Archives for October 2014

Hurdles clear for proposed pot shops in Carson City

State approval is still necessary for three medical marijuana establishments in Carson City given special use permits by the city Planning Commission. The three dispensaries got the okay to grow on-site but the state gets final say in terms of which applicants across Nevada pass muster to be in the post business. Also, state law only allows two dispensaries in Carson City so one will most definitely be on the chopping block.

Nevada day advisories, events

The City of Reno administrative offices at Reno City Hall will be closed in observance of Nevada Day, Friday, October 31, 2014. The date marks Nevada’s 150th birthday, and there are a number of ways citizens can join in the celebration. Also, Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki has invited Nevadans to join him and Governor Brian Sandoval for “Nevada Sings,” a statewide sing-along of “Home Means Nevada.” On Thursday, October 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans can join together in an attempt to set a record for the most people in an American state to sing their state song at the same time. Pre-register here. To participate on social media, use the hashtag #nevadasings.

Sparks police issue scam warning

A scam warning from Sparks police. Sparks police say they’ve gotten a report from a citizen, saying a caller claims to be an IRS Agent, saying the victim owes money to the U.S. Treasury, and has to pay it. Remember, the IRS never requests payment over the phone, and never asks for credit card, debit card, or prepaid card information over the phone.

Sparks police need public help in gun investigation

Sparks police are investigating multiple reports of assault with a deadly weapon. The incidents have happened near I-70 and McCarran in Reno, the intersection of Sutro and Oddie, Rock Boulevard, and Field Street in Sparks. In each of the cases, a man points a gun from his vehicle. The vehicle was located in the 1600 block of Merchant Street, but the suspect took off.

Murder Suspect Arrested

A man suspected of strangling his estranged wife to death in Elko more than three years ago has been arrested in Mexico. Elko Police Chief Ben Reed SAYS 32-year-old Eduardo Puentes Estrada was taken into custody on Sunday after he apparently was involved in a fight in Puerto Vallarta.

Tourism Leaders Convene

Hundreds of tourism officials are gathered in Reno to share ideas on taking Nevada’s largest industry into the state’s new economic climate. This year’s governor’s conference on tourism is focused on adaptation. Leaders in tourism will discuss different ways to market the area in this week’s conference.

Halloween No Treat for Sex Offenders

Local law enforcement will be monitoring sex offenders on Halloween to make sure they are staying indoors and away from kids. It’s part of a statewide campaign called Operation Scarecrow..Sex offenders also have to have signs up that say “No Candy” and their porch light will be off. Sex offenders are also not allowed to put up decorations and are not supposed to answer the door for anyone other than law enforcement. By the way, the most popular costume for kids this year is Ice Queen, Elsa, from the Disney movie, Frozen. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes this year.

Police investigate suspicious death

Reno police are investigating a suspicious death. They found a deceased man at a home on West Plumb Lane on Sunday morning. If you know anything call secret witness at 322-4900.

Public forum on public safety planned

The city of Reno is trying to figure out what “public safety” means to the community. They’re hosting a public safety forum tonight at 6 in the council chamber at city hall. They’re looking at the areas of dispatch, fire, and police. It’ll include presentations from emergency response officials, and a Q and A session. It’ll also feature public comment.

Job fair today

A job fair for High Sierra Brewing Company today. It’s 2 until 7 p.m. at Baldini’s Casino inside the Sierra Banquet Room.