News Briefs

News Briefs


Sage Ridge School to honor Reno gaming legend Ernie Primm

Ernest (Ernie) J. Primm is often credited for pioneering the start of Reno’s gaming industry in the 1950s and 1960s.

Plumas Bancorp posts record quarterly earnings

Plumas Bancorp announced record quarterly earnings during the first quarter 2021 of $4.4 million, or $0.86 per share, an increase from $3.3 million during Q1 in 2020.

Caesars completes $4 billion acquisition of William Hill

The acquisition, first announced last September, gives Reno-based Caesars Entertainment ownership of one of the world’s leading betting and gambling companies.

New building breaks ground in Damonte Ranch; Safeway to open this month

The newest building at the Damonte Ranch Town Center will add 13,200 square feet of retail space. It's located next to the center's new Safeway grocery store, which is slated to open this month.

Federal Home Loan Bank program offers up to $22,000 in grants for first-time homebuyers

The programs are being implemented by 36 participating FHLBank San Francisco member financial institutions, including Greater Nevada Credit Union and WestStar Credit Union in Nevada.

Report: Luxury home sales increased dramatically in 2020 in Northern Nevada

About 87% of Northern Nevada luxury sales in 2020 took place in neighborhoods southwest of Reno or in Incline Village.

JSX adding Vegas, Oakland flights from Reno next month

Initial one-way rates start at $99 for JSX service from Reno to Las Vegas and Oakland, beginning May 21.

Reno's jobless rate ticks down to 4.6%; Vegas remains sore spot

Reno's 4.6% jobless rate in March was a slight improvement from February's mark of 4.8% — and when looking year over year, nearly a full percentage point better than March 2020's rate of 5.5%.

Western Governors University creates ‘Essential Workers Scholarship’

The deadline for Nevada essential workers to apply for the $3,000 scholarships is June 30.

SNC named a ‘Best Managed Company' for 2nd straight year

“It’s an honor to be recognized again as a US Best Managed Company,” said Eren Ozmen, SNC president and co-owner.

Greater Nevada Mortgage donates $33,700 to Eddy House

Per the program, $100 of revenue from every mortgage or refinance funded through Greater Nevada Mortgage is donated to the nonprofit Eddy House this year.

New suicide prevention center, Rise Wellness, opens in Reno

The business founded by Erin Snell, LCSW, MBA, offers outpatient services for mental health and suicide prevention, peer support groups and suicide attempt survivor group programs.

Nevada jobless rate dips slightly to 8.1%

While March's 8.1% rate is an improvement from February’s mark of 8.4%, the state is still up 1.7 percentage points when compared to March 2020, when there were 134,800 additional jobs filled.

TMCC's new microcredential 'boot camp' to prepare Nevadans for tech jobs

“The pandemic magnified the need for short-term, stackable training programs that connect Nevadans to living-wage jobs with career advancement opportunities,” TMCC President Karin Hilgersom said.

Nevada minimum wage to increase another 75 cents July 1

The Office of the Labor Commissioner sent a notice recently to remind Nevada employers the minimum wage will increase again on July 1.