Stories for July 2019


Wednesday, July 31

Deadline Aug. 2 to apply for's $1 million 'Impact Challenge Nevada'

The $1 million Impact Challenge calls on nonprofits from across Nevada "to submit their boldest ideas to create economic opportunities for their community."

Nevada casinos close fiscal year with 11% increase in June win; biggest June ever

The $1.04 billion in win recorded for June ended a streak of five consecutive decreases to start the 2019 calendar year and set an all-time record for the month of June, according to new figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control.

Four business groups join Nevada Senate Republican tax lawsuit

The Retail Association of Nevada, Nevada Trucking Association, National Federation of Independent Business and Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association on Tuesday, July 30, joined Senate Republicans in the lawsuit seeking to overturn that decision as unconstitutional.

Finding financing: Options abound for Northern NV startups, entrepreneurs

There are many avenues entrepreneurs can take to obtain financing, and oftentimes, experts say, it's a matter of putting in the legwork to make sure the business is financeable.

Tuesday, July 30

Nonprofit Spotlight: South Reno Rotary Oktoberfest benefits high school students

At this year's Oktoberfest event, regional breweries will offer unlimited tastings of seasonal brews and lagers to attendees. In addition, the event will have wine pourings. There will be a food buffet from 4-6 p.m. featuring bratwurst and beerwurst from Flocchini Sausage Factory in Carson City. In addition, there will be pretzel rolls from Rounds Bakery, and other German specialties by Roundabout Catering. Live music by the Robin Street Band and a silent auction will entertain the crowd throughout the event.


The Reno South Rotary Club's annual Oktoberfest celebration benefits local high school students and other community programs.

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Mike Whittaker returns to United Construction – NNBV people briefs, July 2019

The United Construction Executive Team announced recently that Michael Whittaker has returned to the company as Chief Operating Officer.

‘An unprecedented time in Nevada history': Silver State welcomes ‘entrepreneurial powerhouse' status

Groups such as Entrepreneurs Assembly, SCORE, Nevada Small Business Development Center, 1 Million Cups, StartUpNV and others are helping Northern Nevada entrepreneurs transform their ideas into scalable and revenue-producing enterprises. Entrepreneurs are starting more technology and other businesses than perhaps at any time in the city's history.

Photo: Cathleen Allison

Members of the Reno-based group Entrepreneurs Assembly attend a recent roundtable discussion in Carson City. EA is just one of several entrepreneurial support groups that are gaining steam across Northern Nevada.

Monday, July 29

Changes to Nevada's minimum wage law – what employers need to know

As a business owner, it is important to be compliant with the latest federal and state minimum wage requirements in order to avoid legal consequences.

The new normal? Younger entrepreneurs, first-time business owners stepping to the plate in Northern Nevada

At age 49, Dan Larson is a bit longer in the tooth than many of the Millenial entrepreneurs who've helped create waves of new business and tech ventures in Reno and Midtown, but he's far from alone in his desire to sail his own ship.

Photo: Rob Sabo

Dan Larson works inside his business, The Frame Shop at Lakeside, on Lakeside Drive in Reno.

Photo: Rob Sabo

At 49 years young, Dan Larson, owner of The Frame Shop at Lakeside, is a bit longer in the tooth than many of the hipster Millenial entrepreneurs who’ve helped create waves of new business and tech ventures in Reno and Midtown.

Alibi Ale Works opens expanded gastropub in Incline Village

The new Alibi Ale Works Public House in Incline Village is located at 931 Tahoe Blvd. They are open seven days a week, beginning at 11 a.m.

Photo:Ryan Hoffman

Alibi Ale Works owners Rich Romo, left, and Kevin Drake.

Photo: Rob Galloway

The new Alibi Ale Works location in Incline Village recently opened its doors.

Photo: Rob Galloway

The new Alibi Ale Works location in Incline Village offers outdoor seating.

Photo: Rob Galloway

Alibi Ale Works' new location at 931 Tahoe Blvd. is open for business.

Photo: Rob Galloway

The new Alibi Ale Works, which opened to the public July 25, offers seating both inside and outside.

Western NV Republicans: 2019 Legislature was bad for business

Five Western Nevada lawmakers, all Republicans, told the monthly Northern Nevada Development Authority meeting July 24 that the 2019 session was anti-business.

Sunday, July 28

Saturday, July 27

Friday, July 26

Reno seeks input on large-scale economic development plan (opinion)

The city of Reno's Office of Economic Development is currently in the process of drafting its initial Reno Economic Development Strategy, or REDS, and we want your input to ensure that the plan is an accurate reflection of our growing community.

Courtesy city of Reno

Aric Jensen

Northern NV business leads, bankruptcy filings for July 2019

The information in thee leads is drawn from public records sources, and information is gathered and published as a convenience to readers. Every effort is made to report accurate information.

$1 billion Neon district aims to clean up West Fourth Street; 'some complex issues' are of concern

In mid-July, Jacobs Entertainment announced it would spend more than $1 billion to create the Reno Neon Line District that includes up to 2,000 residential units on 10 sites already acquired by the company. It plans to spend more than $250 million to transform the aging Sands into one of the region's premier hotel-casinos.

Rendering Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

This sculpture is "Bloom," built by Michael Christian, a large interactive lights and steel sculpture.

Rendering Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

This sculpture is "Rearing Horse," built by Elko artist and inventor Barry Crawford, a kinetic horse sculpture made of found objects.

Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

A look at the main casino floor inside the Sands Regency in Reno.

Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

The Sands Regency has already overhauled its buffet restaurant.

Rendering Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

This piece of art is "Desert Guard," built by Lu Ming, a giant steel Mongolian warrior that stood guard over the Burning Man playa in 2018.

Rendering Courtesy Jacobs Entertainment

Initial steps for the Reno Neon Line District include constructing four concrete pads that will hold art sculptures from Burning Man. This one is "SQUARED," built by industrial artist Charles Gadeken, a 50-foot tree-like LED lantern sculpture.

Thursday, July 25

With Reno home prices climbing, investors bullish on multifamily projects

South Reno remains a popular area for new development. Along with Spanish Springs, southeast Reno has the excellent potential for additional growth due to available land.

Courtesy CBRE

The 204-unit Skyline Canyon multi-family property at 3300 Skyline Blvd. recently sold for $37.5 million, or approximately $184,000 per unit.

Ski industry news: Squaw-to-Alpine gondola approved by Placer County

The approval “represents one of the last crucial steps toward connecting Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows,” said Ron Cohen, president of Squaw Valley, in a statement.

Courtesy Placer County

Placer County on Tuesday approved the fourth alternative for the gondola, which would occupy the least amount of land.

Reno adds 300 jobs in May-June; state has added 45,500 over past year

Reno's total employment has increased 6 percent over the year, a gain of 15,700 to 258,100. Carson City added 4 percent or 1,000 more jobs for a total of 25,800 since June 2018. The Las Vegas reporting area added 18,800 jobs over the year.

Wednesday, July 24

After big Fernley deal, industrial developers shifting focus outside Reno-Sparks

Fernley is a natural fit for new industrial development because available land for big box industrial product is not easy to come by in Reno anymore. Sure, there's still available space, but most of the low-hanging fruit already had been developed.

Courtesy Colliers International

Chris Fairchild, with Colliers International, says industrial rates are trending up across the West Coast, but Reno still is a low-cost provider regionally.

Courtesy Dermody Properties

Available land for big box industrial product is not easy to come by in Reno anymore, says George Condon, west region partner for Dermody Properties.

Courtesy Dermody Properties

A look at one of the Dermody Properties-owned buildings within LogistiCenter at 395, which is a multi-phase, master-planned industrial park totaling more than 2.8 million square feet in the North Valleys submarket of Reno-Sparks.

Tuesday, July 23

In $264 million deal, Vail Resorts to acquire 17 U.S. ski areas

If approved, the deal would give Vail — which owns three resorts in the Lake Tahoe/Northern Nevada area (Kirkwood, Heavenly and Northstar) and at least 17 other ski areas across the globe, according to a 2019 investor presentation — an expanded foothold on the East Coast and in the Midwest.

Startups & Entrepreneurs focus of NNBV's Aug. 1 Breakfast & Business event

The NNBV's August Breakfast & Business event — scheduled for 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno — will provide important updates into how the region is continually building an entrepreneur-friendly environment while helping new businesses succeed.

Nevada to get nearly $1.5 million in Equifax settlement

Equifax's failure to maintain security systems allowed hackers to expose the data belonging to more than half of the people in the U.S. Ford described it as the largest breach of consumer data.

Monday, July 22

Carson City restaurants work to reduce food waste

Gather is one eight restaurants on Carson Street that signed on to be a part of the green dining district in Carson City. Launched in late April, the pilot program is being led by Donna Walden, president of greenUP!, a Northern Nevada-based nonprofit that provides environmental education to businesses.

Sunday, July 21

Saturday, July 20

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Owner John Arant talks about expanding his historic Basque restaurant, The Martin, from Winnemucca to downtown Carson City.

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Gather Chef Howard Jachens breaks down a hunk of lamb meat as he preps for the dinner rush.

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Gather owner Angela Bullentini Wolf stands inside her restaurant on Wednesday, June 19, in downtown Carson City. Gather is one of eight restaurants that joined the Green Dining District pilot program led by greenUP!, an environmental nonprofit.

Friday, July 19

Miles Construction honored at Summit Awards for Bently Heritage redevelopment

The 2018 Summit Award was given for the company's work on the construction of the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery in Minden.

Thursday, July 18

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Water bottles on display at the Jacks Valley Target advertising the store as a Burning Man shopping location.

Photo: Steve Ranson

Looking north toward Interstate 80, Polaris was the only development built during the past decade at the Crossroads Commerce Center in Fernley, which was recently purchased by Mark IV Capital and rebranded the Victory Logistics District.


This rendering shows the preliminary master plan for the Victory Logistics District.


This Victory Logistics District rendering depicts the first phase of development of more than 7 million square feet of high spec Class A industrial and manufacturing buildings and other commercial uses on about 2,500 acres.

BLM to hold 32,000-acre oil and gas lease sale in Northern Nevada

The BLM will offer 28 parcels for lease totaling 32,342.43 acres in Elko and White Pine counties in north central Nevada.

In $1.6M deal, Reno's Itronics buys 48-acre manufacturing plant in Lyon County

According to a news release from Itronics, the company's plan after the $1.6 million purchase is to develop the 48-acre, 60,000-square-foot location as a "Green Technology" campus.

15 McDonald Carano attorneys recognized in 2019 'Super Lawyers' edition

The 2019 Mountain States edition of “Super Lawyers” includes McDonald Carano attorneys from a variety of practice areas and both the firm's Las Vegas and Reno offices.

Wednesday, July 17

Mineral Co. joins Northern Nevada Development Authority's Sierra Region

Mineral County joins Nevada's Sierra Region that also includes Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and Storey County. The Sierra Region has a total land mass of 7,009 square miles and a population over 165,450, including Mineral County.

$226,348 telemedicine grant OK'd for Elko's Vitality rehab center

A patient reads while enjoying the outdoors at the Elko inpatient location of Vitality Unlimited.

Tuesday, July 16

Photo: Kurt Hildebrand

The Bently Heritage Estate Distillery is located in Minden.

Courtesy BLM

In Fiscal Year 2017, the Nevada department of the BLM held an oil and gas lease for a plot of land at Pancake Summit, in White Pine County.


Dr. John Whitney, Itronics President, said the company is excited to expand its "Greentech Zero Waste" technology operations with the purchase.


The 2019 Mountain States edition of “Super Lawyers” includes many attorneys from Northern Nevada.

Courtesy TravelNevada

Walker Lake, located in Hawthorne, is a top tourist destination in Mineral County.

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The new bathroom would allow the nonprofit to serve more students at its Second Street location.

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A look inside the new kitchen at the Urban Roots Second Street Teaching Farm.

Japanese business, building 'brick house' culture focus of Aug. 1 seminar in Reno

The inaugural Director's Series event will "explore different aspects of business culture with two presentations: one focused on strengthening your internal practice, and the other on navigating relationships with Japanese organizations."

New nonstop air service from Reno to Vegas begins in November

Depending on when flights are booked, one-way fares to Vegas are as low as $44 plus fees for non-Frontier club members, while round-trip flights can run as low as $133 per person, plus fees.

ITS Logistics doubling downtown Reno office space as staff size grows

Currently, ITS Logistics' downtown staff — which now includes more than 120 employees in sales, operations, management, technology and finance — fills the fourth floor of the smaller tower at 50 W. Liberty St. The company expects to complete its move to additionally occupy the third floor in September.

Photo: Sandra Pena

People of all ages got in on the demolition action.

Photo: Sandra Pena

At the June 26 event, staff took turns turns passing around sledgehammers to tear through the walls.

Photo: Sandra Pena

ITS Logistics staff held a demolition kick-off event June 26 on the third floor of the small tower at 50 W. Liberty St. in downtown Reno.

Monday, July 15

Lake Tahoe housing needs survey opens July 15

The survey opens July 15. All employers, employees and residents within the South Shore area — both California and Nevada — are encouraged to participate.

Courtesy Tahoe Prosperity Center

According to the Tahoe Prosperity Center, more than 75 percent of Lake Tahoe's population can afford median home prices.

Spring skiing supports steady growth in Tahoe visitor spending

Transient Occupancy Tax collection from April to June totalled $3.8 million, up 15% from the same period last year, an increase of $519,000. Tax collection from January through March was up 12% from that period last year, a $773,000 increase, totalling $6.8 million.

Courtesy Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley totaled 719 inches of snow at upper mountain this season with a record-setting 315 inches of snowfall in February. This allowed the mountain to stay open until July 7.

Courtesy Visit California

For now, rafting along the Truckee River in Tahoe City is shut down due to federal water level regulations.

Courtesy Tahoe Whitewater Tours

Tahoe Whitewater Tours is one of three whitewater rafting companies still taking clients down stretches of the Truckee River.

Sunday, July 14

Saturday, July 13

Friday, July 12

Saint Mary's opening new North Valleys Urgent Care Clinic on July 15

Initial hours of operation will 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9-5 on Saturday and Sundays, according to a news release from Saint Mary's, "with plans to expand the hours over the next several months."

Truckee eyes 2% TOT increase to help fund affordable housing

If passed, the measure would increase Truckee's Transient Occupancy Tax by 2%, putting it at 12%, generating $620,000 annually for town services.

Reno-Sparks Chamber, NBA host 3-on-3 tournament, business expo at Virginia Street Bridge

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, and her brother, Adam Silver — commissioner of the NBA — partnered with the local business community to put on the inaugural 3-on-3 basketball tournament and business expo.

Photo: Kaleb M. Roedel

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, works on the bracket for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament the chamber is hosting on Friday, July 12.

Thursday, July 11

$45 million industrial sale closes in Fernley; second largest in Nevada

Newport Beach, Calif.-based real estate firm Mark IV Capital recently purchased 4,100 acres of industrial land, including over 4,000 acres on what's known as the Crossroads Commerce Center in Fernley.

Courtesy Cushman & Wakefield

The Crossroads Commerce Center is located at the convergence of Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50, and U.S. Highway 95 in Fernley.

Miles Construction completes $2 million renovation of historic Tahoe building

The dedication of the new Dobbins Hall Building — recently renovated by Miles Construction in Carson City — at Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center takes place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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A look at Dobbins Hall in 1937.

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This schematic shows how the new Dobbins Hall will look upon its dedication on July 14.

83-unit housing project in works for Truckee's downtown core

For the first 30 days the units are available, only Truckee-Tahoe locals may rent or buy. After that period, they are open to anyone. All rental units, however, will require a year lease.


An overview of the site plan for The Residences at Jibboom.

Wednesday, July 10

Lake Tahoe's water level approaches legal limit

The legal limit plays a role in determining if and how much water is spilled into the Truckee River via the Tahoe City dam, which can impact rafting businesses and other factors.

Mike Peron / Tahoe Daily Tribune

With Lake Tahoe at its legal capacity, the beach at Regan Beach is pretty much non existent.

Dolan Lexus-hosted event raises $430,000 for American Heart Association

Liz Faris, Communications and Marketing Consultant with the American Heart Association, told the NNBV this week that the charity event in Reno raised roughly $430,000 in donations. The event also recognized Tom Dolan as a Heart of Gold Honoree.

Courtesy AHA

Heart and Stroke Ball Chair Jim DeVolld, left, and Heart of Gold Honoree Tom Dolan.

Courtesy Basin Street Properties

200 South Virginia is a nine-story, 117,780-square-foot Class A office building.

Tuesday, July 9

Courtesy Community Foundation of Western Nevada

The Recreation Building will also feature a gym.

Courtesy Community Foundation of Western Nevada

The Sage Street Recreation Building will house a lounge area with big screen TVs.

Great Basin, Shoe Tree breweries earn bronze medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Shoe Tree Brewing Co. in Carson City took home Bronze medals for its Rice Street Lager in the American Lager/Pilsner category and Muscle Power Pale Ale in the American Strong Pale Ale category.

Volunteering makes you a better person – and it's best for business (opinion)

Volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, The Lions Club, Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada, Catholic Charities and many other groups, has also helped me expand my network in the business community. Several clients were people I met volunteering.

NV Energy Foundation donates $15,000 to 3 Northern Nevada nonprofits

According to NV Energy, more than 85 nonprofits that help people ages 12 to 24 through diverse and inclusive programs applied for funding; customer votes decided the winners.

Monday, July 8

Businesses, volunteers clean up 1,875 pounds of trash from Tahoe beaches

The annual clean-up is sponsored several Northern Nevada businesses and other companies, including: Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California, MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, Zephyr Cove Resort, Trunk Show and RnR Vacation Rentals.

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Volunteers cleaned up 1,875 p​ounds of litter from 10 miles of shoreline on July 5.

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Volunteers cleaned up 1,875 pounds of litter from 10 miles of shoreline on July 5.

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Volunteers cleaned up 1,875 p​ounds of litter from 10 miles of shoreline on July 5.

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Volunteers cleaned up 1,875 pounds of litter from 10 miles of shoreline on July 5.

Photo: League to Save Lake Tahoe

Volunteers cleaned up 1,875 p​ounds of litter from 10 miles of shoreline on July 5.

Northern Nevada Medical Group consolidates Sparks locations into one clinic

The new clinic at 5265 Vista Blvd., on the corner of Vista Boulevard and Los Altos Parkway, is home to Drs. Louis Delionback, Amanda Magrini, Denver Miller, Joseph Teichgraeber and Molly Torvinen, as well nurse practitioners Jennifer Harrington, Dana Julian and Jennifer Unruh.

Courtesy NNMG

The new clinic is in the old Eagle Fitness location in Sparks.

Magnify your career options with 'Becoming a Private Investigator' (Biz & Books review)

Even if you're not career-swapping, this different kind of business book is pure fun to read. If you're thinking of a new job, however, and need help launching, grab a copy of “Becoming a Private Investigator” and magnify your options.

Sunday, July 7

Saturday, July 6

Friday, July 5

Mid-year home sales down, median prices up across greater Reno-Tahoe

The Lake Tahoe market saw a 20 percent decline in volume sold, and a 12 percent decline in units sold, over the first six months of this year. Further, sales of homes over $1 million were down by 5 percent, and those sold for under $1 million declined by 15 percent.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at mid-year trends for single-family home sales for Carson City.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at mid-year trends for single-family home sales for the Carson Valley.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at mid-year trends for single-family home sales for Reno and Sparks.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at mid-year trends for single-family home sales for the Truckee market.

Courtesy Chase International

A look at mid-year trends for single-family home sales across all of Lake Tahoe (includes South Shore, Tahoe City, Incline Village and East Shore).

Google breaks ground on $600 million data center in Henderson

The $600 million data center in Southern Nevada is just one chunk of a massive $13 billion plan from Google to build new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S. this year, an investment CEO Sundar Pichai announced in February.

Courtesy Google

Gov. Steve Sisolak was on hand at the groundbreaking event on July 1 in Henderson, where the $1 million Impact Challenge Nevada initiative was announced.

Courtesy Google

Jacquelline Fuller, President of, announces the $1 million Google Impact Challenge Nevada program on July 1.

Courtesy Google

From left: Andrew Silvestri, Head of Data Center Public Policy & Community Development for Google; Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak; U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (D-Las Vegas); U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen; Jacquelline Fuller, President of; and Mayor Pro Tem of Henderson, Dan Shaw at the July 1 groundbreaking event.

Economic development staff to meet with rural Nevada communities next week

The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development staff will hold informational workshops to help small business owners expand their companies into the overseas markets and provide them with information they need to compete for government contracts.

Black & LoBello law firm expands to Northern Nevada

Black & LoBello, a law firm that has been practicing in Las Vegas for the past two decades, is expanding to Northern Nevada by opening a Carson City office.

Courtesy Black & Lobello

Michele T. LoBello, left, and Tisha R. Black are founding partners of the firm.

Thursday, July 4

One Nevada Credit Union helps in $4,000 donation to SPCA of Northern Nevada

Local residents donated a record $1,990 for the safe shred of their unwanted documents, leading One Nevada to match the donation for a total contribution of $4,000.

Nevada's new election law makes voting easier – but be ready for longer lines and slower results, too

Lawmakers this spring approved sweeping changes to how Nevada conducts elections, all with the laudable goal of making it easier for more people to participate and vote. But those changes — including same-day voter registration — are going to have a downside.

Wednesday, July 3

As Reno-Sparks home prices rise, construction taking off in the Lahontan Valley

Bill Brewer, executive director of the Nevada Rural Housing Authority, and Aaron West, CEO of Nevada Builders Alliance, are bullish on the Lahontan Valley for the next spurt of population and building growth as a result of new jobs being added in Northern and Western Nevada.

Photo: Steve Ranson

A major housing development is under construction off Coleman Road in Fallon.

Courtesy NNDA

Aaron West is CEO of the Nevada Builders Alliance.

High school class fostering entrepreneurs in Northern Nevada

Two years after graduating high school, Carlos Enrique Nuñez is starting his third business, a digital marketing company called Alpha Media Group, after working with teacher and entrepreneur Jeff Glass.

Photo: Anne Knowles

Carlos Enrique Nuñez, left, and Jeff Glass are partners in a new business, Alpha Media Group. Nuñez graduated from Glass' Entrepreneur Mindset Program while at Carson High School and now teaches students the course in a addition to operating another business, Junk Bros USA.

Carson Tahoe Health, Nevada State Bank top Forbes' list of 'best employers' for Silver State

Carson Tahoe Health, the largest medical provider in Carson City, was ranked at No. 2 in the list, with Nevada State Bank coming in at No. 5.

Construction begins in South Reno on 126-unit, townhome-only community

The first townhomes in the 126-unit community, being built near the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Geiger Grade Road at the former Curti Ranch area of South Reno, will be available for pre-leasing beginning spring 2020.

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A look at one of the three-story units.

Tuesday, July 2

NNBV to live stream July 4 Lights on the Lake Fireworks

Starting at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, we will fire up a live Facebook video feed from the beaches of Edgewood Tahoe. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. sharp.

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Fireworks paint the sky during a previous Lights on the Lake fireworks display in South Lake Tahoe.

$549,900 initial low listing price for homes at The Meadows in South Reno

The starting price of $549,900 is for a one-story, 2,300-square-foot home, which has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The most expensive listing at $639,900 is for a two-story, 3,030 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Courtesy Ryder Homes

The new community is under construction at the intersection of Arrowcreek and Wedge Parkway in South Reno.

Courtesy Ryder Homes

A look at one of the 1-story homes for sale at The Meadows.

Courtesy Ryder Homes

An overview of The Meadows site plan.

Reno expansion for luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers set for July 18

The Europe-based luxury real estate company has several locations throughout the United States, and in late 2015 expanded to the region by opening an office in Zephyr Cove, on Lake Tahoe's southeast shore. Since, it's opened two shops in Truckee and another in Incline Village.

The Liberty Group of Nevada hosting Operation Backpack drop-off location

The annual fundraiser by Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada provides thousands of backpacks, grade specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from pre-school to high school levels throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area and Reno regions.

Courtesy Volunteers of America

The annual fundraiser provides thousands of backpacks, grade specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from pre-school to high school levels throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area and Reno regions.

Mega mining merger complete: Barrick, Newmont now 'Nevada Gold Mines'

Barrick will hold 61.5 percent and Newmont Goldcorp will hold 38.5 percent of the joint venture, with Barrick operating mines that combined produced more than 4 million ounces (113.4 million grams) of gold last year.

Monday, July 1

Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns buys Kirkwood Bank of Nevada

JBNV Holding Corp is led by Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Berns. According to a July 1 story from The Nevada Independent, the deal cost $28 million, adding that Berns will own the bank through the separate JBNV Holding Corp, and not through the Blockchains company that owns more than 67,000 acres in Northern Nevada.

$600,000 in federal grants to help launch Nevada green business program

Until now, that is. Thanks to two Environmental Protection Agency grants, Western Nevada College in Carson City is launching a statewide green business program and a database for collecting outcomes that measure environmental performance for the state, WNC announced in mid-June.

Reno/Sparks unemployment rate dips to 3%; area added 1,900 jobs in May

The Reno/Sparks metropolitan reporting area, which includes Storey County (and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center), was at 3 percent unemployment. Just 7,900 people were looking for work in a total labor force of 263,800. The Reno/Sparks area added 1,900 jobs in May and is up 15,100 jobs over the year.

Nevada casinos post 5th straight monthly gambling win loss

While win numbers were up across nearly all of the state in May, Baccarat win — primarily on the Las Vegas Strip — was just $54.6 million. That is 54.8 percent or $66.2 million less than the amount reported a year ago.