The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

The SouthEast Connector: Connecting Communities and Improving Mobility

     by Corrine Casanova Aerial photos of the SouthEast Connector from 2016 and 2018. Here are the links for the May 2016 & May 2018 flyover videos from the RTC. Link to both videos: http://www.southeastconnector.com/videos/ The long-anticipated SouthEast Connector is slated to open July 6, 2018. This is a Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County road…

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In the Trades: The Impact of a Booming Economy

by Corrine Casanova   During the recession here in northern Nevada, construction essentially became a dead industry.  Because of this, many skilled workers were forced to leave the construction industry and pursue very different opportunities. Over 20,000 jobs were lost in the construction industry alone by the year 2000 in the Reno area. As Nevada…

Who Owns the Rain?

Who Owns the Rain?

by Craig A. Ruark In nearly every part of the world and most of the U.S. when it rains, people take advantage of the heavenly gift and in many cases capture the precious liquid in rain barrels or cisterns for later use. However, in Nevada, it is illegal to capture the rain because it is…

Why Buy Local?  Here Are Six Great Reasons !

Why Buy Local? Here Are Six Great Reasons !

by Rob Crocco Keeping money in the community where you live makes sense. According to the Small Business Administration, there were 29.6 million small businesses in 2014. Only 19,000 of them were large businesses. After the recession, the number of small businesses continues to increase. Who’s in love with “big box” stores anyway? Here are…

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

Made in Nevada…Stays in Nevada…Building Panasonic

by Corrine Casanova Panasonic is a nearly 100-year-old global company with headquarters in Japan, but when it comes to lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing for Tesla vehicles, they are absolutely made in Nevada. There are divisions of Panasonic all over the USA with different functions and specific focuses. Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is their…