Amy Alonzo,

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Recent articles by Amy:

South Reno wild horse collisions dropped in 2022 after spiking in 2021

The number of collisions between wild horses and vehicles in south Reno dropped last year, but fencing is needed to eliminate them, horse groups say. → Read More

Back-to-back accidents are first two fatals of 2023 on Northern Nevada highways

A Carson City man was killed Saturday; the other driver was charged with DUI. A second man was killed Sunday morning when his truck rolled. → Read More

Sky Tavern snowmaking equipment will be up and running later in 2023

Reno's nonprofit Sky Tavern Ski Program has raised enough funds to purchase its first-ever snowmaking equipment. → Read More

Ready for a snowless Reno? You'll have to wait out the 'inside slider' storm coming this weekend.

Reno's snow won't be going anywhere soon - a small storm will bring more snow Sunday, and single-digit temps will keep it around. → Read More

$25,000 reward offered in case of slaughtered wild horses

A $25,000 reward is being offered for information on the slaughter of five wild horses outside Ely. The case is still unsolved after more than a year. → Read More

It's been dumping rain and snow. Does that mean the drought is over?

Western Nevada and the Sierra have received unprecedented rain and snow. But the drought's not over, and here's why. → Read More

Want to visit Tahoe's Sand Harbor for free? If you live in Nevada, now you can.

The new Nevada State Parks Library Pass gives Nevadans the ability to visit the state's 27 state parks for free. → Read More

Lithium mining company trespasses on federally-protected Tiehm's buckwheat habitat

Ioneer has been noticed by the BLM for trespassing on federally-protected Tiehm's buckwheat habitat. → Read More

Authorities say they're taking measures so Reno's Swan Lake won't flood. Still, locals worry.

Washoe County and Reno say measures are being taken to protect residents of Lemmon Valley, which flooded in 2017. Residents aren't sure it's enough. → Read More

After storms, potholes form on city roads. If you hit one, here's how to report it

When cold, wet weather hits, hundreds of potholes pop up on city streets. Here's how the city is tackling potholes in this round of storms. → Read More

Walker River Paiute Tribal chairwoman Amber Torres voted out of office

The seven-member board voted 3-2 to remove Walker River Paiute Tribal Chair Amber Torres from office for neglect of duty and gross misconduct. → Read More

Westbound Interstate 80 reopened after rockslide; chain controls remain over Donner Summit

Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 is resumed after a rockslide blocked the road near Mystic. → Read More

Next wave of storms to hit Northern Nevada, bringing snow, high winds

After a smaller storm Friday, a big one rolling in Saturday is expected to bring several feet of snow to the mountains. → Read More

'A monumental amount of rock and earth' came down in Wilson Canyon rockslide

Officials are describing the rockslide that has closed Lyon County's Wilson Canyon indefinitely as "a monumental amount of rock and earth." → Read More

Burning Man sues BLM over approval of geothermal project in Gerlach

Burning Man and several Nevada conservation groups are suing the BLM for approving a geothermal exploration project proposed by Ormat for the Gerlach area. → Read More

Storm update: Tahoe schools closed, mountain passes reopen, more snow on the way

Tahoe-area schools are closed due to snow and most mountain highways have reopened, although a massive rockslide has closed Hwy. 208 near Yerington. → Read More

Tahoe-area interstates, highways closed due to weather; open roads require chains

Travel outside the Reno area will be difficult today as multiple surrounding highways and interstates are closed due to snow and mudslides. → Read More

Washoe County, Reno issue emergency declaration ahead of weekend storms

An incoming round of storms has prompted Reno and Washoe County to preemptively issue an emergency declaration. → Read More

Drought conditions improving throughout Nevada; more weather on its way

Drought conditions are improving in Northern Nevada: Lake Tahoe has risen a foot over the past week and Reno has received substantial precipitation. → Read More

String of winter weather events led up to Jeremy Renner's accident

Heavy snow, road closures and power outages; perfect storm of winter weather events led up to Jeremy Renner's accident. → Read More