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For ALL RSIC Tribal Members and RSIC Residents.
To request PPE, call 775-785-1346 or 775-329-2936 ext 4312.



Watch Now! – Chairman Melendez’s latest LIVE Update & RSTHC’s 1st Vaccination Injections

12/17/20:  View the Documentation of RSTHC’s 1st Vaccination Injections on December 16, 2020. RSTHC is the 1st Tribal Health Clinic in Nevada to give the vaccinations to Tribal Member Health Care Workers & one Medical Provider. Click Link Below:
12/14/20: Watch Chairman Melendez’s LIVE Update on December 14, 2020. Click Link Below:

December 2020 Newsletter – Click Here to View

Click Here to View: Newsletter December_2020

Started in the early 1980s, The Camp News is the monthly publication for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony community.

The newsletter is produced monthly out of the public relations department and duplicated and distributed by RSIC Administration Front Office.

Send Us Your News
The deadline for all print submissions to be considered for publication in The Camp News is 5 p.m., the second Thursday of every month.

Contact Our Staff
E-mail your submissions to RSIC Public Relations / Community Information Officer Bethany Sam at: or drop off your photos and suggested articles to the receptionist at 34 Reservation Road, Reno, NV 89502.

If you live outside Washoe County and would like to received The Camp News via U.S. Post, please contact us with your mailing address.

If you have a problem with delivery, please call us at 329-2936.

Electronic Edition
For those of you who would prefer to get an electronic version of The Camp News or just read it on-line, please see the PDFs of our publication below.

Watch Hungry Valley Vision Video & Survey – Do Your Survey Now! Closes July 19th!


On Feb 24, the Planning Department facilitated a community meeting at the Reno Colony to provide information and receive responses from the participants on the future management and planning of Hungry Valley. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic event and our concern for the public health, the community meeting in Hungry Valley was cancelled. We need to continue to move forward with the process of gathering community input to plan the future of Hungry Valley. Please take some time to watch the Chairman’s video on YouTube (, Facebook ( or

After watching the video, you can complete the survey at, or you can call 775-785-1363 ext 5400, or email Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


In 2016, RSIC received an additional 13,434 acres – nearly 21 square miles – of land in Hungry Valley through the signing of the Nevada Native Nations Lands Act. RSIC is now at the beginning stages of planning for the future of Hungry Valley, specifically in regards to the types of land use that will be considered in Hungry Valley. At the same time, neighboring agencies are also exploring projects that would potentiallyimpact RSIC and Hungry Valley. The first project is the proposed extension of Eagle Canyon Drive to connect Hungry Valley with Spanish Springs and Lemmon Valley. This would potentially increase traffic south of the community while also providing better access for community members to Lemmon Valley/395, enhancing public safety due to multiple paved routes entering/exiting the Colony, and potentially bring additional economic development opportunities to RSIC. The second project is determining the feasibility of importing clean water into Hungry Valley. Importing water will increase the amount of water available to RSIC for future community, agriculture, and economic development. At the same time, it would alter the landscape of the valley by creating a series of seasonal water features to capture thewater being imported.

RSIC Planning Department
1937 Prosperity St., Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 785-1363