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miller "so we're able to use the excess treatment capacity, produce more treated surface water, spread it throughout the distribution system, and put it back into 20 different sites across town." nelson "during times when tmwa needs to draw water from the aquifer, they come to this well and pump the water through this pipe, but during times like we have right now, when there's less demand and more surface water, they bring the water through this bypass and pump it right back down to the ground." miller "it's invaluable. it's just another asset of our water supply that we can rely upon during times of need." miller says in the last 20 years -- tmwa has never had to pump as much groundwater as it did last year because of the drought. miller "we maximize surface water use when we have it available, but in times of drought, like we had last year, we rely heavily on our groundwater." more than 300 gallons of water is pumped into the ground, every minute. miller "we're right at 310 gallons a minute, right now." the water treatment plant and distribution center is monitored 24 hours a day. these monitors show the maze of water mains throughout reno and sparks -- and these show the status of the wells.
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is what the water level is in the wells. you can see that we're keeping the aquifer full." and keeping the aquifers full could be critical down the road. miller "we always say we trust groundwater like money in the bank. we only use it when we have to but we like to operate the wells, keep them in service, keep them utilized. we use them for different reasons just to keep them in place all the time, so that they'r ready when we do need them." about 4,000 acre feet of water were pumped into the ground, last year. and tmwa is looking to expand the program in the future. covering the big story live, paul nelson, channel 2 news. so will we get any more moisture in the week ahead from mother nature? chief meteorologist mike alger is in the weather center... mike any significant storms on the horizon in the days to come? it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly sunny, dry and warm ahead of the
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through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance that first system will be able to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high elevation snow thursday and friday. a series of colder systems move through the region over the weekend, and it looks like the active storm track will stick around at least
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the "welcome to nevada" signs posted throughout our major freeways and state highways will be getting a new look with the help from some young nevadans. amanda ketchledge is live at one of the current signs to tell us about a state contest for high school students. amanda-- kristen--state officials tell us that this sign is out of date
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doesn't reflect what nevada has to offer. so graphic design students are being challenged of create a new, friendly welcome sign for travelers. bethany drysdale, nevada department of tourism: "it could have gone to a professional graphic designer, it could have gone to a big firm or paying a lot of money for this. but what a great a way to get a student involved, to get a student to proudly say i did that. something they can put on their resume when they look for a job later." governor sandoval, along with the nevada departments of transportation, education and tourism have all teamed up to make this opportunity possible for students. three finalists from each region will be chosen and then it's up to the public to pick the winning design. right now there are 50 entry points where the new signs design would go up. bethany drysdale, nevada department of tourism : "it's really a way to get people to understand there is more out here than what they may think we hope these signs will create
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the contest will run through march 25, and a winning design will be chosen in april. for more information on how to enter, see the online version of this story at ktvn dot com. may will be when we will start to see the new signs on nevada roadways. covering the story, amanda ketchledge, channel 2 news. if you're just joining us let's catch you up on the big story we covered at 5... voters in 13 states will choose their choice for president on this super tuesday. c-b-s is projecting hillary clinton will win in alabama and arkansas... senator bernie sanders is projected to win in his home state of vermont... hillary clinton is also projected to win in virginia... georgia and tennessee. and on the republican side... donald trump is projected to win in alabama... georgia... massachusetts... and tennessee. for much more super tuesday coverage and results stay tuned for the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley- up next at six. and from 10 to 11 p-m... c-b-s
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hour of super tuesday results... and of course we'll have more super tuesday coverage right 11. in moneywatch, with tax filing season underway, a delay in getting one form is tripping up some taxpayers, while others are looking for exemptions from the stiff fines for not having health insurance. john potter reports on the obamacare form - that's holding up some returns. its 9 am at the h and r block on south virginia street. rich jeffries is the first customer of the day.armed with questions. jeffries: "i haven't really reviewed it, because that's what these guys are for." john: "a little confusion?" jeffries: "there could be some confusion there, yes." every filing season has pitfalls and problems.but tax preparer dena wiberg says this one.has a new twist. wiberg: "everybody is required to have health insurance, so insurance under the affordable care act." john: "here's the deal.under the
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health insurance or pay the fine. but this is the first year that the 1095 b or c forms have been sent by insurers or employers. there's confusion over it." wiberg: "the confusion is the 1095 b and c are not required forms to file your tax returns." but many think they do need them, and they're putting off filing 'til they get 'em. tax preparers say file without it. if you're part of the 85 percent who had coverage all year, just check the box on your return that says you had coverage. john: "for those who do face a fine for not having insurance, this office tells me that a lot of folks are asking if there's any kind of exemption from that fine." wiberg: "there are exemptions, but they do need to go online and find those exemptions and apply for those exemptions through the marketplace." there's also a new hardship exemption, which you're eligible for if you're... wiberg: "being threatened with foreclosure, or eviction...your power being out..." but for a lot of folks...many things are still the same. jeffries: "i'm sure its not just going to be a simple thing that, you know, everybody's going to
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while on the other side of the desk... wiberg: "its been a very busy season so that's nice. i'm enjoying it ." covering moneywatch, john potter, channel 2 news. the irs has a special page on their website on n all the affordable care act tax provisions. we set up a link for it on ktvn.com. and click on the online version of this story. also in money watch.. tomorrow the home depot is hiring to fill 300 spring jobs at its reno stores. the hiring event will be from 9 a-m to 3 p-m at the west reno store on summit ridge court. they'll be conducting on- site interviews, and candidates are encouraged to apply online ahead of time. for a link where to do so head to k-t-v-n dot com and click the online version of this story. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. in tonight's health watch... waffles have never tasted so
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big helping of hope at a special event this morning. i'll take you to waffles and wishes - coming up in health watch. but first... as more and more devices in the home become connected to the internet... they also become vulnerable to cyber-criminals... how you can make sure your home is protected- after the break. "you're watching channel 2 news... with kristen remington, landon miller, sports with garrett dearborn, and mike alger's
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it seems just about every home has them: modern day gadgets that entertain us and make life easier. but these "smart" devices have hidden risks that could make you and your family easy targets for hackers. andi guevara reports. it seems like everything is now connected to the internet. like this baby monitoring camera.. and this refrigerator with cameras built right into the door. toys are also tied to the web. "barbie: hey you're here how are you?" they all have processors that transmit and receive data. its part of an exploding category of connected devices called the "internet of things." tod beadsley / rapid7: "we're gonna have something like twenty billion of these devices online by 2020" tod beardsley is a tech security researcher with rapid-7. he says gadgets that send out information on the internet can also let hackers into your home. "wake up little boy... daddy's
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new york city couple was horrified to hear a man talking to their three-year old through a web-connected baby monitor. hackers can also invade your privacy just for fun. this web site features hijacked camera feeds from homes around the world. changing your router's default password is a must. "you don't have to be a particularly sophisticated attacker to guess "password" is the password." once one device - like your router - is compromised, hackers can learn a lot about you. "first name, last name, zip code, date of birth he says create unique passwords for all your devices and change them often. covering the story, andi guevara channel 2 news. internet security experts also suggest you check for software updates fro all your connected gadgets. they also recommend reducing your attack surface by turning off your devices when they're not actively in use, and
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factory settings at least once a year. just remember to update them again right after. and mike alger will have a look at your forecast, coming up. baseball is back on campus i'm dallas colodny and we have highlights they're just baby teeth, right? wrong. tips to keep those little teeth healthy... and at what age dentists want to schedule a first check-up... in
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in tonight's health watch... hundreds of you came out this morning for waffles... and, more importantly, for wishes. "i was so excited. " mason got to meet mickey! and was one of the wish recipients featured at the waffles and wishes event at the atlantis. area businesses sponser children with life-threatening diseases to help them do something they've always dreamed - from disney cruises to meeting colin kaepernick. for koral lattin - who's fighting acute lymphobastic leukemia with agressive chemo - it's swimming with dolphins in the bahamas. and today - on her 18th birthday - she learned she's getting her wish!
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and i really appreciate it. and i'm just really excited to go." thanks to make-a-wish for inviting me to emcee this again this year. watch... when did you start taking your kids to the dentist? you might be surprised by how early dentists want to examine those pearly whites. going to the dentist isn't always a pleasant experience... especially if you're a kid. but it's important to do early... the american dental association recommends children visit the dentist no later than their first birthday. and while regular check-ups are vital, proper daily care is just as important. oral health experts at the university of alabama say parents should create a foundation for their kids.. and it starts with a balanced diet. cut back on sugary drinks. consuming too many beverages with added sugar can lead to tooth decay -- and high-calorie drinks should be limited to one or two
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more balanced meals. kids should have three square meals that include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy. make sweets a treat. parents should limit their children to one or two desserts or candies. parents should also brush their kids' teeth -- or until they're old enough to brush on their own -- for two minutes, twice a day. experts say focus on where the teeth and gums meet. and don't forget to floss! that's health watch for tonight... for a closer look go to k-t-v-n dot 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 some heavy traffic in and around the spaghetti bowl and on 395 around north mccaren and watch out for an accident on pyramid and richards northbound and expect extra delays in that area as crews will be on the scene. i'm chaison dean and that's your traffic.
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chief meteorologist mike alger's pinpoint 2 forecast, broadcast certified by the american meteorological society!" it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly sunny, dry and warm ahead of the first weak cold front that moves through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance
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to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high elevation snow thursday and friday. a series of colder systems move through the region over the weekend, and it looks like the active storm track will stick around at least
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it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly sunny, dry and warm ahead of the first weak cold front that moves through the region thursday. there is only a slight chance that first system will be able to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains
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elevation snow thursday and friday. a series of colder systems move through the region over the weekend, and it looks like the active storm track will stick around at least halfway through the next week. kristen and landon thank mike.
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dallas colodny and we have
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the mom...who dresses two kids, gets to work by 8:00... and always manages to give them a healthy lunch. the newlyweds seeking out wholesome meals and exciting flavors for their new cookware. the guy who finally decided to kick 35 years of bad snacking habits. you inspire us to do everything we do...
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"now, here's sports director garrett dearborn, with channel 2 sports" after 8-games away from northern nevada the wolf pack baseball team opened up the home season today at peccole park looking for a milestone. a win over santa clara would be the pack's 500th at peccole, and dallas colodny is there to talk about the ballgame...dallas. yea garrett baseball season is back here at peccole park as the wolf pack is playing their home opener behind me right now against the santa clara broncos... lets
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highlights... the t.j. bruce era at peccole underway... the new head coach said he wanted to implement tougher pitching and deffense... one of his pitchers senior zach wilkins on the hill for the silver and blue today... and he could not of asked for a better first inning... 7 pitches... 2 strike outs and a pop out... toss to first for the 4-3 double play... but bottom 3rd nevada trailing by 2 runs... when justin hazard... at the dish... and he says buh and bye to that one... a solo shot that carries over the left field wall... first homer of the season at peccole park.. so right now the score is... we should have a final post game reaction later on tonight but for now from peccole park...
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the wolf pack softball team is off to a 13-2 and a big reason for it has been the pitching of mckenna isenberg...today the junior picked up her first mountain west pitcher of the week honor. isenberg played the role of ace in the santa clara invitational going 2-0 with 19-strickeouts and a .93 era..... the pack will look to continue it's 11-game win streak at sacramento state's "hornet round robin" this weekend. and the wolf pack women's basketball team is getting ready to tip things off with boise state...it's senior night so they'll have a jersey ceremony for kelsey kaelin, julia shelbourn, and local products in reeds nyasha lesure and reno's
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also former reno star shaelin shaw is now a star for the broncos...2nd in the conference in rebounding. kristen and landon chat about sports, thank garrett. scott: here's the cbs evening news: it's super tuesday. millions cast votes today in the 12 primary and caucuses. can donald trump be caught? can hillary clinton break away? we'll sort it all -- from the very latest exit poll data, to what's at stake for each of the candidates ahead on the cbs evening news. coming up... we'll have another look at your weather, stay with us.
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mike's final weather it is looking more and more like the weather pattern will change for the active, and a little sooner than originally thought. wednesday will still be mostly to overcome the shadowing effect of the mountains and produce valley rain, but the mountains should pick up some high stick around at least halfway through the next week.
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i'm kristen remington. for update. breaking news, cbs news projects republican ted cruz has won his home state of texas. that was a must-win for him as he tries to derail donald trump. >> but trump is having a very good night. won virginia that. gives him at least five of the 12 states holding g.o.p. primaries and caucuses today. >> pelley: hillary clinton is having a good night, as well. she has just won texas. that make six wins for her tonight so far. john dickerson, a good night for the front-runners. >> yeah, and the challengers don't have a good story for how they can beat back those front-runners. ted cruz won in texas. he has to win somewhere else. marco rubio had his best shot in virginia and it didn'twork. >> pelley: john dickerson, thanks very much. we'll have more updates to come

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