2017 Announcements

April

Apr. 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.

Apr. 27, 2017

Job Alert for Senior Technology Systems Technician
Job Alert - Senior Technology Systems Technician - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Job Alert for Technology Systems Technician I / II
Job Alert - Technology Systems Technician I / II - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Apr. 26, 2017

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

Job Alert for Carpenter
Job Alert - Carpenter - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Apr. 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.

Bruka's Theatre for Children Presents: Grimm VIII - The Bremen Town Musicians, May 24 - June 14
Join This Interactive and Amusing Program.

Great Basin Young Chautauqua May 13 - June 3
Come out and see these great performers at your library.

Apr. 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

Apr. 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

Apr. 20, 2017

Job Alert for Forensic Medical Transcriber
Job Alert - Forensic Medical Transcriber - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Job Alert for Assistant Medical Examiner
Job Alert - Assistant Medical Examiner - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Apr. 19, 2017

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

Apr. 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

Job Alert for Building Permit Technician
Job Alert - Building Permit Technician - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Apr. 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.

Entrepreneurs Need Data! April 24
Free Seminar on finding sales leads, marketing trends and more using free library resources.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 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

PLARNit Project: Learn About Creative Ways to Reuse Plastic Grocery Bags
A fun hands on program focused on helping to save the environment.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 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.

Apr. 5, 2017

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

See Magician Larry Wilson April 14 - June 10
Local Magician Returns With Mind-Blowing Magic Program.

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

Job Alert - for Seasonal Park Positions
Job Alert -Seasonal Park Positions- Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Apr. 3, 2017

Global Heat Present: Rhymes and Beats April 10 - April 15, 2017
Interactive hip hop performance with touring artists Global Heat.

March

Mar. 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

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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

Mar. 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

Join the District Board of Health
County Commission is accepting applications through April 7.

Washoe County is seeking applications to serve on the Washoe County Open Space and Regional Parks Commission.
Vacancies are to represent Commission Districts 1 and 3.

Mar. 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.

Mar. 22, 2017

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

Mar. 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

Mar. 20, 2017

Food for Fines Is Back! April 1 - April 30, 2017
Help feed the hungry while you take care of your overdue fines.

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.

Mar. 17, 2017

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

Mar. 16, 2017

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

Job Alert for Division Director - Environmental Health Services
Job Alert - Division Director - Environmental Health Services - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Mar. 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

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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.

Washoe County to host community meeting for Lemmon Valley residents
You're invited to the community meeting Thursday at North Valleys High School.

Mar. 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.

Job Opening for Social Services Case Manager II
Job Alert - Social Services Case Manager II - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Job Opening for Social Worker III
Job Alert - Social Worker III - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Mar. 3, 2017

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

Mar. 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.

Mar. 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.

Brain Awareness Events At Several Locations March 12-23
Are you aware of your brain? Here's a program for all you brainiacs!

Helene Berr: A Stolen Life - March 1 through April 30, 2017
Washoe County Library System is proud to host this traveling exhibit from Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris.

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. 24, 2017

Library banned this book ... you won't believe what happened next!
With the explosion of Information sources on the internet, it is more important than ever to brush up on your media literacy skills.

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.

Washoe County Library System Holds Staff Development Day
Most Libraries Will Open at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Feb. 6, 2017

All Washoe County Libraries Closed for Presidents' Day Holiday
All Libraries Closed Monday, February, 20, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

January

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. 31, 2017

You Can't Eat Freedom: Struggles for Social Justice After the Civil Rights Movement
Join UNR Professor Greta de Jong at one of four free programs.

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.

Friends of Washoe County Library Donate $125,000
Donation Acknowledged at the January 18, 2017 Library Board of Trustees Meeting.

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

North Valleys Library Open House - January 25, 2017
Please Join Us To Celebrate the Newly Renovated North Valleys Library.

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

Community Raises Over $20,000 for Early Literacy
The Inaugural Give the Gift of Reading Campaign is a Huge Success, raising needed funds for children's books.

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.

Incline Village Library Will Remain Closed-Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Incline Village Library Branch will remain closed on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Incline Village Library Closed Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Incline Village Library Branch will remain closed on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

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

All Washoe County Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday
All Libraries Closed Monday, January 16, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

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. 7, 2017

All Washoe County Libraries Closed Monday January 9
Due to flooding in the region, all Washoe County offices, including all libraries, will be closed on Monday, January 9. We anticipate all locations will resume regular hours on Tuesday.

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.

Free Radon Programs Offered At Several Local Washoe County Libraries
January Is National Radon Action Month.

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.

March

Nov. 17, 2016

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

Aug. 10, 2016

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

Jun. 20, 2016

Job Alert for Jail Cook
Job Alert - Jail Cook - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Sep. 11, 2015

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