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Check It Out: Reno Gets New Sidewalk Art

11 hours ago
Alexandra Mosher

The city of Reno is testing out a new sidewalk art project named, “Confluence.” Reno Public Radio’s Alexandra Mosher has the story.

Reno residents walking along the Truckee River downtown, may encounter cursive yellow prose winding along the sidewalk.

Berkeley artist Todd Gilens and volunteers recently laid the script after Gilens approached the City of Reno to be a part of his project. He’s also putting up similar displays in San Francisco and Mammoth Lakes.

“What I hope people get from the project is a sense of reflection about the space that they’re in.”

What's Nevada's Turnaround Grant?

12 hours ago
Alexa Ard

The Turnaround Grant is now in its second year, providing low-ranking Nevada schools with millions of dollars to help improve their performance. Reno Public Radio's Sarah Parks explores how the program works.

Desert Heights, Grace Warner, and Sun Valley Elementary Schools are just a few of the 39 institutions in Nevada awarded with the Turnaround Grant. 

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Recent news of City Manager Andrew Clinger’s departure overshadowed another important story that unfolded at the last city council meeting. Our reporter Bob Conrad has the story.

Before the meeting, three nonprofits called RISE, ACTIONN and the Reno Justice Coalition held a potluck downtown to raise awareness for low-income housing and homelessness.

Aria Overli of ACTIONN wants the city to do more.

Meet One Of Tesla's Neighbors: Fulcrum BioEnergy

Sep 21, 2016
Fulcrum BioEnergy

We hear a lot about the gigafactory being built in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center outside Sparks, but today we're profiling one of Tesla's future neighbors. The company is called Fulcrum BioEnergy and our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

Bear Sightings Down In Nevada

Sep 21, 2016
William Andrus / CC BY 2.0

Nevada wildlife officials say fewer bears are roaming around the state's urban areas this year, likely because of weather conditions from El Nino. Our reporter Sarah Parks has more.

Alexa Ard

The city of Reno is getting closer to bringing a professional minor league hockey team to town. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

During last week’s city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement among the city, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and Reno Puck Club, LLC.

Photos: Nevada's Best Taco Fest

Sep 18, 2016
Yama Rongomas

Over the weekend, taco lovers gathered at the Sands Regency Hotel and Casino for Nevada's Best Taco Fest. Food trucks and restaurants offered various styles of tacos while many waited in lines to taste Indian style tacos and tequila. Entertainment included eating contests, Lucha Libre wrestling, and live bands.  

Check out our photo gallery highlighting the event:

Alexa Ard

Burning Man is over for another year and a statewide collaborative art exhibit is on display at the Nevada Museum of Art. To make sense of all these art events, Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick recently sat down with the founder of Reno’s Arts and Culture Commission, Christine Fey.

InciWeb

Get the latest information on this fire on InciWeb, or by following the Inyo national Forest on Twitter, @InyoInfo.

Wednesday, 6:23 a.m. update:

The U.S. Forest Service has announced that the Owens River Fire is officially 5,443 acres, down from their latest estimates of 6,050. The fire is now 32 percent contained.

Frank de Kleine / CC BY-SA 2.0

We recently reported on the first case of a zika pregnancy in Washoe County. To learn more about what this means for the community, our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Dr. Jim Wilson, who heads the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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