BLOSSOM — Residents interested in participating in local government can enter their names in the next City Council election, after two seats opened up.

The days are longer and hotter, children are outside playing instead of in the classrooms and the flowers are in bloom. Summer is in full swing, and this weekend, Reno and Blossom celebrated the season in style.

Several times a month, residents who live along Highway 82 just to the east of Reno find themselves contending with large amounts of garbage filling their yards and roadways. And they say they’ve had enough.