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Coffee, Dutch Bros. style

September 19, 2017 — The business of coffee is hot — and about to get hotter — in Reno. Two years after initial reports that Oregon-based Dutch Bros. Coffee would plant its windmill and tulip-adorned flag in the Truckee Meadows, construction on two drive-thru sites in south Reno is […]

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BLM receives oil, gas lease bids in Nevada

September 18, 2017 — The Bureau of Land Management received bids on oil and gas leases in Nevada that brought in $39,120 in an online auction held on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Three parcels in Nye County, encompassing approximately 3,680 acres in the Battle Mountain District, were offered during the […]

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On the road: Future of trucking is headed this way

September 17, 2017 — Today’s modern long-haul semi-trailer truck is as different from the trucks of just 20 or 30 years ago as a modern jetliner is from the old Ford Trimotor passenger plane. And even more advancements are coming in the near future, thanks in part to a […]

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Nevada gas prices should stabilize after increases from Hurricane Harvey

September 16, 2017 — Nevada residents are seeing an increase in gasoline prices at the pump this month in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Though Northern Nevada relies mostly on Northern California refineries for gasoline instead of the Gulf Coast, the state still experienced an increase in […]

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Nevada’s gaming win down in July; North Shore up

September 16, 2017 — Facing a difficult comparison from the same month a year ago, Nevada's gaming win decreased 1.7 percent in July to $997.9 million. But the Carson Valley Area, which includes valley portions of Douglas County as well as the capital, reported an 8 percent increase to […]

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Empowered women, empower women

September 15, 2017 — Locals may recognize Jen Gurecki as the CEO and co-founder of Coalition Snow, a ski and snowboard company designed specifically for women. However, she supports women in more ways than originally meets the eye. Gurecki's way of giving back to the world took shape in […]

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Market Beat: Retirement income strategies

September 15, 2017 — There are several things to consider when planning your retirement income. One is to determine how much you'll withdraw from your accounts each year. Another thing to consider is which accounts you'll withdraw from, and in what sequence to maximize tax efficiency. One common withdrawal […]

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Reno Brew Bike pedals forward

September 12, 2017 — Visitors roaming the streets of Reno are likely to do a double-take when they see Reno Brew Bike. Part bar, part tour shuttle, Reno Brew Bike is a 15-seat, pedal-powered cycle encompassed with a built-in counter that tours the streets of Reno, offering passengers the […]

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Reno Brew Bike pedals forward

September 12, 2017 — Visitors roaming the streets of Reno are likely to do a double-take when they see Reno Brew Bike. Part bar, part tour shuttle, Reno Brew Bike is a 15-seat, pedal-powered cycle encompassed with a built-in counter that tours the streets of Reno, offering passengers the […]

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Enjoy the ride: Luxury auto sales on a slow roll upward in northwest Nevada

September 11, 2017 — There’s nothing like the ride of a luxury automobile — the caress of fine leather seating; a ride so smooth it’s more like flying; music and conversation devoid of road noise interference; and technology to satisfy an astronaut. In northwestern Nevada, the sale of luxury […]

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Market Beat: Tax code changes would lead to cash repatriation

September 10, 2017 — Will tax law changes lead to dividend increases and buybacks? The stock market is a forward-looking mechanism. That means that current stock prices reflect assumptions about what will happen in the future like earnings growth. The major stock market indexes have been on quite a […]

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Nevada County marijuana case ends with plea to misdemeanor charge

September 10, 2017 — A former vice president of Hometown Hydroponics pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor drug charge and was sentenced to three years of probation, prosecutors said. Scott Denty, 38, pleaded Tuesday, Sept. 5, to a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. A count of […]

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Douglas County’s 100-room gaming rule stands

September 9, 2017 — While rejecting a proposal 4-1 to eliminate a 100-room requirement for an nonrestricted gaming license, Douglas County will ask establishments how the county could improve the business climate. Commissioner Dave Nelson sought the elimination of the requirement, calling it monopolistic. “It works if you’re a […]

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Truckee-Tahoe breweries to check out on National Beer Lover’s Day on Sept. 7 (Map)

September 7, 2017 — It's National Beer Lover's Day, and that's reason enough to raise a pint to beer. We've compiled an interactive map of the local breweries around Lake Tahoe. Want to know more about each brewery? We have feature articles on them attached to each pin. The […]

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Market Pulse: The market’s message — low for longer

September 7, 2017 — Preferred stocks have been good investments. The one I've most often written about is RenaissanceRe Holdings 6.08 percent Preferred 'C' (RNR.C). I wrote that downside risk was minimal because it would eventually be called. Back then the issue was just below its $25 par. Now, […]

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Colorado mountain resorts setting summer occupancy records

September 6, 2017 — Participating resorts with Western Mountain Destinations are closing in on another record summer season — defined as May through October — even though, according to the most recent figures available, it’s only halfway over. Few resorts, if any, will ever publicly release their hotel-occupancy rates. […]

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Douglas County retail sales climb nearly 7 percent

September 5, 2017 — Merchants in Douglas County wrapped up the fiscal year up nearly 7 percent, according to figures released by the Nevada Department of Taxation. County businesses conducted $65.76 million in taxable sales during June, up 7.7 percent over the same month in 2016. That brought the […]

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Nevada’s first produce cooling plant opens in Yerington

September 4, 2017 — Nevada’s first plant designed to process locally grown, organic produce is now operating in Yerington. Walker River Cooling is a joint venture by Peri & Sons Farms and The Nunes Company that will get fresh produce down to just a few degrees above freezing in […]

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Demand for solar panels picks up on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

September 4, 2017 — More residents on the South Shore are considering solar panels for their homes — and that demand has picked up even more with the launch of one California utility provider’s incentive program. This July, Liberty Utility announced its first solar incentive program for customers in […]

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Economist paints positive picture for area

September 4, 2017 — Northwestern Nevada has a lot going for it, according to economist Christopher Thornberg, of Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics. The influx of new businesses and industry has created a more balanced economy and an improving reputation, he told the NNBW in a phone interview. "The job […]

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