Amy Alonzo,

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Recent articles by Amy:

Snow, smoke and rain — it must be September in Northern Nevada

The first week of September was hot in Reno. The second week was smoky. The third week was cool and wet. But the first day of autumn promises to be gorgeous. → Read More

Documentary on 1982 Alpine Meadows avalanche coming to Sparks, Carson City

Catch BURIED, the award-winning Alpine Meadows avalanche documentary, in Carson or Sparks before its nationwide release. → Read More

South Lake Tahoe may outlaw single-use plastic water bottles as microplastic contamination grows

Planning a trip to South Lake Tahoe? You will need to pack your own reusable water bottle if a new city ordinance passes. → Read More

Hot, smoky September gives way to cool temps and early-season snow showers in Reno, Tahoe area

If the smoke clears, Reno residents could see white-topped mountains by the weekend as an early season storm is forecast to bring high-elevation snow. → Read More

Interstate 80 reduced to one lane each direction near Gold Run in Placer County due to Dutch Fire

The Dutch Fire burning between Truckee and Sacramento has forced the closure of Interstate 80. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 20. → Read More

Mosquito Fire smoke means air quality will continue to be unhealthy in Reno region

Air quality is hazardous in some parts of Reno and Tahoe as smoke from the Mosquito Fire keeps blowing in. And it could be a while until it clears. → Read More

Wildfire sending smoke into Nevada continues to grow; cooler temps, possible rain on the way

The Mosquito Fire burning south of Auburn continues to send smoke into Northern Nevada. Along with the smoke comes cooler temps for the Reno area. → Read More

'Very unhealthy' air likely for Reno; hazy to smoky skies forecast for Great Reno Balloon Race

Hazy to smoky skies are forecast for the Great Reno Balloon Race and air quality will decline as wildfire smoke from California blows into the region. → Read More

'Squaw' removed from names of federally-recognized geographic locations in Nevada

The word “squaw” will no longer be used in names describing any federally recognized geographic features in the United States. → Read More

A Tahoe City teen's dream of an in-town skatepark comes to life after his death

While a permanent location is being sought, volunteers constructed the 4,000-square-foot pop-up Scotty Lapp Memorial Skatepark at a temporary site. → Read More

Smoke from California's Mosquito Fire is blanketing Tahoe Basin, Truckee Meadows

The smoke from the Mosquito Fire near Oxbow Reservoir in California could continue to linger over Northern Nevada. → Read More

New Carson City sawmill to process timber salvaged from wildfires, forest thinning projects

A new Carson City sawmill will focus on processing timber burned in recent wildfires. It's the first sizeable mill in the region in decades. → Read More

Record-setting heat continues to blast Reno; relief in sight later this week

And, if Tuesday's temperature reaches 105 degrees, it will be one of the 10 hottest days ever recorded in Reno, regardless of month. → Read More

Caution urged around Reno's Virginia Lake due to algae bloom

The city of Reno is asking residents to keep themselves, and their pets, safe around Virginia Lake due to an algae bloom. → Read More

Heat watch issued as temps up to 105 forecast for Reno, Black Rock Desert over Labor Day

An excessive heat watch has been issued for Reno and surrounding areas through Monday of Labor Day weekend, with temps up to 105 degrees. → Read More

When is your favorite Tahoe ski resort going to open? It could be sooner than you think.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is hoping for an early November opening, with other Tahoe-area resorts also targeting November and early December openings. → Read More

Reno's August rainfall record washed away by summer monsoons

Remember how hot and dry last August was? Not this year. The city has broken its record for recorded rainfall in the month of August. → Read More

Southwest Reno's new Sierra Front Trail connects Thomas Creek and Ballardini Ranch

The new Sierra Front Trail in southwest Reno connects Thomas Creek and Ballardini Ranch. Here's what you need to know about the new trail. → Read More

Thunderstorms are forecast for Northern Nevada. Will Reno break its August rainfall record?

Thunderstorms are forecast for Reno and the Sierra Crest through Thursday, and Reno could break its August rainfall record. → Read More

Update: Fire crews make progress on Joy Lake Fire; Snow Flower Drive home burns down

A home off Mt. Rose Highway in Galena area and near Joy Lake burning. Other homes threatnened as multiple agencies respond to 3 acre blaze. → Read More