Archives for December 2017

Deputies Recover Stolen Property

If burglars took any of your belongings recently, you might be able to get them back. Detectives with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office have recovered a substantial amount of stolen property. They ask that any burglary victims in the area to help identify the items.

Permanent Overflow Homeless Shelter Approved

The City Council okayed a new permanent overflow homeless shelter at Wednesdays meeting. It will be constructed in an empty lot at 250 Sage Street. The main homeless shelter in Reno has a 300 person capacity, and on cold nights, it fills up quickly.

Colors On Reno Arch T0 Change

The colors will be changing on the Reno Arch. The City Council voted on Wednesday to change the colors to gray and blue. 42 percent of residents who took part in a survey favored the change.

Sandwich Shop Rapist Gets Life In Prison

Life in prison,that’s the sentence handed down to a Washoe County man who sexually assaulted a woman working in a Reno sandwich shop on Christmas Eve of 2015. Chad Phillips will be eligible for parole in ten years.

Two Killed In Apartment Fire

Two people were killed in a three alarm fire in Reno early this morning. Firefighters were called out to the Stardust Apartments on Stardust Street just before 2 am. They were unable to rescue two people trapped on the third floor. 20 adults were displaced by the fire, which is being investigated for suspicious circumstances.

Washoe Co. Commission, RSVCA transfer Wildcreek land for new HS

A new high school in Sparks is one step closer to happening. The Washoe County Commission and the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority voted to transfer 75 acres from the Wildcreek Golf Course to the school district. The site would become the area’s first new high school in more than a decade. Twenty-five-hundred students would call it home in August of 2021.

Man sentenced for meth trafficking

A man will spend the next decade behind bars on drug trafficking charges. Jeremy Stutts, 37, pleaded guilty in October to distributing meth in Silver Springs, Mason Valley and Washoe County.

State gives up control of wild horses

The state is giving up control over wild horses. The Nevada Board of Agriculture has voted to give 3,000 horses in the Virginia Range to a non-profit group. That group hasn’t been selected yet. Conservationists hate the idea, saying it will put the horses at risk for slaughter. The move comes after the state claims the American Wild Horse Campaign didn’t hold up its end of a deal-after several horses have been struck by cars.

David is South Lake Tahoe’s mayor

South Lake Tahoe has a new mayor. Wendy David has been elected mayor while Tom Davis will serve as Mayor Pro Tem. Both take over at the helm in the New Year.

Friday Is Health Care Deadline

Friday is the deadline for choosing a health care plan for 2018 on the federal HealthCare.gov website. This enrollment period is about half as long as in previous years. Nevada officials have stepped up advertising in hopes of getting more people signed up by the deadline.