Tim Lenard

Student Reporter

Tim is a smarmy boy who is a nontraditional student. He has served two tours in Afghanistan and is reporting on business and the economy. Tim likes videography and board games. When he isn't reporting he is hanging out with his awesome wife Sarah, exploring the Reno/Taho basin, or traveling.

Before coming to KUNR, Tim did episodes of the Open Room Media podcast with Mignon Fogarty (Grammar Girl) and worked on a few documentaries. Tim doesn't like talking about himself and had reporter Joey Lovato write his bio with the caveat that the word "Smarmy" be used in his bio.

Inside A Makerspace

Aug 17, 2018
Makerspace Entryway
Tim Lenard

The Innevation Center in downtown Reno opened its doors in 2015. Designed to be an incubator for tech startups, the upper floors are filled with the kinds of things you would expect in an office space. However, the basement was set aside for something more unique, a "makerspace." Our reporter Tim Lenard has the story.

VICE Correspondent Gianna Toboni interviewed death row inmate Scott Dozier on Monday. His execution was scheduled for 8 pm on Wednesday, but a judge has halted that.
Photo for VICE News Tonight on HBO.

Death row inmate Scott Dozier was scheduled to be the first person executed in Nevada in more than a decade. Just hours before Wednesday night's execution, however, multiple drug companies intervened in court, and a Las Vegas judge has halted the procedure. KUNR has updates here.

A view of Lake Tahoe during the day.
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The housing crunch is being felt across Northern Nevada, but up in Tahoe, the community faces a unique set of challenges. Seventy-eight percent of the homes in the Tahoe area are either vacation rentals or second homes. Meanwhile, many of the people who work in Tahoe can’t afford to live there. Heidi Hill Drum is the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center; she spoke with our reporter Tim Lenard.

Sierra Nevada Journeys at Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola, California is a unique summer camp that welcomes children with disabilities to do activities that they would otherwise not be able to do. The camp is ADA accessible, and hosts groups like the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which recently brought 51 campers. 

"Nothing here they have to say 'no' to. They don't have to think about whether or not they have the abilities to," says Peyton Avarrette, the care specialist for the Sacramento Muscular Dystrophy Association.