The Reno Arch is known worldwide as a symbol of our city. The structure is, however, getting a bit tired and is in need of maintenance, repair and updating.

Enhancement and preservation efforts will include painting, electrical maintenance and replacement of the metal skin on the legs of the Arch. It could also include color-changeable display options. Citizens can have a say in just how this plays out by taking a survey to express their preferences about proposed changes to the Arch’s look and functionality. You will be helping to decide how over $200,000 of your tax money will be spent.

There are several ways to participate in the survey, which will run through December 7, 2017.

  • Online at
  • In person on the first floor of Reno City Hall, starting on November 3, 2017. City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on City-observed holidays.
  • In person at one of the November Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) meetings, starting on November 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at McKinley Arts and Culture Center. The other NAB meetings this month are on November 7, 14, 16 and 30.

Reno Arch, Nevada, NV

Reno Arch in downtown Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Source: City of Reno press release.


Clouds over Reno

November 14, 2017

Clouds over Reno, Nevada, NV

We get some beautiful and unusual clouds over Reno. Photo © Stan White

2017 Reno Air Races

September 10, 2017

The 54th Annual Reno National Championship Air Races will be flying over Reno Stead Field from Wednesday, September 13, through Sunday, September 17, 2017.

The air show part of the event consists of performances by multiple aeronautical aces. There is always a headliner, which will be the Texas Flying Legends Museum at the 2017 Reno Air Races. Past performers have included the USAF Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Another special feature will be the U.S. Air Force’s A-10 Heritage Flight Team. Air show performances occur during times between races.

Down on the tarmac, there will be displays of powerful military aircraft currently in service (some open for tours) and lots of beautifully restored historic flying machines. Vendors and exhibitors throughout the grounds will offer a wide variety of food, drink, and merchandise.

Be sure to read through my “2017 Reno Air Races” article for information about the show and races, getting to Reno Stead Airport, parking, and other useful information for enjoying the event as a spectator. To save a few bucks, try going during the first couple of days of the event – ticket prices increase daily, topping out on Sunday for the air racing finals.