Environment

PHOTO GALLERY: Brenda Fire in Washoe Valley

July 15, 2017 Ty O'Neil

The Brenda Fire in Washoe Valley grew up to 1,200 acres and threatened hundreds homes, but as of Friday evening, no structures had been damaged. View a photo gallery below of aerial firefighting efforts.

Flood waters in Lemmon Valley. Image: Washoe County.
Environment

County Flood Spending Reaches $3 Million

June 27, 2017 Bob Conrad

The Washoe County Board of Commissioners approved today more than $1 million out of the county’s general fund to cover flood-related expenses in the wake of the past winter’s flooding in the North Valleys. The […]

Stillwater Solar-Geothermal Hybrid project. Image courtesy of the Nevada State Office of Energy.
Environment

Paul Thomsen Resigns as PUC Commissioner

May 17, 2017 Bob Conrad

Paul Thomsen has resigned as a commissioner of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Governor Brian Sandoval’s communications director Mari St. Martin confirmed today his resignation, but a reason was not given by the time […]