Archives for July 2015

Part of Mackay Stadium renovations to be done by season opener

Plans are being finalized for a nearly $12 million renovation to Mackay Stadium. The project began in the spring with construction of a 2-story 2,800 sq. ft. restroom. 2 News reports that part of the project will be open by early September just in time for the season opener against UC Davis.

Swimming Pool Closed at Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

The swimming pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe’s closed last week amid reports it was leaking chlorinated water into the soil. Inspections show, that while the pool itself is fine, the leak may be coming from a circulation pipe.The pool has a 200,000-gallon capacity.

Group Works to Build Ice Skating Rink

A hot Nevada day might be easier to enjoy inside an ice skating rink, and that might soon be an option. A local non-profit group is working toward raising money to build an indoor ice skating rink in south Reno. The group, which is called Reno Ice, wants to build the facility at the South Valley Regional Park off of Wedge Parkway. They hope to have a sheet of ice open for business next year.

Plane Lands On Highway

A small plane made a hard landing on a highway Wednesday afternoon. According to state troopers, the plane landed in Pershing County about a mile south of the intersection of I-80 and U.S.95. The plane sustained moderate damage, but no one was hurt. The pilot says he had engine failure.

Children Injured in Crash

A rollover crash last night on Interstate 80 injured two children. The Nevada Highway Patrol says the driver of the car was distracted and struck the median at the Nugget off ramp.

Asphalt facility in Reno voted down by council

An asphalt recycling facility won’t be coming to Reno after all. 2 News reports Reno City Council has denied a permit to Verdi for a proposed rock crushing facility. Nearly 300 residents sent council letters against the proposal, saying it’s too noisy and would create traffic and environmental concerns. The developer, 39 Ventures, had no comment after the vote.

Nonprofit seeks to build ice skating rink in Reno

Reno could be getting an ice skating rink. The Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association plans to launch a fundraising drive for the rink in September. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports if enough funds are raised, the rink would be built just north of the South Valleys Library on Wedge Parkway. No city money will be spent on the rink.

Lowell Fire 45 percent contained

The Lowell Fire raging near Alta California and I-80 has burned more than 2,300 acres so far. The fire is nearly 50 percent contained. Several evacuation orders are in place. The cause of the fire that started Saturday hasn’t been identified, but KOLO-TV reports that investigators are no longer looking for what they said was a “suspicious vehicle” and its driver.

Sheriffs looking for robber inside Bodine’s Casino

Carson City sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who robbed another man inside Bodine’s Casino. It happened Tuesday afternoon. 2 News says an elderly man was playing a slot machine when the robber grabbed his wallet and fled.

Some Bus Service Suspended In Wake of Pellet Gun Vandalism

Route 2 evening bus service has been suspended,while the Regional Transportation Commission investigates several cases of bus windows being shot out with pellet guns. Until further service, Route 2 service will be available from 4:30 am to 7 pm only. RTC officials say there have been nearly 20 cases of vandalism in the last months in both Sparks and Reno.RTC Executive Director Lee Gibson said safety of the passengers is their top concern. A 10 thousand dollar reward is being offered for information leading to arrest and prosecution of those responsible..