Stories for January 2019


Thursday, January 31

Courtesy NNMC

The Northern Nevada Medical Center's new freestanding ER is located at the Canyon Center Shopping Plaza at 10290 N. McCarran Blvd.

Wednesday, January 30

Steve Ranson / LVN

The Fallon City Hall was built in the early 1930s and was designed by architect Frederick DeLongchamps in a mission/Spanish Revival style.

Steve Ranson / LVN

The Fallon Theatres was added to the state registry in 2017.

Steve Ranson / LVN

This building on Williams Avenue formerly housed the Fallon Eagle-Standard newspaper.

Tuesday, January 29

Courtesy Marnell Gaming

The Nugget Event Center is expected to open this June.

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

This schematic shows more detail planned for the TRIC building. Courtesy Tolles Development Company

Courtesy Tolles Development Company

An overview of the 610,000 square foot building planned for TRIC east of Reno. Courtesy Tolles Development Company

Courtesy Colliers International

This 106,130-square-foot building at 5190 Neil Road sold for $14.87 million in 2018.

Courtesy Colliers International

The 86,471-square-foot building at 645 E. Plumb Lane was constructed in 1964.

Monday, January 28

Thomas Ranson / LVN

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, signs a few hats for 12-year-old Matt Campell while best-selling author Kevin Freiberg (back, left) and University of Nevada manager T.J. Bruce look on before the 34th-annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Thursday at the Reno Ballroom.

AP | Idaho Statesman

Boise State guard Chandler Hutchison goes up for a dunk against San Diego State forward Malik Pope on Jan. 13. Hutchison leads the Broncos into Reno on Saturday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Haley Garver drives to the basket in a game against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Lilian Bouza shoots a jump shot against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Lauren Lemburg drives the key to score a basket against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Derek Barry drives to the basket in a game against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday night.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Hunter Rauh shoots a junp shot in a game against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday night.

Jim Grant | Nevada Appeal

Abel Carter drives the lane in a game against Damonte Ranch on Tuesday night.

Courtesy Kidder Mathews

An overhead view of the largest speculative building ever constructed in Nevada, an 800,000-square-foot facility at North Valley’s Commerce Center, which was wholly leased to S&S Activewear.

Sunday, January 27

Saturday, January 26

Friday, January 25

Dawn Gowery

Courtesy Heavenly Mountain Resort

A snowboarder makes turns in January 2019 at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Lake Tahoe's South Shore. Heavenly is one of three Vail Resorts-owned ski areas in the greater Reno-Tahoe region.

Margaret Moran / Sierra Sun

Skiers, riders and shoppers flooded the Village at Squaw Valley on Saturday, Jan. 2; the Tahoe-Truckee region was packed with visitors for the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Margaret Moran / Sierra Sun

The parking lot at Squaw Valley was packed on Saturday, Jan. 2, with skiers and village patrons.

Courtesy Diamond Peak

North Lake Tahoe's reputation as a winter and summer destinantion has created an economy reliant on visitors who come to enjoy snow covered peaks and serene lake views.

Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

More than 150 people packed a meeting room at Sierra Nevada College Monday, Jan. 21.

Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune

Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler speaks at a meeting Monday in Incline Village.

Thursday, January 24

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Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce

Courtesy UNR Med

The 60,000 square foot facility at 745 W. Moana Lane is expected to open in early 2020.

Wednesday, January 23

Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Roughly 115 businesses participated in the Alliance business expo on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Brad Coman/Nevada Appeal

A lack of affordable housing will be a key issue during this year's Legislative session.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Assemblywoman Robin Titus, left, speaks to educators from Oasis Academy and Western Nevada College at the Jan. 9 CEDA breakfast.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Johnny Hargrove, left, of NV Energy speaks with State Sen. James Settelmeyer on Jan. 9.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Darrell Plummer, left, owner and real estate broker for the Fallon branch of Sierra Nevada Properties, speaks to agent Carol Arciniega on Jan. 11.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Darrell Plummer, center, real estate broker and owner of Sierra Nevada Properties, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the official grand opening of the Fallon branch on Jan. 11.

Tuesday, January 22

Courtesy Dickson Realty

Courtesy Dickson Realty

Courtesy Dickson Realty

Courtesy Dickson Realty



Monday, January 21

Kurt Hildebrand

Western Way Nevada Director Blake Guinn addresses the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

Brad Coman

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, applauds during Gov. Sisolak's State of the State Address on Jan. 17 in Carson City.

Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Adrienne Santiago, program manager of the American Job Center of Nevada

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Northern Nevada jobseekers use the self-service resource center at the American Job Center of Nevada, located inside the Reno Town Mall.

Sunday, January 20

Saturday, January 19

Sex under scrutiny: Brothel owner seeks understanding with advocacy nonprofit

Madam Bella Cummins, sole proprietor of the Hacienda Ranch, is highly invested in fighting off the judgments she’s faced as a brothel owner and in improving the image of Nevada’s sex industry as a whole.

Friday, January 18

Courtesy Tesla

The massive Tesla Gigafactory 1 is located east of Reno-Sparks in Storey County.

Courtesy Nevada Athletics

Chad Hartley, Nevada Wolf Pack associate athletic director

Photo: John Byrne / Nevada Communications

Nevada's Caleb Martin, left, Cody Martin and Jordan Caroline talk on the bench during a home win earlier this season.

Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Nevada men's basketball fan Michael Forman shops at Silver and Blue Outfitters prior to the Wolf Pack's home game against San Jose State on Jan. 9.


Stuart Brady will chair the board in 2019.

Photo: Matt Bansak / Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Chuck Patterson skis fresh powder at Squaw Valley on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Thursday, January 17

Courtesy Tesla

Reno resident George Stewart jumped from a career in finance to a career at Tesla through the Gigafactory Training Gateway program.

Courtesy Tesla

Since breaking ground in 2014, Tesla has completed about 30 percent of its planned 5.8-million-square-foot Gigafactory in Storey County.

Courtesy Tesla

Chris Reilly leads the workforce development and education programs at Tesla.

Courtesy Tesla

Las Vegas native Isabelle West, 19, was one of the first Nevadans to kick-start a career at the Tesla Gigafactory, located east of Reno, through the electric carmaker's manufacturing development program.

Photo: Brad Coman

Gov. Steve Sisolak says the initiative aims to address some of the unique challenges and opportunities that exist for start-ups in Nevada's small towns.

Wednesday, January 16


An exterior look at The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe, in Truckee.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

A look inside one of the many suites at the legal Mustang Ranch brothel in Storey County, which provides full- and part-time jobs for more than 160 people on a $5.7 million payroll, according to the brothel.

Courtesy Nevada Brothel Association

Alice Little is an ambassador for the Nevada Brothel Association.

Sex under scrutiny: Lyon’s brothels continue without Dennis Hof

Lyon County is working to ensure its four legal brothels remain properly licensed after the death of former owner Dennis Hof, county manager Jeff Page said.

Courtesy Nevada Brothel Association

Legal sex worker Alice Little is an ambassador for the Nevada Brothel Association.

Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Brenda Sandquist, spokesperson for the End Trafficking and Prostitution (ETAP) campaign

Sex under scrutiny: Brothel advocates, opponents turn eyes to 2019 Legislature

Assemblies of God licensed minister Brenda Sandquist had hoped for a different outcome from Lyon County’s vote last fall, which failed to rescind its brothel ordinance.

Sex under scrutiny: Lyon’s brothels to continue without Hof

Lyon County is working to ensure its four legal brothels remain properly licensed after the death of former owner Dennis Hof, according to county manager Jeff Page.

Sex under scrutiny: Sex worker Alice Little: ‘Something new is going to happen’

When Lyon County’s vote on its advisory question to remove the brothels showed residents largely were opposed to it, Moonlite Bunny Ranch worker Alice Little said she and her cohorts were relieved.

Tuesday, January 15

Courtesy City of Reno

David Bobzien

Tahoe Daily Tribune

A tractor shovels snow in a South Lake Tahoe parking lot Dec. 10.

Monday, January 14

Courtesy SCORE

A looks inside the Faith Colors booth at a previous Reno Rodeo event.

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Lula Adams


The logo for the 2019 Women's March in Reno.

Photo: Chris Moran / TravelNevada

A Bently employee talks about the distillery while standing in the renovated Minden Mill.

Sunday, January 13

Saturday, January 12


Leslie Cain

In Plain Sight Marketing

More than 200 extras lined up for the filming of last year’s Casino Boss episode one, which was filmed inside the Carson Nugget Casino.

Friday, January 11

Kaleb M. Roedel / NNBV

Washoe County School District middle school teachers participating in Project ReCharge listen to a presentation given by NV Energy's Justin Jones on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Billinghurst Middle School in Reno.

Thursday, January 10

Contributed photo: Nick Visconti

Drink Coffee Do Stuff products can be found throughout the Reno-Tahoe region.

Contributed photo: Nick Visconti

Nick Visconti spent several years on the professional snowboard circuit.

Photo: Kayla Anderson

Designs and slogans vary with Sticker Pack products.

Photo: Kayla Anderson

Danny Toumarkine can be found most days printing stickers at Sticker Pack.

Photo: Kayla Anderson

The Pacific Crest Coffee shop in Truckee is open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Photo: Kayla Anderson

Ralph Backstrom hangs out in his Pacific Crest Coffee shop in Truckee.

Contributed photo: Ryan Williams

Famed skateboarder Chris Cole is among the pros featured on Stomp Sessions.

Contributed photo: Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams with skateboard legend and Stomp Sessions athlete Ryan Sheckler.

Wednesday, January 9

Steve Ranson / LVN

From left are Cherilee and Ryan Sorensen, the new owners of Crystal Cleaners, and Crystal Wickware, who owned the business for 23 years.

Tuesday, January 8

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

Justice Hardesty gives the Oath of Office to Gov. Steve Sisolak during Monday's inauguration.

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

Rev. Deacon Reynelda James an Elder from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe leads the invocation on Monday.

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

The Carson High School Midnight Blues Jazz Ensemble performs on Monday at the inauguration of Gov. Steve Sisolak.

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

About 500 people attended the inauguration of Gov. Steve Sisolak on Monday at the Capitol Grounds in Carson City.

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

Sydney Larsen, a fourth-grader at Seeliger Elementary School (in glasses standing at podium, along with Cooper Sandoval, a fourth-grader at Mount Rose Elementary School lead the Pledge of Allegiance along with Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. Former Gov. Brian Sandoval and Gov. Steve Sisolak also recite the pledge. Larsen and Cooper Sandoval won a coloring contest to lead the pledge on Monday.

Adam Trumble / Nevada Appeal

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak gives his inaugural address on Monday in front of the state Capitol.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at the living room in a home for sale that overlooks the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village.

Monday, January 7

Nevada Appeal

Carson City Manager Nancy Paulson (seen in a file photo here) was among regional county managers on hand for the Jan. 23 event.

Courtesy Sierra Nevada Properties

Darrell Plummer, broker/owner of Sierra Nevada Properties, is 2019 chair of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce Board.

Sunday, January 6

Saturday, January 5

Thomas Leone

Thomas Leone, founder of Renoagogo, picks up supplies at a Costco in Reno. The new delivery service in North Lake Tahoe will allow residents to have groceries and supplies from any store in Reno delivered straight to their doorstep.


Coldwell Banker Select has donated $1,500 in tips collected from Nevada Day and other recent company events to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 388.

Friday, January 4

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

David Wise holds out his 2018 Winter Olympic gold medal (on left) and 2014 gold medal in his backyard in Verdi.

Photo: Bill Rozak

Natural Resources Conservation Service hydrologist Jeff Anderson measures the snowpack on Jan. 2 at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.

Courtesy Dermody Properties

The Smart Warehousing deal means that all 1.25 million square feet of LogistiCenter at 395, Phase 1, Building A is fully leased.

Courtesy Jay Aldrich

Emilee N. Sutton

Thursday, January 3

Photo: Chris Dillmann

Guests gather in line to catch their first ride up Vail's Gondola One for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Wednesday, January 2

Steve Ranson / LVN

Karen Moessner, right, director of Domestic Violence Intervention, gasps when Fallon Ford-Toyota General Manager Tim Mitchell tells her DVI received $5,000 from the dealership’s Pay It Forward program. In the center is Chris Henning, co-owner, and with Moessner is Suzette McCusker.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Fallon Ford-Toyota General Manager Tim Mitchell writes the donated amount of money from the dealership’s Pay It Forward program to a charitable organization.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Lt. JG Hayden Hawk, left, the operations officer, and Lt. Cmdr. Stephanie Theiros, commanding officer, present Fallon Ford-Toyota General Manager Tim Mitchell with a wood plaque for the dealership’s contributions to the Churchill County High School Navy Junior ROTC.

Steve Ranson / LVN

Domestic Violence Intervention receives a $5,000 check from Fallon Ford-Toyota’s Pay It Forward program. From left are Suzette McCusker, DVI; Karen Moessner, executive director of DVI; Debbie Workman, DVI; and Fallon Ford-Toyota’s Sarah McQueen, Espy Barajas and Ryan McCormick.

The Record-Courier

Dr. Robin Titus

Lahontan Valley News

James Settelmeyer


Richard Karpel

Tuesday, January 1