Washoe County Announcements

2015

September

Sept. 2, 2015

Request for business community support of our Pack
Let's sell out our first home game Sept. 3.

Washoe County’s plan to reduce water use is showing positive results
Washoe County reduces water use by 50 percent at Cold Springs Park.

Sept. 1, 2015

Reminder: Washoe County seeks public input on two scenic byways
Two workshops to discuss changes to Mt. Rose and Washoe Valley Scenic Byways.

Submit photos for Sierra-Nevada Autumn Photography Exhibit
Enter your favorite fall photo of Nevada and the Sierra.

Economic Planning Indicators Committee (EPIC) Report Released
Significant growth in jobs and population over the next five years

Second human West Nile virus case identified in Washoe County
Individual showed typical signs of infection

Equine tests positive for West Nile Virus in Washoe Valley
Horses can be vaccinated to protect them from West Nile Virus

County clean with Residential Dump Days
Residential Dump Days scheduled for October.

Washoe County residents should create an emergency plan
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

August

Aug. 31, 2015

Job Opening for Children's Services Coordinator Supervisor
Job Alert - Children's Services Coordinator Supervisor - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Job Opening for Seasonal Park Aide - Maintenance
Job Alert - Seasonal Park Aide - Maintenance - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Aug. 28, 2015

Person infected with West Nile Virus in Washoe County
Sparks-area adult tests positive without exhibiting full range of symptoms

Join Commissioner Herman at Warm Springs District Forum Sept. 1
Commissioner Herman hosts Warm Springs Community Forum

Washoe County seeks public input on two scenic byways
Two workshops to discuss changes to Mt. Rose and Washoe Valley Scenic Byways.

Washoe County seeks Regional Animal Services Kennel/Exotic Permit Board members
Applications are due Sept. 30, 2015.

Aug. 27, 2015

Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office update on death of Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy
Medical Examiner’s office hosted 24 hour honor guard duty for Deputy Howell.

Aug. 25, 2015

Say hello to fall at Washoe County’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
A new art exhibit shows off the spectacular sights from this year’s summer events.

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Truckee River Operating Agreement will help provide more water storage during times of drought.

Job Opening for Fire Prevention Specialist
Job Alert - Fire Prevention Specialist - Open Competitive / Department Promotional

County Commission Review of Sign Code Rescheduled
Washoe County Commissioners reschedule review of Sign Code ordinance to September 8

Aug. 24, 2015

Judge Egan Walker to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Judge Walker said he is honored to be associated with this prestigious and important organization.

Prosecutor Recognized by Rotary Club of Reno
Deputy District Attorney Nicole Hicks recognized by Rotary of Reno for her work on behalf of child victims

Aug. 21, 2015

District Attorney Announces Sentencing of a Reno Man to Maximum Term for DUI Involving Death of 16 Year Old North Valley Boy
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks announced today the sentencing of a Reno man to 20 years on a charge of DUI causing death

Man Convicted of Burglary and Property Charges
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Announces Conviction of Washoe County Man on Burglary and Property Crimes

Aug. 20, 2015

Job Opening for Senior Business System Analyst - GIS
Job Alert - Senior Business System Analyst - GIS - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Juveniles at risk repay victims and community through hard work
Youth Employment Program offers vocational training and skills.

Aug. 19, 2015

More mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus
Take preventative measures to avoid mosquito bites

Aug. 18, 2015

Where to watch past BCC meetings
Washoe County's five-member Board of Commissioners is elected by constituents.

Job Opening for Business Facilitator - CSD
Job Alert - Business Facilitator - CSD- Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

TMFPD's Free Ash Can Program aims to prevent fires
Improper disposal of ash and oily rags have caused four house fires the past few months.

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
The Board encourages County residents to buy local and support Nevada businesses.

Chief Moore encourages citizens to use Free Ash Can Program to help prevent fires
Improper disposal of ash and oily rags have caused four house fires the past few months.

Aug. 17, 2015

Washoe County Lazy 5 Summer Music Series extended
The public is invited to a free, summer concert at Lazy 5.

Aug. 14, 2015

Washoe County retains high bond rating
Washoe County’s new FY15-16 Budget Overview available.

Aug. 13, 2015

Fire crews work to contain a fire near Bridgeport
Red flag warning is in effect for western Nevada.

Aug. 12, 2015

Health District gets unusual donation from grateful WIC recipients
WIC helped client get to a really good place

Aug. 11, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Congressman Mark Amodei updates County Commissioners on federal and local issues.

Updated Verdi Community Library and Nature Center week of August 10th
Verdi Community Library and Nature Center will be open Wednesday, August 12 and Saturday, August 15.

Verdi Library Closed week of August 10
Per order of the Washoe County Health District, Verdi Community Library and Nature Center will be closed Wednesday, August 12 and Saturday, August 15.

Aug. 7, 2015

Washoe County Social Services and Children’s Cabinet teaming up to help flash flood victims
Donate to the Children’s Cabinet and help residents in Lemmon Valley.

Aug. 5, 2015

Washoe County property taxes due August 17, 2015
Reminder that property owners owe first installment of property taxes.

Aug. 4, 2015

Duncan Traner Community Library Open Saturday, August 8, 2015
Library modifies schedule to be open for a community event.

Aug. 3, 2015

South Meadows mosquito test finds West Nile Virus
First positive report in 2015.

July

July 29, 2015

Library launches lynda.com
Resource for business, professional and personal skill enhancement now available

July 28, 2015

Job Opening for County Comptroller - Extended
Job Alert - County Comptroller - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

July 24, 2015

Sentencing of Man for Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Reckless Driving
District Attorney's Office Announces Sentencing of Man on Charges of Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Reckless Driving

July 20, 2015

It’s time for back-to-school immunizations
Making appointments now will save time later

July 17, 2015

July is Parks and Recreation Month
Check out Washoe County's beautiful parks.

July 16, 2015

Downtown Reno Library Closed July 23
Pardon our dust!

July 14, 2015

Commissioners highlight the Washoe County Strategic Plan
Washoe County unveils Strategic Plan, mission, values, and direction for next three years.

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners highlight the Washoe County Strategic Plan.

July 13, 2015

NDOT reopens SR 447
SR 447 reopens after flash flooding closed it over the weekend.

July 10, 2015

NDOT aims to increase safety by decreasing traffic lanes at Incline Village roundabout
New traffic configuration to be tested beginning July 14.

SR 447 near Empire is back open
SR 447 is back open after flooding closed it over the weekend.

Citizens are invited to help create a regional emergency plan
Public workshop in Sparks to work on a Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Child sex predator sentenced
Kenneth Montano gets life in prison.

July 9, 2015

County Route 34 north of Gerlach now open to traffic
Section between Leadville Canyon and Lost Creek Road has been repaired.

July 8, 2015

Washoe County fax machines affected by storms this week
Sent a fax to Washoe County earlier this week but didn't receive confirmation it was received? Please send it again.

Washoe County crews working on roads impacted by storms
Sandbags available at several locations throughout Washoe County.

Tonight's performance at Lazy 5 canceled due to weather forecast
"An Evening of Bluegrass & Country by Westwind" to be re-scheduled for Aug. 19.

July 7, 2015

NVHousingSearch.org provides one-stop resource for rental housing across Nevada
Nevada Housing Division sponsored housing locator website reaches 30,000 listings.

Sandbags available at several locations throughout Washoe County
Bags and sand provided free; bring your own shovel.

July 6, 2015

USDA offers funds to assist very low income seniors with well repair
Grants up to $7,500 available for very low-income homeowners aged 62 and over.

Man sentenced in shooting death of his father.
Moore-Montgomery sentenced to fifteen years

Citizens are invited to help create a regional emergency plan
Public workshops about the Washoe County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan scheduled for July.

July 2, 2015

Washington Fire Friday morning update
Washington Fire is 77 percent contained.

Spanish Springs Citizen Advisory Board meets July 8.
Opportunity to discuss a project in the Spanish Springs area.

July 1, 2015

Waste Management helps keep Washoe County clean with Residential Dump Days
Free and reduced rate dumping July 11-12.

Washoe County administrative offices closed July 3
Make sure your pets are safe and not scared during the holiday weekend.

June

June 30, 2015

Washoe County Health District releases 2014 Annual Report
New brochure highlighting public health also available

Washoe County’s Regional Shooting Range now open on holidays
To help move target shooters off the hills and onto the range, the shooting range is open Fourth of July.

Tuesday morning update on Washingon Fire near Markleeville
The 17,787 acre Washington fire is 56 percent contained.

June 29, 2015

Washoe County Chief Deputy Public Defender named 2015 Defender of the Year
Maizie Pusich is the first public defender from Northern Nevada to be named Defender of the Year.

June 26, 2015

Red Flag Warnings in effect through Saturday
Register for CODE RED alerts to your cell phone.

Honor the Silver State’s ranching and farming heritage this summer
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park announces the Ranching at Rancho Series.

June 25, 2015

Final Defendant in Serial Burglary Case Sentenced to Prison Term
Washoe County District Attorney Hicks Announces Sentencing of Final Defendant in Serial Burglary Case

Beat the heat this weekend at a Washoe County Park
Bowers Pool is now open and US Air Force Jazz Band plays music made from legends at Bartley Ranch.

June 24, 2015

Take simple steps to keep cool and minimize risk
Keep safe during episodes of extreme heat

KOLO TV “Fan Club” helping local seniors beat the heat
Donate a new fan and help a senior stay cool this summer.

New partnership serves nutritious meals to seniors
Washoe County and Catholic Charities to provide senior nutrition program starting July 1.

June 23, 2015

Top five things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission asks for review of Truckee Meadows Regional Planning.

June 22, 2015

July Library Newsletter
Community heroes, baseball, animals and more this July

TMFPD Kids’ Fire Camp prepares to get underway
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District’s Kids’ fire camp is June 23-25.

Finding Rover’s facial recognition app to help bring lost pets home
Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society the first in Nevada to use facial recognition.

June 19, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions about Duncan and Verdi Libraries
Get the facts here

June 18, 2015

Six great reasons to visit Bartley Ranch Regional Park in July
View this summer’s featured exhibit and stay for Evenings on the Ranch every Wednesday.

June 16, 2015

Highlights from meeting with Washoe County Commissioners
Commissioners proclaim June 2015 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

June 15, 2015

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District working on plan for automatic aid
Fire Commissioners and Reno City Council direct staff to prepare for automatic aid agreement.

June 12, 2015

City of Reno and Washoe County to continue fire services discussion
Discussion about automatic aid with City of Reno resumes June 15.

Washoe County presents Lazy 5 Summer Music Series
The public is invited to free, summer concerts every Wednesday at Lazy 5.

Washoe County seeking applicants for Open Space and Regional Parks Commission
Vacancy is to represent Commission Districts 2 and 5.

June 11, 2015

Frequently asked questions about Medical Marijuana Establishments
Learn more about medical marijuana regulations and Washoe County's role in the review process.

Sheriff’s Office/local agencies announce new Wandering Prevention Project
New program and "Wandering Kit" created to assist caregivers of Alzheimer's victims and special needs children.

Washoe County District Attorney’s Office attending new downtown farmers market
Members of Washoe County District Attorney’s Office attending Sparks Farmers Market as part of DA Hicks’ outreach efforts.

Man convicted of sexual assaults on children sentenced to multiple life sentences
Thomas Wray Herndon receives minimum of 90 years before parole eligibility.

Washoe County splash parks are now open for the 2015 Season
North Valleys and Melio Gaspari water parks are open.

June 9, 2015

Top five things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners appoint Amber Howell as Director of Social Services.

District Attorney to host media conference on recent legislation benefiting victims of crime
Conference to be held June 10 at 10 a.m.

June 7, 2015

June 11 South Truckee Meadows Washoe Valley CAB Meeting
Opportunity to learn more about projects in District 2 at the Citizen Advisory Board meeting

June 5, 2015

District Attorney’s Office secures conviction In child abuse and kidnapping case
Robert William Downs convicted after four-day jury trial.

North Valleys Citizen Advisory Board Meeting June 8
Opportunity for North Valleys area residents to discuss community issues June 8.

Off-leash, multi-use pasture at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park closing due to drought
Sole source of water to Rancho’s off-leash pasture has been shut off.

June 4, 2015

Adopt-a-Periodical at Your Favorite Library Starts on June 7
Donations can be made for either an annual subscription or towards digital magazine content.

June 3, 2015

Conserving water during the drought
Let us know: How do you and your family plan to conserve water this summer?

Washoe County is seeking applications to serve on the Washoe County Planning Commission
Vacancy to represent Commission District 2 on the Commission.

June 2, 2015

June Library Newsletter
Library activities gearing up for summer

East Truckee Canyon Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Opportunity for East Truckee Canyon area residents to discuss community issues June 3.

Washoe Golf Course reducing irrigation water by 42 percent
Washoe County wants to know how you and your family plan to conserve water this summer.

June 1, 2015

Take a walk through Wally's World to experience inspiring art
Check out “Wally’s World: The Loneliest Art Collection in Nevada.”

May

May 29, 2015

Making mental health a priority
Go online and take a mental health screening.

Soaring toward a new future in an effort to help save lives
Washoe County gets the green light to test drones for emergencies.

May 28, 2015

Bands take center stage at Bowers Mansion
Bowers Mansion hosts special concert series through June.

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

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

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.

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.

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.