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PHOTOS: Pink Martini Celebrates the Season During Artown Encore

View a photo gallery below. What a wonderful show. Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort and Artown did it again! Pink Martini is a huge band with a vast …

Bands

STATE: Washoe Schools Boast Record Graduation Rates

The Nevada Department of Education announced today that Washoe County, along with other Nevada counties, posted its highest graduation rate on …

Schools

Sparks, Washoe County Defend Roles In Dealing With Homelessness

Homelessness

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for Sky Ranch Middle School

A groundbreaking ceremony for Sky Ranch Middle School in Spanish Springs was held Thursday as its future students and local officials moved dirt to …

Middle School

Public Menorah Lighting at City Plaza

Nevada

BLM Gives Nod to New Middle School in Sun Valley, Groundbreaking Next Week

The federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a lease Tuesday to the Washoe County School District to build a middle school, which is …

Education

Despite Appeal, City Again Fines Business Owner For Not Using Waste Management

Waste Management

Reese Takes On Washington, D.C.

Bucket Lists

Health Alliance Launches Dental Program for Homeless Children

The Community Health Alliance announced today that it has a new dental program for homeless children at the Record Street Health Center. Oral health …

Homelessness

TMWA Closer to Acquiring Private Utility, Providing Water to West Reno and Verdi

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority board on Wednesday was updated on negotiations to purchase West Reno Water Company, which will mean system …

Opera

PHOTOS: Public Comment Fails to Sway Board of Agriculture on Feral Horse Ownership

The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s board met early Tuesday to discuss, hear public comment, and vote on whether to transfer ownership of feral …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

New Middle School in Spanish Springs to be Named for WWII Airfield

Middle School

Reno Police Department Apologizes for Press Release Error

Last weekend’s Santa Crawl drew a handful of alcohol violations, but one pub was inaccurately noted by police as a violator. The Washoe Public House …

Alcohol

School District One Step Closer to Acquiring Land for High School

School Districts

El Niño and La Niña, what’s the difference?

New UNR Cooperative Extension publication explains Nevada’s weather and climate PRESS RELEASE — As winter approaches, many are wondering if Nevada is …

El Niño

VIDEO: Road Trip To The Pioneer Saloon

SPONSORED POST Nevada’s historic Pioneer Saloon opened its doors to us as part of Travel Nevada’s #TourismMeansMore campaign. Outside of Las Vegas, …

Las Vegas

Incoming: 4 stories we’re following this week

News does not go away when holidays approach. Here are four stories we’re watching this week and will report on developments as they occur. Wildcreek …

Golf

Local Band Alert: Local Anthology

Local Band Alert: ThisisReno takes a closer look at local bands in this series of 5-minute interviews. This week we chat with Local Anthology. Local …

WeChat

Federal Lawsuit Against School District Dismissed

Three former Galena High School students this week dismissed a federal lawsuit filed against the Washoe County School District, Principal Tom Brown, …

School Districts

Standard Management Company Partners With ‘Toys For Tots’

SPONSORED POST Giving Tuesday may be over, but the chance to help out your local community continues into December at Nevada Standard Management …

Giving Tuesday

PHOTOS: Documentary Screening Examines Local Youth Homelessness

Two short documentaries focusing on youth homelessness in Reno were screened Wednesday night at the Potentialist Workshop gallery and studio. (The …

Homelessness

Contractors Association Creates Virtual Reality Training Facility

A $200,000 grant from the the Governor’s Office of Science will go toward a new learning tool for those in the construction trades: a virtual reality …

Virtual Reality

Reno-Tahoe to Become ‘China Ready’

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) board stepped up efforts Thursday to attract tourists from China, approving a three-year …

China

PHOTOS: Soul Rockin’ Blues Festival Comes to Studio on 4th

The Soul Rockin’ Blues Festival, a 14-hour concert featuring 12 bands, kicks off at noon Dec. 16 at Studio on 4th located at 432 East Fourth Street. …

Blues Music

Naming Committee Narrows List for Middle School in Spanish Springs

The Washoe County School District’s School Naming Committee on Wednesday narrowed a list of names for a new middle school in Spanish Springs that’s …

Middle School

County Opens New Family Center on Prater Way

Washoe County’s Human Services Agency (HSA) announced today the opening of the region’s new family engagement center for parents and children. …

Dozens of Volunteers Train for Emergency Winter Shelter

Nevada

PHOTOS: Reno Fire Responds at Carmelita’s Taqueria

Reno Fire Department responded on Tuesday night to a fire at Carmelita’s Taqueria at 1075 North Hills Blvd. in the north valleys. The extent of the …

VIDEO: Urban Roots Brings Healthy Eating, Hands-On Education to Area Students

By Kylie Rowe | @KyRoBiz Kylie Rowe is the Vice President of Corporate Relocation at Dickson Realty, an ambassador for Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe. …

Lake Tahoe