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Commission to Review Controversial Skyway

What: Planning Commission Meeting, Agenda Item 5.1 Where: Online Meeting Link When: Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 A proposed skyway on the University of Nevada campus that would mar scenic views of historic Morrill Hall is back on the Reno Planning Commission agenda for Wednesday, even though a decision on a specially selected […]

Reno to Eliminate Skyway Committee

What: Reno City Council Meeting, Agenda Item E.2 Where: Online Meeting at www.Reno.gov When: Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10 The Reno City Council is about to eliminate a committee that was intended to review proposed skyways — pedestrian bridges above public streets — because the review may delay a proposed skyway project on the […]

Scenic Nevada Challenges New Herz Billboard

Scenic Nevada filed a lawsuit Tuesday, July 30 against the city of Reno and billboard owner Lamar Advertising to remove a new billboard erected in April facing Interstate 580 near Mt. Rose Highway. Scenic Nevada wants the court to require the city to revoke the Herz billboard permit and make Lamar remove the sign at […]

Billboard Teetering on Shaky Approval

City Says It’s Legal; State Says It Isn’t The new Summit Club billboard in scenic south Reno facing Interstate 580 is located on property where billboards were not allowed when the county had jurisdiction. And we think that’s enough to revoke the permit, but the city does not. Scenic Nevada discovered the issue with the […]

Reno Planners to Discuss New Billboard on I-580

What: Reno Planning Commission Meeting When: Wednesday, May 15, starting at 6 p.m. Where: Reno City Council Chambers, 1 First Street Reno Planning Commissioners will hear a presentation tomorrow night on the new Summit Club billboard which appeared last month hovering over Interstate 580 on property next door to Summit Mall and where apartments are […]

State Senate Honors Doug

A proclamation, honoring Scenic Nevada founder Doug Smith, was presented on the floor of the Nevada State Senate by state Senator Julia Ratti April 30, 2019. Doug, who passed away March 25, was honored for his decades-long public service and advocacy work to protect the scenic beauty of Nevada. The proclamation was read by state Senator Ratti […]

Services Set for Doug

Please join us at a celebration of life for Scenic Nevada founder Doug Smith at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Mountain View Mortuary on Stoker Drive in Reno, followed by a graveside ceremony at 11 a.m. Doug was at the helm of Scenic Nevada from its inception in 2000 until his retirement […]

Thank You and Goodbye, Doug

It’s with great sadness that we learned that Scenic Nevada’s founder Douglas G. Smith, our dear friend, mentor and driving force, passed away at Renown Medical Center on March 25, 2019. Doug was at the helm of Scenic Nevada from its inception in 2000 until his retirement from our organization about six years ago. It’s no […]

New Brightness Limit Approved on Some Digital Signs

The Reno City Council followed the planning commission’s lead and approved one of the lowest nighttime brightness levels for digital signs in the nation. But the city code change approved March 13 only applies to drive-through digital signs. All other digital signs in the city are not affected and are among the brightest in the […]

National Scenic Byway Legislation Advances

Good news! The House passed legislation Feb. 6, reviving our nation’s Scenic Byway program. Now, the Senate is reviewing a companion bill. Write your Senators today urging them to vote yes on S 349 to restart the program. Sen. Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Cardin (D-MD) introduced S. 349, which is a companion bill to H.R. 831, the […]