hot air balloon

Paul Boger

The Great Reno Balloon Race is one of the largest hot air balloon events in the world, with about 100 flying each year. Reporter Paul Boger experienced the 35-year tradition first hand and took these photos of the event.

Alexa Ard

Nearly 100 colorful balloons filled the sky this past weekend at the Great Reno Balloon Race. Even Yoda, Darth Vader and Smokey the Bear made appearances at the event, which attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year. Reno Public Radio’s Alexa Ard was there and has this profile of Pilot Tony Rivara.