Nevada Guardsmen respond to Washoe Drive fire

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Nevada National Guard currently has about 50 soldiers and airmen working the areas of the Washoe Drive Fire south of Reno. The Guard members are primarily working an 11-mile corridor of the affected areas as a security presence helping augment local first responders. They are ensuring no unauthorized personnel enter the […]

Firefighters battle blaze ahead of incoming storm

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Firefighters and emergency personal are making progress on the Washoe Drive Fire with the primary focus this morning of securing the perimeter of the blaze and extinguishing hot spots prior to winds picking back up today in advance of an oncoming winter storm. Rhett Milne, meteorologist with the National Weather Service […]

Reno assemblyman named GOP caucus leader in unanimous vote

Assemblyman Pat Hickey during the 2011 legislative session. / Nevada News Bureau file photo.

By Nevada News Bureau Staff: Reno Republican Assemblyman Pat Hickey was unanimously elected today to be the new GOP Assembly Caucus Leader. The former minority Leader, Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, stepped down because of his intention to run for the Nevada State Senate in District 19. Assembly Republicans currently hold 16 seats in the 42-member Assembly, […]

Prescribed fire operations began in Angora today

LAKE TAHOE-U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews began limited prescribed fire operations in the Angora area today, January 20, 2012.  Scheduled operations were delayed yesterday due to weather.  Crews conducted a test ignition this morning and weather conditions today will determine the size of the project.  Operations will not take place over the weekend. Residents […]

Nevada Division of Insurance offers assistance to victims of Washoe Drive Fire

DOI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper urges residents affected by the Washoe Drive Fire to contact the Nevada Division of Insurance at (888) 872-3234 if they have questions about insurance or need assistance with insurance claims. Hazards that are generally covered by a home or renter’s insurance policy include fire, […]

Nevada medical student learns residency ‘match’ result early

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SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE (LAS VEGAS/RENO, Nev.)— Every March for the past 60 years, fourth-year medical students across the nation have eagerly awaited the results of the National Residency Matching Program, which tells them where they will spend the next few years of training in their specialty area beyond medical school. However, a few learn where […]

Washoe Fire Update – News Conference at 9 a.m. at Depoali Middle School

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Washoe Fire is 50-percent contained as of 4 a.m. this morning and more than 3,800 acres have burned since the blaze broke out yesterday shortly after noon. One hundred and fifty firefighters and 150 law enforcement officers spent the evening and early morning hours fighting the fire, they will be joined […]

Sandoval statement on state employees in Carson City area

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval made the following statement tonight regarding state employees who commute to Carson City: “The Nevada Departments of Public Safety and Transportation have informed me that US 395 through Washoe Valley will remain closed until further notice. State employees who commute on US 395 through the […]

Program matches researchers, industry to develop new technologies for Nevada

A distillation system patented by the University of Nevada, Reno is powered by this salt-gradient solar pond that traps solar heat at the bottom of the pond where the brine can reach and sustain temperatures greater than 195 degrees. The collected thermal energy powers the distillation system designed to increase water clarity and quality in lakes. Francisco Suarez, a student in the graduate program of hydrological sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, shows off the pond that also can be used directly for heating or for other low-temperature thermal applications. The membrane distillation system was developed by Amy Childress, chair of the Civil Engineering Department and a participant in the inaugural Industry/Faculty Partnering Clinic. Photo by Mike Wolterbeek, University of Nevada, Reno.

Technology Transfer Office debuts partnering clinics to guide University of Nevada, Reno and DRI technology development and commercialization RENO, Nev. – With its new Industry/Faculty Partnering Clinic, the Technology Transfer Office for the University of Nevada, Reno and DRI is engaging the community in the work of scientists to help develop new technologies for Nevada. […]

Washoe Fire updates and resources

Thank you for following the Washoe Drive Fire story here. There will not be any more updates to this post; we will post news releases from agencies as we receive them. ————— 10:05 For information about road closures and alternate routes, check the Nevada Department of Transportation site. 9:56 Next press conference 9 a.m. tomorrow. […]