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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
Mar 8, 2014 3:18 am
A rural Nevada sheriff's deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, accord...
Mar 8, 2014 2:10 am
The stock market briefly celebrated the better-than-expected jobs numbers on Friday morning with 175,000 jobs being created in February versus the consensus expectation for only 150,000 jobs.
Mar 8, 2014 2:09 am
The nearly 50-year-old Horizon Casino Resort in South Lake Tahoe will close April 1 for renovations by its new owners.
Mar 8, 2014 1:33 am
California's unemployment rate continued its downward trend, dropping to 8.1 percent in January, even as the number of nonfarm jobs declined.
Mar 8, 2014 1:31 am
Reno Gazette-Journal columnist Chris Murray has been known to be a bit wordy, so were giving him 1,000 words (no more than that) to share his thoughts from the week that was in the world of sports.
Mar 8, 2014 1:31 am
Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Mar 8, 2014 1:10 am
Reno ranks 93 out of 100 cities for personal savings, according to an announcement this week from GOBankingRates.
Mar 8, 2014 1:04 am
The Nevada Commission on Tourism has new programs for attracting international visitors to the Silver State.
Mar 8, 2014 12:55 am
Former Councilman Dan Gustin announced Friday he will not run for Reno mayor, opting instead to continue expanding his sports broadcasting business.
Mar 8, 2014 12:40 am
Burning Man has reached a new milestone in the organization's history.