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Kim Burrows


Reno, NV, United States

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Past articles by Kim:

Lake Tahoe's water levels drop close to natural rim

Water levels at Lake Tahoe are now at the natural rim and it's only expected to drop more. Tahoe's water is released and stored downstream at several area reservoirs. It's released to help irrigation and provide drinking water in the Truckee Meadows. Boca Reservoir (KRNV) "Water flows over the rim, down to the dam, it can be impounded and controlled. → Read More

Is enough being done to help Reno's growing homeless population?

Staff began moving into the new $11 million Cares Campus, the new homeless shelter that could house up to 900 people near the Spaghetti Bowl. But the city of Reno will still try and reach out to those people who won't go to the shelter and would rather live on the streets. James Lynch has been living on the banks of the Truckee River east of downtown Reno. Employees from the city's Clean and… → Read More

Widow of first Washoe County COVID-19 death copes with year-long loss

Alana McAllister has a hard time believing it's been one year since Covid took her husband, Bruce McAllister. It was March 28, 2020. "It feels like it's gone by pretty fast but when you're also living it, it goes by extremely slow," McAllister said. Bruce contracted COVID-19 after a trip to New York City. He had a custody hearing in court for Brice, his son. All three came down with the virus.… → Read More

NV election officials allow poll observing; Crack down on voter intimidation

President Donald Trump has told voters not to trust the election process. He encouraged people to go to the polls to keep an eye on voting. Here in Nevada, that is allowed. In fact, the state welcomes it. "We welcome observation of all parts of the building process. → Read More

Owner of legendary Reno restaurant dies from coronavirus complications

Tony Stempeck, one of the owners of Casale's Halway Club passed away Monday from complications with COVID-19, his family announced on social media. The restaurant on 4th Street is the longest continuously running restaurant in Nevada. It was started in the 1930's by Stempeck's grandmother. Tony told News 4 in March that his grandmother was known for her homemade raviolis that she sold from the… → Read More

On Your Side: One month into school, teachers still concerned over safety, teaching plan

Washoe County Students and staff have been back in the classroom for a month but some teachers still have concerns being there. Several staff reached out to News 4 to tell us about their safety and education concerns. Tammie Nissen teaches at Swope Middle School in Reno. She says she is at high-risk for Covid. "So if I get the virus, it's a death sentence for me," she said. "I do my best to… → Read More

On Your Side: Not all ballots arrived during mail-in voting system test

UPDATE as of August 19, 2020: On the eleventh mailing day, the Postal Service delivered the last envelope to our P. O. Box. ----- As Nevada voters prepare to cast their votes by mail in the upcoming election, the efficiency of mail-in voting remains a hot topic of debate locally and nationally. News 4 conducted a non-scientific experiment to see how well the system works. To put it to the test,… → Read More

Dry, hot conditions could make for a long fire season in Northern Nevada

Get ready, because we could potentially be in for a bad fire season this year in Northern Nevada and California. At this point in the year, our precipitation level is below normal and the summer temperatures are expected to be warm. "We are expecting to see above normal temperatures and dry conditions as we get going into June, July and August," Alex Hoon said, a Meteorologist at the National… → Read More

On Your Side: How coronavirus is affecting Northern Nevada's already tight housing market

Northern Nevada was already in a tight housing market, but now the coronavirus pandemic has hit and slowed down construction. Because of OSHA requirements, current projects that are under construction have been slowed. On the new requirements, Kreg Rowe, one of the founders of Tanamera Construction said, "I've got central points of access. The multi-family is probably the more complicated… → Read More

On Your Side: How the economic shutdown affects health, safety of homeless in Reno

Shutting down the economy has been hard on all of us but for Adrian Ruiz and his wife Nina Lopez-Ruiz it's putting their health at risk. They are just two of hundreds of homeless people who live on the streets of Northern Nevada. "We've been on the streets for the last three years and lost our apartment. We thought we'd come up here for work," Nina said. The married couple, like so many… → Read More

On Your Side: Learning from past pandemics for today's coronavirus

The world has been through pandemics before and each time, history has taught us something that we've been able to use against the coronavirus. The 1918 FluThe Great Flu, also known as the Spanish Flu ravaged the world in 1918. It killed 50 million people in about a year-and-a-half. "We don't know if any other flu epidemic that hit such a big population so badly in a relatively shot period of… → Read More

On Your Side: How coronavirus is impacting northern Nevada's upcoming event season

Events season is a big moneymaker for Northern Nevada, but one by one, organizers are canceling or delaying their events because of COVID-19 concerns. So-called "events season" is a big deal for our area, as it brings in millions of dollars to our economy. At this time, organizers are waiting until the last possible minute to decide if they'll have to delay or cancel their events. But, they're… → Read More

Street names to blame for Sparks mail mix up

Kristi Dorf can't understand how her postal carriers can keep delivering the wrong mail to her house for so many years. She lives on 1st Street in Sparks. She's been there for 15 years. Every few days for the past six years she's received mail for people who live in an apartment complex on "I" Street. → Read More

Dunkin for Donors; UNR nursing students inform people about organ donation

Nursing students at the University of Nevada, Reno found a fun way to tell people about the importance of organ donation. They held an event called Dunkin for Donors outside UNR's Joe Crowley Student Union. Nursing students from the Orvis School of Nursing sat in a dunk tank while students tossed balls, dunking them into the chilly water. The event was part of a registration drive for organ… → Read More

On Your Side: "Jury verdict" helps get elderly woman out of care facility

Two weeks ago on August 8, Roger Hillygus walked his mother out of the Stone Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care facility-- and a piece of paper that looked like a court-order may have helped him do it. Hillygus gave staff what looked like a court document from the Second Judicial Court. It said "all orders contrary to the Trust Documents are void and unenforceable. Roger Hillygus is the sole… → Read More

One complex has the answer to expensive Reno-Sparks living

Ruth and Jake Miller knew they found a gem when they moved into their Sparks home 15 years ago. The pricetag was a fraction of the cost of other houses. "We bought this to get out of the snow in Portola, and then, when I retired, we said 'we can live pretty cheap over there,'" Jake Miller said. "It's cheaper to live here, and that gives us money to take trips and travel a little bit. Worked out… → Read More

Could older, classic cars be lost with changing demographics?

The old cars are now tucked in the garage after a week of Hot August Nights. Visitors love the classics, and those who own them cherish them. But something may be changing in the coming years. When the older generation is gone, the younger generation may not hold on to the older classics. We may see fewer 40s, 50s and 60s vehicles. Could 'Hot August Nights' cool off? Ray Black showed off his… → Read More

More WCSD schools receive free meals; hopes to reduce large unpaid debt

The Washoe County School District has continually racked up a substantial amount of debt each year as a result of parents not paying for their kid's school lunches. Now, a new program is hoping to help address that deficit while simultaneously combatting kid's hunger. The program, Community Eligibility Provision, will allow 39 schools to serve free breakfast and lunch to kids -- an increase from… → Read More

Mayor makes controversial comments over 'Drag Queen Story Hour'

The Mayor of Sparks made some controversial comments regarding Drag Queens reading to kids. Drag Queen Story Hour will be held at 10:15 Saturday at the Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street. This week, Mayor Ron Smith told the Reno Gazette Journal about the event: "It is absolutely ridiculous. Why would you have transgender people talking to kids? " → Read More

Reno-Sparks works to construct apartments amidst major housing shortage

Construction crews are working feverishly to build more housing around the Reno-Sparks area. Apartment complexes are popping up in all areas -- North Valleys, South of Reno, Verdi and near the Marina in Sparks. While the buildings are going up as fast as crews can build them, it has not proven to be enough to drive down demand, lower the cost of high rents, and saturate the market. According to… → Read More