Stories for June 2018


Saturday, June 30

Friday, June 29

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Ira Gostin, an entrepreneur and president of Reno-based 120 West Strategic Communications, leads the discussion during a free small business seminar series Wednesday, June 27, at the Great Basin Federal Credit Union in Reno.

Thursday, June 28

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The school is located at 1200 El Rancho Drive.

Wednesday, June 27

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JetSuiteX launched in Reno this June with flights to Oakland and Las Vegas.

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Shirley Folkins-Roberts of Panattoni Development and Kurt Stitser of Realm Constructors took part in the June 26 discussion at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

Tuesday, June 26

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Court Cardinal, general manager, stands in what will soon be the reception area of casino's 8,000 square foot convention space.

Monday, June 25

Sunday, June 24

Saturday, June 23

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Pet Evac Pak LLC is a Reno-based company that offers emergency survival kits for pets.

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On Command Boarding, Grooming, Training and Daycare has locations in Reno and Sparks.


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Reid Weber, CTO of The Sufferfest, speaks during a June 5 press conference at the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno. The company was one of five local startups to be celebrated at the event, which featured presentations by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, for bringing more than 125 new tech jobs to the area over the past several months, with an average annual wage of $77,000. Go to for the full story and video coverage.

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From left, Tray Abney (Moderator, Managing Partner, The Abney Tauchen Group), Katie Hoffman (Panelist, Director, Fennemore Craig), Cary Richardson (Panelist, Vice President/Senior Project Manager, Miles Construction), Tim Nelson (Panelist, CPA, Evans, Nelson & Company, CPAs) and Wes McQuillen (Panelist, Director of Marketing, Sierra Well) took part the NCET Cannabis Commerce 2.0 forum on May 23 at the Atlantis in Reno.

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Hans Melotte, Executive V.P. of Starbucks' Global Supply Chain; Seth Maurer, President of CORE Construction; and Carl Mount, Senior V.P. of Starbucks' Logistics and U.S. Retail Supply Chain, pose with a $275,000 check on June 7 that was written back to Starbucks, refunding a portion of the money used to build a recent expansion to the Carson Valley Starbucks Roasting Plant and Distribution Center, located near the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

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Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and Mariah Musselman (daughter of Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman) share a moment during the May 30 Sierra Nevada Powerful Women awards luncheon at the Atlantis in Reno.

Photo: Mike Hewes

The NNBV's 2018 Sierra Nevada Powerful Woman Awards honored Top-20 Powerful Women winners -- pictured here -- at a special luncheon on May 30 at the Atlantis in Reno. More than 700 people were in attendance. Go to for the full story and photo gallery.

Friday, June 22

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Blockchains, LLC is one of the latest tech companies to open its doors at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center.

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A look inside Blockchains LLC's compound at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center in Storey County.

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A conference room inside of the new offices for Blockchains, LLC.

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Developers work at Blockchains, LLC on Thursday, June 21.

Courtesy Ryder Homes

This is among many properties listed in The Pointe at Somersett.

Thursday, June 21

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"It is easier now than ever to find work in Reno as an artist," says Reno muralist Erik Burke, pictured here painting a mural in Sparks.

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Muralist Erik Burke painted this mural at the inaugural Reno Mural Expo last October.

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Artist Teal Francis prepares to make a print in her studio at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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A man rides a Lime bike along the Truckee River in downtown Reno in June 2018.

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Anthony Hall speaks at the June 15 Nevada Employers Conference.

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Social media sharing like signs.

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A display of cannabis products available at RISE in Spanish Springs, which is one of 14 dispensaries currently operating in Northern Nevada.

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Dama McFando, patient care consultant at RISE in Spanish Springs, assists customers. RISE has tripled its foot traffic since going recreational in January 2018, said store manager Mallory French.

Wednesday, June 20

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Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe will charge for parking year-round, a new business policy aimed at benefiting hotel guests.

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Exterior view of the North Valleys Commerce Center at 9460 N. Virginia St, Reno.


James Verrees, M.D. at Banner Churchill Community Hospital, shares his concerns about pregnant patients on marijuana to Fallon City Council members Tuesday.

Tuesday, June 19

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Geothermal is one of the largest mining producers in Churchill County, said Dana Bennett, president of the Nevada Mining Association.

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Dana Bennett, right, is president of the Nevada Mining Association. She spoke Wednesday at the Churchill Economic Development Authority’s Business Council monthly breakfast.

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A look inside MedMen's 45,000-square-foot marijuana factory in Mustang, Nev.

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Cary Richardson, vice president and senior project manager at Miles Construction, speaks during the grand opening of the MedMen Mustang marijuana factory on April 11. Miles Construction was the lead contractor of the facility.

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The Miles Construction-led MedMen Mustang facility (the same-sized version of which is being built in Desert Hot Springs, California) is set up to produce 10,000 pounds of high-quality cannabis annually to supply Nevada's burgeoning industry.

Monday, June 18


Western Nevada College accepted a donation from TRAK Machine Tools recently. From left are Tony Brooks, a factory direct representative for TRAK Machine Tools; WNC machine tool technology instructor David Fulton; WNC Career and Technical Education Director Georgia White; and WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys.

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A man works on the road on State Route 89 in Emerald Bay earlier this year.

Sunday, June 17

Saturday, June 16

Friday, June 15

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Vaporizer cartriges are available pre-filled with 100% pure, condensed cannabis oil, which is used with a rechargeable pen.

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Recreational cannabis was approved by Nevada voters in 2016.

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A lineup of beer tasters produced by Pigeon Head Brewery in Reno.

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As of May 2018, more than 3,400 U.S. craft brewing companies have adopted the independent craft brewer seal.

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Julia Herz is craft beer program director at the Brewers Association and publisher of 

Thursday, June 14


A new logo has also been unveiled in conjunction with the brand, and the “+” marks framing the new name "symbolize positivity as well as the two major cross streets; Plumb Lane and South Virginia streets," according to a press release.

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Back row, from left: Shawn Elicegui, NV Energy Senior Vice President, Business Plan, Regulatory and Legislative Strategy; and Doug Cannon, NV Energy President. Front row, from left: Mary Simmons, NV Energy Vice President of Business Development & Community Strategy; Paul Caudill, NV Energy CEO; John Farahi, Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (owners of Atlantis Reno) CEO; Daniel Farahi, Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. Director of Development Services, and David Farahi, Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. COO.

Wednesday, June 13

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Bottom picture shows before the consturction of Churchill Auto Sales on 270 West Williams Avenue, with top picture showing during.


Churchill Auto Sales owners from left, Milt and Jessilyn Wallace, Paula and Ron Marrujo, join forces to open Fallon's new auto shop.

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Dr. Gi Woong Yun

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Linking Tahoe website screenshot.

Tuesday, June 12

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval speaks at the June 5 press conference.

Monday, June 11

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Three airstreams with maid service and flat screen TVs are now available to rent at Zephyr Cove Resort.

Saturday, June 9

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Adopted on April 25, Reno’s newest flag has symbolism that evokes the city’s silver mining heritage as well as the Truckee River and Sierra Nevada. The shape at the top left references the star that crowns the Reno arch.

Friday, June 8

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A view of the new expansion at the Carson Valley Starbucks Roasting Plant and Distribution Center, inaugurated June 7 with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Hans Melotte, Executive V.P. of Starbucks' Global Supply Chain, Seth Maurer, President of CORE Construction, and Carl Mount, Senior V.P. of Starbucks' Logistics and U.S. Retail Supply Chain pose with the check written back to Starbucks, refunding a portion of the money used to build the expansion.

Photo: Kelsey Penrose

From left: Seth Maruer, Todd MucCullough, director of distribution, Hans Melotte, Carl Mount, and Mike Sponsler, managing director of the U.S. distribution network, cut the ribbon for the new expansion.

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Tyson Falk, policy analyst with McDonald Carano's government affairs group, speaks June 7 about the many ways Nevada is well-positioned to become a major player in the development of blockchain technology.

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Tyson Cross, founder of Cross Law in Reno, addresses attendees at the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology conference at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa on June 7.

Thursday, June 7


Dennis Hof owned all four legal brothels in Lyon County, including the famed Moonlight BunnyRanch.

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Tony Lillios presented his 2018 TEDxUniversityofNevada talk on Integral Theory.

Wednesday, June 6

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Reid Weber, CTO of The Sufferfest, speaks during the June 5 event at the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno.

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Regional nonprofits are working diligently to provide temporary and long-term relief, seeking solutions to area youth.

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An example of what the inside of Nevada Sea Dream will look like.

Tuesday, June 5

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L.A. Bakery is expanding its retail location at 1280 North Curry Street in downtown Carson City with a construction project that was made possible with the SBA 504 loan program.

Photo: Jim Grant

Stephanie Kruse is preparing for retirement after a long and successful career at KPS3 Marketing in Reno.

Monday, June 4

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Opponents, wearing purple "Keep Squaw True" T-shirts, of Squaw Valley's village redevelopment plan made their case before the Placer County Board of Supervisors, which approved the project by a 4-1 vote in November 2016. The project is the subject of two lawsuits filed by Sierra Watch.

Sunday, June 3

Saturday, June 2

Friday, June 1

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Clara Andriola, after.

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Clara Andriola, executive director of the Reno Rodeo Foundation, before her makeover.

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Sherry Rupert, after.

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Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, before her makeover.

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Denise Castle, after.

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Denise Castle, executive director of JOIN in Carson City, before her makeover.

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Kathleen Audet looks at clothing options with Sherry Rupert, a Top-40 Powerful Women finalist, at Audet’s studio on California Avenue in Reno.


Paul Caudill, NV Energy CEO