Carson City Range Renamed (AM)

A legendary local marksman was honored Thursday. Rich Hancock reports;

[recorded copy] The Carson City Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to rename the range at Centennial Park the “Tim Meigs Carson City Archery Range.” The Clear Creek Bowmen archery club and the Parks and Recreation department proposed the resolution to honor the archery hall-of-famer and long-time Carson City resident.

Nevada joins lawsuit against proposed immigration rules

Nevada has joined a dozen states in a lawsuit against controversial immigration rules being imposed by the Trump administration. The changes allow the government to deport or deny visa renewals to immigrations on public assistance. Democrats call it a targeted attack on low-income immigrants and Latinos. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, who’s a Democrat, called the change “mean-spirited” and says he’ll oppose it to protect families.

Reno pledges $9M for pool at Moana Springs Park

Reno pledges to put $9 million towards construction of a pool at Moana Springs Park. The city says the 35-meter aquatic center will cost 18 million. Their pledge will be met with more than $9 million from the Pennington Foundation. The city has until the end of June 2020 to meet its goal by either borrowing the money or reallocating existing dollars in the budget.

Toxic algae blooms hit area lakes–dangerous to pets, humans

It’s that time of year again: algae blooms are changing the color of lakes in the area. News 4 reports Indian Creek Reservoir and Red Lake, both south of Lake Tahoe have turned a blue-green color, indicating toxins well above dangerous levels. The water is considered poisonous to both humans and pets.

Unregistered sex offender arrested in Reno park

An unregistered sex offender is arrested in a Reno park. Acting on a concerned citizen tip, troopers handcuffed 56-year-old Steven Hurley Monday at Anderson Regional Park. The citizen told troopers she saw Hurley sleeping in the park. Turns out, he was wanted in North Dakota.

Evacuations end, Highway 50 reopens near Placerville after fire

Folks are being permitted back into their homes after a fire closed a portion of Highway 50 between Shingle Springs and Placerville in Eldorado County. Caltrans says homes were evacuated near Studebaker Road after a trailer fire spread to nearby brush. The 20-acre fire still has a few hot spots.

1 dead in Fernley crash

One person is dead in a single-vehicle wreck near Fernley. It happened yesterday along I-80 eastbound. Troopers say two people were ejected from the vehicle. They say a passenger was pronounced dead at the scene; the driver was hospitalized.

Reno police arrest man on murder charges

A man is arrested on charges of murder in Reno. 33-year-old Darwin Ramirez is behind bars at the Washoe County jail on counts of open murder, conspiracy of murder, an immigration hold.

NHP Arrests Wanted Felon in Park

Nevada Highway Patrol says a trooper arrested a wanted felon after a tip from a concerned parent earlier this week. NHP says a trooper was at Anderson Regional Park with his K9 on Monday when a mother told him two men were sleeping in nearby bushes. When the trooper spoke with the two men, he found that one of them, 56-year-old Steven Hurley of Reno, was an unregistered sex offender. He also had a felony warrant out of North Dakota.

Crews Battling Blaze in Stillwater Mountains

About 170 firefighters are battling hot weather and dry conditions in a rugged part of northern Nevada’s Stillwater Mountains where a lightning-sparked wildfire has nearly doubled in size but is threatening no structures about 100 miles east of Reno.
Temperatures climbed into the high 90s Wednesday in the area northeast of Fallon and the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge about 75 miles south of Winnemucca.
The Bureau of Land Management says two air tankers and four helicopters assisted ground crews that dug a line around about 5% of the fire that’s burned more than 3.5 square miles since it broke out Tuesday afternoon.