Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District (TMFPD) is encouraging residents to create defensible space around their homes. Conditions remain dry, and green waste collection is a safe way to discard vegetation. Green waste collection allows residents to dispose of their dry and dead vegetation, shrubs, tree branches, and other wildland fuels. TMFPD’s Autumn Green Waste Collection Days will take place beginning at 9am until 4pm, October 3 & 4: Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Station, 885 Eastlake Blvd, Washoe Valley.
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The Washoe County Health District has released a list of workplace locations with the highest known number of coronavirus cases since June. At the top of the list is Renown Regional Medical Center with 104 known cases. Next, is Tesla with 72 cases and Panasonic with 45 for a total of 117 cases within the same Gigafactory location, east of Sparks. Self-employed workers come in next with 44 cases, and Walmart with 41 cases.
Nevada is lifting a 50-person cap on public and private gatherings, in a step toward kick-starting conventions, concerts, sports events and trade shows that power the state’s economy. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday, “This is the first step toward getting us where we need to get back to.
Authorities said 911 service was down throughout parts of northern and southern Arizona and Nevada for a brief time Monday night and the cause wasn’t immediately clear. In Nevada, Reno police said the cause of the outages was under investigation after 911 was down in the Washoe County, Reno and Sparks areas.
Starting today, students in the Carson City School District began taking the bus.
Transportation services were temporarily halted, after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus. According to the school district’s website, officials say based on the last day of exposure, those employees have quarantined for the recommended isolation period and transportation services will be able to resume
The man accused of brutally killing 12-year-old Stevie Jamon of Reno appeared in front of a judge for the first time on Monday afternoon. A Reno judge ruled during a virtual hearing that Edward Rivas, 41, will continue to be held at the Washoe County jail without bail. Rivas, who lived with Jamon and his mother Theresa Moreno, was named as the sole suspect in the case.
Washoe County health officiails reported 81 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, giving the county 9,349 total. There were 79 recoveries, giving Washoe County 7,885 total.
The nevada highway patrol is investigating a fatal hit and run. A child was killed by a pickup truck in the fallon aea on friday…at the intersection of Rice and Tumbleweed roads Jaiden Locarnini Barajas.was killed… the family’s go fund me page said Jaiden waited with his sisters for the school bus before the truck veered off the road and hit the 13 year old… He reportedly pushed his sisters out of the way, saving them.. Anyone with information is asked to call 775-423-7946.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says three people were arrested during a protest near the capitol building in Carson City Saturday night. Sheriff Furlong says protesters began to walk in the streets, leading to some road closures in the area.
He says when the protesters were asked to disperse from the road, three people did not and were arrested.
Students in Washoe County will be eligible for free meals for the rest of the school year thanks to a waiver issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.Meals will be offered and distributed to students who are engaged in classroom learning, hybrid A & B schedules and fulltime distance learning.