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 […]