Valley View Features

Historic Reno Mansion Restored to Grandeur

Mountain Home Awards 2015       By Kyle Magin      

An eight-figure cost and a decade of work brings new life to the Nixon Mansion

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Remaking Reno

Mountain Home Awards 2013       Written By Matthew Renda      

Redevelopment trend takes neighborhoods from gritty to great

Urban infill is an emergent trend in planning and development circles describing the reuse or repositioning of obsolete or underutilized buildings and sites.       While this dry definition applies to…

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DRI’s Change of Command

Summer 2016       Written By Michael Kilburg      

Photography courtesy Desert Research Institute Longtime president of Nevada’s premier environmental science institute steps down Looking at the list of recent projects at Desert Research Institute (DRI) makes it clear…

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Airport Offerings Take Flight

Ski & Ride 2016       Written By Michael Kilburg      

Nonstop flights to and from Dallas, Atlanta and Southern California bolster region’s air service   Don’t be surprised to hear a few more Southern accents—from both Southern California and the…

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Reno’s Changeover, Redux

Best of Tahoe 2014       Written, Photography By Brad Rassler      

The Reno-ssance of America's Biggest Little City

An arch has stood vigil over Reno for nearly 90 years.       It’s the same span that makes an appearance in countless stories about the city, including one composed in…

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UNR’s Best Programs Draw National Attention

Best of Tahoe 2013      

UNR graduate programs rank among the nations top schools

Written by Michael Killburg For much of the winter, one could be forgiven for thinking the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) only had one world-renowned export: a 6-foot, 4-inch, 230-pound…

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Cruelty Allegations Hang Over Reno Rodeo

Summer 2013      

Rodeo under scrutiny of animal advocacy group

Dirt and dust kick up under the pounding hooves of a bucking mustang as a cowboy clutches to its back, cheers coming from the surrounding audience. This is the scene…

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$2 Million Raised for Reno Ice Arena

Winter 2015-2016      

Rink would serve youth sports programs, community

Written by Michael Kilburg A sheet of ice isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when envisioning Northern Nevada’s expanses of sage, but one group is hoping to change…

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How RNO Lands Flights

Summer 2015       Written By Adam Jensen      

The quest to bring new destinations to Reno is not without turbulence

Sometimes it takes more than a pilot to land an airplane at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.       In the hyper-competitive world of air travel, bringing new flights to the airport has…

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Nature’s Choice

Mountain Home Awards 2017       Written By Kaleb M. Roedel      

Nevada company offers alternative to traditional housing insulation—New Zealand sheep wool   At first glance, the photo is unsettling: A child inside a newly constructed home, not just playing near…

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Reno Gets its Kicks

Mountain Home Awards 2016       Written By Sylas Wright      

Aces Ballpark to host professional soccer team

It’s only appropriate that the “Biggest Little City in the World” would embrace the “world’s game”—and likewise.       Both Reno and soccer, after all, are on the rise in this…

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Inside Reno-Tahoe International Airport: The Fight for Flights at RNO

Ski & Ride 2014       Written By Adam Jensen      

Officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport are striving to re-fill the airport's schedule after years of economic downturn sapped inbound flights to the region.

Major League Baseball isn’t the only industry to see a switch to a highly analytics-driven business model in recent years. The airline industry is playing its own version of Moneyball…

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Biggest Little Music Scene

Winter 2016-2017       Written By Kaleb M. Roedel      

Midtown music venue and brewpub bolstering the city’s rising social status   It’s a Friday night and The Saint is buzzing and brimming with a cocktail of people. Bespectacled hipsters.…

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NMA Touches the Sky with Addition

Mountain Home Awards 2016       Written By Kyle Magin      

NMA adds rooftop event venue

Maybe too obvious for an a-ha moment, the occasion that clarified the need for a rooftop gathering space at downtown Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) was nonetheless revelatory for…

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A Bridge to London

Winter 2014-2015       Written By Kyle Magin      

RNO lands direct flight to London beginning in late 2015

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) was hurting. Then London called.     Airport officials announced in November that RNO would host a twice-weekly direct flight to London beginning December 2015. Thomas Cook…

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