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The Right Stuff: Chuck Yeager Wows Students in Reno with tales of Flying Jets and Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Jennifer Burton

General Chuck Yeager recently shared his incredible story of blasting through the sound barrier with students, teachers and guests at Sage Ridge School in Reno.  The parents of  Matthew Johnston, a senior at the school, invited Yeager to visit and talk about his adventures flying jets.
Yeager surprised the audience when he told them that only [...]

Reno Minute: They've Done it Again! UNR Student Marketing Team Headed to National Ad Competition

By Jennifer Burton

Members of the UNR Marketing Communications team are pumped about their upcoming trip to the national student advertising competition in Orlando.  A few weeks ago they pitched a creative ad for State Farm Insurance and brought home the  regional Student Advertising trophy from San Jose.  It's something to be proud of because they compete head-to-head [...]

KNPB Documentary Features Reno's Solace Tree with Stories of Love and Loss

By Jennifer Burton

I've been lucky enough over the past few months to work with some great folks at KNPB on an uplifting and inspiring documentary that includes Reno's Solace Tree, a local non-profit that helps families grieve the loss of a loved one.  The show is called "You'll Always Be With Me," and it premiers Sunday, May [...]

Positively in the Playoffs: Reno Bighorns Hit the Big Time

By Jennifer Burton

I think I know what Jack Nicholson feels like when he sits court-side at a Laker's game.  Easter Sunday we had front row seats as the Reno Bighorns beat the Tulsa 66ers 105 to 88 at home.   Several times I thought a player might land in our lap; we were that close!
An exciting game, [...]

Soweto Gospel Choir Brings African Spirit to Reno

By Jennifer Burton

Any choir that has a million and a half views on YouTube must be something special.  The Soweto Gospel Choir has that and more, and they're performing in Reno this Friday.  I decided to check them out online before seeing them in person, and they exude some pretty exciting energy.
The group's repertoire ranges from traditional [...]

Best View From a New Ski Lodge

By Jennifer Burton

We were loving the view from the new Winters Creek Lodge at Mt. Rose the other day.  The feeling is light and modern with lots of giant windows and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the scenery.  It has that 'new building feel.'  Add to that the relentless snow in the Sierra, and the [...]

Local Red Cross Getting Offers of Help for Haiti

By Jennifer Burton

The local chapter of The American Red Cross has seen an outpouring of support for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  For example, the Reno office stayed open over the three day weekend and collected more than three thousand dollars on Monday alone.
I talked to Executive Director Caroline Punches, who says people are calling every [...]

WCSD Head Reflects on First 100 Days in Northern Nevada

By Jennifer Burton

The year 2010 holds more change for the Washoe County School District according to Superintendent Heath Morrison, who is completing his first 100 days on the job this week.  On Wednesday Morrison will speak formally about his time here, but I wanted to find out what he's learned so far.  Asked to reflect on his [...]

Bravo to Our Local Youth Orchestras

By Jennifer Burton

The future of classical music in Northern Nevada looks, and sounds, pretty good these days.  Three youth orchestras affiliated with the Reno Philharmonic took the stage last week to present their fall concert.  What impressed me was the number of young people who take up an instrument, practice it with perseverance, and then get up [...]

Is it Too Early to Shop?

By Jennifer Burton

The Nevada Museum of Art is holding its 28th annual Arts and Flowers luncheon at Harrah's Convention Center in downtown Reno this Thursday. Proceeds benefit the museum's exhibition and education programs, which in turn benefit our community.  The Art Museum is putting on several new exhibits including one that celebrates Rembrandt's life and works and [...]