Stories for August 2018


Friday, August 31

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New snowmakers installed this year at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe add to the already robust snowmaking system.

Photo: Claire Cudahy

Former City of South Lake Tahoe attorney Tom Watson, left, talks with Tahoe Wellness Cooperative executive director Cody Bass (who's now a member of the South Lake Tahoe City Council) after a hearing in 2016.

Photo: Rob Galloway

The historic Cal Neva in Crystal Bay has remained closed since 2013, when the previous owner initiated renovations. Its new owner intends to continue operating a casino / hotel.

Thursday, August 30

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Instructor Dave Riske talks with Sandra Flores a Computer Information Technology class at Western Nevada College in Carson City, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

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Washoe County Assessor Mike Clark spoke at this month’s Churchill County Republican Central Committee luncheon about the pitfalls of Senate Joint Resolution 14 that would increase property tax in Nevada.

Wednesday, August 29

In Plain Sight Marketing

Joyce Whitney Silva, EVP/CFO for Greater Nevada Credit Union, breaks ground on its new branch in Fernley. Shaheen Beauchamp Builders is the general contractor for the site.

Tuesday, August 28

Courtesy GRID Alternatives

Members of the Tesuque Pueblo Tribe in New Mexico stand in front of a completed solar system installed by GRID Alternatives.

Marcello Rostagni

Richard M. Teichner

Monday, August 27

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Railroad track points background. Shallow DOF, selective focus.

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Ubercool Innovation founder Michael Tchong speaks during the fourth annual Nevada Economic Development Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno.

Lauren Solinger / Nevada Appeal

The renovation of Jack's Bar has begun.

Sunday, August 26

Saturday, August 25

Friday, August 24

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Barista JP Preston takes an order using the Walden's Coffeehouse's cloud-based point of sale system.

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Mobile ordering apps like Uber Eats has led to a 20-percent jump in food delivery sales in the restaurant industry over the last five years.

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Walden's Coffeehouse barista JP Preston hands over a delivery order to an Uber Eats driver.

Thursday, August 23

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Tom Stille of the River School Farm thinks early education is key to getting the next generation interested in urban farming.

Claire Cudahy / NNBV

Brenton Aikin and Kass Freitas started farming in their yard and another nearby plot of land this year.

Courtesy Lou Manna

Sam Gbafa, CEO and founder of tech startup Lorable, a choose your own adventure platform, presents during a 1 Million Cups event on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the UNR Innevation Center.

Wednesday, August 22

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Jamie Woods, line cook at Liberty Food & Wine Exchange, fillets a Pacific Red Snapper.

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Justin Zuniga, line cook at Homegrown Gastropub in Reno's Midtown, finishes plating an order of jackfruit tacos, a popular vegan dish amongst young adults.

Claire Cudahy / NNBV

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, Renown Health President and CEO Dr. Anthony Slonim, and philoanthropist and Transforming Youth Recovery Founder Stacie Mathewson pose with a check for $650,000 in restitution funds that will go to a new health and addiction center in Reno.


Officials from Polaris, Ryan Midwest Construction and the city of Fernley participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the new distribution facility in Fernley for Polaris.

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SimpleSense founders Eric Kanagy, Mark Lorkowski, and Alex Brickner present their alpha sensors at the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, Calif.

Tuesday, August 21

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Word about Rum Sugar Lime has spread thanks to their Instagrammable (and tasty) drinks.

Courtesy Walden's Coffeehouse

A photo Walden's Coffeehouse in Reno posted to its Instagram account of its pancakes and bacon.

Courtesy Homegrown Gastropub

An Instagram photo of Homegrown Gastropubc's antibiotic/hormone free fried chicken, organic garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed organic swiss chard. The photo received 138 likes.

Courtesy Walden's Coffeehouse

An Instagram photo Walden's Coffeehouse posted of its frittata.

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A photo Homegrown Gastropub in Reno posted to their Instagram account on July 25, 2018. The photo received 298 likes.

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Reno-based social media manager Paige Wadleigh, left, gets assistance from a Googler during the inaugural Grow with Google event Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.

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Sen. Dean Heller speaks during the Grow with Google event on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Nevada Museum of Art in downtown Reno.

Courtesy Wells Fargo

A breakdown of some of the survey's conclusions.

Monday, August 20

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Smiling With Hope Pizza hires employees with developmental disabilities to give them "hope" and "meaning" through work, said owner Walter Gloshinski.

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Judy and Walter Gloshinski (center, right) pose for a photo with employee Josh at Smiling With Hope Pizza.

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The New York-style pizza has earned Smiling With Hope Pizza a spot in Yelp's top 100 places to eat in the country for 2017 and 2018.

Photo: Hannah Jones

Money allocated toward trail construction in the Resort Triangle will add onto the existing trail from Squaw Valley, connecting Tahoe City to Truckee.

Sunday, August 19

Saturday, August 18

Friday, August 17

Thursday, August 16

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Dayton's Austin Lunz breaks to the outside during Friday's game against Elko.

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Dayton quarterback Carson Keith throws during the first half of Friday's game.

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Dayton’s David Leach looks for running room during the first half Friday night

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Abel Carter tries a run up the gut against a stingy Reno defense Friday night.

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Abel Carter nearly breaks an interception for a touchdown late in the first half against the Reno Huskies Friday night at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Abel Carter nearly breaks an interception for a touchdown late in the first half against the Reno Huskies Friday night at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

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Kyle Rudy (35) leads Abel Carter around the right end for a Carson gain Friday night against Reno at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

Wednesday, August 15

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A panel to discuss the workforce in Northern Nevada spoke at this month’s CEDA breakfast. From left are Kristina Carey from the University of Nevada, Reno; Bob Potts, research director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development; and Denise Castle, executive director of JOIN.

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One of the major growth areas in the state’s workforce has been in industrial manufacturing.


One of several single-family home models included in the application for the Lompa Ranch East planned unit development.

Tuesday, August 14

Courtesy RSAR

RSAR President Doug McIntyre

Photo: Great Full Gardens

This white bean soup is among many recipes created by Gino Scala of Great Full Gardens, the 4th location of which just opened in South Reno.

Monday, August 13

File photo

"Help Wanted" signs are posted at numerous businesses in Tahoe-Truckee.


Many motels around South Lake Tahoe have converted to long-term rentals.

Sunday, August 12

Saturday, August 11

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Kingsbury Middle School

Brad Coman

Kingsbury Middle School in January of this year.

Friday, August 10

Courtesy of Kitchen Collab

Kitchen Collab will host a pop-up dinner at their location on Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Alex Tolger (center) prepares a dish at Kitchen Collab.

Courtesy RSAR

This market snapshot shows the YOY trend of median price for Washoe County.

Courtesy Dickson Commercial Group

Wolf Run Village offers off-campus housing near the University of Nevada, Reno.

Courtesy Dickson Commercial Group

An overview of the Wolf Run complex, located at 1980 Valley Road in Reno.

Courtesy UNR

Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky.

Thursday, August 9

Photo: Justin Scacco

U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nevada, gives his remarks during the 2018 Lake Tahoe Summit at Sand Harbor on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Wednesday, August 8

Professional Coin Grading Service

The finest known surviving example of a silver dollar struck in 1892 at the Carson City Mint was among the 14 Carson City silver dollars acquired from an anonymous Nevada collector for $1.2 million by Barry Stuppler of Woodland Hills, California. The distinctive CC mint mark can be seen below the wreath on the "tail's side" of the coin.

Tuesday, August 7

Monday, August 6


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Not too sweet or strong, mulled red wine is the perfect accompaniment to a range of holiday treats.

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Apple's current logo.


Raj Sisodia, co-founder of Conscious Capitalism International, will be one the keynote speakers at the event.

Sunday, August 5

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Rachel Kingham works in a common area of the coworking space Reno Collective.

Claire Cudahy / Northern Nevada Business View

Employees at ITS Logistics play a game of ping pong at the office.

Saturday, August 4

Friday, August 3

Bill Rozak / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Heavenly Mountain Resort's Epic Discovery is a fun, outdoor learning center situated high above Lake Tahoe.

Courtesy Sterling Frese

The decrease in clarity is being attributed to, according to a UC Davis report, a one-two punch of the end of a five-year drought followed by a winter of record-high precipitation. More sediment washed into the lake in 2017 than in the previous five years combined.

Thursday, August 2

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Panelist Scott Levy, founder of Watershed Growth Ventures, LLC, and co-director of Reno's inNEVator boot camp, laughs at a joke made during the Aug. 2 panel.

Kevin MacMillan / NNBV

Doug Erwin, VP of Entrepreneurial Development for EDAWN, served as moderator of the Aug. 2 Breakfast & Business panel.

Wednesday, August 1

Photo: Ron Brooks

The Wheelchair Challenge.

Photo: Ron Brooks

The Sign Language Challenge.

Photo: Ron Brooks

The Assembly Challenge.


WNC Professor Emily Howarth trained with Siemens Mechatronic Systems Level 1 instructors from around the world to earn her Level 2 instructor credential.

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at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum


WNC Professor Emily Howarth trained with Siemens Mechatronic Systems Level 1 instructors from around the world to earn her Level 2 instructor credential.