Archives for February 2018

Mt. Rose didn’t see record attendance Pres. Day’s weekend

It wasn’t the most popular skiing weekend in resort history. Mount Rose Ski Resort boasted great conditions and temps were down over President’s Day weekend, but still 2 News reports record crowds didn’t turn out-maybe because of the cold. Skiers who were there said they had some of their best runs all season. They also added it was busier than your average weekend.

South Lake Tahoe’s Bowman fails to get 2nd Olympic gold

South Lake Tahoe’s Maddie Bowman fell short in her bid to win a second gold medal in the Winter Olympics. The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports Bowman fell on all three runs on the very last move each time. During her third run, her helmet split into two pieces and she hit the back of her head. She wasn’t seriously hurt, but tears could be seen streaming down her face as she skied the way down the rest of her run.

Heavenly Mountain seeks to make terrain ‘more skiable’

A local ski resort wants to fight back against global warning. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Heavenly Mountain Resort wants to make its terrain more ski-able with less snow. They want to create wider runs to reduce traffic and remove hazards like boulders and downed trees to make paths viable even when there’s less snow. That’s a trend that’s likely to continue for the resort as it feels the effects of climate change.

Wolf Pack moves down on coaches polls

The Wolf Pack is movin’ on up, or down as it were. The UNR men’s basketball team now ranks number 20 in the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. They appeared at 22 and 24 respectively in the December poll.

Reno dog daycare hit by canine flu reopens

Here on KKFT, we told you about a doggie daycare in Reno that had to close down for over the canine flu. Now, Doggies Dream is back open again after staff cleaned the place from top to bottom with bleach and water. Everything was sanitized to get rid of any threat of illness. The facility closed for 10 days. Owner Jack Owens says starting March 31, all dogs must have a flu shot before coming in for day care or boarding.

Man with ties to Reno wanted in CA burglaries, car thefts

A man is wanted across the state line for a number of burglaries. Police say 34-year-old Michael Lenning has stolen several cars. He has ties to the Truckee and Reno areas as well as Sacramento and El Dorado and Placer counties.

Sparks home prices bust decade-old record

Home prices are soaring in Sparks. For the first time in 12 years, the area has shattered a record when it comes to median home prices. The Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors says a single-family home now costs more than $337,000. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the previous record was $335,000 set in 2005. Reno broke its record in July of last year with median home prices up to more than $387,000.

2 arrested in downtown armed robbery

Two people are arrested in connection with an armed robbery in downtown Reno. Police say the robbery happened near Lake and Mill streets at about 6:15 p.m. Monday night. Police say a second armed robbery was reported at the Truckee River Lodge Apartments an hour later. After a lengthy foot pursuit, where a suspect allegedly ditched a gun, officers arrested Joshua Patrick and Dewayne Scott. They face charges of robbery, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, and resisting arrest.

Boy on bike hurt after elderly driver runs him over in Sparks

A child is seriously hurt after being struck by a car yesterday in Sparks. It happened on Disc Driven near Firtree Lane while the boy was on his bike. Police say an 85-year-old driver hit a bike ramp in the street and struck the 6-year-old, knocking him off his bike and into the street. The driver then ran over the boy as he tried to stand up. The child was unconscious while be transported to the hospital. Police say the driver had sa medical condition that may’ve contributed to the crash.

Volunteers clean up Truckee River

Dozens spent the weekend making the Truckee River beautiful. 60 volunteers gathered to clear the river of invasive species along its banks. Environmentalists say the Tree of Heaven and the Siberian Elm hurt the ecosystem.