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New York Times Covers Mining Competition at UNR

By Jennifer Burton

Photographer Jim Wilson was busily snapping photos Friday at the International Mining Competition at UNR, when I asked him who he was shooting for. Imagine my surprise when he said "The New York Times." My next question was, "Why?"  Jim told me the Times covers stories all over the world, so why not in Reno. [...]

Artists Paint Recycled Pianos to Display around Reno During Artown

By Jennifer Burton

First London, now Reno.  Local artists are painting old pianos, turning them into original works of art that will be displayed around the city during Artown.  The great thing is, you're encouraged to play the pianos when you find one.  They'll start showing up in unlikely places; parks, public spaces and even at local businesses. [...]

Channel Your Inner Santa, Scrooge

By Jennifer Burton

Downtown Reno is the place to be this weekend whether you're looking for Santas or Scrooge.  Events include a local production of A Christmas Carol and the 'fast-becoming-famous' Reno Santa Crawl where five thousand Santas are expected to gather under the Reno Arch on Saturday night.  This year the crawl has expanded and includes add-on [...]

Local Businessman, Philip Satre, Presents Medal to Actor Mickey Rooney at World War II Museum

By Jennifer Burton

Phil Satre, who is well known in Northern Nevada, recently stood shoulder-to-shoulder with some very well-known celebrities at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. One of his duties as incoming chairman of the museum's board was to present the organization's Silver Service Medallion to actor Mickey Rooney, in celebration of his "tireless work [...]

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 [...]

Washoe County School District Announces Major Changes

By Jennifer Burton

Change is never easy, but Washoe County Schools have a lot riding on their ability to increase graduation rates and raise student achievement in Northern Nevada.
Today the Washoe County School District announced a reorganization at its central office, three months after Heath Morrison took over as superintendent.  Since arriving in August, Morrison has been talking [...]

Local School Leaders Look to Vegas for Innovative Funding Ideas

By Jennifer Burton

Leaders from the Washoe County school district traveled to Las Vegas recently to find out how Clark County is doing with a privately-funded, experimental program that gives individual schools more authority over decisions and more responsibility for their performance.
WCSD Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison was part of a small group from Northern Nevada that attended an [...]

It Doesn't Get Much Better than This

By Jennifer Burton

If you had to pick the perfect weather, the perfect place to be, I'm not sure you could do much better than right now in Northern Nevada.  A friend who was in town attending a conference recently, called his wife in Washington, D.C. to brag about the beautiful weather here.  Sure, they have the cherry [...]

Mummified Rat's Nest Piques Kids' Interest at Desert Research Institute Open House

By Jennifer Burton

There's nothing like 22-thousand year old rat droppings to help get kids interested in science.  A sample of petrified poop was a big draw for young science enthusiasts as they toured the Desert Research Institute during an open house in Reno on Saturday.  The sample came from an old pack rat den in a cave [...]

PNN Meets Blue Angel Number One

By Jennifer Burton

What does it take to be the Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy's premier Flight Demonstration team?  For Commander Greg McWherter, it takes guts, incredible focus and a sense of humor.
I caught up with Blue Angel Number One recently at the Officers' Club at NAS Fallon.  Even surrounded by some of the best [...]