Ky Plaskon was Capital Public Radio's Sierra Reporter. He worked in public radio since 1994, from the bear-infested wilderness of Talkeetna, Alaska to the paradise of San Diego and the odd urban phenomenon of Las Vegas. In 2008 Plaskon wrote Silent Heroes of the Cold War (Stephens Press), a non-fiction study of transgenerational war trauma arising from government secrecy. He also teaches journalism at UNR and hold a Master's in Journalism and Media Studies from UNLV. Over the years he's won numerous awards for radio work and takes pride in the art of storytelling. Plaskon strives to be a true multi-media journalist, applying extensive experience in print, web and television to every story.
Plaskon's passion is in mountain life like Tahoe and Truckee where where he loves to ski, mountain bike, trail run and sail. Plaskon's family is in Northern Nevada as well.
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July 18, 2017
Lake Tahoe could have lots of new piers, buoys and environmental restrictions under a new plan to manage the lake's shoreline. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency wants to know what people think and get their ideas for making Lake Tahoe better.
July 13, 2017
Marijuana is rolling into dispensaries again in Nevada after the state licensed two distributors. But those are the only two for the entire state.
July 10, 2017
Marijuana sales in Nevada are outpacing expectations and dispensaries are running out because no one has been licensed to deliver it.
July 3, 2017
Nevadans and tourists there don’t need a medical marijuana card anymore. They started buying pot on Saturday just for fun. But that fun may be short-lived.
June 22, 2017
Recreational marijuana may not be on the menu in Nevada as planned in just 10 days. On Tuesday, a Carson City judge ruled there is a problem with getting pot from point “A” to point “B.”
June 19, 2017
For the first time in decades, a new luxury condo complex has opened in South Lake Tahoe. Zalanta is at the state line on the California side. The area has struggled with redevelopment in contrast to the Nevada side with its billion dollar casinos.
June 14, 2017
For the first time, South Lake Tahoe has just as many vacant homes as occupied ones. That’s according to a new report commissioned by the South Lake Tahoe City Council and made public at Tuesday's council meeting.
A place in Truckee that provides tools and space for people to build anything they can imagine is seeking its first expansion six months since its opening.
May 23, 2017
Poison hemlock is growing taller than usual from the rainy season during winter and spring, causing Washoe County Parks officials to issue a warning to the public about the outbreak.
May 18, 2017
A Reno nonprofit well-known for repairing bikes for kids, veterans, homeless people and Burning Man participants was burglarized last weekend.