Hunters can learn about field dressing practices, meat handling and conservation

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the University of Nevada, Reno College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources are collaborating with the Nevada Department of Wildlife to provide a hands-on workshop for Nevada hunters on field dressing techniques, safe handling and transportation of meat, and conservation. This class will be offered in Reno, 9 a.m. […]

Sheriff’s Office launches campaign to reduce vehicle burglaries at parks and trailheads


WCSO NEWS —   The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is intensifying efforts to keep vehicles and valuables safe at County parks and trailheads this summer. Data from previous years shows a definite increase in vehicle burglaries at parks and trailheads during the busy summer months. In order to reduce those burglaries, the Sheriff’s Office has launched […]

Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in animal cruelty investigation


WCSO NEWS —   Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Jason Shilo Brown, age 24, of Reno Wednesday on charges related to an ongoing cruelty to animals investigation. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, the manager of a local motel notified law enforcement that evidence of suspicious activity had been discovered by […]

Runway show features Reno designers and models


Vanity Entertainment & Artown present The Reno Fashion Show – Northern Nevada’s premier fashion event featuring local and international designers with 100+ models Saturday July 12 at the Eldorado Convention Center. All ages are welcome. The red carpet starts at 8 pm. Showtime is at 9 pm. Over 800 people experience The Reno Fashion Show annually. […]

University professor wins International Latino Book Award for a second time

Emma Sepulveda, a writer, University of Nevada, Reno professor and director of the University’s Latino Research Center, won an International Latino Book Award given by Latino Literacy Now at their annual ceremony, which took place this year in Las Vegas, June 28. Sepulveda won two International Latino Book Award’s in 2011 with her internationally acclaimed […]

BLM seeking comments on Steamboat Geothermal Project

Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Steamboat Geothermal Well(s) 16-32 Project proposed by Ormat Nevada Inc. The public is invited to submit comments through August 11, 2014.   Ormat is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain the […]

City of Reno receives a Class 2 public protection rating from ISO


In June 2013, the City of Reno underwent an Insurance Service Office (ISO) survey to evaluate its Public Protection Classification. After the ISO adjusted its original designation, the City of Reno has received a prestigious Class 2 rating. Commonly referred to as a municipal ISO rating, the classification system utilizes a 100-point system, assigning a […]

Nevada Division of Water Resources holding “listening sessions” across Nevada

Courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

ARSON CITY – The Nevada State Engineer is holding a series of public meetings during the months of July and August. The State Engineer is holding these “listening sessions” to provide information to the public on water related issues in Nevada and to listen to comments, suggestions and questions from the public about water related issues. […]

Black Rock Desert to feature artist-in-residence exhibits

“Black Rock Canyon” by Judy Hilbish

GERLACH — From July 26 through August 9, 2014, the Bureau of Land Management invites the public to the inaugural exhibit of artwork by the Black Rock Desert Artists in Residence. The BLM Artist in Residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The program […]

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting July 8, 2014

Washoe County

The following report highlights several important agenda items from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Merger of STMGID and TMWA: Items 15 and 20. The Board heard the first reading of an ordinance initiating a merger of the South Truckee Meadows General Improvement District (STMGID) into the Truckee Meadows Water […]

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