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Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 180,480, making it the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas. Current estimates place the population of the city proper at more than 214,000 which would make Reno the third-most populous city, after Henderson. Reno lies 26 miles (42 km) north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Lake Tahoe in the high desert. The area of western Nevada and the California Sierra Nevada anchored by Reno has a population of approximately 650,000. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks. Reno, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", is famous for its casinos, and is the birthplace of the gaming corporation Harrah's Entertainment.
Latest updates from the Reno Gazette-Journal
Dec 6, 2013 4:22 am
Harry Reid celebrates 74th birthday in Reno at the Grand Sierra in Reno.
Dec 6, 2013 3:31 am
Crews on Thursday night extinguished a house fire in Cold Springs.
Dec 6, 2013 3:27 am
In Washington, D.C., dozens of people carried signs and marched while singing 'Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, it's no fun, to survive, on low low low low pay.'
Dec 6, 2013 3:21 am
Classes have been canceled at Nancy Gomes Elementary School on Friday because of a low-level leak in a natural gas line that serves the school, the school district reported.
Dec 6, 2013 3:15 am
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's favorite invective to direct at House Republicans these days is "anarchists."
Dec 6, 2013 3:10 am
The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th birthday with a swoon-worthy new design and plans to go global.
Dec 6, 2013 2:38 am
America's first black president Barack Obama paid solemn tribute Thursday to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, dubbing him 'influential, courageous and profoundly good.'
Dec 6, 2013 2:04 am
Game wardens have concluded their investigation of a former Reno Gazette-Journal reporter accused of illegally shooting a deer and forwarded the case to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office ...
Dec 6, 2013 1:59 am
A strong snowstorm is expected to slam into the Reno-Tahoe area late Friday, bringing snow to the valley floors and whiteout conditions to Sierra passes.
Dec 6, 2013 1:56 am
The Reno Police Department reports a spike in theft of gasoline form parked vehicls, with 15 incidents reported during the last 10 weeks.
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