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Legal pot in Nevada, one year later: Businesses offer everything from vape pens, topicals, traditional flower and more

June 15, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — With its recent legalization in both California and Nevada, recreational cannabis is becoming more widely accessible throughout the greater Lake Tahoe region. The drug is also offered in a slew of products that go far beyond your typical smokeable options, which

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Truckee moves forward with delivery-only cannabis businesses

June 15, 2018 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Following nearly two hours of public comment and discussion, Truckee Town Council came to a decision June 12 on commercial cannabis delivery regulations in Truckee. The first reading of the ordinance was waived, requiring the council to approve the proposed regulations at

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Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity plummeted to record low in 2017

June 15, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — Citing the convergence of drought, record precipitation and warm temperatures, researchers announced June 13 that Lake Tahoe's famed clarity declined 9.5 feet in 2017. The numbers from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) follow a 3.9-foot decrease in average annual

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Nevada mining prez: Industry one of highest-paying in state

June 15, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — Community members learned of the growing importance of mining in almost every Nevada county on June 13 at the monthly breakfast sponsored by the Churchill Economic Development Authority's Business Council. Dana Bennett, president of the Nevada Mining Association, has led one of

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Legal pot in Nevada, one year later: Volume of cash driven around Reno-Sparks on daily basis is ‘a scary thing’

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — It's late 2017, and a Reno man, bound for Las Vegas, is clutching a duffle bag stuffed with $200,000 in cash as he strolls to the security checkpoint at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. The cash-filled carry-on, as one might guess, grabs the attention

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Reno’s Shoppers Square being renamed to ‘Reno Public Market’

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Owners of Reno’s Shoppers Square, in partnership with Foothill Partners, announced June 14 the shopping center will rebrand to “Reno Public Market.” The renaming is part of the center's revitalization project, which includes a complete redevelopment of the property to accommodate additional tenants

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Atlantis recognized by NV Energy as ‘Lifetime Leader’ in sustainability

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — NV Energy recently presentedAtlantis Casino Resort Spa with the company’s first-ever Lifetime Leader award. For over 14 years, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has participated in NV Energy's energy efficiency program, designed to offer technical assistance and monetary incentives for companies who strive

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Got $35 million? It’s all you need for this 13.6-acre Tahoe Nevada property

June 14, 2018 — GLENBROOK, Nev. — One of Lake Tahoe's largest privately held estates was recently listed by Chase International for an asking price of $35 million. “The Pines,” located in the exclusive Glenbrook community on the East Shore, was originally developed as a summer retreat for the

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WINN grant to help rehabbed Nevada offenders reenter workforce

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development announced this week it approved a grant that will "provide much-needed training in both career and life skills for people who are being rehabilitated through the justice system, supporting their reentry into the workforce." The

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Reno’s Noble Studios to donate $120K in work to Crisis Call Center of Nevada

June 14, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Noble Studios' community service program, Noble Deeds, this week selected the Crisis Call Center of Nevada to receive free brand and digital marketing services valued at $120,000. Each year, employees from Noble Studios — which has offices in Reno and Las Vegas, as

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Common missteps small businesses make on social media (part 2)

June 13, 2018 — We already dove head first into a sea of mistakes small businesses make on social media in part one of this three-part column. When you're operating without a strategy, are on too many platforms, don't have enough time to spend on your social accounts and

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UNR to probe why Google Maps lacks minority-owned business data

June 13, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A "more accurate online map of minority-owned businesses" in Northern Nevada will be available this fall, according to the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Gi Woong Yun, director for the Center for Advanced Media Studies at the Reynolds School of Journalism, reportedly

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Fallon’s new auto shop to bring speedy purchases – and coffee

June 13, 2018 — FALLON, Nev. — At Churchill Auto Sales, there's no speed limit when it comes to sales. At Churchill Auto Sales, there's no speed limit when it comes to sales. The mission of owners Milt and Jessilyn Wallace is to go beyond a car salesman profile

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Linking Tahoe website explores travel options to manage congestion

June 13, 2018 — STATELINE, Nev. — A new website launched this week by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Transportation District, and visitor organizations provides a hub of easy-to-access information about a wide range of travel options in the Tahoe Basin. According to a news release from TRPA, the

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VIDEO: Sandoval, Schieve laud quintet of Reno tech startups

June 12, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — On June 5, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and other regional officials gathered for a press conference at the Whitney Peak Hotel in to recognize five thriving Reno startups. Tech companies Bombora, Breadware, The Sufferfest, Talage and MyVR were lauded for

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2 Reno-area businesses finalize SBA loans to buy office headquarters

June 12, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Benson Brothers Racing, LLC — owned and operated by brothers Kenneth and Matthew Benson since 2004 — recently purchased a building at 6 Carry Way in Mound House, Nevada, to serve as company headquarters. Nevada State Development Corporation helped facilitate the $657,000

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NNDA: Freight railroads integral to logistics and infrastructure

June 12, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — We hear about the logistics industry on a regular basis. Yet, few of us realize the major role it plays in our daily lives. It takes an interconnected network of trucks, trains, barges, and planes to deliver 54 tons of goods,

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Reno eying change to accessory dwelling unit law (opinion)

June 12, 2018 — Within the city limits of Reno, the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) land use codes are under consideration for change. ADUs include common terms such as in-law apartments, secondary apartments, backyard cottages or granny flats. The city is looking at different strategies to increase available housing,

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Motivate your team with inspiration from ‘Note to Self’ (Biz & Books review)

June 11, 2018 — Listen up. Pay attention. Eyes forward, ears open. You've heard those things before in your life, and now you say them to yourself, your kids, and your employees. But do they hear what you say now… or, as in the new book "Note to Self,"

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Wells Fargo to close 1 Carson City branch, put building up for sale

June 11, 2018 — CARSON CITY, Nev. — Wells Fargo plans to close its Capitol Center branch on Stewart Street on Sept. 12. "This is not an easy decision or one that we take lightly. We continually evaluate our branch network, and make adjustments based on customer use, market

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