Union Pacific makes tracks for 40-ton food drive today
SPARKS — Union Pacific Railroad in Sparks and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will help raise food for the many people in need in northern Nevada through 6 p.m. today at the Union Pacific Railroad facility at One South Pyramid Way. Union Pacific is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and decided to hold the event to commemorate its years of service and give back to the community, according to the company. The company is holding a “Rai...
Nevada taxable sales up 10.2 percent
CARSON CITY — Nevada’s taxable sales in February jumped 10.2 percent from the same month last year as residents reached into their wallets to buy big-ticket items like vehicles and home furnishings, the Department of Taxation reported Thursday. Many sectors reported double-digit increases, and the report marked the 20th straight month of sales gains that began in July 2010 when the Great Recession started to ease its chokehold on Nevada’s econ...
Truck driver crushed to death when load shifts on runaway ramp
INCLINE VILLAGE — A truck driver was killed Monday afternoon on a runaway truck ramp when his load of building materials crashed forward. Eric Holton, 31, from Gardnerville, was killed at about 2:45 p.m. on State Route 431, approximately one-half mile east of State Route 28. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Holton was driving an 18-wheeled commercial motor vehicle comprised of a truck tractor pulling a trailer transporting composite dec...