Restoration Work resumes next Week at Blackwood Canyon

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will resume restoration work at Blackwood Canyon beginning Monday, July 9, 2012, and continuing through October 1, 2012.  The project involves construction activities with heavy equipment and dump trucks that will affect public use of the area. This final phase of the project […]

South Shore Fuels Reduction Project moves forward

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has begun work on the South Shore Fuel Reduction and Healthy Forest Restoration Project that will thin trees and brush on more than 10,000 acres of national forest system land from Cascade Lake to the Nevada state line.  Crews are currently working on […]

Office of Minority Health seeks advisory committee members

DDHS NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY–The Office of Minority Health is urging applicants committed to addressing the issue of minority health in Nevada to submit their resumes with a letter of interest to Elena Espinoza, State of Nevada Office of Consumer Health Assistance, 555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 4800 Las Vegas, NV 89101 or no […]

Sandoval signs executive order creating Interagency Council on Veterans Affairs

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY–Governor Brian Sandoval signed Executive Order 2012-15 this week, establishing the Governor’s Interagency Council on Veterans Affairs. “Over the last decade, our country has been engaged in military conflicts around the globe, and veterans returning to our state from these conflicts face significant hardships while transitioning back into civilian life,” […]

Health care law saves Nevadans with Medicare $22,196,001 on prescriptions so far

CMS NEWS RELEASE As a result of the Affordable Care Act, seniors and people with disabilities in Nevada have saved a total of $22,196,001 on prescription drugs since the law was enacted.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also released data yesterday showing that in the first five months of 2012, 4,592 people with […]

KOLO TV’s ‘Fan Club’ helps local seniors survive summer heat

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE KOLO TV viewers are helping Washoe County’s Department of Senior Services provide fans to cool local seniors by donating new electric fans for distribution to seniors in need. Everyone who wants to help seniors survive the summer heat is encouraged to join the KOLO “Fan Club” by dropping off new fans […]

Sheriff’s office identifies deceased in suspicious death case

WCSO UPDATE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office that formal identifications and next of kin notifications have been completed on the deceased male from last week’s suspicious death investigation in Cold Springs. The decedent is Kevin Michael Latz, age 50. The cause of death is still under investigation. […]

Sandoval appoints Thomas Stockard to 10th Judicial Court

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY–Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Thomas Stockard to the 10th Judicial District Court vacancy. “A long-time resident of Churchill County, Tom has been an active member of the community,” Sandoval said. “I have known Tom for many years and his experience in both civil and criminal law […]

City reports on cooperation in fighting Pinehaven fire

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Today at approximately 12:15 p.m., the Reno Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a vehicle on fire in the foothills by the dirt road near Pinehaven Road. Upon arriving on scene, the Reno Fire Department upgraded to a brush fire, sending additional fire resources. With the fire in […]

Forest Service continues Project to eliminate Invasive Weeds from the Lake Tahoe Basin

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will continue a project to eradicate, control, and contain known and future infestations of “invasive weeds” using chemical treatment.  Work will occur Monday, July 9 through Thursday, July 12, 2012. An Environmental Assessment released by the Forest Service in 2010 identified 493 […]

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