One Fisherman who shouldn’t be

Got a little angry with this guy after he caught what looked like a medium sized Rainbow Trout. I could tell he was having problems, not only handling the slippery fella, but removing the hook. I always thought that “catch and release” meant using barbless hooks. But evidently this guy skipped that class. I could see the blood around it’s gills as he released it. And he seemed perplexed as to why the trout wouldn’t swim away. Instead floated away, upside down. I yelled for him to grab it and at least take it home to eat. But he instead let it float down stream

The River Festival is back, almost…

The annual River Festival was in full swing this weekend, after a year off due to the pandemic. The festival usually features kayaking competitions, but once again, the river’s flow is too low due to the drought. But the music, food, and beer was flowing non-stop. The festival, which is normally free to attend, was, for the first time ever, a paid event. Even though there wasn’t any kayaking competitions, there were plenty of water craft floating along the river.

Bye, Bye Marquee

The giant marquee that once lit up the street in front of the iconic Harrah’s Casino Resort is being painstakingly torn down by workers to make way for a new look. The downtown property closed down early last year during the pandemic and is now being repurposed by a new owner. The once busy Casino floor will soon be converted to restaurants and retail. While the two Hotel towers are being remodeled and converted to high end condominiums

Reno Native Remy Glock…

…a Designer and Illustrator by trade and an up and coming Muralist from Chicago was busy applying her artistry to the normally drab gray utility box in front of the Pioneer Center…

Adding those final touches to her masterpiece on the final day…

Rainbow Crosswalk

The city has decided to paint the crosswalk running under the Reno Arch in rainbow colors, to celebrate Pride Month. This image was shot shortly after workers painted the colorful stripes. The traffic cones were still out to control both foot and car traffic.

This is what it looks like 6 hours later…

Murals big and small

A crew of painters were busy creating a giant mural on the downtown ReTRAC plaza. The 18,000 sq ft gray slab, covering the railroad track trench below, will be covered by a mural envisioned by artist Brad Carney, a Philadelphia based muralist.

In the mean time, a few blocks south, a smaller mural was being painted on a utility box

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