Tag: Truckee River

Yesterday we had a little shindig at Fisherman’s Park on the Truckee River, installing the first mile marker on the Truckee River. These mile markers came at the perfect time: What with the powerful flows of the river and the local fire departments warning folks to stay extra safe around the river this spring, the markers will […]

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Last week was a huge week for One Truckee River, and one we’ve had circled on our calendars for quite a while now. On September 26, 27 and 28, One Truckee River approached the cities of Sparks and Reno, and Washoe County for adoption of the One Truckee River Management Plan. And… we were unanimously approved! […]

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On June 7, 2016, One Truckee River held its first open house. The event was hosted at the Siena Hotel in Reno (right on the river!), from 4pm-7pm. At the open house, members of the public were able to get a first look at the One Truckee River Management Plan. Core Planning Team members provided […]

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(Featured image courtesy Our Town Reno, taken by Jose Olivares.) Our Town Reno sprang up out of almost nothing in January of 2016 as a multimedia street reporting project. Months later, Our Town Reno is successfully giving a voice to the homeless and displaced populations of Reno as the city moves through its gentrification. We […]

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We had the opportunity to tour Crossroads earlier this month. Crossroads is a public-private partnership between Washoe County Adult Services and Catholic Charities designed to identify, intervene and stabilize high-complexity homeless clients using a tiered housing approach. The organization collaborates with numerous community partners to provide sober housing, substance abuse and mental health treatment, employment and educational […]

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We were able to sit down with City of Reno’s Mayor Hillary Schieve and Councilmembers David Bobzien and Naomi Duerr to talk about the Truckee River and its social aspects. Below is that transcribed interview: One Truckee River: First question for all of you. Could I have each of you talk about what the Truckee River […]

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Having an idea is the first step when it comes to improving your local community. Building a team, coming up with an outline . . . all important parts to following through with a workable plan. But one of the largest obstacles in the world of ideas: funding. Luckily, the Truckee River has its own funding […]

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By Alex Hoeft It’s no secret the Reno-Sparks area receives a hefty amount (85 percent) of its drinking water from the Truckee River. Water treatment facilities like Chalk Bluff and Glendale in the Truckee Meadows area are in charge of making sure the drinking water is up to snuff. There’s another treatment facility, though, on the far […]

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By Alex Hoeft Sure, there’s trash on the Truckee River. Whether from passersby casually tossing aside a soda from McDonald’s; or old, tattered clothing left behind from the homeless encampments once there, the trash exists. Sometimes, though, the trash isn’t as simple or safe as paper or cloth. Biohazard materials like syringes (“sharps”) also find home on […]

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