Officers rescue stray cat from freeway median during rush hour

Tabby rescued from freeway median

WCSO NEWS RELEASE A two-year-old brown tabby was safely rescued from its precarious perch on a freeway median during the height of yesterday’s rush hour traffic thanks to a cooperative effort between the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Regional Animal Services and the Nevada Highway Patrol. Dispatch centers at both agencies started receiving calls just as […]

LCB: School police break the law by issuing tickets away from schools (w/video)

SUBMITTED BY NEVADA JOURNAL By Karen Gray LAS VEGAS — A Legislative Counsel Bureau opinion, requested by Assemblyman Richard “Tick” Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, and obtained exclusively by Nevada Journal, has determined that the Clark County School District Police are overstepping their legal authority by enforcing traffic laws in areas beyond school property. Subsection 2 of […]

Reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke

CMS NEWS RELEASE By David Sayen Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease. That’s why Medicare is helping to lead the Million Hearts campaign, […]

County commissioners give staff direction on budget gidelines

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Discussions on the Washoe County budget continued to take center stage during the County Board of Commissioners’ first meeting in February. Initial projections of sources and uses of funds that will be used to build the fiscal year 2012/13 budget were explained for policy discussion and direction. Finance Director Sheri Mendez […]

Washoe County Commission meeting highlights for Feb. 14

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Topics at the regular meeting of the Washoe County Board of County Commissioners yesterday included honoring Washoe County employees for their generous contributions to United Way, 149 jobs created in our community using American Resource and Recovery Act stimulus funds and expanded programs for juvenile offenders and community members in need. […]

BLM concludes Pancake Complex Wild Horse Gather

BLM NEWS RELEASE ELY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Egan Field Office and Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office concluded the Pancake Complex Wild Horse Gather on Saturday, Feb. 11.  The BLM gathered 1,115 wild horses from the Pancake and Sand Springs West Herd Management Areas (HMA) and Jakes Wash Herd […]

Washoe County online voter registration coming soon

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE For the first time ever, voters in Washoe County will soon be able to register and make changes to their current voter registration online. Beginning in mid-April, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters office, working in collaboration with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, will make the switch to Nevada Online […]

Prescribed fire operations resume on Kingsbury Grade

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations above Andria Drive on Kingsbury Grade tomorrow, February 14, 2012.  The project will begin with approximately five acres and may expand depending on the weather.  Operations will continue through the week and possibly the weekend, weather permitting. Residents and visitors can expect to see […]

Prison-trained wild horse adoption a success in Carson City

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY –  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Department of Corrections on Saturday, February 11, hosted the first of three annual saddle-trained horse adoption events at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center (NNCC) in Carson City. Sixteen wild horses, gathered in 2010 from herd […]

Washoe County chosen for federal cyber security training

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Washoe County, Clark County and the state of Nevada competed with many other states for the opportunity to have the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security perform a cyber security assessment for Nevada. Selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Nevada was one of two states awarded for the highly […]

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