Posted: 12/30/2008 - Bruce Breslow, a former Sparks mayor and television sportscaster, said Tuesday that in his new job as head of the state Nuclear Projects Office he'll continue Nevada's fight against federal plans to open the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump.
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.
Posted: 12/27/2008 - Crews gradually restored electrical service across parts of Oahu on Saturday after a power failure blacked out the island's population of about 900,000 and thousands of visitors including President-elect Barack Obama.
Posted: 12/24/2008 - Forecasters on Wednesday said the Lake Tahoe region was in for a Christmas Day wallop from Mother Nature that could bring up to 4 feet of snow to the higher elevations.
Posted: 12/24/2008 - City's community development director tapped to handle city manager duties in the interim.
Updated: 12/26/2008 - Flu season has officially arrived in Washoe County.
Updated: 12/22/2008 - School Closures and Changes
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.
Updated: 12/19/2008 - Several of today's incoming & outgoing flights have been either canceled or delayed. Click here for details on which flights.
Updated: 12/19/2008 - A Sparks detective who helped track down a sexual predator has been named the city's police officer of the year.
Posted: 12/16/2008 - A new study by the American Cancer Association shows cancer rates are decreasing across the board, except when it comes to incidence rates of lung cancer. In Nevada, health experts say the findings are especially troublesome, given our high number of smokers.
Updated: 12/16/2008 - Continuous snowfall between Sunday night and Monday morning kept snow plow operators busy clearing the way for commuters. Streets Maintenance Manager, Darrel Ellis says a snow and ice control plan for Washoe County assigns priority to the area's most heavily traveled streets. But when the snow comes in waves, crews have to go back to the beginning before they can move forward.