Archives for October 2020

Baccarat Fire human-caused, firefighters say

Truckee Meadows firefighters say they believe the Baccarat Fire was sparked by humans. The fire, burning in the Petersen Mountain Range near Stead, which raged past 10-thousand-acres, is at least 70 percent contained.

Wolf Pack’s home opener won’t have fans

The Wolf Pack’s home opener against Wyoming on October 24th won’t have fans. Attendance will be limited to family members of student-athletes and coaches. The university says it’s banning fans due to a COVID-19 uptick among students on-campus. The university is also closing the fitness center for the remainder of the semester.

Illegal pot ring shuttered in Carson City

An illegal pot ring is shut down in Carson City. Deputies say they seized more than 500 pot plants – that could’ve yielded 850 lbs. of marijuana. They arrested three people – two men and a woman — on drug trafficking charges.

Detectives look for dark-colored pick-up in Reno hit-and-run

Detectives are looking for a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a pedestrian critically hurt in Reno last week. They say the dark-colored single-cab pick-up struck a man, who was found lying in the roadway at Kietzke Lane near Mill Street Thursday night. They say the truck should have minor front-end damage.

Reno makes top 100 ‘Best Places to Live’ survey

Reno is named one of the top 100 best places to live in a new survey. ranked the Biggest Little City 84th on its list that took into account, the economy, job opportunities, and wage growth as well as broadband opportunity – since working remotely became popular in 2020. Number 1 on the list was Fort Collins, Colorado.

Washoe Co. adds nearly 100 new COVID cases

Washoe County adds 97 COVID-19 cases, and no new deaths. The area also saw 68 recoveries. Health officials say Hispanics between the ages of 20 to 29 are currently the population most affected by the virus.

WCSD Nutrition Staffers Could Face Layoffs

A dramatic decrease in demand has dozens of Washoe County School District Nutrition Services employees fearful for their jobs. According to the Washoe County School District, up to 220 nutrition staffers could be facing layoffs. Prior to the pandemic the school district served an average of 45,000 meals per day. Since school has resumed , the district is now averaging less than 20,000 meals per day between breakfast and lunch — causing a massive budget deficit.

Gov. Sisolak Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Gov. Steve Sisolak will be tested for coronavirus and work out of his Las Vegas office indefinitely after a positive COVID-19 test came back Tuesday for one of his staff members working at his office in Carson City. The staffer has not had in-person contact with the governor since mid-September. Sisolak departed northern Nevada on Sept. 17 and has been working from Las Vegas since then, she said.

Washoe County COVID-19 cases hit 10,000

A grim milestone — Washoe County COVID-19 cases hit the 10,000 mark, adding nearly 100 cases the day before. The county saw one new death for a total of 165. The latest death involves a man in his 60s who had underlying health conditions. The county also added more than 120 recoveries.

Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade is latest COVID-19 casualty

The Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade is the latest event to be canceled due to COVID-19. There also won’t be a large-scale parade for this year’s Nevada Day. Organizers hope to do a series of mini-parades, but what that looks like exactly remains to be seen.