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🌱 New KUNR General Manager + Teen Injured In High-Speed Accident


Welcome back, Reno! I’m here in your inbox this morning to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on in town. Let’s dive in.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 90 Low: 61.

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Here are the top three stories in Reno today:

  1. KUNR/KNCJ Public Media has announced a new general manager. Brian Duggan, who has worked for the Reno Gazette Journal for over a decade, was selected as the new manager at the public media group, which is a unit of the Reynolds School. According to Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky, Duggan will “bring his deep commitment to watchdog journalism and innovative media leadership to KUNR.” KUNR/KNCJ operates three radio stations in Northern Nevada. (Nevada Today)
  2. A teen boy was injured in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening. According to authorities, the teen, who was driving the vehicle, failed to remain in their lane and left the roadway, rolling several times. The boy had several life-threatening injuries. As of Friday evening, the boy remains in critical condition. (KRNV)
  3. The Washoe Education Association, which represents Washoe County teachers, announced Friday that they have struck a deal with the Washoe County School District. According to the WEA, teachers will receive a $1,000 stipend in September. All active teachers will receive a $1,500 stipend in Dec. The payments are meant to be incentives to retain teachers within the district. (KOLO)

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Today in Reno:

  • Veterans’ Lake Field Trip at Veterans’ Lake (7:30 AM)
  • Sierra Arts Festival at Wingfield Park (10:00 AM)

From my notebook:

  • Atlantis Casino Resort Spa invites you to the Chalk Art & Music Festival. The event takes place at Atlantis on Jul. 8-10. (Atlantis Casino Resort Spa via Instagram)
  • Reno Little Theater’s production of “Native Gardens” is returning for its final weekend of performances. From now until Sunday, you can see the show. Tickets are available at the link. (Reno Little Theater via Facebook)
  • Tahoe-Pyramid Trail will have a booth at Truckee Thursday on Jul. 14. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and features the opportunity to grab dinner, drinks, and hear some music by Local Anthology. (Tahoe-Pyramid Trail via Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with another update.

Dominique-Noelle Rafael

About me: Dominique is a self taught UX/UI designer based in Princeton, NJ. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland last spring with a bachelor’s degree in Information Science. She is excited to begin working on the Patch newsletter project this year!

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