The Sierra Nevada Ally launched on March 1 of 2020. Since then we’ve published more than 600 images. In the photo above, the Reno Downtown Events Center was converted into a massive homeless shelter earlier this year that helped enhance safe social distancing protocols for the houseless. This image was taken on March 21, 2020, the first night the 118,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility was used to house people. In early August the facility no longer housed people, and the City of Reno set up a temporary shelter on 4th St. to safely accommodate the houseless during the pandemic.

Here are 129 photos from 2020 presented in chronological order.

Shawn Burroughs and Shawn Holstius (Left) have been homeless for weeks and often living outside for fear of the coronavirus in a cramped shelter. The couple on the right did not wish to be identified. They have been living on the street for weeks and are tentative to go to the shelter for fear of the novel coronavirus. March 21, 2020 – image – Brian Bahouth.
Typically a crowded and bustling area, the passenger drop off terminal at the Reno Tahoe International Airport on March, 30 at 2:17 p.m. was empty – image – Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally.
Cargo continues to move through the Reno Tahoe International cargo terminal on March 30, 2020 – image – Brian Bahouth
The baggage claim terminal at the Reno Tahoe International Airport on March 30, 2020 – image – The Sierra Nevada Ally
A Ukrainian Antonov An-124 in the Reno Tahoe International Airport cargo terminal on March 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth

This man, who did not wish to be identified, was uncertain if he would spend the night in the Downtown Reno Events Center on April 1, 2020 – image – Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally
Volunteers at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada hand out emergency groceries to families at Sparks Christian Fellowship. April 4, 2020 – photo: Josie Glassberg/the Ally

For community members who cannot safely self isolate, Washoe County and the cities of Reno and Sparks deployed as many as 60 trailers to enable those with COVID-19 diagnosis or symptoms to find a safe haven. The trailers have never been used. April 11, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally
A 19-year Easter week tradition continues in 2020. On April 12, 2020, adherents walk the cross through Reno and Carson City – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally
Prophylactic shopping, Reno, NV, April 15, 2020 – image – Brian Bahouth/The Sierra Nevada Ally
A small ranching operation in Fernley, Nevada floods its fields with Truckee River water, April 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Following a relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, retail establishments were allowed to open under social distancing and mandatory mask guidelines. Patrons gather on the boardwalk in front of the Virginia City Cigar and Bar on Saturday May 8, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Dave Wright and his wife own the Virginia City Antique Mall. Saturday May 8, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Liza McIlwee was the tourism assistant in the Virginia City Visitor’s Center on Saturday May 8, 2020. The Center is inside what was the “Crystal Bar” on C Street – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Tom, center, owns and operates Virginia City Mercantile. He chats with customers on May 8, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
The Virginia City Visitors Center in what was the Crystal Bar on C Street. Saturday May 8, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Anna is a confectioner for Grandma’s Fudge in Virginia City, NV. She was making fudge on Saturday May 8, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Teach and Plank are members of the Red Riders, a group that does interpretive and visitor information work in Virginia City – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally

Looking through the locked gates of Greater Nevada Field in Reno, NV. The Minor League Baseball season was indefinitely postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
The Pioneer Center in downtown Reno is closed until further notice – photo: Brian Bahouth
Casinos in Nevada were allowed to reopen in May. Restaurants reopened for takeout service. The Nugget Casino and Diner in Reno on May 26, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
On May 30, 2020, during a Black Lives Matter protest of the murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, individuals not associated with the BLM protest broke into Reno City Hall and attempted to set it on fire. Reno police formed a barricade around City Hall and dispersed crowds using pepper gas and concussion grenades – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Rioters clash with Reno Police on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Reno Police used pepper gas and concussion grenades to disperse protesters around City Hall on Saturday May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Downtown Reno on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Unrest at Reno City Hall extended into the evening on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Downtown Reno on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Downtown Reno on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Since the use of pepper gas and concussion grenades to disperse protesters near Reno City Hall on May 30, calls to release the details of the officer-involved shooting death of Miciah Lee have grown louder – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Downtown Reno on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Downtown Reno on May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Following a night of unrest and vandalism at Reno City Hall and Reno Police Department downtown headquarters, Reno Mayor Hillary Shieve, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, and others held a press conference to condemn the violence. Jason Soto is the former Reno chief of police and is now the acting Reno city manager – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
City of Reno workers repair damage to City Hall during a riot last night – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
A volunteer painted over graffiti on the Reno Central Police Station on Sunday May 31, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak said he was angered with those who committed acts of vandalism, especially those who came from outside Nevada to incite violence at an otherwise peaceful protest. The Governor and Mayor of Reno spoke at a press conference at the Reno Central Police Station on Sunday, May 31 following a riot at Reno City Hall the night before – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Protesters clashed with police at Reno City Hall on Saturday May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Reno police officers advance on protesters after deploying pepper gas and concussion grenades at Reno City Hall on Saturday May 30, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Acting Reno Chief of Police Tom Robinson spoke at a press conference on the morning after a riot at Reno City Hall on May 30, 2020: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
Black Lives Matter march in Baker, Nevada on Saturday June 13, 2020 – photo: Gretchen Baker
Citizen rally in Baker, Nevada in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Saturday June 13, 2020 – photo Gretchen Baker
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
These armed men would only identify themselves as concerned citizens. They were a block away from the Black Lives Matter protest in City Park. Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/The Ally
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM protesters in downtown Reno on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM protesters in Reno City Plaza on Saturday June 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Susan Clopp is the mother of Miciah Lee, an 18-year-old Sparks resident who died in an officer-involved shooting on January 5, 2020. Clopp participated in a Black Lives Matter, Mass Liberation die-in at the office of Washoe County District Attorney Christopher Hicks and demanded the release of all materials related to the investigation into her son’s death. June 26,2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Protesters staged a die-in at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office in Reno on June 26 of 2020 to call for the release of investigation materials related to the officer-involved shooting of Sparks resident Miciah Lee on January 5 of 2020. Washoe County DA Chris Hicks released the investigation on Monday June 29 after meeting with Miciah Lee’s mother. June 26, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally.
Susan Clopp (holding sign on the left), mother of Miciah Lee, participated in a die-in protest at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office on Friday June 26. During the die-in, she called for the release of investigation materials related to her son’s death in an officer-involved shooting in Sparks, NV on January 5, 2020. DA Chris Hicks met with Susan Clopp on Monday June 29 and released the investigation materials after the meeting. The DA deemed the shooting justified under Nevada law – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Anti-Black Lives Matter protesters shadowed a BLM protest at the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday, July 11, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth
Glen Morgan says the novel coronavirus pandemic is a hoax to control people. He also says the video of George Floyd’s death was was faked. He also says that Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks consume a product made from the blood of murdered children – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Jace Jackson – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
BLM activist Lilith Baran outside Sparks City Hall on July 13, 2020 – photo courtesy of Litlth Baran
The monument in memory of Francis G. Newlands in Newlands Park in Reno, NV. Citizens are calling for removal of the memorial and renaming the park and adjacent street, Newlands Circle – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Bees at work at the Flint Street Farm in Reno, Nevada – photo: Anthony Postman
Honey from a hive at the Flint Street Farm in Reno, Nevada – photo: Anthony Postman
On August 8, 2020, BLM and anti-BLM protesters clashed in Minden, NV – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Anti-BLM protesters in Minden, NV on August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
BLM counter protesters in Minden, Nevada, August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Anti-BLM militia took up position outside the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Douglas County Sheriffs in Minden, Nevada, August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler represents Assembly District 39 which includes Douglas County and part of Storey County. Minden, Nevada, August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose
Armed BLM counter protesters in Minden, Nevada on August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Anti-BLM militia took up position outside the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
BLM and anti-BLM protesters clash in Minden, Nevada on August 8, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
Men wearing Donald Trump regalia accosted Black Lives Matter marchers in Nevada City, California on Sunday August 9, 2020 – image: screen capture from a video recorded and produced by Josh Wolf
James Steven Smith (wearing the Trump Strikes Back shirt) on Buckeye Road in Nevada City California on Sunday August 9, 2020 – image: screen capture from a video taken by Josh Wolf
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak attended the protest on August 18, 2020. The Governor said, “Thank you for all you’re doing. God Bless you. Thank you for speaking up. I appreciate all you’re doing.” The Governor spoke with protesters and briefly held a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter” – photo: Quest Lakes/the Ally
A number of demonstrators came in family groups and maintained calm even though some people driving by yelled insults. A man in a white truck drove by and yelled, “white lives matter, bitch.” – photo: Quest Lakes
Capitol police were present but generally stayed farther back from the demonstrators, closer to the Legislative Building – photo: Quest Lakes

A small number of people came with weapons, and watched the event from various spots along the march route – photo: Quest Lakes
By the time the demonstration had been going on for several hours, about half of the demonstrators remained. As the Governor departed, demonstrators crossed the street and marched behind a white truck being driven by a woman waving Brown Beret and American Indian Movement flags. They followed her several blocks and arrived at the Governor’s Mansion and demonstrated on the sidewalk there – photo: Quest Lakes
Carson City police were relaxed and talked with protesters as well as with a few people who showed up with weapons who surveyed the event from a distance. A civilian with a pistol in her holster and a couple of Rottweilers followed the march and watched the event from across the street – photo: Quest Lakes
Carson police de-escalated tensions between demonstrators and a few people who voiced their objections to the demonstrators’ speech – photo: Quest Lakes/the Ally
Carson City police were relaxed and chatted with protesters as well as with a few people who showed up with weapons and watched the event from a distance.
The scene near Berrry Creek, California on September 9, 2020 – photo: Josh Edelson/the Ally
The crowd awaits the appearance of President Donald Trump in the Minden Airport, Minden, NV on September 12, 2020 – photo: Kelsey Penrose/the Ally
This vehicle paraded past Trump supporters lining the side of Interstate 395 near the Minden Airport in Minden, Nevada. September 12, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Harry Cook is seated (unseen) in the back of this truck with his wife and son – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
This man who did not want to share his name handed out photocopies of hand-written notes containing the names of several historic and contemporary Nazi luminaries – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Chet Adams and his wife Julie – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Trevor, Alexis, and Hector Viera – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Black Lives Matter activists paraded past Trump supporters on the side of Interstate 395 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Stephanie Johnson dons a Trump mask at the end of her driveway in Minden, NV – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Spike McGuire and Greg Gilmore set up for a recording session at the Potentialist Workshop. September 2020 – Photo: Kris Vagner
Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Carson City, Nevada on October 18, 2020. An unidentified man wearing a Trump cape – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Matt Ames is from Carson City, Nevada and awaits Donald Trump’s motorcade on Sunday October 18, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
President Donald Trump in Carson City, NV on October 18, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Gilmore performed to a rotating crowd of restaurant patrons and music enthusiasts. The Alpine will hopefully be returning to a live music schedule of performances on Friday and Saturdays according to their general manager manager. The venue also hopes to also be host to art shows and other upcoming events – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
Gilmore feels “comfortable” performing at The Alpine he said, because of its size and management. “The seats are so far away from the stage here it not really an issue” he said. “They have nice seating and are following all the social distancing protocols.” – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
According to their website, “Record Street Brewing Co. was once home to Alpine Glass Co., Nevada’s modern glass house in the 1920s. Built from the ground up by Nevada’s most prominent architect, Frederic DeLongchamps, the historic building that’s now brewing up beer and serving scratch-made pizzas is a Reno classic.” The building, which also serves as a venue and gallery is spacious and offers plenty of room for patrons to socially distance – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
Several DJ’s performed to a small crowd of enthusiastic attendees. The room, which can hold several hundred hosted a small crowd that maintained social distancing guidelines and all appeared to be having a great time – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
Jason King performs a set at Midtown Wine Bar. King who says he feels “really fortunate” to be playing and also bad for his fellow musicians in other states like California where live performances have been completely eliminated. “I think we are doing it the right way, I’m happy to be opening up” he stated – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
MidTown Wine Bar owner Tony Gentile checks on some customers during Jason Kings set. Gentile took every precaution possible in reopening his establishment with live music for his patrons because ‘we are responsible; we can all socially distance and stay in our seats and enjoy background music and at least have some measure of live entertainment” – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
MidTown Wine Bar bartender Amaya Zaga serves customers during Jason Kings set break. Zaga said she had no problems returning to work during performances because of the “amazing job” Midtown Owner Tony Gentile has done incorporating social distancing guidelines and safety measures – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
Polo Lounge owner Nicholas Dismang said he felt safe having professional performers like Costa in his establishment stating, “I’m not sure we ever didn’t feel safe, but we socially distanced everything and thats why we feel safe. We’ve been doing it (outdoor performance seating) for a while. It’s spacious, it’s comfortable, it’s outside. As long as the weather holds up we are good. We can’t do full bands yet so that’s what it is.” – photo: Eric Marks/Sierra Nevada Ally
Citizens vote in the Hug High School gym on November 3, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Voters in the Hug High School gym 10 minutes before the polls close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Days – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Volunteer poll worker Courtney Clifton in the Hug High School gym in Reno – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
An Official Ballot Box in the Hug High School gym on Election Day 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Voting was orderly and peaceful at Reno High School. Citizens cast votes in the gym on November 3, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
At 6:15 p.m. on Election Day, the line to vote at Proctor Hug High School in Reno was roughly 20 people long, but the cue cleared quickly – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Reno City Council Ward 1 incumbent Jenny Brekhus doing a little last minute electioneering near Reno High School on Election Day 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
A poll worker in the Reno High gym disinfected every voting machine after use – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Donald Trump supporters rally at the Nevada State Capitol on November 7, 2020 to protest alleged but unfounded claims of voting fraud – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

An armed Trump supporters interacts with a man named Gabe who was there in support of Donald Trump losing the election and to support the veracity of the vote-counting process.
Donald Trump supporters rally at the Nevada State Capitol on November 7, 2020 to protest alleged but unfounded claims of voting fraud – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Proud Boys, as they are known, wear their signature black apparel trimmed in gold. This pack of armed thugs sported matching hats, hoodies, shirts and flack jacket. Capitol police attempt to break up an altercation between the Proud Boys and a Trump supporter. The hooligans verbally assaulted several in attendance – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Proud Boys, as they are known, harass a Donald Trump supporter for rolling up his flag. “Show a little respect,” they said.

Proud Boys, as they are known, wear their signature black apparel trimmed in gold. This pack sported matching hats, hoodies, shirts and flack jacket – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Noted former militiaman Corey Lequieu participated in a “Stop the Steal” rally in front of the Nevada State Legislature on Saturday Nov. 14, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
A house on the west side of Reno burns on November 17, 2020. The Pinehaven Fire destroyed five homes and severely damaged 21. The blaze was fully contained on November 20, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Pavement steams, and a fence catches fire as swirling winds drive a wildfire on the west side of Reno. This is a field next to Cashill Blvd. in Reno – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Sarah Johnson, Hanna Walkinshaw, Sydney Tello, and Cianna Gransberry in the dance “Flicker Into A Flame” choreographed by Laura Ryerson. Photo-Caitlin Bell
Ozora Cheek and Jordan Moon in the dance “2/3” choreographed by UNR student Hanna Walkinshaw. Photo-Caitlin Bell