If you are contemplating running for elective office in 2018 in Reno, now is the time to decide or you’ll have to wait a couple of more years.

The candidate filing period for the June primary election is Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16, 2018. The place to file is the Reno City Clerk’s Office, 1 East First Street, 2nd Floor. The filing fee is $30 (cash, cashier’s check or money order). Appointments are recommended – call (775) 334-2030 or email Reno City Clerk Ashley D. Turney at turneya@reno.gov. You can also just walk in, but appointments will be helped first.

The 2018 primary election will be on June 12, 2018. The general election will be on November 6, 2018. Refer to the city’s 2018 Election website for information about candidate qualifications. Reno city offices on the ballot will be…

  • Councilmember – Mayor (4 year term) – Incumbent Hillary Schieve
  • Councilmember – Ward 2 (4 year term) – Incumbent Naomi Duerr
  • Councilmember – Ward 4 (4 year term) – Incumbent Paul McKenzie
  • City Attorney (4 year term) – Incumbent Karl Hall

If you need more information about voting and voter registration, refer to “Nevada Voting and Voter Registration.”

Source: City of Reno.

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Reno Arch getting a facelift

February 20, 2018

The Reno Arch is getting a facelift. The world famous downtown Reno structure will soon sport a more modern look, taking on the more Nevada-like colors of silver and blue. It will get silver (well, stainless steel) cladding on the supports holding the arch up across Virginia Street and updates to the electrical components.

While work is in progress, Virginia Street around the arch will have various closures and detours. Scheduled completion of the work is April 30, 2018. The city is planning an unveiling after the project is finished, though no details are available at this time.

Reno Arch update work, Nevada, NV

Workers giving the Reno Arch a facelift in February, 2018. Photo © Stan White

Reno Arch, Nevada, NV

Reno Arch before the 2018 update work started. Photo © Stan White

Sources: City of Reno, Reno Gazette-Journal.

It’s pretty easy to get a marriage license in Reno and Washoe County. There are, however, a few rules to follow and the inevitable fees to pay. Marriage licenses issued by any county in Nevada are valid in every county.

The Washoe County Marriage License Bureau has two offices – one in Reno and another in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The Reno office is open 8 a.m. to 12 midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Incline Village is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed on all holidays. Licenses can be obtained up to a year prior to the wedding.

Rules and fees for marriage licenses from nearby areas like Carson City and Douglas County (Carson Valley, Stateline/South Lake Tahoe) are a bit different. Get more information from “Marriage Licenses in Reno and at Lake Tahoe.”

In Nevada, same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses through the same procedure as heterosexual couples, no hassle involved.