Carson City, Nevada - Nevada Volunteers, the Governor's Commission on Service, is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Governor's Points of Light Awards, the highest honor bestowed on a volunteer in Nevada. The award is given in 7 categories: Northern Nevada Individual; Southern Nevada Individual; Rural Nevada Individual; Nonprofit and Community Organization Volunteer Program; Corporate Volunteer Program; Volunteer Program Serving Veterans and Volunteer Manager.  Finalists will be invited to the Governor’s Points of Light Award Ceremony on September 29, 2016 at Bally’s Las Vegas where the winner for each category will be announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada - After holding public hearings and accepting thousands of comments and letters from interested parties on both sides of the controversy surrounding the proposed racecourse through sections of the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the BLM granted full approval to go ahead with the race last Friday, August 12.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval is pleased to announce in partnership with Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, that Nevada has received $2.2 million in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. This funding will support 321 AmeriCorps members serving across the state.

Carson City, Nevada - August is Child Support Awareness Month recognizing the critical role child support plays in children’s lives and applauding those parents who provide financial support to their children.  Established through proclamation by former President Bill Clinton, August 2016 celebrates the 41st anniversary of the national child support program and the 21st anniversary of National Child Support Awareness Month.

Reno, Nevada - This week, The American Trucking Associations is set to welcome more than 400 of the trucking industry's top professional truck drivers to Indianapolis for the 79th annual "Super Bowl of Safety," the 2016 National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Championships.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today officially announced the launch of the Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) which will be led by Executive Director Manny Lamarre. OWINN will help promote a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce in the State of Nevada by building cooperation and collaboration among all entities focused on workforce development.

Carson City, Nevada - The Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Administrator, Kelly Wooldridge, will join with legislators, judges, commissioners, and other dignitaries at the official One Hundred Year Anniversary Celebration of Nevada Youth Training Center (NYTC).

Las Vegas, Nevada - A Laughlin man was sentenced Tuesday morning to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $281,135 in restitution, for stealing the retirement benefits of his deceased mother for over 24 years, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities will host a public forum for candidates seeking positions on Nevada’s education boards: the Clark County School District Board of Trustees, the Nevada State Board of Education, and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education. 

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today released the following statement after receiving early reports of explosions late Wednesday evening in Panaca, Nevada.