School choice limited but expanding in Nevada as national event highlights need for more options

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: As National School Choice Week gets under way today state officials say Nevada school children have more opportunities than ever before to choose a school that works best for them. But one element of choice, a school voucher program, remains an unrealized and divisive issue for the state’s policy […]

University of Nevada-Reno urged to provide interfaith chapel

Various religious and student leaders gathered to discuss the interfaith chapel issue at UNR.

RAJAN ZED NEWS RELEASE Various religious leaders of northern Nevada have urged University of Nevada-Reno to provide an interfaith chapel on the campus. In a letter to UNR President Marc Johnson, they wrote: “We are religious leaders of different religions and denominations requesting you to provide an interfaith prayer room/chapel centrally located on the University […]

Washoe Fire recovery underway as crews continue clean-up efforts

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Recovery efforts are continuing today after the devastation left behind from the 3,177-acre Washoe Fire that destroyed 29 structures since Thursday afternoon. The fire was 100 percent contained as of 6 a.m. this morning, all evacuations have been lifted and US 395 is open to commuter traffic. Law enforcement officials are […]

Democrats caucus in capital to support President Obama for a second term

Carson Democrat caucus leader Marty McGarry reviews the process for participants. / Photo: Nevada News Bureau.

By Sean Whaley, Nevada News Bureau: Nearly 250 capital city Democrats took time out today to participate in the party caucus, supporting President Barack Obama in a process that held no surprises for the party faithful. The caucus at the Carson City Middle School was one of 118 held around Nevada today as the state […]

Washoe Fire now in mop-up

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE The Washoe Fire is 100 percent contained at 3,177 acres as of 6 a.m. today. All evacuations were lifted as of 8 a.m. this morning. The Sierra Front Incident Management Team was to transition the Washoe Fire over to Reno Fire Department at 3 p.m. today. Today, firefighters focused on mopping […]

Farmers offer crop growing classes beginning Jan. 23, 2012

UNCE NEWS RELEASE By Robert Mills What commercial crops grow well in Nevada? How do successful niche growers throughout the Silver State make money on those crops? These and many other topics will surface when producers throughout Nevada gather at their local University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) offices for the 2012 Great Ideas from […]

Sheriff’s Office provides helpful information on what to do after a fire

WCSO NEWS RELEASE The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office would like to inform residents whose homes were impacted by the Washoe Fire to contact the Crisis Call Center at 1-800-992-5757. The Crisis Call Center will provide information on what steps to take to recover from a wild land fire. Citizens can also download this information at […]

Fire 65 percent contained, Hwy 395 to re-open at 10 p.m., cause determined

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE During a news conference late this afternoon, emergency personnel reported the Washoe Fire containment is at 65 percent. Officials have updated the total acreage burned to 3,177 acres. Officials also confirmed that US Highway 395 will re-open between 10 p.m. and midnight for commuter through traffic only. The area is still […]

Sheriff”s Office RAVEN provides aerial video of Washoe Fire

WCSO NEWS RELEASE The video at this link features aerial coverage of the Washoe Fire suppression efforts, courtesy of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN unit, available for broadcast use. RAVEN was used exclusively during the Washoe fire for surveillance and damage assessment. When winds are not a concern, RAVEN is equipped for fire suppression. […]

Bully’s offers free pizza to firefighters

BULLY’S NEWS RELEASE WHO: Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill offers free pizza and sodas to all firefighters fighting the Washoe Drive Fire currently burning south of Reno. All firefighters involved are welcome to come to Bully’s #2 in Galena or Bully’s #4 in Carson City to enjoy free pizza and soda. WHEN: Through Friday, Jan. […]

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