Archives for February 2020

UNR says it’s prepared for potential coronavirus outbreak

UNR says it’s prepared for a possible coronavirus outbreak on campus. In a letter to the community, President Marc Johnson says there’s no known cases of the novel virus on campus or in the entire state. The university says it will remain in constant contact with local health officials and follow CDC guidance. The Nevada State Public Health Lab located on campus will also serve as the first-line of defense for detection of any public health threat. It’s unclear how study abroad programs may be affected.

Douglas Co. officials hear plans for new events center

A new events center could be coming to Douglas County. It would be located in the Montbleu parking lot on Highway 50. The CEO of the Tahoe Chamber told Douglas County Commissioners the project would have capacity for 6,000 people. It would cost 90 million to build. The CEO of the Tahoe Chamber says he wants to ensure there’s no fallback on taxpayers if the project isn’t successful.

RSCVA officially accept’s DeLone’s resignation, names interim replacements

The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority is officially looking for a new CEO. Thursday they accepted Phil DeLone’s resignation. DeLone resigned abruptly citing a health issue though he’s also under investigation for allegations of misconduct. The board voted to give DeLone three months of medical leave and two months’ severance. Chairman Bob Lucey and vice-chair Ed Lawson will share the president’s responsibilities until a full-time replacement is named.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District moving main office

First a new logo, now a new headquarters. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is moving its main offices from the Washoe County complex to Barron Way in Reno. The new office opens March 9th.

Placerville could be home to CA Gold Rush Nat’l Park

Placerville could be home to a new national park. The Tahoe Daily-Tribune reports parks and rec heard a proposal for a California Gold Rush National Park aimed at preserving remnants of the gold rush and the significance and history of gold mining.

Reno police cite 100+ in pedestrian safety crackdown

Reno police cited more than 100 people in a pedestrian safety crackdown. Officers made two arrests and issued 116 traffic citations and 28 warnings Thursday. They focused on areas of Reno with the highest concentration of pedestrian injuries.

The Aztecs are Coming Saturday Night!

In college hoops, it’s a huge game for Nevada Saturday night at 8pm when the wolf pack host fith ranked san diego state. The Aztecs come in with only one loss this season against UNLV in San Diego.

Nye Hall to Re-Open in the Fall

An unexpected event closing down two dorms at the University of Nevada, Reno but one of the largest residence halls on campus will soon be back in operation. In August, up to 540 students will be walking into Nye Hall as they move into their new temporary home. The explosion that occurred on July 5, 2019, left both Argenta and Nye Hall in unlivable conditions,

WCSO No Shave Campaign Comes to an End

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office staff raised more than $29,000 for a variety of good causes during the past five months. The funds were raised during the Sheriff’s “No Shave” charitable giving campaign that started back in October 2019. Now that this year’s campaign has come to an end, it’s time for deputies to say goodbye to their beards. To help celebrate the success of No Shave, a group of deputies were gathering today at Tabu’s of Reno Barber Lounge.

Local Coronavirus Preparations

As the country and the world monitors the spread of coronavirus, local and state agencies are preparing the same way they have in the past. Since most cases are associated with travel, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is paying attention to travelers. Officials say a major focus is keeping the airport clean. The coronavirus outbreak just makes it that much more important. The Washoe County Health District is one agency that is communicating with the airport.