🌱 Reno needs more police + Sky Tavern gets snow machines

Hello, everyone. I’ll be back in your inbox this winter morning to take you through key things happening locally.

But first today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and cold. High: 30 Low: 20.

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Here are the top three stories in Reno today:

  1. The Reno Police Department has occupied all police officer posts it has budget for, but officials say that the The city needs more officials. Since 2008, the city lost 48 officer posts even during the city population crew 23% in the same amount of time, meaning the city has fewer officers per capita overall than other cities of similar size. (Reno Gazette Journal)
  2. Sky Tavern ski resort fundraiser successfully raised the $2.4 million needed to purchase snowmaking equipment. The new equipment will be enough to cover the front half of the resort’s 143 acres. The non-profit ski area plans a second fundraiser to buy more snow machines cover the remaining hectares. (Subscription: Reno Gazette Journal)
  3. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve released a statement on the death of Tire Nichols over the weekend. In the statement, Shieve denounced the actions of the former police officers involved in Nichols’ death provided links to resources for people in need of support. (press office)

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  • It’s almost February and there’s a lot to look forward to! Here is a List of five things to do in the Reno area this week including a writer’s talk with webomic artist Randall Munroe and LEGO® BattleBots at The Discovery. (Subscription: This is Reno)
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You’re all caught up for today! See you tomorrow for another update.

— Miranda Fraraccio

About me: Miranda Fraraccio is a staff writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned degrees in Writing & Rhetoric and Communication Studies. In her free time, she can be found travelling, drinking tea or practicing film photography.