Sports

What Happened to Spring?

By Jennifer Burton

Winter is always fun for kids, but this one was less than impressive. I don't know about you, but it seems like we had a long fire season, a short ski season, and now were on the verge of fire season again.
Old Man Winter gave one last try toward the middle of April but by [...]

We're Back, Baby!

By Jennifer Burton

Ten to Twelve inches of new snow and sunny skies in the Sierra. Time to ski!  I took an informal poll at Mt. Rose the other day and found people from San Jose to Reno are eager to get back on the runs. The latest storm should help us entice tourists and locals, and add [...]

Local Weatherman's Son Shines

By Jennifer Burton

Channel 2 weatherman Mike Alger has been watching his son, CJ, compete this week at the largest fencing tournament in the world– right here in Reno. CJ is home from college for the summer and doesn't have to travel far to participate in the tournament.  I caught up with Mike, his wife Anita and daughter [...]

Put on Your Best Dress and Dust Off Your Track Shoes

By Jennifer Burton

Reno is getting pretty creative about events these days and there seems to be something for everyone, whether you're craving formal tea or want to try pole vaulting.
If pole vaulting is on your bucket list, you're in luck.  Head out to the  Olympic Day Family Festival in Reno.  The festival gives you a chance to [...]

En Garde! Expert Fencers to share Techniques at Local Libraries

By Jennifer Burton

If you've always dreamed of being a swashbuckler, now's your chance to catch some expert fencing and give the blades a try, at your local Washoe County library.  The Reno Silver Blades are holding a demo day this Saturday at the North and South Valleys libraries.  They want to share the thrill of fencing with [...]

Record Snowfall Lengthens Ski Season

By Jennifer Burton

The snow days that had us shoveling and digging out of our driveways have the ski areas celebrating.  Mt. Rose and Squaw Valley have both sent me e-mails announcing their extended seasons.  Kayla Anderson at Mt. Rose sent me these photos from the Chutes, which tell the real story.  Spring skiing is in effect!