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Reno Council Approves Limits on Some Digital Signs

Looking at protecting Mt. Rose Highway, the Reno City Council unanimously agreed to a new narrowly targeted regulation to allow only gas station prices to be displayed digitally in areas where digital signs have been prohibited historically as long as the signs change or flip only once an hour. Scenic Nevada supported the text amendment […]

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 […]

Fewer Billboards on the Horizon

Since Scenic Nevada won its battle in late 2017 to have the Reno billboard ban enacted, the supply of legal unused permits, known as banked receipts, has dwindled from 67 to less than 50. That means fewer new billboards are on the horizon. The ban on new billboards, approved by a majority of Reno voters […]