Urban Roots says it will plant 10 different kinds of hops.
Urban Roots' executive director Jeff Bryant says they could be a workable alternative for farmers because hops require much less water than other crops such as alfalfa.
Bryant told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the craft beer market is growing in Reno, and the new hops will give them quality, local product.
Bryant says planting will begin in April and the hop vines will take about three years to reach maturity.
The combination of burgeoning back yard gardens, the drought and a warmer than usual spring is increasing the chance of encounters between bears and people.
UPDATED: For the past two days in a row, Reno has logged record high temperatures.
For the first time the City of Reno is soliciting donations to buy public art.
For the first time in 20 years, water managers in the Reno area say they'll use water reserves to meet demand.
Two have emerged from a crowded field of candidates in the race to be the next Reno mayor.