BLM seeks bids for new type of contracts for wild horse and burro management


BLM NEWS RELEASE As part of its responsibility to manage and protect wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service (FS), is soliciting bids for several contracts that will help manage wild horses and burros located across the western United States.  The contracts are for a new […]

ELKO: Federal firefighting agency recruiting summer firefighters


BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO — The Eastern Nevada Agency (ENA) of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications until Friday, April 20 for on-call wildland firefighters for the upcoming fire season. Firefighting handcrews consist of 20 men and women who travel to fires throughout the United States, for up to 21 days at a […]

Alternative fire plan receives approval from county commissioners

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE An alternative plan was presented today to show how the Sierra Fire Protection District and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District will provide coverage to all areas of the two fire districts if the city of Reno does not approve the proposal for a mutually beneficial automatic aid agreement that was sent […]

County commissioners deny permit, ask organizer of proposed car auction at Bartley Ranch to consider alternative date

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE At their regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Commissioners cited traffic congestion, parking issues and staff resource/enforcement capability as rationale to deny an agreement for an August car auction at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in a 4 to 1 vote (Breternitz dissenting). The event scheduled during Hot August Nights was proposed […]

Sheriff’s Office concludes “Joining Forces” DUI saturation and speed enforcement campaign

WCSO NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has successfully completed its share of the “Joining Forces” DUI saturation and speed enforcement campaign. The Sheriff’s Office joined the Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol during this enforcement campaign. Sheriff’s Office patrol staff assigned to this enforcement campaign initiated 181 traffic […]

Highlights of March 27, 2012 County Commission Meeting

The Washoe County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, and took action on items including the recognition of March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day, recognition of the Reno Air Races Foundation, the Pathways to Aviation program, and the Perlan Project, the receipt of grants, approval of an interlocal agreement with […]

Nevadans “Breathe A Little Easier” Thanks to EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard

Local Groups and Citizens Express Support for New Safeguards that Will Hold Industrial Polluters Accountable and Help Protect Nevada Communities’ Health Nevada breathed a little easier today after the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Obama Administration’s release of a proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants, which is essential to improve public health […]

Sesquicentennial planning committee meets Friday in Las Vegas

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — Governor Brian Sandoval is kicking off planning for Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration in 2014 with the appointment of the Nevada Sesquicentennial Planning Committee. Charged with helping the state commemorate its historic birth and building cultural appreciation for the event, the committee’s first meeting is set for 9:30 a.m. […]

Animal Services Task Force Members invite you to their next meeting

The Regional Animal Services Task Force has about a month to finalize its review of animal services and would like your input. The Task Force is meeting this Thursday evening, March 29, beginning at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, One East First Street. The City Council formed the group to look in […]

“Someone who cares” donates handmade tote bags to help mission of the Sheriff’s Victim Advocate


Jackie Russow describes herself simply as “someone who cares.” She is also a person with a passion for making beautiful cloth tote bags. Russow recently donated 15 of her handmade totes to Washoe County Sheriff’s Victim Advocate Kasey La Foon to use as emergency toiletry kits for victims of crimes such as domestic violence, dating […]

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