Reno Recreation and Parks Commission approves a 1/4 acre transfer of Brodhead Park to apartment developer

The Reno Recreation and Parks Commission at its November 15 meeting gave its approval in a 5 to 1 vote to transfer 10,650 square feet (0.24 acres) of Brodhead Memorial Park in downtown Reno to Hokulia Holdings, LLC – a developer proposing to build 36 apartment units on both existing private property adjacent to the park and the Continue Reading »

Truckee River’s Brodhead Park proposed for housing

The Reno City Council has up for discussion and adoption a proposal by a developer to abandon 10,650 square feet on and adjacent to Brodhead Park in downtown Reno. The agenda item reads: Council to discuss development options for Brodhead Park property (J.3) J.3.1 – There will be a presentation, discussion, and potential direction to staff Continue Reading »

Rain with more coming

Lake Tahoe once again is seeing a bounce from a wet and warm weather system. As of the morning on Friday, October 28 Tahoe’s elevation has risen about 0.1 feet or just about 1.2 inches. If the rain continues, Tahoe will continue to rise as rain falls directly on the lake as well as additional inflow Continue Reading »

Tahoe rises; still below rim

The recent rain in the northern Sierra and western Nevada was certainly welcome. I just saw a Facebook post declaring that “11 billion gallons of water added to Lake Tahoe …”. Yes, Tahoe did rise about 3″, so its elevation today is about 6,222.75′ but still 3″ below its rim. So by the Facebook post’s Continue Reading »

Rain welcome after long dry summer

This Saturday, October 15 the rain intensified with the new storm. While the temperatures seem  unseasonably warm, rain is always welcome in the desert.  At 9:30 pm it is still raining and the temperature where I live in Reno is  50º F; not close to snowing, that’s for sure. Rain, however, does result in rapid runoff from Continue Reading »

UNR Geology Field Tour 10/16 – “… Geology along the Truckee River Valley from Reno to Pyramid Lake”

If you love Nevada’s wide open spaces and wild geography of valleys, playas, lakes, and mountains, you will find the annual geology field trip a winner.  This year you can travel from Reno to Pyramid Lake along the Truckee River with experts that can point out past lakes, lava flows, and other events that shaped Continue Reading »