Archives for March 2018

Sparks market to hire nearly 150

More than 100 new jobs are coming to Sparks. Sprouts Farmers Market is hiring 140 more workers at its new store on the 100 block of Disc Drive. They need to fill all kinds of positions from clerks to stockers and supply coordinators. The 30,000 sq. ft. store opens in late June.

Boil Water Order in effect for Topaz Ranch Estates

A boil water order is in effect for residents of Topaz Ranch Estates. It was instated after a contractor hit a water line. The order means you should boil any water you use for drinking, brushing your teeth, washing dishes and any food prep.

Reno residents raise funds to reunite man with dog in New Zealand

The Reno community is rallying to reunite man with man’s best friend. They’ve set up a GoFundMe to help a Reno resident named Reggie. KOLO-TV reports he had to leave behind his golden retriever Cheyenne when he had to move back home to New Zealand for medical reasons. The community needs to raise $8,000 to transport Cheyenne across the world. They’re close to their goal having raised nearly $7,000.

Parking permit cost to rise at UNR

Parking at UNR will soon cost you more. News 4 reports parking passes will rise 17 percent in what is the first permit increase in seven years. The university says the extra revenue raised will pay for a $20 million parking garage to be constructed south of campus.

Nugget Plans Job Fair

The Nugget Casino will be having a job fair next Wednesday. They need to fill a couple dozen positions. Interviews will take place 3 to 5 pm in the Sierra Room of the casino.

Property Tax Hike On November Ballot

You may be asked to vote on raising your own property taxes, in order to prevent flooding. The Truckee River Flood Control Project Needs Committee voted unanimously Thursday to ask voters to approve an increase that would amount to about an extra $26 a year for a home worth 300 thousand dollars. It goes to the Washoe County Commission now, and you’ll get a chance to vote on it in November.

Fire Crews Rescue Deer From Water

Firefighters save lives, even the lives of woodland creaturs. Crews from Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District waded into icy water Thursday to rescue ten deer that had become trapped in a canal and swept toward a powerhouse in Verdi. Two were already dead. Firefighters pulled the others out and warmed them with blankets till they were ready to go on their way.

Charity Chief Fired

The man in charge of Reno’s Ronald McDonald House got the boot this week over accusations of financial misconduct and sexual harassment of female staffers. Marty Ozer allegedy misued the charity’s credit card and flight vouchers, and downloaded porn on his work computer during business hours.

NV Dept. of Corrections hiring

The Nevada Department of Corrections is hiring. They’re hosting a job fair on April 7 and are looking for officers, as well as medical, maintenance and office personnel. The job fair will be held at 5500 Snyder Avenue in Carson City from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gambling revenues in NV surpass $1B, again

Nevada casinos are saying cha-ching! In February, gambling revenues topped the $1 billion mark for the second month in a row. The state’s Gaming Control Board says they’re seeing nearly an 8 percent increase over this time last year