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Information about relocating and moving to Reno, Nevada. What you need to know about living in the Reno / Tahoe region as a new resident.
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Events in the Reno / Lake Tahoe Region
Reno events and things to do are numerous and exciting. Our calendar keeps you informed about the current events, shows, festivals, and entertainment.

How to Submit an Event
Follow these guidelines to submit your events for publication on RenoTahoe.About.com.

Crime in Reno
Learn about crime in Reno neighborhoods, including statistics and Washoe County police agencies an crime prevention programs.

Who will be Reno's next Mayor?
Here is a preliminary look at possible Reno mayoral candidates in the 2014 elections.

Reno Mayor Election 2014
Information about the 2014 mayor election and candidates in the City of Reno, Nevada.

Fire Departments in Reno and Washoe County
Fire departments in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada, offer fire protection and other services.

Washoe County School District Calendar
Here is the Washoe County School District calendar for those schools observing a traditional schedule.

Drought in Reno and Northern Nevada
Information about dealing with Reno and northern Nevada drought conditions.

Top Reno and Sparks News Stories for 2013
Here are some Reno / Sparks top news stories for 2013. My list of news stories includes those I think affected our community the most or were the most interesting.

Top Places for Kids' Birthday Parties in Reno
Reno has a bunch of kids' birthday party places. There is a birthday party venue available for almost anything your child would like to do.

General Election 2012 Results for Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County
Here are the 2012 general election results from Reno and Washoe County, Nevada.

Rentable Park Shelters and Pavillions in the Reno Area
Parks in Reno, Nevada, have rentable shelters, pavillions, and facilities for children's birthday parties and just about any other type of family gathering or event you may have in mind.

Reno / Tahoe Farmer's Markets
Reno / Tahoe farmer's markets offer fresh produce and fruit. Many farmer's markets also have food, crafts, and entertainment.

Top Places for Outside Dining in Downtown Reno
You have several excellent choices for outside dining in downtown Reno, Nevada.

Free Tax Help for Reno Seniors
Reno seniors needing help with filing taxes can get help at various Reno and Sparks locations through the free AARP Tax-Aide program, VITA, and TCE.

Buy from Locally Owned Reno / Tahoe Businesses
Shop locally owned Reno businesses and stimulate our own economy. Keep money circulating in our community rather than sending it away to faceless corporations and foreign countries.

Reno City Council Elections 2012
Numerous candidates are running for Reno City Council in 2012. Here are those seeking your vote and more about the 2012 Reno City Council elections.

2014 Reno City Council Elections
Candidates for Reno City Council in 2014 and more about the 2014 Reno City Council elections.

New Members in the Nevada Legislature
The 77th regular session of the Nevada Legislature includes several new Senators and members of the Assembly.

Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada
Learn about gardening in Reno and northern Nevada, presented the Grow Your Own, Nevada! program from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada
Learn about gardening in northern Nevada from the experts. Free classes from Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Top Reno News Stories for 2012
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2012.

Essentials for New Reno / Tahoe Residents
Information for new Reno / Tahoe residents. Essential information for relocation to Reno / Tahoe. What you need to know about living in the Reno / Tahoe region.

Top Reno News Stories for 2011
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2011.

Things To Do During Spring Break in Reno
Check here for a variety of spring break activities around Reno and Sparks for children and families.

Reno Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit helps Reno residents determine where their utility energy dollars are going, helps you zero in on energy hogs, and offers help in determining how to lower your energy costs.

Reno Citizens Institute
Reno Citizen Institute is free course providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of how government works in the City of Reno, Nevada.

Reno Community e-Waste Collection Event
The annual Community e-Waste Collection Event provides Reno residents with a way to properly dispose of and recycle old electronics devices and metal items.

Things To Do During Fall Break in Reno
Check here for a variety of fall break activities around Reno for children and families.

Truckee River Flood Preparedness
The Truckee River flood plain includes much of Reno and Sparks. Learn how to be prepared for flooding and what's being done to control the risk.

Relocation Information Order Form
Order a relocation package from the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce; specify the type of information you would like to receive.

Reno Community Health Centers and Clinics
Reno community health centers and clinics provide services to Reno / Tahoe area residents who are medically uninsured and underinsured.

City of Reno Newcomers
Information and links to help new residents find services they may need and want.

Avoiding Scams & Fraud in Reno
Reno residents, learn how to avoid being a scam or fraud victim and know how to fight back against scammers and fraudster criminals. Get informantion about scams and frauds in the Reno Lake Tahoe area of Nevada, NV.

Request a Visitor Planner
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) will send you a visitor planner. Just ask by filling out the online form.

Filing a Business Complaint in Reno
Ways in Reno to resolve complaints and issues with businesses and merchants. Get satisfaction when you have a complain about a business in Reno, Nevada, NV.

Nevada Sex Offender Registry
The Nevada Sex Offender Registry provides an online searchable database that allows citizens to learn about and find registered sex offenders in their neighborhood and area.

Water Use, Issues, and Recreation in Reno
Reno's arid climate makes water a topic around which many important issues revolve. Among these are water quality, deciding who gets how much from a finite supply, and the recreational use of water.

Bottled Water vs. Reno's Tap Water
Reno tap water is among the highest quality drinking water in the country. Substituting Reno's drinking water for bottled water is a simple way to save money, conserve energy, and help keep a lot trash out of the landfill.

Top Reno Nurseries & Garden Centers
Nurseries and garden centers in the Reno area will help you get started with gardening, plant selection, landscaping, accessories, and all the things you need to successfully grow both food and ornamental gardens in our northern Nevada climate zone.

The Lowdown on Reno's Drinking Water
Reno drinking water delivered to our homes is among the best municipal water in the country. Most Reno tap water originates in Lake Tahoe and is drawn from the Truckee River.

Reno / Tahoe Water Conservation
Water conservation information and drinking water service in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County are supplied by the Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Most of our drinking water comes from the Truckee River, which originates in Lake Tahoe.

Reno Webcams
Webcams are located in a variety of locations around Reno. The City of Reno operates a set of webcams showing downtown, the Truckee River Whitewater Park, and other locations that may change from time to time. Other webcams are operated by various government agencies, ski resorts, businesses, and colleges and universities around the Reno / Tahoe...

Nevada Liquor Laws
Here are things you should know about Nevada liquor, including the legal drinking age, hours bars can be open, and who can be served alcohol.

Recycling in Reno
Recycling services available in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada, NV.

Radon in Reno
Learn about the radon hazard that exists in the Reno area, and what you can and should do about it to protect your family.

Back To School Information for Reno
Reno's back to school time is one filled with excitement, trepidation, and uncertainty for both students and parents. With the Washoe County School District on a 12 month schedule, it's hard to know which public schools open when, and even where children in a particular neighborhood are supposed to attend classes.

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree
Enjoy a family outing by getting your own Christmas tree. Christmas tree cutting permits are available from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service for areas in the Reno / Tahoe region.

Volunteering in Reno
Volunteering in Reno is a wonderful way to give back to the community through public service and help those in need by participating in the American tradition of volunteerism. The ways to volunteer listed here are some of the major opportunities available in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Assigned-Day Watering
Watering only on your assigned days helps conserve water and allows all Reno area residents to share our precious, but not unlimited, water supply.

Reno / Tahoe Wildfire Safety
Wildfires around Reno and Lake Tahoe are threats to life and property. Learn to prevent wildfires and stay safe when wildfires occur in the Reno area.

Top Family Fun Things to Do in Reno
These places for family activities in the Reno area include options for things to do both indoors and outside.

Top Family Fun Things to Do in Reno
These places for family activities in the Reno area include options for things to do both indoors and outside.

Top Cool Things About Reno
Reno has been working on reinventing itself for years and it's showing in numerous ways. Reno's downtown redevelopment has transformed the face of the city in dramatic ways - the train trench, Riverwalk, condo conversions of old casinos, and the Reno Aces Ballpark to name a few.

Reno Safe Place Program
Safe Place in Reno is part of a nationwide program that provides a first step for youth at risk or in crisis. Various community organizations, government agencies, and businesses collaborate to provide places where immediate safety and help is available, and offer support services to both young people and their families.

Reno Credit Unions Offer Banking Services, Without the Bank
Reno credit unions provide the same services as banks, with one big difference - customers are members of the organization who profit from its success and have a say in how it is run. Members actually vote for the board, which is charged with providing value and good service to members. Credit unions are nonprofit organizations and in good financial health.

Reno Job Search, Education, and Training Resources
There are numerous Reno and Nevada resources to help job seekers in their quest for employment.

Residential Dump Days
Residential Dump Days offer low-cost dumping and free disposal of household appliances and bulky items for residents of Reno and Washoe County.

Reno Penny Pincher's Guide
Around Reno, Nevada, NV, there are numerous places to get what you need and want without paying too much. In some cases, you can get good stuff and have fun without paying anything at all.

Health Care in Reno
Reno has a wide variety of health care services for all members of the community. These include large medical center / hospital complexes providing state-of-the-art care as well as a variety of community health centers and clinics available to low-income citizens who meet federal and state qualifications.

Nevada Legislature
The Nevada Legislature meets on a biennial basis (every two years) and is one of only six states with legislatures on this schedule. The Legislature is composed of a 42 member Assembly and a 21 member Senate. Biennial regular sessions are limited to 120 days.

Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS)
The Historic Reno Preservation Society helps educate both local residents and visitors through walking tours, bus tours, and bike rides through Reno's historic districts and other areas of historic interest around the Truckee Meadows and northern Nevada.

Free Lectures from the Historic Reno Preservation Society
The Historic Reno Preservation Society presents free programs about Reno's historic districts and other areas of historic interest around the Truckee Meadows and northern Nevada.

Curbside Recycling in Reno
Curbside recycling from your home in Reno and Washoe County gives everyone an opportunity to contribute to environmental quality, save money, and lessen our dependence on imported oil.

Daylight Saving Time in Reno
Clocks in Reno are reset twice a year to accommodate Daylight saving time (DST) - ahead one hour in spring and back one hour in fall. Reno and Nevada are in the Pacific Time Zone of the United States.

Bowers Mansion Regional Park
Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 20 miles south of Reno in Washoe Valley, combines a beautiful public park with area history of the 1800s Comstock silver boom in nearby Virginia City and Gold Hill.

Sunrise and Sunset Times in Reno
Sunrise and sunset times in Reno vary throughout the year just live everywhere else. Reno and Nevada are in the Pacific Time Zone and observe Daylight Saving Time. Of course, changing the clock time by one hour twice a year affects times of the morning sunrise and evening sunset.

Single-Stream Recycling in Reno
Single-stream recycling in Reno makes it easier for residents to recycle and increases recycling rates significantly.

Pawn Shops around Reno and Sparks
Numerous Reno and Sparks pawn shops offer bargain shopping and quick loans.

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