Archives for July 2018

Utility Reports Record Demand For Energy

Reno is sweating through a heat wave, that is also going to cause us to see bigger energy bills. In fact, when the temperature reached 101 on July 12th, Northern Nevada reported a record demand for energy. It broke the old record set on July 28th, 2016.

Mural Painted In Wrong Place

A big oops concerning that large mural on the back wall of the National Bowling Stadium in downtown Reno. The artist says he just painted where he was told during last year’s Reno Mural Expo in October. Now he has been told his mural was painted in the wrong place, and must be painted over. The wall will be returned to plain beige.

Sparks Police Report Officer Involved Shooting

Sparks police reporting an officer involved shooting on Tuesday night. No details yet released on the incident that happened at London Circle and Manchester Way.

Robbery Suspect Arrested

A suspect was arrested after a robbery early today at the 7-Eleven on Lemmon Drive. The clerk told deputies she thought the robber was holding a gun in his pocket but he never showed a weapon. He was captured nearby, and was carrying stolen money and a knife.

UPDATE: 2 dead, 1 critical after small plane crash near Truckee

Two people are dead and one critical after a small plane crashed near Truckee. It happened this morning near Highway 267, shortly after takeoff from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The pilot reported engine trouble and was trying to turn back when the crash occurred.

Small plane crashes near Truckee

A small plane has crashed near Truckee. It happened shortly after takeoff from the Truckee Tahoe Airport, this morning, when the pilot reported engine trouble. The condition of the pilot or whether anyone else was on-board are unknown. Emergency crews have swarmed the scene; traffic isn’t affected.

Sign up for Code Red Alerts during fire season

Washoe County is reminding residents to sign up for its Code Red alert notification system. It can notify you in the event of an emergency-like if an evacuation order hits your neighborhood. Sign up at: www.washoecounty.us/em/RegionalAlerts.php

Report: Tensions continue between BLM, Burning Man

Tensions are rising between Burning Man and law enforcement ahead of the weeklong music festival in the Black Rock Desert. The Reno Gazette Journal says the BLM wants Burning Man to pay more for its officers. Burning Man insists the number of police on the playa is unreasonable. Last year, Burning Man paid the BLM $4.5 million for its costs. There’s about one officer for every 1,000 people at the festival. More than 400 citations were issued at last year’s Burning Man, but no arrests have been made in several years.

Northwest Reno to lose its Dairy Queen

The Dairy Queen in Northwest Reno is closing its doors. After 15 years in business, the owners tell News 2 they want to spend more time with their kids and grandkids. Residents say they’ll miss the ice cream shop.

Smoke from deadly wildfire near Yosemite hits Reno area

Smoky skies over Reno are being caused by a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park. The park is still open. Despite limited visibility, all hotels and campgrounds are open. The fire is burning at the peak of park tourist season and has shut down a key route in the California park.