Smoke settles in Reno after wind-whipped wildfire
RENO (AP) — A cloud of grayish-white smoke settled over upscale homes and horse pastures on the edge of Reno on Friday as firefighters from across Nevada came close to taming a sudden wildfire that sent 16 people to area hospitals for treatment, many for smoke inhalation, and destroyed at least 20 houses. Authorities said the worst was likely over, with the blaze likely contained, but warned a change in the furious northern winds could refuel ...
Brower will seek to keep Nevada Senate seat
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — State Sen. Greg Brower announced Monday he will seek election to a full term in the Senate now that the district has survived elimination by reapportionment. Brower, R-Reno, was appointed in January by the Washoe County Commission to serve out the term of long-time Sen. Bill Raggio, who retired before the 2011 legislative session began. It was thought by many that District 15 in Washoe County would disappear as part of...