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Contents Maps

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Region Map

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City Map

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Neighborhood Map

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Street Map

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Reno

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Reno, Nevada

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History

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Geology

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Climate

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Government

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Education

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Universities and colleges

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Public schools

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Public charter schools

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Private schools

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Libraries

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Gaming industry

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Downtown revitalization

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Nightlife

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Demographics

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Transportation

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Sports

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Recreation

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2018 Winter Olympic Games

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Environmental factors

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Culture

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Movies

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Noteworthy residents

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Reno in pop culture

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Sister cities

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Footnotes

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External links

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Carson Range

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Geography

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Lists

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Principal Mountains

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Counties and Cities

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Principal Streams and Lakes

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Trails and Routes

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Mount Rose (Washoe County, Nevada)

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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History

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Accidents and incidents

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Facilities and aircraft

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Reno, Nevada Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 180,480, making it the second-largest city in Nevada. A 2006 estimate indicated that the city’s population had increased to 210,255, but ranked Reno as the fourth largest city in the state following Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. Reno lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lake Tahoe in a shrub-steppe. The area of Western Nevada and the California Sierra Nevada anchored by Reno has a population of approximately 700,000 people. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks and is the larger of the principal cities of the Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), a metropolitan area that covers Storey and Washoe counties. The MSA had a combined population of 342,885 at the 2000 census. The MSA is combined with the Fernley Micropolitan Statistical Area to form the Reno-SparksFernley Combined Statistical Area, which had a total population of 377,386 at the 2000 census. Reno, known as “The Biggest Little City in the World”, is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah’s Entertainment.

History area.

Archaeological finds place the eastern border for the prehistoric Martis people in the Reno

As early as the 1850s a few pioneers settled in the Truckee Meadows, a relatively fertile valley through which the Truckee River made its way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. In addition to subsistence farming, these early residents could pick up a bit of business from travellers along the California Trail, which followed the Truckee westward, before branching off towards Donner Lake, where the formidable obstacle of the Sierras began. Gold had been discovered in the vicinity of Virginia City in 1850 and a modest mining community developed, but the discovery of silver in 1859 led to one of the greatest mining bonanzas of all time as the Comstock Lode spewed forth treasure. The Comstock’s closest connection to the outside world lay in the Truckee Meadows. To provide the necessary connection between Virginia City and the California Trail, Charles W. Fuller built a log toll bridge across the Truckee River in 1859. A small community to service travellers soon grew up near the bridge. After two years, Fuller sold the bridge to Myron C. Lake, who continued to develop the community with the addition of a grist mill, kiln, and livery stable to the hotel and eating house. The tiny community acquired the name River’s Crossing, and then Lake’s Crossing. In 1864, Washoe County was consolidated with Roop County; Lake’s Crossing became the largest town in the county. By January 1863, the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) had begun laying tracks east from Sacramento, California, eventually connecting with the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory, Utah to form the first transcontinental railroad. Lake, realizing what a rail connection would mean for business, deeded land to the CPRR in exchange for its promise to build a depot at Lake’s Crossing. Once the railroad station was established, the town of Reno officially came into being on May 13, 1868. It was named by CPRR construction superintendent, Charles Crocker in honor of Major General Jesse Lee Reno, a Union officer killed in the American Civil War. In 1871 Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County, replacing the previous county seat, located in Washoe City. However, political power in Nevada remained with the mining communities, first Virginia City and later Tonopah and Goldfield. The extension of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Reno in 1872 provided another big boost to the new city’s economy. At first citizens viewed the changes as an omen, however in the following decades, Reno continued to

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grow and prosper as a business and agricultural center and became the principal settlement on the transcontinental railroad between Sacramento and Salt Lake City. As the mining boom waned early in the twentieth century, Nevada’s centers of political and business activity shifted to the non-mining communities, especially Reno and Las Vegas, and today the former mining metropolises stand as little more than ghost towns. Despite this, Nevada is still the thirdlargest gold producer in the world, after South Africa and Australia; the state yielded 6.9 percent of the world’s supply in 2005 world gold production. Nevada’s legalization of casino gambling in ■Downtown Reno viewed from the University of Nevada, Reno in in 1931 and the passage of liberal divorce laws created another boom for Reno. Ernie Pyle 2002 once wrote in one of his columns “All the people you saw on the streets in Reno were obviously there to get divorces.” In Ayn Rand’s novel “The Fountainhead”, pubished at the time, the New-York based woman protagonist tells a friend “I am going to Reno”, which is taken as a different way of saying “I am going to divorce my husbnd”. The divorce business eventually died as the other states fell in line by passing their own laws easing the requirements for divorce, but gambling continued as a major Reno industry. Beginning in the 1950s, the need for economic diversification beyond gaming fueled a movement for more lenient business taxation. The presence of a main east-west rail line, the emerging interstate highway system, favorable tax climate and relatively inexpensive land created the ideal conditions for warehousing and distribution of goods to the growing population in the surrounding eleven western states. Today, Reno has the largest concentration of distribution related property per capita in the United States. Reno has experienced a growing economy which has resulted in new home construction around the metro area. A direct result of this growth and the “Housing bubble” has been a dramatic increase in housing prices in the area. Reno-Sparks being named the 44th most overvalued housing market in the nation in 2006. As of Jan. 2007 Reno’s housing market has experienced a correction of 7% bringing the median home price down to $315,000.. In more recent years, the city has gained some fame as it is the subject of the popular comedy series Reno 911! (which is not, however, filmed in the city).

Geology Reno is situated just east of the Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the Great Basin at an elevation of about 4,400 feet (1300 m) above sea level. Numerous faults exist throughout the region. Most of these are normal (vertical motion) faults associated with the uplift of the various mountain ranges, including the Sierras. In February 2008, an unusual swarm of quakes began to occur, centered in an unnamed fault zone in the western suburbs of Reno. (See Reno earthquakes of 2008 for up to date maps and info on the ongoing earthquake swarm.)

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Climate Reno sits in the rain shadow of the Sierras. Winter has snowfall but typically it is light. Summer highs are generally in the low to mid 90s (degrees Fahrenheit, 30s in degrees Celsius), but temperatures above 100 °F (38 °C) occur occasionally. July daytime and nighttime temperatures average 92 °F (33 °C) and 51 °F (11 °C), respectively; while January day and night temperatures average 46 °F (7 °C) and 22 °F (-6 °C), respectively. The record high temperature was on July 10 and 11, 2002. The record low temperature was on January 8, 1890. Most precipitation occurs in winter and spring.

Government Reno has a basic democratic municipal government. The city council is the core of the government, with seven members. Five of these council people represent districts of Reno, and are vetted in the primary by the citizens of each district. In general, the top two vote getters in each ward make the ballot for the city-wide election. This is an unusual but highly effective system. The other two members are the at-large, who represent the entire city, and the mayor, who is elected by the people of the city. The council has several duties, including setting priorities for the city, promoting communication with the public, planning development, and redevelopment. The government’s other members include the city manager, who implements and enforces the policies and programs the council approves, and is chosen by the council. He or she is in charge of the budget and work force for these programs. There is also the city attorney, who is responsible for civil and criminal cases. He or she is elected to represent the city government in court, and prosecutes misdemeanors as well. Lastly, the council chooses a city clerk, who records the proceedings of the council, makes appointments for the council, and makes sure efficient copying and printing services are available.

Education

Universities and colleges ■The University of Nevada, Reno is the oldest university in the state of Nevada and Nevada System of Higher Education. In 1886, the state university, previously only a college preparatory school, moved from Elko in remote northeastern Nevada to a site north of downtown Reno, where it became a full-fledged state college. The university’s first building, Morrill Hall, still stands on the historic quad at the campus’ southern end. The university grew slowly over the decades, but has began to expand rapidly along with the rest of the

■An older picture showing part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the foreground

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state and currently has an enrollment of approximately 16,000, with most students hailing from within Nevada. Among its specialties are mining engineering, agriculture, journalism, and one of only two Basque Studies programs in the nation. It also houses the only judicial college in the United States. ■Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a regionally accredited, two year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students attending classes at a primary campus and four satellite centers. The college offers a wide range of academic and university transfer programs, occupational training, career enhancement workshops, and classes just for fun. Courses are conducted daytime and evening in the classroom, by cablecast, and on the Internet. TMCC offers associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science or associate of general studies degrees, one-year certificates, or certificates of completion in more than 50 career fields, including architecture, auto/diesel mechanics, criminal justice, dental hygiene, graphic design, nursing, and welding. ■The Nevada School of Law at Old College located in Reno was the first law school established in the state of Nevada. Its doors were open from 1981-1988. ■Career College of Northern Nevada(CCNN) is a nationally accredited trade school that trains students in technical fields that support fast growing industries. The college is locally owned and operated. Employer advisory boards direct the college in order to provide skill training that is relevant to the industry needs. www.ccnn.edu ■Morrison University is located in the south side of Reno, Nevada,

Public schools Public education is provided by the Washoe County School District.

■Reno has ten public high schools: Damonte Ranch, Galena, Hug, McQueen, North Valleys, Regional Technical Institute (RTI), Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College High School, Washoe, and Wooster. ■There are also three public high schools in neighboring Sparks, attended by many students who live in Reno: Reed, Spanish Springs, and Sparks High School. ■Reno-Sparks has 13 middle schools: Billinghurst, Clayton, Cold Springs, Damonte Ranch, Dilworth, Mendive, O’Brien, Pine, Shaw (Spanish Springs),Sparks, Swope, Trainer, Vaughn. ■Reno-Sparks has 64 elementary schools: Allen, Anderson, Beasley, Jesse Beck, Bennett, Booth, Brown, Cannan, Caughlin Ranch, Corbett, Desert Heights, Diedrichsen, Dodson, Donner Springs, Double Diamond, Drake, Duncan, Dunn, Elmcrest, Gomes, Grace Warner, Roy Gomm, Greenbrae, Hidden Valley, Huffaker, Hunsberger, Hunter Lake, Johnson, Juniper, Lemmon Valley, Elizabeth Lenz, Lincoln Park, Echo Loder, Mathews, Maxwell, Melton, Mitchell, Moss, Mount Rose, Natchez, Palmer, Peavine, Picollo Special Education School, Pleasant Valley, Risley, Sepulveda, Sierra Vista, Silver Lake, Alice Smith, Kate Smith, Smithridge, Spanish Springs, Stead, Sun Valley, Taylor, Towles, Van Gorder, Verdi, Veterans Memorial, Warner, Westergard, Whitehead, Sarah Winnemucca, Jessie Hall, and Sepulveda,

Public charter schools Reno has many charter schools, which include: Academy for Career Education, serving grades 10-12, opened 2002. Bailey Charter Elementary School, serving grades K-6, opened 2001. Coral Academy of Science, serving grades 4-12, opened 2000. Davidson Academy, serving grades 9-12, opened 2006. High Desert Montessori School, serving grades PreK-7, opened 2002. I Can Do Anything Charter School, serving grades 9-12, opened 2000. Rainshadow Community Charter High School, serving grades 9-12, opened 2003. Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School, serving grades PreK-8, opened 1999. TEAM A (Together Everyone Achieves More Academy), serving grades 9-12, opened 2004.

Private schools Reno has a few private high schools, the largest of which are Bishop Manogue High School and Sage Ridge School (SRS).

Libraries Washoe County Library System has locations throughout Reno and its surrounding communities.

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Gaming industry Before the late 1950s, Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, but in the last twenty years Las Vegas’ rapid rise, American Airlines’ 2000 buyout of Reno Air and the growth of Indian gaming in California have somewhat reduced its business. Older casinos were either torn down (Mapes, Nevada Club, Harold’s Club, Palace Club) and smaller casinos like the Comstock, Sundowner, Golden Phoenix, Kings Inn, Money Tree, Virginian, and Riverboat closed, and some converted to condos. Reno casinos experience some slow days during the week, especially during winter, when mountain passes can rarely be closed to some traffic from California. The closures of Hwy 80 over Donner Pass rarely last longer than 3 hours. ■Downtown Reno, including the The train service from California and the airline service is almost never intercity rupted. During weekends, holidays and special events Reno does see an increase in business. Large special events such as Hot August Nights and the Reno Balloon Races pack the area hotels to 100% occupancy. Several local large hotel casinos have shown significant growth and have moved gaming further away from the Virginia Street core. These larger hotel casinos are the Atlantis, the Peppermill and the Grand Sierra Resort. The Peppermill was chosen as the most outstanding Reno gaming/hotel property by Casino Player and Nevada Magazines. In 2005,the Peppermill Hotel Casino began a $300 million dollar Tuscan-themed expansion. In an effort to bring more tourism to the area, Reno holds several events throughout the year, most of which have been extremely successful. They include Hot August Nights (a classic car convention), Street Vibrations (a motorcycle fan gathering and rally), The Great Reno Balloon Race, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (held in Sparks), a Cinco de Mayo celebration, bowling tournaments (held in the National Bowling Stadium) and the Reno Air Races. Reno is the location of the corporate headquarters for International Game Technology, which manufactures slot machines used throughout the world. Ballys Technology and Gaming and GameTech also have development and manufacturing presence in Reno.

Downtown revitalization The closure of many downtown casinos has sparked a movement to turn them into condominiums. Out-of-state developers have purchased the Comstock and the Sundowner, amongst others, in hopes of turning them into upscale condos. In addition to converting old properties, these developers are building new structures on formerlyvacant lots. The Comstock was redeveloped and is now home to The Residences at Riverwalk Towers. The Reno Transportation Rail Access Corridor (ReTRAC) was undertaken to solve noise pollution and traffic congestion on Virginia Street by lowering the train tracks below street level. This has also added to the city’s efforts to make the downtown area friendlier to tourists. The trench was listed as completed on November 22, 2005. In 2008, the city council approved spending on creating a trench cover between Virginia Street and West Street essentially creating a two-block tunnel. This cover is slated to become a plaza with proposed retail and art fixtures.

Nightlife Reno has recently seen the opening of many businesses that cater to socializing and after-work activities, as new and old Reno locals have slowly reclaimed parts of downtown from the waning glut of casino-bound tourists of yore. Many bars and nightclubs have moved into the area on West 1st and 2nd Streets between Arlington and Sierra in downtown Reno. In addition, various downtown casinos host lounges and nightclubs. ■upright

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Downtown Reno is Reno’s most popular area for bars and clubs. However, there are a few other hotspots including East Fourth Street, Wells Avenue, the UNR area, Kietzke Lane, and all along South Virginia St. Most neighborhoods also have their local bars, sports bars, or breweries mainly in strip malls. The casinos, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Brüka Theatre, La Bussola, Sierra Arts and the Reno Events Center also provide numerous concerts, art events, plays, and shows as well.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 180,480 people, 73,904 households, and 41,681 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,008.3/sq mi (2,611.4/km²). There were 79,453 housing units at an average density of 1,149.6/sq mi (443.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.46% White, 2.58% African American, 1.26% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.56% Pacific Islander, 9.26% from other races, and 3.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.18% of the population. There were 73,904 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were nonfamilies. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.06. In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $40,530, and the median income for a family was $49,582. Males had a median income of $33,204 versus $26,763 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,520. About 8.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation The course of the Truckee River runs through Reno, as does the Union Pacific Railroad, Interstate 80 (east-west) and US 395 (north-south).

■Reno Skyline

Reno has an extensive bus system called RTC RIDE (formerly known as Citifare), which is provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. The bus system has its main terminal in downtown Reno and secondary terminals in Sparks and at Meadowood Mall in south Reno. The RTC also has a service called RTC ACCESS (formerly known as CitiLift) that provides transport for disabled people. RTC INTERCITY (formerly known as PRIDE) buses link Reno and Carson City.

The RTC also provides a free bus service up and down Virginia Street in Reno called RTC SIERRA SPIRIT, which many locals refer to as “the Pinwheel bus” due to the pinwheel design on the bright yellow buses and at bus stops. This regular service is free of charge. Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Reno. The city’s passenger rail station is located at 280 North Center Street, East Commercial Row in downtown Reno. Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, is scheduled to depart Reno at 12:03 pm daily and provides service to the cities of Truckee, Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez, and Emeryville, across the bay from San Francisco. Amtrak train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, is scheduled to depart Reno at 2:11 pm daily and provides service to Sparks, Winnemucca, Elko, Salt Lake City, Provo, Helper, Green River, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Omaha, Galesburg, and Chicago. Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoaches also arrive and depart Reno four times daily

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in each direction connecting to and from the Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, and San Joaquin trains at Sacramento, California. The city is served by Reno/Tahoe International Airport, with general aviation traffic also handled by Reno Stead Airport.

Sports Reno is home to the Reno Silver Sox Golden Baseball League team and will be home to the Reno Raiders of the ECHL in the future. In addition, Sierra Nevada Stadium is in the planning stages for the Reno Aces franchise. The Tucson Sidewinders will be moving to Reno in 2009. In addition, the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League will begin play in the 2008-09 season, set to play at the Reno Events Center. Reno also enjoys a thriving college sports scene, with the Nevada Wolf Pack achieving appearances in football bowl games and an Associated Press Top Ten ranking in basketball in 2007. In 2004, the city completed a $1.5 million whitewater park on the Truckee River in downtown Reno which attracts paddlers from all over the region and hosts whitewater events throughout the year. The course runs Class 2 and 3 rapids with safe and free, year-round public access. The north channel features more aggressive rapids, drop pools and “holes” for rodeo kayak-type maneuvers. The milder south channel is set up as a kayak slalom course and a beginner area. The Reno area boasts 14 ski areas within two hours of the city. Reno is also home to the Battle Born Derby Demons. Northern Nevada’s “FIRST and ONLY Flat Track Roller Derby League!!” Reno is the home of the National Bowling Stadium, which hosts the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championships every three years.

Recreation

■Winter Ski slopes overlooking Lake Tahoe

Reno is home to a variety of recreation activities including both seasonal and year-round. In the summer, Reno locals can be found near three major bodies of water: Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake. Lake Tahoe, which splits the border between California and Nevada, provides visitors and locals with opportunities to fish, water-ski and wakeboard, parasail, jet-ski, and of course swim. The Truckee River runs from Lake Tahoe through the center of downtown Reno and up to Pyramid Lake. After receiving city funding, the Truckee River now draws kayakers from all over the United States. The river is also a major part Artown, held in the summer at Wingfield Park, where locals and visitors come to swim, inner-tube, raft and enjoy local Reno culture.

Winters in Reno are just as enjoyable. Skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular winter sports and draw in many tourists. There are approximately eight major ski resorts, including Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-

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at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, Heavenly and Mount Rose Ski Resort located as close as eleven miles (18 km) and as far as ninety-eight miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Other popular winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling.

2018 Winter Olympic Games The resort region around Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border have formed the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition to make a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. They cited the airport, close mountains, and compact geographic area in which the games could be held. Squaw Valley Ski Resort, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, is considered a major advantage to the bid.

Environmental factors

The Reno-Sparks wastewater treatment plant discharges tertiary treated effluent to the Truckee River. In the 1990s this capacity was increased from 20 to 30 million gallons (70 to 110 million liters) per day. While treated, the effluent nevertheless contains suspended solids, nitrogen, and phosphorus, aggravating water quality concerns of the river and its receiving waters of Pyramid Lake. Local agencies working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have developed a number of watershed management strategies to accommodate ■View of Lake Tahoe from a Dia- this expanded effluent discharge; to accomplish this successful outcome, the DSSAM Model was developed and calibrated for the Truckee River in order to mond Peak ski lift analyze the most cost effective available management strategy set. The resulting management strategies included a package of measures such as land use controls in the Lake Tahoe basin, urban runoff controls in Reno and Sparks and best management practices for wastewater discharge. Wetlands are an important part of the Reno/Tahoe area. They act as a natural filter for the solids that come out of the water treatment plant. Plant roots absorb nutrients from the water and naturally filter it. Wetlands are also a home for over 75% of the species in the Great Basin. However, the area’s wetlands are at risk of being destroyed due to development around the city. While developers build on top of the wetlands they fill them with dirt destroying the habitat they create for the plants and animals. Washoe county has devised a plan that will help protect these important ecosystems: Mitigation. In the future, when developers try to build over a wetland, they will be responsible for creating another wetland near Washoe Lake.This area is much smaller than the wetlands destroyed. The Truckee River serves as Reno’s primary source of drinking water. It supplies Reno with 80,000,000 gallons of water a day during the summer, and 40,000,000 gallons of water per day in the winter. Before the water goes to the homes around the Reno area, it must go to one of two water treatment plants, Chalk Bluff or Glendale Water Treatment Plant. As an attempt to save water, golf courses in Reno, like Arrow Creek Golf Course, have been using treated effluent water instead of treated water from one of Reno’s water plants.

Culture

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■National Automobile Museum ■Nevada Shakespeare Company ■Nevada Museum of Art ■University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum ■Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden ■Reno Pops Orchestra ■Artown ■Pioneer Center For Performing Arts ■La Bussola & Center Gallery ■Sierra Arts

Movies Movies filmed in Reno include:

Noteworthy residents

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■Dawn Wells - Miss Nevada 1959 - Actress of TV series Gilligan’s Island. ■Mädchen Amick - Actress. ■Terri Ivens - Soap opera actress on All My Children. ■Shannyn Sossamon - Actress of A Knight’s Tale and 40 Days and 40 Nights. ■Sharon Stone - Actress owns a residence in Reno. ■Summer Cummings - Adult film actress. ■Thomas K. Dye - The creator of the webcomic, Newshounds. ■Curtis Hanson - Producer / Director of 8 Mile, L.A. Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, others. ■Walter Van Tilburg Clark - Author of The Ox-Bow Incident. ■Brian Crane - Cartoonist who created the comic strip Pickles. ■Mark Kotsay - Professional Baseball Player resides in Reno. ■Randy Messenger - Professional Baseball Player. ■Chris Carr - McQueen H.S. Alumni, Kick returner and defensive back for the Oakland Raiders. ■Brent Boyd - Offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings. ■Chris Ault- A Hall of Fame NCAA Football coach who attended St Alberts a Catholic School in Reno and coaches the Wolf Pack football team. ■April Meservy - Singer/songwriter. ■Doug Clifford - Creedence Clearwater Revival drummer lives in the Reno suburb of Galena. ■Chuck Ruff - Edgar Winter Group drummer lives in Reno and works at the Bizarre Guitar. ■Chino XL- Rapper owns a residence in Reno ■Kristi Yamaguchi - Figure skater and Olympic Gold Medalist Albertville 1992 owns a residence in Reno. ■Rudy Galindo - Figure skater lives in Reno. ■Jennifer Harman - American professional poker player. ■Paul Laxalt - Governor and U.S. Senator, from Nevada. ■Jim Gibbons - Governor and member of the United States House of Representatives, from Nevada. ■J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner - Forensic Psychologist/Television Personality ■Rajan Zed - Prominent Hindu chaplain who read the first Hindu opening prayer in United States Senate. ■Joe Flanigan - Actor. ■Brian Kehoe - Male model from the Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency. ■Jason-Shane Scott - Soap actor, who created the role of One Life to Live’s Will Rappaport ( July 1998) is a Reno, Nevada native.

Reno in pop culture

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■Reno is the setting of the Comedy Central show Reno 911!, although the show is not filmed there. ■Marvel Comics supervillains Oddball, and Tenpin (Elton and Alvin Healey), were born in Reno. ■Marvel Comics superhero Phantom Rider (Hamilton Slade) was born in Reno. ■In the opening scenes of Anthony Horowitz’s 2007 book Nightrise, two of the main characters perform at a theatre in Reno. ■Reno (as New Reno) is a location in the computer role-playing game Fallout 2. ■An episode of Arrested Development, Season 3’s premiere The Cabin Show, takes place in Reno. ■Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s autobiographical novel The City of Trembling Leaves has detailed descriptions of Reno, as well as nearby Lake Tahoe and the Mt. Rose Wilderness in the 1920s. ■In the film Balls of Fury, Randy Daytona works at the Peppermill Casino in Reno as a dinner show entertainer and wears a Peppermill jacket throughout the movie. ■Reno appears in xkcd 206 where Black Hat Man and another character exchange “Reno Rhymes” based on Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues”.

Sister cities Reno has six sister cities:

■ Udonthani, Thailand ■ Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada ■ Hatzor, Israel ■ Wanganui, New Zealand ■ Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China ■ Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

Footnotes External links ■ Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce ■ Reno Sparks Tourism Site

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Carson Range The Carson Range is a range of mountains in eastern California and western Nevada that spurs off of the Sierra Nevada mountain range south of Lake Tahoe.

Geography The Carson Range starts at Luther Pass and West Carson Canyon in the Sierra Nevada and goes along the east shore of Lake Tahoe to the Truckee River just east of Reno, Nevada.

Lists ■The Carson Range looking south from Genoa, Nevada

Principal Mountains ■ Freel Peak (10,881’/3,316 m) ■ Mount Rose (10,776’/3,284 m)

■ Jobs Peak (10,633’/3,240 m) ■ Slide Mountain (9,698’/2,955 m)

Counties and Cities ■ El Dorado County, California ■ Alpine County, California ■ Douglas County, Nevada ■ Carson City, Nevada ■ Washoe County, Nevada

Principal Streams and Lakes ■West Fork Carson River ■Lake Tahoe ■Marlette Lake ■Truckee River

Trails and Routes ■Tahoe Rim Trail

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Mount Rose (Washoe County, Nevada) Mount Rose is a mountain located in the Sierra Nevada east of the California-Nevada border. It is located in the Mount Rose Wilderness in between Lake Tahoe and Reno and is the county highpoint of Washoe County. State Route 431 traverses Mount Rose Summit southeast of Mount Rose.

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport Reno/Tahoe International Airport is a public airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Reno, a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. Reno/Tahoe International Airport is the second busiest commercial airport in the state of Nevada after McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The Nevada Air National Guard maintains the 152nd Airlift Wing to the southwest of the airport’s main terminal. Reno/Tahoe International used to be the hub of Reno Air, a now-defunct medium sized airline that had offered non-stop MD-80 and MD-90 service to many cities, until Reno Air was bought and taken over by American Airlines and eventually completely disposed of in 2001. Reno Air’s first flight was on July 1, 1992, and its last flight was on August 30, 1999. The main lobby of Reno/Tahoe International Airport contains an exhibit featuring the bust of Nevada State Senator (and Nevada State Senate Majority Leader) William J. “Bill” Raggio. Raggio is described in the exhibit as being “The Father of the Airport Authority.”

History The airport was built in 1929 by Boeing Transport Inc. and named Hubbard Field after Boeing Air Transport VP and air transport pioneer Eddie Hubbard. It was acquired by United Airlines in 1936 and purchased by the City of Reno in 1953. The first terminal building was completed in time for the 1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California. The airport received its current name in 1994, when the terminal was named in honor of former U.S. Senator Howard Cannon. Prior to that airport itself was named Reno-Cannon International Airport.

Accidents and incidents ■ In the early morning hours of January 21, 1985, Galaxy Airlines Flight 203 took off from the airport for Minneapolis, Minnesota and crashed southwest of the airport while the pilots were attempting an emergency landing after experiencing an unexpected vibration from under the wing. An investigation attributed the crash to pilot error for failing to maintain proper control over the aircraft while investigating the cause of the vibration. The vibration was later found to be caused by an open air start service door which the ground crew failed to secure before departure. All but 1 of the 71 passengers and crew onboard were killed.

Facilities and aircraft Reno/Tahoe International Airport covers an area of 1,450 acres (587 ha) at an elevation of 4,415 feet (1,346 m) above mean sea level. It has three concrete paved runways: 16R/34L measuring 11,002 by 150 feet (3,353 x 46 m), 16L/34R measuring 9,000 by 150 feet (2,743 x 46 m), and 7/25 measuring 6,102 by 150 feet (1,860 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2007, the airport had 145,515 aircraft operations, an average of 398 per day: 44% general aviation, 37% scheduled commercial, 15% air taxi and 4% military. At that time there were 182 aircraft based at this airport: 68% single-engine, 13% multi-engine, 12% jet, 2% helicopter and 4% military.

Airlines and destinations Alaska Airlines ■ Horizon Air (Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Seattle/Tacoma)

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■ Allegiant Air (Bellingham) ■ American Airlines (Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth) Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, Salt Lake City) ■ Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines (Salt Lake City) ■Northwest Airlines (Minneapolis) ■ Southwest Airlines (Boise, Chicago-Midway, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, LA/Ontario, Phoenix, Portland (OR), Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma) United Airlines (San Francisco) ■ Ted operated by United Airlines (Denver) ■ United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines (Los Angeles, San Francisco) US Airways (Phoenix) ■ US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines (Phoenix)

Sound levels Sound levels have been analyzed for over two decades at this airport, with one of the first studies being a comprehensive production of aircraft sound level contour maps. Later analysis was conducted to anlayze sound levels at Kate Smith School and provide retrofitting to reduce sound levels through a Federal Aviation Administration grant.

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Weather

Wednesday, October 8

Daytime: Sunshine.

■High: 78° F, feels like 77° F ■Wind: 3 mph, NW ■Precipitation: 2% chance ■Sunrise: 7:04 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Mainly clear.

■Low: 43° F, feels like 41° F ■Wind: 6 mph, NW ■Precipitation: 3% chance ■Sunset: 6:30 PM

Thursday, October 9 Daytime: Not as warm with sunshine; breezy in the afternoon.

■High: 66° F, feels like 63° F ■Wind: 14 mph, WNW ■Precipitation: 1% chance ■Sunrise: 7:05 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Mainly clear and breezy.

■Low: 38° F, feels like 25° F ■Wind: 14 mph, NW ■Precipitation: 7% chance ■Sunset: 6:29 PM

Friday, October 10 Daytime: Clouds and breaks of sun, breezy and colder with a rain or snow shower in spots.

■High: 47° F, feels like 40° F ■Wind: 15 mph, NNW ■Precipitation: 8% chance ■Sunrise: 7:06 AM ■UV: 3 Nighttime: Mainly cloudy, windy and cold with a snow shower.

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■Low: 33° F, feels like 20° F ■Wind: 18 mph, N ■Precipitation: 7% chance ■Sunset: 6:27 PM

Saturday, October 11 Daytime: Partly sunny, breezy and cool.

■High: 54° F, feels like 46° F ■Wind: 14 mph, NE ■Precipitation: 1% chance ■Sunrise: 7:07 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Breezy in the evening; otherwise, partly cloudy and very cold.

■Low: 30° F, feels like 24° F ■Wind: 14 mph, NE ■Sunset: 6:25 PM

Sunday, October 12 Daytime: Mostly sunny.

■High: 59° F, feels like 59° F ■Wind: 6 mph, E ■Sunrise: 7:08 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Chilly with a moonlit sky.

■Low: 33° F, feels like 27° F ■Wind: 8 mph, ESE ■Sunset: 6:24 PM

Monday, October 13 Daytime: Abundant sunshine.

■High: 68° F, feels like 66° F ■Wind: 7 mph, E ■Sunrise: 7:09 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: A moonlit sky.

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■Low: 37° F, feels like 33° F ■Wind: 9 mph, ESE ■Sunset: 6:22 PM

Tuesday, October 14 Daytime: Plenty of sunshine.

■High: 71° F, feels like 70° F ■Wind: 6 mph, ESE ■Sunrise: 7:10 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: A moonlit sky.

■Low: 38° F, feels like 35° F ■Wind: 8 mph, ESE ■Sunset: 6:21 PM

Wednesday, October 15 Daytime: Plenty of sunshine.

■High: 74° F, feels like 71° F ■Wind: 7 mph, N ■Sunrise: 7:11 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Clear.

■Low: 40° F, feels like 45° F ■Wind: 2 mph, SE ■Sunset: 6:20 PM

Thursday, October 16 Daytime: Warm with a full day of sunshine.

■High: 75° F, feels like 72° F ■Wind: 4 mph, W ■Sunrise: 7:12 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Mainly clear.

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■Low: 37° F, feels like 45° F ■Wind: 1 mph, W ■Sunset: 6:18 PM

Friday, October 17 Daytime: Mostly sunny.

■High: 71° F, feels like 69° F ■Wind: 4 mph, WNW ■Sunrise: 7:13 AM ■UV: 4 Nighttime: Clear to partly cloudy.

■Low: 37° F, feels like 42° F ■Wind: 3 mph, W ■Sunset: 6:17 PM

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Events

Saturday, November 1

Neil Young with Death Cab for Cutie & Everest Doors open at 6:00 PM, show begins at 7:00 PM. DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:00pm VENUE: Reno Events Center PHONE: (775) 335-8800 ADDRESS: 400 N. Center St., base.com/search.asp?eventID=798359&si=3

Reno,

NV

89501

WEBSITE:http://www.jam-

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Aphelion DATE: Saturday, November 1, 9:30pm VENUE: Eldorado Hotel Casino PHONE: (800) 648-5966 ADDRESS: 345 N. Virginia St., Reno, com/reno-nv/events/show/84912370-aphelion

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High on Fire Doors open at 9:00 PM, show begins at 10:00 PM. DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00pm VENUE: Tonic Lounge PHONE: (775) 473-2195

NV

89501

WEBSITE:http://www.zvents.

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ADDRESS: 231 W. Second St., Reno, com/reno-nv/events/show/85065380-high-on-fire

NV

89502

WEBSITE:http://www.zvents.

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Catch a Rising Star DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm VENUE: Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club - Reno PHONE: (775) 325-7075 ADDRESS: 407 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV zvents.com/reno-nv/events/show/85098327-catch-a-rising-star

89504

WEBSITE:http://www.

89595

WEBSITE:http://www.

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Fantasies In Chocolate DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm VENUE: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino PHONE: (775) 789-2000 ADDRESS: 2500 E. Second St., Reno, NV zvents.com/reno-nv/events/show/84912382-fantasies-in-chocolate

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Jagermeister Music Tour DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:30pm VENUE: Grand Sierra Theatre (Reno Hilton)

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PHONE: (775) 789-2000 ADDRESS: 2500 E. Second St., Reno, NV zvents.com/reno-nv/events/show/85157261-jagermeister-music-tour

89595

WEBSITE:http://www.

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The Smothers Brothers Musical Performance featuring The Smothers Brothers DATE: Saturday, November 1, 9:00pm VENUE: Harrah’s Casino PHONE: ADDRESS: Hwy 50, Lake Tahoe, com/search.asp?eventID=757042&si=3

NV

89449

WEBSITE:http://www.jambase.

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The Sextet Trio Musical Performance featuring The Sextet Trio DATE: Saturday, November 1, 8:00pm VENUE: Bar Of America PHONE: ADDRESS: 10042 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, www.jambase.com/search.asp?eventID=813068&si=3

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CA

96161

WEBSITE:http://

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Carnival Cabaret DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort PHONE: (800) 648-3322 ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV zvents.com/stateline-nv/events/show/84912262-carnival-cabaret

89449

WEBSITE:http://www.

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Neil Young Neil Young and his Electric Band at Oslo Spektrum DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:00pm VENUE: Reno Event Center ADDRESS: 014869869-0

Reno,

Nevada

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/neil-young-/E0-001-

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Rev Theory

DATE: Saturday, November 1, 12:00am VENUE: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino ADDRESS: 2500 Second Street 89595, Reno, Nevada WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/rev-theory-/ E0-001-015945822-9

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Saturday, November 1, 8:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada 89449 WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/stateline/ events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015197248-6

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015197246-8

89449

WEBSITE:http://event-

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Catch a Rising Star DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00pm VENUE: Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada rising-star-/E0-001-015545208-7

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89501

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Wild Women LIVE and in COLOR Art Exhibition Wilbur D May Museum

...... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 12:00am — 12:00am VENUE: Wilbur D May Museum ADDRESS: 1595 North Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89503 ful.com/reno/events/wild-women-live-and-color-art-exhibition-/E0-001-015970211-1

WEBSITE:http://event-

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High on Fire Presented By: Forever Music Ages: 21+ Event Hotline: 775 337 6868 DATE: Saturday, November 1, 12:00am VENUE: The Tonic Lounge ADDRESS: 231 Second Street, Reno, ful.com/reno/events/high-fire-/E0-001-015721347-3

Nevada

89501

WEBSITE:http://event-

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1908 New York To Paris Auto Race - 100th Anniversary, Featuring The Winning Car 1907 Thomas Flyer National Automobile Museum

Changing Exhibits Gallery Teddy Roosevelt is in th... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 9:30am

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VENUE: National Automobile Museum ADDRESS: 10 South Lake Street, Reno, Nevada 89501 WEBSITE:http:// eventful.com/reno/events/1908-new-york-paris-auto-race-100th-anniversary-/E0-001-015996900-8

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Some Dry Space - Michael Light Nevada Museum Of Art

Michael Lightâ€&acir... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/some-dry-space-michael-light-/E0-001-016052938-3

89501

WEBSITE:http://

89501

WEBSITE:http://

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Body Of A House - Robert Beckmann Nevada Museum Of Art

As a young boy during the Cold War era, Robert Bec... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/body-house-robert-beckmann-/E0-001-015999108-9

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Katie Holten Nevada Museum Of Art

A native of Ireland, Katie Holten creates artworks... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, eventful.com/reno/events/katie-holten-/E0-001-016052941-7

Nevada

89501

WEBSITE:http://

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Terry Falke - Observations In An Occupied Wilderness Nevada Museum Of Art

Terry Falkeâ€â... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501 eventful.com/reno/events/terry-falke-observations-occupied-wilderness-/E0-001-016020491-6

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Dan Goods - The Hidden Light Nevada Museum Of Art

WEBSITE:http://

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Dan Goods, the Visual Strategist at the NASA Jet P... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/dan-goods-hidden-light-/E0-001-016035915-5

89501

WEBSITE:http://

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REI Members Only Garage Sale REI Members can save from 20% to 80% off of slightly used or discontinued clothing and gear. This can include skis,snowboards,GPS units,tents, sleeping bags, boots, hiking shoes and bicycle parts and bikes. Not a member? Purchase a membership for a one-time fee of $20, and realize the many benefits of an REI membership. DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Reno REI ADDRESS: 2225 Harvard Way, Reno, events/rei-members-only-garage-sale-/E0-001-006916621-4

Nevada

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/

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Long May She Wave - A Graphic History Of The American Flag Nevada Museum Of Art

Arguably one of the most recognizable icons in the... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art

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ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501 WEBSITE:http:// eventful.com/reno/events/long-may-she-wave-graphic-history-american-flag-/E0-001-016035926-1

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Walter Lab - Deserted Landscape Nevada Museum Of Art

Location: wayne and miriam prim theater gallery. &... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/walter-lab-deserted-landscape-/E0-001-016040032-5

89501

WEBSITE:http://

89501

WEBSITE:http://

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Margarita Cabrera - Hummers Nevada Museum Of Art

Margarita Cabreraâ€&... DATE: Saturday, November 1, 10:00am VENUE: Nevada Museum Of Art ADDRESS: 160 West Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/margarita-cabrera-hummers-/E0-001-015989111-4

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Everest Everest Indie / Folk / Rock DATE: Saturday, November 1, 7:00pm VENUE: Reno Event Center ADDRESS: 014908058-8

Reno,

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/everest-/E0-001-

Nevada

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Morris Day & the Time DATE: Saturday, November 1, 8:00pm VENUE: John Ascuaga’s Nugget ADDRESS: Sparks, Nevada WEBSITE:http:// eventful.com/sparks/events/morris-day-time-/E0-001-013735728-3

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Sunday, November 2 Aphelion

DATE: Sunday, November 2, 7:00pm VENUE: El Dorado Casino ADDRESS: Reno, 014005328-0@2008110219

Nevada

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/aphelion-/E0-001-

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Sunday, November 2, 8:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015197249-5

89449

WEBSITE:http://event-

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Catch a Rising Star DATE: Sunday, November 2, 8:00pm VENUE: Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino ADDRESS: Reno, rising-star-/E0-001-015545215-7

Nevada

89501

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Sunday, November 2, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015197247-7

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89449

WEBSITE:http://event-

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Monday, November 3

Beginning Salsa Dance Class For more information: visit www.SalsaReno.com or call 530 927-9451 4 - week beginning salsa dance class Mondays November 3, 10, 17 & DECEMBER 1st! No Class November 24th (Happy Thanksgiving!) 6 - 7 PM Salsa 1 - The Foundation No Partner required. 50 minutes instruction time per class hour $45 per person for all 4-weeks $40 if pre-paid by Friday, 31st! $15 drop-ins. Reno Classes held at: Starlite Ballroom 3945 South McCarran Blvd Reno, NV 89502 To register call 775 828-3600 Salsa Reno has created a beginning class that welcomes people who have never danced before and it challenges people who already have some experience. You will be introduced to salsa rhythm, work on the “basic step”, work on the foundation of salsa body movement, experience partnering techniques, turns and footwork in a friendly, social environment. By participating in a Salsa Reno dance class you’re immersing yourself into Reno’s best salsa dance training program. There are 5 levels of salsa classes, specialty classes, Casino Rueda and performance opportunities. Dancers also have the opportunity to dance salsa a various locales in and around Reno to help bring what you learn in the studio out into the “real world” of salsa. Originally from Los Angeles, BB of Salsa Reno has been dancing Salsa for over 10 years and teaching since 2002. He regularly studies salsa with top salsa dance instructors from around the world. His current salsa teachers are John and Liz of Salsamania in Oakland, CA, ranked sixth in the world and he is endorsed to teach Bachata by Rodney “Rodchata” Aquino, the most respected Bachata instructor in the Bay area. BB of Salsa Reno teaches at Reno Dance Sensation and and he is the host and resident instructor for Latin Thursdays at the Pearl Champagne Lounge in Grand Sierra Resort. With over 120 active students currently enrolled in weekly salsa lessons in the Reno area, he feels confident you’re learning a dance with a strong following that’s embraced by anyone that has heard about this exotic blend of Afro-Cuban-Caribbean music that is globally recognized as “Salsa.” For more information: visit www.SalsaReno.com or call 530 927-9451 DATE: Monday, November 3, 6:00pm VENUE: Starlite Dance Center ADDRESS:

3945 South McCarran,

Reno,

Nevada

89502

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Tuesday, November 4

RON SHOCK / CHRISTIAN REYES Ron Shock Stand up Comedian DATE: Tuesday, November 4, 8:00pm VENUE: Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada shock-christian-reyes-/E0-001-016103124-7

89501

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/ron-

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Tuesday, November 4, 8:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015307733-2

89449

WEBSITE:http://event-

89449

WEBSITE:http://event-

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Tuesday, November 4, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015307732-3

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Wednesday, November 5 RON SHOCK / CHRISTIAN REYES Ron Shock Stand up Comedian DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 8:00pm VENUE: Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada shock-christian-reyes-/E0-001-016103125-6

89501

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Ace D.O.G Ace D.O.G Holy Hip Hop DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 7:30pm VENUE: TBA ADDRESS: Reno, E0-001-015328677-2

Nevada

89502

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 8:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada 89449 WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/stateline/ events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015371338-2

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015371334-6

89449

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Ongoing Food Drive at O HQ RENObama! Works! has just been given clearance by O Regional Field Director John La Rue to run our Food Bank drive at the Nevada for Change, Reno office indefinitely. Whenever you come by the Reno O office, grab a can or an unopened box or any item on the list at the RENObama! Works! web site, http://tinyurl.com/6x34gt Very exciting to be taking food items over to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada every week in the name of the Reno Barrack Obama campaign. We’ll keep a tally to see how much you and I raise each week for those in urgent need. And we’ll have a final report of our cumulative donations the day after Barack is elected First President of the World. You can make a monetary donation at https://www.reno-foodbank.org/donationsform.asp Be sure to add “RENObama! Works!” or “Obama Reno” to the “How did you hear about The Food Bank of Northern Nevada?” field. Yes We Are: Changing the lives of people in Washoe County. Thank you, Reno! +=+=+=+=+ -Billy RENObama! Works! http://my.barackobama.com/page/group/RENObamaWorks Dedicated to “Change You Can Believe In” on the ground in Washoe County. RENObama! http://RENObama.com Subscribe to News/Announcements http://tinyurl.com/2q98g7 Blog http://renobama.blogspot.com/ E-mail Discussion List http://tinyurl. com/4rw3tp +=+=+=+=+ RENObama! makes -0- profit from the Web sites. The RENObama! gathering place is a gift from Billy Howard to the Northern NV O-supporting community at large. This event was submitted by MyBO. Be sure to RSVP for this event @ MyBO! DATE: Wednesday, November 5, 12:00pm VENUE: Nevada for Change, Reno ADDRESS:

141 E Pueblo St,,

Reno,

Nevada

89502

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Thursday, November 6

BLUES JAM - LOCAL MUSICIANS TEAR IT UP @ 3RD STREET LOCAL MUSICIANS COME TOGETHER FOR ONE NIGHT EVERY WEEK TO JAM @ 3RD STREET!!! BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT AND JOIN IN IF YA GOT WHAT IT TAKES!! IT’S ONE OF OUR MOST POPULAR WEEKDAY NIGHTS! DATE: Thursday, November 6, 9:30pm VENUE: 3rd Street Blues ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada WEBSITE:http:// eventful.com/reno/events/blues-jam-local-musicians-tear-/E0-001010174474-5@2008110621

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Leo Kottke Buy Tickets for Leo Kottke at John Ascuaga’s Nugget-Celebrity Showroom on 11/6/2008. DATE: Thursday, November 6, 12:00am VENUE: John Ascuaga’s Nugget-Celebrity Showroom ADDRESS: 015889632-5

Reno,

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Nevada

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Thursday, November 6, 8:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada 89449 WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/stateline/ events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015371339-1

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Catch a Rising Star DATE: Thursday, November 6, 8:00pm VENUE: Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada rising-star-/E0-001-015898654-9

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89501

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CARNIVAL CABARET DATE: Thursday, November 6, 10:00pm VENUE: Horizon Casino Resort ADDRESS: 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada ful.com/stateline/events/carnival-cabaret-/E0-001-015371335-5

89449

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Friday, November 14

Trans-Siberian Orchestra DATE: Friday, November 14, 8:00pm VENUE: Reno Event Center ADDRESS: Reno, E0-001-015519684-4

Nevada

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/transsiberian-orchestra-/

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Joe Satriani with guest Mountain featuring Leslie West and Corky Laing Joe Satriani Guitar virtuoso

leslie west mountain(mississippi queen) DATE: Friday, November 14, 9:00pm VENUE: Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Silver Baron Ballrooms

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ADDRESS: 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/ reno/events/joe-satriani-guest-mountain-featuring-leslie-west-and-/E0-001-014135512-1

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Paul Chesne Band At Davidson’s Distillery In Reno Return to our favorite Reno biker bar. DATE: Friday, November 14, 9:00pm VENUE: Davidson’s Distillery ADDRESS: 275 E Fourth Street, Reno, Nevada WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/paul-chesneband-davidsons-distillery-reno-/E0-001-015535779-1

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Saturday, November 15

Nevada Wolfpack vs. San Jose State Spartans San Jose State Spartans NCAA DATE: Saturday, November 15, 12:00am VENUE: Mackay Stadium ADDRESS: University Of Nevada1664 Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/nevada-wolfpack-vs-san-jose-state-spartans-/E0-001-012449602-3

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Paul Chesne Band At Davidson’s Distillery In Reno Paul Chesne Dr. Dre Meets Johnny Cash DATE: Saturday, November 15, 9:00pm VENUE: Davidson’s Distillery ADDRESS: 275 E Fourth Street, Reno, Nevada events/paul-chesne-band-davidsons-distillery-reno-/E0-001-015535781-6

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Monday, November 17 Bill Gaither Bill Gaither Music DATE: Monday, November 17, 7:00pm VENUE: Reno Event Center ADDRESS: 010674685-4

Reno,

Nevada

WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/bill-gaither-/E0-001-

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Friday, November 21 Arenacross

DATE: Friday, November 21, 7:30pm VENUE: Reno Livestock Event Center ADDRESS: Reno, Nevada cross-/E0-001-014006027-1@2008112119

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Kottonmouth Kings Buy Tickets for Kottonmouth Kings at Grand Sierra Theatre on 11/21/2008. DATE: Friday, November 21, 12:00am VENUE: Grand Sierra Resort, Grand Theatre ADDRESS: 2500 Second Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/kottonmouth-kings-/E0-001-015893744-6

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WEBSITE:http://

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Saturday, November 22 Margaret Cho Margaret Cho Stand-Up/ Mainstream/ As Seen on TV DATE: Saturday, November 22, 8:00pm VENUE: Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Silver Baron Ballrooms ADDRESS: 407 North Virginia Street, reno/events/margaret-cho-/E0-001-014330543-0

Reno,

Nevada

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Nevada Wolfpack vs. Boise State Broncos Boise State Broncos NCAA

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DATE: Saturday, November 22, 12:00am VENUE: Mackay Stadium ADDRESS: University Of Nevada1664 Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada eventful.com/reno/events/nevada-wolfpack-vs-boise-state-broncos-/E0-001-012449604-1

WEBSITE:http://

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Wednesday, November 26

Pacific at Nevada Basketball The Pacific Los Angeles Rock DATE: Wednesday, November 26, 1:00pm VENUE: Lawlor Events Center ADDRESS: Fifteenth and Virginia University of Nevada Reno, Reno, WEBSITE:http://eventful.com/reno/events/pacific-nevada-basketball-/E0-001-013665444-4

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Saturday, November 29

Temptations and The Four Tops The Four Tops FOR TOPS

The Temptations Music DATE: Saturday, November 29, 8:00pm

Nevada

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VENUE: Silver Legacy Resort Casino - Silver Baron Ballrooms ADDRESS: 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, reno/events/temptations-and-four-tops-/E0-001-015392378-5

Nevada

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The Temptations and the Four Tops

DATE: Saturday, November 29, 8:00pm VENUE: Silver Legacy Resort Casino ADDRESS: 407 N Virginia St, nia 89503

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