Former Contributing Sierra/Reno Reporter
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.
April 10, 2017
Record pedestrian deaths in Washoe County are forcing Reno officials to think about new ways to curb fatalities. Some methods include smart car sensors, virtual crosswalks and flashing lights.
February 27, 2017
The League to Save Lake Tahoe is funding the first study of aquatic herbicides at Lake Tahoe.
February 22, 2017
The Tesla Gigafactory east of Reno is spawning a housing boom in the small community of Dayton, Nevada. Developers plan to build thousands of homes along the Carson River. But the area is constantly flooding.
February 20, 2017
Heavy rain, snow and wind this year has taken a heavy toll on one of the oldest buildings in Reno.
January 13, 2017
Roads in the region around Lake Tahoe are clearing quickly for the busy weekend and some are calling the blizzard a blessing.
January 10, 2017
Residents in Truckee and Washoe County are weathering the latest storm Tuesday while still reeling from the effects of the previous storm that hit over the weekend.
January 9, 2017
1:37 P.M. UPDATE: Northern Nevada officials are still warning residents about additional active winter weather over the next few days, even though the risk of flooding has diminished.
January 6, 2017
A series of storms approaches that could flood the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, residential and industrial areas where 25,000 people live and work.
June 11, 2015
The Reno City Council Wednesday approved a new million-dollar plan to fight blight.
June 8, 2015
UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015 - Link to webcam added. - A major highway between Truckee and Tahoe City is about to get a lot safer. Truckee will create a pedestrian-only tunnel parallel to Highway 89.