BLM seeks comment on Burning Man’s 5-year permit


WINNEMUCCA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, is seeking comment on a Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Burning Man Event Special Recreation Permit for the 2012-2016 period.  The BLM will accept comments on the EA through April 16, 2012. Black Rock City LLC’s proposal for the 2012-2016 […]

ELKO: Volunteers needed to help plant sagebrush seedlings


BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is partnering with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Muley’s in planting sagebrush seedlings to improve winter habitat for mule deer and other species in the 2011 Izzenhood burn area on Saturday, March 31. Volunteers are needed to help plant seedlings […]

Prescribed fire operations resume today in Angora fire area

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will continue prescribed fire operations in the Angora fire area near Mule Deer Circle today, March 15, 2012.  Crews will be burning piles of logs left from the mechanical thinning operation last year.  Operations will continue through the end of the week and through the weekend, weather and conditions […]

Sierra Fire celebrates and thanks donors after Washoe Fire

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE What: Sierra Fire Protection District firefighters are hosting a meet and greet to honor residents and business affected by the Washoe Fire who donated supplies for the new Arrowcreek Fire Station and supplemented community fire suppression efforts. When: Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. Where: Arrowcreek Fire Station, Station 39, 13500 Thomas […]

How the health reform law improves Medicare

CMS NEWS RELEASE By David Sayen We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act – aka the federal health reform law – but not much about how it affects people with Medicare. When you sort through all the rhetoric, one thing is clear: the 2-year-old reform law contains […]

BLM and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office combat public dumping


BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, along with the Washoe County Sherriff’s Office (WCSO) combined efforts in combating public dumping when an abandoned boat full of household trash was discovered in north Reno, in the Golden Valley area. Joint efforts between the BLM and WCSO proved effective with a […]

Highlights from March 14 Reno City Council meeting

CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE Today the Reno City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting. Below are some highlights from the meeting. • Agenda Item E.5 The City Council approved an agreement with Van Woert Bigotti Architects for consulting services to remodel one of the two buildings at the former RTC CitiCenter Transfer Station into […]

Sheriff’s Office Regional Animal Services to host Animal Services Task Force tour on Thursday

The City of Reno’s Animal Services Task Force has been invited to tour the Sheriff’s Regional Animal Services facility as part of their third meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in the facility’s classroom at 2825 Longley Lane. “Touring the facility with members from the Task Force […]

Results of BLM’s March competitive oil and gas lease sale preliminary parcel list available for June sale


BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) generated $1,788,595 at its quarterly oil and gas competitive lease sale in Reno on March 13, selling 42 parcels that comprised 72,144.09 acres.  Half of the bid and rental receipts go to the state of Nevada. The sale high bid of $217,160 for a 2,440-acre parcel […]

OPINION: Great Basin Park Foundation opposes Las Vegas water pipeline

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Great Basin National Park Foundation confirmed today its concerns that the Southern Nevada Water Authority groundwater pumping project could harm Great Basin National Park.  In a letter to Amy Lueders, Nevada State Bureau of Land Management Director, the Foundation Co- Chair Robert Morrill wrote, “We believe that when the science is undecided, […]

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