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been made on the bridge... an update on the 5:30. if you've been downtown, you've probably noticed west first street has been closed for about landon miller and i'm kristen remington, thanks for staying with us. as of this morning, first street is back open for drivers. a sign the virginia street bridge project is coming along well. angela schilling reports. keep moving forward. first street is open again. kerrie koski: "everyone is excited about the bridge, it's starting to take shape. see the light at the end of the tunnel here." opening west first street is a sign. kerrie koski: "we're getting pretty close." to the finish line. angela, sandra vanscott: "how excited are you that they're making progress on the bridge and now first street is open: estatic." looking out her office window, sandra vanscott gets to see the progress on the bridge first hand. sandra vanscott: "we watched
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slowly but surely pull it acoss the casam." she's happy first street is open again too. kerrie koski: "so we finished pouring the concrete and the concrete roadway and the curbs and gutters. and today we just opened it." next on the list is fixing the utilities. kerrie koski: "so that we can get the poles that are behind me out." plus schedule. they've been busitng it out there. been working day and night. rain and shine, or snow." you always have to be prepared. luckily the extra rain and snow we recieved didn't cause any damage to the bridge. kerrie koski: "got all of the water diversions out. also got all of the temporary structures that were in the river out." that was back in the first couple weeks of january. just in the nick of the time. construction sandra vanscott: "have you peeked, have you looked around? all the time. i go up on top of the parking garage and peeked down. taken pictures." curious. my photographer and i had to do the same. it's
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that was angela schilling reporting. the goal is still to open up in may. so far so good also in cone zone... the nevada department of transportation is continuing improvements on i-580 through washoe valley with a new bridge closure. take a look at this map. the bellevue road bridge along with the northbound on and offramps are closed... the southbond on and off ramp remain open. traffic to go north is being detoured to alternative 395/bowers mansion road and interstate traffic will not be affected. ndot says this project is a precautionary measure to keep the bridge stable in the event of an earthquake. meg ragonese- "we're going to be reducing the weight load on the bridge itself by 300,000 pounds and what that does is just ultimately makes the bridge safer and stronger." the bridge is set to reopen in 3 months.
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look at the pinpoint 2 forecast" it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around for a couple of days to bring variable amounts of cloudiness across the region before clearing out over the weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around for a couple of days to bring variable amounts of cloudiness across the region before clearing out over the
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gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around for a couple of days to gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the weekend. recently the nevada department of agriculture closed the program that certifies organic produce for our state, leaving questions as to where and how farmers and others would get that certification but now a local, non-profit organization has received accreditation to take over the process. andi guevara explains. knowing where their food comes from and how it is raised is important to the andelins. just off pyramid highway in spanish springs is the andelin family
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pigs are given plenty of love and attention the andelin family farm uses both organic and traditional methods and they're dedicated to sustainable farming cameron "we think that the organic, natural movement is a good thing to bring awareness, but we also recognize that there is a lot of good and that because one thing is maybe better, doesn't mean that other things are horrible" for local farmers who do want to get certified organic, the process will be easier and more affordable. non-profit basin and range organics will now be the go-to organization for any producers who would like to get the official seal. and organic- everything just continues to grow in popularity steve - "it is economically viable, some 30-something percent growth in organics" program administrator ben rush says basin and range organics certification process will be simpler than how the department of agriculture used to run things. the group will also be very hands-on with farmers and other organic
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ben "taking that personal approach to individuals and talking to them about why this is a beneficial thing and how this can be an easy, efficient thing for our regional, individually is a huge goal for us" the members of basin and range organics - almost all of whom are volunteers - are dedicated to the healthy production of food rush "we're not just talking about a stamp of approval and fees and paperwork, but we're talking about stewarding the land and bio- diversity and conservation practices that are part of organic systems covering the story, andi guevara, channel 2 news in money watch... today under the rose brewery announced it will be closing its tasting room after friday- at least temporarily. the move is to allow the brewery on fourth street to focus on production and distribution, particularly their new bottling line. they may also renovate the space, which was the first brewery to open in that part of town in 2013. they're planning
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future to celebrate the growing craft beer scene in reno. if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5.... a massive security operation is underway in the bay area to try to prevent any trouble ahead of super bowl 50. the san francisco bay area is expecting a million visitors each day. and keeping everyone safe has been a two year project for federal, state and local police agencies. federal homeland security and law enforcement officials are working overtime along with the nfl and state and local law enforcements to ensure a safe and successful super bowl event. on the ground...in the water..and in the air.police are using high tech equipment to search for explosives and watch out for any suspicious activity. for a closer look at how the super bowl is boosting business locally, stay tuned for channel
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and super bowl coverage starts sunday at 8 a-m... with kickoff at 3:30 p-m... only on c-b-s. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. if you have a red shirt, a red tie -- even red running shoes - get ready to pull them out this week. why folks all over town are planning to wear red - coming up in tonight's health watch. but first... how a plastic tool that costs just seven dollars saved a mother and her young child... after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, garrett dearborn on sports, and mike alger's pinpoint
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welcome back... a woman was driving with her three year old in the backseat. they were rear-ended on a freeway, and her seatbelt locked up as smoke was filling the car! john potter shows us how this mom got herself...and her child...out of the s-u-v. zarabi: "i got rear ended and my car locked up." it was on this stretch of the 101 in sherman oaks california, where makize zarabi says she was trapped in her suv... right in the middle of traffic.
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smoke filled into my car and my son was in the backseat." she says her first thought was her 3 year old... and she started to panic. zarabi: "i saw all the smoke and i couldn't get out, i tried unclicking the button and it wouldn't work. and i realized the one tool that i have i can finally use it." six years ago makize says she bought this seat belt cutter... a plastic device with a blade along one edge, which she kept in her side compartment. so she grabbed it. zarabi: "cut myself out of my seatbelt and then jumped into the backseat." she then cut out her son... whose carseat belt had locked as well. within minutes, both were out. zarabi: "this 7 dollar tool that i had bought saved my son and i." now makize is hoping to spread the word about the importance of keeping a device like this in everyone's car, and posted it on facebook. makize suffered a back injury from the crash but says she and her son are lucky to be alive... and hopes her story
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zarabi: "as long as it saves one person i'm happy with that." covering the story, john potter, channel 2 news. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. dallas: "it's national signing day and multiple northern nevada students have signed their letters of intent to play at the next level. i'm dallas colodny and we'll hear from them coming up in sports." don't be left out this friday. businesses all over town are encouraging their employees to wear red.
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have any red in your wardrobe? you might want to reserve it for friday... when thousands of americans "go red for women"... a nationwide campaign with a whole lot of heart. how northern nevadans can get involved in tonight's health watch. dozens of women packed saint mary's center for health today. not for doctors appointments... ...clapping... but to rally support for a campaign - close to their hearts. these ladies plan to go red for women this week - in support to the american heart association's efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease. why? we ask a very active and athletic, lori patch. who - along with being a cyclist, skier and an outdoor enthusiast - is also a survivor. "last april my artery split -
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blockage and a heart attack and i had a stent put in." scad - or spontaneous coronary artery dissection - puts lori in the 20-percent of people who cannot prevent a heart attack with healthy habits. it certainly wasn't on her radar. but her message for everyone else? "eighty percent of the people out there can do something to hopefully improve their situation with diet, exercise and not smoking." like lori, this group hopes to educate and empower women to take charge of their heart health - not only for themselves - but for their families. "if we can instill in our young people - at the earliest possible time - the importance of living a heart healthy life, that the benefits will carry through their lives and they'll be healthier adults." and you can get involved, too. friday is national wear red day. we'll be donning our very best red at channel 2 - along with
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the 12th annual go red for women luncheon is also on friday - at the downtown reno ballroom. a heart health expo starts at 10 a-m. for tickets, go to ktvn.com. and don't forget about remsa's "running red for heart" 5-k run/walk at scheels this saturday. it starts at 8 o- clock. and you're encouraged to wear red. for links to sign up and more information, go to ktvn.com and click on the health watch icon. let's check in on the roads with our traffic reporter chaison dean in the alice 96 point 5 traffic center. watch out for an accident on i80 and sparks. and expect some delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. also expect some heavy rush hour traffic on 580 and 395 from about glendale to about oddie. im chaison dean and that's your traffic. "channel 2 news continues with
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mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around for a couple of days to bring variable amounts of cloudiness across the region
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weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the weekend. kristen and landon thank mike. thanks mike. we'll be right back. it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around
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variable amounts of cloudiness across the region before clearing out over the weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the weekend. it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and warmer conditions. a ridge of high pressure will build in after a few wednesday night snow showers. there will be enough residual moisture around for a couple of days to bring variable amounts of cloudiness across the region before clearing out over the weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s
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weekend. kristen and landon thank mike. out over the weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by the weekend. kristen and landon thank mike. thanks mike.
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" its the first wednesday in february, and of course, that means national letter of intent day...with that, nevada head football coach, brian polian announced his 2016 recruiting class this afternoon. this one starts in alphabetical order, the pack picking up 4-guys from california. on the next page, how exciting for reeds nick gregg to be another reed alum heading to nevada. the recruiting class totalled 23 reed alum heading to nevada. the recruiting class totalled 23 and while it only ranked 99th by rivals rectruting website coach
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class. "but i feel really good about because i think this class is really solid from top to bottom i don't see a big gamble in the class where it's like oh boy, you know is this guy going to pan out? we feel like we have a pretty good idea, we're trying to find more guys like james butler who came here unheralded, i think he was a 2 star prospect who didn't really have much going on. i think now two years later we can look at james and say that that was a good get, i mean he's one of our better players he's one of the better backs in the league." and of course today we had a lot of high school seniors in northern nevada signing to live their dreams at the next level...dallas colodny has more. it is a day every aspiring student athlete looks forward to, national signing day, where they sign their letters of intent to play at the next level. and northern nevada is no different including football
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signed to play at the fbs level. over in fernley where vaqueres offensive lineman tyler roemer became the first football player from the school to sign a division 1 fbs national letter of intent... he is headed southern california to play for rocky long and the san diego state aztecs. he chose the aztecs over an offer from louisville. "you can't go wrong with san diego, it is a beautiful place, it had a great family feel to everything, the coaching staff was great. i feel like i'm like a role model for little kids now the next level.... lukas mckenzie inked his letter of intent to play at fresno state... he also had offers from university. "it is fun it will be a good opportunity to represent reno and then furthern my education and football career. when i took my visit there i built a really "i love st. george when i went on my visit. really excited to gregg signed a letter of intent to stay home and play for the nevada wolf pack... parker
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mountain west as he heads to the san diego state aztecs... while matt denn is going to the coast guard academy. "you couldn't ask more from san diego, i mean it is right on the ocean it is a once in a life time opportunity for me, i just feel like it will be good to play in front of the same people who have been supporting me for the last few years." 4 signed to play softball including mackenzi goins at nevada... alexis gonazles at coppin state... ryia grant at the academy of art... and alysha imperato at southwestern oregon community college. "it seemed like a good fit i've something that is easy to get into so its really cool." while in soccer alondra perez is also going to southwestern oregon community college and isabel vega is giong to penisula college. for douglas high school mckenna kynett the all time division 1 leader in goals scored signed her letter of intent to play mountain west it was just such a family unit so it worked out." at damonte ranch jordan gipson is going to tournament actually after watching me play and i toured the campus, and the coaches were awesome." and finally at spanish springs a couple of girls soccer players will play at the next level regan henry at bellevue college in washington... and school year... dallas colodny channel 2 sports. kristen and landon chat about
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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mike's final weather it looks like we are entering an extended period of drier and couple of days to bring variable amounts of cloudiness across the region before clearing out over the weekend. temperatures will also gradually rise from the mid-40s thursday into the 50s by our website and mobile apps. thanks for watching.
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