Drop Your Jeans for the Outhouse Race in Virginia City: Get Details Here

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PRESS RELEASE VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. — The historic mining town of Virginia City, Nevada hasn’t wiped away the good times had during the days of outdoor plumbing. One fateful day in history, the use of outdoor toilets was allegedly banned and angry residents pushed, pulled and dragged their outhouses to the town hall in protest. […]

Nevada’s Private Sector Job Growth Ranks Second in the Nation

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will speak at the Nevada Governor's Conference on Tourism, Oct. 27-29 at the Atlantis.

CARSON CITY – This week, Governor Brian Sandoval announced that Nevada now ranks second in the nation for private sector job growth. According to information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nevada added jobs at a rate of 4 percent in 2014, trailing only North Dakota’s gain of 4.6 percent. Employment in Nevada totaled […]

Commissioner Scott J. Kipper Announces Resignation


CARSON CITY – Nevada’s Commissioner of Insurance, Scott J. Kipper, announced his resignation today, effective July 2, 2015. “It has been an honor to have served the State of Nevada as Commissioner. I am proud of the Division’s accomplishments,” said Commissioner Kipper. “I am certain that the Division of Insurance will continue to serve the consumers, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Steampunk Tavern Stroll Takes Place Saturday

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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 […]

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 […]