Category Archives: What’s Happening

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

4/3/20 – Facebook LIVE on Mandatory Curfew & Stay At Home Order

Chairman Arlan Melendez’s Update on Curfew, Plus More… #StayHomeNativeAmerica**Tribal Council issues Directive of Mandatory Curfew (9pm-5am) & Stay At Home Order. See for letter and resolution. **Tribal Council decided to CLOSE ALL RSIC Smoke Shops Until Further Notice in compliance with the Mandatory Curfew & Stay At Home Orders. **PLEASE STAY HOME**If you are an RSIC Resident, please report if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, in isolation due to symptoms of COVID-19, or have a confirmed case of COVID-19 to RSTHC at 775-329-5162. We need to know your status to help you and/or protect our tribal community.

Posted by Reno-Sparks Indian Colony on Friday, April 3, 2020


4/3/20 -Click Here for Tribal Council & Chairman Directive for Mandatory Curfew & Stay At Home Order: Mandatory Curfew & Stay At Home Order_040320

4/3/20 – Click Here for: Resolution 2020-RS-30_Mandatory Curfew & Stay At Home Order_040320