The Caughlin Fire is 100 percent contained at 1,935 acres

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Chief Mike Brown, Incident Commander of the Sierra Front Incident Management Team, reports that the Caughlin Fire is 100% contained at 1,935 acres. The fire management team will transition the Caughlin Fire over to Reno Fire Departments at 8:00am tomorrow morning. Rehabilitation of dozer and hand line construction was completed today with […]

Senate Republican Caucus endorses Cegavske

SENATE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NEWS RELEASE The Senate Republican Caucus has announced its support of State Senator Barbara Cegavske of Las Vegas in her bid for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District. “I have served with Barbara for 16 years in the Nevada Legislature and know that she will be an excellent member of Congress,” Nevada Senate Minority […]

Red Cross distributes food and cleaning supplies to help residents with cleanup

RED CROSS NEWS RELEASE The Red Cross distributed cleaning supplies, water and snacks to residents returning to their homes after the Caughlin Fire this weekend. As residents return to their homes, it will be emotionally, financially and physically difficult. The American Red Cross provides information about how to pick up the pieces after a disaster. […]

Nevada’s public pension plan sees long term unfunded liability grow slightly in 2011

Dana Bilyeu, executive officer of the Public Employees' Retirement System

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nevada’s public employee pension plan saw its long-term funding ratio decrease slightly in the fiscal year ending June 30, dropping to 70.2 percent from 70.5 percent in fiscal year 2010. The Public Employees’ Retirement System board heard an update on the plan, which covers virtually all state public employees, […]

Bartley Ranch Regional Park closed due to fire damage

A Reno firefighter douses flames along a hillside in Bartley Ranch Regional Park Fridaye.  Image by Bob Harmon, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space.

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Washoe County’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park in south Reno has been closed until further notice due to damage sustained during the Caughlin Fire. This closure includes Audrey Harris Park located on the top of Windy Hill. The closure is for the safety of the public. Much of the park’s trail system […]

Caughlin Fire update

EOC NEWS RELEASE Morning update (4:20 a.m.): Crews from across the region continued their efforts to secure property and the fire area throughout the evening. The fire crews made great progress last night. Crews were able to extinguish a good portion of the hot spots and secure homes, and power has been returned to residents […]

Groundwater pumping plan now in hands of state engineer as marathon hearing concludes

Courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: The fate of an ambitious plan by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to pump more than 125,00-acre feet of groundwater from rural areas of the state to slake the thirst of Las Vegas residents is now in the hands of the state engineer after a marathon hearing that began […]

Contractors Auxiliary deployed to Caughlin Fire with tankers, heavy equipment and lighting

AGC NEWS RELEASE Forty members of the Nevada AGC Contractors Auxiliary have been deployed to the Caughlin Fire complex in west Reno which has burned more than 2,000 acres and damaged at least 20 homes. Contractors Auxiliary spokesperson Dee Stueve said the heavy equipment includes a large loader and four water tankers which will help […]

Sandoval statement on potential available state funds

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE STATEMENT CARSON CITY – Gov. Brian Sandoval made the following statement this afternoon after being briefed by the Department of Administration on possible state funding available for the Caughlin Fire: “I am satisfied the state has the ability to provide assistance to Reno and Washoe County following today’s fire. The state has in […]

United Way establishes fund for those impacted by Caughlin Ranch fire

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has established a Caughlin Fire Fund to assist those impacted by the Caughlin Ranch Fire. Beginning today (Friday, Nov. 18), any donation made through the UWNNS website, or through contacting the UWNNS office, will be directed to this fund with every dollar raised […]

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