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Officials In Reno Region Say They Can Handle Growth From Tesla’s Battery Factory

Regional officials say the Reno area can handle a growth spike fueled by construction of Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory, but it will involve a hefty price tag with uncertainty over who will foot the bill.

12/14/2014

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Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Reno-Tahoe Area

ore than 4,000 customers in the Reno-Tahoe area remained without power Friday, a day after an intense storm produced winds of up to nearly 150 mph and dropped as much as 22 inches of snow.

12/12/2014

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Nearly 2 Feet Of Snow Boosts Sierra Ski Resorts

Mid-week storms dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe, where Sugar Bowl opens for its 75th season on Saturday and ski resorts up and down the Sierra are feeling much better about conditions than they did a week ago.

12/05/2014

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Man Accused Of Drowning Dog With Bowling Ball Arrested In Reno

Police in Nevada have arrested a man suspected of tying a bowling ball to a dog and drowning it in Sacramento’s American River.

11/06/2014

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Surge In Sierra Bears Reported; 9 Caught In 2 Days

An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with nine hungry bruins captured since Wednesday morning near Reno and Lake Tahoe as an ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains.

10/03/2014

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Man Pleads Not Guilty In 2012 Kidnapping Of 15-Year-Old Boy, Girl

A 47-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he kidnapped a 15-year-old boy and girl in California and brought them to Reno in hopes the girl would engage in illegal sex.

10/03/2014

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Reno Has Dense Smoke Advisory For Second Day In A Row

For the second day in a row, the National Weather Service has issued a “dense smoke advisory” for Reno and much of the Sierra’s eastern front as the smoky haze from a California wildfire nearly 100 miles away again pushed air quality into the unhealthy range.

09/23/2014

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King Fire Prompts Dense Smoke Advisory For Sierra

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Smoke Advisory for an area stretching from north of Reno to south of Gardnerville and throughout Lake Tahoe.

09/22/2014

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Nevada Lawmakers Scrutinizing Details Of Tesla Factory Tax Breaks And Incentives

Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick says it’s too early to say whether a huge package of tax breaks and incentives needed to land Tesla Motors Inc.’s lithium battery factory will have smooth sailing at a special legislative session next week.

09/05/2014

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Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips Near Sacramento

Looking for somewhere inexpensive to head off to this weekend? Here’s a list of the best cheap long weekend trips near Sacramento.

08/09/2014

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Tesla Preparing Site Near Reno As Possible Site Of Battery Factory

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other locations.

07/31/2014

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Rain Brings Relief To Fire Crews Battling Reno wildfire; 47% Contained

Rain falling in the Sierra Nevada is a welcome relief for crews trying to snuff out a wildfire on the edge of Reno. But it’s also bringing new challenges in the steep, slippery, canyons prone to landslides northeast of Lake Tahoe.

05/20/2014

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