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Washoe County TV

The county cable channel 17 has the county commissioner meetings, a news show, and various public info segments.

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Washoe Valley Links
For the best "links" for locals page I have seen go to The Nevada Observer

For local service providers go to our Local Services Page

This is certainly not a complete list- let me know of links that should be included

Government Links      
  TMRPA Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency The TRMPA is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan. The Regional Plan addresses land use planning, natural resource management, and infrastructure and service provision within Washoe County, Nevada.
  Washoe County    
    Commissioner David Humke Washoe Valley's county commissioner
    Sarah Tone Community Outreach Coordinator. Laison between the CABs, commissioner and county staff.
    Citizen Advisory Board Home Page Schedules, applications
    East WV Citizen Advisory Board Minutes and agendas
    West WV Citizen Advisory Board Minutes and agendas
    Community Development Dept (Planning)  
    Sheriff's office  
    Building Dept Info, specs and sample plans for building permits.
    GIS (Photos & Maps) Plat maps, ownership and aerial photos although Google Maps is just as good for photos (see below)
    Davis Creek Park & Bowers Mansion Park  
    Washoe County TV ch17
Official Meetings, class schedules on Charter Cable's ch 17
    Nuisance Ordinance Update Committee East WV Dist 2 Rep: Cindra Smith
    WC Regional Animal Services and Disaster Brochure (775) 353-8900
    Press Releases  
  Nevada Nevada Division of Forestry  
    Nevada Dept. of Wildlife  
    Nevada Dept of Conservation & Wildlife  
    Bear Brochure How to live with bears in Washoe Valley
    Washoe Lake State Park  
    Washoe Lake Wind Wind Speed/Dir: 849-7648
    Nevada Legislature Find your state and federal legislators
    NDOT This is the site for the I-580 extension through Pleasant Valley and includes web cams of construction and a really cool flyover of the completed work if you have a fast connection.
    Scenic Nevada Group concerned with preserving the Nevada you know.
  United States House of Representatives Find your federal Representative
    Senate Find your Senator
    BLM Nevada News, contacts, programs and give feedback here.
    Nevada Reading Room BLM public documents (requires Adobe Reader)
    US Forest Service Toiyabe National Forest  
    Hunter Moyles, USDA WS urban biologist 775-851-4848
Community links      
  Community links Community website for Carson City & Valley wikipedia for Carson City and surrounding areas. Web information on Nevada Government including a local Meeting Calendar a community website for the Galena area a community website for the area north of Reno.
    Damonte Ranch High School Washoe Valley's High School Community website for the West Washoe Association. A property owners group.
    Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful An organization sponsoring pride and beauty in our region by promoting clean-ups and other events.
Misc. links      
    Nevada Land Conservancy Works to protect special places
    Summit Engineering  This is the Weston Development proposed at 395/Eastlake/Skinner. Summit Engineering. Go to the Links page.
    Scenic Nevada Scenic Nevada is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, non-partisan, environmental organization that works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada.
    Serpa development Judgment in Serpa case limiting development to 5 acres. PDF document.
    Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Plan is a "sensible growth" group. Good links page. a smart-growth website from some folks in Pleasant Valley
  WV Life    
    Cooperative Weed Mgmt
Our very own program to combat noxious and costly weeds.
    Nevada Dept of Agriculture Nevada's official weed page
    UNR Cooperative Extension Home, garden and well info
    Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Assoc. Speaks for wild horses and wildlife in the Virginia Range east of Washoe Valley.
    Wild Horse Spirit Washoe Valley Wild Horse Rescue nonprofit.
    Horses For The Spirit Washoe Valley Wild Horse Rescue nonprofit.
    Straight Arrow Productions Equestrian Sports Center & Services
    wildlife contact list Wildlife: Who to call about injured or nuisance animals
    Wild Animal Infirmary Cares for injured and orphaned birds and animals Defensible space info
    Resource Concepts Fire analysis for WV
  Media Independent local news source with many online videos
    Nevada Home New local, free, home improvement magazine and website
    Reno News & Review Reno's alternative newspaper
    Reno Gazette-Journal Reno's daily
    Nevada Appeal  Carson City's daily
    Nevada Observer Online newspaper with lots of content
    Review-Journal Las Vegas
    Reno Magazine Glossy mag covering Reno
    KTVN-TV Reno TV channel 2 CBS
    KRNV-TV Reno TV channel 4 NBC
    KOLO-TV Reno TV channel 8 ABC
    UNR Library Historic Nevada and Tahoe photos and documents online
  Things To Do    
    Brewery Arts Center Plays, concerts, entertainment at the old brewery in Carson City
    Virginia City Tourism Office site