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City of Reno

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Nickname: The Biggest Little City in the World
Location of Reno, Nevada
Location of Reno, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°31′38″N 119°49′19″W / 39.52722, -119.82194
Country United States
State Nevada
County Washoe
Government
 - Mayor Bob Cashell
Area
 - Total 69.3 sq mi (179.6 km²)
 - Land 69.1 sq mi (179.0 km²)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Elevation 4,505 ft (1,373 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 180,480
 - Density 2,611.4/sq mi (1,008.3/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 89500-89599
Area code(s) 775
FIPS code 32-60600
GNIS feature ID 0861100
Daytime view of the Reno arch sign

Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 180,480, making it the second-largest city in Nevada. Current census estimates, however, show the city's population has grown to 210,255 as of 2006, but the city is now the third largest in the state, following Las Vegas and Henderson.[1] Reno lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lake Tahoe in a Shrub-steppe. The area of western Nevada and the California Sierra Nevada anchored by Reno has a population of approximately 700,000 people. Reno anchors over 1,250,000 of both seasonal and permanent residents. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment. Reno residents are referred to as "Renoites." 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History

As early as the 1850s a few pioneers settled in the Truckee Meadows, a relatively fertile valley through which the Truckee River made its way from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. In addition to subsistence farming, these early residents could pick up a bit of business from travellers along the California Trail, which followed the Truckee westward, before branching off towards Donner Lake, where the formidable obstacle of the Sierras began. Gold had been discovered in the vicinity of Virginia City in 1850 and a modest mining community developed, but the discovery of silver in 1859 led to one of the greatest mining bonanzas of all time as the Comstock Lode spewed forth treasure. The Comstock's closest connection to the outside world lay in the Truckee Meadows. A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... The Truckee River is a river 140 mi (225 km) long in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... Pyramid Lake and its environs Pyramid Lake is an endorheic salt lake, approximately 188 square miles (487 km²) in area, in the Great Basin in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Main route of California Trail (thick red line), including Applegate-Lassen and Beckwourth variations (thinner red lines) The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the Western United States from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... Donner Lake is a freshwater lake quite smaller than nearby Lake Tahoe. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... View of Virginia City, Nevada, from a nearby hillside, 1867-68 Virginia City is a city located in Storey County, Nevada. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Miner working in the Comstock Lode The Comstock Lode was the first major U.S. deposit of silver ore, discovered under what is now Virginia City, Nevada on the eastern slope of Mt. ...


To provide the necessary connection between Virginia City and the California Trail, Charles Fuller built a log toll bridge across the Truckee River in 1859. A small community to service travellers soon grew up near the bridge. After two years, Fuller sold the bridge to Myron Lake, who continued to develop the community with the addition of a grist mill, kiln, and livery stable to the hotel and eating house. The tiny community acquired the name River's Crossing or more commonly Lakes Crossing. In 1864, Washoe County was consolidated with Roop County; Lakes Crossing became the largest city in the county. Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Consolidated Roop County, was named after Isaac N. Roop, the Governor of the provisional territory of Nevada from 1859-61. ...


In 1868, the Central Pacific Railroad, building tracks across the west to connect with the Union Pacific, built from the east to form the first transcontinental railroad. Myron Lake, realizing what a rail connection would mean for business, deeded land to the Central Pacific in exchange for its promise to build a depot at Lake's Crossing. Once the railroad station was established, the town of Reno officially came into being on May 13, 1868. The new town was named in honor of Major General Jesse L. Reno; a Union officer killed in the American Civil War. The Gov. ... Poster announcing railroads opening The First Transcontinental Railroad was a transcontinental railroad in North America that was finished in 1869. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Jesse Lee Reno (April 20, 1823 – September 14, 1862) was a Union general in the American Civil War, killed at the Battle of South Mountain. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In 1871 Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County, replacing the previous county seat, located in Washoe City. However, political power in Nevada remained with the mining communities, first Virginia City and later Tonopah and Goldfield. Washoe County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... New Washoe City is an unincorporated community located in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ... View of Virginia City, Nevada, from a nearby hillside, 1867-68 Virginia City is a city located in Storey County, Nevada. ... Tonopah is a census-designated place located in Nye County, Nevada. ... Location of Goldfield in Nevada. ...


The extension of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Reno in 1872 provided another big boost to the new city's economy. At first citizens viewed the changes as an omen, however in the following decades, Reno continued to grow and prosper as a business and agricultural center and became the principal settlement on the transcontinental railroad between Sacramento and Salt Lake City. The Virginia and Truckee Railroad (AAR reporting mark VT) was built to serve the silver mining communities of Nevada. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ...

Reno in 2002
Reno in 2002

As the mining boom waned early in the twentieth century, Nevada's centers of political and business activity shifted to the non-mining communities, especially Reno and Las Vegas, and today the former mining metropolises stand as little more than ghost towns. Despite this, Nevada is still the third-largest gold producer in the world, after South Africa and Australia; the state yielded 6.9 percent of the world's supply in 2005 world gold production [2]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 686 pixel, file size: 497 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 686 pixel, file size: 497 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Nevada's legalization of casino gambling in 1931 and the passage of liberal divorce laws created another boom for Reno. Ernie Pyle once wrote in one of his columns "All the people you saw on the streets in Reno were obviously there to get divorces." The divorce business eventually died as the other states fell in line by passing their own laws easing the requirements for divorce, but gambling continued as a major Reno industry. Beginning in the 1950s, the need for economic diversification beyond gaming fueled a movement for more lenient business taxation. The presence of a main east-west rail line, the emerging interstate highway system, favorable tax climate and relatively inexpensive land created the ideal conditions for warehousing and distribution of goods to the growing population in the surrounding eleven western states. Today, Reno has the largest concentration of distribution related property per capita in the United States.[citation needed] Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Ernie Pyle on board the U.S.S. Cabot. ...


Reno has experienced a growing economy which has resulted in new home construction around the metro area. A direct result of this growth and the "Housing bubble" has been a dramatic increase in housing prices in the area. Reno-Sparks being named the 44th most overvalued housing market in the nation in 2006[3]. As of Jan. 2007 Reno’s housing market has experienced a correction of 7% bringing the median home price down to $315,000. [4]. The current US property bubble is the United States economic bubble in real estate following the stock market bubble in the 1990s called, among other things, the dot-com bubble. ...


In more recent years, the city has gained some fame as it is the subject of the popular comedy series Reno 911! (which is not, however, filmed in the city). For the 2007 film, see Reno 911!: Miami. ...

See also: List of Registered Historic Places in Washoe County, Nevada

List of Registered Historic Places in Nevada: // Carson City Abraham Curry House Adams House Bank Saloon Belknap House Brougher Mansion Carson Brewing Company Carson City Civic Auditorium Carson City Post Office Carson City Public Buildings Dat So La Lee House David Smaill House Dr. William Henry Cavell House George L...

Geology

Reno is situated just east of the Sierra Nevada on the eastern edge of the Great Basin at an elevation of about 4,400 feet (1300 m) above sea level. Numerous faults exist throughout the region. Most of these are normal (vertical motion) faults associated with the uplift of the various mountain ranges, including the Sierras. This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ... Old fault exposed by roadcut near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...


In February of 2008, an unusual swarm of quakes began to occur, centered in an unnamed fault zone in the western suburbs of Reno. (See Reno earthquakes of 2008 for up to date maps and info on the ongoing earthquake swarm.)


Climate

Reno sits in the rain shadow of the Sierras. Winter has snowfall but typically it is light. Summer highs are generally in the low to mid 90s (degrees Fahrenheit, 30s in degrees Celsius), but temperatures above 100°F (38°C) occur occasionally. July daytime and nighttime temperatures average 92°F (33°C) and 51°F (11°C), respectively; while January day and night temperatures average 46°F (7°C) and 22°F (-6°C), respectively. The record high temperature was 108°F on July 10 and 11, 2002. The record low temperature was -19°F on January 8, 1890.[5] Most precipitation occurs in winter and spring.

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 71 75 83 89 97 103 108 105 101 91 77 70
Norm High °F 45.5 51.7 57.2 64.1 72.6 82.8 91.2 89.9 81.7 69.9 55.3 46.4
Norm Low °F 21.8 25.4 29.3 33.2 40.2 46.5 51.4 49.9 43.1 34 26.4 20.7
Rec Low °F -16 -16 -2 13 18 21 33 24 20 8 1 -16
Precip (in) 1.06 1.06 0.86 0.35 0.62 0.47 0.24 0.27 0.45 0.42 0.8 0.88
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Government

Reno has a basic democratic municipal government. The city council is the core of the government, with seven members. Five of these council people represent districts of Reno, and are vetted in the primary by the citizens of each district. In general, the top two vote getters in each ward make the ballot for the city-wide election. This is an unusual but highly effective system. The other two members are the at-large, who represent the entire city, and the mayor, who is elected by the people of the city. The council has several duties, including setting priorities for the city, promoting communication with the public, planning development, and redevelopment. An example of an award winning municipal project was "reTRAC". This project moved underground the ever present train traffic that has run through the heart of the community since the late 19th century, thereby freeing up eleven street-level traffic and pedestrian crossings that were previously snarled whenever trains came through.


The government's other members include the city manager, who implements and enforces the policies and programs the council approves, and is chosen by the council. He or she is in charge of the budget and work force for these programs. There is also the city attorney, who is responsible for civil and criminal cases. He or she is elected to represent the city government in court, and prosecutes misdemeanors as well. Lastly, the council chooses a city clerk, who records the proceedings of the council, makes appointments for the council, and makes sure efficient copying and printing services are available.


Education

Universities and colleges

An older picture showing part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the foreground
  • The University of Nevada, Reno is the oldest university in the state of Nevada and Nevada System of Higher Education. In 1886, the state university, previously only a college preparatory school, moved from Elko in remote northeastern Nevada to a site north of downtown Reno, where it became a full-fledged state college. The university's first building, Morrill Hall, still stands on the historic quad at the campus' southern end. The university grew slowly over the decades, but has began to expand rapidly along with the rest of the state and currently has an enrollment of approximately 16,000, with most students hailing from within Nevada. Among its specialties are mining engineering, agriculture, journalism, and one of only two Basque Studies programs in the nation. It also houses the only judicial college in the United States.
  • Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a regionally accredited, two year institution which is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The college has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students attending classes at a primary campus and four satellite centers. The college offers a wide range of academic and university transfer programs, occupational training, career enhancement workshops, and classes just for fun. Courses are conducted daytime and evening in the classroom, by cablecast, and on the Internet. TMCC offers associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science or associate of general studies degrees, one-year certificates, or certificates of completion in more than 50 career fields, including architecture, auto/diesel mechanics, criminal justice, dental hygiene, graphic design, nursing, and welding.
  • Career College of Northern Nevada(CCNN) is a nationally accredited trade school that trains students in technical fields that support fast growing industries. The college is locally owned and operated. Employer advisory boards direct the college in order to provide skill training that is relevant to the industry needs. www.ccnn.edu
  • Morrison University is a university that is located in the south side of Reno, Nevada,

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Public schools

Public education is provided by the Washoe County School District. The Washoe County School District (WCSD) is a public school district providing public education to students in Washoe County, Nevada, including the cities of Reno, Sparks, Verdi, Incline Village, and Gerlach. ...

  • Reno has ten public high schools: Damonte Ranch, Galena, Hug, McQueen, North Valleys, Regional Technical Institute (RTI), Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College High School, Washoe, and Wooster.
  • There are also three public high schools in neighboring Sparks, attended by many students who live in Reno: Reed, Spanish Springs, and Sparks High School.
  • Reno-Sparks has 16 middle schools: Billinghurst, Clayton, Cold Springs, Damonte Ranch, Dilworth, Gerlach, Incline, Mendive, O'Brien, Pine, Shaw, Spanish Springs, Sparks, Swope, Traner, Vaughn, and Washoe.
  • Reno-Sparks has 62 elementary schools: Allen, Anderson, Beasley, Jesse Beck, Bennett, Booth, Brown, Cannan, Caughlin Ranch, Corbett, Desert Heights, Diedrichsen, Dodson, Donner Springs, Double Diamond, Drake, Duncan, Dunn, Elmcrest, Gomes, Grace Warner, Roy Gomm, Greenbrae, Hidden Valley, Huffaker, Hunsberger, Hunter Lake, Johnson, Juniper, Lemmon Valley, Elizabeth Lenz, Lincoln Park, Echo Loder, Mathews, Maxwell, Melton, Mitchell, Moss, Mount Rose, Natchez, Palmer, Peavine, Picollo Special Education School, Pleasant Valley, Risley, Sepulveda, Sierra Vista, Silver Lake, Alice Smith, Kate Smith, Smithridge, Spanish Springs, Stead, Sun Valley, Taylor, Towles, Van Gorder, Verdi, Veterans Memorial, Warner, Westergard, Whitehead, and Sarah Winnemucca.

Damonte Ranch High School is the newest public high school in the Washoe County School District, located in southeast Reno. ... The Galena Grizzly Mascot Galena High School is a public secondary school in Reno, Nevada that is a part of the Washoe County School District. ... Procter R. Hug High School is a public high school in Reno, Nevada and belongs to the Washoe County School District. ... Robert McQueen High School (McQ) is a public secondary school in Reno, Nevada, in the United States. ... North Valleys High School is located in north Reno, Nevada. ... Reno High School Reno High School (RHS) is a public secondary school in Reno, Nevada that is a part of the Washoe County School District. ... Earl Wooster High School, or Wooster High School (WHS) is a public secondary school in Reno, Nevada that is a part of the Washoe County School District. ... Judge Edward C. Reed Edward C. Reed High School is a public secondary school in Sparks, Nevada and is one of only three public high schools run by the Washoe County School District within the city of Sparks. ... Cold Springs Middle School The school opened for the 2006-2007 school year. ...

Public charter schools

Reno has many charter schools, which include: Academy for Career Education, serving grades 10-12, opened 2002[6]. Bailey Charter Elementary School, serving grades K-6, opened 2001[7]. Coral Academy of Science, serving grades 4-12, opened 2000[8]. Davidson Academy, serving grades 9-12, opened 2006 [9] . High Desert Montessori School, serving grades PreK-7, opened 2002. I Can Do Anything Charter School, serving grades 9-12, opened 2000[10]. Rainshadow Community Charter High School, serving grades 9-12, opened 2003[11]. Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School, serving grades PreK-8, opened 1999. TEAM A (Together Everyone Achieves More Academy), serving grades 9-12, opened 2004[12]. In the United States, a charter school is a school that is created via a legal charter. ... For the Davidson Academy in Tennessee, go to Davidson Academy. ...


Private schools

Reno has a few private high schools, the largest of which are Bishop Manogue High School[13] and Sage Ridge School (SRS)[14]. Bishop Manogue High School is a Catholic high school in Reno, Nevada. ... Sage Ridge is Reno, Nevadas only college preparatory school and is for grades 5-12. ...


Libraries

Washoe County Library System has locations throughout Reno and its surrounding communities.


Gaming industry

Downtown Reno, including the city's famous arch over Virginia Street.
Downtown Reno, including the city's famous arch over Virginia Street.

Before the late 1950s, Reno was the gambling capital of the United States, but in the last twenty years Las Vegas' rapid rise, American Airlines' 2000 buyout of Reno Air and the growth of Indian gaming in California have somewhat reduced its business. Older casinos were either torn down (Mapes, Nevada Club, Harold's Club, Palace Club) and smaller casinos like the Comstock, Sundowner, Golden Phoenix, Kings Inn, Money Tree, Virginian, and Riverboat closed, and some converted to condos. Reno casinos experience some slow days during the week, especially during winter, when mountain passes can rarely be closed to some traffic from California. The closures of Hwy 80 over Donner Pass rarely last longer than 3 hours. The train service from California and the airline service is almost never interrupted. During weekends, holidays and special events Reno does see an increase in business. Large special events such as Hot August Nights and the Reno Balloon Races pack the area hotels to 100% occupancy.[citation needed] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x667, 422 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1000x667, 422 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Downtown Reno, Virginia St. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... AA 777-200ER landing at London Heathrow Airport American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ...


Several local large hotel casinos have shown significant growth and have moved gaming further away from the Virginia Street core. These larger hotel casinos are the Atlantis, the Peppermill and the Grand Sierra Resort. The Peppermill was chosen as the most outstanding Reno gaming/hotel property by Casino Player and Nevada Magazines. In 2005,the Peppermill Hotel Casino began a $300 million dollar Tuscan-themed expansion.


In an effort to bring more tourism to the area, Reno holds several events throughout the year, most of which have been extremely successful. They include Hot August Nights[2](a classic car convention), Street Vibrations (a motorcycle fan gathering and rally), The Great Reno Balloon Race, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (held in Sparks), a Cinco de Mayo celebration, bowling tournaments (held in the National Bowling Stadium) and the Reno Air Races. The Great Reno Balloon Race is a hot-air balloon race held each September in Reno, Nevada. ... Cinco de Mayo (5th of May in English) is primarily a regional and not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico. ... the sport of cricket|Bowling (cricket)}} For other uses, see Bowling (disambiguation). ... A pair of Sport Class racers passing the finish pylon. ...


Reno is the location of the corporate headquarters for International Game Technology, which manufactures slot machines used throughout the world. Ballys Technology and Gaming and GameTech also have development and manufacturing presence in Reno. International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a Reno, Nevada based maker of slot machines and other gaming products. ... Slot machines in the Trump Taj Mahal A slot machine (American English), fruit machine (British English), or poker machine (Australian English) is a certain type of casino game. ...


Downtown revitalization

The closure of many downtown casinos has sparked a movement to turn them into condominiums. Out-of-state developers have purchased the Comstock and the Sundowner, amongst others, in hopes of turning them into upscale condos. In addition to converting old properties, these developers are building new structures on formerly-vacant lots. This article is about the form of housing. ...


The Reno Transportation Rail Access Corridor (ReTRAC) was undertaken to solve noise pollution and traffic congestion on Virginia Street by lowering the train tracks below street level. This has also added to the city's efforts to make the downtown area friendlier to tourists. The trench was listed as completed on November 22, 2005. In 2008, the city council approved spending on creating a trench cover between Virginia Street and West Street essentially creating a two-block tunnel. This cover is slated to become a plaza with proposed retail and art fixtures. Noise pollution (or environmental noise in technical venues) is displeasing human or machine created sound that disrupts the environment. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nightlife

Reno has recently seen the opening of many businesses that cater to socializing and after-work activities, as new and old Reno locals have slowly reclaimed parts of downtown from the waning glut of casino-bound tourists of yore. Many bars and nightclubs have moved into the area on West 1st and 2nd Streets between Arlington and Sierra in downtown Reno. Though this growth has only been a recent trend, it has the potential to help retain local youth and invite new, young, urban professionals to Reno more permanently. As the greater Reno area has previously struggled demographically to sustain a young adult population, this new trend in nightlife may prove to be significant for the city's future growth and development[citation needed]. Bars and clubs in this area include Imperial Lounge, Sierra Tap House, Se7en, Tonic, El Cortez Lounge, Five Star Saloon, the West 2nd Street Bar, Club Carnival (previously Vino's), 210 North, Jungle Vino, Silver Peak Brewery, and Divine Ultra Lounge. In addition, various downtown casinos host lounges and nightclubs, including Roxy's, The Brew Brothers and Bubingas at the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Rum Bullions at the Silver Legacy, and Sapphire Lounge at Harrah's. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The general term Young adult refers to different age groups based on context: In popular usage, young adult is a euphemism for an adolescent. ...


Downtown Reno is Reno's most popular area for bars and clubs, however, there are a few other hotspots including East Fourth Street, Wells Avenue, the UNR area, Kietzke Lane, and all along South Virginia St. Most neighborhoods also have their local bars, sports bars, or breweries mainly in strip malls. There are numerous gay/straight mixed nightclubs namely; Tronix, 1099 Club, Carl's, The Patio, Club Carnival, Five Star Saloon, Reflections, and Neutron. Although the majority of nightlife for both Gay and Straight people is mixed due to the "live and let live" lifestyle of Reno, Nevada. The Grand Sierra Resort also recently opened Nikki Beach a popular and trendy chain of poolside clubs. The casinos, Pioneer Center, Bruka Theatre, La Bussola, Sierra Arts and the Reno Events Center also provide numerous concerts, art events, plays, and shows as well. The Reno Events Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Reno, Nevada. ...


Demographics

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 180,480 people, 73,904 households, and 41,681 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,008.3/sq mi (2,611.4/km²). There were 79,453 housing units at an average density of 1,149.6/sq mi (443.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.46% White, 2.58% African American, 1.26% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.56% Pacific Islander, 9.26% from other races, and 3.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.18% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 73,904 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.06. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,530, and the median income for a family was $49,582. Males had a median income of $33,204 versus $26,763 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,520. About 8.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Reno Skyline
Reno Skyline

The course of the Truckee River runs through Reno, as does the Union Pacific Railroad, Interstate 80 (east-west) and US 395 (north-south). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (900 × 600 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixel Image in higher resolution (900 × 600 pixel, file size: 135 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Truckee River is a river 140 mi (225 km) long in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... Union Pacific redirects here. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION POSTMILE I-15 CA SBD 0. ...


Reno has an extensive bus system called RTC RIDE(formerly known as Citifare), which is provided by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. The bus system has its main terminal in downtown Reno and secondary terminals in Sparks and at Meadowood Mall in south Reno. The RTC also has a service called RTC ACCESS (formerly known as CitiLift) that provides transport for disabled people. RTC INTERCITY (formerly known as PRIDE) buses link Reno and Carson City.


The RTC also provides a free bus service up and down Virginia Street in Reno called RTC SIERRA SPIRIT, which many locals refer to as "the Pinwheel bus" due to the pinwheel design on the bright yellow buses and at bus stops. This regular service is free of charge.


Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Reno. The city's passenger rail station is located at 280 North Center Street, East Commercial Row in downtown Reno. Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, is scheduled to depart Reno at 12:03 pm daily and provides service to the cities of Truckee, Colfax, Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Martinez, and Emeryville, across the bay from San Francisco. Amtrak train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, is scheduled to depart Reno at 2:11 pm daily and provides service to Sparks, Winnemucca, Elko, Salt Lake City, Provo, Helper, Green River, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Denver, Omaha, Galesburg, and Chicago. Amtrak California Thruway Motorcoaches also arrive and depart Reno four times daily in each direction connecting to and from the Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, and San Joaquin trains at Sacramento, California. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ...

See also: Reno (Amtrak station)

The city is served by Reno/Tahoe International Airport, with general aviation traffic also handled by Reno Stead Airport. Other information Code RNO Traffic Passengers (2006) 74,300 34. ... Reno/Tahoe International Airport (IATA: RNO, ICAO: KRNO) is an airport in Reno, Nevada, serving the Reno metropolitan area, western Nevada, and parts of eastern California. ... The Reno Stead Airport is a large general aviation airport located in the north valleys area of Reno, Nevada. ...


Sports

Reno is home to the Reno Silver Sox Golden Baseball League team and will be home to the Reno Raiders of the ECHL in the future. In addition, a new ballpark is in the planning stages for a Pacific Coast League franchise. The Tucson Sidewinders will be moving to Reno in 2009 [3]. In addition, the NBA Development League will be fielding a new expansion team for the 2008-09 season, set to play at the Reno Events Center. [16] The Reno Silver Sox are an independent Golden League team based in Reno, Nevada. ... The Golden Baseball League, based in Dublin, California, is a professional independent baseball league with teams in the western United States and Canada. ... The Reno Raiders will be a professional ice hockey franchise in the ECHL, planning to start play in the 2007-08 season. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... New Reno Ballpark is a description of a new stadium in Reno, Nevada, that is currently in the planning stages. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Reno Events Center is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Reno, Nevada. ...


Reno also enjoys a thriving college sports scene, with the Nevada Wolf Pack achieving appearances in football bowl games and an Associated Press Top Ten ranking in basketball in 2007. The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada or UNR) is a university located in Reno, Nevada, USA, and is known for its programs in agricultural research, journalism, animal biotechnology, and mining-related engineering and natural sciences. ... Year founded: 1913 Location: Reno, Nevada School Colors: Navy and Silver School Founded: 1874 Nickname: Wolf Pack Conference: Western Athletic Conference Arena: Lawlor Events Center (11,784) Head Coach: Mark Fox (3rd year) No affiliation (1913, 1921-1924, 1940-53) Pacific Athletic Association (1914-20) Far Western Conference (1925-1939... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In 2004, the city completed a $1.5 million whitewater park on the Truckee River in downtown Reno which attracts paddlers from all over the region and hosts whitewater events throughout the year. The course runs Class 2 and 3 rapids with safe and free, year-round public access. The 1,400-foot north channel features more aggressive rapids, drop pools and "holes" for rodeo kayak-type maneuvers. The milder 1,200-foot south channel is set up as a kayak slalom course and a beginner area.


The Reno area boasts 14 ski areas within two hours of the city.


Reno is the home of the National Bowling Stadium, which hosts the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championships every three years. United States Bowling Congress is a bowling organization in the United States of America. ...


Recreation

Winter Ski slopes overlooking Lake Tahoe
Winter Ski slopes overlooking Lake Tahoe

Reno is home to a variety of recreation activities including both seasonal and year-round. In the summer, Reno locals can be found near three major bodies of water: Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake. Lake Tahoe, which splits the border between California and Nevada, provides visitors and locals with opportunities to fish, water-ski and wakeboard, parasail, jet-ski, and of course swim. The Truckee River runs from Lake Tahoe through the center of downtown Reno and up to Pyramid Lake. After receiving city funding, the Truckee River now draws kayakers from all over the United States. The river is also a major part Artown, held in the summer at Wingfield Park, where locals and visitors come to swim, inner-tube, raft and enjoy local Reno culture. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 263 KB) This is a picture that I took while skiing heavenly at Tahoe. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 263 KB) This is a picture that I took while skiing heavenly at Tahoe. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... The Truckee River is a river 140 mi (225 km) long in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... Pyramid Lake and its environs Pyramid Lake is an endorheic salt lake, approximately 188 square miles (487 km²) in area, in the Great Basin in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... Started in 1996, Artown is a yearly arts festival held every July in Reno, NV by the city council. ...


Winters in Reno are just as enjoyable. Skiing and snowboarding are among the most popular winter sports and draw in many tourists. There are approximately eight major ski resorts, including Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, Heavenly and Mount Rose Ski Resort located as close as eleven miles and as far as ninety-eight miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Other popular winter activities include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Northstar-at-Tahoe is a year-round resort situated near the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, approximately 200 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Sierra-at-Tahoe is a ski and snowboard resort in Twin Bridges, California to the south of Lake Tahoe. ... For the bed and breakfast inn in British Columbia, Canada, see Alpine Meadows Lodge. ... Lake Tahoe from Squaw Valley. ... Sugar Bowl is a ski and snowboard area in Norden, California along the Donner Pass of the Sierra Nevada, approximately 46 miles (74 km) west of Reno, Nevada on Interstate 80. ... Diamond Peak is a small ski resort located in Incline Village, NV at Northern Lake Tahoe. ... More than one band has performed under the name Heavenly. ...


2018 Winter Olympic Games

The resort region around Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border have formed the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition to make a bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. They cited the airport, close mountains, and compact geographic area in which the games could be held. Squaw Valley Ski Resort, which hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics, is considered a major advantage to the bid.[17] The 2018 Winter Olympic Games, officialy to be known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, is going to be a sporting event and the 23rd Winter Olympics. ... The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2018, and are an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... Lake Tahoe from Squaw Valley. ... Sign outside Olympic Village at Squaw Valley The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1960 in Squaw Valley, California, United States (located in the Lake Tahoe basin). ...


Environmental factors

View of Lake Tahoe from a Diamond Peak ski lift
View of Lake Tahoe from a Diamond Peak ski lift

The Reno-Sparks wastewater treatment plant discharges tertiary treated effluent to the Truckee River. In the 1990s this capacity was increased from 20 to 30 million gallons (70 to 110 million liters) per day. While treated, the effluent nevertheless contains suspended solids, nitrogen, and phosphorus, aggravating water quality concerns of the river and its receiving waters of Pyramid Lake. Local agencies working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have developed a number of watershed management strategies to accommodate this expanded effluent discharge; to accomplish this successful outcome, the DSSAM Model was developed and calibrated for the Truckee River in order to analyze the most cost effective available management strategy set. The resulting management strategies included a package of measures such as land use controls in the Lake Tahoe basin, urban runoff controls in Reno and Sparks and best management practices for wastewater discharge. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 620 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Lake Tahoe from a Diamond Peak lift. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 620 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) View of Lake Tahoe from a Diamond Peak lift. ... Sewage treatment is the process that removes the majority of the contaminants from waste-water or sewage and produces both a liquid effluent suitable for disposal to the natural environment and a sludge. ... In the context of creating Plutonium at the Hanford Site, effluent refers to the cooling water that is discharged from a nuclear reactor that may or may not be radioactive. ... The Truckee River is a river 140 mi (225 km) long in northern California and northern Nevada in the United States. ... General Name, symbol, number nitrogen, N, 7 Chemical series nonmetals Group, period, block 15, 2, p Appearance colorless gas Standard atomic weight 14. ... General Name, symbol, number phosphorus, P, 15 Chemical series nonmetals Group, period, block 15, 3, p Appearance waxy white/ red/ black/ colorless Standard atomic weight 30. ... Pyramid Lake and its environs Pyramid Lake is an endorheic salt lake, approximately 188 square miles (487 km²) in area, in the Great Basin in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... EPA redirects here. ... Lake Tahoe, headwater sub-basin of the Truckee River watershed The DSSAM Model (Dynamic Stream Simulation and Assessment. ... Land use is the pattern of construction and activity land is used for. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... Runoff flowing into a stormwater drain Surface runoff is water, from rain, snowmelt, or other sources, that flows over the land surface, and is a major component of the water cycle[1][2]. Runoff that occurs on surfaces before reaching a channel is also called overland flow. ...


Wetlands are an important part of the Reno/Tahoe area. They act as a natural filter for the solids that come out of the water treatment plant. Plant roots absorb nutrients from the water and naturally filter it. Wetlands are also a home for over 75% of the species in the Great Basin. However, the area's wetlands are at risk of being destroyed due to development around the city. While developers build on top of the wetlands they fill them with dirt destroying the habitat they create for the plants and animals. Washoe county has devised a plan that will help protect these important ecosystems: Mitigation. In the future, when developers try to build over a wetland, they will be responsible for creating another wetland near Washoe Lake.This area is much smaller than the wetlands destroyd. A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Drainage map showing the Great Basin in orange Various Definitions of the Great Basin (NPS) Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. ...


The Truckee River serves as Reno's primary source of drinking water. It supplies Reno with 80,000,000 gallons of water a day during the summer, and 40,000,000 gallons of water per day in the winter. Before the water goes to the homes around the Reno area, it must go to one of two water treatment plants, Chalk Bluff or Glendale Water Treatment Plant. As an attempt to save water, golf courses in Reno, like Arrow Creek Golf Course, have been using treated effluent water instead of treated water from one of Reno's water plants. A water treatment plant in northern Portugal. ...


Culture

The National Automobile Museum, located in Reno, Nevada, displays historic automobiles from the late 19th Century up to the 1960s and in some cases later. ... Roderick Dexter as Macbeth in October 2000 // Introduction The Nevada Shakespeare Company (NSC) is an activist theatre based in Reno, Nevada, near Nevadas border with California. ... The Nevada Museum of Art, located at 160 West Liberty Street in Reno, Nevada, is the only American Association of Museums (AAM) accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. ... The University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum is an arboretum located across the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada. ... The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden (12 acres) is an arboretum and botanical garden located in the Rancho San Rafael Regional Park at 1595 North Sierra, Reno, Nevada. ... Reno Pops Orchestra is an all volunteer community orchestra founded in 1982, based in Reno, Nevada. ... Started in 1996, Artown is a yearly arts festival held every July in Reno, NV by the city council. ...

Movies

Movies filmed in Reno include:

Bello, Baldwin, and Macy. ... Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ... Hard Eight is a 1996 film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. ... Movie poster for Charlie Varrick Charley Varrick is a 1973 crime film directed by Don Siegel and starring Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson and Joe Don Baker. ... The Wizard, also known as Joy Stick Heroes is a 1989 movie starring Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, and Jenny Lewis. ... Jinxed! is a comedy movie directed by Don Siegel and after Siegel suffered a heart attack during production an uncredited Sam Peckinpah stepped in to finish the film. ... The Misfits is a 1961 American film, written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. ... Kingpin is a 1996 Farrelly brothers film starring Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Vanessa Angel, and Randy Quaid. ... Blind Fury is a 1989 movie starring Rutger Hauer as a Vietnam Vet. ... Pink Cadillac is a 1989 action-comedy film which became quite a big flop for Clint Eastwood, who had just come off the fifth Dirty Harry-movie, The Dead Pool. ... Diamonds is a 1975 movie with Robert Shaw and Shelley Winters, and of a 1999 movie with Kirk Douglas and Dan Aykroyd. ... Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. ... Fathers Day is a 1997 comedy film that was directed by Ivan Reitman and starred Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Nastassja Kinski. ... Waking Up in Reno is a 2002 comedy film starring Natasha Richardson, Holmes Osborne, Billy Bob Thornton, Patrick Swayze, Charlize Theron and Billy OSullivan. ... Mafia!, also known as Jane Austens Mafia! is a 1998 comedy film directed by Jim Abrahams and starring Jay Mohr, Lloyd Bridges, Olympia Dukakis, and Christina Applegate. ... California Split is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Elliott Gould and George Segal as a pair of gamblers. ... Angie Martinez - Up Close and Personal: 01 - Heart And Soul 02 - New York New York Ft. ... Promotional poster for The Pledge The Pledge (2001) is a drama/thriller movie, directed by Sean Penn. ... Fay Forrester (Joanne Whalley) is an attractive young lady who wants to escape from her violent and jealous boyfriend Vince (Michael Madsen). ... The Last Don is a novel by Mario Puzo, best known as the auther of The Godfather. ...

Noteworthy residents

Dawn Elberta Wells (born October 18, 1938, in Reno, Nevada) is an American actress, best known for her television work in the 1960s, particularly her role as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligans Island, which first ran on CBS from 1964-1967, and has been continuously rerun in... For the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) video game, see The Adventures of Gilligans Island. ... Mädchen Amick (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress, best known for playing Shelly Johnson on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990-1991) and its 1992 prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. ... Terri Ivens, in a still from the opening sequence of All My Children. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Shannon Marie Sossamon (born October 3, 1978), better known as Shannyn Sossamon, is an American actress, musician and dancer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 40 Days and 40 Nights is a comedy film that was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Rob Perez in 2002. ... Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and former fashion model. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Thomas K. Dyes drawing of himself, in a promotional epsiode of Something Happens. ... Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ... Newshounds is a humorous webcomic drawn and written by Thomas K. Dye. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 8 Mile stars Eminem (Marshall Mathers) as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... This article is about the film. ... The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the title of a number of works of art: A poem, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, by William Ross Wallace A song, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, (1984) by The Smiths A film, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, (1992) starring... Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909—1971) was a writer of short stories, poetry and novels, best known for his first novel, The Ox-Bow Incident. ... The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 western novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, in which two drifters are drawn into a posse formed to find the murderer of a local man. ... Brian Crane is the cartoonist who created the comic strip Pickles. ... Pickles is a daily and Sunday comic strip by Brian Crane focusing on a retired couple in their seventies, Earl and Opal Pickles. ... Mark Steven Kotsay (born December 2, 1975) is an outfielder for the Oakland Athletics. ... Randall Jerome Messenger (born August 13, 1981 in Reno, Nevada), better known as Randy Messenger, is an right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Florida Marlins (2005-present). ... Chris Carr (born April 30, 1983 in Reno, Nevada) is a National Football League cornerback and return specialist who currently plays for the Oakland Raiders. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Brent Boyd is a former American football offensive guard. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Purple, Gold, White Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking, Ragnar Personnel Owner Zygi Wilf General... Chris Ault (born November 8, 1946 in San Bernardino, California), is the current college football head coach of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doug Clifford Doug Clifford (born April 24, 1945 in Palo Alto, California, USA) played drums in the American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... Creedence Clearwater Revival (commonly referred to by its initials CCR or simply as Creedence) was an American rock band, which consisted of John Fogerty (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Tom Fogerty (guitar, vocals, piano), Stu Cook (bass guitar, vocals), and Doug Clifford (drums, percussion, vocals). ... Chuck Ruff is an American rock drummer most prominantly known for his drum solo with the Edgar Winter Group in the #1 hit instrumental Frankenstein. Chuck was born in Reno, Nevada and played in the rock group Sawback with Ronnie Montrose and Frank Church from 1968-1970. ... Edgar Winter Group is a 1970s rock band founded by Edgar Winter. ... Chino XL (born Derek Keith Barbosa, April 8, 1971, in The Bronx, New York) is a New Jersey rapper well respected among hip-hop enthusiasts for his technically accomplished style and battling abilities. ... Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi (born July 12, 1971) is an American figure skater. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Val Joe Rudy Galindo (born September 7, 1969 in San Jose, California) is an American figure skater. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Jennifer Harman (born November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada) is an American professional poker player with a reputation as a cash game player. ... For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... Paul Dominque Laxalt (born August 2, 1922) was a Governor and U.S. Senator from the U.S. state of Nevada. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... James Arthur Jim Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner Forensic Psychologist aka Dr. Buzz Dr. J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner (08/20/67) is an American forensic psychologist and psychology journalist. ... Rajan Zed is a community activist based in Reno (Nevada, USA). ... Believe It or Not redirects here. ... Joe Flanigan (born January 5, 1967) is an American television actor best known as Major/Lt. ...

Reno in music

  • Woody Guthrie wrote a song in 1937 originally titled "Reno Blues" but later known as "Philadelphia Lawyer" about a lawyer who has an affair in Reno with the "maiden" of a "gun-totin cowboy" only to later be killed by said cowboy.
  • Johnny Cash recorded a song in 1956 called "Folsom Prison Blues" in which he sings, "When I was just a baby, my mother told me, 'Son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.' But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die."
  • Rock band R.E.M. had a single in 2001 called "All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)".
  • The song "Loser" (1994), by alternative artist Beck, contains the line, "Baby's in Reno with the vitamin D, got a couple of couches, sleep on the loveseat..."
  • Rapper Kanye West's video for the song "Drive Slow" (2006) was filmed in Reno.
  • Rocky Votolato's 2007 album The Brag and Cuss has a song, "The Wrong Side of Reno" in which Voltolato sings, "I hear a train whistle blowing and it's in key with my song, all the way on the wrong side of Reno where all my toughest friends are from."
  • Modest Mouse's video "Little Motel" was filmed in Reno
  • Tom Waits refers to Reno in several songs: Virginia Avenue from the Closing Time album is set in Reno refers both to Virginia Avenue, Reno's main street, and Harold's Club, once the largest casino in Reno; Hang on St Christopher from Frank's Wild Years; and Better Off Without A Wife from Nighthawks at the Diner.
  • The Grateful Dead's Friend of the Devil starts out with the line: I set out from Reno; I was trailed by twenty hounds.
  • Folk singers Richard Fariña and Mimi Fariña wrote a song called, Reno, Nevada.
  • Country Rock Band Southern Pacific had a hit song entitled Reno Bound.
  • Bruce Springsteen's "Reno" appeared on the 2005 release Devils & Dust.

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Reno in pop culture

Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... For the 2007 film, see Reno 911!: Miami. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... The Green Goblin, a supervillain and enemy of Spider-Man. ... Oddball is the name of a Marvel Comics supervillain. ... Tenpin is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ... The Phantom Rider is the name of several fictional Old West heroic gunfighters in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Hamilton Slade is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics. ... Anthony Horowitz (born 5 April 1956) is an English author and television scriptwriter. ... Nightrise is the third book in The Power of Five series, written by Anthony Horowitz. ... Fallout 2 is a critically-acclaimed computer role-playing game published by Interplay in 1998. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see 3 (disambiguation). ... The Cabin Show was the forty-first episode aired of the TV comedy series Arrested Development. ... Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909—1971) was a writer of short stories, poetry and novels, best known for his first novel, The Ox-Bow Incident. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... The Mt. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Balls of Fury is a comedy film starring Dan Fogler and Christopher Walken. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up Dinner in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Sister cities

Reno has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Henderson (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
  2. ^ ReviewJournal.com - News - Gold hits record high
  3. ^ USATODAY.com
  4. ^ rsr_2007.qxd
  5. ^ National Weather Service website (www.weather.gov)
  6. ^ ACE High School
  7. ^ School Brief
  8. ^ :: Coral Academy of Science ::
  9. ^ http://www.davidsonacademy.unr.edu/ Official Site]
  10. ^ http://www.icdareno.com/
  11. ^ Rainshadow Community Charter High School
  12. ^ http://www.teama.org/
  13. ^ Bishop Manogue Catholic High School - Home
  14. ^ Sage Ridge School
  15. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  16. ^ NBA Development League: The D-League Expands to Reno
  17. ^ Reno-Taho 2018 Bid Competitive-GamesBids.com 9.20.07

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Reno lies 26 miles north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles north-east of Lake Tahoe in the high desert.
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