City of Reno

See Reno's New Flag

Apr 26, 2018

The city of Reno officially has a new flag. The Reno City Council Wednesday unanimously approved the new design created by Reno native Tucker Stosic. The Reno Arts and Culture Commission had asked residents this year to submit and vote on potential new flags online. The website received dozens of submissions and more than 1,000 comments and 1,500 votes. The new flag will officially be unveiled at the Reno Aces game on May 9, in honor of Reno's 150th birthday.

Our Town Reno: Thirty-three And Homeless

Dec 17, 2017
Prince Nesta / Our Town Reno

We hear a lot about the problem of homelessness in downtown Reno, but we don’t always hear from the actual people who are living on the streets. Today, we join Derek Rivera to learn what a typical day is like for him. Rivera is 33, and he was homeless in a handful of other cities before landing in Reno.

This story was reported by Prince Nesta for Our Town Reno, a multimedia street reporting project run by the Reynolds School of Journalism.

Newly Homeless Again

ThisisReno.com

The homeless shelters in Reno are full, with lines out the door, and temperatures are dropping. Our contributor Bob Conrad has been covering this issue for a ThisisReno podcast called Solutions. In the latest episode, he spoke with Reno Councilwoman Neoma Jardon about her efforts to build a tiny home village to help some of the city's chronically homeless residents. This is an excerpt of their conversation.

Waste Management

Some Reno business owners, like Mark McKinnon, are getting letters telling them that they are in violation of city ordinances because they are not using the company Waste Management to haul their trash and recycling. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno has been reporting on this situation and gave the latest update to our News Director Michelle Billman.

The actions mark an effort to solidify Waste Management’s exclusivity as the area’s waste hauler.

Homeless teens in Reno don’t have access to an overnight shelter specifically for them, and many don’t feel safe at an adult shelter. On Wednesday, two short documentaries exploring local youth homelessness will be screening in Reno. Our reporter Paul Boger spoke to the organizer to learn more.

According to a U-S Housing and Urban Development survey from 2014, nearly one and three homeless individuals were under the age of 24. Nico Colombant is with the street reporting outfit from Our Town Reno and he says the pervasive nature of youth homelessness is often overlooked.

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The City of Reno is exploring new rules for cannabis facilities in order to address the issue of nuisance odors. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

It’s an attempt to get regulations in place when they become permanent, said City Code Enforcement Manager Alex Woodley. “(The ordinances will) replicate what Las Vegas passed.”

Photo Essay: Planting 10K Flowers In Downtown Reno

Nov 22, 2017
Frankie Wenson

On a early Saturday morning, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, an environmental non-profit, had members recently plant 10,000 flower bulbs in downtown Reno. Our contributor Frankie Wenson visited the crews and took photos of their work. 

Frankie Wenson is part of the Reynolds Media Lab at the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

Nonprofit Beautifies Reno's Riverwalk

Nov 22, 2017
Frankie Wenson

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is an environmental non-profit, and its members recently planted 10,000 flower bulbs in downtown Reno. Our student contributor Frankie Wenson visited the crews and had this audio postcard. 

More than 80 people came out early on a chilly, Saturday morning to beautify the city’s Riverwalk. I talked to program manager Matthew Salazar, volunteer Jeff Bidwell and director Lindsay Panton on why they came. 

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The Reno City Council has voted to require adult businesses, like strip clubs, to move out of the downtown area to industrial zones closer to the edges of town. Our political reporter Paul Boger covered the marathon city council meeting where this decision took place and shared the details with our host Danna O'Connor.

The move by city leaders came last night during a four-hour debate on the matter. Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus says this puts Reno in line with other cities around the nation.

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The City of Reno is considering controversial vagrancy ordinances that prohibit specific behaviors. Critic argue that the new rules would target the homeless. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

Noah Glick

After two years of discussions, debates and drafts, the city of Reno is close to finalizing a new 20-year master plan. But what does that mean for the city and its residents?

One Voice Is Making Reno's Streets Safer

May 19, 2017
Reno Youth Radio

If you have been walking around lately you may have heard a new voice at some crosswalks in Reno telling you when it’s safe to cross. It’s the new standard implemented by the City of Reno for all crosswalks. Reno Youth Radio’s Molly Concialdi has the story.

Standing at the corner of Keystone and 5th, it is clearly a really busy intersection. Suddenly you hear an unfamiliar voice.

Walk sign is on to cross 5th. Walk sign is on to cross 5th. Walk sign is on to cross 5th.

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The Reno-Tahoe area has been undergoing significant change and growth since the Great Recession. And now regional tourism officials are hoping a new multi-million dollar brand campaign can help keep the momentum going.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Ambition. Grit. Adventure. These are all themes that make up the new Reno-Tahoe brand, called “Great Contrast.” It’s all part of a $4.4 million campaign funded by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, which tourism officials hope will bring more—and younger—people to the area.

Noah Glick

The city of Reno unanimously approved a plan that the council hopes will increase affordable housing options and economic opportunities within the downtown core.

Reno Public Radio's Noah Glick reports.

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One bill in the Nevada legislature aims to protect small waste haulers against the exclusive contracts that many cities have with larger companies. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more. 

Noah Glick

This year’s flooding has left many people in Northern Nevada either displaced or dealing with extensive property damage. But nowhere in the state may be as hard hit as Lemmon Valley.

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The City of Reno spent considerably more money on its annual address than neighboring municipalities. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno first reported the story and has been receiving a slew of comments on social media about it.

Some say the money was well spent since Reno is trying to attract new businesses to the area and raise its profile. Others say it's fiscally irresponsible. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to Bob to learn more.

City of Reno

The City of Reno has selected Sabra Smith Newby as its new manager. Our News Director Michelle Billman talks to Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more about the city’s newest leader, who will start next month.

KUNR: Bob, what do we know about Sabra Smith Newby?

Alexa Ard

The city of Reno is now officially a Welcoming City, after the city council voted unanimously last week to adopt the resolution.

Our news director Michelle Billman spoke with our reporter Noah Glick to break down what that means.

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The City of Reno is proceeding with a proposal to start developing dozens of acres of property in south Reno for a sports and recreation complex. Our reporter Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com has the story.

Five city-owned parcels totaling more than 100 acres are proposed to be turned into a recreational complex that would include a golf course and baseball fields.

The city is looking for a company to propose designs for the fields.

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