Washoe County Announcements

2017

November

Nov. 22, 2017

Statement from Board of County Commissioners
The passing of community leader, Darryl Feemster, Sr.

Judge Scott Freeman Unanimously Elected Chief Judge
Chief Judge Freeman committed to promoting public trust in the judiciary

Nov. 21, 2017

Truckee Meadows Fire wishes the community a safe Thanksgiving with holiday safety tips.
Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Tips

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
County office closures for Thanksgiving and Family Day

Job Opening for Utility and Civil Project Inspector
Job Alert - Utility and Civil Project Inspector - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Nov. 20, 2017

Co-Defendant Sentenced
ROP Investigation Leads to Prosecution on Financial Forgery Lab Charges and 25 Year Prison Sentence

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Nov. 17, 2017

Animal Services Newsletter
Please enjoy our free newsletter.

Nov. 16, 2017

Truckee Meadows Fire Hosts Final 2017 Green Waste Collection Event
Truckee Meadows Fire hosts its second and final fall collection event for Washoe County residents to dispose of green waste.

North Valleys Winter Preparedness Open House
Event Reminder

MEDIA ADVISORY: North Valleys Winter Preparedness Open House
Washoe County hosts Open House event for Flood Awareness Week

Nov. 15, 2017

Habitual Criminal Sentenced to 13 Year Prison Term
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Habitual Criminal Sentenced to 13 Year Prison Term After Conviction on Burglary and Fraud Charges

Gobble, gobble: “Meet the Turkeys” on Nov. 18
Community welcome to Washoe County Park for 11th annual family-friendly event

Nov. 14, 2017

Top headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Washoe County approves grant to help mentally ill homeless find help, housing

Nov. 13, 2017

Thinning project underway at Regional Archery Facility
Washoe County and Nevada Division of Forestry hit the bullseye for healthier trees

Ashes to ashes: Brush fire snuffed out swiftly
TMFPD shares prevention tips to stay fire safe ahead of wind events

Second Judicial District Court Leads Statewide Event
National Expert on Supported Decision-Making to Keynote

Nov. 9, 2017

Prosecution Outcomes in Recent Cases Involving Elderly Victims
District Attorney Announces Lengthy Prison Terms for Offenders who Victimized Elderly Citizens

Nov. 7, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Attempted Murder Prosecution
Man Found Guilty in August of 2015 Stabbing Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison

Identity Theft Prosecution
WCDA Announces 12 Year Sentence Secured in ID Theft Case

Washoe County administrative offices closed in honor of Veterans Day
County office closures for Friday, Nov. 10

Nov. 6, 2017

Wolf Pack joins Human Services Agency to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month
Pack plays San Jose State Spartans Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 for adoption awareness football game.

Nov. 3, 2017

Last Fall Photo Hike Canceled
Cancellation due to unsafe weather conditions

Washoe County to Honor Veterans with Food and Fun
Pancake breakfast and ceremony for veterans Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Nov. 2, 2017

Extra Waste Collection for Fall Cleanup
Six More Bags for Residential Customers in Sparks & Unincorporated Washoe County

Job Opening for Department Systems Specialist
Job Alert - Department Systems Specialist - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Nov. 1, 2017

South Truckee Meadows/Washoe Valley Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
The Washoe County Citizen Advisory Boards provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about proposed development in their communities.

Winter Preparation: Tips to know, before the snow
Residents are being urged to prepare now for coming winter

October

Oct. 31, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Concurrent Meeting - AMENDED Agenda
AMENDED Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Concurrent Board Meeting.

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Concurrent Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Concurrent Board Meeting.

North Valleys Winter Preparation and Open House
An update to residents

Oct. 30, 2017

Public Workshop: Proposed Amendments to the Washoe County Development Code- Outdoor Entertainment
The Washoe County Community Services Department’s Planning and Building Division is hosting a public workshop regarding proposed amendments to Washoe County Code Chapter 110 (Development Code) within Article 302, Allowed Uses, Article 304, Use Classification System, Article 310, Temporary Uses, and to create a new Article, Article 338 Outdoor Entertainment.

Health District encourages free household hazardous waste disposal
Waste Management to accept up to 50 pounds at no charge from qualified customers

Keep It Clean – Know the Code – Burn Notifications Begin November 1
Help keep our wintertime air healthy - Know the Code!

November

Oct. 26, 2017

Job Opening for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Job Alert - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

October

Oct. 25, 2017

Release of OIS Findings
WCDA Releases Report on August 2016 Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Notice of Cancellation for the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meetings on 11-21-17 and 12-26-17.

Truckee Meadows Fire Provides Additional Details About Defensible Space Waste Collection
Truckee Meadows Fire Provides Information to Commonly Asked Questions

Washoe County Assessor: Notices headed to property owners
Real Property Assessment Notices will be mailed to property owners by Dec. 18

Oct. 24, 2017

Top headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Washoe County Public Guardian reappointed for another term

Oct. 23, 2017

Guilty Verdict Announcement
WCDA Secures Conviction in Drug Trafficking Prosecution

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Nevada Day
County office closures for Friday, Oct. 27

Oct. 20, 2017

Verdict in Felony Domestic Battery Trial
Man Convicted of Running Over Wife with Car

Habitual Criminal Sentencing
Burglary Conviction Results in 15 Years

Sentencing Result
Heroin Trafficking Case Results in 19 Year Prison Term

Truckee Meadows Fire pilots green waste collection program in lieu of open burning this fall
Truckee Meadows Fire pilots green waste collection program

Oct. 19, 2017

Washoe County Medical Examiner receives Award, Seat at National Board
Dr. Laura Knight brings spotlight to profession with recent accolades

Oct. 18, 2017

Double Murder Conviction Results in Two Life Sentences
Multi jurisdictional collaboration leads to resolution for victims’ families.

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Law Fair 2017
Free Legal Assistance offered at the Second Judicial District Court on October 25

Oct. 17, 2017

Call for Artists: Concepts for 200-mile trail in Washoe County, Now Open
Washoe County and Burning Man seek artists for creative placemaking project

Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic for pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services hosts clinic at Paradise Park

Oct. 16, 2017

More viral meningitis cases reported in Washoe County
Good hygiene, environmental cleaning and exclusion encouraged by health officials

Are you ready? Washoe County urges residents to receive CodeRED alerts
With recent emergencies, now is the time to sign up for CodeRED

Oct. 13, 2017

Washoe Impact Award Winners Announced
Washoe County releases names of winners at 2017 Washoe Impact Awards

Oct. 11, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

TMFPD invites the public to attend an Open House and participate in Fire Prevention Week activities.
Truckee Meadows Fire Announces Fire Prevention Week Events and Activities

Oct. 10, 2017

Top headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Update on the Washoe County Regional Detention Center presented to Commissioners

Washoe County records second hantavirus case
Health District urges caution in areas with potential deer mouse activity. Cleaning tips available at www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/index.html

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Human Services Agency warns parents about the risk to infants in unsafe sleep environments.

Oct. 9, 2017

The passing of Chief Judge Patrick Flanagan
Second Judicial District Court Chief Judge Patrick Flanagan passed away in Reno on October 6, 2017.

TONIGHT: 2017 Washoe Impact Awards
Washoe County employees, community leaders and media invited to new event

Passing of Judge Flanagan
Message to the Community on the Passing of Judge Patrick Flanagan

Oct. 7, 2017

Statement from Washoe County Commission Chair, Bob Lucey
The passing of Honorable Chief Judge Patrick Flanagan

Oct. 6, 2017

Hit the trail with Washoe County Park Rangers for “Fall Photo Hikes”
Grab your camera and explore a different trail each week

Oct. 5, 2017

Artown Submits Call For Artists
**Reposted on behalf of Artown

Oct. 4, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Oct. 3, 2017

Opportunity to learn more about development in Washoe County
North Valleys and South Truckee Meadows Washoe Valley Citizen Advisory Board Upcoming Meetings

Viral meningitis on the rise in Washoe County
Health officials and CDC investigate regional spike in reported viral meningitis cases

September

Sept. 28, 2017

Local statistics highlight seriousness of flu season in Washoe County
Overview of hospitalization and fatalities point to importance of getting a seasonal flu vaccination. Vaccine is now available in many locations.

Sept. 27, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Possible Quorum
Notice of Possible Quorum for the Washoe County Board of Commissioners.

Applications Open for Washoe County Food Policy Council Positions
Help increase access to healthy food for all

Sept. 22, 2017

Free medical clinic in Reno expected to serve over 1,000 uninsured/underserved
Dental and vision professionals still being accepted as volunteers

Sept. 20, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Guilty Verdict in Burglary Case
District Attorney Announces Trial Result

Sept. 19, 2017

Hantavirus confirmed in Washoe County
Take precautions while cleaning areas with possible rodent activity

Sept. 18, 2017

Woodchuck Fire Update
Woodchuck Fire now 25 percent contained

Habitual Offender Sentencing
Felony Battery Prosecution Outcome

Maximum Sentence Secured
District Attorney Announces Sentencing in Fatal Hit and Run Prosecution

Health District to conduct final mosquito flights of 2017
Abatement efforts will treat over 2,500 acres county-wide

Sept. 15, 2017

WCDA Employee Recognition
Rotary of Reno Recognizes District Attorney's Office Investigator as "Law Enforcement Professional of the Month."

Habitual Offender Sentencing
District Attorney Secures Lengthy Sentence Against Repeat Offender

North Valleys Flood Update
Learn more about winter preparations

Sept. 14, 2017

Service animal education available at Rancho San Rafael Pack the Park event September 23
Washoe County Health District to host educational outreach booth at upcoming "Pack the Park" theme event.

Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic for pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services helps community keep pets healthy

Job Opening for Public Health Nurse Supervisor
Job Alert - Public Health Nurse Supervisor - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Sept. 13, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Sept. 12, 2017

Top headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Update on North Valleys flooding and future prevention plans

Free medical clinic in Reno September 29 to October 1 to provide healthcare to hundreds
Dental, vision and medical services all at no-cost to patients or taxpayers

Sept. 8, 2017

Guilty Verdict Secured
WCDA's Office Announces Outcome of Recent Robbery Trial

Sentencing Update in Attempted Murder Case
40 Year Sentence Secured in Machete Attack Case

Sept. 6, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

Sept. 5, 2017

WCDA's Office Announces Most Recent Habitual Criminal Sentencing
Conviction on Fraud Check Charges Leads to 25 Year Sentence

Sept. 1, 2017

Job Opening for Criminalist I - II
Job Alert - Criminalist I - II - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

August

Aug. 31, 2017

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Labor Day
County office closures for Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

Senior Fest Offers a Variety of Fun and Services for Washoe County’s Elderly
Largest event for seniors in Northern Nevada promotes healthy aging and wellness.

Aug. 30, 2017

Washoe County wants to improve the permitting process
Join us for a public workshop to discuss a new review process for permits

Public invited to free Disaster Preparedness Fair at Reno City Hall
Reposted on behalf of City of Reno

First local International Overdose Awareness Day event
Participants to gather at Reno City Plaza then walk to Wingfield Park

Aug. 29, 2017

Raising Cane’s Set to Open Second Reno Restaurant
100 Percent of Grand Opening Profits to Benefit Washoe County Family Engagement Center

Aug. 28, 2017

New Judge Sworn into Second Judicial District Court
Honorable Kathleen M. Drakulich now presides at Second Judicial District Court, Department One

Aug. 27, 2017

Washoe County seeks public input on offering new flexibility in living arrangements for on-site caregivers
Community Services Department hosting an open house Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.

Aug. 25, 2017

Guilty Verdict Secured
WCDA Announces Outcome of 2015 Attempted Murder Stabbing Case

TODAY: Washoe County Parks to hold May Arboretum Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting
Greenhouse unveiled to support Parks and the Arboretum

Aug. 24, 2017

West Nile Virus cases increase in Washoe County
Health District confirms first human death

Sober 24 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Placing Citizens on Path to Sobriety
Washoe County program successfully combating alcohol and drug abuse in our community.

Aug. 22, 2017

Farmers Market for WIC participants
Washoe County Health District is excited to host Farmers Markets at local WIC offices to help clients access fresh fruits and vegetables

Statement from Bob Lucey, Chair of Washoe County Commission
Upcoming Presidential visit to northern Nevada

Celebrating the success of Sober 24
You are invited to the Sober 24 program ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 24.

Aug. 18, 2017

Commissioner Kitty Jung donates funds to light Space Whale
Commissioner’s passion for the arts shines bright at Space Whale lighting

Aug. 17, 2017

Animal Services Newsletter
Please enjoy our free newsletter.

Washoe County is seeking public input on processes for dedication of water rights
Community Services Department hosting an open house Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Washoe County is seeking your input on Outdoor Entertainment
Community Services Department hosting a workshop on August 24

Aug. 15, 2017

Health District will conduct third mosquito abatement larviciding
Larviciding to cover over 2,800 acres from Silver Lake to Washoe Valley to prevent West Nile Virus spread

Aug. 14, 2017

Washoe County property taxes due August 21
Reminder to residents, first installment due date is drawing near

Aug. 10, 2017

Habitual Offender Sentenced
20 Year Sentence Secured for Financial Forgery Lab Charges

Health District survey part of the Community Health Needs Assessment
Participants could win a $50 VISA Gift Card for taking this simple and short survey to improve community health

Aug. 9, 2017

Notice of Cancellations for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meetings in August.
Notice of Cancellations for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meetings in August.

Life Sentence for Murder Conviction
WCDA Releases Results of 2015 Sun Valley Murder Prosecution

Give Back During Back to School Week
Saint Mary’s Health Network School Supply Drive to benefit Washoe County Human Services Agency.

Aug. 8, 2017

Top headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Social Services undergoes name change to reflect breadth of services to public

Guilty Verdict Secured
District Attorney Releases Outcome of Felony Battery Trial

Aug. 7, 2017

Assault on Peace Officer and Stalking Charges Result in Prison
District Attorney's Office Prosecution Update

Washoe County Announced as Winner of 2017 Digital Counties Survey Award
Center for Digital Government recognizes most innovative digital counties of 2017

Aug. 3, 2017

Washoe County and City of Reno partner to reopen portions of Lemmon Drive
Reopening scheduled for Friday, August 4

October

Job Opening for Deputy Sheriff Recruit
Job Alert - Deputy Sheriff Recruit - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Job Opening for Deputy Sheriff
Job Alert - Deputy Sheriff - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional

Job Opening for Communication Specialist
Job Alert -Communication Specialist - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

August

Public Hearings for the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Public Hearings for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting

Aug. 2, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting.

First Human West Nile case confirmed in Washoe County
More positive collections identified in Gerlach

Aug. 1, 2017

Tonight’s “Walk with Washoe” event postponed
Due to weather conditions “Walk with Washoe” will resume August 8 at Callahan Park

July

July 31, 2017

Now accepting applications for Senior Services Citizen Advisory Board
Applications accepted until filled.

July 27, 2017

Lemmon Valley Recovery Update
Letter to Residents.

July 26, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Retreat
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Board Retreat.

Senior Day swings in 'fore' fun at the Barracuda Championship
Golf enthusiasts 55 and older to receive free entrance on August 3

More West Nile Virus mosquitos identified in Washoe County
Eight positive collections confirm activity from Spanish Springs to Washoe Lake

Calling all kids: Washoe County Parks hosts Kids Triathlon
Non-competitive triathlon to be held at Bowers Mansion Pool on August 12

July 25, 2017

Top five headlines to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve temporary recreational marijuana business licenses

July 20, 2017

Serving Seniors: Free Vaccination and Microchip Clinic for pet owners age 60 and older
Washoe County Regional Animal Services helping seniors keep pets healthy

Lewdness Prosecution Result
WCDA Announces Life Sentence for Reno Man Convicted of Victimizing Child

July 19, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Washoe County Awarded $75K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Washoe County & Burning Man launch project that celebrates cultural, historic and artistic landmarks

July 18, 2017

20 Year Prison Sentence Secured
WCDA Releases Result of Drug Sales in Presence of Child Prosecution

Join upcoming CAB Meeting in Incline Village
Incline Village Crystal Bay Citizen Advisory Board meeting July 24

July 12, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

July 11, 2017

Spanish Springs Citizen Advisory Board Meetings
Next meeting is Sept 13

Top things to know from Board of County Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve recreational marijuana business licenses to sell by early August

Health District to conduct second mosquito aerial larviciding
Larviciding will cover 3,000 acres from Stead to Washoe Valley

July 10, 2017

Media Advisory: TMFPD provides Farad Fire Update
Public Urged to Be Prepared and Remain Vigilant

Welcome Kate, Best Wishes Kevin
Washoe County welcomes incoming, and honors departing, Assistant County Manager

STMWV CAB Meetings July 13
July South Truckee Meadows Washoe Valley CAB Meeting

July 7, 2017

Animal Services Newsletter
Please enjoy our free newsletter

Earthstone, Truckee, and Winnemucca Ranch Fires
A fire update from the Great Basin Incident Management Team 6.

July 6, 2017

November, 2015 OIS Report Released
District Attorney Releases Officer Involved Shooting Investigations Findings

DA's Office Announces Outcome in Lewdness Case
Sparks Man Sentenced to Consecutive Life Terms

July 5, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

West Nile Virus confirmed in South Meadows area
First positive WNV mosquito pool of 2017 reported

Residents Asked to Evacuate the Palomino Valley Area
Firefighters aggressively fighting actively moving Winnemucca Ranch fire in Palomino Valley

June

June 30, 2017

Washoe County partners with several agencies to warn of river danger
#TruckeeRiverSafe campaign runs through July.

Animal Services warns: Keep Fido Free from Fear this Independence Day
Tips from Washoe County Regional Animal Services to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July and important July 4 closures

Upcoming District 5 Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Gerlach Empire CAB meets July 6

June 27, 2017

Board of County Commissioners approve funds to cover costs of winter flooding
Over $3M spent to date on 2017 flooding

June 23, 2017

Hunter Creek Fire Update
Firefighters from multiple agencies battle the fire from the ground and the air

June 22, 2017

Meet directly with Commissioner Lucey
You are invited to Washoe County District 2 Forum June 29

Minimize heat wave risks by following these prevention measures
Stay healthy during hot weather with these simple steps

June 21, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments
Being smoke-free is part of the business model for awardees

June 16, 2017

Animal Services Newsletter
Please enjoy our free newsletter.

Local Vagos/Hells Angels Shooting Case Central To Federal Indictments
District Attorney Announces Local Vagos/Hells Angels Shooting Case Set for Retrial Central to Today's Federal Indictments

Upcoming opportunity to meet informally with Commissioner Herman
You are invited to a Washoe County District 5 Forum June 19

June 14, 2017

Result in First Degree Murder Prosecution
WCDA Announces Sentencing in 2015 Murder Case

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

June 12, 2017

Health District to conduct mosquito abatement
Larviciding will cover 3,100 acres throughout southern Washoe County

June 9, 2017

Summer breeze makes Washoe County seniors feel fine
KOLO TV “Fan Club” teams up with Washoe County for Fan Drive for Seniors.

June 7, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Foster children are not forgotten, new program provides path to graduation
Achievements Unlocked provides educational advocate and tutor for high school-aged foster children.

June 6, 2017

Verdi Community Library and Nature Center Closed: Tuesday, June 6
Closed Due to an Unexpected Power Outage.

The color purple: Washoe County sports the shade for a great cause
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

June 1, 2017

Spanish Springs Community Forum June 6
Opportunity to learn more about relocation request for a medical marijuana facility

June Citizen Advisory Board Meeting Schedule
Neighborhood meetings to discuss proposed development

May

May 30, 2017

Farmers Market $30 Coupons available for WIC participants
Program promotes fresh fruits and vegetables as part of healthy diet

Conviction Secured on Charges of Battery With a Deadly Weapon
WCDA Announces Outcome of Case where Victim Was Severely Beaten With a Dumbbell

May 26, 2017

Stuff-A-Bus for Seniors on May 30
Donate to help seniors in need.

May 25, 2017

Is it a mosquito or a midge
The difference between a potential disease carrier and a nuisance is explained

Juvenile Sentenced in Robbery
District Attorney Announces Outcome of Lemmon Valley Armed Robbery Prosecution

Free medications available to help Nevada smokers quit
Quitline offers help for individuals to quit tobacco use

May 24, 2017

May 24 Spanish Springs residents invited to meet directly with Commissioner Hartung
Residents invited to meet directly with their County Commissioner(s) in casual setting May through June

May 23, 2017

Top things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commission meeting
Commissioners approve $635M balanced budget including funds for new voting equipment

Burglary and Vehicle Theft Prosecution
District Attorney Secures Maximum Sentence for Defendant with Long Criminal History

May 22, 2017

Guilty Verdict Secured by Prosecutor
District Attorney Announces Reno Man Convicted on Drug Sales in Presence of a Child Charge

Habitual Criminal Sentencing
WCDA Secures 18 Year Prison Term in Uttering Prosecution of Career Criminal

May 19, 2017

Regional Responders Urge 9-1-1 Education
Press conference scheduled to highlight appropriate use of emergency response system

May 17, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

May 16, 2017

New opioid antidote guide now available
Advocates say quick, appropriate administration of naloxone could save lives

Board of County Commissioners recognize 35 years of financial achievement
Certificate of Excellence and Proclamations approved at meeting

May 15, 2017

Stuff a Bus to help local seniors in need
Senior Giving drive goes through May 30.

May 12, 2017

Sentencing in Felony DUI Prosecution
District Attorney Announces Tahoe Man Receives Fifteen Year Prison Sentence for Seventh DUI

Wolf Pack coaches and athletes acknowledge Washoe County students
Nevada Athletics representatives visit winners of the 1st Wolf Pack Coaches Challenge

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to close pile burning
Permitted burning will close on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Washoe County Advises Public to Keep Sandbags
With record water year, the need for sandbags remain

May 11, 2017

Release of OIS Report
DA Hicks Releases Public Report on Officer Involved Shooting from July 2016 Incident in Downtown Reno

Lemmon Valley Recovery Update
Letter to residents.

May 10, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Juvenile Sentenced to Prison
WCDA Releases Outcome of Murder/Robbery Case From 2015

Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office Solves Nearly Decade-Long Cold Case
Medical Examiner and FBI positively identify deceased man from 2008

May 9, 2017

Top Things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
North Valleys Sports Complex receiving more than $2M in capital improvements.

May 5, 2017

Conviction in Deadly Weapon Case Involving Use of a Machete
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Verdict in Deadly Weapon Case

May 3, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Washoe County Celebrates Seniors
May offers fun-filled events for seniors.

May 2, 2017

Bowers Mansion turns up the volume with Programs on the Porch
Free concert & performance series to run from May-June

May 1, 2017

Celebrating Collaboration, Benefiting Students and Residents:
Local Agencies Applaud “Win-Win” at Wildcreek

April

April 28, 2017

Sentencing in Battery Case
District Attorney Announces Lengthy Prison Term for Man Who Victimized Good Samaritan

Local bar in Reno to go smoke-free
Owners feel it's time for a non-smoking venue

Washoe County Celebrates Older Americans Month
Opening ceremonies is Monday, May 1, 2017, at 9 a.m.

April 26, 2017

A home for reunification, exploration and healing opens this fall
Washoe County Social Services purchases a building for a Family Engagement Center.

April 25, 2017

County Manager presents 2017-18 Recommended Budget
Balanced budget includes plan for reserve funds to cover unforeseen expenses.

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Special Concurrent Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Special Concurrent Meeting.

April 24, 2017

Spring Clean-Up Day at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum this Saturday
Annual event seeks volunteers to get public garden ready for spring

April 21, 2017

Health District recommends vector vigilance
Increased mosquito activity is expected due to heavy winter and spring precipitation

Keeping Pets and People Safe
Important Reminders for the Summer Season

April 19, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

April 18, 2017

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Board of Fire Commission Meeting Highlights
TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners proclaim May as Wildfire Awareness Month.

Robbery and Burglary Prosecution Results in Life Sentence
District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Defendant Who Victimized Elderly Reno Homeowners

April 17, 2017

Lemmon Valley Recovery Update
A letter to Lemmon Valley residents

Lawyer In The Library
Free Legal Assistance Offered at Washoe County Law Library this Wednesday.

April 12, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District closes burning effective immediately
TMFPD determined it is unsafe for open burning.

April 11, 2017

Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial
District Attorney's Office Releases Results of Prosecution of 2015 Shooting Case

Washoe County Board of Commissioners request the withdrawal of regional planning bill
Commissioners committed to collaborative process for regional plan update.

April 10, 2017

Reno Woman Sentenced to Life for Murder Charge
Prosecution Stemmed from January, 2016 Stabbing Death of 21 year old Man in Downtown Reno Motel

April 7, 2017

Multiple Count Robbery and Vehicle Theft Case
District Attorney Announces Lengthy Prison Sentence for Sparks Man Convicted on 11 Criminal Counts

Dump Bulky Items For Free At Lockwood Landfill
Waste Management is inviting the public to Lockwood Landfill’s annual Free Dump Weekends.

April 6, 2017

2nd Annual Children's Cancer Classic
Annual Basketball Game Between Prosecutors and Public Defenders Helped Support Northern Nevada Children Battling Cancer

Reno Man Sentenced as Habitual Criminal
District Attorney Announces Result in Drug Trafficking Prosecution of Repeat Offender

Pinwheels to serve as a symbol of a better tomorrow for abused and neglected children
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

April 5, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Agenda for the upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting.

Don’t be fooled by April: Washoe County urges residents to prepare for wet weekend weather
Despite spring season, heavy rainfall and strong winds expected

March

March 31, 2017

Result in Newest Felony DUI Case
Conviction in DUI Prosecution of Defendant with Prior

Washoe County is looking for your input on signs on public property
Workshop scheduled for Apr. 6

March 28, 2017

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Update on water removal operations from Lemmon Valley

Serve on the new Washoe County Regional Animal Services Advisory Board
Application deadline is April 28.

March 27, 2017

2017 Nevada Health Rankings to be unveiled in Reno and Las Vegas
Attendees will examine and explore data developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

March 24, 2017

Barrier construction complete in Lemmon Valley
Information on next Community Meeting set.

Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial
District Attorney's Office Releases Prosecution Result from 2016 Downtown Reno Shooting Case

March 23, 2017

Domestic Batterer Faces Prison After Guilty Verdict
District Attorney Releases Trial Results

Media Advisory: Tour of Swan Lake for Media
Media tour and progress report of flood mitigation efforts Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m.

March 22, 2017

Upcoming Washoe County Board of Commissioners Meeting
View the upcoming agenda for the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting.

March 21, 2017

Verdict in Possession of Stolen Property Case
Man Who Stole Clothing and Keepsake Jewelry from Tourist Face 5 Years in Prison

DUI Trial Results in Guilty Verdict
Defendant Faces Up to 40 Years in Prison

March 20, 2017

Free water sampling in North Valleys ends
Free testing kits must be submitted to the Nevada State Laboratory by 3:00PM on Thursday, March 23.

March 17, 2017

Donation drive for Lemmon Valley residents March 25
Washoe County Giving and Volunteering Committee helping Lemmon Valley residents displaced by flooding.

March 16, 2017

May Arboretum offers horticulture training for volunteers
Series of classes covers all of the basics of gardening and plant life.

March 15, 2017

District Attorney's Office Pays Tribute to Late Nevada Icon
Former DA William "Bill" Raggio (1959-1970) Honored

DA Announces Hit and Run Verdict
Duty to Stop at Scene of Accident Trial Results in Felony Conviction

March 14, 2017

DA Releases Tragic DUI Prosecution Result
DUI Driver Five Times Limit for Marijuana and Two Times Limit for Alcohol Sentenced to 40 years for Crash that Killed Elderly Couple

Short-term flood solution in Lemmon Valley announced
Temporary road closures will be in effect during barrier construction.

Press conference in Lemmon Valley
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 4 p.m. in Lemmon Valley.

March 11, 2017

Restricted access for non-residents in Lemmon and Antelope Valleys begins Sunday morning
Limiting non-essential traffic will assist with ongoing recovery efforts in the area.

Washoe County providing potable water to Lemmon Valley residents
Also, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammers in flooded areas.

March 9, 2017

Washoe County Health District providing free water test sample kits
See Regional Partners’ Response to Lemmon Valley by the numbers.

Washoe County Health District providing free water test sample kits
See Regional Partners’ Response to Lemmon Valley by the numbers.

March 8, 2017

DA Announces Sentencing of Serial Child Sex Abuser
39 Life Sentences Secured in Largest Child Sexual Abuse Case Ever Tried by DA's Office

Washoe County to host Lemmon Valley community meeting
Meeting is Thursday at North Valleys High School.

March 6, 2017

Washoe County and State of Nevada Agencies to Host a Community Resource Event for Lemmon Valley Residents
Informational event is a 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6.

Washoe County is seeking applicants to serve on the Washoe County Planning Commission.
Vacancies are to represent Commission District 2 and 4 on the Planning Commission.

March 3, 2017

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visits Lemmon Valley flooding area
County requests State and Federal partners to evaluate current flooding situation.

March 2, 2017

Reno Juvenile Found Guilty of Murder in Deadly Robbery Case
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announced that a 16 year old Reno juvenile male has been convicted of 1st Degree Murder.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to permit open burning
Open burning allowed starting March 4.

March 1, 2017

Washoe County Property Taxes Due March 6, 2017
See payment options

February

Feb. 28, 2017

Commissioners ratify Emergency Declaration for February flooding
Washoe County continues to provide resources to help Lemmon Valley residents.

Feb. 27, 2017

ONE Regional License and Permits Program Launched
Collaboration of Washoe County, City of Reno, City of Sparks and Washoe County Health District.

Feb. 23, 2017

Washoe County seeking federal assistance due to ongoing flood issues
County Manager signs declaration for a local state of emergency.

Health District and partners work for a HeartSafe community
With the HeartSafe designation we're a heart healthier community

Washoe County addressing needs of residents in Lemmon Valley
County using resources from several departments to aid residents

Feb. 21, 2017

County Commissioners recognize volunteers and staff for response during recent emergencies
American Red Cross, Citizens Corp and VOAD among those honored.

Feb. 17, 2017

Join the Truckee River Fund Advisory Committee
Washoe County begins recruitment process by accepting resumes and letters of interest.

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed February 20
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Feb. 16, 2017

WCDA Habitual Criminal Case Results in 12 Years
Burglary and Fraud Crimes Result in Prison Sentence

Beware of scam affecting Washoe County residents
Washoe County Treasurer’s Office warns of scam involving tax liens on property.

Washoe County and Nevada Division of Forestry team up for Sanitation Tree Removal program
Removal of stressed, dying and dead trees is underway.

Feb. 15, 2017

Sex Trafficking and Coercion Prosecution Outcome
District Attorney Announces Michigan Man Sentenced to 16 Years

Washoe County asks residents to prepare for more wet weather
County Roads Crews are preparing for upcoming storms.

Feb. 14, 2017

Top 5 things from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners invest in seniors, children and affordable housing.

Feb. 13, 2017

What does it mean when a State of Emergency is declared?
Watch video to learn more about recent flooding.

Washoe County Child Advocacy Center Launches Website
Provides New Resource for Information on Center’s Services and Mission

Feb. 10, 2017

WCDA Releases Newest Habitual Criminal Sentencing
Conviction on Firearms Charges Against Felon Results in 20 Year Sentence

Result in Robbery Prosecution
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Secures Guilty Verdict in Robbery Against Elderly Victims

Feb. 9, 2017

Come in from the Cold programs at Bartley Ranch Park
Concert series begins February 11, 2017.

Feb. 8, 2017

High winds from upcoming storms could cause power outages
Preparing an emergency kit is recommended.

Storms expected to return, preparation is advised
See resources list to make sure you are prepared.

Feb. 7, 2017

Washoe County crews working on flood response efforts
Local streams and ditches at high risk of flooding. Sandbags are available.

January

Feb. 6, 2017

Washoe County Child Advocacy Center Earns Accreditation
National Children’s Alliance Recognizes Washoe County Child Advocacy Center for its Delivery of High Quality and Effective Services to Child Abuse Victims Through Accreditation

Feb. 3, 2017

Result in Lewdness Prosecution
DA's Office Secures Year in Jail for Man Convicted on Gross Lewdness Charges

February

Sand and sandbags are available in unincorporated Washoe County.
Three locations available in Lemmon Valley.

January

Jan. 27, 2017

Result in Prosecution of Attempted Murder and Attempted Rape Case
WCDA Announces Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Brutal Attack on Young Victim

Stolen Valor Prosecution Results in 20 Year Sentence
District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Lengthy Prison Term In Fraud Case

Jan. 25, 2017

Washoe County ends State of Emergency
Washoe County asks citizens to ensure damage from flooding is documented.

Jan. 24, 2017

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission adopts increase in sales tax for schools.

Outcome in Downtown Robbery Case
District Attorney Announces Lengthy Prison Term

Jan. 23, 2017

Food Establishment Risk Factor Assessment
Health District to conduct Risk Factor Assessments within Washoe County food establishments

DA Announces Newest Habitual Criminal Sentencing
Conviction In Burglary Case Results in 24 Year Prison Term

Jan. 20, 2017

Domestic Battery Trial Outcome
District Attorney Announces Conviction In 2015 Domestic Violence Case

WCDA Trial Verdict
District Attorney Announce Conviction In Multi-Count Robbery and Vehicle Theft Prosecution

Residents should prepare for weekend storms
See info regarding weather, snow plow routes, traffic, trash removal and more.

Jan. 19, 2017

Flooding closes Toll Road
Sandbag locations available throughout unincorporated Washoe County.

Jan. 18, 2017

Washoe County unveils new Regional Medical Examiner’s Office
Facility features state-of-the-art science and technology.

Jan. 17, 2017

Habitual Criminal Sentenced to Life
District Attorney Announces Sentencing from 2016 Robbery and Attempted Murder Case

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office
Ceremony is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 11 a.m.

Jan. 13, 2017

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed January 16.
County offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Regional officials tour hardest-hit areas for damage assessment
Residents advised to report damage from recent storms/flooding.

Jan. 12, 2017

WCHD EHS Tips for Power Outages at Food Facilities
Washoe County Health District Environmental Health Services releases guidelines for food facilities who have experienced power outages

Jan. 11, 2017

Sentencing in Felony DUI Case
District Attorney's Office Announces 20 Year Sentence for Sun Valley Woman

Region still experiencing an emergency weather situation
Public asked to help by reporting flood damages.

Jan. 10, 2017

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission appoints Dr. Laura Knight as Medical Examiner and Coroner.

Snow emergency in Incline Village area
Public asked to help by reporting flood damages

Health District, Nevada Athletics and School District team up to improve student health
Program aimed to reduce overweight and obesity problems among school children

Flood cleanup health and safety tips
Take precautions to stay healthy and safe

Jan. 9, 2017

Flood waters subsiding; weather danger still exists
Community resources are available.

Regional partners focus on recovery efforts
Focus shifts to damage assessment and debris removal.

Governor Brian Sandoval to tour flooded areas of Washoe County
Media invited on two-stop tour with Governor Sandoval and elected officials to view damage.

Jan. 8, 2017

Evacuations
List of streets designated for evacuations by Washoe County Search and Rescue.

Road Closures due to Flooding
See the latest information here.

Jan. 6, 2017

Regional #NVFlood17 Update
Recovery efforts are underway and resources available for the community.

Multiple Life Terms Secured
WCDA Announced Sentencing In Sexual Assault and Attempted Murder Case

Emergency Meeting of the County Commission
Emergency Meeting set for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 at Commission Chambers

Jan. 5, 2017

Local government agencies hosting press briefing regarding weekend storms
Press briefing is Friday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. at Regional Emergency Operations Center.

Avalanche danger high in our area
Citizens advised to stay out of the backcountry until conditions improve.

Jan. 4, 2017

Sandbag locations available throughout unincorporated Washoe County
County asks residents to prepare for inclement weather.

Health District offers free Food Safety Workshops on Service Animals
What everyone needs to know about Service Animals and Food

Jan. 3, 2017

County Commission unanimously elects Commissioner Bob Lucey as 2017 Commission Chair
Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler is the new Vice Chair.

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2016

December

Dec. 30, 2016

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed January 2
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open Jan. 1 and 2, 2017.

Dec. 29, 2016

Human Services Network announces winners of 28th Annual Human Services Awards
Commission Chair Kitty Jung named Politician of the Year.

Life Sentence For Reno Man
District Attorney Announces Outcome Of 2015 Murder Prosecution

TMFPD outfits every engine with advanced life-saving equipment
TMFPD is first fire department in Washoe County to equip every fire engine with automatic chest compression devices and brand new cardiac monitors.

Dec. 28, 2016

Washoe County property taxes due January 2, 2017
Payments will be accepted without penalty through Jan. 12, 2017.

District Attorney Announces Attempted Murder Case Sentencing
Lengthy Prison Term For Difficult To Prove Charge

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at 6 locations
Washoe County & Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful team up for community recycling.

Dec. 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from Washoe County
Most Washoe County offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. See full list.

Dec. 16, 2016

Washoe County Jury Finds Serial Child Sex Abuser Guilty
Local Jury Finds Reno Man Guilty in One of the Largest Child Sexual Abuse Trials Ever Tried in Washoe County

Dec. 15, 2016

Flu cases continue to rise in Washoe County
Health District advises vaccination and vigilance in prevention efforts

Dec. 14, 2016

Community Services encourages citizens to clear ditches and culverts
Sandbag locations available throughout Washoe County.

Lengthy Prison Sentence Handed Down in Shaken Baby Case
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Reno Man to 60 Years in Prison

Sandbag locations available
County urges residents to stay away from standing or moving water.

Volunteers sought for Washoe County Audit Committee
Make a difference in your community and volunteer.

Dec. 13, 2016

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission approves expansion of senior services programs to Incline Village.

Board of Fire Commissioners accepts TMFPD and SFPD Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Reports
Truckee Meadows Fire is financially sound. Sierra Fire Protection District has merged with TMFPD.

Dec. 12, 2016

DA vs Defenders Food Drive brings in thousands of food items for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada
31,000 food items were donated through the food drive.

Washoe County's Second Judicial District Court Awarded Grant to Help Adults with Disabilities
The $4,000 grant is possible through the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making State Grant Program.

Dec. 10, 2016

Sandbag locations available throughout Washoe County
Heavy rain caused minor flooding in Caughlin Ranch, Belli Ranch and roads in Mogul.

Dec. 8, 2016

Local Leaders Participate in Salvation Army’s Kettle Ring
County Manager joins leaders from City of Reno and City of Sparks.

Glenn Duncan caroling performance canceled
Due to inclement weather, students will not perform at the Washoe County Administration Complex today.

Dec. 7, 2016

Final Report on March 8th Officer Involved Shooting
District Attorney Hicks Releases Report on Officer Involved Shooting Death of Arteair Porter

CANCELED: Glenn Duncan STEM Academy Choir to fill the Washoe County Complex with holiday carols
Due to inclement weather, students will not perform at the Washoe County Administration Complex today.

Dec. 6, 2016

Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition and Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act Advocates Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of NCIAA
Presentation at Governor's Mansion will highlight past and future of historic legislation

Service Animals and Food Facilities
Learn about how service animal laws effect the food establishment industry.

Dec. 5, 2016

Conviction in Felony DUI Trial
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Conviction in a Felony DUI Trial

Washoe County teams up with forestry agencies to spread holiday cheer
Christmas trees are being donated to foster, adoptive and military families.

See details on new Garbage Franchise Agreeement in unincorporated Washoe County
Commissioners approved new program at Nov. 30 meeting

Dec. 2, 2016

Sentencing in 2014 Murder Case
Reno Man Sentenced to Life for Killing His Wife

Sentencing in Multiple Vehicle Theft Case
District Attorney's Office Reminds Public To Take Steps To Prevent Becoming A Victim

Animal Services Newsletter
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Where there's fire, there's smoke
TMFPD is first fire department in Washoe County to equip every fire engine with an antidote to treat smoke inhalation.

November

Nov. 30, 2016

Washoe County Healthy Living Forum set for December 1
Educational summit focuses on making health the center of our community

Nov. 29, 2016

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
New franchise agreement with Waste Management includes single stream recycling.

Nov. 28, 2016

Buy holiday gifts and support the Palomino Valley Volunteer Fire Station
Community Christmas Garage Sale and Fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Nov. 22, 2016

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed Nov. 24 and 25
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Nov. 21, 2016

Recount process for Assembly District 31 race concludes
Results will be canvassed during upcoming Board of County Commission meeting Nov. 29, 2016

Early flu reports high in Washoe County
Factors indicate potentially tough flu season ahead - get vaccinated now!

Washoe County Registrar’s Office begins the recount of Assembly District 31 race
Jill Dickman requested recount Friday, November 18, 2016.

Nov. 17, 2016

Holiday Food Safety Tips
Avoid food-borne illnesses at your holiday meals by following these guidelines

Sentencing on Lewdness Case
District Attorney Announces Reno Man Sentenced to Life

Nov. 16, 2016

Life Sentence For Sex Offender
District Attorney Hicks Announces Outcome of Sexual Assault and Kidnapping Prosecution

Test your firefighting skills
Fire Ops 101 gives media and elected officials a chance to face real life emergency scenarios.

Photo opportunity with the turkeys
Thanksgiving photos, scavenger hunt at Rancho Park open house on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Nov. 15, 2016

Sentencing in Murder Case
District Attorney Secures Life Without Parole for Twice Convicted Murderer

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission approves Canvass of the Vote for General Election.

Washoe County supports Nevada Flood Awareness Week
Nevada Flood Awareness Week is Nov. 13-19, see information to be prepared.

Sentencing in Murder Case
District Attorney's Office Announces Murder Prosecution Outcome

Nov. 14, 2016

Officer Involved Shooting Report
DA Releases Public Report On June 21, 2015 Officer Involved Shooting

Child Exploitation Prosecution
District Attorney Announces Sex Offender Sentenced to Life

Stuff a Bus for seniors this holiday season
Senior Giving Drive goes through December 7, 2016

Nov. 10, 2016

Mule Deer Winter Range Restoration
2016 saw a number of fires along the Sierra Front – Mule Deer Winter Range

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Veterans Day
County Clerk’s Office remains open.

Nov. 8, 2016

Final unofficial results reported in Washoe County
Remainder of ballots released.

Registrar of Voters reports all polls are officially closed
Updated results will be posted as they come in.

Nov. 7, 2016

Public’s input needed regarding cellular facilities in General Rural Agricultural regulatory zone
Public workshop set for Monday, Nov. 14

Meeting cancellation: Verdi Community Meeting on Fire Issues
Rescheduled date is Nov. 22

Washoe County residents set record for early voter turnout
Washoe County is ready to open all 86 polling locations on Election Day.

Nov. 3, 2016

Regional Trails Coalition hosts 3rd Annual Trails Summit
Summit to be held Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

Nov. 2, 2016

Early voting for the General Election ends Friday
More than 91,000 voters in Washoe County have cast a ballot during early voting.

Nov. 1, 2016

Food for Fines available now
The Washoe County Law Library of the Second Judicial District Court is closing the book on hunger.

October

Oct. 31, 2016

Second Judicial District Court offers improved services in Domestic Violence Cases
The Court is raising awareness of domestic violence and helping victims.

Oct. 27, 2016

Keep It Clean – Know the Code – Burn Code Notifications Begin November 1
Keep our air clean - Know the Code

Health District EMS Oversight Program realizes significant achievements
Program working to ensure the EMS system is responsive to community needs and provides high quality patient care

Animal Services Newsletter
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Robbery Conviction
District Attorney Announces Newest Habitual Criminal Sentencing

Early voting for the General Election is available now
Washoe County Registrar’s Office is offering 23 early voting locations.

Oct. 26, 2016

Man Convicted Of Sex Offenses Against Children Wanted
District Attorney Asks For Public's Help In Locating Convicted Offender

Learn more about the proposed Public Lands Bill
Washoe County is hosting a public forum Nov. 2.

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Nevada Day
County Clerk’s Reno Office remains open.

Oct. 25, 2016

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commissioners accept bid for Rancho San Rafael Regional Park irrigation reconstruction project.

Oct. 24, 2016

Community meeting for residents affected by the Little Valley Fire
Community meeting to be held on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 21, 2016

A second flu-related death reported in Washoe County
Vaccinate and seek medical attention if needed

Residential Dump Days return
Dump Days are Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23.

A statement regarding the District Court’s decision to deny WC-1 petition
Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Burn Area Emergency Response team begins fire recovery efforts at site of Little Valley Fire.
Preparations to assess impacts of Little Valley Fire on private and public property are underway.

Oct. 20, 2016

First Flu-related death of season reported in Washoe County
The best way to avoid the flu is to get a flu shot

Early voting begins October 22
Washoe County Registrar’s Office is offering 23 early voting locations.

Oct. 19, 2016

Conviction in Robbery and Shooting Case
District Attorney Hicks Highlights Importance of Aggressively Prosecuting Habitual Criminals

Join Washoe County Park Rangers for Fall Photo Hikes this fall
Explore a different trail each week and don’t forget the camera.

Officer Involved Shooting Report
DA Hicks Releases Findings In Public Report On January, 2016 Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Oct. 18, 2016

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission proclaims October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Board of Fire Commissioners receives update on Little Valley Fire
Cost of resources to fight the Washoe Valley area fire estimated at $4 million.

Northern Nevada Workshop prepares regional partners for winter
Snow Conference to be held Oct. 19 and 20, 2016.

Oct. 17, 2016

Residents affected by the Little Valley Fire view damage
Washoe County is working with the community and local partners to support victims of Little Valley Fire.

End of the trail for Nevada Discovery Ride
Welcome home Samantha Szesciorka from 1,100 mile trip.

Drug Roundup set to collect prescription drugs, liquids and pet medications
Six locations coordinating as part of DEA’s National Take Back Day asking people to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal

Free Family Health Festival slated for Wednesday, October 19
Services provided to attendees on first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last... Local Emmy Award-winning newscasters will read to children as part of activities

Oct. 14, 2016

Food Establishment Power Outage Guidelines
Health District offers recommendations for food establishment operators on power outage response

New Certified Pool Operator Regulations
Health District seeks public comment and offers workshops on proposed regulations governing Certified Pool Operators

Updates on the Little Valley Fire
2,291 acres burned, 100 percent containment reported.

New Invasive Body Decoration Regulations
Health District seeks public comment and offers workshops on proposed regulations governing tattoos, piercings and permanent makeup

Oct. 13, 2016

Canceled Treat your taste buds to all things apple
You are invited to the Washoe Valley Cider Squeeze Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. This is event is canceled.

Oct. 12, 2016

New early voting and Election Day poll location added in Nixon, Nevada.
Deadline to register to vote is Tuesday.

Learn more about the proposed Tahoe Area Plan
The goal is to establish the long term vison of the Incline Village-Crystal Bay area.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Move Request to Spanish Springs
Community meeting to learn more about the request and to submit concerns and questions.

Get your catch on at Washoe County’s beautiful Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is hosting Youth Fishing Education Day Saturday, Oct. 15.

Oct. 11, 2016

Top 5 things to know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commissioners accept more than $800,000 in grants to feed seniors.

Oct. 7, 2016

A statement regarding the Federal Court's decision on polling locations in Nixon
Washoe County is reviewing the Court's decision

Oct. 6, 2016

Time is running out to register to vote
The deadline to register to vote by mail or with an outside agency is Oct. 11, 2016.

Oct. 5, 2016

Sentencing in Sexual Assault and Lewdness of Child Case
WCDA Announces Sparks Man Sentenced to Life In Prison For Sexual Abuse of Child

Christine Vuletich named Assistant County Manager of Administration and Finance for Washoe County
Vuletich brings extensive experience to Washoe County.

Oct. 4, 2016

Sentencing in Elder Abuse Case
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Sentencing in Abuse Case Involving 84 Year Old Victim

September

Sept. 29, 2016

Free microchipping and low-cost vaccination clinic for pets
Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Sept. 28, 2016

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District supports the 2nd Annual Hugs and Heroes Event
Fun safety and awareness event Saturday.

County Emergency Manager reminds residents to prepare for an emergency.
Learn which disasters can impact our area and how residents can receive emergency notifications.

Deadline to register to vote is fast-approaching
The deadline to register to vote by mail or with an outside agency is Oct. 11, 2016

Sept. 27, 2016

Washoe County Commissioners appoint three to vacant Washoe County legislative seats
Commissioners appoint to Nevada State Senate Districts 13 and 15, as well as Nevada State Assembly District 25.

Sept. 23, 2016

Conviction in Felony Eluding Case
District Attorney Announces Reno Man Found Guilty Of Eluding Involving Injury to Sparks Police Officer

You are invited
Palomino Valley Fire Volunteers Community Garage Sale and Fundraiser this Saturday.

Sept. 22, 2016

Washoe County property taxes due October 3, 2016
Payments will be accepted without penalty through Oct. 13, 2016.

Sept. 21, 2016

Nevada Field Day provides hands-on activities and demonstrations
University experts showcase research, engage attendees in activities and programs.

Commissioners submit nominees for vacant Washoe County legislative seats
All nominees will be on agenda for Sept. 27, 2016 County Commission meeting

Deadline to register to vote is fast-approaching
The deadline to register to vote by mail or with an outside agency is Oct. 11, 2016

Sept. 20, 2016

List of potential nominees for vacant Washoe County legislative seats
County Manager’s Office receives requests from 10 people.

Chair Kitty Jung cancels the special meeting of the County Commission
Commission to appoint to three vacant legislative seats on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commission Chair Kitty Jung announces process to fill vacant legislative seats.

Fire incidents in June and July soar compared to same months in 2015
Chief Moore and commissioners thank firefighters and volunteers for their hard work during fire season.

Sparks Man Convicted of Robbery
District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdict In Robbery Case

Time Change: Walk With Washoe Hiking Series moved to 5:30 p.m.
Join us at Sun Rock Trail tonight!

Sept. 19, 2016

Are you ready to help your community during an emergency?
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Chair Kitty Jung calls for special meeting of the County Commission
Commission to appoint to three vacant legislative seats.

Sept. 16, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Murder Trial
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Reno Man Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder

Sept. 14, 2016

Health District and Saint Mary’s to demonstrate Isolation Pod procedures
Demonstration will exhibit first responder and hospital staff coordination

Learn more about the proposed Public Lands Bill
Washoe County is hosting two open houses in September

Sept. 13, 2016

Top 5 Things to Know about the State of the County Presentation
Watch the replay of County Manager John Slaughter's annual address.

Animal Services Newsletter
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Sept. 12, 2016

Statement from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office
Medical Examiner identifies three decedents from Sunday’s plane crash.

Statement from Washoe County
Statement regarding complaint about the way committees were formed to write arguments for and against WC-1.

Washoe County Solid Waste Management Plan update
The Washoe County Waste Management Program has written a solid waste management plan and is seeking public comments and offering free workshops.

Statement from the Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office
Medical Examiner performing autopsies on three decedents from Sunday’s plane crash.

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

Sept. 9, 2016

Juror Appreciation Day
Second Judicial District Court celebrates Juror Appreciation Week!

Be Prepared For Wildfire
Preparation and planning are key components for the safety of your family and home.

Sept. 7, 2016

Health District conducts fourth mosquito treatment
800 acres to be covered after more mosquitos test positive for West Nile virus

Statement from Washoe County
Registrar of Voters issues a statement regarding Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s request for election services.

West Truckee Meadows Verdi CAB
September meeting cancelled, next meeting November 14

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is pleased to announce Sierra-Nevada Autumn Photo Exhibit
Share your fall-themed photos with Washoe County.

Sept. 6, 2016

Washoe County residents should assemble an emergency kit
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Sept. 2, 2016

Washoe County Planning Commission Reviews Cargo Container Standards
Opportunity to learn more and share your thoughts about cargo container regulations in unincorporated Washoe County

Reno Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Robbery and Battery
District Attorney Announces Sentencing In Case Involving Elderly Victim

'Building a Stronger Nevada' Shares Nevada's New Economic Realities
Set for University of Nevada, Reno, September 20-22, 2016.

2016 State of the County rescheduled for Sept. 13
Watch the State of the County Address live at the Commission Chambers or online.

Sept. 1, 2016

Washoe County administrative offices closed September 5, 2016
County Clerk’s Reno Office remains open.

August

Aug. 31, 2016

2016 State of the County Invite
Watch the State of the County Address live.

Aug. 30, 2016

September is National Preparedness Month
County Emergency Manager reminds residents about the importance of preparing for an emergency.

Free workshops on the new food establishment rating system
Workshops will review new rating system

Aug. 26, 2016

Guilty Verdict In Trial Involving Impaired Driving
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks announces conviction in felony DUI case

Guilty Verdict In Home Invasion Case
District Attorney Announces Verdict

First Zika virus pregnancy confirmed in Washoe County
Case highlights risks for those travelling to Zika virus areas especially if planning for children

Aug. 25, 2016

Guilty Verdict In Domestic Battery Trial
District Attorney Announces Conviction In Felony Third Time Domestic Battery Case

Rabies found in five separate cases in Washoe County
Positive tests highlight the importance of keeping your pet’s rabies shots current

Aug. 23, 2016

Reno Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder
District Attorney's Office Announces Verdict Related to October, 2015 Shooting

Top 5 Things to Know from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve grants for child adoption, victims of abuse and behavioral health services.

Information on Lands Bill being proposed for Washoe County
Updated and more detailed maps added to webpage.

Aug. 22, 2016

Recent Domestic Battery Trial Result
District Attorney's Office Announces Guilty Verdict In Strangulation Case

Aug. 19, 2016

Pickleball courts to make their debut at Hidden Valley Regional Park
Fast-growing sport known for social and health benefits popular with residents.

Verdict In Check Passing Case
Reno Man Found Guilty On Burglary and Uttering Charges

Aug. 17, 2016

Sheriff's Office reminds residents about changes to congested area ordinances
Important information to know as upland game seasons are approaching.

Aug. 16, 2016

Repeat Offender Sentenced To 20 Years
District Attorney's Office Announces Sentencing of Habitual Felon

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission and Reno City Council approve amendment to Reno-Stead Corridor Joint Plan.

Aug. 15, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Felony Battery Case
DAs Office Announces Guilty Verdict

West Nile collection confirmed in Washoe Valley
Another positive hit for West Nile Virus in Washoe County. This location was Washoe Valley.

Second West Nile collection confirmed in South Reno
Insecticide fogging will continue in order to combat mosquito activity

Guilty Verdict In Domestic Battery Case
District Attorney Announces Conviction of Reno Man In Strangulation Case

Aug. 11, 2016

Felony Eluding Conviction Leads To Habitual Criminal Sentencing
District Attorney's Office Continues Staunch Advocacy Against Habitual Criminals

Explore Washoe County’s picturesque parks using the new Truckee Meadows Trails Guide
The new guide features two additional trails and is available now.

Aug. 10, 2016

Guilty Verdict In Trial Involving Battery Against Elderly Victim
District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdict In Recent Trial

On the trail again
Follow along as County Employee embarks on 1,100-mile journey across Nevada.

Health District has first positive West Nile Virus
Increase in fogging due to positive West Nile Virus mosquito collection

Aug. 9, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve State of Emergency Declaration after recent wildfires.

Aug. 7, 2016

Update on Jackpot Fire near Cold Springs and Silver Knolls
Fire is 20 percent contained with about 1,700 total acres burned.

Aug. 5, 2016

Recent structure fire: A safety reminder about combustible materials
Tuesday’s structure fire is a safety reminder for everyone.

Aug. 3, 2016

Anderson Park Trail closure for weed abatement
Trail access will be reduced while goats graze on the weeds along sections of Anderson Park Trail.

Health District conducts third mosquito treatment
Approximately 850 acres slated for larviciding

Aug. 2, 2016

CDC issues travel guidance related to Miami neighborhood with active Zika spread
Several confirmed cases in Miami neighborhood prompts travel advisory

Washoe County property taxes due Aug. 15
Property owners can pay in person, online or via email.

Hazardous fire weather expected today
Red Flag Warning issued as Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District crews work several large fires.

July

July 29, 2016

August 11 Citizen Advisory Board Meeting
Opportunity to discuss planning projects in the South Valleys areas

Guilty Verdict In DUI Causing Death Case
District Attorney's Office Announces Guilty Verdict In Fatal DUI Case

July 28, 2016

Truckee Meadows Fire Update
Incident Command to be shifted at 8 a.m. Saturday

July 27, 2016

Washoe County is seeking public input on cargo containers and hoop houses
Community Services Department hosting workshop & open house Wednesday, Aug. 3.

July 26, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners accept $1.76 million grant to help victims of abuse and assault.

July 25, 2016

Crossroads Program wins National Award
More than 600 homeless clients have been helped since Crossroads’ inception in 2011.

July 21, 2016

Safari Club International returns to Reno Tahoe USA
Conservation group to hold its annual convention in Reno Tahoe for three consecutive years.

July 14, 2016

District Attorney's Office Veteran Training
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks hosts first of its kind veterans training

July 13, 2016

District Attorney Donates Forfeiture Funds
District Attorney Hicks Presents Join Together Northern Nevada With $10,000 Drug Forfeiture Fund Donation

Washoe County displaying two unique art exhibits
Burning Man art and Doors to Recovery featured at Washoe County buildings.

July 12, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve road improvements for pedestrians in Sun Valley.

July 7, 2016

Senior Services July Newsletter
Find events, menu and more information about Senior Services

July 6, 2016

Firefighters battled several small fires during the holiday weekend
Truckee Meadows Fire crews responded to 14 fires.

July 5, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Attempted Murder Case
District Attorney Announces Attempted Murder and Felony Battery Conviction

Animal Services reminds residents to check the shelter for lost pets
Tips to help find your pet.

July 1, 2016

Interested in having your voice heard? See openings for several Boards and Commissions
Parks & Wildlife among areas that have openings for the public

Washoe County administrative offices closed July 4
Make sure your pets are safe and not scared during the holiday.

June

June 30, 2016

Health District donates protective equipment to local agencies
New supplies will protect responders from infectious diseases and other health hazards

Summer fun in Sun Valley
Free Swim Day and Movie in the Park.

June 29, 2016

Guilty Verdict In Drug Trafficking Case
District Attorney's Office Announces Guilty Verdict In Methamphetamine Dealing Case

Fireworks: Illegal and extremely dangerous in Washoe County
Reminder about the importance of safety during the holiday weekend from Washoe County's public safety agencies.

Wildfire media briefing with Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Moore
TMFPD is hosting a pre-holiday safety briefing for our media partners.

Keep Your Pets Safe on the 4th of July
Nevada Humane Society and Animal Services remind residents the risks to pets this holiday

Sentencing Under Recently Changed Sex Offense Statute
Sparks Man Receives Prison Sentence For Lewdness Charge

June 28, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commissioners discuss proposal to extend congested area.

June 27, 2016

Bartley Ranch to host “Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin”
The exhibit explains the role of wild horses during the evolution and history of the American West.

Crossroads Program to Hold Awards Ceremony
Media invited to see individuals & businesses that have helped prevent homelessness

June 24, 2016

Washoe County Senior Day at the Barracuda Championship
All spectators 60 years of age or older get in free.

June 21, 2016

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Results from the 2016 Primary Election are official.

June 20, 2016

Local hospitality venues to be honored for smoke-free environments
Smoke-free indoor recreational space attracts solid customer base

June 17, 2016

Hawken Fire is 100 percent contained
Containment reached at 3 p.m.

Calling on the community for caring foster parents
Washoe County Social Services is looking for strong, loving foster parents.

June 16, 2016

Hawken Fire is 75 percent contained
Multiple agencies mopping up the burned area today.

June 15, 2016

News Updates on Hawken Fire near Caughlin Ranch
Hawken Fire is 20 percent contained.

June 14, 2016

Washoe County Primary Election News Update
Washoe County unofficial final voter turnout is 21.58 percent

June 13, 2016

More than 25,000 Washoe County residents voted early
Washoe County is ready to open all 78 polling locations on Primary Day.

June 10, 2016

Washoe County is ready to open all 78 polling locations on Primary Day
Early voting ends Friday at 6 p.m.

June 9, 2016

Keeping pets safe from the summer heat
Washoe County Regional Animal Services urges the public to leave their pets at home.

June 8, 2016

Habitual Criminal Sentencing
District Attorney Announces Life Sentence Sought After Recent Felony Conviction

Take in the tunes at the 2016 Summer Music Series
Free concert series kicks off with Motown R&B with Escalade.

June 7, 2016

South Truckee Meadows-Washoe Valley CAB Meeting set for Thursday at 6 p.m.
Meeting to be held at South Valleys Library

West Truckee Meadows Citizen Advisory Board
June 13 meeting includes review of Ridges of Hunter Creek Project

Dogs expected to appear in court
Paws 4 Love dogs and their handlers will meet the Sparks Justice Court judges.

June 6, 2016

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

Early voting ends Friday, June 10
Washoe County Registrar’s Office reports 12,218 people have early voted to date.

June 3, 2016

Food service workers and general public urged to attend food safety workshops
Proposed changes to be discussed in public forums

Enjoy live entertainment under the stars this summer
Galena Creek Regional Park presents Galena Campfire Programs every Friday evening.

Soak up the sights and sounds of nature in a Walk With Washoe
Explore Washoe County parks with County Manager John Slaughter.

June 2, 2016

DA's Office Announces Sentencing in 2014 Stabbing Murder
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Announces Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Stabbing Death of Reno Man

Free microchipping and low-cost vaccination clinic for pets
Clinic scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Paradise Park

Board of County Commissioners proclaims June as Flash Flood Awareness Month
Have a plan, assemble an emergency kit and be ready.

June 1, 2016

Health District begins mosquito abatement
Larviciding will cover 500 acres in Lemmon Valley, Kiley Ranch, South Meadows, and Damonte Ranch

Minimize risk during heat wave by following these simple steps
These actions can keep you safe during hot weather

Washoe County gives back to the community with a new garden at Glenn Duncan Elementary
Garden will serve as a place for students to learn and eat nutritious food.

May

May 31, 2016

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to sign historic agreement with Health District
Agreement will fast-track medications during public health emergencies

Donate to local seniors today
Stuff-a-Bus event helps seniors during Older Americans Month.

Glenn Duncan Elementary and Washoe County unveil new and improved community garden
Ribbon-cutting ceremony is at Glenn Duncan Elementary on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at 1 p.m.

May 27, 2016

Report on November 5, 2014 Officer Involved Shooting Incident
District Attorney Finds Officer Involved Shooting Was Justified Under Nevada Law

Juvenile Facing Murder Charge Certified As Adult
District Attorney Announces 16 Year Old Will Be Prosecuted As Adult

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

May 26, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Felony Eluding Trial
District Attorney's Office Secures Guilty Verdict in Felony Eluding a Peace Officer Case

May 25, 2016

Washoe County Library brings its Collection to Amazon
With a new browser extension, the library now comes to you.

Truckee Meadows Fire and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Prepare for Wildland Fires
Both agencies partner for wildfire training.

May 24, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve funds for County parks, senior services and veterans.

May 23, 2016

Sentencing in Victim Intimidation Case
Sun Valley Man Sentenced to Prison for Charge of Intimidating a Victim of Domestic Battery

Animal Services Newsletter
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Early Voting is underway
Find poll locations and hours here.

May 20, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Felony Battery and Assault Case
District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdict in Recent District Court Trial

Sentencing in Burglary and Shooting Case
District Attorney announces Reno man receives 10 years in prison for role in drive-by shooting and burglary

Proposed Amendments to the Regulations of the Washoe County District Board of Health Governing Food Establishments
Proposed updates to the current regulations

Assistant County Manager Joey Orduna Hastings becomes CEO at NCJFCJ
New role starts in July

May 18, 2016

County sells Sky Ranch Park property to support economic development
Money from the sale will go toward future park needs in Spanish Springs.

May 17, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Top five things to know about the approved Washoe County Budget.

2016 Bike Week activities roll on
Check www.washoebike.org for activities running through Saturday

Board of Fire Commissioners meeting highlights
Commissioners accept the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Consolidated Budget.

Environmental Health Services to offer Free Food Safety Workshops
Topic: No Bare Hand Contact with Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Foods

May 16, 2016

Get free admission to Nevada State Parks on June 11
Free day access and fishing available to residents and visitors

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

Volunteer Senior Ambassador Program aims to reach seniors in rural areas
New Washoe County Senior Services program needs volunteers.

May 13, 2016

Boat Ramp at Sand Harbor open for the season
Larger boats will be able to launch soon.

May 12, 2016

Library Board of Trustees Recruitment
Applications are being accepted through May 29, 2016.

Teaming up to help the seniors of Washoe County and their pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society partner to provide pet resources to seniors.

May 11, 2016

Downtown Reno Library Turns 50
Some might say she doesn't look a day over 29!

Poison prevention experts to hold seminars in Reno
Trainings will address several topics and offer Continuing Education Credits

May 10, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners approve more than $2 million for additional shelter for the homeless.

May 9, 2016

Stuff-a-Bus donation drive to help seniors during Older Americans Month
Washoe County partners with City of Reno and RTC for Senior Giving program

Deadline to register to vote is May 14
Big Vote Little Excuse: What’s your excuse not to vote?

May 6, 2016

Be prepared for wildfire
Create unity and get your community prepared for wildfire season.

May 5, 2016

Reno Man Convicted in Felony Domestic Violence Jury Trial
District Attorney’s Chris Hicks Announces Reno Man Convicted on Felony Domestic Violence Charges

Free microchipping and low-cost vaccination clinic for pets
Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 4, 2016

Washoe County is seeking public input on code relating to accessory structures on vacant property
Community Services Department hosting workshop and open house Thursday, May 12, 2016.

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

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime and celebrate Foster Parent Appreciation Month
Washoe County Social Services and the Nevada Wolf Pack recognizing local foster and adoptive parents at game.

May 3, 2016

Call for Makers is Open for the 3rd Annual Reno Mini Maker Faire
Do you have a project or idea to share? We want to hear about it. The application can be found here: https://makerfairereno.com/makers/call-for-makers. Call for makers runs through, June 10, 2016.

Deadline to register to vote is May 14
Big Vote Little Excuse: What’s your excuse not to vote?

May 2, 2016

Listen up and learn how to survive a wildfire
TMFPD hosts the Palomino Valley Community Fire Safety Fair Saturday, May 7, 2016.

April

April 29, 2016

National Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2 - 6
Local air quality affects how we live and breathe

Local government leaders meeting to discuss homeless issues
Washoe County Commissioners, Reno City Council and Sparks City Council meeting May 2, 2016.

April 28, 2016

Washoe County Community Services Team Answers Community Questions at Lake Tahoe
Road maintenance, trails, and environmental projects highlighted at May 3 meeting

Washoe County to begin Older Americans Month celebration
Public welcome to opening ceremony set for Friday, April 29

Library In-Service Days approved by Library Board
May 19 first quarterly 1/2 day In-service day for Washoe County Libraries

April 27, 2016

Washoe County Health District meetings to be televised
Tune in starting today

April 26, 2016

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commissioners get status report on FY 2016-17 recommended budget.

April 20, 2016

Upcoming Incline Village Crystal Bay CAB Meeting
Apr. 25 in Incline Village

April 19, 2016

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commission recognizes volunteers from Leadership Reno-Sparks for helping with Kids Kottage remodel.

Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting Highlights
TMFPD is building two new water tender fire trucks to help fight brushfires.

April 18, 2016

Conviction in Burglary Case
District Attorney Seeking Habitual Criminal Status for Man Previously Convicted of Multiple Burglary and Drug Charges

DA Report On Officer Involved Shooting
District Attorney Hicks Releases Report on August 2015 Officer Involved Shooting of Russell Roberts

Volunteers needed for Great Community Cleanup Day at Peavine Mountain
Cleanup is scheduled for April 30

Truckee Meadows Healthy Communities holds PhotoVoice event
Images reveal impressions youth have about health in our community

April 15, 2016

Beautiful Time Lapse Video Shows Progress of New Medical Examiner's Office
Building set to open in December 2016

Teaming up to help Washoe County seniors and their pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society partner to provide seniors resources for their pets.

April 14, 2016

Animal Services Newsletter
Animal Services monthly newsletter

April 13, 2016

Remembering Sierra Fire Chief Mike Greene
A memorial service for former SFPD Chief Mike Greene is Saturday, April 16, 2016.

April 12, 2016

Sentencing in Lewdness Case
District Attorney Announces Life Sentence for Child Lewdness Case

Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting highlights
Washoe County Registrar of Voters approves additional polling places for Primary Election.

April 11, 2016

Washoe County reports first confirmed Zika case
Symptoms consistent with Zika virus developed after returning from travel to El Salvador.

April 8, 2016

Government surplus auction to be held Saturday
Among items available include vehicles, heavy equipment and more.

Man sentenced to 18 years to life for June 2015 sexual assault
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Washoe County Man to 18 years to Life for Sexual Assault

April 6, 2016

Conviction on Felony Burglary and Forgery Charges
District Attorney's Office Announces Conviction of Man After Two Day Trial and Intent to Seek Habitual Criminal Sentence

April 4, 2016

Forest Service to use sheep to reduce fuels
Grazing will happen at several places including Arrowcreek, Thomas Creek and White Creek.

Library Events Week of April 17
Catch it all at the Washoe County Library

April 1, 2016

Washoe County joins NACo in celebrating National County Government Month
April is National County Government Month.

Small areas of two local parks will close temporarily
Link Piazzo Dog Park and a portion of Bartley Ranch Regional Park will close April 4, 2016.

March

March 31, 2016

April Library Newsletter
National Library Week: Libraries Transform

Washoe County Assessor’s Office releases data on 2016/2017 property valuation appeals
Assessor’s Office resolves most taxpayer valuation concerns prior to official hearings.

March 30, 2016

Spring Food for Fines at the Library
Helping to feed the hungry is a win for our community.

Women’s Tea Party honors community leaders and philanthropists
Washoe County Assistant Manager to be honored.

Free legal consultations available
Lawyer in the Library event Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

March 29, 2016

Volunteers needed for Spring Cleanup Day at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum
Help get Washoe County’s public garden ready for spring on Saturday, April 9.

March 28, 2016

Trash collection interrupted by weather
Waste Management of Nevada customers may experience service interruptions.

March 25, 2016

Boys & Girls Club hosting 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt
Will be held at Washoe County's Sun Valley Regional Park

Teaming up to help the homeless of Washoe County and their pets
Washoe County Regional Animal Services and Nevada Humane Society partner to provide pet resources.

March 24, 2016

Reno-Tahoe Hotel Revenues Showing Double-Digit Increases
RSCVA Says Rooms, Rates and Revenues are All Trending Upward.

Washoe County is seeking applicants to serve on Planning Commission
Vacancy is to represent Commission District 3 on the Planning Commission.

District Attorney's Office Announces Verdict in Battery Causing Substantial Bodily Harm Trial
Reno man found guilty of battery causing substantial bodily harm after three day trial.

March 23, 2016

District Attorney's Office Announces Verdict in Felony DUI Trial
Reno man found guilty of felony DUI after two day trial

Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office now offering electronic sample ballots.
Electronic sample ballots are environmentally-friendly and save tax payer dollars.

March 22, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
VIDEO: Commissioners approve school financing question for November ballot & more

March 16, 2016

District Attorney's Office to Play Charity Basketball Game
District Attorney's Office Taking on Public Defenders in Charity Basketball Game to Benefit Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation

Multi-use pasture at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park reopens
Off-leash dog park has reopened.

Washoe County scores high in 2016 County Health Rankings
Area scores third and fifth healthiest for health factors and health outcomes, respectively

March 15, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Board of County Commissioners proclaims March 31, 2016, as Cesar Chavez Day.

Highlights from the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting
Board of Fire Commissioners approves Regional HazMat Agreement.

March 11, 2016

Influenza cases on the rise in Washoe County
Persons can still get vaccinated to prevent illness

March 10, 2016

Annual health rankings of Nevada counties to be released
Washoe County one of the healthiest in Nevada

March 9, 2016

Sun Valley offers fun for everyone
Come enjoy various activities at Gepford Park in Sun Valley.

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park unveils a spectacular new art exhibit
The Wild Blossoms exhibit is on display March 13 through May 15, 2016.

March 4, 2016

Sanitation tree removal program is underway in Lemmon Valley
Juniper trees will be targeted for removal.

March 1, 2016

Know the Code Burn Code Season Ends with fewer unhealthy days
Open burning in unincorporated Washoe County also has restrictions

February

Feb. 29, 2016

Voice your opinion and make a difference on Citizen Advisory Boards in Washoe County
Recruitment for open positions ends April 1, 2016.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to permit open burning
Open burning allowed beginning March 1, 2016.

Feb. 26, 2016

Health District promotes CDC advice for travel
Spring Break and Olympic travelers advised to be cautious in Zika active countries

Washoe County property taxes are due
Payments are due March 7, 2016.

Feb. 24, 2016

March Library Newsletter
Spring in to your local library this March.

Feb. 23, 2016

Guilty Verdict in Felony Domestic Battery Trial
District Attorney's Office Announces Guilty Verdict In Felony Domestic Battery Trial

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Statistics show Alternative Sentencing Department is helping offenders and the community.

Feb. 22, 2016

Voting Rights and Mock Voting Event for Individuals with Disabilities
The event is Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at 10 a.m.

Feb. 21, 2016

Statement from Commission Chair Kitty Jung on the passing of Senator Debbie Smith
Smith passed away on Sunday

Feb. 19, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meetings
BCC approves the process to adopt Medical Marijuana Establishment regulations.

NBC Sports to air one hour show in March featuring the National Championship Air Races
The 53rd National Championship Air Races will be held September 14-18, 2016

Washoe County receives GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
This is the 14th year Washoe County has received this award.

Feb. 17, 2016

Free Family Health Festival slated for February 29
Activity will provide several health services at no charge

Feb. 16, 2016

Answer the call and volunteer to respond to emergencies in your communities
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is now recruiting volunteer firefighters.

Feb. 12, 2016

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed Feb. 15 for Presidents' Day
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Feb. 11, 2016

DUI Sentencing
Reno Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Third Felony DUI Conviction

Washoe County is seeking the public’s input on code relating to wineries
Community Services Department is hosting a public workshop Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016.

Feb. 9, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
BCC approves the process to adopt Medical Marijuana Establishment regulations.

WCDA Scam Alert
District Attorney's Office Warns Of Possible New Twist In Recent Scam

Friends of ArrowCreek Pays Off Washoe County Debt
Final payment submitted Jan. 28.

Feb. 8, 2016

Vegas Man Sentenced As Habitual Criminal
District Attorney Announces Sentencing Of Vegas Man to 25 Year Prison Term

Feb. 5, 2016

Second Judicial District Court warns residents about ongoing phone scams involving jury service
Beware of scammers posing as Washoe County Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Feb. 4, 2016

Washoe County parks now accepting seasonal job applications
Job applications and information are available online.

Report Released on September 2014 Officer Involved Shooting
District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces New Public OIS Reporting Process to Increase Transparency, Releases Report on September 2014 Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Feb. 3, 2016

Guilty Verdict in DUI Trial
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdict in Recent DUI Trial

Mojra Hauenstein named to newly created Washoe County Business Facilitator position
The Business Facilitator will act as a concierge service, helping businesses in Washoe County.

January

Feb. 1, 2016

Trash collection interrupted by winter weather
Waste Management of Nevada customers may experience service interruptions due to recent winter storm

Jan. 29, 2016

Power Restored to South Valleys Library
Update: Power has been restored and the South Valleys Library will be open until the scheduled closing time at 6 p.m.

South Valleys Library Closed for the Day
South Valleys Library closed due to a weather related power outage.

Concurrent Meeting to discuss Regional Flood Project
Meeting to be held Feb. 1 at Reno City Hall.

A message from the new and former Chair of the Board of County Commissioners
On Jan. 12, Kitty Jung was elected Chair in a unanimous vote by the Board of County Commissioners. Read her letter and Marsha Berkbigler's reflection on a successful 2015.

Jan. 27, 2016

TRPA releases Draft Active Transportation Plan for Tahoe
Transportation plan identifies transportation infrastructure upgrades.

Reno City Council and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners each approve fire services lawsuit settlement
Both parties agree to abide by terms of the Interlocal Agreement

Jan. 26, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Board approves purchase of a new absentee ballot counting system for the 2016 election cycle.

TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners approves fire services lawsuit settlement
Reno City Council will discuss and possibly approve settlement at Wednesday’s meeting.

Jan. 25, 2016

February Library Newsletter
Love your library in February

Jan. 21, 2016

Reno City Council and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners to review fire services lawsuit settlement
Media availability planned for January 27, 2016, pending dual approval of settlement.

REMSA, Washoe County Social Services reminds families to create safe sleep environment for children
Four infant fatalities in six-week period.

Friends of Washoe County Library Donates $145,000
Volunteer efforts turn into money for eBooks, programs, technology and more.

Jan. 20, 2016

Habitual Criminal Sentencing
District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Washoe Man as Habitual Criminal

May Arboretum offers horticulture training for volunteers
Learn the basics of gardening and plant life in the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Jan. 15, 2016

Sentencing in 2014 Sparks Murder
District Attorneys Office Announces Sentencing in Sparks Murder Case

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Jan. 13, 2016

Board of County Commissioners elect new leadership
Kitty Jung elected Chair, Bob Lucey is new Vice Chair.

Jan. 12, 2016

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioner Kitty Jung elected Washoe County Commission Chair.

Jan. 11, 2016

Washoe County hosts “Always Lost: A Meditation on War”
It’s the last week to view an exhibit honoring our veterans at the County Complex.

Judge Patrick Flanagan unanimously elected Chief Judge for the Second Judicial District Court
Flanagan promises to focus on providing access to justice for those in need of legal help.

Jan. 7, 2016

Judge Pearson named Politician of the Year
Human Services Network to Honor Area’s Most Dedicated Humanitarians at 27th Annual Human Services Awards

Come in from the Cold programs at Bartley Ranch Park
Come in from the Cold features music programs beginning Jan. 9, 2016.

Jan. 5, 2016

More Open Hours for Libraries
Washoe County Library patrons now have more to look forward to on Mondays.

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December

Dec. 31, 2015

County manager, TMFPD on hand at Gerlach Fire Station
Fire and EMS services available 24-7

Dec. 30, 2015

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

Dec. 28, 2015

Washoe County property taxes due
Payments will be accepted without penalty through Jan. 14

Dec. 24, 2015

Washoe County offices closed due to inclement weather
Washoe County Clerk’s Office will remain open.

Letter from County Manager to Gerlach residents
TMFPD firefighters and paramedics will be placed in Gerlach.

Waste Management helps keep Washoe County clean with Residential Dump Days
Residential Dump Days are Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sun. Jan. 10, 2016.

Dec. 23, 2015

Sentencings In Residential and ID Theft Cases
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Sentencings in Connection with Burglary and ID Theft Ring

Magnitude 4.4 strongest in series of earthquakes
Quakes centered six miles south of downtown, minor damage reported.

Are You Earthquake Prepared?
During an earthquake, remember to immediately drop, cover, and hold on.

Dec. 22, 2015

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

Dec. 21, 2015

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District team up for Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Since 2003, more than 100,000 trees have been recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling program.

Washoe County hosts “Always Lost: A Meditation on War”
See the exhibit honoring our veterans at the County Complex through Jan. 15, 2016.

Dec. 18, 2015

Happy Holidays From Washoe County
Watch our digital Washoe County Holiday Card

Dec. 17, 2015

Health District receives funding for strategic planning
One of 23 agencies selected for funding from CDC to look at accreditation

Reno Man Found Guilty of Robbery and ADW Charges
District Attorney's Office Announces Reno Man Convicted of Robbery and Multiple Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

Dec. 16, 2015

Sentencing of Reno Man to Life Term
District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Reno Man to Life Term for Child Exploitation Charge

Board of County Commissioners proclaims support for the Reno Rodeo Foundation’s Denim Drive
Denim Drive donations help pay for children’s clothing at Washoe County Social Services.

Dec. 15, 2015

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District audit report shows District is financially sound
Fire Chief Charlie Moore says Truckee Meadows Fire is positioned well for the future.

Washoe County begins construction of new Medical Examiner’s Office
New state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open December 2016.

Dec. 14, 2015

Groundbreaking for new Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Facility and Office
You are invited for the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 10, 2015

Groundbreaking for new Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office
You are invited for the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.

Dec. 8, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Human Services Agency calls two programs a sweeping success for foster children and the homeless.

Washoe County gains EPA Air Quality Attainment Designation
In compliance for first time since adoption of the 1970 Clean Air Act Amendments

Dec. 7, 2015

Animal Services and the Health District urge pet owners to vaccinate and license pets.
Community forum at the Washoe County Health District Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

Dec. 4, 2015

Sparks Library open today
Power restored and the library will be open again at its regular time of 10 a.m.

Second Judicial District Court teams up with Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Residents can drop off food donations at two locations.

Dec. 3, 2015

Sparks Library closed for the day
Sparks library closed while fire crews repair downed power line.

Dec. 1, 2015

Sun Valley Community Meeting, Dec. 3
Opportunity to discuss potential medical marijuana dispensary move into Sun Valley

November

Nov. 30, 2015

Washoe County teams up with forestry agencies to spread Christmas cheer
Christmas trees for foster, adoptive and military families.

Cooperative Extension offers free radon test kits
Winter is the best time to test homes for cancer-causing gas.

December Library Newsletter
The Holidays are in full swing at libraries across Washoe County

Washoe County hosts “Always Lost: A Meditation on War”
Opening ceremony for exhibit honoring veterans is Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m.

Nov. 25, 2015

Washoe County hosts “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” exhibit
Opening ceremony for exhibit honoring veterans is Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m.

Nov. 24, 2015

Source of E. coli contamination at Reno Provisions addressed
Food manufacturer cooperating with Health District

Special people need special winter plans
Now is the time to prepare for emergencies

Nov. 23, 2015

Nevada's Washoe County renews $144.6 million retirement savings plan with MassMutual
County sponsors 457(b) and 401(a) defined contribution plans for the county’s employees

Holiday Food Safety
Prevent foodborne illness by following these guidelines

Washoe County administrative offices and libraries closed Nov. 26-27
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Nov. 20, 2015

Source of E. coli outbreak in Reno identified
Investigation shifts to food manufacturer

Washoe County Man Sentenced to Same Term in Prison after Retrial
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Washoe County Man after Retrial.

Washoe County partners with City of Reno, RTC for Senior Giving program
Community encouraged to donate new, unused items

Be smart and safe while cooking this Thanksgiving
Only use a turkey fryer outside and away from your home.

Nov. 19, 2015

New Library Director Appointed
Washoe County Library Board welcomes Jeff Scott as the Library Director. He will start on December 14, 2015.

Judge David Hardy elected to the American Law Institute
Judge David Hardy becomes one of 73 new ALI members inducted in October 2015.

Nov. 18, 2015

Child Sex Predator Receives Multiple LIfe Sentences
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Sparks Man to Multiple Life Sentences

Meet and mingle with turkeys
Open house at Rancho Park offers crafts, fun stories and a scavenger hunt.

Nov. 17, 2015

Northern Nevada celebrates the Great American Smokeout
People across northern Nevada are encouraged to quit smoking on November 19

Highlights from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission recognizes November as National Caregivers Month.

Sheriff's Office sees increase in calls concerning telephone tax scams
Residents advised to stay alert.

Nov. 16, 2015

Washoe County Fraud Check Diversion Program
District Attorney's Office Updates Fraud Check Program

Nov. 13, 2015

Washoe County Commission’s statement supporting Sparks Mayor Geno Martini
Washoe County Commission Chair expresses support for Sparks Mayor.

"Always Lost" war exhibit open to public
Supporting those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Nov. 12, 2015

Sentencing of Reno Man on Child Abuse and Kidnapping Charges
District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Reno Man on Charges of Child Abuse and Kidnapping of 7 Year Old Boy

Senior Services Citizen Advisory Board is recruiting board members
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015.

Nov. 10, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commission approves Free Pet Microchip Program for all Washoe County residents.

Washoe County Health District closes for Veterans Day
Reopens for regular business Thursday, Nov. 12

Washoe County announces closures due to power outage
Sparks and Sun Valley Senior Centers will not serve lunch Tuesday. Sparks library closed.

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Veterans Day
County Clerk’s Office remains open.

Wolf Pack to celebrate National Adoption Month with Washoe County Social Services
Saturday's Matchup with San Jose State will provide fans a chance to support the cause.

Nov. 9, 2015

Teaming up to help vets with pets
Nevada Humane Society and Washoe County Regional Animal Services partner to provide pet resources.

Nov. 5, 2015

Washoe County CAC and Deputy District Attorneys Recognized
District Attorney Announces Child Advocacy Center and Deputy District Attorney's Office Recognized for Work on Behalf of Children

Meet and mingle with turkeys
Open house at Rancho Park offers crafts, fun stories and a scavenger hunt.

Nov. 4, 2015

Join us as we honor our veterans
Pancake breakfast and ceremony for veterans Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

Join us as we honor our veterans
Pancake breakfast and ceremony for veterans Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

Nov. 3, 2015

Sentencing of Man Who Disrupted Local Government Meeting
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Fallon Man for Disturbing a Meeting to 180 Days in Jail, Suspended

Nevada Flood Awareness Week
Governor Sandoval declares Nevada Flood Awareness Week.

October

Oct. 29, 2015

Sentencing of Sparks Man to Life terms
District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Sparks Man to Life Terms for Sexual Offenses Committed Against a Child

Washoe County administrative offices closed for Nevada Day
County Clerk’s Reno office remains open.

Oct. 28, 2015

Food for Fines is back
From November 1-30, return library materials and help to feed the hungry in our community.

Get ready to “Keep It Clean. Know the Code”
Wood burning season brings restrictions for some Washoe County residents beginning November 1.

Oct. 27, 2015

Top 5 things from the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
County Commission approves funds to help seniors with housing, transportation and nutritious meals.

November Library Newsletter
Free resources, programs and your chance to feed the hungry in November

Sentencing in Manslaughter Case
District Attorney's Office Announces Sentencing in Incline Killing

Oct. 26, 2015

Registration Open for Gingerbread House Competition
Festival set for Dec. 12 at Wilbur D. May Museum

Oct. 23, 2015

Truckee Meadows Water Authority to discuss Water Resource Plan with residents
Public open house meetings start Nov. 9.

Oct. 21, 2015

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District allows open burning
Open burning allowed from Oct. 21 to Oct. 31, 2015.

Oct. 20, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Commissioners proclaim October 2015 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sentencing on Robbery of Elderly Victim
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Pair Sentenced to Prison Terms for Robbery of Elderly Sparks Man

Board of Fire Commissioners approves changes to TMFPD’s Volunteer Fire Program
New measures will make the Volunteer Fire Program stronger and citizens safer.

Oct. 16, 2015

Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler hosting a District Forum
Join Commissioner Berkbigler to discuss various issues in your district.

Oct. 14, 2015

Join Washoe County park rangers for Fall Photo Hikes this fall
Explore a different trail each week and don’t forget the camera

Commissioner Bob Lucey to hold a District Forum and donate to South Valleys Library
Commissioner Lucey hosts a District Forum to discuss several topics.

Oct. 13, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Washoe County partners with the Wolf Pack for adoption awareness campaign.

Oct. 12, 2015

Vaccinate and microchip your furry friend
Free microchipping and low-cost vaccination and licensing clinics for pets.

Oct. 9, 2015

2016 Nevada Radon Poster Contest offers cash prizes
Poster contest deadline is fast approaching.

Oct. 8, 2015

I/M Subcommittee and Committee Meetings Notice and Agenda for October 13, 2015
The Advisory Committee on the Control of Emissions from Motor Vehicles will be holding a committee meeting and a subcommittee meeting on October 13, 2015.

Sentencing of Sparks Man on Sexual Assault Charge
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Sparks Man to Life In Prison For Sexual Assault Charge

Commissioners Lucey and Berkbigler host District Forums
Residents encouraged to attend

Reno Man Found Guilty of Battery on a Reno Police Officer
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Announces Conviction of Reno Man on Battery Charge for Spitting on Police Officer

Be a firefighter for a day
Fire Ops 101 gives you a chance to face real life emergency scenarios.

Oct. 7, 2015

Now is the time to register to vote
Register to vote at the Washoe County Registrar’s Office.

Oct. 6, 2015

Library Unveils Idea Boxes at South Valleys Library
Get creative, learn, build, paint and much more at this free event on Saturday, October 10

Oct. 5, 2015

Volunteers of America and City of Reno unveil Reno Works program
New employment program helps homeless shelter residents obtain housing.

Oct. 2, 2015

Reno Man Found Guilty of Possession of Stolen Vehicle
Washoe County District Attorney Announces Guilty Verdict in Possession Of Stolen Vehicle Case

Fallon Man Pleads Guilty to Disturbing Meeting
Washoe County District Attorney's Office Announces Man Pleads Guilty to Disturbing Joint Meeting

Reno Man Sentenced As Habitual Criminal
District Attorney's Office Announces Man Sentenced as Habitual Criminal

Washoe County property taxes due October 5, 2015
Payments will be accepted without penalty through Oct. 15, 2015.

September

Sept. 28, 2015

October Library Newsletter
Explore the magic of your local library in October

Northern Nevada workshop prepares regional partners for winter
2015 Northern Nevada Regional Snow Workshop is Sept. 29-30.

Sept. 24, 2015

Remember your pets when planning for emergencies
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Sept. 23, 2015

District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Man to Life Terms for Lewdness Charges
District Attorney Chris Hicks announces sentencing of Sparks man to two consecutive life terms for lewdness charges

Washoe County Health District to hold Fee Schedule Workshops
First meetings slated for September 29 and 30

Free microchipping and low-cost vaccination clinic for pets
Clinic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015.

Sept. 22, 2015

City of Reno and TMFPD Board of Fire Commissioners approve automatic aid agreement
New automatic aid agreement takes effect Oct. 1, 2015.

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Board approves agreement for free pet assistance programs to help seniors care for their pets.

District Attorney's Office Gains Murder Conviction After Jury Trial
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks announced today the conviction of a Washoe County man on a charge of first degree murder

Washoe County and its partners take a stand to prevent older adult falls
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day brings communities together in support of healthy aging.

Sept. 18, 2015

City of Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to consider Automatic Aid Agreement
Press conference scheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Sept. 17, 2015

Go back in time for a tribute to judges of the past
You are invited to a reception Friday, Sept. 17.

Washoe County is ready to help with the Reno Big Dig
17th Annual Reno Big Dig is Saturday, Sept. 19.

Dogs get a play day at the water park on Sunday, September 20
Melio Gaspari Water Play Park goes to the dogs before closing for 2015 season.

Sept. 16, 2015

Child Sex Predator Pled Guilty
Child Sex Predator to Receive Three Life Sentences

Reno area park gets a makeover from AAA volunteers
Volunteer restoration and donation help enrich Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Washoe County residents should stay informed during disasters
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Sept. 15, 2015

Highlights from Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
The Board proclaims September 2015 as Hunger Action Month.

West Nile virus still present in Washoe County
Practice prevention to keep from being bitten

The Great May Center Pumpkin Walk is Coming!
Great May Center Pumpkin Walk features more than 500 hand-carved pumpkins.

Eide Bailly partners with CrossReno to provide restoration efforts at Rancho San Rafael
CrossReno event expected to attract more than 400 cyclists.

Sept. 14, 2015

District Attorney Announces Sentencing of Man on Lewdness Charges
Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks Announces Sentencing of Reno Man to Two Life Terms for Lewdness with a Child

Information regarding medical marijuana
Answers to frequently asked questions.

Sept. 11, 2015

Wasp nest being treated at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Dozens of people stung at The Great Reno Balloon Race.

Sept. 10, 2015

Watch Board of County Commission meetings online
The BCC meets three times a month.

Sept. 9, 2015

Workshop on fair housing scheduled
Workshop will cover housing, location choice, barriers to fair housing and much more.

Washoe County residents should have an emergency kit
County Emergency Manager reminds residents how to prepare for an emergency.

Sept. 8, 2015

Top 5 things you need to know about the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting
Washoe County partners with the Wolf Pack for adoption awareness campaign.

Sept. 4, 2015

Washoe County Health District Warns of Cucumber Related Salmonella Outbreak
Washoe County Health District warning not to eat cucumbers distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce due to health risk.

Washoe County Recorder Larry Burtness receives prestigious NACRC Award
Mr. Burtness receives Linda S. Carter Award.

Safety tips for barbecue enthusiasts
TMFPD warns about dangers of grilling and provides several safety tips.

Sept. 3, 2015

Child Sex Predator Pleads Guilty
WASHOE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES CHILD SEX PREDATOR TO RECEIVE TWO LIFE SENTENCES

District 2 Citizen Advisory Board Sept Meeting
South Truckee Meadows Washoe Valley CAB meets Sept. 10, 2015

Spanish Springs Citizen Advisory Board September Meeting
Spanish Springs CAB meets at the Spanish Springs Library Sept 9 at 6 pm

Washoe County administrative offices closed September 7
County Clerk’s Reno Office remains open.

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. 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.

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

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.

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 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 Washoe 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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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.