Archives for April 2018

SR 28 construction to cause major delays near Incline Village

Construction returns to State Route 28. Starting Monday, drivers will see morning and night lane closures on the roadway’s south end of Incline Village to just three miles south of Sand Harbor Park. 2 News reports NDOT will be working on a shared use path as well as improving safety and water quality in the area. The closures run Sunday through Friday and you can expect 20- to 30-minute delays.

Fire interrupts Saturday’s Virginia City Grand Prix

Fire breaks out in the Sutro tunnel. Fire crews were called to the Dayton area for reports of a small fire that became known as the “Sugar Loaf Fire” Saturday. The fire occurred during the Virginia City Grand Prix and actually shuttered races for the rest of the day.

Truckee, Tahoe come together to address affordable housing issue

Truckee and Tahoe are coming together to combat a lack of affordable housing in the area. They’ve created the Mountain Housing Council that aims to address a regional housing shortage. They hope to bring in contractors to build new housing-or hope homeowners may add on to their own properties as a source of rental income.

Co-founder of Burning Man dead at 70

One of the founders of Burning Man has died. Larry Harvey died Saturday after suffering a stroke earlier this month. He created the weeklong music and arts festival that attracts tens of thousands to the Black Rock Desert in 1986. Harvey was 70.

Woman wins Reno marathon

A woman wins the Reno marathon. Ramona Sanchez came in first in the River Run marathon that ran through downtown yesterday. She finished the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours and 52 minutes. The second fastest runner, William Tupou clocked in 14 minutes later.

Warmer weather on the way

They say April showers bring May flowers. And April will be leaving us with colder-than-usual temps, and some light rain, maybe even thunderstorms. Snow is possible in areas of higher elevation and was even reported along Mt. Rose Highway last night. A warm-up is on the way Wednesday.

Wolf Pack Player Taken In NFL Draft

Sparks native Austin Corbett has become the first Nevada Wolf Pack player drafted in the NFL draft since 2014. He was picked by the Cleveland Browns with the first pick of the second round.

Armed Robber Hits Sandwich Shop

An armed man held up the Subway sandwich shop on Oddie Boulevard around 9 last night. Police are reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses.

Reno Arch To Turn Blue

The Reno Arch will turn blue tomorrow in honor National Law Enforcement Memorial Month. Law enforcement officers from around the area will gather at the arch at 7 pm, as the color switches to blue. It’s the eighth year the arch has been switched to blue for this event.

Witness Helped Nab Purse Snatcher

Witnesses helped police nab a purse snatcher on Saturday. They hailed police as they chased the man who grabbed the purse near the Reno Arch. Police caught the guy, and got the woman’s purse back.