Live in Sun Valley and IPMS does have a chapter in Reno. The chapter does have a web page; use IPMS Reno for your search.
Used to build models (mainly aircraft), but quit 15 years or so ago. Stuff happened and it just wasn't any more fun. But my modeling mojo started coming back late last year and with all the zombie/apocalypse type movies/tv series on, wondered if anyone was doing any modeling on this subject. Oh yeah!
Since then, bought a bunch of diecast vehicles because there are few CURRENT vehicle kits available. They lack a lot of interior detail, so hello scratch building along with making molds of various things like car seats, entire vehicle bodies so I can have open doors, dumpsters, mail boxes, gas pumps, etc. All of this is 1/35th scale. As to my military stash, using some of them as military surplus along with of course, buying more recent soft skin stuff. Printed up various signs: stop, warning, pandemic, etc. along with tiles and wood floors.
Hope this helps.