NTSB releases reports in Nevada Amtrak-truck crash
CARSON CITY — A witness to the fatal crash involving a semi-truck and an Amtrak train in the Nevada desert said the truck driver seemed unaware of the approaching passenger train despite flashing lights and a lowered cross arm at the rural train crossing, according to documents released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board.
'Great Nevada ShakeOut' earthquake drill coming in October
RENO – Almost a half a million Nevadans are registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, the Great Nevada Shakeout, and with one month to go the Nevada Seismological Laboratory would like 100,000 more people registered by Oct. 18. “We have schools participating from every county, including Clark, Washoe and several other entire school districts registered, plus the University of Nevada, Reno,” Graham Kent, directo...
Renown walks with heart
RENO – In an effort to promote heart-healthy lifestyles and to raise awareness about heart disease, Renown Health employees and volunteers will join the American Heart Association Northern Nevada and walk at the annual Heart Walk event in the Scheel’s parking lot Sunday. Renown is the presenting sponsor of the event, which takes place at 10 a.m. at Legends Shopping Center. More than 200 Renown employees have signed up to participate in the w...
Vocalists perform to benefit hospitalized children
RENO -- Students of the Tiffanie Story Vocal Studio will be saluting and celebrating the “Courageous Kids” who are receiving medical treatment at Renown Children’s Hospital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Mack Auditorium inside Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. The show will feature 30 students from the Vocal Studio performing Broadway Show tunes. The students range in age from 5 to 60 years old and will be dressed as their Broadway char...
RTC’s Sparks projects in full swing
SPARKS — Improvements are being made across Sparks in the Regional Transportation Commission’s effort to maintain local roadways and provide safer transportation to Sparks residents. New cycle tracks, improved sidewalks and pavement restoration are a few of the many projects the RTC has in store for Sparks in the coming months.
NDOT turns US 395 into award-contending project
RENO -- It’s easy to forget that the Northbound 395 used to be a three-lane road or even a two-lane road before a widening construction project began in 2010. Commutes through the three-mile stretch between Moana Lane and the I-80 interchange used to be slow, dangerous and among the most congested roads in northern Nevada.
Reno Air Races honor heroes from deadly 2011 crash
STEAD — Standing at the very spot where a World War II fighter crashed a year ago, Julie Morgan and Bri Depaoli remembered how quiet it was when they ran from a first aid tent to care for those wounded by the crash that left 11 dead and 70 seriously injured.
WCSD Superintendent receives Somos Nevada 2012 award
RENO – Superintendent Pedro Martinez was honored with the first Somos Nevada 2012 Award at the annual Governor’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 7. Martinez was selected by a hosting committee to receive the award, which showcases the work of Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The event was held at the governor’s mansion in Carson City. “I am so proud to receive this recognition from such a dedicated and esteemed group of leaders,” Martine...