April 15, 2014 Council-led community forums give residents a voice

A series of community forums starting this week will give Reno residents an opportunity to interact with their council members, find out about plans for their neighborhoods and suggest ideas for improvement. The community forums are part of the City’s new Community Engagement Program. If you have ideas about improving your neighborhood, or miss the… Continue reading

April 03, 2014 Lots to enjoy at Idlewild Park during Spring Break

Looking for some outdoor fun with your children over Spring Break? The train at Idlewild Park is out of winter hibernation and running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day through April 13, weather permitting. It costs $2 per ride. As you walk to the train station you will see the Idlewild Sensory Garden… Continue reading

April 01, 2014 Hi, Malaysia (and Happy April Fool’s Day)!

For a long time, we’ve known that the train system in Malaysia, Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad, is also known as KTMB. We get Google alerts every time something happens with that KTMB, and end up reading them if the headlines aren’t specific — mostly fun stuff like a new ticketing system or an exciting giveaway;… Continue reading

April 01, 2014 Washoe County safety fair Saturday

Washoe County will hold a free safety fair at the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Station on Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring free pet microchipping, free blood pressure testing, demonstrations, equipment exhibits and more. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office will also provide free safety activity books for children. Participating organizations include Truckee… Continue reading

March 31, 2014 Free residential shredding event

Home NV Real Estate Services is holding a free residential shredding day on April 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 600 S. Arlington in Reno. The event is limited to four bankers boxes of documents per household. The event is sponsored by Home NV and South Pacific Financial, and any donations made will benefit Keep Truckee… Continue reading

March 29, 2014 Howling wind doesn’t deter cleanup volunteers

East 9th Street cleanup volunteers braved the weather this morning to help neighborhood residents get rid of their unwanted bulky items and pickup trash this morning. Councilmember Oscar Delgado and the City of Reno collaborated with community partners to provide a free dump day and neighborhood cleanup for the East 9th Street neighborhood. This neighborhood… Continue reading

March 26, 2014 9th Street neighborhood cleanup and dump day

Councilmember Oscar Delgado and the City of Reno collaborated with community partners to provide a free dump day and neighborhood cleanup for the East 9th Street neighborhood. The activities will be headquartered at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, 2680 East 9th Street, on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers… Continue reading

March 21, 2014 Your lawn and the Truckee River

You might not immediately equate what you’re doing in your yard with the health of the Truckee River, but there is a big correlation. To borrow a phrase from the Freshwater Society: Think of your street as a tributary to the river. Everything in the street flows into the storm drains and straight into the… Continue reading

March 17, 2014 Next Waste Management reduced, free dump days in April

Waste Management will hold their next reduced-rate residential dump days at their Reno and Stead transfer stations on April 5 and 6, 2014.* In addition, there will be nine free dump days at the Lockwood Landfill. The landfill is usually closed weekends, but will be open some Saturdays in April. Lockwood Annual Spring Free Dump… Continue reading

March 14, 2014 The hidden water we use

Take a quick scroll through this fascinating look at the hidden water we consume in our food. Coming up to World Water Day, we’re hearing a lot about how low the Truckee River — our drinking water — is right now and the drought conditions in California (where much of our food comes from). Looking… Continue reading

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