I got a chance to see the Floral Design Center at Sparks Florist on the day before Valentine's Day. Imagine more than a thousand bouquets; big, small and in-between. And the smell is like a bouquet of roses on steroids. Because Valentine's Day falls on Tuesday this year, more people order flowers. Why? Because they […]
What do you do when 5,000 hungry Marines arrive at the Reno-Tahoe Airport on their way to– and from– the biggest Marine Reserve Corps training exercise in the United States? You find a way to feed them and give them shelter from the heat.
That's exactly what Perry DiLoreto, who heads the Nevada Military Support Alliance […]
What a disappointment to hear that Mark White, the tourism guy from Utah (who enthusiastically accepted the top job at RSCVA) has changed his mind. That's right, he's not coming after all. Family issues. It's like your prom date leaving you halfway through the evening for the blonde he's known for years. You get your […]
About a month before a truck crashed into an Amtrak train outside of Fallon, killing six people, emergency responders in Churchill County staged a mass-casualty drill at Churchill County High School to help hone the skills and coordination efforts of local, regional, state and federal agencies.
Officials dubbed the plan Operation ARCO (Aircraft Mishap Full Scale […]
I heard some movie folks from Paramount Pictures were visiting NAS Fallon this week doing research for a new movie about Top Gun. It's been 25 years since the original Top Gun movie filled the big screen– and it was a huge box office hit. People loved the flying scenes, many of which were actually […]
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 […]
Passengers on an Amtrak train that was struck by a semi-truck in the middle of the Nevada desert were surprised to see fire trucks and helicopters emblazoned with "U.S. Navy" participating in the rescue efforts. NAS Fallon rushed crash crews, doctors and helicopters to the scene as part of a joint emergency response effort.
NAS Fallon […]
Volunteers who set up an emergency shelter in Fallon for survivors of the train crash near Lovelock Friday, were surprised and pleased to see Governor Brian Sandoval walking through the crowd and asking how things were going.
The Governor stopped by E.C. Best elementary school where hundreds of people were bussed after their train was hit […]
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 […]