Archives for August 2017

8 CA firefighters hurt after truck rolls over near CA/NV line

Eight firefighters are hurt in a crash over the state line. The U.S. Forest Service says they were heading to fight a wildfire when their truck veered to avoid a deer and careened over an embankment and overturned on 299 near Cedarville. Seven were treated and released. One firefighter remains hospitalized.

Sink hole near Zephyr Cove leads to periodic closures

If your travels take you on U.S. 50 by Zephyr Cove be on the lookout for periodic closures. NDOT has to shut down some of the westbound lanes to repair a three-foot sink hole. The hole showed up Friday. They hope to temporarily fill and repave the hole-but a long-term fix could be much more difficult.

’36 Packard wins Hot August Nights Cup

A 1936 Packard Speedster takes home the top prize at the Hot August Nights Cup. Bruce and Peggy Wanta of Washington State, who own the legendary car took home not only the title but $30,000.

Mountain lion sighted 4x in week in Reno

A mountain lion is spotted in northwest Reno-for the fourth time this week. Scott Goodin tells News 4 he saw the dangerous cat around 10 p.m. right in his neighborhood off Kings Row last week. The sightings in and around Reno this past week haven’t been confirmed by NDOW. But recent wildfires could be forcing the cats from their typical habitats.

Invasive species re-dumped into Comins Lake, reward offered

NDOW is offering a $10,000 reward to find out who dumped an invasive species in Comins Lake. Northern pike turned up in the popular fishing spot near Great Basin National Park. The state spend a quarter of a million dollars getting rid of the fish in 2015 because it devours all other fish -including its own kind.

Pickup Crashes Into Washoe Lake

A pickup truck veered off Eastlake Boulevard on Saturday and plunged into Washoe Lake. The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District rescued two people who suffered only minor injuries in the incident. The truck ended up completely submerged, and was pulled out of the lake yesterday. No word yet on what caused the crash.

Reno Man Becomes Poster Child For Charlottesville Violence

One of the white supremacists taking part in the Charlottesville incident over the weekend was a student at the University of Nevada-Reno. 20 year-old Reno resident Peter Cvjetanovic became someone infamous in the house after the violence, as a picture of him was shared thousands of times on social media. Cvjetanovic spoke with a local tv station, saying “I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was. I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo.”

Heller weighs in on health care, N. Korea and his primary challenger

Nevada Senator Dean Heller speaking out on everything from health care to his primary challenger. Heller voted in favor of the skinny affordable care act repeal, but it didn’t pass. He says he wakes up every day trying to figure out a solution for Nevada. Rural residents face a health care crisis with no options. Heller says his stance on health care hasn’t changes and he’ll continue to protect Medicaid.

On North Korea, Heller says he hopes it’s just a war of words.

Nevada businessman Danny Tarkanian announced this week he’d primary Heller. Heller says that’s no surprise–and he expected a primary challenger.

NHP asks you to stop pulling over at Sand Harbor

Cars stopping along Sand Harbor are causing big traffic troubles. The state highway patrol say the halted cars are causing traffic to back up as far as Incline Village-especially on the weekends. They’re also concerned it could cause a serious head-on collision

Despite new laws, pot still illegal at Burning Man

Just because pot is legal in Nevada, doesn’t mean you can smoke it at Burning Man. The week-long music festival in the Black Rock Desert is on federal land, and on the federal level, marijuana is still an illegal drug. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports a spokeswoman for Burning Man says its event is drug-free and reminds you that you can be arrested for smoking pot there-though pot definitely has a strong presence at the festival anyway. Last year, the Pershing county Sheriff’s Office arrested dozens on drug-related charges.