Updated: 04/11/2005 - This new reality of shrinking state budgets, legislators are considering a retirement benefit cut for state employees. Those in favor of the bill say it could save the state a half billion dollars over the next 30 years. If passed, only those employees hired after *next July will be affected. Retirement benefits for current employees and those already retired will not be touched.
Updated: 04/11/2005 - The former Anaconda open pit mine sprawls across 36-hundred acres of land on the west side of Mason Valley...a few miles from Yerington. It's no longer in operation, but there are concerns about the continuing impact it's having on the environment there. Longtime residents will remember it as the Anaconda Copper Mine at Weed Heights. It produced millions of dollars of copper during its years of operation, but the concern lies with what producing that copper left behind.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - Winter is paying a return visit to the Sierra and northern Nevada. Snow that began falling during the night in the Sierra has moved into western Nevada.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - The Sparks Planning Commission unanimously recommended tentative approval tonight for a 41 acre shopping center near the southeast corner of Pyramid Highway and Los Altos Parkway. The proposed Sparks Crossing shopping center would be located directly across Pyramid Highway from the existing Kohl’s store and a new Wal-Mart Superstore that is currently under construction.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - A popular pain killer was taken off the market today, and the Food and Drug Administration wants tougher warnings about increased risk of heart attack and stroke on similar drugs. Bextra will no longer be available on the market. It along with Vioxx and Celebrex is known as an NSAID--and in a special subclass of drugs called Cox-2 inhibitors.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - Students at Peavine Elementary got a lesson this morning on landmines. Rosa, an eleven-year-old Belgian MAL-en-WA, visited the school.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - There's growing concern in the Pentagon. The Army and the Marine Corps are finding it increasingly difficult to meet recruiting goals. So they've sharpened their marketing strategy targeting the parents of young recruits. They say they've been able to meet their goals, but....from what they tell us of their own experience, the new marketing focus may be just what's needed.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - An alarming increase in the number of car break-ins in three particular areas of Reno has police officers urging people to make their cars a less inviting target. It has become a smash and grab spree of almost two hundred cars just in the last month. And these break-ins are targeting specific areas of Reno.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - You probably remember the giant United States flag erected above Carson City just after the nine-eleven attacks. The flag sat proudly on C-hill ... Until winds and vandals did the flag in. But there's and effort to bring the flag back to life, and make sure it will stand the test of time.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - Gas stations in the Truckee Meadows are up and running today, after a pipeline leak in the Sierra stalled deliveries to the area yesterday. The leak happened near Donner Lake on a pipeline that brings gasoline and jet fuel from the Sacramento area to Reno. Officials say the faulty section of the pipe has since been replaced.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - There was gasoline a leak in the Kinder Morgan pipe line that brings the fuel to Reno and Sparks. They believe it is located near Donner Lake on the California side of the Sierra, buried under several feet of hard-pack snow. Technicians say pipeline is fixed. But some experts still expect the leak to make a dent on local gas supplies. And that could have a major impact on the prices we pay at the pump.
Updated: 04/04/2005 - Bishop Phillip Straling, Bishop of the Diocese of Reno, announces there will be special masses in memory of Pope John Paul II.
Updated: 04/04/2005 - A home in Northwest Reno has been destroyed by a fire. The fire happened at 1930 Prince Charles Court. That's near King's Row in Northwest Reno.