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4th of July celebration kicks off announcement of Downtown Damonte (sponsored)

Downtown Damonte to bring unparalleled innovation, amenities and lifestyle to northern Nevada. With the launch of a thousand fireworks, northern Nevada’s premiere master-planned community, Damonte Ranch, kicked off its annual 4th of July celebration and announced the much-anticipated, new community addition, Downtown Damonte. Downtown Damonte is a 73-acre mixed-use...
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Reno to waive license fees for some small businesses

City of Reno officials said they will be giving out $65,000 in grants to small businesses to assist with business license renewal fees. The program is called the Biggest Little Business Partnership and is funded with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. Businesses that qualify are those licensed in Reno...

Five events to check out this week: Dancing and fireworks edition

Have your neighbors been celebrating the Fourth since at least Friday? Yeah, the illegal popping off of illegal fireworks has been a real downer, especially for the pups. But the real thing is just hours away! Below is a roundup of our weekly events preview for the week. In addition to real fireworks, we’re also in full Artown mode. That means oodles of events are on the horizon for all to enjoy.

The Biggest Little Steakhouse offers something new

Craving steak but don’t want to spend the week’s grocery allowance on one dinner? It’s no secret that Reno is known for its abundance of high-end and delicious steakhouses, typically housed in casinos that cater to locals and guests. From one-offs to chain restaurants, it’s not hard to find a good steak in the biggest little city, but it is hard to find a good steak at a low price.

PHOTOS: Crowds return to McKinley, Wingfield Park for Artown kickoff

This year’s Artown opening night was a return to festivals past, combining family activities at McKinley Arts and Culture Center, a parade down Riverside Drive and a concert in Wingfield Park. Family activities at McKinley included mural painting on a giant Artown-themed poster that will travel to various children’s...

Fire restrictions in place across western Nevada

Fire restrictions are now in place across most state and federal lands in western Nevada as of Friday, July 1. A handful of state and federal agencies are asking the public to use extreme caution over the holiday weekend and throughout the summer as they recreate outdoors. “With increasingly dry...

Aces drop two of three to River Cats at home (photos)

The Reno Aces completed the home half of a split six-game series Thursday versus the San Francisco Giants Triple A affiliate Sacramento River Cats, dropping two out of three to their neighbors to the west at Greater Nevada Field in downtown Reno. Game one on Tuesday, June 28 was on...

After a decade, The Floyd shines on bigger and brighter

The Floyd this July will perform their first outdoor concert ever while celebrating 10 years of paying tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, Pink Floyd. Thinking of The Floyd as just another tribute band is like thinking of Joe Cocker as just another cover artist. Sure, it fits I guess, but it is a huge understatement.

Ethics complaints filed against Sparks city manager, outgoing fire chief

Sparks’ city manager and outgoing fire chief are facing complaints by Sparks firefighters alleging the two violated state ethics laws. City of Sparks spokesperson Julie Duewel at first said the complaints filed by the Sparks Fire union reps “are yet another unfounded and disparaging attack on city officials,” but when provided copies of the complaints, the city then changed its tune.

Another plant shop? Space Cadet is more than meets the eye

The business model behind Space Cadet isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. A lot of people visit the Wells Avenue shop to stock up on houseplants and accessories, including potting soil and pots. The real mission behind the brand, however, isn’t simply to fuel your plant parent dreams. It’s actually one rooted in sustainability.

PHOTOS: Dragon Lights wows at May Arboretum

The Artown festival unofficially kicked off at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park Thursday night with a sneak preview of Dragon Lights — an art installation so big it’s practically its own festival. The large-scale outdoor exhibit, which was a popular part of Artown in 2018, features various family-friendly...

MidTown Art Walk is back, Dancing in the Streets Style (sponsored)

It’s time to boogie in the street! Get out, connect and celebrate by Dancing through the Streets of MidTown. Enjoy six outdoor stages down Virginia St. from Liberty to Plumb Lane where you can dance the night away to some of your favorite local bands at the MidTown Art Walk. Explore the newly completed Virginia Street Corridor with more room to dance! This diverse, multi- cultural event welcomes the community back to come out and gather as one on Thursday, July 7 from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

School trustees approve pay bonuses

The Washoe County School District board of trustees has approved an agreement with the Washoe Education Association that will add a differential payment of $2,500 for returning educators and $1,500 for new educators hired for the 2022-23 school year. “The District deeply appreciates the outstanding contributions of our educators in...