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Smoke Creates Unhealthy Reno Air

For the second day in a row, the National Weather Service issued a "dense smoke advisory" for Reno and much of the Sierra's eastern front. Smoke from a California wildfire nearly 100 miles away degraded the air quality.  

Reno's air quality was considered unhealthy Tuesday morning for the general population. By noon, it improved to a range considered unhealthy primarily for sensitive populations, including the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.  The advisory is in effect through 8 p.m. It covers an area from Reno to Gardnerville.
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Jay Bartos joined Nevada Public Radio in 1993 to develop and manage the state’s first radio reading service for people unable to use standard printed material due to blindness or another disability. After the reading service was discontinued in 2011, he became the afternoon host on KNPR for ten years. Jay can now be heard on air on News 88.9 KNPR and Classical 89.7 KCNV throughout the week.