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Teen Helping Single Mothers in Need

Updated: 12/27/2010 - A local teen is giving back to her community. She founded a program that’s geared to helping struggling moms.

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Food Bank Still Needs Your Help

Updated: 12/20/2010 - The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is urging people to donate food, since more than half the people it feeds are children.

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Christmas Turkey Shortage at Carson City Food Pantry

Posted: 12/16/2010 - Nearly 650 families have asked them for help this Christmas, but so far F.I.S.H food pantry in Carson City doesn’t have enough to meet a growing need. As they prepare to distribute those meals on Monday, Director of Friends In Service Helping, Jim Peckham, says they're still 200 turkeys short. “We, unfortunately, have run very shy on donations for turkeys.” he explains as he calls other local agencies looking for help.

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Veterans Helping Veterans

Posted: 12/17/2010 - A fledgling non-profit is focusing on giving back to those who have served our country. The Veteran Training Center helps veterans get back on their feet and take charge of their lives.

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Wells Fargo Hosts Mexican Consulate

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Drivers on Plumb Lane in Reno witnessed an usual sight outside Wells Fargo Bank throughout the day Friday.

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RPD K-9 "Tip-A-Dog" Fundraiser

Reno Police Department

Updated: 09/30/2010 - Support Reno Police Department's K-9 Unit by going out to eat. Chili’s Restaurant on N. McCarran is hosting a "Tip-a-Dog" fundraiser for the department starting Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.

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First Day For Students At UNR's New Center

University of Nevada, Reno

Updated: 08/23/2010 - It’s the first day of classes at UNR. It’s also the first day every student on campus will get a chance to take classes at the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

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Tahoe Pantry Shelves Bare

Updated: 08/20/2010 - As unemployment numbers rise, so does demand at area food pantries.

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Free Swimming in Sun Valley

Updated: 06/25/2010 - The Sun Valley Pool, which was built in 1981, has new solar panels, pumps and pipes thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through the state. Officials from Sun Valley GID and Washoe County have been working for more than a year to keep the pool open and up to code.

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Seniors Fear Loss of County Support

Updated: 05/11/2010 - Seniors living mostly on fixed incomes depend on meals, services and companionship found at Centers around Washoe County. However, budget struggles have meant tough cuts, reducing Washoe County Senior Services staff by nearly 20% since 2007.

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Schools Awarded for Dealing With Bullies

Updated: 04/09/2010 - Three Washoe County Schools received the “No More Bullies” award Friday. Double Diamond Elementary, Reed High and Pine Middle School got the awards for outstanding efforts to end bullying on campus. The honor comes with a check for more than $700 to fund anti-bullying education.

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$2.5 Million More in WCSD Cuts

Updated: 04/06/2010 - It’s the largest reduction ever for the Washoe County School District. Superintendent Heath Morrison announced a successful contract agreement with Central Services employees Monday. The agreement reduces spending by $2.5 million through cuts and reorganization of mid-level managers, administration and support positions.

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Water Taxi at Lake Tahoe Considered

Posted: 04/03/2010 - TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) - A former San Francisco lawyer is seeking government approval for a pilot program for a public water taxi at Lake Tahoe.

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Bahrke Medals on Reno-Made Skis

Updated: 02/16/2010 - Women's mogul skier Shannon Bahrke of Tahoe City is taking home the Bronze Medal from the Vancouver Olympics. With her win, another Olympic dream is realized. During her race, Bahrke wore Moment Skis, which are hand-made here in Reno.

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Douglas County Drug Roundup

Updated: 01/29/2010 - Douglas County Sheriff’s officers are hoping to protect teens from prescription medication by holding a community wide drug roundup. They are teaming up with local pharmacies to collect and safely dispose of the pills. Pet medications, needles, and prescription liquids will also be accepted at collection sites.

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Parking Officer Gives Chase, Calls for Backup

Updated: 01/12/2010 - The actions of a Reno Parking Enforcement Officer are under review, after a road rage incident escalates into a standoff in a Northwest neighborhood. The off-duty city employee was angered during an encounter with another driver. Driving an unmarked personal vehicle, he chased the other driver to a home on Nicholette Drive.

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The Fight Against Christmas Commercialism

Updated: 12/21/2009 - Each year as retailers gear up for the holidays, the usual rhetoric begins. Churches and activists cry out against Christmas commercialism and in support of the deeper meaning of the holiday. In this struggling economy, the idea is starting to take hold.

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Suicide Attempts Increasing in Washoe County

Updated: 10/15/2014 - Loss of life is a growing consequence of our down economy. 40 people in Washoe County took their own lives last year. While the complete data is not yet available, experts say we will likely see double that number of suicide deaths in 2009.

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