The Eagle Canyon Flyer: 23 October 2013

Police say the 12-year-old student who opened fire at Sparks Middle School campus, got the weapon from his home. The boy wounded two classmates and killed a teacher before he turned the gun on himself. The boy’s parents are cooperating with authorities and police say they could face charges in the case.

A candlelight vigil is planned for seven. Wednesday evening in front of Sparks Middle School to honor the victims of Monday’s shooting. Leaders of the Reno/Sparks interfaith community, the Patriot Guard and various veteran groups will take part in an honor guard ceremony Sparks Middle School on 18th between York and Vance Way.

Traffic was at a stand still for about an hour Tuesday after two separate crashes near the Spaghetti Bowl. The initial crash happened between a Jeep and a Subaru. Moments later, a Lexus and Honda collided. The Subaru in the first crash caught fire and the driver had ammunition in the car that exploded during the blaze. No major injuries were reported.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife says they’re seeing a lot of black bear activity. Over the weekend NDOW caged two bears in the west Reno area. Tuesday, they captured a bear in west Carson City, and last week, two bears died in the Lake Tahoe area. To report bear activity call the Bear Hotline: 688-BEAR.

A man who brought a 16-year-old girl from Sacramento to Reno, in July 2010 for the purposes of prostitution, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and lifetime supervised release. Adam Scott was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty in July to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

The City of Reno is starting a new tradition with a permanent holiday tree. Wednesday, Reno’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services staff will plant a live, 23-foot tall giant sequoia tree on the turf area at City Plaza on North Virginia Street across from Reno City Hall.

In observance of Nevada Day, all five Truckee Meadows Community College sites will be closed Friday.

A U.S. Department of Justice grant of $800,000 is helping the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe assist victims of domestic violence. October is ‘National Domestic Violence Awareness Month’. The Tribe’s Victim Services also provides emergency food, clothing and legal services.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Fernley are hosting a Neighborhood Watch meeting Wednesday night at six. The location is the Fernley City Hall Council Chambers on Silver Lace Boulevard. For more info, they ask you check out the web site:

Two North Lake Tahoe resorts have been ranked as top “Powder Per Person” resorts by Powder Magazine. They are Sugar Bowl Resort and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows. For the second year in a row Powder Magazine ranked 64 resorts across the nation based on “Powder Per Person.”

NV Energy’s Solar Generations program is accepting applications for the next round of solar energy projects from November 1st through the 15th. Successful applicants will be eligible for rebates to help offset installation costs for photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight into electricity.

The head of Nevada’s health insurance exchange told lawmakers Tuesday, Nevada’s exchange is doing better than the federally facilitated health exchange managing the process for some 30 states. Jon Hager says 164,000 people have visited the Nevada Health Link web site and more than 2,000 have selected a health insurance plan.

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