Stories for November 2018


Friday, November 30

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Earlier this month, Vail Resorts, Inc., announced a long-term wind energy contract with Lincoln Clean Energy to purchase the equivalent amount of energy needed to power 100 percent of its North American operations.

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Vehicles either need to have tire chains, or have snow tires and be four-wheel or all-wheel drive in order to traverse certain passes when chain requirements are in place.

Thursday, November 29

Wednesday, November 28

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Glenn Abood, founder and CEO of rfxcel, announced the tech company will bring 200 jobs to Reno.

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Nevada Gov. Sandoval speaks at a November 2018 press conference in Reno announcing rfxcel as the latest Bay Area-founded tech company to relocate to Northern Nevada.





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Source: C.A. Nelson (2000). Courtesy: Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Tuesday, November 27

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Mark Ghan, vice president of administrative and legal services, is Officer in Charge at Western Nevada College in Carson City, Nev., seen on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd, left, receives the Nevada Library Association’s Librarian of the Year award during a conference in Stateline, Nev., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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People tour Western Nevada College’s new NV Energy Industrial Technology Lab Thursday at WNC.


A Western Nevada College construction class is given a tour of a job site by Garrett Kooyers from K.G. Walters Construction.

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The Happy Outlet employees, Jack Hay, Jennifer Howard, Jeremy Boswell, Jesse Olson, Justin Gragg and Rebecca Tenorio pose for a photo.

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Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd, left, receives the Nevada Library Association’s Librarian of the Year award during a conference in Stateline, Nev., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Jason Gardner competes in the newspaper toss during the End of Bike Week Party on Friday evening in McFadden Plaza.

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UNR President Marc Johnson says the university's College of Engineering is the fastes-growing on campus.

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UNR has ramped up development to meet its growing student body and the needs of the regional economy.

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After plans to relocate them fell through, the 10 Gateway District homes could be demolished to make way for new university buildings.

Photo: Kirk Peterson

The Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area in far northern Washoe County is one of the darkest places in the country. There is so little light pollution that the Milky Way and our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, are both easily seen with the naked eye.

Photo: Brian Beffort

The Black Rock Desert/High Rock Canyon Wilderness Area in NW Nevada is the largest Wilderness Area in the state.

Photo: Jeff Lock

The Mt. Rose Wilderness Area is popular for a variety of outdoor activities. Every year, Friends' volunteer stewardship teams pull thousands of invasive weeds on Mt. Rose to help maintain a more natural environment.

Monday, November 26

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Ovie Smartware, a smart tupperware engineered by Breadware, an IoT development company based in Reno.

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The development of Reno Technology Academy's IoT and cybersecurity training programs, which launch in January 2019, were spearheaded by, left to right, RTA Business Development Executive Phil Holland, Breadware CTO Sam Dolan, NVIE Director Mark Anderson, and Steve Andreano, RTA director of technology programs.

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Sunday, November 25

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The Flag Store Sign & Banner specializes in creating all sorts of flags, including the most important one, pictured here.

Saturday, November 24

Friday, November 23

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Xing Zhang, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at UNR, uses the ultrasonic welder inside the college of engineering's advanced manufacturing lab.

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Dr. Kyle Dalpe, TMCC dean of technical sciences

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In this file photo, TMCC student Cristina Tovalin learns to use a Baxter Collaborative Robot in the TMCC Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

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The garlic fries are inspired by those served at the Giant's AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Mitch Penning and Scott Beck opened up Inclined Burgers and Brews in Incline Village this fall.

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The Human Resources department at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows takes notice when hours in a certain department are restricted and will work to find employees a different job for the day to help employees get hours.

Thursday, November 22

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The Flag Store Sign & Banner specializes in creating all sorts of flags, including the most important one, pictured here.

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A look at the new location.

Wednesday, November 21

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A look from above at Barrick Nevada's open pit mining operation at Corte Hills, located in Lander, Nevada (Eureka County).

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Thanks to technological upgrades within the mining industry, the need to develop workforce-ready graduates at UNR is growing.


Map: Proposed Navy training range expansion.

Tuesday, November 20

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The University of Nevada, Reno’s Main Station Field Laboratory is used for research, education and outreach with sheep and cattle grazing, hay and alfalfa production and other specialty projects.


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Monday, November 19

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Lydia Bruegge, marketing manager with the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, is excited about her new role in promoting the recreation, culture and history of the city. Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Momentum

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Chocolate Shoppe owner Lynn Falcone shows a tray of Christmas truffles Saturday.

Sunday, November 18

Saturday, November 17

Friday, November 16


Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will open both mountains with limited, manmade snow terrain, on Friday, Nov. 16.

Thursday, November 15

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From left, Dr. Anthony Slonim, President & CEO, Renown Health; Stacie Mathewson, local philanthropist; Blake Smith, board chair, Renown Health; Dr. Kristen Davis-Coelho, administrator, Stacie Mathewson Behavioral Health & Addiction Institute at Renown; Steve Horn, Vice President of Real Estate & Facilities Support Services, Renown Health; and Nancy Bussani, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Renown Health, were on hand for the Nov. 15 ribbon cutting.


Overland's menu.

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Server Tennesse Willis and Mark Estee, owner, celebrate the introduction of a new menu at Overland Restaurant & Pub.

Wednesday, November 14

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Jeff Civillico (standing) kicks off day two of the Nevada Governor's Global Tourism Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Seated, left to right, are Nevada Department of Tourism Interim Director David Peterson, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, RSCVA CEO Phil DeLone, and Rick Murdock, VP of Government Affairs at The Row.

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According to UNR, the Advanced Leadership Academy will also include two individual coaching sessions with Certified Professional Coach Kevin Ciccotti.


North U.S. 395/I-580 in Carson City at Eastlake Boulevard Exit.

Tuesday, November 13

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From left: ARCO Project Manager Mark Buerck, Honeywell Regional Vice President Dave Stinson, Scannell Properties Development Associate Tom McCary, City of Reno Vice Mayor Neoma Jardon, OnTrac Engineering Director Jim Brownlow and OnTrac CFO Tom Fischer broke ground on Nov. 9.

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Heather Floyd serves as community director of Waterfront at the Marina.

Monday, November 12


The last, and only, Winter Games to be held in the Reno-Tahoe region was in 1960 at Squaw Valley.


Leslie Cain, a Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Carson City, is Sierra Nevada Realtors' new president for 2019.

Sunday, November 11

Saturday, November 10

Friday, November 9

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A look at the the Alternate U.S. 395 Bowers Mansion exit 50 in northern Washoe Valley.

Thursday, November 8


The Downtown Reno Partnership logo.


Hacienda Business Park is directly served by three freeway intersections off I-580 and one near I-680, giving it convenient freeway access in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wednesday, November 7

Courtesy the Joint

The new location is at 5110 Mae Anne Ave., Suite 507.

Tuesday, November 6

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Last year, Tholl Fence Company won the second annual challenge.

Monday, November 5

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The Mutual of Omaha branch, now under Plumas Bancorp ownership, is located at 1101 N. Carson St.

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Casino Fandango's new convention space offers 7,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate 320 for dinner or 500 for a concert, and be divided into four breakout rooms for smaller events.

Sunday, November 4

Saturday, November 3

Friday, November 2

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A look outside of Blockchains' 25,000-square-foot facility in Sparks, which covers roughly half an acre of the company's 67,000 acres.

Thursday, November 1

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A rendering of Jacobs Entertainment's Renova Flats project in downtown Reno's West Fourth Street corridor.

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A look inside one of the dilapidated units of the former Crest Inn Motel. Three adults and two dogs lived in the decayed 200-square-foot space for four and a half years.

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Officials more and more are beginning to utilize blockchain to improve government services.

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It’s estimated that the average business in 2018 had a median loss of $200,000 due to fraud.