Stories for April 2019


Tuesday, April 30

Reno development: Park Lane project work ‘in a pretty good position'

As Northern Nevada shakes off the effects of yet another incredible winter and enters peak construction season, it's imperative that workflow on the Park Lane project moves forward at a consistent clip.

Monday, April 29

Leslie Cain: Curb appeal made easy

Most potential buyers start forming an opinion about a home as soon as they pull up to the property or even before that, based on photographs they have seen online, which means you only have one chance to make a positive first impression and start the showing off on the right track. Here are seven simple ideas to enhance your curb appeal quickly and without breaking the bank: Make it Sparkle with a Pressure Wash

Sunday, April 28

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Thursday, April 25

Bella Vita in Carson City to stay open

Bella Vita Bistro is not calling it quits after all. The restaurant in the Carson Mall has been closed since early April after its owner announced she planned to sell the eatery. But plans now are to reopen May 1 for lunch only.

Wednesday, April 24

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Thursday, April 18

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Scammers are everywhere, and many will strike via an oddly worded email or a sketchy request via phone to obtain your information.

Courtesy BANN

This map shows where floodplains exist across Reno, in addition to several key landmarks built on them — farthest north is Reno City Hall; south of that, middle, is Reno-Tahoe International Airport; southeast of the airport is The South East Connector; southwest of the airport is the Reno-Sparks Convention Center; and farthest south is South Reno neighborhoods, including Damonte Ranch.

Wednesday, April 17

Photo: Philippe Wuyts Photography

Cathy Hackl will speak in Reno on April 25.

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Emily Howarth at Western Nevada College in Carson City on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

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Mechatronics students work at Western Nevada College in Carson City, on Monday, Aug. 12, 2018.

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Travel and community representatives spent three days in Churchill County visiting area sites and also attending the annual Rural Roundup at the Fallon Convention Center.

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The city of Fallon showcased the Oats Park Art Center at a reception for the Rural Roundup.

Tuesday, April 16

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The new Bank Saloon sign is ready for installation.

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The bar area inside the Bank Saloon. The front door to the building is to the right.

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The chosen winner for the RSAR project will receive $2,500 in funding.


Matt Maddox of Wynn Resorts is among Nevada casino bosses who are urging the federal government to end plans to try to license and open Yucca Mountain.

Monday, April 15

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Friday, April 12

Ben Arnst/Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley reported more than 300 inches of snow in February, and a total of 676 inches for the season. That heavy snowfall had led to a surge in occupancy at area resorts and hotels, according to the North Tahoe Resort Association.

Amy Benzyk/Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

At the end of March, Inntopia released a report that showed that occupancy rates in ski towns across the West for the month of February were up 5.7 percent compared to February of last year, leading to an 8.1 percent increase in revenue. Compared to last winter, occupancy is up 5.5 percent so far, with data from March and April yet to be counted.

Thursday, April 11

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An overview of the Village at Rancharrah, located at 6001 Talbot Lane in Reno.

Wednesday, April 10

Dayton schools lock-in caused by employee with pellet gun

Lyon County School District released a statement Wednesday after a precautionary lock-in was lifted at Dayton Elementary, Intermediate and High schools that the individual seen near the sites was a Lyon County employee with a pellet gun attempting to address an issue related to squirrels.

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Derek Beenfeldt, Renown Health, and Mayor Bob Crowell cut the ribbon on Renown's urgent care facility at 2814 N. Carson St. Suite 1010.


RISE Dispensaries, a Carson City marijuana dispensary, recently held a fundraiser and paper goods drive generating more than $2,000 to benefit the Rural Center for Independent Living.

Tuesday, April 9

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Construction on a 138-unit residential project broke ground last fall with its completion aimed for September.

Triumph Development

The project will include a 144-room Spring Hill Suites hotel which is expected to provide 40 to 42 jobs

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Sparks Mayor Ron Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kristopher Dahir presided over the ceremony.

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Scores of guests and veterans take part in groundbreaking ceremonies March 29 for a new Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza in Sparks.

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Officials with Reno Buick GMC Cadillac donated $59,400 to the Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza at the March 29 groundbreaking ceremony.

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Hundreds of people attended the March 29 groundbreaking ceremony for the Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza in Sparks.

Monday, April 8

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The new Bank Saloon (formerly Jack's Bar) is expected to open next year, after being shut down for 30 years.

Sunday, April 7

Saturday, April 6

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Carson Tahoe Transitional Rehabilitation Center, the 80-bed, skilled nursing rehab section, will open in a few weeks.

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Mayor Bob Crowell and Supervisor Lori Bagwell cut the ribbon on the Carson Tahoe Care Center on Mountain Street. The facility provides memory care for patients with dementia and skilled nursing for short- and long-term rehabilitation.

Friday, April 5

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Karla Kent, President of Kent’s Supply Co. in Fallon, won the 2019 Nevada SBA Legacy Award.

Quilting company opening in Carson City

Quilt Legacy has a new home. The professional quilting company operated for seven years by husband-and-wife team Paul Schwartz and Ruthann Bilansky out of their Dayton home is opening soon at 2311 N. Carson St. in the strip mall at the corner of Hot Springs Road.

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The manual snow survey on April 2 recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 51 inches, which is 200 percent of average for this location.

Juice and salad bar plans opening in downtown Carson City

A juice and salad bar is coming soon to downtown Carson City. So Juicy is set to open in a month at 208 N. Carson St., between Musser and Proctor streets.

Carson City man sets world record for most insect tattoos

It’s not like Josh Thornton woke up one day and thought he’ll establish the world record for most insect tattoos on his body. While maybe not that exact record in a story that’s also worthy being in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” Thornton dreamed of setting a record like this ever since he was a kid.

Wednesday, April 3

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Plumas Bancorp CEO/President Andrew J. Ryback

Tuesday, April 2

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Artist rendering of the Park Lane development.

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An overview of the site plan for Park Lane.

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Artist rendering of the Park Lane development.

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Artist rendering of the Park Lane development.

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Artist rendering of the Park Lane development.

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Artist rendering of the Park Lane development.


One of the many local females honored at the 2018 banquet.


Reno students take part in Envirolution’s "Project ReCharge" student business project on March 21.

Monday, April 1

Anne Knowles/Nevada Appeal

Construction on the My Place Hotel at 17 Hospitality Way is underway.

Storms blamed for drop in gaming win

Relentless storms played havoc with northern casinos in February, causing double digit decreases in win in the Tahoe Basin and ending the Carson Valley Area’s streak of consecutive monthly increases at 20. Statewide, total win was just a bit more than $1 billion, a decrease of just under two-thirds of a percent compared with February 2018.