At an elevation of almost 9,000 feet, Mt. Rose corridor is the highest mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada that is open year round. As the winding, two-lane road connecting Reno and Lake Tahoe is pummeled by a series of snow storms fueled by an atmospheric river, it’s Chris Howland’s job to keep the road open.
Last year, Justice James Hardesty empaneled a commission of water officials and District Court judges to study how cases are moving through the legal system. We spoke to Hardesty about the commission’s progress and the judiciary’s role in hearing water disputes.
Mike Harrison works as a “rot rider” for Down to Earth Composting in Reno. That means twice a week, he hitches a trailer to an e-bike and motors around town collecting compost. It might not be the fastest way to move large quantities of food waste around a city, but Harrison would not have it any other way.