Prescribed fire operations began in Angora today

LAKE TAHOE-U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews began limited prescribed fire operations in the Angora area today, January 20, 2012.  Scheduled operations were delayed yesterday due to weather.  Crews conducted a test ignition this morning and weather conditions today will determine the size of the project.  Operations will not take place over the weekend. Residents […]

Nevada Division of Insurance offers assistance to victims of Washoe Drive Fire

DOI NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper urges residents affected by the Washoe Drive Fire to contact the Nevada Division of Insurance at (888) 872-3234 if they have questions about insurance or need assistance with insurance claims. Hazards that are generally covered by a home or renter’s insurance policy include fire, […]

Sandoval statement on state employees in Carson City area

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval made the following statement tonight regarding state employees who commute to Carson City: “The Nevada Departments of Public Safety and Transportation have informed me that US 395 through Washoe Valley will remain closed until further notice. State employees who commute on US 395 through the […]

BLM signs record for Ormat’s Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration Project


BLM NEWS RELEASE The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, issued the Decision Record (DR) for the final environmental assessment (EA) for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration Project, DOI-BLM-C010-2011-0516-EA proposed by Ormat Technologies, Inc. January 17, 2012. The decision is for the BLM to implement the Proposed Action alternative (EA […]

Angora area and West Shore next for prescribed fire operations

U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations in the Angora area tomorrow, Jan. 19, 2012.  Fuels management crews will begin work in small sections of the unit near the north end of Tahoe Mountain.  The project area is approximately 123 acres.  Operations will continue through the weekend.  In addition, operations may […]

BLM to begin wild horse gather in western Nevada


BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District will begin the Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Wild Horse Gather on Wed., Jan. 18.  The gather is expected to take about five days. The BLM will remove approximately 283 excess wild horses, and will treat and release approximately […]

Getting Medicare-covered health services at home

COLUMN SUBMITTED BY MEDICARE By David Sayen Medicare covers a variety of heath care services that you can receive in the comfort and privacy of your home. These include intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services and occupational therapy. Such services used to be available only at a hospital or doctor’s office. But […]

Reno businessman David Ward seeks council seat

David Ward

DAVID WARD NEWS RELEASE Today long-time Reno resident and business leader David Ward announced his candidacy for the non-partisan Reno City Council, at-large position. “I grew up here. My wife, Shannon, and I chose to raise our children here,” Ward said. “I love this city, and I’m very concerned about the economic challenges we face. […]

Wild horse gather delayed in western Nevada


BLM NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Flanigan, Dogskin Mountain, and Granite Peak Wild Horse Gather scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, has been postponed until further notice due to logistical delays. The public is encouraged to check the Wild Horse Gather information line that […]

BLM seeks input on pipeline project


BLM NEWS RELEASE ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, seeks public input on a proposed pipeline from Ruby Pipeline’s main line to Barrick Goldstrike’s operations in northern Elko county. Energy Operations Management (EOM), based in Sacramento, Calif., has proposed constructing an approximate 24-mile, 8-12 inch natural gas pipeline from the […]

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