Rail City Profile: Fire Chief Unexpectedly Finds His Calling
Tom Garrison, who was named the new Fire Chief for the Sparks Fire Department last June, and has been with the local agency for 27 years, said his job never gets old. Born in Nebraska, Tom Garrison moved to Sparks when he was 5-years-old and was raised here. He attended Hug High School and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor's Degree in Education in hopes of pursuing a career as a teacher. He became a teacher in Fernl...
Sparks-area casinos always evaluating gaming culture
Gambling revenue for nearly all local casinos has declined over the last year, and that’s left local casino officials scrambling. The Rail City’s largest casino, the Nugget, has not been left out of that mix. The Nugget has new obstacles to overcome as it aims to keep up with competitors since its change in ownership. The biggest challenge for the casino right now is communicating their coming changes to the community, according to Lauren Garb...