New Reno / Tahoe Residents
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 going on around our corner of Nevada.
Crime in Reno
Learn about crime in Reno neighborhoods, including statistics and Washoe County police agencies an crime prevention programs.
Fire Departments in Reno and Washoe County
Fire departments in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada, offer fire protection and other services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washoe County School District Calendar
Here is the Washoe County School District calendar for those schools observing a traditional schedule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Places for Outside Dining in Downtown Reno
You have several excellent choices for outside dining in downtown Reno, Nevada.
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.
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.
New Members in the Nevada Legislature
The 77th regular session of the Nevada Legislature includes several new Senators and members of the Assembly.
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.
Top Reno News Stories for 2012
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2012.
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.
Top Reno News Stories for 2011
Here are the top news stories in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area for 2011.
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.
City of Reno Newcomers
Information and links to help new residents find services they may need and want.
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.
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.
Things To Do During Spring Break in Reno
Check here for a variety of spring break activities around Reno for children and families.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
Recycling in Reno
Recycling services available in Reno and Washoe County, Nevada, NV.
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.
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.
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.
Reno / Tahoe Wildfire Safety
Reno and Lake Tahoe wildfires are serious threats. Learn how to prevent wildfires and stay safe if wildfires occur in the Reno / Lake Tahoe area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Job Search, Education, and Training Resources
There are numerous Reno and Nevada resources to help job seekers in their quest for employment.
Free Lectures from the Historic Reno Preservation Society
The Historic Reno Preservation Society presents free lectures about Reno's historic districts and other areas of historic interest around the Truckee Meadows and northern Nevada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Residential Dump Days
Residential Dump Days offer free dumping for residents of Reno and Washoe County. Take this opportunity to properly dispose of regular trash, yard waste, and bulky household items.