News and information about what's happening around town in Reno and Sparks Nevada.

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April 4 single game tickets went on sale and they sold out the first game in 30 minutes. There are still some great half and full season packages available. The Reno Aces who is the farm team for the Arizona Diamond backs will open their season on April 17 against the "Salt Lake City Bees". Our Aces are in the Pacific Coast Triple A baseball league and will be facing other opponents such as the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Sacramento River Cats.

I don't know if a lot of people know we have had baseball here since back in the the late 1940's. Link Piazzo, founder of the Sportsmen Sporting good store, did the broadcasting for the " Reno Silver Sox". Back then they played in Moana Stadium which was built in 1946 by Lou Berrum on the old rodeo grounds at…

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Go to a UNR game

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The University of Nevada-Reno has a lot going on for all of us to enjoy.


Mens Basketball games are very entertaining from the second you step into Lawlor Events Center.  The crowd will already be loud and cheering, awaiting the arrival of the Wolf Pack to step onto the court.  The team is fairly young, but the games have been really good and most have been nail biters up to the end of the game.  The average home game attendance is approx. 7059 screaming fans.  The next home game is will be Friday, February 20 at 6:00 pm, against Virginia Commonwealth for the ESPNU Bracket Buster tournament.  For a list of the full schedule of games click here. 


Women’s Basketball games are in full swing as well.  Their overall record is 13-9 and…

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Let’s go skiing

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Reno is a great area for skiers.  There are 18 ski areas that are reachable within an hours drive of Reno.  That’s right, 18 ski resorts that offer great skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing.  With the high elevations in Tahoe and the Donner Summit areas we get up to about 20 foot snow packs which means you can sometimes ski from November to the beginning on July.  Everyone loves the spring ski season.  You can go ski in the morning then golf or bike ride in the afternoon.  It’s a great time for all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy it all.

 

If skiing doesn’t interest you then you can also go to the other snow parks in the area that offer snowmobiles, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, dog sledding and more. 

 

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(This is the 1st in a series of blogs about the many fun things to do in Reno and the surrounding areas)

 

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Take a drive to Virginia City (about 23 miles outside Reno) and plan to stay for a few hours.  It’s about a 30 – 45 minute drive up a curvy road and well worth it.  Park your car and walk up the old wooden walkways to all the stores, saloons, museums and more.  Take a train ride through the historic mining areas, it takes about 35 minutes.  Take the kids through the fudge factory and watch them make all sorts of sweets and of course taste them all.  You can even take a tour of an old mine.  One of the many historic buildings include Pipers Opera House.  Built in 1885 and still being used.  Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill and President Grant were among…

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Despite the bad economy there are about six construction sites still plugging along in downtown Reno. Baseball is the driving force with the Triple A Reno Aces set to open their season next April in their new downtown stadium expected to bring approximately 5,000 people to the area. There will also be an entertainment district including shops and restaurants.  There will also be a renovation of the historic Freight house that will be converted to a restaurant. The Hyatt hotel chain will be opening a 6 story hotel just one block from the river.

The West Street market is set to open on December 6 and will include 17 shops and restaurants in another historic district of brick buildings on the river. I recently hosted the Dickson Realty Real Estate today…

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Well, Reno built one why can’t Sparks follow its big brother and be able to have a little white water fun?  It was an overwhelming success in the downtown Reno area and was a catalyst for the downtown re-gentrification. The problem, according to the Nevada office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is that it threatens the ability of Native fish to return to their spawning grounds. The big difference in the two projects is that the Reno Park was built on an already disturbed section of the river, where as the Sparks section is undisturbed and offers some of the best fish habitat in the area.

 

The truckee river winds 116 miles from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid lake.

 

The 2.2 million dollar project is expected to open next spring and is to…

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