Planning ahead helps Reno prepare for the upcoming winter season

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Next week, residents may notice city of Reno Public Works out spraying brine on area roadways. This testing is being done to ensure equipment is properly working and crews are trained before the upcoming winter season. “With the nice weather people aren’t thinking of inclement weather just yet, but at […]

Forest Service meeting will discuss plans for Fallen Leaf Lake trails

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host a meeting to explain answer questions about its plan for trails in the Fallen Leaf Lake area. The Fallen Leaf Lake Access and Travel Management Plan seeks to improve the recreation experience for residents and visitors, while protecting its […]

BLM reminds public land users of fire restrictions on public lands

ELKO, Nev. – As temperatures begin to cool and local area hunters take to the outdoors, the BLM Elko District Office would like to remind public land users of fire restrictions still in place on public lands. Fire restrictions were implemented July 1st due to seasonal drying conditions, increasing daytime temperatures and a number of […]

Midtown gets new parking technology

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CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Siemens and Streetline, Inc. have installed a Smart Parking solution in the popular Midtown neighborhood to provide parking relief to residents and local businesses who listed parking as their number one issue concerning business growth. Siemens partnered with the City of Reno to implement the parking technology with little upfront […]

State board to consider settling tax dispute with Washoe County for $7.25 million

The state Board of Examiners on Tuesday will consider settling a dispute with Washoe County over $21.5 million in local property tax revenue taken by the 2009 Legislature to balance the state budget.

The proposed settlement would provide an immediate payment of $1.25 million to the county, with another $6 million being allocated later for major road maintenance projects.

Washoe County submitted the claim to the Board of Examiners in September 2011, citing a Nevada Supreme Court ruling in May 2011 that said the Nevada Legislature improperly took $62 million in 2010 from the Clark County Clean Water Coalition fund to balance the state budget. That ruling forced Gov. Brian Sandoval to reconfigure his proposed 2001-13 state budget by extending a set of taxes that had been scheduled to expire on June 30, 2011.

District Court to hear NPRI’s Open Meeting Law case after Supreme Court doesn’t grant injunction

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — NPRI’s Center for Justice Constitutional Litigation’s case to defend Nevada’s Open Meeting Law is going to be heard by the Eighth District Court after the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the District Court’s earlier decision not to grant an injunction sought by CJCL. Joseph Becker, chief legal officer and director […]

Thousands of guard members descend on the Biggest Little City

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NEVADA GUARD NEWS RELEASE Members of the National Guard Association of the United States arrive here en masse starting Sept. 9 for four days. The Nevada Guard plays host to the private association’s 134th annual conference and exhibition. About 3,700 Army and Air Guard officers, their spouses, defense officials and industry representatives are registered from […]

Study touts new measures for teacher effectiveness

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau CARSON CITY – As Nevada policy makers work to ensure that ineffective teachers are removed from classrooms around the state, a new report released today provides evidence to support the use of test scores to measure how much individual teachers contribute to pupil achievement. Using quantitative measures to evaluate […]