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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 10, 2013 4:16 am
The Sparks City Council on Monday approved a contract with Q&D Construction for more than $9.1 million to construct Phase 1 of the North Truckee Drain Realignment Project, the city announced.
Dec 10, 2013 3:45 am
Amid gas leaks, frozen pipes and canceled classes, the heat is on the Washoe County School District to find money for repairs.
Dec 10, 2013 3:34 am
USA TODAY's Robert Bianco previews December 10th's TV lineup from the Critic's Corner, with 'The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show' and a new 'Agents of SHIELD.'
Dec 10, 2013 1:51 am
Reno mayoral candidate Eddie Lorton, who has made a name for himself suing to keep term-limited council members from running for mayor, is launching his campaign fundraising effort this week.
Dec 10, 2013 1:36 am
The most-read stories on RGJ.com as of 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Dec 10, 2013 1:23 am
The engine of a freight train is partially off the tracks north of Reno, Washoe County authorities said Monday evening.
Dec 10, 2013 1:00 am
San Francisco lawyer Matt Goedert the founder of Reno's popular Santa Pub Crawl says he's had it with the city of Reno.
Dec 10, 2013 12:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony though he's not expected to have much competition.
Dec 9, 2013 11:50 pm
Because of frigid temperatures, NV Energys natural gas customers in the Reno-Sparks area have set an all-time peak for natural gas consumption, surpassing the record established four years ago, the co...
Dec 9, 2013 11:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) Crews are trying to clean up after a California-bound train loaded with coal derailed in northeast Las Vegas.
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