Redress of grievances



Online petitions are circulating to try to save Lincoln Hall, the picturesque residence hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, which is reportedly facing demolition.

The 1896 building is one of 13 campus structures that make up the University of Nevada Historic District.

According to Amanda Buell at, “It and neighboring Manzanita Hall are the oldest continuously operating residence halls in the western United States, and the two dorms, along with Morrill Hall, comprise the only three remaining buildings on campus built before the turn of the 20th century. Between 1942 and 1946, the men of Lincoln Hall moved to either the gymnasium or Manzanita Hall to make room for the pre-flight Cadets of the United States Army-Air Corps who attended the university while waiting for the call to duty for their country or while in basic training.”

A petition is posted at

Another petition circulating around town seeks to stop construction of a traffic roundabout at a five-way intersection Hunter Lake and Mayberry Drives near a Raley's store and Hunter Lake Elementary School. The roundabout was proposed by the Regional Transportation Commission.

“Firefighters, teachers, parents, residents, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and citizens adamantly oppose the roundabout,” it reads in part. “”We strongly urge our governmental officials to soundly reject RTC's proposal. The project is located right next to an elementary school, Reno Fire Station No. 5, plus numerous other businesses. Businesses in the area will be impacted by narrower lanes and blocked driveways. Fire Department control of the intersection with Opticoms will be eliminated. Responses times will be slowed. … Large trucks, RVs, and vehicles with trailers will have a harder time negotiating the intersection.”

We could not find an online petition on this issue.