State Energy Office offers free training for energy code compliance

Nevada State Office of Energy

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada State Office of Energy ( is offering a free training on residential and commercial building energy codes that go into effect July 1, 2012. The new codes affect architects, contractors, engineers and builders in Nevada. Free training sessions are being offered on the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, which […]

State designates Regional Development Authorities

NGOED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has designated 10 organizations as Regional Development Authorities under Governor Brian Sandoval’s State Plan for Excellence in Economic Development. As the central point of contact for economic development within the state’s regions, the RDAs will lead Nevada’s regional economic development efforts linking […]

Sandoval statement on U.S. Forest Service plane crashes

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval made the following statement yesterday after learning of two U.S. Forest Service plane crashes while fighting Nevada fires: “Within a matter of hours this afternoon, planes carrying two U.S. Forest Service crews crashed while fighting Nevada fires.  Currently, we know of one successful emergency landing […]

Forest Service seeks public input on forest plan alternatives

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – As part of its Forest Plan revision process, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is asking for public comment on four alternatives for managing National Forest System lands. The alternatives respond to public input obtained from comment periods and multiple public meetings in 2008 and 2010, as […]

Early voting continues through June 8

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Washoe County voters have one week to take advantage of early voting locations, as the polling sites will be open through June 8 prior to the primary election on June 12. There are 17 early voting polling places throughout Washoe County, and new to the list this year is Sparks City […]

Sheriff’s Office launches summer “Knock and Lock” campaign

WCSO NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Sheriff’s Office volunteers will be walking the Virginia Foothills area on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of a community-wide “Knock and Lock” campaign to encourage citizens to keep their homes and vehicles locked and provide seasonal safety information to residents and their families. “Information […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed annually on June 15. Elder abuse is an under-recognized problem, with devastating and even life-threatening consequences. The National Center of Elder Abuse has compiled the following list of ideas to draw attention to the problem of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation: • On World Elder […]

Washoe County Social Services highlights online adoptions, thanks foster families

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE To help increase the visibility of children looking for adoptive families, Washoe County recently began highlighting children available for adoption on the front page of its site, as well as streamlining the listing of available children on the Social Services webpage. The featured section of the front page, titled “Looking for […]

Reno Police Department honors community-wide response to 2011 disasters during annual awards ceremony

Today, the Reno Police Department held their 3rd Annual “Excellence in Policing” awards ceremony at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino. Addressing an audience of more than 300 people, Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts said, “In 2011, we had a year of unbelievable tragedy for our community. The stories and examples of true leadership and selflessness […]

Nevada Health Information Exchange Board created, inaugural board of directors announced

DHHS NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — Department of Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden announced today the creation and composition of the Nevada Health Information Exchange Board of Directors. The NHIE Board is authorized by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 439.588 and required by Nevada’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Health Information Technology for Economic […]