The World’s First Eco-District Comes to Reno

Written By: Farah Vitale Architects are working on the initial phases of the world’s first high desert biome eco-district, West 2nd District. It’s a new 1.2 billion purpose built neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Reno. Developers, Don J Clark Group and landscape architects Office of Cheryl Barton (OCB) are currently working on the project. They…

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Check Out the Reno Puzzle Room

Written By: Farah Vitale If you’re looking for a unique way to spend your day, the puzzle room is open in Reno. This fun brain teaser is a great way to spend the day with your friends and family. They lock you in the room for an hour with a mission. You have one hour…

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Reno Works to Improve Motels

Written By: Farah Vitale Motels in Reno are going to be undergoing a lot of changes, and they’re all for the better! Blighted motels in Reno have been a growing problem, so Mayor Schieve plans to solve the issue. Motels are a very important to tourism in Reno but also as a new short term…

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A Bionic Suit Could Help Paraplegics Walk Again

Written By: Farah Vitale A bionic suit could change the future for paraplegics, at least temporarily. The machine, called an exoskeleton, is a set of bionic feet, legs and hips that are connected to one another. It helps people with spinal injuries move around. Researchers shared their work with the exoskeleton system while at the…

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Reno Mural Honors Organ Donors

Written By: Farah Vitale On Friday, a small crowd gathered to dedicate a very special mural to a woman named Dori Barmettler. She lost her 15-year-old daughter Makayla to a car accident two and a half years ago. Barmettler ended up making one of the hardest decisions a mother can make. She donated her daughter’s organs. So by doing…

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The Reno-Tahoe Area is Changing Their Brand

Written By: Farah Vitale The Reno-Tahoe area is updating their brand! As we know, Reno is continuing to progress and now holds a totally new perspective from residents. The new brand is: Ambition. Grit. Adventure. These themes were as part of “The Great Contrast” representing more millennials in the area. They see them as sort…

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Reno River Fest Continues

Written By: Farah Vitale Reno River Fest went well this weekend much to the surprise of many. The Truckee River is running high and historically fast right now, about 6,000 cubic feet per second. That’s about five times what’s normal for this time of year. A very rare sight for many who have lived in…

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Apple Invests $1 Billion Dollars to Expand Data Center

Written By: Farah Vitale Apple is working to expand it’s data center east of Reno by investing $1 billion dollars! Reno City Council happily agreed to a deal for Google to invest millions of dollars in sales tax abatements for the data center at the Reno Technology Park. It’s located in the Truckee River canyon east…

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Proterra Tests Electric Buses in Reno

Written By: Farah Vitale Proterra will begin the first tests in the U.S. of auto driving technology for large transit vehicles in Reno. Proterra makes electric buses backed by Silicon Valley venture investors. They want to find out whether they can use this system, created by the University of Nevada, Reno, in public transportation. This…

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Discovery Museum Creates Program for Kids with Autism

Written By: Farah Vitale The Discovery Museum has made a new program for autistic kids. It is hard for autistic kids to socialize in loud places. This is a huge struggle for parents, finding a way to let their child play while enjoying themselves. Once a month, the museum will hold an event just for…

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