Marcus Lavergne

Fifty-one Vietnam veterans recently received a warm welcome in Reno after taking a trip with the Honor Flight Nevada  program. Some of these veterans received thanks for the very first time, more than 40 years after their service. In honor of Veterans Day, Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has this special report.

As veterans walked down Reno’s airport terminal to baggage claim, they were greeted by applause and kind words from strangers, friends and family.

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After some heated back and forth, a local developer with properties near Virginia Lake is once again offering the City of Reno a hefty donation to help clean up that water, which has been plagued with issues for decades. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss takes us through the play-by-play of what's been happening. 

Biggest Little Snow!

Nov 10, 2015
Michelle Bliss

Check out these shots of the snow around Reno, and send us your own photos to 

ICYMI: Relive Reno's Off Beat Music Festival

Nov 9, 2015
Gabriella Benavidez

Over the weekend, dozens of artists, both local and non-local, came to the Biggest Little City to perform in a crawl-style music extravaganza called the Off Beat Arts & Music Festival. Here are a few highlights from one of the busy venues: Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno. 

Julia Ritchey

  Reno’s Interim Police Chief wants to take over the top job permanently, but there’s a slight catch. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

Interim chief Jason Soto has been on the job for seven months since the last chief retired.

“This is a job that I do want and would accept if extended by the [City] Council, but I understand the restrictions and limitations,” he says. 

Those limitations include the minimum qualifications for a candidate to apply, like a bachelor’s degree, which Soto doesn’t have.

Reno Public Radio has been examining mental health issues for children and young adults. Even as we report on new initiatives aimed at helping kids and college students cope, it's important to understand that access to mental healthcare in Nevada is hard to come by.

Courtesy Ray Hagar

  Four long-time journalists with the Reno-Gazette Journal retired at the end of last month, including political reporter Ray Hagar. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with Hagar to talk about his nearly four-decade career in journalism and an infamous episode when he accidentally became the news.

“My first job at the paper was in high school, and I answered the phones in the sports department at night when they got busy and when somebody called something in that the regular sports writers were too busy to deal with,” he says.

Reno-Tahoe Airport Now Flying Non-Stop To Boise

Nov 6, 2015
Marcus Lavergne

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s reach got bigger today due to the addition of a new non-stop flight to Boise, Idaho. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne reports.

Alaska Airline’s sister carrier, Horizon Air, will now fly passengers back and forth from Reno to Boise on a 76-seater aircraft.

Airport officials celebrated yesterday’s opening with a dance battle between the University of Nevada, Reno’s mascot, Wolfie, and Boise State University’s Buster Bronco.

Julia Ritchey

  Sixteen African journalists from the across the continent visited KUNR this week as part of the U.S. State Department's Edward R. Murrow program for foreign journalists. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with one Senegalese reporter to learn about her work.

Mansoura Fall is a journalist with the Senegalese Press Agency, the state-run news source for Senegal's government in West Africa.

 Along with being a best-selling, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will soon be adapted for the screen. Hear author Rebecca Skloot's latest update on the project and why she said yes to HBO: