Reno Citizens Institute registration underway

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Residents of Reno, Sparks and Washoe County are encouraged to register now for the spring session of the award-winning Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program provided by the city of Reno. Participants meet with elected officials, department directors and city staff to gain an understanding of the city’s structure, processes and […]

Health reform law saves $2.1 billion for 3.6 million Americans with Medicare

HHS NEWS RELEASE 3.6 million people with Medicare saved $2.1 billion on their prescription drugs in 2011 thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to data issued this week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Savings for people with Medicare will increase over time. According to today’s new report from HHS, the […]

Nevada chosen for federal cyber security training program

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Governor Brian Sandoval this week announced Nevada’s selection by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for this year’s Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) program implementation for two of Nevada’s communities. The DHS program assists communities in assessing their cyber security awareness and preparing for cyber security […]

Volunteers needed for Public Guardian Companion Program

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE If you are interested in the well-being of elders in the community, the Washoe County Companion Volunteer program could be a perfect fit for you. Just a few hours of commitment a week, from one volunteer, can greatly improve the quality of life of a person living with dementia. No specialized […]

BLM concludes wild horse gathers

BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District concluded the Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Herd Management Areas (HMA) Wild Horse Gather on Fri., Jan. 27.  The preliminary numbers of animals gathered are 308 excess wild horses. Of those gathered 58 animals were released back to the […]

Sandoval administration announces results of regulatory review

 GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Speaking at the Chamber’s Directions 2012 event in Reno this morning, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the results of his administration’s regulatory review.  In his first executive order as governor, Sandoval imposed a one-year freeze on all regulations and required the cabinet to thoroughly review the entire regulatory framework […]

BLM begins rehabilitation work on public lands within the Washoe Drive Wildland Fire area

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work on public lands administered by the BLM, on the burned areas located within the Washoe Drive wildland fire area the week of February 6, 2012. Approximately 600 acres will be aerially seeded with a […]

BLM gathers and returns mule to family

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BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — During Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse gathers, every once in a while horses are brought in that are not so wild, sometimes branded, and sometimes not even a horse.  This was the case last Monday when a skinny black mule was brought in during the BLM’s Carson […]

Prescribed fire operations begin tomorrow near Emerald Bay

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations on the north end of Emerald Bay tomorrow, February 2, 2012.  Operations may continue through the week, weather permitting. Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area.  Smoke may be visible on Hwy 89 North.  The Forest Service […]

BLM releases environmental assessment on fiber optic line in Elko

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BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Right-of-Way (ROW) for an underground fiber optic line in Northwestern Elko County is now available for public review until March 1. The line will be constructed, operated and maintained by Rural Telephone Company […]

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