Nonsense. I lived in Reno many years ago. It's "high desert" - summertime extreme highs are in the low 90's, and it cools down to low 70's at night. The humidity is low year-round, as is precipitation. Sunshine is abundant. Linky. As to your slander of the residents, perhaps you should have spent more time hanging out with people NOT in the casino industry.
This is from the days when J. Edgar Hoover was running the FBI, just a few years after Joe McCarthy was doing his Red Menace shtick in the Senate. Take it all with a BIG grain of Cold War Paranoia salt.