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Announcing Rodeo In Reno And Abroad For Decades

Apr 17, 2018
David Calvert

Niche Podcast highlights people with unique passions and hobbies. Bob Tallman and Wayne Brooks have been announcing rodeo for decades all across the U.S., including Reno, and talked with Niche producers Joey Lovato and David Calvert.

Michelle Matus

David Wise is a decorated Olympic skier who recently returned to Reno after clinching the gold last month during the men's halfpipe event in Pyeongchang. Wise stopped by the KUNR studios to catch up with our reporter Joey Lovato.

Aaron Serrano Freelance Videographer

Reno’s first soccer team already has a loyal and growing fan base. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano, with Noticiero Móvil, explores why.

A sea of blue and yellow stops traffic down Virginia Street as fans bang drums, wave flags and chant at the top of their lungs. Once in the stadium, they find their designated seats but they don’t sit down; the atmosphere is contagious. 

How To Sculpt A World Class Race Course

Mar 17, 2017
Alexandra Mosher

Squaw Valley recently hosted the Alpine Skiing World Cup. It’s an international event requiring intense preparation. Reno Public Radio’s Alexandra Mosher looked into what it takes to create a world class race course.

People love to watch ski races, like this one at Squaw. But a lot goes into sculpting a quality course, like Red Dog. Racer Georgia Sege just went speeding down it.

“It’s good. It felt really fast; it’s pretty straight at the top and then it has some turns at the bottom, but it’s really short and it’s really fun.”

Mt. Rose Opens For The Season

Nov 18, 2016
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

Mt. Rose Ski Resort opened Friday and several others will follow suit shortly. Our reporter Sarah Parks has more.

The resort came close to opening on Halloween when it had 18 inches of snow on top of the mountain. But there were only 3 inches at the base, which was not enough to sustain skier traffic.

The recent cold temperatures have helped the resort maintain the 10 inches of snow needed at the base.

Mackay Stadium Shows Off New Improvements

Sep 7, 2016

More than $11.5 million worth of widely-anticipated Mackay Stadium renovations at the University of Nevada are open to the public. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne reports.

Notable new features of the stadium include an 8,000 square-foot club level, which can be rented out for different events throughout the year as well as a new multi-million dollar video-sound system, a long awaited improvement.

University of Nevada, Reno

The protest of current NFL and former University of Nevada Wolf Pack football player, Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem to bring attention to racism...is creating controversy. 

It also brings up questions on how any person involved with sports should react toward different social issues. To find out more, our reporter, Marcus Lavergne, recently sat down with a UNR athletic official to ask his views on social activism at the college level. Here's that conversation:

NHL Team Coming To Las Vegas

Jun 22, 2016
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The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday.

Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league's board of governors met on a 109-degree day and unanimously voted to put an ice hockey team in the Mojave Desert's gambling mecca.

Just Add Water: Reno River Festival Is Back

May 6, 2016
Antoine Debroye, Flickr (CC by SA-2.0)

The 13th annual Reno River Festival is welcoming the return of its most critical element: water.

The gushing water of the Truckee River is a sound for sore ears as kayakers return for the annual River Festival in the heart of downtown Reno.

Jess Horning is with Liquid Blue Events, one of the organizers of the festival. He says last year the kayakers couldn't compete...

Nevada Wolf Pack

The Mountain West basketball tournament is underway in Las Vegas, and the winning team will get a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament, which starts next week.  But can the Wolf Pack men's team make it that far?

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