2017 Announcements

August

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

All Washoe County Libraries Closed On Labor Day, September 4, 2017.
North Valleys Library Is Also Closed on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, September 24 - 30, 2017
Words Have Power. Read A Banned Book Today!

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
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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

Job Opening for Purchasing & Contracts Manager
Job Alert - Purchasing & Contracts Manager - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Aug. 16, 2017

Job Opening for Public Administrator Estate Investigator
Job Alert - Public Administrator Estate Investigator - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

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

Job Opening for Building Inspector
Job Alert - Building Inspector - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

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

Duncan Traner Community Library Celebrates Milestone Anniversary and Returns to Normal Hours
Join Them at a Party on August 6!

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

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

Jul. 31, 2017

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

Jul. 28, 2017

All Washoe County Libraries are out of eclipse glasses!
Make Science Fun with the Great American Eclipse.

Jul. 27, 2017

Lemmon Valley Recovery Update
Letter to Residents.

Job Opening for Plans Examiner Supervisor
Job Alert - Plans Examiner Supervisor - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Job Opening for Medium Equipment Operator
Job Alert - Medium Equipment Operator - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

Jul. 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

Job Opening for Senior Accountant (Health Benefits/Finance)
Job Alert - Senior Accountant (Health Benefits/Finance) - Open Competitive / Countywide Promotional recruitment

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

Jul. 25, 2017

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

Jul. 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

Jul. 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

Jul. 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

Jul. 12, 2017

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

Jul. 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

Library Night with the Reno Aces, August 21, 2017
One Lucky Young Reader Will Throw Out the First Pitch!

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

Jul. 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

Jul. 7, 2017

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

Jul. 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

Jul. 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

Jun. 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

Jun. 27, 2017

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

Jun. 26, 2017

All Washoe County Libraries Closed On Independence Day Holiday
All Washoe County Libraries Closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

Jun. 23, 2017

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

Jun. 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

Jun. 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

Jun. 20, 2017

Mad Science Traveling Laboratory Present: Fire and Ice, July 10 - 16
Be Dazzled While Interacting With Mad Scientists.

Learn To Code At The Library!
Washoe County Library System Offers Fun Ways To Learn Computer Programming.

Jun. 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

Jun. 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.

Jun. 12, 2017

Washoe Reads: The Orphan Master’s Son, June 30 – September 14, 2017
Washoe County Library System Celebrates a Community-Wide Read!

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

Jun. 9, 2017

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

Jun. 7, 2017

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

The Biggest Little Bug Adventure with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies
Discover Nevada’s amazing arthropods during this hands-on summer long program.

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

Jun. 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.

Jun. 5, 2017

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

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

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

Jun. 2, 2017

The Amazing Little Old Man and the Search for the Bluebird of Happiness
Presented by Izzi Tooinsky at Various Library Locations in June.

Jun. 1, 2017

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

Ready, Set, Explore: “Walk with Washoe” steps into action
Take strides to explore parks and trails with Washoe County staff

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

May

May. 31, 2017

Build a Better World: Summer Reading Program 2017
Kick off summer by signing up today!

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

Library Board of Trustees Approve New Convenient Hours
New Permanent Hours at the Verdi Community Library and Nature Center and Temporary Summer Hours at the Duncan/Traner Community Library.

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

All Washoe County Libraries Closed May 29 for Memorial Day
All Libraries Closed Monday, May 29, 2017; North Valleys Library Also Closed On Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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

Build a Better World: Summer Reading Program 2017
Sign up beginning May 15; Program begins June 1.

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

Washoe County Library System Holds Staff Development Day, May 18
Most Libraries Will Open at 2 p.m.

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

In-Tune Tales Trio Perform at Downtown Reno Library, May 14
Traditional Folk Tales and Modern Storybook Classics Come Alive!

Libraries Celebrate Older Americans Month, May 2017
Free programs offered throughout the month.

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. 26, 2017

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

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. 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

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

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.

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.