Washoe County Announcements

2015

May

May 26, 2015

Truckee Meadows Fire District calls automatic aid the first step in improving fire services regionally
TMFPD agrees to meet in June to discuss automatic aid for fire services with City of Reno.

District Attorney announces development of Public Information Officer position
DA Supervising Investigator Michelle Bays named to position.

May 22, 2015

Job Opening for Accounting Manager
Job Alert - Accounting Manager - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Gastrointestinal illness on the rise in Washoe County
Health District recommends steps to reduce illnesses in the community

May 21, 2015

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed in observance of Memorial Day
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Jury convicts man of first degree murder
Amadeo Sanchez, Jr. sentenced to life in prison.

May 20, 2015

Washoe County welcomes public input regarding the draft sign code regulations
Washoe County wants your feedback on outdoor signs.

Man found guilty in theft of Christmas presents
Jose Abraham Tofolla-Flores faces up 10 years in prison.

Conversation with a Washoe County Commissioner
Get to know County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung.

May 19, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners proclaim June 2015 as Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month.

Three things to know about the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District meeting
Board of Fire Commissioners approves scheduling meeting to discuss fire merger issues.

National crime expert to speak at Washoe County Commission Chambers
Dr. Latessa will talk about what works and what doesn’t in reducing crimes.

May 18, 2015

One small donation makes one gigantic difference for local seniors
City of Reno, RTC, and Washoe County Senior Services launch Stuff-a-Bus for Seniors Donation Drive.

5 things you need to know about the Washoe County budget
Commissioners adopt fiscal year 2015-16 budget funding 60 additional positions.

Job Opening for Eligibility Certification Specialist I/II
Job Alert - Eligibility Certification Specialist I/II - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Job Opening for Senior Deputy Recorder
Job Alert - Senior Deputy Recorder - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Conversation with a Washoe County Commissioner (District 5)
Get to know County Commissioner Jeanne Herman.

May 15, 2015

Test your skills in the Truckee Meadows Treasure Hunt
Photo scavenger hunt to 200 plus parks, trails, and open spaces in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County.

Hearing and possible adoption of FY 16 Washoe County budget
Washoe County Commissioners will meet May 18 for budget hearing.

May 14, 2015

Man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing near UNR campus during Wolf Pack game
Simon Cordova Rios Jr. will be eligible for parole in 10 years

Helping the hurting in Nepal
Local fire agencies helping in Nepal relief efforts.

Junk the Junipers
Wildfire awareness event offers free chipping of highly flammable woody vegetation.

May 13, 2015

Washoe County helping seniors and their pets
Seniors have a chance to receive free food, rabies vaccinations and microchipping for their pets.

Washoe County parks are hopping this summer
Check out the dozens of events happening at Washoe County parks in the coming months.

Help make your community clean & safe
Working Together, We Can Make it Clean & Keep it Safe.

May 12, 2015

Top five things you need to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Washoe County announces several ways it plans to conserve water.

May 11, 2015

Conversation with a Washoe County Commissioner (District 3)
Get to know County Commission Vice-Chair Kitty Jung.

May 8, 2015

Local Housing Authority honored for voluntarily adopting a 100% smoke-free policy
Reno Housing Authority wins prestigious EMA

Washoe County helping seniors with pets
Seniors have a chance to receive free food, rabies vaccinations and microchipping for their pets.

May 7, 2015

Washoe County Commissioners accepting applications to fill Airport Authority vacancy
Applications accepted until May 15, 2015 to fill one opening.

May 5, 2015

Off-leash pasture at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park closing due to drought
Sole source of water to Rancho’s off-leash pasture will be shut off.

May 4, 2015

Help children at Kids Kottage with May 14 fundraiser
Eat, drink and be generous with event at Reno Provisions.

Washoe County Law Library hits the century mark
100-year anniversary celebration headlined by Chief Justice Hardesty.

May 1, 2015

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
The Washoe County Health District offers a variety of family planning services to prevent teen pregnancy.

Health District supports 2015 Bike Week activities
Several events highlight week-long celebration of National Bike Week.

Warm Springs/Rural Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Opportunity for Warm Springs area residents to discuss community issues May 5.

Spring Food for Fines at the Library
From May 4-31, help feed the hungry in our community while returning library materials.

Local man sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of a minor
Brett Adam Doyle will be eligible for parole in 45 years.

April

April 30, 2015

Conversations with a Washoe County Commissioner
Get to know Commission Chair Marsha Berkbigler.

April 29, 2015

Celebrating Older Americans Month 2015: “Get into the Act”
You are invited to opening ceremonies for Older Americans Month.

Look up and look out for each other
Local agencies work together to increase pedestrian and driver safety.

April 28, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve tax settlement with owners of Reno Aces Ballpark.

Sheriff's Office updates Spanish Springs shooting investigation
Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies and made positive identifications.

Channel your inner hero at the Library this summer
Summer Reading Program begins on May 1. Register online today.

April 27, 2015

Remember your pets during spring and summer heat
Washoe County Regional Animal Services urges the public to leave their pets at home.

More Open Hours for Northwest Reno, South Valleys, Spanish Springs and Sparks Libraries
Beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 library hours will change.

April 24, 2015

Washoe County Commissioners accepting applications to fill Library Board vacancies
Applications accepted until May 11, 2015 to fill two vacancies.

Enrollment for TMFPD Kids' Fire Camp is open now
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s Kids’ fire camp is June 23-25.

April 23, 2015

Jury convicts Reno man of multiple offenses
Prosecutors to seek maximum sentence.

Working together, we can Make it Clean and Keep it Safe
Get your free cleanup kit now to start making your community clean and safe.

April 22, 2015

Happy spring!
View the brief video highlighting spring in Washoe County.

Vaccinate your dog or cat
Animal Services offers low cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats.

April 21, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Volunteers for Washoe County are recognized for dedication to the County.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District meeting highlights
Tentative budget approved for Fire Protection District.

April 20, 2015

Conversations with a Washoe County Commissioner
Get to know Commissioner Bob Lucey at the South Valleys Library.

April 17, 2015

Judge sentences habitual criminal in gun crime
Jesse Albert Moreno sentenced to 20 years.

April 16, 2015

Washoe County DA finds officer involved shooting legally justified
Report shows police officers exercised life saving measures.

April 14, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Manager John Slaughter highlights plans to encourage economic development.

Recap of the 2015 State of the County
Learn how Washoe County impacts citizens every day.

April 13, 2015

Washoe County Manager John Slaughter to deliver State of the County
Tuesday's presentation will focus on how Washoe County impacts citizens every day.

Celebrate National Library Week at the Washoe County Library April 12-18
Have you been to the library lately? There's no time like the present.

April 10, 2015

Help keep Crystal Peak Park crystal clean
Help Cabela's and Washoe County spruce up Crystal Peak Park in Verdi.

April 9, 2015

Washoe County Health District communicator earns national recognition
Ulibarri awarded credential for public health communication.

Judge sentences repeat felon in Home Invasion
Chevy Lewis sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.

Voice your opinion and make a difference on Citizen Advisory Boards in Washoe County
Applications are accepted now through May 8 for appointments beginning July 1.

April 8, 2015

Skan pleads guilty to stalking local high school girls
Defendant inappropriately videotaped teenage girls during high school sporting events.

How Washoe County is working to conserve water during the ongoing drought
Washoe County reducing water use by ten percent at County parks, buildings and golf courses.

April 7, 2015

Washoe County launches new website
Washoe County unveils a new, more mobile-friendly website.

April 6, 2015

Volunteers needed for Spring Cleanup Day at May Arboretum
Help get Washoe County's public garden ready for spring.

April 2, 2015

North Valleys Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Opportunity for North Valleys area residents to discuss community issues April 13.

A chance for your child to be a firefighter for a week
Enrollment for TMFPD Kids’ Fire Camp is open now.

April 1, 2015

Washoe County leaders invest in the next generation
Washoe County hosts Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.

March

March 31, 2015

Washoe County wins 33rd consecutive excellence in financial reporting award
Highest recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting goes to Washoe County.

Washoe County Library System introduces Flipster, a new way to access digital magazines
The one-stop-shop for digital magazines allows library patrons to browse the latest issues of the most sought after magazines.

March 30, 2015

April Library Newsletter
Spring into the Library this April.

March 27, 2015

Washoe County Commission's Statement on Retirement of Senator Harry Reid
Senator Reid's leadership will be missed in Washoe County.

March 24, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners support Senator Debbie Smith's School Capital Projects Bill.

Health District Issues Position Statement on E-Cigarettes
Health District indicates e-cigarettes are dangerous to users and those exposed to second-hand vapors.

March 23, 2015

You're invited to the 2015 State of the County
Join us Tuesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the Washoe County Commission Chambers.

March 18, 2015

Microchip your pet for free
Washoe County Regional Animal Services offers free microchipping.

March 17, 2015

You are invited to a Regional Jobs Network meeting
Free event empowers people to develop independence.

March 11, 2015

Man found guilty in stabbing near UNR campus during Wolf Pack Game
Simon Cordova Rios Jr. faces habitual criminal sentence.

Jury convicts man of eight counts of sexual assault on a child and 2 counts of lewdness
Thomas Wray Herndon faces 10 life sentences.

March 10, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners give the green light on construction for new Medical Examiner’s Office.

March 7, 2015

A conversation about aging in Washoe County
Watch KNPB's television special about aging in Washoe County.

March 4, 2015

A call for volunteers to a community cleanup
Help cleanup Rancho San Rafael's off-leash dog area.

Washoe County honors crash victims with new Galaxy Memorial
Rededication ceremony held at Rancho San Rafael Park.

March 3, 2015

Judge orders sentence of 50 years in prison
Defendant sentenced for 2014 robbery spree.

March 2, 2015

Habitual criminal sentenced to 25 years in prison
Marc Schachter found guilty of attempted robbery in September 2014.

New Food Regulations Proposed
New food regulations proposed by the Washoe County Health District represent a significant change from the existing regulations adopted over 20 years ago.

February

Feb. 27, 2015

Judge orders maximum sentence for elderly exploitation
Defendant scammed local 78-year-old woman of more than $300,000.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his infant son
Paul Mathew Revell is sentenced to life.

Feb. 24, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Washoe County Library Board and County Commissioners met to discuss Library's future plans.

Washoe County property taxes due March 2, 2015
You can pay your property taxes online, in person or by mail.

Feb. 23, 2015

Washoe County releases annual financial report
Financial report is available online or at Washoe County offices and local libraries.

Feb. 20, 2015

Health District reports measles test results are negative
There are no confirmed cases of measles in Washoe County.

Microchip your pet for free
Animal Services launches free microchip campaign.

Feb. 19, 2015

Washoe County District Attorney's Family Support Division exceeds federal standards
Family Support Division near perfection in federally mandated audit.

Feb. 18, 2015

Nevada Division of Water Resources measuring water levels in Nevada wells March through April
Groundwater levels will be measured throughout Nevada the next couple of months.

Feb. 13, 2015

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed February 16
County Clerk's Reno office remains open.

Feb. 12, 2015

Man convicted by Washoe County Jury of shooting 4-year-old girl with a handgun
Quinzale Mason found guilty for multiple charges.

Come in from the Cold programs at Bartley Ranch Park
Suspect Terrane takes center stage Feb. 14.

Feb. 11, 2015

EPA Awards Six California and Nevada School Districts $435,000 for Eighteen Cleaner School Buses
Awards $3 Million to Reduce Emissions from 76 School Bus Fleets Nationwide

Microchip your furry friend for free
Animal Services offers free microchipping Sat. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at south Reno Petco.

EPA Awards Six California and Nevada School Districts $435,000 for Eighteen Cleaner School Buses
Awards $3 Million to Reduce Emissions from 76 School Bus Fleets Nationwide

Feb. 10, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
President and CEO of EDAWN discusses Three Year Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to permit open burning
Open burning allowed from Feb. 14 to March 15, 2015.

Feb. 9, 2015

Test result for probable measles case in Washoe County is negative.
Test result for probable measles case in Washoe County is negative.

Washoe County District Attorney launches Twitter account
Washoe County District Attorney enhances community outreach through Twitter.

Feb. 6, 2015

Tested result for suspected adult with measles in Reno is negative
Test results on an adult suspected of having the measles are negative according to health officials.

Convicted Stockton men sentenced for murder of Reno tourist
Frank Smith and Deljuan Goodlow responsible for downtown Reno murder in May 2007.

Feb. 3, 2015

Man gets life for 1997 murder of Reno cab driver
Shawn Harte is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Feb. 2, 2015

Washoe County Health District investigates suspected measles cases
Washoe County Health District investigates suspected measles cases.

May Arboretum offers horticulture training for volunteers
Ten classes cover all of the basics of gardening and plant life at the May Arboretum.

January

Jan. 30, 2015

Washoe County awards office supply bid to local business and grows its local charitable giving
It's My Community Store named the office supply contractor for Washoe County.

Get your gardening on at Bartley Ranch Park
Free gardening program offered every Tuesday beginning February 3.

Jan. 29, 2015

Jury finds man guilty of Battery upon an Officer and Possession of a Controlled Substance
Shawn Hemingway to be sentenced March 30.

Come in from the Cold programs Bartley Ranch Park
Family entertainment winter music series center stage this weekend.

Jan. 28, 2015

Washoe County launches beta version of new website
Washoe County unveils a new, more mobile-friendly website.

Jan. 27, 2015

Highlights from the Wahsoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Fire Chief Moore unveils new plans for volunteer fire program.

Jan. 23, 2015

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is pleased to announce "A Brushwork Roundup"
Experience the spectacular sights and sounds from an exhibit featuring Nevada's earlier days.

Jan. 22, 2015

Friends of Washoe County Library Donate $140,000 to Washoe County Library
Book sales, SecondHand Prose, and donations to the organization turn in to Library programs, technology upgrades, books and more.

Jan. 21, 2015

Man sentenced for sexual crimes
John Cervantes sentenced 16-40 years in prison.

Jan. 20, 2015

Don't be a victim of phone scams impersonating law enforcement
Washoe County District Attorney's Office warns residents about scams.

Green, Yellow and Red Burn Code program now in effect
Know when you can burn in your woodstove or fireplace.

Man gets life sentence for hatchet murder
Robert Owens sentenced for Cold Springs murder.

Rededication ceremony at Rancho Park for Galaxy plane crash victims
Unveiling of a new memorial to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Galaxy plane crash.

Jan. 19, 2015

Learn how to reduce radon health risk
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers free radon test kits at public meetings.

Jan. 16, 2015

A saucy twist on Valentine’s Day
Spend Valentine's Day at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Jan. 13, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
The Washoe County Commission welcomes the new director of Animal Services.

Jan. 8, 2015

Defendant sentenced to 20 years in prison in attempted murder case
Megan Pedro found guilty of attempted murder.

Jan. 7, 2015

Local Man Pleads Guilty to Charges from Motel 6 Shooting
Luis Alberto Machado faces seven to 46 years in prison.

Jury finds Elton Castine guilty
Castine faces up to 20 years in Nevada State Prison.

Jan. 6, 2015

Reno Justice Court offers a fresh start for the New Year
New program offers those with an outstanding warrant for an unpaid traffic ticket a second chance.

Jan. 5, 2015

Three Washoe County Commissioners take the Oath of Office
Commissioners Herman and Lucey join the Washoe County Board of Commissioners.

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2014

December

Dec. 30, 2014

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed January 1
County Clerk's Reno office remains open.

Washoe County Commissioners appoint Amber Joiner to the Nevada Assembly
Amber Joiner says she is humbled to be chosen to represent District 24 in the Assembly.

Dec. 29, 2014

Washoe County seeks Regional Animal Services Kennel Permit Board members
Applications are due Jan. 31, 2015.

Washoe County property taxes due January 5, 2015
Property tax payments can be paid online, by mail or in person.

Dec. 26, 2014

KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling starts Dec. 26
Recycle your Christmas tree at three local parks Dec. 26 - Jan. 11.

Dec. 24, 2014

Don't drive impaired or it will cost you in more ways than one
Washoe County Alternative Sentencing Dept. highlights the dangers of driving under the influence.

Washoe County Honorary Deputy Sheriff’s Association receives grant to provide gifts for homeless on Christmas Eve
WCSO and Social Services team up to help those in need.

Dec. 23, 2014

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries are closed Dec. 25
County Clerk's Reno office remains open.

Washoe County road crews activated to prepare for winter storm
Washoe County road crews applying de-icing solution in preparation for winter storm.

Dec. 22, 2014

TMFPD and Goat Grazers team up for fire prevention this holiday season
Several TMFPD stations are accepting Christmas trees to promote recycling and reduce the fire threat.

Washoe County Commissioners will meet with all 12 applicants for the Assembly District 24 vacant seat
Washoe County Commissioners are scheduled to appoint to the Assembly District 24 seat on Dec. 30.

Dec. 15, 2014

Explore the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Science of the Body
Discover how the body works at the Grossology exhibit.