort. -Bob — Great Basin Community Food Co-op urges action from supporters The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s organic certification program may be cut due to budget constraints, leaving Nevada as one of the only states in […]

PHOTO GALLERY: 33 Images of the 2015 Nevada Women’s Expo

2015 Nevada Women's Expo Photo by Alex Conrad for

Photos by Alexa Conrad for

PRSA workshop provides tools to “Elevate Your #PRactice”


The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Sierra Nevada Chapter presents “Elevate Your #PRactice”, a full-day workshop for strategic communicators of all levels on April 29, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Designed to dive further into the public relations profession, the workshop sessions will focus on […]

Get Cracking! Nevadans Challenged to Get Screened for Colon Cancer


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is March 1 – 31 Each March there’s an increase in the number of adults getting screened for colon cancer thanks to Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but doctors in the state are hoping the increased awareness continues throughout the year. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for […]

Patients Now Have Choices for Colon Cancer Screening


Multiple Test Options Available Ask most physicians which test is the best when screening for colon cancer and they’ll likely say, “The best screening test is the one that gets done.” With recent advances in screening test development, that means that colonoscopy once every 10 years isn’t the only option. Newer FIT tests, short for […]

Interior Secretary Launches Plan to Protect Great Basin Rangelands

sage-grouse image by BLM

Report advances work with Federal, state, Tribal and non-government partners to protect economic activity and wildlife habitat vital to the Western way of life WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released the first of two reports developed by the Rangeland Fire Task Force. This initial report includes actions to be implemented […]

Residents Rally with Police to Apprehend Man Caught Breaking Into Home

David Clemens

At about 11:30 today, March 9, 2015 a female at the 9000 block of Oakley Lane in south Reno heard a disturbance in her garage. When she went to investigate, she discovered an older white male had broken into her residence. The man ran out of the residence where he was met by the female’s […]

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