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Reno Arch
Sparks Marina Park
Idlewild Park
St. Thomas Cathedral
Lear Theater
Morrill Hall
Riverwalk
Silver Legacy
Mackay Stadium
Junction Highway 95 and 160
Near Goldfield
Smith Valley
Pahrump Harvest Fair
Pahrump
Goldfield
Carson City
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1926 Reno Arch 1963 Reno Arch 1987 Reno Arch
There have been three Reno arches. The first was installed in 1926 and has been preserved
over Lake Street near Mill. The second arch stood over Virginia Street from 1963 to 1987
and was donated to Willits, California when it was replaced by the present arch.
More pictures of the present arch in Reno Arch 1 and the first arch in Landmarks 1 and Downtown.

National Bowling Stadium The National Bowling Stadium opened on Center Street in 1995. The 330,000 square foot building includes 80 tournament bowling lanes and a 172-seat Iwerks theater. The screen is flat, unlike the wrap-around Imax system. See more pictures of the Bowling Stadium in Uptown 2 and Skylines 1. National Bowling Stadium

Interstate 80 Reno There are 410.67 miles of
Interstate 80 in Nevada. It is the second longest interstate freeway
at 2,907 miles from San Francisco
to Hackensack, New Jersey.
Pictures of I-80 through Reno
are in Skylines 1 and Skylines 2.
Interstate 80 Reno

Grand Sierra Resort Silver Legacy Tri-Properties downtown Reno
There are about 15,000 hotel rooms and 4,700 daily rental motel rooms in the Reno area.
The two largest hotels are the Grand Sierra Resort, formally the Reno Hilton, with 2,001 rooms
and the Silver Legacy with 1,720. The Circus Circus/Silver Legacy/Eldorado complex downtown,
seven square blocks connected indoors by walkways, has over 4,000 rooms.
Pictures of the Reno Hilton in Around Town and the tri-properties in Uptown 1 and Uptown 2.

Reno from Geiger Grade Nevada was the fastest growing state in 2002, increasing 3.6% to 2,173,491, and in July, 2006, the state population was 2,495,529. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Reno's population in 2000 as 180,480 and for Washoe County it was 339,486. Reno area pictures are in
Skylines 1 and Skylines 2.
McCarran Boulevard, Northwest Reno

Pahrump Nugget Nevada had 213,191 licensed slot machines in August, 2001 according to the State Gaming Control Board.
There were 3,640 twenty-one games
and 2,931 other games including live poker, baccarat, craps, roulette,
keno and race books.
Pahrump Nugget

Carson City Nevada was admitted to the Union
as the 36th state on October 31, 1864.
It has 110,540 square miles, 7th largest in the United States. About 85 percent of the state is controlled by the federal government. Pictures of the Nevada state capital are available
on the Carson City page.
Capitol building, Carson City

Mineral County Sheriff In September, 2004, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Reno was $2.15. Of that amount, about 53 cents per gallon was collected as taxes. These pictures are from
Central Nevada 2 and
Southern Nevada 1.
Goldfield

Before the train trench The $282 million Reno Transportation Rail Access Corridor (ReTRAC) train trench project was started in early 2003 and was completed in 2006. The 2.1 mile trench put Union Pacific trains 33 feet below ground level and eliminated 11 at-grade crossings. See pictures of the project in City Views 3. Reno shoofly

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   • Reno was the largest city in the state in 1940 with 20,000 residents. The city slipped to number two, after Las Vegas, in the 60's and became the third largest city, behind Henderson, in 1999. The Reno population estimate in 2005 was 206,735 and Sparks was 85,618. The Washoe County metropolitan area estimate including Reno, Sparks, Lemmon Valley, Sun Valley and Spanish Springs was 396,844.
   • The flight to Las Vegas is the most popular at Reno International Airport with 15 round-trip flights and about 2,000 seats a day. The flights are 80 percent full with nearly 625,000 passengers in 2006. The number two route is the Los Angeles market at 300,000 passengers per year.
   • In 2004 Harrahs purchased the Park Place/Caesars Entertainment group giving the expanded company a total of 53 properties, 98,000 employees and almost $6 billion in revenues. In addition to the Harrahs and Harveys casino/hotels the company also owns the Caesars, Hilton, Flamingo, Bally's, Grand and Paris properties.
   • In 2004 MGM Mirage merged with Mandalay Bay. The new company gives MGM 28 properties, 70,000 employees and more than $6 billion in revenues, surpassing Harrahs. Brand names include Mirage, Bellagio, Circus Circus, Luxor and Mandalay Bay. MGM controls 11 properties and almost half the 73,000 hotel rooms on the Las Vegas strip.
   • Nevada Magazine, established in 1936, prints 83,000 copies of each issue. Nevada circulation is 27% and California accounts for 19%. Approximately 28,000 of the print run, 34%, is sent to travel agents and tour companies.
   • The Washoe County School District is among the 50 largest school districts in the nation with 88 elementary, middle and high schools. Enrollment in September, 2004 was 62,098 and the district was the largest employer in the county with 7,348 employees.
   • The second largest employer in the county in 1998 was Washoe Health System with 3,216 employees followed by Federal employees, 2,864; John Ascuaga's Nugget, 2,700; Silver Legacy, 2,600; University of Nevada Reno, 2,577; Washoe County, 2,550; Eldorado, 2,500; Reno Hilton, 2,300; and International Game Technology, 2,224.
   • The Reno Police Department had 314 commissioned employees in 1999. Sparks had 81 and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office had 420.
   • Reno/Sparks curfew ordinance: age 15 and younger, 11 p.m. nights before school, midnight other nights. Age 16 and 17, midnight before school days, 1 a.m. other nights. Curfew ends at 5 a.m.
   • The state had an estimated wild horse population of 21,946 and a wild burro population of 517 in 1998. The figures are for horses and burros that are unbranded, unclaimed, and live on public land.
   • Nevada had a total labor force of 1,011,100 in November, 2000. There were 127,000 federal, state and local government employees, 12.5 percent of the total labor force.

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   • Links to Nevada Representatives, National, State and Local

United States Congress, Washington D.C.
Members of the House and Senate are paid $165,200 per year (2007)

United States Senate
6 year term. No Term Limit.

Harry Reid (D), first elected 1986; re-elected 1992, 1998, 2004; seat up for election 2010
As the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is paid $183,500 per year (2007)

John Ensign (R), first elected 2000, re-elected 2006


United States House of Representatives
2 year term. No Term Limit.

Shelley Berkley (D), Nevada 1st District (Las Vegas city area);
first elected 1998; re-elected 2006

Dean Heller (R) (Jan. 1, 2007), Nevada 2nd District (Nevada except Clark County);
first elected 2006; replaced Jim Gibbons elected Governor

Jon Porter (R), Nevada 3rd District (Clark County); first elected 2002; re-elected 2006



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Nevada State Government, Carson City
Nevada State Legislature     Nevada State Senate     Nevada State Assembly
The state legislature consists of a senate with 21 members, each elected to a four-year term, and a house of representatives with 42 members, each serving two years. Nevada limits members of the Assembly to serving 12 years or six terms and members of the Senate to three terms or 12 years. Legislative sessions are held in odd-numbered years only and last no more than 120 calendar days. The 2007 regular session is scheduled from February 5 to June 4. Only the governor can call a special session. Legislators receive a salary of $130 per day for the first 60 days of each regular session and the first 20 days of each special session. Legislators receive no salary for the remaining 60 days of a regular session. In addition to the salary legislators who live more than 50 miles from the capital receive a per diem allowance for meals and lodging. Legislators must be qualified voters, at least 21 years old, and should have lived in the state and in their district for at least a year prior to election.

Governor and Lt. Governor
Election Cycle: 2002, 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Governor Jim Gibbons (R) (Jan. 1, 2007) replaced Kenny Guinn (R) at term limit
The Governor's salary increased from $117,000 to $141,000 effective January, 2007

Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki (R) (Jan. 1, 2007) replaced Lorraine Hunt (R) at term limit
The Lt. Governor's salary increased from $50,000 to $60,000 effective January, 2007


Elected State Offices
Election Cycle: 2002, 2006, 2010. Term Limit: Eight years or 2 terms

Secretary of State Ross Miller (D) (Jan. 1, 2007)
replaced Dean Heller elected to U.S. House of Representatives
Salary increased from $80,000 to $97,000 effective January, 2007

State Treasurer Kate Marshall (D) (Jan. 1, 2007)
replaced Brian Krolicki at term limit elected as Lt. Governor
Salary increased from $80,000 to $97,000 effective January, 2007

State Controller Kim Wallin, (Jan. 1, 2007) first elected 2006
Salary increased from $80,000 to $97,000 effective January, 2007

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (Jan. 1, 2007) first elected 2006
Salary increased from $110,000 to $133,000 effective January, 2007



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County Map Counties and Incorporated Cities

Nevada has 17 counties, one of which is a combined city-county. Ormsby County was dissolved in 1969 and the independent city
of Carson City took over all municipal (county) services.

Eight counties have county seats that are not incorporated
and seven counties don't have any incorporated areas.

County seats that are not incorporated are listed with the county.
Links are provided to the county or community homepage.



County divisions in the state with the 19 incorporated cities:
COUNTY LINK
* indicates County Seat
INCORPORATED CITIES LINK
Carson City *Carson City
Churchill *Fallon
Clark Boulder City, Henderson, *Las Vegas,
Mesquite, North Las Vegas
Douglas
*Minden
no incorporated cities
Elko Carlin, *Elko, Wells, West Wendover
Esmeralda
*Goldfield
no incorporated cities
Eureka
*Eureka
no incorporated cities
Humboldt *Winnemucca
Lander
*Austin
no incorporated cities
Lincoln
*Pioche
Caliente
Lyon Fernley, *Yerington
Fernley is the newest city incorporated in 2001
Mineral
*Hawthorne
no incorporated cities
Nye
*Tonopah
no incorporated cities
Gabbs was disincorporated May 8, 2001
Ongoing attempts to incorporate the Pahrump area
Pershing *Lovelock
Storey
*Virginia City
no incorporated cities
Washoe *Reno, Sparks
White Pine *Ely


City Officials

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, first elected 2002, re-elected 2006

Sparks Mayor Geno Martini, temporary mayor July, 2003, elected full term 2006

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, the 19th mayor of the city of Las Vegas
re-elected for a third four-year term in April 2007


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Nevada's population increased by 3.5 percent between July 1, 2004, and July 1, 2005, marking the 19th consecutive year that Nevada has been the fastest-growing state. The state population in 2005 was 2,518,869 and Clark County had 1,796,380 residents and 71.32 percent of the state total.
Nevada County and Community Population in 2000 and 2005
County Population


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