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Fire destroys one apartment unit and damages second in Sparks

rgj.com — At about 6 a.m. Sparks firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 1800 block of Sullivan Lane. The fire started on a balcony of a two-story, eight-unit apartment complex according to Fire Marshal Bob King of the Sparks Fire Department. Residents of the two units affected were able to evacuate from the structure.
Nov 28, 2014

Fire destroys one apartment unit and damages a second one in Sparks: on.rgj.com/1xRRSzx via @rgj

Nov 28, 2014

Fire destroys one apartment unit and damages second in Sparks on.rgj.com/1xRRSzx via @rgj

Hansen feeling good about court outcome

rgj.com — Outspoken Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen got the vindication he was looking for in his dispute with state wildlife officials. On Wednesday, Judge Richard Glasson in New River Township Justice Court said Hansen was not guilty on four misdemeanor counts of setting steel traps too close to the road.

Wolf Pack hoops looks to find offense at Omaha

rgj.com — David Carter is concerned about his team's confidence as it readies for Saturday's game at Nebraska-Omaha. The Nevada basketball team opened the season with back-to-back wins over Cal Poly and Adams State but then dropped all three games in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands last week, finishing eighth in the eight-team tournament.

Wolf Pack's 3 keys vs. UNLV: No. 1, get to the QB

rgj.com — Coach Brian Polian's words to his Nevada football team this week have included, "Enjoy the moment. Don't fear it." Even he said he wasn't sure if the Wolf Pack's 40-20 loss to Fresno State on Saturday, as a seven-point favorite, was a "choke job," as he put it.
Nov 28, 2014

Wolf Pack football 3 keys vs. UNLV: No. 1, get to the quarterback. rgj.com/story/sports/c…

Murray's three keys, prediction for Wolf Pack-Omaha game

rgj.com — Reno Gazette-Journal sports columnist Chris Murray breaks down the Nevada basketball team's game against Omaha. Nevada (2-3) at Omaha (2-2) When: Saturday, 11 a.m. (Pacific time) Where: Ralston Arena (capacity 3,500) Radio/TV: 94.5 FM/None Betting line: Omaha by 4 Three keys for Nevada to win 1.
Nov 28, 2014

Three keys to the win and a prediction for the Wolf Pack-Omaha basketball game tomorrow afternoon: on.rgj.com/1HLQSoA

Gameday guide: Wolf Pack at UNLV in regular-season finale

rgj.com — The Wolf Pack football team plays at rival UNLV on Saturday. Here's a breakdown of the game. Nevada (6-5, 3-4 MW) at UNLV (2-10, 1-6) When: 7:30 p.m.
Nov 28, 2014

Gameday guide: Wolf Pack at UNLV in the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon: on.rgj.com/1ysiFGb

Week in 1,000 Words: AD Knuth starts Pack transformation; MW TV deal broken

rgj.com — RGJ columnist weighs in one week that was in sports.
Nov 28, 2014

The Week in 1,000 Words: AD Doug Knuth starts his transformation of Wolf Pack athletics; MW television deal broken: on.rgj.com/123BrI0

Murray's Sunday List: Top 10 moments in Nevada-UNLV rivalry

rgj.com — Every Sunday, Reno Gazette-Journal sports columnist Chris Murray will count down a top-10 list. This week's list counts down the 10 most memorable games in Nevada-UNLV football history. 1. 1995 (Sanders throws his helmet): The most memorable game between these two isn't remembered for what happened during the game (Nevada won, 55-32).
Nov 28, 2014

The Sunday List: The 10 most memorable moments in the Nevada-UNLV football rivalry: on.rgj.com/15HcjID pic.twitter.com/KoNqIWU340

Video: Shopping in 20 seconds

rgj.com — 387 shoppers pour into Best Buy in Reno on Thanksgiving.
Nov 28, 2014

I have watched this 20-second, time-lapse video of Thanksgiving shoppers at Best Buy probably a dozen times now. on.rgj.com/1xNYqyT

#ThrowbackThursday: RGJ's 1984 winning holiday recipe

rgj.com — By now, you've probably stuffed a turkey and have more pumpkin pies than you know what to do with. For #ThrowbackThursday, here's a look at the RGJ's holiday cookbook publications of yesteryear (OK, 1984 and 1982). In 1984, the grand prize recipe was Chicken Filo Envelopes.

Reno retail revs up early for holiday shopping

rgj.com — There were 387 shoppers lined up outside Best Buy, others hit Meadowood Mall Well, that was quick. A holiday traditionally celebrated in gratitude with close family took an abrupt shift Thursday afternoon for shoppers and the people working on Thanksgiving to serve them.

Huge, unique retail space set to open in northwest Reno

rgj.com — A former big-box husk will open this weekend with dozens of new options for Reno shoppers. About 60 vendors will debut Friday at the Great Western Marketplace in northwest Reno. That includes retailers, inventors, artisans and foods. The space will eventually have more than 250 vendors, said spokesman Len Marazzo.
Nov 27, 2014

Huge, unique retail space is about to open in northwest #Reno: on.rgj.com/1vGTaRS via @rgj

Murray: No excuses, Wolf Pack must beat UNLV

rgj.com — In the carnage of the Nevada's football team's 27-22 loss to rival UNLV last season, a loss that ripped the Fremont Cannon from the paws of the Wolf Pack after it had possessed the coveted trophy the previous eight seasons, the Nevada players dispersed into the silence of one of the darkest nights of their lives.
Nov 28, 2014

What did Cody Fajardo, Brock Hekking, Coach Polian do after 2013 loss to UNLV? What did they learn about the rivalry? on.rgj.com/1ppSOgy

Families like yours keep this Reno ski venue alive

rgj.com — As cost to ski and board at resorts increases, nonprofit Sky Tavern more important than ever You won't find much new stuff at the home of the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program. The home base on Mount Rose Highway is a former ski resort building that dates back to 1946.

Guard health a concern for Wolf Pack's Polian

rgj.com — The Nevada football team did something against Fresno State on Saturday that it hadn't done all season: fail to score in a half. The Wolf Pack got shut out in the second half of a 40-20 loss to the Bulldogs that ended Nevada's chances of winning a Mountain West Conference West Division title.
Nov 28, 2014

Guard health a concern for Polian heading into Nevada-UNLV game. rgj.com/story/sports/c…

Nov 27, 2014

Guard health is a concern for Wolf Pack coach Brian Polian ahead of UNLV game. W/ weekly recruiting corner. rgj.com/story/sports/c…

Assemblyman Ira Hansen not guilty in trapping case

rgj.com — Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, on Wednesday was found not guilty of violating wildlife trapping regulations by setting snares within 200 feet of a highway. Hansen fought the misdemeanor charges in New River Township Justice Court in Fallon. He argued the 200 foot rule applies only to steel jaw traps, not the snares he was using.

Murray: Position-by-position preview of Wolf Pack-UNLV

rgj.com — Reno Gazette-Journal sports columnist Chris Murray breaks down Nevada's game against UNLV with a position-by-position analysis. Nevada (6-5, 3-4 MW) at UNLV (2-10, 1-6) When: 7:30 p.m.
Nov 27, 2014

Position-by-position preview of Nevada-UNLV. Pretty clear who has the more talented roster: on.rgj.com/1yjLEft

And they're off! Black Friday shoppers line up in Reno

rgj.com — Mike Chheth knows how to do Black Friday - with several video games, a couple lap top computers, one TV in a tent with two space heaters and friends. "I was going to come here this morning," Chheth, 28, said camped outside the South Virginia Best Buy store on Wednesday.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @USATODAYmoney: And they're off! Black Friday shoppers ALREADY camping out on.rgj.com/1AU3rfz

Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday shopper in Reno: "It's no big deal. It's camping — ghetto camping." on.rgj.com/1rlsmpt via @rgj

Nov 26, 2014

And they're off! Black Friday shoppers line up in Reno on.rgj.com/1rlsmpt via @rgj

Thirteen make shortlist for Reno City Council seat

rgj.com — The Reno City Council has winnowed a list of 74 applicants for newly elected Mayor Hillary Schieve's open seat to 13, with Assemblyman David Bobzien winning unanimous support from all six members. The finalists are: Pat Lynch Barrett, a retired advertising executive, with one nomination. David Bobzien, a four-term Democratic Assemblyman, with six nominations.