Prescribed fire operations resume on Kingsbury Grade

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade near Andria Drive tomorrow, March 6, 2012.  The size of the operation will depend on the condition of the area.  Crews may continue operations through the week and possibly through the weekend, weather and conditions permitting. Residents and visitors can expect […]

BLM seeking comments on Desatoya Mountains environmental assessment


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Desatoya Mountains Resiliency, Health, and Restoration Project. Treatments would be implemented over a ten-year period on approximately 32,000 acres of public land in the Desatoya Mountains within Churchill and Lander counties of central Nevada.  The […]

First lady supports mental health assessment that helps teens connect with valuable resources

NV DHHS NEWS RELEASE In an effort to identify early signs of mental health risk factors, the Lyon County School District has partnered with the Children’s Cabinet, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, and the state of Nevada’s Office of Suicide Prevention to offer their students TeenScreen, a confidential mental health screening program. State […]

Nevada Tourism Department launches ‘Discover Your Nevada’ campaign to increase spring, summer travel

Governor Sandoval and Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki. Image by Bob Conrad

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) is challenging Nevadans to explore their own state with a multi-faceted “Discover Your Nevada” campaign, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today. “We are fortunate to live in a fascinating state with so much history, intriguing geography, unexpected adventure, […]

Forest Service cites five for snowmobile violations

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – U.S. Forest Service officers cited five local men last weekend for riding snowmobiles in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Eldorado National Forest. The five riders, residents of South Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley, received mandatory notices to appear before the federal magistrate in Sacramento. The wilderness area is accessed from the Blue […]

City of Reno sets priorities for upcoming fiscal year

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Today, the Reno City Council held its strategic planning session for fiscal year 2012-2013, creating strategies that foster economic progress and stability along with identifying and prioritizing value-added community programs. The Reno City Council establishes annual priorities that are short-term goals for the city. These short-term goals are intended to […]

Board of Fire Commissioners select final candidate for chief of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District

Charles Moore

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners, acting as the Truckee Meadows Board of Fire Commissioners, selected a candidate to offer the position of fire chief for the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (4 to 1, Jung dissenting) during its regularly scheduled meeting earlier today. The chief of the Truckee Meadows […]

Highlights of Feb. 28 county commission meeting

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting today and took action on items including the recognition of former Finance Director John Sherman and Assistant County Manager David Childs, the appointment of the new director for the Community Services Department and an acting director for Community Development, the acceptance of […]

Registrar of voters gears up for 2012 election season

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE With the June 12 primary and Nov. 6 general elections quickly approaching, the Washoe County registrar of voters is gearing up to make sure this year’s election is as smooth, efficient and accurate as possible. At today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners approved the release of bid requests for several […]

County Commissioners receive update on revenue for fire districts

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE At its regularly scheduled meeting today the Washoe County Board of Commissioners, meeting as the Board of Fire Commissioners, was to receive an update that shows the revenues for Sierra Fire and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection Districts have decreased more than previously forecast, as a result of updated property tax billings. […]

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