It was reported…


…that someone driving by in a pickup truck fired, what appeared to be, a BB/pellet gun at Union members walking the picket line late today. Four individuals were hit by the pellets. No report of serious injury. Local police are investigating. This happened as the Union is nearing the second week of their third strike in four months. Members of the public are obviously frustrated with the lack of progress in the contract negotiations. As are the Union members. When the parties last met, Keolis Transit claimed to have made their best and final offer on a pay raise for … Continue reading It was reported…

River Cleanup


Workmen were busy removing debris that washed down river and accumulated in this narrow offshoot after our recent mountain rains. Due to the location, heavy equipment could not be used to remove the drift wood and muck. Only pitchforks and lots of muscle, one bucket load at a time UPDATE: Just wanted to show their progress. They started yesterday morning, and by this afternoon they should have most, if not all the debris picked up and trucked out. The cold waters of the Truckee River are once again flowing through this narrow offshoot. Continue reading River Cleanup

Is this Patriotism?


Patriotism to me is volunteering. Either volunteering for military service or in your community. But there are those who think patriotism means merely flying a flag. If that’s your expression of patriotism, at least show an ounce of respect for our flag by flying it properly. It angers me when people treat Old Glory like this. This flag wasn’t being flown properly from the start. And it’s been hanging this way for weeks. Speaking of patriotism, volunteering and service to country, I’m reminded of the following quote: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for … Continue reading Is this Patriotism?

There’s a new Circus Circus performer in town


Now that Jonathan Rinny and his wife Caroline are going on the road, someone had to replace them. Enter his sister. Yes, performing on stage is in the Rinny family blood and she does a pretty good job at the Rolla Bolla. I’ll be stopping in on occasion to see what else she can do to entertain the crowds. Continue reading There’s a new Circus Circus performer in town

My friend…


…Ashley Turney (l) was standing in as the City Clerk for Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve at an official ribbon cutting ceremony out on the City Hall plaza today, and later at the City Council meeting. Turney was the City Clerk for a number of years, but recently moved up to a different position within City Hall. Evidently her skills as an effective administrator are highly desirable by all department heads. Continue reading My friend…

On Stage With…The Rinny Family


Caroline Rinny, the wife of Jonathan Rinny, is also a Circus performer. She recently returned from China, where she performed her magical aerial dance with a Cirque du Soleil group. Today, after only a day of rest, she was on stage with her husband performing. The Rinny family will soon take to the road and perform for audiences around the country. Continue reading On Stage With…The Rinny Family