Public interviews scheduled for superintendent of public instruction

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Working with the governor’s office’s liaison to the search, the Nevada State Board of Education has scheduled interviews for the five semi-finalists who have been chosen in the search for Nevada’s new superintendent of public instruction. The State Board will interview the candidates at public meetings on Feb. […]

Spangler, Aiazzi talk about Artown’s acquisition of the Lear Theater complex

A CITY OF RENO PRODUCTION On this Council Connections (City of Reno), host Sharon Spangler interviews Dave Aiazzi, Reno Council member and chairman of the Artown board of directors, on what the future holds for the Lear Theater.

NPRI praises Reno for putting its checkbook online

NPRI NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS — Responding to the launch of, a transparency portal featuring the city of Reno’s checkbook spending, 911 log and other public data, Steven Miller, vice president for policy at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, released the following comments: Citizens fund government, and so they have the right to know […]

Interested in serving on the Animal Services Task Force?

The City of Reno is looking for citizens and subject experts to sit on the Animal Services Task Force. The citizens’ Animal Services Task Force was created via resolution in January 2012 by the Reno City Council.  The mission of the Task Force is to review Washoe County Regional Animal Control (WCRAC) policies, procedures, funding […]

Court affirms BLM grazing decision on Hubbard Vineyard Allotment


ELKO — On Jan. 31, 2012, Administrative Law Judge James H. Heffernan issued a decision in favor of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which allows the BLM Elko District to proceed with the Hubbard Vineyard Allotment grazing permit renewal and spring improvement projects designed to improve riparian condition.  The judgment affirmed that the BLM […]

OPINION: Hello … Congress? Are you there?

SUBMITTED BY NPRI By Geoffrey Lawrence Fifteen years ago Nevadans amended their state constitution.  For the last 15 years, they’ve patiently awaited some form of acknowledgement from Congress. When the 1864 Civil War Congress crafted the enabling act that would grant Nevada statehood, it made the state’s acceptance into the Union conditional.  Nevada had to […]

Nevada’s Historical Markers reviewed for updates

HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE NEWS RELEASE State program takes a new approach to the past CARSON CITY – The Nevada Historical Marker Program is taking on a new look with the adoption of updated texts for the roughly 260 signs that interpret the history of the state. Amended texts have been placed online at, and […]

Little Washoe Lake closed for reseeding

Little Washoe Lake after the Washoe Drive Fire. Image by Bob Conrad.

NEVADA STATE PARKS NEWS RELEASE WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. — Little Washoe Lake is closed until further notice. The closure is due to reseeding and rehabilitation of the park from damage caused by the Washoe Drive Fire. Little Washoe Lake is located at the intersection of U.S. 395 and the north end of Eastlake Boulevard. All […]

Extension, Rural Development team up on Nevada economy

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

UNCE NEWS RELEASE Program designed to help rural counties collaborate to target key industries University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is teaming up with the Nevada office of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development (USDA RD) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development on a new program to help Nevada rural counties plan their economic […]

Comment Period for Greater Sage-Grouse Scoping Extended by BLM and Forest Service


BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) are seeking public comment on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements (SEISs) that will evaluate and provide greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   To address […]

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