Archives for June 2017

Tesla trainees staying in UNR dorms

Their jobs may be in high-tech, but their sleeping accommodations…not so much. More than two dozen Tesla employees will be taking up residence at UNR this summer. They’re staying in the dorms. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the housing assignment is just temporary. It costs about $35 a night.

Celebrate 4th of July with the Nugget Casino

Kick off the 4th of July a little early with the Nugget Casino. Tomorrow, they’re hosting the All-American Block Party and Fireworks show with live music, food vendors and, of course, fireworks. The festivities run from 4 to 10 p.m. Then on Tuesday July 4th, there’s the Star Spangled Sparks Fireworks Spectacular. Again, there’s live music, food and fireworks and a patriotic bike ride at 6 p.m. The R-T-C is running free shuttle service both nights from the Iron Horse Shop.

Target shooting restrictions go into effect today

Wildfire risk is so high in parts of the state, there’s a temporary target shooting ban on some public lands. All target shooting is banned in the Carson Ranger District. On BLM land, target shooting isn’t banned outright, but exploding targets and incendiary rounds aren’t allowed. The ban will last until September 30th or until conditions improve. It comes on the heels of Garson fire that broke out last week and burned more than 140 acres in Reno. It was one of more than a dozen fires likely caused by shooting in the area. Violators of the ban will face a 5-thousand-dollar fine and six months in jail.

DUI patrols in full force this holiday weekend in NV

If you’re planning to drive and drive this 4th of July holiday weekend-think again. If you’re caught drunk behind the wheel, law enforcement says they’re prepared to be your ride-and you won’t be going home. Extra patrols from a litany of police forces will be on the roadways looking for impaired drivers starting today and lasting through July 14th. Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays on roadways across the country.

Small fire burns in Yerington

A fire breaks out south of Reno. The Elbow Fire was started around lunchtime Thursday in Yerington and was contained to less than acre.

Minden state Senator’s wife arrested on 3rd DUI

A Nevada state Senator’s wife is sentenced to alcohol treatment after her arrest on a third DUI. The Gardnerville Record-Courier reports Sherese Settelmeyer’s conviction will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor if she completes the treatment. If she fails, it’s six years in prison. The wife of Senator James Settelmeyer of Minden was also convicted of drunk driving in 2010 and 2013.

WA man arrested in Winnemucca on child rape charges

A Washington State man is arrested in Winnemucca on child molestation charges. Police say 46-year-old David Wilson was arrested while hitchhiking along Highway 95. Deputies say he had outstanding warrants on charges of child rape committed between last year and this year. He’ll be extradited back to Washington.

NV school leaders say Senate Republicans health care overhaul would hurt kids

Nevada school district leaders are sounding the alarm on Senate Republicans’ health care overhaul. The superintendents, including Washoe County’s, say the plan, if passed, could have disastrous effects on vulnerable children who rely on Medicaid funding. In a letter to congressional representation, the supers say cuts to Medicaid could lead to eliminations of programs for students with special needs. Both Senators Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto oppose the bill.

Man hurt in motorycle crash in Reno

A man is injured in a motorcycle crash downtown. It happened yesterday afternoon at Liberty and Sierra streets. Police say the motorcycle rider suffered injuries and had to be hospitalized.

Foxtails could hurt your dog

They may look harmless-but foxtails are invasive, and they could even kill your dog. The short weeds with fuzzy tails can dig their way into your pet’s fur and if left to be, they can cause an infection in the brain that causes death. If you have them in your yard, you’re urged to mow it or use a weed whacker frequently. While on walks, you’re urged to avoid cheatgrass.