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Reno / Tahoe August 2012 Archive

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Get e-books and audiobooks from your Washoe County Library

Friday August 31, 2012
You no longer have to actually go to the Washoe County Library to check out thousands of titles. If you have a library card and can get online, e-books and ... Read More

Take a geology tour of the Reno area

Wednesday August 29, 2012
Ever wonder what causes those colorful parts of the Virginia Range rising above east Reno? What's up with the bare rock stripes all over the Huffaker Hills? How did the ... Read More

Nevada, a font of campaign cash

Sunday August 26, 2012
Since the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 unleashed unlimited amounts of campaign money for super PACs, the cash has truly been pouring in. Interestingly enough, ... Read More

I580 opens to traffic

Saturday August 25, 2012
It's taken something like 10 years, but the 8.5 mile stretch of freeway between south Reno (at the Mt. Rose Highway) and Washoe Valley, and its iconic Galena Creek Bridge, ... Read More

Cool off and relax at Sparks Marina Park

Friday August 24, 2012
Looking for a place to cool off or just enjoy some urban open space with a nice lake? If you haven't discovered Sparks Marina Park, it would be worth your ... Read More

Wild West Motorsports Park opens this weekend

Thursday August 23, 2012
Wild West Motorsports Park is the newest sports venue in the Reno / Sparks region and it will be holding its grand opening and first event this weekend. From Friday, ... Read More

LEGO Summer Brickation at South Lake Tahoe

Friday August 17, 2012
If you can't go the toll to visit LEGOLAND in southern California, you can visit a smaller version right up the hill at Heavenly Village in South Lake Tahoe. It's free ... Read More

Sweet tax deal brings Apple to Reno

Monday August 13, 2012
This story is a little stale, but the issue it addresses certainly isn't. The issue is giving big tax breaks to companies in order to lure them to set up ... Read More

New commercial fishery at Lake Tahoe

Saturday August 11, 2012
It's been decades since commercial fishing was banned at Lake Tahoe, but that is ending with the harvesting of crayfish from the cold blue waters. Fred Jackson of the Tahoe ... Read More

Downtown post office deal

Thursday August 9, 2012
For years, the City of Reno and the U.S. Postal Service have been dancing around with the sale of the historic downtown post office building. It finally looks like a ... Read More

Free at the Nevada Museum of Art - hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays

Tuesday August 7, 2012
The free monthly event for families and kids at the Nevada Museum of Art - hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays - will be this weekend on August 11. It's also a ... Read More

What was your first car?

Sunday August 5, 2012
This post was fun and popular when I first put it out four years ago and it is still getting comments. With Hot August Nights 2012 about to begin, I'm ... Read More

New section of the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway now open

Friday August 3, 2012
Slowly but surely, the Tahoe - Pyramid Bikeway is knitting together a multiple use route from Tahoe City on Lake Tahoe's west shore to Pyramid Lake on the Pyramid Lake ... Read More

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