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Construction of Edgewood Tahoe’s new lodge is in full swing. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has details on the project, which will be finished this summer.

The project has been in the works for a decade and will result in a 154-room luxury lodge in Lake Tahoe set to open in June. After that, amenities like a ballroom and restaurant will be built. Eventually, there will also be 10 multi-residence cabins.

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Prestige Care and Carson Tahoe Health recently broke ground on a new skilled nursing and memory care center in Carson City. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The facility, expected to open late next year, will be in a two-story, 88,000 square foot building. There will be 80 skilled nursing beds on the first floor and 54 beds for memory care assisted-living residents on the second floor.

Dana Nollsch

A protest under Reno’s arch on Columbus Day has drawn international attention. Our reporter Bob Conrad has been following the story and has a recap on the situation.

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Nevada tourism officials are reaching around the world to attract visitors to Nevada. Our reporter Bob Conrad spoke with one and has the story.

The state held its annual international tourism conference in Reno, and one goal of the conference was to promote Nevada to the rest of the world.

Bethany Drysdale is with the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, which organized the conference.

New Memoir Explores Living In Great Basin Desert

Oct 21, 2016

A new book called Raising Wild: Dispatches From A Home In The Wilderness explores what it's like to live and survive in the Great Basin Desert.

It's a memoir by UNR English professor Mike Branch who lives with his wife and two daughters, well, in the middle of nowhere.

"We live together out in this remote area on a wildland interface where we've got lots of big crittters and big weather," Branch says. "We're at about 6,000 feet, so we've got high elevation conditions as well."

Mike Pence via Facebook

Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee Mike Pence held a rally in Reno Thursday and says his running mate, Donald Trump, will accept the results of the election.

But while addressing a crowd of hundreds at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, he didn't rule out a legal challenge.

"Of course we will accept a clear election result, but we also reserve the right to contest or file a legal challenge in the face of questionable results," he said to the crowd.

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Starting this weekend, some Washoe County voters will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has the details.

Luanne Cutler is with Washoe’s Registrar of Voters. She’s expecting most people to turn out during early voting.

“The past few election cycles," Cutler explains, "we’ve had well more than half of the voters who show up, vote early.”

Based on past elections, it gets even busier in the last few days of early voting, so Cutler has this advice:

A Look At The Race For Sparks Ward 1

Oct 20, 2016
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For the first time, there are two Millennials running for a seat on Sparks City Council. Our contributor Gabriella De Leon, with Noticiero Movil, reports on the race for Ward 1.

Donald Abbot and Denise Lopez have a lot in common. They both want to pass Washoe County Question 1, an initiative to raise sales tax to help fund public schools. Both candidates want stricter jay walking laws and to continue the expansion of Sparks’ congested roads. Where the two diverge is their vision for city’s future.

Anh Gray


Note: This story orginally aired on May 24, 2016.


This November, Washoe County voters are being asked whether or not to approve a sales tax increase to pay for school capital improvements. School officials say the money will help alleviate overcrowded classrooms.

For quite some time now, many area business leaders have been hammering the message that school overcrowding could hurt the region’s economic growth. About four hundred gathered this past spring to rally support for the measure. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has this report. 

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