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Students from Reno High School are using pottery to help stop poverty. It was part of their Empty Bowls event Tuesday night, to help the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
In October,trustees decided to spend $20 million from the district's much-debated capital projects budget.
Since many of us go out into Nevada's wilderness for fun in the snow we have some tips to keep in mind next time you go.
" Obviously they told somebody they were going some place and then these people said, hey they didn't come back, so then they called 911 and said they our friends are missing," says Randy Post with Washoe County Sheriffs HASTY Team.
Authorities say they have found a family alive, missing since Sunday afternoon near Lovelock after their 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed in an embankment.
Sparks Sertoma Club members George Volk, left, and Bill Miller display chopped pieces of ham before dispersing it to hundreds of senior citizens at the Sparks Sertoma's annual Senior Dinner at the Washoe County Senior Center in Reno on Saturday.
Amid gas leaks, frozen pipes and canceled classes, the heat is on the Washoe County School District to find money for repairs.
Washoe County school children may soon be drinking milk from out-of-state cows. Today, school board trustees are expected to decide if a more than $1 million milk contract stays with Anderson Dairy of Las Vegas.
Despite some Republican opposition, the Legislative Interim Finance Committee agreed today to release $1.8 million to lay the groundwork for starting the expanded medical marijuana program in April.
Tribune photo by Garrett Valenzuela -- The 27th annual Sparks Hometowne Christmas parade went off without a hitch despite cold temperatures and a light blanket of snow that covered downtown Sparks Friday evening.
Strong temperature inversions and stagnant weather conditions have caused air pollution levels to rapidly increase in Washoe County, so the Washoe County Health District, Air Quality Management Division is issuing a Red Burn Code.
Strong temperature inversions and stagnant weather conditions have caused air pollution levels to rapidly increase.
From 1868 until 1984, more than 150 different newspapers have been published in Reno and 16 others have been published in Sparks.
Regrettably, it took a destructive house fire in Hidden Valley and a very public spat between city and county officials to get them back to the negotiating table, but Friday's announcement that Reno and the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District were on the same page on mutual aid was a welcome and long-overdue development.
This year, architect Mercedes de la Garza was honored as a Woman in Leadership by the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.