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Memorial Fund Helps Kids With Dental Needs

Updated: 03/08/2009 - When finances are tight many families make sacrifices to get by. Thanks to the generosity of local dentists though hundreds of kids will get the care they need even if their families can't afford it.

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Free Electronics Recycling in Reno

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Tossing out old electronics is dangerous. Many contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury and arsenic. If you take those items to the dump you will pay an environmental impact fee. If you got a new TV or computer this holiday and you’re wondering what to do with the one you already had, an upcoming event in Reno may help.

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Highest Unemployment Rate for Nevada in 24 Years

Updated: 12/20/2008 - Nevada's unemployment rate jumped to 8 percent for the month of November. That's the highest it has been since February 1984. It’s also higher than the national average of 6.7 percent. According to the State Department of Employment 111,700 Nevadans are without work this holiday season, and those numbers are expected to grow in the New Year.

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Nominate a "Kid You Should Know"

Posted: 11/03/2008 - KOLO 8 News is looking for kids who are making a difference in their community. Each month we feature an outstanding person under the age of 18.

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Home Sales up in September Nationwide

Posted: 10/27/2008 - An abundance of available homes is leading to some great deals for local buyers. According to national statistics, median-home-prices are down more than nine percent from last year.

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Local Family Gets a Little Green

Updated: 10/18/2008 - This year the economy has been especially hard on Nevada's construction industry. Despite tough times of their own, the Nevada Contractors Board and the Nevada Landscapers association have teamed up to help struggling families in the Silver State.

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Family Shelter and Resource Center Grand Opening

Posted: 09/26/2008 - After several years of planning and construction, the doors are finally opening on Reno’s Community Assistance Center. Now homeless and less fortunate individuals in the area can find all the services they need under one roof.

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Natchez Elementary Unveils Solar Power Project

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Students and community members around Nachez Elementary School in Wadsworth celebrated a welcome new addition with barbeque, and their special guest - the sun. Thanks to Black Rock Solar these students are now harnessing the suns’ energy.

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Fresh Fish in the Truckee

Posted: 03/19/2008 - It's officially spring and fishing season is underway here in Nevada. While most of us are looking to pull the slippery little guys out of the water, the state's department of wildlife was at the Truckee River Wednesday dumping them in the waterway.

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Growing Number of Elderly Face Hunger

Posted: 12/13/2007 - Food Bank of Northern Nevada, receives enough funding from the Federal Government, to feed just over two-thousand people per year. Unfortunately there are more than 12,000 hungry seniors, who rely on the generosity of the community to bridge the gap in our community.

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Sierra Safari Zoo Winter Food Drive

Updated: 12/05/2007 - This year, the Sierra Safari Zoo has seen many new babies and with them, many new costs. You can help feed those animals, by donated money throughout the winter.

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Go Local for Holiday Gift Giving

Updated: 12/03/2007 - The Nevada Spirit Magazine just released it's "Made in Nevada" Holiday Gift Guide. Every gift is made right here, in the Silver State!

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Osmond Lead Singer in Reno

Updated: 11/13/2007 - Merrill Osmond, the lead singer for the famous Osmand family, stopped by the KOLO 8 studios to chat with Daybreak about the death of his father, his sister starring on "Dancing with the Stars" and his upcoming role in "The Spirit of Christmas."

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Heroes at Home

Posted: 11/09/2007 - In honor of Veteran's Day, ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition" is teaming up with the rehabilitation organization "Rebuilding Together" to help hundreds of veterans fix up their homes.

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Free Homecare for Veterans

Posted: 11/07/2007 - Homewatch Caregivers is offering 20 hours of free "homecare" for all Veterans, throughout the month of November.

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PETCO Helps Victims of Southern California Fires

Posted: 11/02/2007 - Local PETCO stores and the PETCO Foundation are raising money to help animals that became the victims of the devastating wildland fires in Southern California.

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Fun and Safe Halloween Ideas

Updated: 11/05/2007 - A list of fun and safe Halloween trick or treating options in the Truckee Meadows.

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Halloween Spooktacular at KOLO 8

Updated: 10/30/2007 - Come by the KOLO 8 studios on Halloween morning for an open house with trick or treating and lots more!

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Ashley's Second Chance

Updated: 10/22/2007 - Teenager Ashley Stuart was killed in a car crash this June, and her mother wants other teens to get the second chance that Ashley never had.

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KOLO Kickoff Grillathon!

Updated: 10/08/2007 - The Little Nugget's "Awful Awful" takes home the Golden Spatula in week one of the KOLO Kickoff Grillathon.

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Race for the Cure

Posted: 10/02/2007 - The 9th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off Sunday, October 7th.

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