2017 Announcements

February

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.

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

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.

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

Feb. 8, 2017

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

Job Opening for Operations Superintendent - CSD / Roads
Job Alert - Operations Superintendent - CSD / Roads - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

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

Residents should prepare for wet weather
Sand and sandbags are available in unincorporated Washoe County.

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.