Dark Skies Designations

Among the many bills passing through the state legislature this session is one that recognizes the importance of dark skies. Senate Bill 52, if passed, establishes a program for awarding a dark-skies designation to worthy places in Nevada. See the bill. SB52, sponsored by Lt. Governor Kate Marshall, is meant to educate, and inform the […]

Final Votes on Skyway and Code Change Wednesday

Last Chance to Weigh In This is it; the final votes — two agenda items on an atrocious skyway proposed by the university along with the code change that makes the campus project possible — will be held Wednesday, August 12 during the Reno City Council meeting. What: Reno Council Meeting, Agenda Item C.4 and […]

Reno Skyways Back on City Council Agenda

What: Reno City Council Meeting, Agenda Item E.2 Where: Teleconference Meeting Online When: Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Some required reviews by a citizen-led, professional panel may be nixed by the Reno City Council July 22 when it considers a text amendment meant to accelerate approvals for a proposed skyway project that […]

UNR Skyway Hits Roadblock

Planning Commission Recommends Denial Campus officials hit a roadblock to get their proposed skyway approved by the city when Reno  Commissioners June 17 recommended denial of the University of Nevada project that would span 245 feet to bisect a lush green belt and end near the front of historic Morrill Hall. The public hearing at […]

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 […]