Washoe County Commissioners approve final budget

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners approved the final Fiscal Year 2012/13 budget this morning during a public hearing in the Chambers. The annual budget is required by statute and must be filed by June 1 with the State of Nevada. The final approved County balanced budget requires no lay-offs […]

RTC to host public meeting for Plumas Street improvements

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE The RTC invites the public to attend a public meeting on May 24 to discuss and provide input for proposed safety improvements to Plumas Street. The improvements being considered include a three-lane configuration (travel lanes in each direction and a center turn lane) which is expected to slow traffic, improve […]

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District issues ban on open burning

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Due to record levels of dryness and extreme fire conditions which maximize the potential for catastrophic fire, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is restricting any and all open burning in Washoe County for the summer season. The ban on open burning follows several red flag warnings that have already […]

Senate Republicans launch new website

NEVADA SENATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE FALLON – Senate Minority Leader Mike McGinness announced today the launch of nvgopsenate.com. “The Nevada Senate Republican Caucus is proud to announce the launch of our new Caucus website. When planning this project we considered what would be of greatest importance and interest to our constituents. We wanted a […]

More than a million comments support carbon pollution limits

Washington, DC – Today, a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards announced that more than one million Americans nationwide and more than 6,800 people in Nevada have taken action to show their support for new standards to curb industrial carbon pollution from power plants by submitting comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

Taylor Creek Visitor Center hosts Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) invite residents and visitors to attend the third annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The event is free and takes place at the […]

County manager encourages community to bike to work on Friday

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Pedaling her way to work this week, county manager Katy Simon is hoping to encourage others to do the same this Friday for a fantastic closing day of Bike to Work Week 2012. Simon, along with members of the Washoe County Green Team, took advantage of the beautiful Northern Nevada weather […]

Nevada to receive grant to help establish affordable insurance exchange

CMS NEWS RELEASE Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington will receive more than $181 million in grants to help implement the new health care law. The grants will help states establish affordable insurance exchanges. Starting in 2014, affordable insurance exchanges will help consumers […]

Medicare and mental health

CMS NEWS RELEASE By David Sayen Mental health problems like depression and anxiety can affect anyone’s life at any age. If you think you have a mental health condition, Medicare may be able to help. The symptoms of mental health issues include feelings of sadness, emptiness or hopelessness; a lack of energy; and difficulty concentrating […]

Ardito joins Governor’s Office staff


GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that Julie Ardito, APR, a Reno-based public relations executive, will join his senior staff on July 2, as the Director of Community Affairs and Constituent Services.  She will oversee external communications, community outreach, and constituent correspondence and service. Ardito has more than 20 […]