Community Relations and Public Information

The Board of County Commissioners on November 21, 2020 in coordination with the County Manager's Office and the Community Relations Department  requested an assessment of the Douglas County Communications Division and operations by RAD Strategies.  The public participated in a survey.  The results, raw data and recommendations from that audit can be found here

The Douglas County Community Relations Team proactively supports the County's mission and strategic communications objectives. Together, we enhance the County's visibility, image and reputation through the prompt release of information. Community Relations provides county service information to residents, businesses, visitors and media through Programs, County Newsletter, Civic Engagement, Press Releases, Media relations and public information during activation of the Emergency Operations Center, Managing the County Website and Social Media Platforms, Acting as a liaison between private, public and non-profit organizations with-in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office 
The Douglas County Community Relations Team also proactively supports the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Together, we enhance the law enforcement visibility, and assist in keeping the public safe through the prompt release of public safety information. The team also supports the Sheriff's website and Social Media.

Media Requests Outside Normal Business Hours:

On holidays and after normal business hours, call Douglas County Communications Department 775-782-5126 to confirm basic breaking news details. Dispatchers provide basic information and advise if a public information officer has been called to the scene. Dispatch will direct you to the appropriate Public Information Officer depending on the nature of the incident. 

For inquiries about non-breaking news and minor incidents, contact the Douglas County Manager's Office during regular business hours (775) 782-9821 and ask to be directed to Community Relations or call Melissa Blosser (775) 781-6886.

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Contact

Melissa Blosser

Melissa Blosser

Community Relations Manager/Public Information Officer

Physical Address: 1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423

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Ph: 775-782-9821 cell: 775-781-6886 ( MEDIA EMERGENCY)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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News

Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to the Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Tamarack Fire US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office- SUSPENDED

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded for East Valley Water System (PWS ID# NV0002216)

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Evacuations Issued for Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lake Areas Second Notification; Please Leave the Area

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

Back-To-School Vaccine Clinic for Kids Hosted by Douglas County School District and Douglas County Community Health Clinic

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ISSUED FOR TOPAZ RANCH ESTATES AND TOPAZ LAKE AREAS

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

TAMARACK FIRE PREPARATION FOR EVACUATION, POWER OUTAGE, AND ROAD CLOSURE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR LIVESTOCK EVACUTAION, OPENING OF TRE COMMUNITY CENTER AS EVACUTION SITE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Alert -Voluntary Evacuations Issued For Leviathan and Holbrook Junction Areas

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice for East Valley

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Posted: Jul 16, 2021

Douglas County Advises Residents and Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Permit Holders of Temporary Restraining Order Issued by Federal Judge on Portions of the County’s New VHR Regulations

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Posted: Jun 30, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY ACCEPTING WAITLIST VHR APPLICATIONS JULY 1- JULY 31

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Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Douglas County Holding Public Hearing for the Discussion of Possible State CDBG Applications

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Back to Full In-Person Public Meetings

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Launches Web Resources and FAQ’s for the VHR Program Waitlist for New VHR Permits Coming Soon

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Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Douglas County Launches Broadband Surveys

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Posted: Jun 09, 2021

China Spring Youth Camp Boy’s Program Temporarily Closes

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Posted: Jun 04, 2021

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club Gives Back to Douglas County Youth Recreation

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Posted: May 27, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Encouraging Water Conservation

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Posted: May 21, 2021

Concert in the Park May 21, 2021 Still On!

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Posted: May 11, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Vacation Home Rentals Advisory Board

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Posted: May 06, 2021

Douglas County Board Meeting May Experience Intermittent Internet Outages

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Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Douglas County Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Assessor's Website Outage

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Mother's Day Drive Thru Celebration at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Reopening of the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Douglas County Community Development Launches Online Scheduling System

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Senior Center Family Restroom Naming Rights Sponsorship

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Douglas County Commission Approves Reopening Plan

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Neddenriep Donates to Douglas County Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Douglas County Announces Updated Website Feature and New Customer Service Ready 311 App

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Posted: Apr 09, 2021

Board to Consider Plan to Open Douglas County

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Posted: Apr 08, 2021

Douglas County Temporary Road Closure – SR 88

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021

Easter Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes to Hybrid

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Posted: Mar 18, 2021

Carson Valley Medical Center Renews Support With Donation To Community Center

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Posted: Mar 17, 2021

Douglas County Celebrates Social Work

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Posted: Mar 05, 2021

County Makes Policy Decisions Regarding VHRs

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Posted: Mar 02, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021

Douglas County Temporarily Suspends Issuance of New Vacation Home Rental Permits

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Mike Torres Appointed as Chief Probation Officer

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021

9-1-1 Emergency Services 3rd Accreditation

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Hires Caren Witt as New Social Services Manager

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Adopts Zoom Webinar as the Newest Way for the Public to Participate in Public Comment

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Posted: Jab 29, 2021

Valentine's Day Celebration Event at the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Jab 26, 2021

Douglas County Crews and Plows Ready for Winter Weather

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Posted: Jab 14, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Airport Advisory Committee

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Posted: Jab 13, 2021

Douglas County Hires Daniel Johnson as New Chief Technology Officer

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Posted: Jab 12, 2021

Free PPE and Sanitizing Products for Douglas County Businesses and Non-Profits

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Posted: Dec 28, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Regional Transportation Commission

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Posted: Dec 22, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Appoints Amy (Poole) Burgans to Clerk/Treasurer

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020

"In God We Trust" Display Installed in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020

Douglas County DA Obtains Dismissal of OSHA Citations

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Posted: Dec 15, 2020

Santa is Coming to the Community Center

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Posted: Dec 14, 2020

Douglas County Clerk/Treasurer Tenders Resignation; BOCC Sets Agenda Item to Discuss

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Posted: Dec 09, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Approve Master Plan

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Posted: Dec 01, 2020

Douglas County Public Health Officer Issues Guidance After Rise In COVID Cases

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Planning Commission Approved 2020 Master Plan Text Update

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Douglas County Cancels Public Holiday Events Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Douglas County Flagged for Elevated COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Douglas County Confirms Positive COVID-19 Exposure at Election Polls Election Process Will Not be Affected

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Posted: Oct 29, 2020

County Unveils Executive Summary Draft, First Three Master Plan Elements, Dates & Times for Additional Public Meetings

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 12, 2020

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Posted: Sep 10, 2020

JOIN Inc. Partners with Douglas County to Provide Financial Assistance

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Posted: Sep 08, 2020

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

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Posted: Sep 01, 2020

Douglas County Launches 2020 Master Plan Text Update Resident Survey

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Help Douglas County Increase Community Based Testing Numbers; Keep Businesses Open

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Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Douglas County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business Funding available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with expenses like PPE, utilities, rent and retrofits

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Shooting Facility

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Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas

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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

*Update/Correction* Douglas County Sheriff's Office Response to Protests

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Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to Protest

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Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

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Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual

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