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Ryan Kern


Reno, NV, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Knowing Nevada: Nevada's influence on the 1960 Squaw Winter Olympics

The 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics may have been hosted by the California town, but Nevada's influence on the games spans the region.Walt Disney produced the opening and closing ceremonies for the 8th winter games.The iconic star decided to invite dozen → Read More

Downtown Reno's 'Our Bar' making children's holiday dreams happen

Three years ago, Reno's Our Bar took a chance on re-branding the business so it's centered on something the owners care about - the community.Now, they're hoping the community takes a chance with them.Manager George Ward is hosting a toy drive on Saturday, → Read More

Nevada veterans take part in several Veterans Day ceremonies in Washington

The latest and final Honor Flight Nevada trip for 2017 happened during this past during Veterans Day Weekend in Washington D.C.Around 40 veterans were taken for free to our nations capital via the northern Nevada-based organization.The veterans were surpri → Read More

Exploring Our Backyard: Archery with Olympic Gold Medalist David Wise

In the latest edition of Exploring Our Backyard, Alex Margulies and Ryan Kern spend the afternoon with United States Olympic Gold Medalist and Reno-Native David Wise in the skiers backyard.After winning gold in Sochi in 2012, Wise returned to the United St → Read More

Knowing Nevada: Carson City's surprising influence on rock & roll and the music industry

Through several decades, Carson City had a major influence on the music scene, particularly through various rock & roll bands such as The Rolling Stones, KISS, Pink Floyd and The Doobie Brothers.The company 'Stage Craft' opened on Mallory Way in the state → Read More

Exploring Our Backyard: Labor Day skiing on hidden Sierra snow patch

In our latest edition of Exploring Our Backyard, Alex Margulies and Ryan Kern spend the 2017 Labor Day weekend driving across the Sierra to ski a hidden chunk of snow.It's refereed to as 'The Patch' by those who live around the south shore of Lake Tahoe. T → Read More

Former Reagan adviser reacts to policy change in Afghanistan

Ty Cobb, former National Security Adviser to President Ronald Reagan, didn't expect President Trump to call for the Pakistani Government to become more involved in the fight against global terrorism.We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dol → Read More

Northern Nevada Pearl Harbor veteran passes away

One of the last living Pearl Harbor veterans living in northern Nevada has passed away.Howard Hayes was the last living member of the United States Coast Guard Taney ship.Hayes was just 21 years old when the Japanese bombers flew overhead on December 7th, → Read More

New 'Vintage Trailer Revival' Hot August Nights event gaining traction

The newest Hot August Nights event is officially underway at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno.'Vintage Trailer Revival' shows off trailers from 1976 and older.The event opened to the public on Tuesday and is available for touring until Sunday, the 1 → Read More

Reno-Tahoe preparing for 2030 Olympic bid, could involve Las Vegas

Los Angeles is all but certain to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, and the pitch the city made to the International Olympic Committee could have the framework needed for northern Nevada to host the winter games in the near future.Jon Killoran and the Reno Ta → Read More

Veterans Guest House ready to double in size

The Veterans Guest House will break ground on a new construction project to almost double its occupancy.The project would increase the amount of beds inside the home from 17 to 33 come Memorial Day 2018.Ground breaking will begin in early September on the → Read More

Reno chef has unique perspective on minimum wage increase debate

The minimum wage in Nevada will remain under $10 an hour after Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill that would have paid workers without health benefits at least $12 an hour come 2022.Sandoval said he has concerns for small businesses across the state still t → Read More

Knowing Nevada: Drone Industry Status

The search and rescue industry across the country is in line to receive a strong helping hand from the drone industry.Northern Nevada companies like Drone America are leading the charge when it comes testing drones in the air for search, rescue, fire aid a → Read More

Knowing Nevada: Ormsby House in Carson City seeks new future

The new Carson City corridor officially opened in October, and for six months it's been a better place to live, work and play.Now, it might be time for one of Carson Street's most prominent features to catch up.The Ormsby House, closed since 2000, is up fo → Read More

Knowing Nevada: Film Industry Comeback

As Nevada's economy shifts from being focused on gaming to a mixture including big business and technology, one lawmaker hopes to boost another industry that is considered both old and new.Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton is hoping to see her Assembly Bill 137 → Read More

Snow Shoveling Laws in Reno

Road conditions have taken the spotlight in what is still a very active winter season.Issues, however, are also popping up in neighborhoods and around businesses when it comes to the overwhelming amount of snow hitting northern Nevada and the Sierra.When i → Read More

Knowing Nevada: The fish flying for hockey again

Every barber shop has an ambiance to it, including Last Chance Barber Shop in Reno, where the history of hockey in northern Nevada is on full display.Barber Ken Pierson has been cutting hair for five decades, but is best known for his affiliation with the → Read More

Knowing Nevada: The history and tourism of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad

The Polar Express is a Christmas classic that comes to life each holiday season. And it's built on a piece of Nevada history that comes with a story in itself.Tom Gray and his family bought what was left of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in the 1970s.Buil → Read More

Knowing Nevada: Agriculture boom, bust and revitalization

Local food is finding a home in northern Nevada yet again.Whether you're eating out or cooking at home, odds are something from Holley Family Farms in Dayton, Nevada have touched your dinner plate once or twice.You can't have the direct sales, the restaura → Read More

Native American veterans receive recognition in Washingon

Fifty Native American veterans from Northern Nevada and California were honored in the nation's capital on Friday.A massive crowd at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall in Washington thanked the veterans, who traveled as part of the first all-native Honor → Read More