Mike Higdon, RGJ.com

Mike Higdon


Reno, NV, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

10 UNR historic houses might be demolished after Burning Man pulled out of relocating them

The University of Nevada is making a last-ditch effort to keep negotiations going in order to save 10 historic houses → Read More

How Nevada Day helps remind us of our boom, bust and continuing reinvention

Why Nevadans still celebrate Nevada Day, the largest statehood party in the country → Read More

Here's how the 747 airplane from Burning Man finally parked on private property

The 747 will soon be covered by camouflage to minimize the visual impact on the desert → Read More

New Reno 'ambassadors' to clean up downtown as part of business improvement district

How the new business improvement district works and how it plans to improve downtown Reno over the next 10 years → Read More

Downtown Reno's oldest building, too unsafe to save, to be razed for Whitney Peak expansion

Whitney Peak Hotel owners said Reno Mercantile too structurally unsafe to save. They will replace that building, Old Reno Casino and Vino with long-stay hotel → Read More

Washoe County to open new women, family and youth homeless shelter

State leases part of mental health campus on Glendale Avenue to be converted to shelters, center for services. → Read More

Future tiny home village for Reno's homeless hoping for community support

Northern Nevada HOPES plans to build 30 tiny houses for Reno's homeless → Read More

I hope you're happy. Reno destroys more Lime Bikes than other cities

Seriously, guys? This is why we can't have nice things → Read More

Reno OK's continuing Lime Bikes contract, but Sparks says they're gone after January

Lime Bikes continue to operate as usual but no more scooters for now → Read More

Burning Man volunteers rescue the 747 airplane from the desert: 'It will get done'

Volunteers come together to drag the 747 project to its final destination → Read More

'Granny flats' fail in Reno Planning Commission, move to City Council

Reno Planning Commission blocks allowing second dwelling on property after four-hour discussion → Read More

Reno's Lime Scooters gone for now; this isn't the company's first time being shut out

Reno and Sparks weren't ready for Lime Scooters and want more time to prepare the city → Read More

Watch live: Reno hosts press conference over Lime Scooter controversy

The city hosted a press conference on Wednesday after Lime introduced its scooters on the city's streets on Tuesday. → Read More

UNR, Sparks, Reno blindsided by Lime Scooter launch — Reno sends cease and desist

Lime deployed 100 scooters in Midtown after city councils told Lime to wait → Read More

747 airplane from Burning Man still sitting in Black Rock Desert; BLM says get it out

The Bureau of Land Management is not happy that the 747 airplane has not been removed from the playa → Read More

Pilots Find 747 Art Car Parked in the Desert after Burning Man

Dustin Mosher and another pilot found Big Imagination Camp's 747 art car 12 miles north of its former location during Burning Man 2018. Video and photos by Dustin Mosher @flyingfiddler. → Read More

Two people killed in glider crash that sparked Slide Fire identified

Medical examiner’s office says two men from California died in the incident that sparked 64-acre Slide Fire. Cause of death is still under investigation. → Read More

Burners cook whole animals on embers of the Man

A camp who wants people to face their food, cooked whole pig and lamb on remnants of the man → Read More

HAMM cooks animals on the embers of the man at Burning Man 2018

A camp who wants people to face their food, cooked whole pig and lamb on remnants of the man → Read More

Burning Man trash collectors help reduce garbage headed to Reno

Local family and friends set up highway trash collection stop and spend the week sorting trash from recycle and refurbishing bicycles for next year. → Read More