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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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Sparks, Nevada

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Geography

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Demographics

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Demographic evolution

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History

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Transportation

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Facts

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Notable residents

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Wild Horse Ranch

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Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa

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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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Spanish Springs Airport

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Facilities Reno Stead Airport

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Stead Air Force Base

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Facilities and aircraft

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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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Military facilities and aircraft

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Airlines and destinations

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Sound levels

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Beckwourth Pass

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Weather Historical Weather May

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June

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July

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August

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September

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Events

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Saturday, May 2

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Tuesday, May 5

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Wednesday, May 6

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Thursday, May 7

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Friday, May 8

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Saturday, May 9

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Sunday, May 10

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Monday, May 11

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Thursday, May 14

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Friday, May 15

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Saturday, May 16

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Friday, May 22

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Saturday, May 23

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Saturday, May 30

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Friday, June 5

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Thursday, June 11

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Friday, June 12

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Saturday, June 13

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Friday, June 19

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Saturday, July 4

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Saturday, July 25

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Wednesday, July 29

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Saturday, August 15

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Saturday, September 26

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References

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Travel Notes

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Reno

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Sparks, Nevada Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The population was 66,346 at the 2000 census. Although Sparks was originally distinct from Reno, they have both grown toward each other to such a degree that today the border between them is purely political. They are often referred to as a twin city (i.e. “Reno-Sparks”).

The median income for a household in the city was $45,745, and the median income for a family was $52,029. Males had a median income of $35,215 versus $28,242 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,122. About 6.5% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

Demographic evolution

Geography Sparks is located at (39.554543, -119.735643). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.0 square miles (62.1 km²), of which, 23.9  square miles (62.0  km²) of it is land and 0.1  square miles (0.2  km²) of it (0.25%) is water. Stormwater surface runoff from the city drains to the Truckee River, a sensitive hydrological element because it empties into Pyramid Lake, which has no outlet and is the habitat of two endangered species.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there were 66,346 people, 24,601 households, and 16,630 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,773.6 people per square mile (1,070.9/km²). There were 26,025 housing units at an average density of 1,088.0/sq mi (420.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.38% White, 2.40% African American, 1.18% Native American, 4.99% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 9.11% from other races, and 3.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.70% of the population. There were 24,601 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.19. In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

History In the early historical period, the area that is now Sparks was inhabited by the Washoe people. Euro-American settlement of area began in the early 1850s. Early settlers often sold cattle to California-bound emigrants. The emigrants’ cattle were commonly weak and sick from the long and arduous journey along the California Trail, and they needed fresh animals to take them over the Sierra Nevada. As part of the deal, the settlers would receive the emigrants’ cattle, and then fatten them up to sell to the next year’s batch of emigrants. The population density in the area remained very low until 1904 when the Southern Pacific Railroad built a switch yard and maintenance sheds there. The city that sprung up around them was first called Harriman after Edward Harriman who was then president of the railroad. The city was quickly renamed Sparks after John Sparks, who was the Governor of Nevada at that time. This gesture was an unsuccessful attempt to forestall safety and tariff regulation of the railroads by the state. Sparks remained a small and sleepy town until the 1950s, when economic growth in Reno triggered a housing boom in the area of Sparks north of the railroad. In the 1970s the area south of the railroad started to fill up with warehouses and light industry. In 1984 the tower for John Ascuaga’s Nugget was finished, giving Sparks its first, and to this date only, high-rise casino. In 1996, the redevelopment effort of the old and unsightly B Street business district across from the Nugget that started in the early 1980s took a step forward with the opening of a multi-screen movie complex and the construction of a plaza area. This area, now known as Victorian Square, is a pedestrian-friendly district that hosts many open-air events. Under direction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a comprehensive dynamic water quality computer model, the DSSAM Model was developed (Earth Metrics, 1987) to analyze impacts of a variety of land use and stormwater management decisions throughout the Truckee River Basin; this model was used to develop a set of surface run-

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off stormwater management measures for Sparks in the 1980s.

Wild Horse Ranch

Transportation

The Wild Horse Ranch is the original of the two legal, licensed brothels located on the property of the Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa at 1000 Wild Horse Canyon Drive in northeastern Storey County, Nevada, USA. It is owned by Lance Gilman and the general manager is Susan Austin.

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Sparks. The city’s passenger rail station is centrally located on Nugget Avenue east of 11th Street, within the Union Pacific Railroad Yard. Amtrak Train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, is scheduled to depart Sparks at 8:55am every day and serves the cities of Reno, 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 Sparks at 4:08pm every day and serves the cities of Winnemucca, Elko, Salt Lake, Provo, Helper, Green River, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Omaha, Galesburg, and Chicago.

Facts ■Sparks plays host annually to the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. ■The Sparks area is served by the Washoe County School District. ■Locals joke that “Reno is so close to hell you can see Sparks.”

Notable residents

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Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa The Wild Horse Adult Resort and Spa is an adult entertainment complex about 14 miles east of Reno, Nevada, USA which currently is home to two separate legal, licensed brothels: the Wild Horse Ranch and the World Famous Brothel. The property is located in a secluded portion of the Patrick Business Park, in the far northern portion of Storey County, at 1000 Wild Horse Canyon Drive. Primary access to the area is via exit 28 off Interstate 80. The nearby settlement of Patrick, from which the Business Park takes its name (and occupants their mailing addresses), is actually found across the Truckee River and thus is located in Washoe County.

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 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)

Spanish Springs Airport

Mount Rose is a mountain located in the Sierra Nevada east of the California-Nevada border and is within the Mount Rose Wilderness. The mountain is between Lake Tahoe and Reno

Spanish Springs Airport is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) north of the central business district (CBD) of Reno, a city in Washoe County, Nevada, USA.

and is the highest point in Washoe County.

Facilities Spanish Springs Airport covers and has one runway:

â–  Runway 16/34: 3,540 x 71 ft. (1,079 x 22 m), Surface: Dirt

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Reno Stead Airport Reno/Stead Airport is a large general aviation airport located in the North Valleys area, northwest of the central business district of Reno, a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It is owned by the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority. The airport is home to the Reno Air Races and is also used by the Bureau of Land Management as a base for fire fighting aircraft. In addition, it was the launch site of Earthwinds, which tried and failed multiple times to circumnavigate the globe.

Stead Air Force Base The airport began life as Stead Air Force Base, which was primarily used for survival training and hosted the SAGE DC-16 direction center. Reno Army Air Base was originally assigned to the Second Air Force in October 1942. Although the base was originally intended for use as a training center, the operation of its facilities required the additional construction to accommodate the number of troops brought there for training. The Ferrying Division of the Air Transport Command assumed command of the base in 1943 until its deactivation in 1945. In April 1948, the 192nd Fighter Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard, took over the then vacant base for training activities. In December 1949, 1st Lt Croston Stead, a Reno native, lost his life when his P-51 Mustang crashed at the base during a flying training mission. In January 1951, the base was named Stead AFB in his honor. In 1952 it was determined that the Sierra Nevada mountains and forests would be suitable for survival training and the USAF Survival School moved to Stead AFB from Fort Carson, Colorado. In September 1954, Stead AFB became part of the Air Training Command (ATC) and the 3635th Combat Crew Training Wing (Survival) was activated. In January 1958, a small group of instructor pilots from Randolph AFB, Texas was sent to Stead AFB to determine the feasibility of advanced helicopter training in the area’s mountains. On July 15, 1958, the 3635th Crew Training Wing was redesignated as the 3635th Flying Training Wing (Advanced), concurrent with the relocation of the USAF Helicopter Pilot School to Stead. During the summer and fall of 1958, the USAF Helicopter School was moved from Randolph AFB to Stead AFB and designated the 3638th Flying Training Squadron (Helicopter). The base provided ample

facilities and an unencumbered airspace in which to operate the flying training mission. The base had also recently undergone a large building project of all new Capehart family housing which lent well to the accompanying military families. Pilots would undergo training in the H-19 Chickasaw and Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee helicopters. The syllabus would contain basic transition training and instruments as well as advanced operational techniques in high altitude confined area and mountain operations. Training in the HH-43 Huskie was also introduced as that airframe entered the USAF inventory. Pilots from all fixed-wing and rotary-wing backgrounds would also attend the USAF Survival School at Stead in preparation for operational assignments. Flying training was conducted at Stead as well as an auxiliary airfield, Sky Ranch, located about 10 miles east of the base. A number of unprepared ridgetop and pinnacle landing spots at altitudes up to 8,100 feet MSL were located on Peavine Mountain directly south of the base. A similar number of tree-lined spots were located in Dog Valley, southwest of Peavine, to conduct confined area landing and takeoff procedures. The area north of Stead to Pyramid Lake was used for instrument training. The first students to go through helicopter pilot training were rated fixed-wing USAF pilots. In fact, all pilots undergoing helicopter pilot training since 1944 had been rated pilots. In 1965, students were entered into helicopter pilot training having received approximately 120 hours in the T-28 Trojan, but not yet having received their wings. They would receive their wings upon graduation from helicopter training. The 3638th Flying Training Squadron (Helicopter) trained not only USAF pilots but also many from foreign countries. At least a dozen countries, including Japan, Argentina, Pakistan, India, France, Bolivia and China (Taiwan), sent pilots to basic helicopter pilot training as well as instructor pilot upgrading. There was an Exchange Program with England’s Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force for a 2-year tour by the Exchange pilots. U.S. Marine Corps pilots flying the Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw were given a short course in high altitude mountain flying techniques. Four RAAF helicopter pilots also received several hours of mountain indoctrination on their way from UH-1 Huey training at Fort Rucker and returning to Australia to fly their own “Hueys”. From 1958 through 1965, the Helicopter School trained over 1252 USAF and 384 foreign helicopter pilots. In support of the Air Rescue Service, which was seeking a better performing aircraft for combat search and rescue missions in Southeast Asia, the Helicopter School also con-

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ducted Lime Light 36, an escalated training program to provide crews for the Sikorsky HH-3E helicopter then deploying. Between August 23 and September 29, 1965, crews and support personnel trained as a unit at Stead. On September 30, 117 men and six HH-3Es deployed to Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, and integrated with the three HH43 crews of Detachment 5, 38th Air Rescue Squadron. Part of the School included the Instructor Training (IT) Section of the Squadron. Experienced line pilots assigned to the squadron to be instructors had to be indoctrinated into the standardized techniques and grading procedures used in the school. This sometimes required some rethinking on the part of the new instructors that had been used to doing it “their way” when in the field. They were reminded about how they handled the controls when they had only 5 hours of helicopter time and relate it to their students. Standardized procedures were necessary for scoring of the student’s progress and if a change of instructors might be required. The Helicopter School was tasked with other missions. From February through July 1962, eleven pilots and six H21B helicopters where airlifted by C-124 Globemaster aircraft to Christmas Island, South Pacific in support of Operation Dominic atomic tests. They would provide personnel airlift and search and rescue. They also conducted recovery of rocket nose cones shot through the clouds of an atomic device detonation by Research agencies. This required entering ground zero within 20 minutes of detonation and flying 15-25 miles over the shark infested Pacific Ocean without any flotation device on the helicopter. All nose cones were successfully recovered. In 1960 and again in 1964, helicopters were provided to NASA’s Astronaut Desert Survival Training Site near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. In 1964, the Secretary of Defense made the announcement that Stead AFB was to be closed and the Helicopter School and Survival School would be relocated. The USAF Helicopter School moved to Sheppard AFB, Texas in late 1965. to Hill AFB, Utah in 1971 and to Kirtland AFB, New Mexico in 1976 where USAF Advanced Helicopter Training is still being conducted. The Survival School was relocated to Fairchild AFB, Washington, where it continues to operate. (See “History of the USAF Helicopter School”). Helicopter training is also conducted by the 23d Flying Training Squadron at Fort Rucker, AL. In 1966, Stead AFB was closed, the airfield transferred to the City of Reno and the housing facilities sold to private individuals.

Facilities and aircraft Reno/Stead Airport covers an area of 5,000 acres (2,023 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 14/32 measuring 9,000 x 150 ft. (2,743 x 46 m) and 8/26 measuring 7,608 x 150 ft. (2,319 x 46 m). For the 12-month period ending November 1, 2007, the airport had 64,000 aircraft operations, an average of 175 per day: 84% general aviation and 16% military. At that time there were 258 aircraft based at this airport: 76% singleengine, 9% multi-engine, 8% jet, 1% helicopter, 1% glider, 1% ultralight and 5% military.

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Reno-Tahoe International Airport Reno-Tahoe International Airport is a joint civil-military 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 nonstop 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 passenger terminal is named after the late US Senator Howard Cannon. The main lobby of the terminal 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.”

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.

Military facilities and aircraft

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 retired Air Force Reserve Major General and 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

■left The airport is also host to Reno Air National Guard Base, an approximately 60 acre complex which was established on the west side of the airport in 1954 when Air National Guard units relocated from the former Stead AFB in Reno.

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The base is home to the 152d Airlift Wing (152 AW), a Nevada Air National Guard unit operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) and equipped with C-130H Hercules aircraft. A tactical fighter and fighter-reconnaissance unit for most of its history, the 152 AW transitioned to a tactical airlift mission in 1995. The wing is the host unit for the base, which is comprised of over 1,100 Air National Guard personnel, both full-time Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) and Air Reserve Technicians (ART), as well as part-time traditional air national guardsmen.

Airlines and destinations 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.

Beckwourth Pass Beckwourth Pass (el.. / 1,591 m) is the lowest mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is located at the eastern edge of the Sierra Valley near the small town of Chilcoot-Vinton, Plumas County, California. Beckwourth Pass is east of Portola, California and northwest of Reno, Nevada. Beckwourth Pass is named in honor of mountain man, explorer and guide James P. Beckwourth, who is credited with the discovery of the pass in 1850. Beckwouth later developed his Beckwourth Trail which originated from Truckee Meadows (now the site of Sparks, Nevada) north to Beckwourth Pass and then west through Plumas, Butte and Yuba counties into California’s great central valley terminating at Marysville, California. State Route 70 and the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly the Western Pacific Railroad) use the pass to cross the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Beckwourth Pass is approached from the west along the railroad’s Feather River Route. Route 70 crosses over the pass; however, the railroad, in order to not exceed the maximum allowable rail grade in its eastern approach, uses a tunnel that is constructed under the pass. The tunnel’s western portal is located at the town of Chilcoot. In 1895, the Sierra Valley Railway, a narrow gauge railroad originating from Reno, Nevada, built its route over the pass. In 1918, the route was abandoned. Part of the route’s road bed is still visible south of the pass on the eastern approach.

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Weather

Events

Historical Weather

Friday, May 1

May

Metamorphoses

High: 66° F

DATE:

Friday, May 1, 7:30pm

Low: 41° F

VENUE:

University of Nevada - Reno

Average: 56° F

PHONE:

1-775-784-1110

Precipitation: 1.27 in

ADDRESS:

1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557

June

WEBSITE:

High: 74° F Low: 47° F Average: 64° F Precipitation: 0.67 in

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Menopause DATE:

Friday, May 1, 8:00pm

July

VENUE:

Eldorado Hotel Casino

High: 84° F

PHONE:

(800) 648-5966

Low: 51° F

ADDRESS:

345 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501

Average: 70° F

WEBSITE:

Precipitation: 0.18 in

August

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High: 83° F

ACSA Northstate Spring Conference

Low: 50° F

A full range of workshops combined with dynamic keynote speakers to provide an exceptional conference for educators.

Average: 69° F Precipitation: 0.19 in

September High: 75° F Low: 47° F Average: 64° F Precipitation: 0.63 in

DATE:

Friday, May 1, 11:00am — 11:00am

VENUE:

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

PHONE:

(775) 789-2000

ADDRESS:

2500 E. Second St., Reno, NV 89595

WEBSITE:

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Tony V DATE:

Friday, May 1, 10:00pm

VENUE:

Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club - Reno

PHONE:

(775) 325-7075

ADDRESS:

407 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89504

WEBSITE:

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Spring Dance Concert Featurning Lily

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Cai Chinese Dance Company DATE:

Friday, May 1, 8:00pm

VENUE:

University of Nevada - Reno

PHONE:

1-775-784-1110

ADDRESS:

1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557

WEBSITE:

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Sammy Hagar & The Wabos DATE:

Friday, May 1, 7:30pm

VENUE:

Harrahs South Shore Showroom

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TONY V DATE:

Friday, May 1, 7:30pm

VENUE:

Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

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Saturday, May 2

PHONE: ADDRESS:

WEBSITE:

15 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

WEBSITE:

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Sammy Hagar Buy Tickets for Sammy Hagar at Harrahs South Shore Showroom on 5/1/2009. DATE:

Friday, May 1, 12:00am

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

WEBSITE:

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Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/1/2009. DATE:

Friday, May 1, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/2/2009. DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

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March for Babies March for Babies is America’s favorite walking event. When you walk, you give hope to the families of babies born too soon or sick. Join the March of Dimes and be a champion for Babies! The walk will be held at the Capital Grounds on Saturday, May 2nd at 9:00 am, with registration between 7:30 and 8:45. If you would like to register as a Corporate, Organization Team or Individual please contact Victoria Crockett, Community Director, at 826-2166 or vcrockett@ marchofdimes.com. There is not a minimum dollar amount to join the walk but we encourage walkers to solicit donations. All proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes and there will be prizes awarded to the top walkers.

WEBSITE:

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Aces - Beavers DATE:

Friday, May 1, 6:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 9:00am — 11:30am

VENUE:

Nevada State Capitol Grounds

ADDRESS:

101 North Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701

WEBSITE:

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Aces - Beavers DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 1:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

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Sunday, May 3

Sammy Hagar

Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/3/2009.

WEBSITE:

Menopause the Musical

sammy hagar Sammy Hagar DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

WEBSITE:

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TONY V DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm

VENUE:

Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

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Daniel Tosh Daniel Tosh

DATE:

Sunday, May 3, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

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Aces - Beavers DATE:

Sunday, May 3, 1:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

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TONY V DATE:

Sunday, May 3, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

Stand-Up/ As Seen on TV / Alternative / Political Humor

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ tony-v-/E0-001-020083876-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Silver Legacy Resort & Casino

Tuesday, May 5

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada

Menopause the Musical

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ daniel-tosh-/E0-001-017166298-5 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

TONY V DATE:

Saturday, May 2, 10:00pm

VENUE:

Catch a Rising Star At Silver Legacy Casino

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/5/2009. DATE:

Tuesday, May 5, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

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WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ menopause-musical-/E0-001-019945142-6 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

BALLYHOO - The b Foundation

Thursday, May 7 Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/7/2009.

Ages: 21+

DATE:

Tuesday, May 5, 10:00pm

VENUE:

Cantina Los Tres Hombres

ADDRESS:

7111 South Virginia, Reno, Nevada 89511

DATE:

Thursday, May 7, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ menopause-musical-/E0-001-019945381-3 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ballyhoob-foundation-/E0-001-019945691-7 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Wednesday, May 6 Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/6/2009. DATE:

Wednesday, May 6, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ menopause-musical-/E0-001-019944829-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

BALLYHOO - The b Foundation Ages: All ages

Friday, May 8 Hot Salsa Fridays at University of Nevada, Grand Finale! Reno - FREE A great way to spend your Friday night. Fun people, music and dancing! Join us for great dancing, meet new people and learn from the best as BB of Salsa Reno, named “Best Salsa Instructor in town” by Reno Magazine, January 2009, will teach a salsa dance workshop that appeals to all levels, from beginners to advanced.

FREE

All Ages

Doors open 7 pm DATE:

Wednesday, May 6, 10:00pm

VENUE:

Whiskey Dicks

Lesson 7:30 to 9 pm

ADDRESS:

2660 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

Dancing 9 pm to Midnight

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/southlaketahoe/events/ ballyhoo-b-foundation-/E0-001-019945701-3 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

2nd Floor Food Court Joe Crowley Student Union

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These Fridays:

visit www.SalsaReno.com or call 530 927-9451

January 30th February 13th February 27th March 6th

DATE:

Friday, May 8, 7:00pm — 12:00am

VENUE:

Joe Crowley Student Union

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada

WEBSITE:

March 27th April 10th

http://eventful.com/reno/events/hotsalsa-fridays-university-nevada-grandfinale-reno-/E0-001-020110025-8 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Menopause the Musical Grand Finale May 8th

Sponsored by:

Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/8/2009. DATE:

Friday, May 8, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

Salsa Reno

http://eventful.com/reno/events/menopausemusical-/E0-001-019944876-9 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

University of Nevada, Reno

Aces - Grizzlies

Joe Crowley Student Union USAC, University Studies Abroad Consortium

DATE:

Friday, May 8, 6:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/acesgrizzlies-/E0-001-019363752-9 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Joe Crowley Student Union

Saturday, May 9 North Virginia and 15th Street 1664 North Virginia St.

Sno Core Tour 09 with Static X, Saliva, Burn Halo, and The Flood New Oasis Burn Halo

Reno 2nd Floor, Food Court For more information:

There a new band with James Hart of Eighteen Visions

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Aces - Grizzlies

Saliva Saliva DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 7:00pm

VENUE:

Stoney’s

ADDRESS:

71 South Wells Avenue, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/snocore-tour-09-static-x-saliva-burn-haloand-flood-/E0-001-020011445-8 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Bettye Lavette Buy Tickets for Bettye Lavette at Harrahs South Shore Showroom on 5/9/2009.

DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 1:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/acesgrizzlies-/E0-001-019363637-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Saliva BAND LINEUP Saliva (Island - Def Jam) Static-X (Warner Brothers) Burn Halo

DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 12:00am

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

The Flood

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/stateline/events/ bettye-lavette-/E0-001-020239856-8 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Rick Springfield Rick Springfield Powerpop / Rock / Classic Rock DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 12:00am

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 6:00pm

VENUE:

New Oasis

ADDRESS:

2100 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/sparks/events/ saliva-/E0-001-019807030-3 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Lacey Mattison - Lisa McCuiston Ages: 21+

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/stateline/events/ rick-springfield-/E0-001-018144903-7 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/9/2009. DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ menopause-musical-/E0-001-019949596-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Once again Lisa McCuiston will be celebrating the season with an acoustic event. She will be showcasing new songs and I’ll be joining her for some back up vocals and sharing some of my originals. The show is free, so bring a good drinking appetite! See you there! DATE:

Saturday, May 9, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Scruples Unplugged

ADDRESS:

91 West Plumb Ln, Reno, Nevada 89509

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ lacey-mattison-lisa-mccuiston-/ E0-001-019820771-2 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

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Sunday, May 10 Menopause the Musical Buy Tickets for Menopause the Musical at Eldorado Casino on 5/10/2009. DATE:

Sunday, May 10, 12:00am

VENUE:

El Dorado Casino (Reno, NV)

ADDRESS:

Fourth at Sierra, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/menopausemusical-/E0-001-019944960-7 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Aces - Grizzlies DATE:

Sunday, May 10, 1:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/acesgrizzlies-/E0-001-019363634-4 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Monday, May 11 Aces - Grizzlies DATE:

Monday, May 11, 6:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/acesgrizzlies-/E0-001-019363633-5 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Thursday, May 14 The Western and Midwestern Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (WAMOPA) 14th Annual Meeting The 2009 annual Western and Midwestern Orthotic and Prosthetic Association will be held May 14-16th at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel in Sparks/Reno, Nevada. Here are some of the highlights for the 3 day event: The three day program will be featuring CEU accredited (24 credits approved!) Professional programs for ABC, BOC, and C.PED attendees presenting new products and new patient care procedures. The two day accredited (16 credits approved) Technician Program on Friday and Saturday addresses current and new cutting edge fabrication techniques. As always, the Don Colwell Memorial Golf Tournament will be

on Thursday Morning at Red Hawk Golf Course. The golf awards banquet will be hosted at the reception on Friday night in the exhibit area. This is always a fun time to meet and greet your colleagues and toast the winners. The nearly two hundred practitioners and technicians attending the meeting along with over seventy-five exhibitors will include people from over twenty states in the U.S.. The Western and Midwestern Prosthetic and Orthotic Association(WAMOPA) board of directors look forward to having you join us this year! DATE:

Thursday, May 14, 12:00am — 12:00am

VENUE:

Nugget Resort Casino Hotel

ADDRESS: 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, Nevada Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

Friday, May 15 Dredg Dredg DATE:

Friday, May 15, 8:30pm

VENUE:

The Underground

ADDRESS:

555 East 4the Street, Reno, Nevada 89512

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ dredg-/E0-001-020282900-4 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Corinne West Ages: All ages

On support for The Greencards www.devildogshows.com DATE:

Friday, May 15, 9:00pm

VENUE:

Crystal Bay Club Casino

ADDRESS:

14 State Route 28, South Lake Tahoe, California

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/southlaketahoe/events/ corinne-west-/E0-001-020147689-6 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

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Saturday, May 16

Friday, May 22

Joan Rivers

Staind

Buy Tickets for Joan Rivers at Harrahs South Shore Showroom on 5/16/2009.

Staind Alternative / Rock / Hardcore

DATE:

Saturday, May 16, 12:00am

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

DATE:

Friday, May 22, 8:00pm

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

VENUE:

Reno Ballroom

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/stateline/events/ joan-rivers-/E0-001-019917235-2 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Loudon Wainwright III

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ staind-/E0-001-019589355-4 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Loudon Wainwright Iii

Saturday, May 23

music

Robin Trower

DATE:

Saturday, May 16, 12:00am

VENUE:

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel Resort

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/loudonwainwright-iii-/E0-001-019773120-3 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Buy Tickets for Robin Trower at Harrahs South Shore Showroom on 5/23/2009. DATE:

Saturday, May 23, 12:00am

VENUE:

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

ADDRESS:

15 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada

WEBSITE:

Hot Tuna Buy Tickets for Hot Tuna at John Ascuaga’s Nugget- Rose Ballroom on 5/16/2009.

http://eventful.com/stateline/events/ robin-trower-/E0-001-019921448-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

DATE:

Saturday, May 16, 12:00am

Saturday, May 30

VENUE:

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel Resort

Twain Harte A La Carte

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ hot-tuna-/E0-001-019757853-4 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Riders in the Sky Buy Tickets for Riders in the Sky at Reno Events Center on 5/16/2009.

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte presents its 13th Annual Twain Harte A La Carte. Enjoy wine and gourmet food tasting in the beautiful surroundings of a mountain town. Silent and live auctions, as well as a raffle. Ticket price includes wine glass. Proceeds benefit local charities. This is one of two major fundraisers for us. For tickets, please call 209-586-5565. DATE:

Saturday, May 30, 5:00pm — 7:00pm Meadow Lane, Downtown Twain Harte

DATE:

Saturday, May 16, 12:00am

VENUE:

VENUE:

Reno Events Center

ADDRESS:

ADDRESS:

400 North Center Street, Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ riders-sky-/E0-001-019756934-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Meadow Lane, Twain Harte, California 95383 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

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Friday, June 5

Friday, June 12

First Fridays In The Park

Aces - Bees

June, july, august, september, come to murphys community park for a fun family time.............Listen to local musicians, enjoy inexpensive food and drinks prepared by local restaurants, wineries, etc. join friends and neighbors in having old fashion fun and support the park! for further information, call, 728-2788, murphys community club

Bees Indie Rock Band DATE:

Friday, June 12, 7:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

DATE:

Friday, June 5, 5:30pm — 8:00pm

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

VENUE:

Murphys Community Park, Algiers St. Murphys, Ca.

WEBSITE:

ADDRESS:

ALGIERS STREET, Murphys, California 95247 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ aces-bees-/E0-001-019412329-0 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Saturday, June 13 Thursday, June 11

Aces - Bees Bees

Aces - Bees Bees

Indie Rock Band

Indie Rock Band

DATE:

Saturday, June 13, 7:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

DATE:

Thursday, June 11, 7:05pm

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

WEBSITE:

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ aces-bees-/E0-001-019412328-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ aces-bees-/E0-001-019363256-0 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Julio Iglesias

The Andrews Brothers - the new ‘40’s musical The Andrews Brothers the new ‘40’s musical By Roger Bean Directed by Scott Gilbert Musical Direction: Ken Hardin Choreographer: George Jayne This show repeats every week between June 11 and August 2 with the following days and times: Thurs 7 p.m., Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun Matinee 2 p.m.

DATE:

Saturday, June 13, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

ADDRESS:

407 N Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89505 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

DATE:

Thursday, June 11, 7:00pm — 12:00am

Sunday, June 14

VENUE:

Nevada Theater

Aces - Bees

ADDRESS: 401 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

Bees Indie Rock Band

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DATE:

Sunday, June 14, 1:05pm

VENUE:

Sierra Nevada Stadium

ADDRESS:

Reno, Nevada 89501

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ aces-bees-/E0-001-019412330-6 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Comedian DATE:

Saturday, July 4, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Peppermill Casino Resort

ADDRESS:

2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

Friday, June 19 Summer Solstice Splash Dogs Fun Jump and Competition Can Your Dog Fly? Reno, Nevada. Local dog lovers are invited to try one of the Country’s hottest new dog sports when Splash Dogs comes to Reno, Nevada for a high-flying, tailwagging event during the summer of 2009. Sponsored by Tamarack Junction Casino and the Nevada State Fair, and presented by volunteers from northern Nevada’s own dog diving club H3D (High Desert Dive Dogs). Dogs fly high for fun and prizes during the two-day Summer Solstice Splash Dogs Fun Jump and Competition June 19 -21 at the Tamarack Junction Casino in south Reno. Competition jumps will be held throughout the weekend. On Sunday the event’s top dogs compete in Junior Handler, Open and Pro Finals. Splash Dogs competitions are open to anyone with a canine partner who loves to run, jump, fetch and swim. Newcomers are invited to give dog-diving a try during practice sessions for $10 a day. Experienced H3D club members will be on hand to help beginners get started. Splash Dog competitions are also great spectator events, featuring high flying dogs from throughout the West. Many of the dogs fly 20 to 25 FEET as the competition heats up. H3D is a non-profit club dedicated to teaching and promoting the safe and fun methods of dog dock jumping. Members of H3D regularly compete in events in Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. Club members practice most weekend mornings on the east side of the Sparks Marina. New members are always welcome. For more information about the club and the Reno competitions, visit www.canyourdogfly.com. DATE:

Friday, June 19, 12:00am — 12:00am

VENUE:

Tamarack Junction Casino

ADDRESS: 13101 S. Virginia S, Reno, Nevada 89511 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

Saturday, July 4 Ron White Ron White

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ ron-white-/E0-001-020110107-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Saturday, July 25 Bear Valley Music Festival In four decades, the Bear Valley Music Festival has developed into one of the country’s most acclaimed summer festivals. Each July and August, musicians, headliner entertainers, opera and pops singers fill the stage of the Festival’s venue - a 1200 person tent nestled against a granite background. The three week Festival offers something for everyone and all ages: symphonic programs, Chamber and Baroque concerts, a fully staged opera, Pops, Jazz, a unique, free Children’s concert, lively auctions and much more. Tour bus and RV parking available. DATE:

Saturday, July 25, 7:00pm — 10:00pm

VENUE:

Perry Walther Building Parking Lot A

ADDRESS:

3 Bear Valley Road, Bear Valley, California 95223 Listing courtesy of Upcoming.org, http://upcoming.org

Wednesday, July 29 Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Time: 7:30 PMPrice: $50.00, $67.50, $97.50, and $137.50 Venue: Harveys Outdoor Arena Online Reservations: Ticketmaster Four time winner of the County Music Awards coveted Entertainer of the Year honor, Kenny Chesney brings his 2009 Sun City Carnival tour to Lake Tahoe for an exclusive onenight engagement. Fresh off the release of his thirteenth and most recent album, Lucky Old Sun, Chesney has become one of the most popular touring acts in country music, regularly selling out venues across the county. Chesney entertained over one million fans in each of his three pre-

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vious summer tours. Three albums, When the Sun Goes Down, No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, and Greatest Hits all have passed quadruple platinum status. Consistently turning out heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies, Chesney has racked up a slew of hit records and a legion of devoted fans. Songs that have reached number one status on the Billboard country charts include, Better than a Memory, Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, The Good Stuff, You Had Me at Hello, There Goes My Life, When the Sun Goes Down, Living in Fast Forward, Summertime, How Forever Feels, and Beer in Mexico. Miranda Lambert plays no second fiddle on this night. On the heals of her sophomore album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the follow up to her nearly platinum selling debut Kerosene, which debuted at number one on the country charts (only six new artists have entered at the top) and went on to earn her a Grammy nomination, Lamberts career is skyrocketing. This 25 year old singer/songwriter and small town Texas girl can always be counted on to deliver a heartfelt, emotional performance. Every song on my album is something I care about, she says. Something I want to get across to people and you can hear that in my singing. Newcomers Lady Antebellum join Lambert and Chesney on stage performing their unique blend of classic country mixed with 1960s Rhythm & Blues presented with a razorsharp contemporary edge. Already earning Top New Group honors at the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards, this powerful trio is not to be missed.

DATE:

Wednesday, July 29, 7:30pm

VENUE:

Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheatre

ADDRESS:

Stateline, Nevada 89449

Mike Love Country Rock

The Beach Boys Music DATE:

Saturday, August 8, 9:00pm

VENUE:

Peppermill Casino Resort

ADDRESS:

2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ beach-boys-/E0-001-020106635-2 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Saturday, August 15 Diana Krall Diana Krall Sultry Jazz Singer DATE:

Saturday, August 15, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Peppermill Casino Resort

ADDRESS:

2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/ diana-krall-/E0-001-020110113-2 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/stateline/events/ kenny-chesney-miranda-lambert-ladyantebellum-/E0-001-020079145-1 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

Saturday, September 26 Bret Michaels

Saturday, August 8 Beach Boys

Bret Michaels Rock

Herb Dixon Sound Impressionist

DATE:

Saturday, September 26, 8:00pm

VENUE:

Peppermill Casino Resort

ADDRESS:

2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89502

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WEBSITE:

http://eventful.com/reno/events/bretmichaels-/E0-001-020106637-0 Listing courtesy of Eventful, http://eventful.com

References This guide includes text from the Wikitravel and Wikipedia articles listed below, and available at http://wikitravel.org and http://wikipedia.org. A list of contributors to the text is available from each article. This text is made available to you under the terms of the Creative Commons AttributionShareAlike 1.0 Generic License (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/). Wikitravel, Reno, Nevada — http://wikitravel.org/en/ Reno,_Nevada Wikipedia, Sparks, Nevada — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Sparks,_Nevada Wikipedia, Wild Horse Ranch — http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Wild_Horse_Ranch Wikipedia, Wild Horse Adult Resort & Spa — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Horse_Adult_Resort_%26_Spa Wikipedia, Carson Range — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Carson_Range Wikipedia, Mount Rose (Washoe County, Nevada) — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rose_%28Washoe_ County%2C_Nevada%29 Wikipedia, Spanish Springs Airport — http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Spanish_Springs_Airport Wikipedia, Reno Stead Airport — http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Reno_Stead_Airport Wikipedia, Reno-Tahoe International Airport — http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno-Tahoe_International_Airport Wikipedia, Beckwourth Pass — http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Beckwourth_Pass Eventful — http://eventful.com Zvents — http://zvents.com Upcoming — http://upcoming.yahoo.com Accuweather — http://www.accuweather.com/ Yahoo Finance — http://finance.yahoo.com Google Maps — http://maps.google.com Yelp — http://yelp.com

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Sample: Sparks Off Beat Guide