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Christine Ann Smith, 67 of Genoa, passed away on July 23, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800
Published: July 25, 2016
1938 ~ 2016Anthony “Tony” Vaughn, a resident of Minden, NV passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. He was 77 years old.After graduating from Eagle Rock High School in Los Angeles, CA, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he spent the next six years as a military policeman.Four of these six years were spent near Stuttgart, West
Published: July 25, 2016
Twenty-nine students were recently recognized by Douglas High School for having achieved perfect attendance for the 180 days of the 2015-16 school year. Those students are part of the top 1.7 percent in attendance, and all did well academically with many of these students demonstrating exceptional scholarship, according to a school source. Those students include:Gurnir Bath Chayce Beam Jacob Bice
Published: July 25, 2016
A $2.5 million donation from the Lisa and Robert Maloff Endowment Fund to assist George Whittell High School’s athletic complex was approved by Douglas County School District trustees during their July 12 meeting at Stateline.The donation will provide artificial turf and an all-weather track for Gary Lundergreen Field on Whittell’s campus at Zephyr Cove. Bleachers on both the home and
Published: July 22, 2016
Mark Mulder had his fellow contenders right where he wanted them.Mulder, who trailed by five points entering the final round last year en route to the American Century Championship, trailed by five points going into Sunday’s final round at Stateline.Mulder birdied four straight holes to finish the front nine at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course and went on to a 29-point
Published: July 25, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .The Nevada Wolf Pack athletic department is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first game (Oct. 1, 1966) at Mackay Stadium this year (even though this is the 51st season of football) with a look back at the stadium’s best games. The five best games at The House That Chris Ault Built,
Published: July 25, 2016
Smoke from California fires wafted into Carson Valley on Monday.According to the Air Quality Indicator at Ranchos Aspen Park, the smoke wasn’t enough to reduce levels beyond the good range, with a high of 40 at 3 a.m. Monday. Prevailing winds from the southwest over the weekend brought the smoke into Carson Valley.Smoke appears to be coming from the Soberanes
Published: July 25, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A man charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with an April 27 manhunt is scheduled to change his plea in Douglas County District Court today. Joshua Michael Albericci, 35, was scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 9 after denying the charges.The only large fire burning in Nevada, the Pinto fire east of Eureka, is almost
Published: July 25, 2016
Work to restore water to Douglas County residents living in northwestern Carson Valley is underway.A waterline broke Saturday, creating a 6-foot-wide sink hole on Jacks Valley Road.Repairing the water line is complicated by its location 15 feet below the surface of the road, and in the vicinity of a gas line and fiber optic cables.Crockett Construction is working with county
Published: July 24, 2016
“Disenfranchised” is the buzzword these days of politicians, sociologists and psychologists. The term means isolated, separated, or estranged in reference to various groups or individuals in society that are different in such ways such as minorities, culture, race, religion or any other distinction. Evidence proves that severe disenfranchisement leads to all kinds of anti-social behavior such as, anger, fear, or
Published: July 24, 2016
The last patches of snow are starting to disappear on Jobs Peak as Carson Valley wraps up a second month without measurable precipitation.According to the National Weather Service, a tenth of an inch of rain fell in Minden on May 25. The last trace of moisture to fall in the Douglas County seat, where records date back to 1906, was
Published: July 24, 2016
A change in his medication was blamed for a Topaz Ranch Estates man’s being removed from a Reno treatment program.Gary Walker, 69, was moved to Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services after a legal hold was placed on him by a transitional living facility for veterans.Walker is accused of putting a gun to the head of a teenage neighbor on
Published: July 24, 2016
It was two years ago that water from storms destroyed front and backyards in Carson Valley, leaving residents wondering what could be done to prevent that from happening again. Douglas County commissioners met at the Tahoe Transportation District on Thursday to discuss managing that stormwater.While voting 4-1 to allow County Manager Larry Werner to move forward with formulating a plan
Published: July 24, 2016
The capture and release of a 10-year-old female black bear and her 5-month-old cubs on Kingsbury Grade Thursday evening was part of a study into Nevada’s black bear population. According to Nevada Department of Wildlife Biologist Carl Lackey, the bears were captured for marking and biological samples that help understand how they utilize their habitat which helps in bear management
Published: July 24, 2016
Two Pacific Crest Trail hikers in need of help were the subject of rescue calls in Mono County on Tuesday and Wednesday.On Tuesday, dispatchers received a 911 call after a hiker broke her ankle near Leavitt LakeDeputies from the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue and Tuolumne County Search and Rescue responded. Once the search and
Published: July 24, 2016
Three men facing theft and embezzlement charges were caught after ski pass vouchers worth more than $100,000 started turning up for sale on the internet.Tim E. Jacobsen, 21, of Minden, Mark E. Graham, 20, of Gardnerville, and Angelo Bozin, 25 of South Lake Tahoe, were all employed at Heavenly Ski Resort where the thefts took place.When the resort saw that
Published: July 23, 2016
Experts believe Mark Twain never said “Whiskey’s for drinking, and water’s for fighting over.”Now, under a new initiative by the University of Nevada, Reno, water will be for learning, as well.A new initiative to foster creative, interdisciplinary research aimed at answering critical questions related to water resource management and sustainability was approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board
Published: July 23, 2016
Western Nevada College students can be all business when they start the 2016 fall semester of classes on Aug. 29. For the first time, the college will offer an associate of business degree built for students to earn a two-year degree in business and then transfer directly to a university, toward a bachelor’s degree in business. At a tuition cost
Published: July 23, 2016
Carson Valley junior tennis players have fared well at recent tournaments both in Northern Nevada and out of state.Madelyn Landerfelt, who is entering her senior year at Douglas High School, took her game to the clay courts and won the Haddon Field Club Junior Classic girls 18-year-old singles division July 5-6 in Haddonfield, N.J. Landerfelt, 17, a three-time state tournament
Published: July 22, 2016
Published: July 22, 2016
The Douglas Tigers Girls Team Soccer Camp is being held Monday through Wednesday at Douglas High School.Girls 13 years of age through high school will work with staff coaches all three days from 6-9 p.m. on Keith Roman Field.The cost is $35, with all proceeds to benefit the Douglas High girls soccer program. Participants are asked to bring appropriate soccer
Published: July 22, 2016
It sounded for a while there like an extended turn lane at Airport Road and Highway 395 was a done deal.Who knew that some tules, indicating the new right of way was encroaching into wetlands, would derail the whole plan?It didn’t appear officials who spoke before county commissioners on June 2 knew that there might be a different plan.We have
Published: July 22, 2016
Ellen Caywood’s Main Street Moments column debuted in The Record-Courier on July 6, 2007. In the intervening years, she has produced more than 450 columns talking about the Douglas County Historical Society and its events.On Tuesday, Ellen wrote me and said she was giving up the column for good after she was laid up by an injury, so she could
Published: July 22, 2016
Stop supporting panhandlersEditor:A 4:45 p.m. July 6 at the WalMart on Grant Drive, there was yet another panhandler. Car after car gave money to this woman, who was approximately in her mid 30s, dressed nicely, had bottled water and a freshly purchased drink. She held a sign high that read “I lost my job. Have four kids Please Help for
Published: July 22, 2016
A man who was potentially facing a long prison sentence was given a chance at probation and an opportunity to get off of drugs.Tyler Chadwick, 34, was charged with possession of stolen property for driving a stolen vehicle and trailer and possession of a controlled substance.When Judge Tod Young asked when Chadwick last used drugs, his response was “yesterday.”For the
Published: July 22, 2016
Carson Valley Swim Center’s lifeguards won first place at the Nevada Recreation and Park Society’s annual Lifeguard Games at the Churchill County Pool on Sunday. The competition allows lifeguards across Northern Nevada and California to demonstrate their skills during rescue relays, spinal backboarding, an obstacle course, performing a skit all while showing great team spirit. According to Carson Valley Swim
Published: July 22, 2016
Someone ransacked a home in the 1300 block of Kittyhawk Avenue in Gardnerville, the resident reported on Tuesday evening.The victim told deputies she came home and found the inside of the house in complete disarray. She retreated and called 911.After clearing the home, deputies talked to the victim, who said she’d been at home until 3:30 p.m. when she went
Published: July 22, 2016
Gardnerville native Cole Sonnemann was sworn in as a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy during a brief ceremony held on Monday.Several of the Sonnemann’s family members and many sheriffs’ office employees from the different divisions watched as he took his oath of office, and his new badge pinned on by his sister. Sonnemann, 23, was raised in the Carson Valley and
Published: July 22, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The East Fork Gallery is celebrating 47 years 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with a reception and its miniatures show. It has been 16 years since they moved into The Record-Courier Center.Friends in Service Helping will have its celebrity waiter Luau 6 p.m. today at 1862 David Walley’s Hot Spring Resort in Genoa. Call 783-3474 for
Published: July 22, 2016
Forty years after its construction as Kingsbury Middle School, the property at 1900 Echo Drive on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is on track for new ownership.Douglas County School District trustees have agreed to accept a $3.125 million offer from Glenbrook-based Lake Parkway LLC to purchase the Kingsbury school site.The total price was settled at $3.15 million after a negotiation in
Published: July 21, 2016
Oct. 27, 1971 ~ June 18, 2016Born in Redwood City, CA on October 27, 1971 and passed away on June 18, 2016 in Clarksville, Tenn.A graduate of Carson High, Floyd was someone that made others gravitate to him with a personality like no other. His family has memories together that can never be replaced. His family is a close one
Published: July 21, 2016
Oct. 26, 1932 - July 11, 2016Douglas Smith Huber passed away on July 11, 2016 in Reno, NV. Doug, the oldest of 5 children, was born at home on October 26, 1932 to Alma and Nettie Huber in Midway, UT.Doug graduated from Wasatch High School in 1950 and then attended Utah State University. While at USU he was a member
Published: July 21, 2016
A trio of East Fork firefighters operating a brush engine responded to the 800-acre Shooting Range fire in Storey County. The fire was first reported at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday south of Clark near the Tesla site.East Fork Fire District personnel responded to a request for mutual aid, according to Battalion Chief Larry Goss.As of Thursday, the crew was still on
Published: July 21, 2016
Chase Zumpft grew up playing soccer in Carson Valley. Now, the 2004 Douglas High graduate is returning home as head coach of the Tigers’ boys soccer team.Zumpft was named head coach of the program on Monday, six weeks ahead of the team’s scheduled season opener Aug. 31 against McQueen in Reno. He replaces Milko Vasquez, who retired at the end
Published: July 21, 2016
Dennis Patterson and Marc Prause shot net scores of 71 to tie for first-place in Flight A Sunday during Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club tournament play.Bob Pemberton was only one shot behind at 72 for third-place, while Jesus Rey and Richard Brown finished in a fourth-place tie at 73 during the individual stroke play event at Carson Valley Golf Course.Flight
Published: July 21, 2016
Minden’s Tanner Thorson took the lead on lap 10 and then held off Austin Brown down the stretch to win Belle-Clair Speedway’s 25th annual Knepper Memorial in POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Friday night in Torrance, Calif.The victory was Thorson’s sixth of the season and ninth overall. Thorson, 20, continues to lead the POWRi point standings and also sits
Published: July 21, 2016
A glider designed to fly in the stratosphere has left Minden for South America for further testing.The Perlan 2 stratospheric glider has been boxed up after six months of testing in Minden and is heading south in a container ship to El Calafate, Argentina, by mid-August, for further testing.“The project has achieved its test flight objectives in the U.S. and
Published: July 18, 2016
Two years ago today, a storm cell tracked northwest across northern Carson Valley, dumping 1.21 inches of rain in 80 minutes on Hot Springs Mountain and sending large amounts of water and sediment into homes.Residents of Johnson Lane, Sunridge, Jacks Valley and Fish Springs found themselves swamped as a result of the flood.Estimated to be a 100-year flood brought on
Published: July 20, 2016
A man wearing tape on his face, who robbed a Kingsbury bank in June, is being credited with at least one other robbery in California last week.The Bandaged Bandit wears medical or athletic tape over his face to conceal his identity.He first struck on June 29, when he robbed the U.S. Bank located on Kingsbury Grade.Two days later, he hit
Published: July 19, 2016
Three men are facing multiple felony charges in connection with the theft of ski pass vouchers worth up to $116,520 from Heavenly Ski Resort in March.Tim E. Jacobsen, 21, of Minden, Mark E. Graham, 20, of Gardnerville and Angelo Bozin, 25 of South Lake Tahoe were all in custody after their arrests over the weekend, according to the Douglas County
Published: July 19, 2016
A 43-year-old kayaker was found floating in Lake Tahoe on Tuesday after family members reported finding his vessel drifting near El Dorado Beach with the life jacket inside.According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, officers and Timber Cove Marina employees took up the search. The marina employees found Paul Anthony Aguirre unconscious and not breathing.He was pulled from the
Published: July 20, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — I’m told there was a high-speed chase around Lake Tahoe that ended near Elks Point at about 2:30 a.m. I’m pursuing more about this, and I’ll post what I get when I get it.I’ve got a report with four broken vehicle windows on Honeybee Lane, Patricia and Kimmerling from Wednesday morning. In addition to storm water management
Published: July 21, 2016
Nov. 23, 1947 ~ July 17, 2016“I was thinking about her and her life today — she truly used her art to teach, to comfort, to witness. There’s a hole in the soul of the universe…” Marilee SwirczekThese are words that our beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, teacher and friend wrote upon the death of Maya Angelou. These words resonate
Published: July 20, 2016
Douglas High football fans will have a chance to preview the 2016 season Friday when the third annual Flying Tigers Passing Tournament is held at Keith Roman Field.Twelve varsity teams (eight Northern 4A teams and four 3A teams), in addition to a half-dozen JV teams will play seven-on-seven games from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sierra Lutheran High (Division 1A) will play
Published: July 20, 2016
Minden, Nev. — The number Douglas County students passing all four benchmarks on a college entrance exam decreased, according to the Nevada Department of Education.According to the state, the number of Douglas students participating in American College Testing has increased slightly over the past two years that Nevada has required all juniors to take the test.While Douglas scores exceeded all
Published: July 20, 2016
Entertainment, food, family, and friends will converge under the stars on the scenic shore of Lake Tahoe this summer as Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week, July 8 – Aug. 21 at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of
Published: July 20, 2016
Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” will come to Minden 10 a.m. Aug. 1 as part of the 15th season of the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program.The performance will be an interactive, one-hour adaptation of a Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival mainstage production designed for younger audiences.While entrance to the program is free, a $5 donation per adult and $1 for children
Published: July 20, 2016
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas will join the roster of speakers at the second annual Basque Fry on Aug. 20, the Morning in Nevada PAC announced Thursday.Cotton, a Republican who was elected to the Senate in 2014, is widely regarded as a rising star within the national Republican Party. At 39, Cotton is the youngest serving member of the
Published: July 18, 2016
The artists at East Fork Gallery are preparing for the opening of their fifth annual Miniature Show.Art will be hung and ready for viewing Saturday, followed by a reception 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The show will be available through Aug. 19.Miniatures are small works of art, approximately 5 x 7 inches, which come from the member of the Co-Op Gallery
Published: July 20, 2016
Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen has not had the best of luck recently. Her husband of 27 years dumped her, she is facing various legal charges after she “accidently” ran her car into her ex-husband’s house and she is being observed by a court-appointed psychologist. To top it off the Verdeen family reunion is coming up, a tornado is headed straight for
Published: July 20, 2016
The cover story in the August 2016 edition of Consumer Reports indicates that 42 million people owe $1.3 trillion in student debt as a result of attending college. According to the magazine, only 39 percent of students graduate in four years, increasing the burden they face in the years after getting their degree.Even those students getting degrees in high paying
Published: July 20, 2016
A packed house at the Tahoe-Douglas Elk Lodge No. 2670 on Saturday enjoyed a pulled pork dinner and entertainment from The Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band. Band members live in northeastern Washington and have won several honors including Best Group at the Albuquerque Western Music Festival. They have also won Best Harmony for renditions of Western music favorites. The crowd expressed
Published: July 20, 2016
A Phoenix, Ariz., woman is in custody after she was arrested for driving under the influence on Saturday night.Jaye Ella Pickard, 48, is being held on a charge of felony driving under the influence after appearing in East Fork Justice Court on Monday.According to court documents, Packard was at Highway 395 and Lucerne in a Mercedes when she was reported
Published: July 20, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A lawsuit seeks to stall a citizen-initiated November ballot question regarding Tahoe Transportation District’s Loop Road project. The question focuses on whether the Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project should be decided by a citywide vote or the South Lake Tahoe City Council when an alignment option is brought forward for approval. On Tuesday, South
Published: July 20, 2016
The Minden McDonald’s will be hosting a fundraiser 5-7 p.m. Thursday for the family of firefighter Jake O’Malley, who was killed in a July 10 vehicle rollover.Participating McDonald’s restaurants located throughout the Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe area will donate 20 percent of all sales to the O’Malley Family Fund to assist with their financial needs and funeral costs. O’Malley
Published: July 19, 2016
Dec. 31, 1942 ~ July 7, 2016In loving memory of Gerald (Jerry) Gene Graves. He passed away on July 7th. Jerry Was born on December 31st,1942. Preceded in death by the love of his life Mary; daughter Brenda; grandson, Jordan; Parents, Carl and Florence; siblings, Martin, Barry, Lonnie, Marsha, Todd. He is survived by his son Johnny, and daughter Tina.
Published: July 19, 2016
Sherrie Millichap shot solid back-to-back rounds last week on her way to winning the Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club President’s Cup tournament.Millichap carded a net 63 on Tuesday to earn a share of the first-round lead at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club, then followed that up with a 65 on Thursday for the final round to secure her championship with
Published: July 19, 2016
Chase Zumpft will take his first step as Douglas High’s new boys soccer coach Saturday when he meets with potential team members from 5:30-7 p.m. on the school’s soccer field.Zumpft, a 2004 Douglas graduate who later played at Feather River College and Oakland City University, accepted the position on Monday. He replaces longtime coach Milko Vasquez, who retired at the
Published: July 19, 2016
Shaena Robinson and the Nevada Hot Shots 18U softball team turned in an impressive performance while winning their age group last weekend during the Capitol ASA Tournament in Incline Village. The Hot Shots compiled a 4-0-1 record Saturday and Sunday with help from the hot bat of Robinson, a recent Douglas High School graduate playing in her final tournament for
Published: July 19, 2016
Young adult novelist and Minden resident Tracy Clark will be reading from and signing her latest book, “Mirage,” at Sundance Books & Music in Reno 2-3 p.m. Saturday.A mother of two, living in Carson Valley, Clark is a private pilot and irredeemable dreamer. “Mirage” is her fourth book. Her young adult trilogy — “Scintillate,” “Deviate” and “Illuminate” — drew critical
Published: July 19, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A man who was arrested a year ago in an allegedly stolen pickup and trailers faces up to a decade in prison this morning in Douglas County District Court. Tyler Chadwick, 35, admitted to charges of possession of stolen property and a controlled substance. He could get probation.The Washoe Storytellers will be at the Carson Valley Museum
Published: July 19, 2016
A 30-year-old hiker was able to walk out of the mountains with the help of Douglas County rescuers on Monday after he was overcome by heat and dehydration.The hiker was reported dehydrated and having difficult walking out on Sierra Canyon Trail above Genoa at about 1:30 p.m.At the time of the initial call he was 4-5 miles up the trail.Douglas
Published: July 19, 2016
Douglas County Public Works applied for a $750,000 grant to include bicycle lanes on Lutheran Bridge over the East Fork of the Carson River.Under the Transportation Alternative Program grant, the county would have to come up with a 5-percent match, or $37,500, according to a report by county transportation engineer Jon Erb.The grant would continue design and construction of bicycle
Published: July 19, 2016
Adele was born in Albany, California on May 1, 1926 to Irene May and John L. Jungnickel. Sadly on May 26, 2016 she left us at the age of 90. She married Julius (Whitey) Bachman on March 24, 1945, and they raised five children: Ken, Mark, Todd, Gregg, and Alain. She is preceded in death by her husband and her
Published: July 18, 2016
The American Century Championship will host a record-setting attempt on Tuesday. ACC first-time participants Heather LeMaster and Blair O’Neal will attempt to establish a new Women’s Long Drive at Elevation record at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.The long drive competition will take place at 5 p.m. on Edgewood Tahoe’s first hole, in advance of the 27th annual celebrity golf tournament.Visit @ACChampionship
Published: July 18, 2016
A $14,000 grant has been awarded to the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch by the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.The grant will assist the organization in its work operating and restoring the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just outside of Minden.“The Smallwood Foundation continues to believe in the importance of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, and
Published: July 18, 2016
Dressed in a purple tutu with matching headband, Kim Leberth triumphantly walked around Lampe Park in honor of her mother.More than 200 walkers painted the town purple at Saturday’s Relay For Life event which raised more than $20,000 before a single step was taken.“I do it because my mom is a cancer survivor and has been for 20 years,” the
Published: July 17, 2016
A pilot and passenger received minor injuries during an emergency landing on Sunday at Minden-Tahoe Airport.A small taildragger aircraft reported damage to its landing gear, according to East Fork Fire District Battalion Chief Troy Valenzuela.The district, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Minden-Tahoe Airport responded.“The pilot performed an emergency landing on a dirt portion alongside the runway which allowed the aircraft
Published: July 17, 2016
Six-year-old Levi Lindhjem played the role of a ‘banana tree’ on Wednesday as an unexpected animal hung upside down to enjoy a snack from his hands.“I thought it was going to be a monkey,” said Lindhjem. “I was surprised when it wasn’t and was a little scared when it ate from my hand.” The animal was ‘Nike’ a kinkajou, similar
Published: July 16, 2016
Over the course of nearly three decades, the American Century Championship has become the premier celebrity golf tournament in the country. The ACC’s star-studded field of athletes and celebrities sets it apart from the rest — and makes it the signature summer event in Tahoe.“It’s a blast,” entertainment superstar Justin Timberlake said after making his debut in 2015. “What an
Published: July 16, 2016
The irony of the county abandoning a 70-foot drainage easement in Indian Hills on the same day commissioners proclaimed July Flash Flood Awareness Month was not lost on resident Paul Leveque.LeVeque lives on the other side of Coloma Wash from the rest of Indian Hills off Tennant Lane.Residents of Coloma Drive, on the other side of the wash, want to
Published: July 16, 2016
Just slightly more than six months after announcing the approval of purchasing 14,500 acres of Bently land in the Pine Nut Mountains, the federal government has said it’s interested in purchasing a 1,230-acre conservation easement in Jacks Valley.Announced Wednesday morning, the proposal to spend $12.4 million to remove any chance of development from Jacks Valley Ranch in northern Douglas County
Published: July 16, 2016
I heard long time Douglas County Search & Rescue volunteer Annie E. Thomas’ end of watch on the broadcast on the Douglas scanner on Sunday.Anne died April 29 after a battle with cancer. She volunteered with the Search & Rescue for 30 years, training both the group’s rescue dogs.Sheriff Ron Pierini told the Gardnerville Town Board that group was rated
Published: July 16, 2016
Everyone mattersEditor:I’m writing to express my deepest condolences to the families in Dallas of the police officers who were killed there. Every day, officers are there to keep us safe with their lives.Thank you to all police officers all over the country. You are heroes. Black lives matter plus white lives matter plus blue lives matter equals all lives matter.
Published: July 16, 2016
Alpine County is seeking the public’s input on energy efficiency in the community. The Planning Department hosted a public, in-person study session on June 30 during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting held in the Alpine County Government Center in Markleeville. Members of the community came to voice their opinions and provide feedback on energy efficiency in the following focus
Published: July 16, 2016
At least two consecutive good winters will be required before the Sierra forest can start to recover from four years of drought.“The trees in the forests are still extremely stressed and one season of 100 percent precipitation does not take you out of that condition,” said Federal Forest Manager Brian Garrett.Fortunately, there has been little thunderstorm activity this summer, but
Published: July 16, 2016
It’s time for area youth to help break in the courts at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club. The six tennis courts were resurfaced just in time for the junior program, led by longtime teaching professional Deanne Larsell.Spots are filling up fast for the August sessions, which are limited to eight students per class. Groups are kept small to provide more individual
Published: July 16, 2016
Golf is in Stan Jaksick’s blood.The 52-year-old Jaksick, a University of Nevada graduate, managed Lakeridge Golf Course in his 20s, and then he and his late father, Sam, developed Montreux Golf & Country Club where he stayed for 22 years as president until turning the Jack Nicklaus-designed course over to the membership back in late March.Jaksick has bought Thunder Canyon
Published: July 16, 2016
Published: July 16, 2016
December 12, 1946 – June 27, 2016Kathleen Ann Carlos, better known as Kathy or KC, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016 in Pollock Pines, California. She was born December 12, 1946, in Stockton California, to the late Barney and Mabel Smoak. She joins her husband of 50 years, Richard Carlos, who passed away this past March.Kathy
Published: July 15, 2016
Nora L. (Saunders) Chipman, 90, passed away June 24 at the Garden House of Brookdale in Gardnerville, Nev., after battling dementia for several years. Ever a talker, Nora was still telling stories of her childhood in Winnemucca, Nev. A proud third generation Nevadan, she was the third child and only girl of Frank and Lorene (Richardson) Saunders. If you knew
Published: July 15, 2016
A blessing will precede the paving of Trinity Lutheran Church’s parking lot along Douglas Avenue.Carson Valley Lutherans have been parking on the dirt lot across from the church since it was built in 1953.In addition to being paved, the new parking lot will be lit and landscaped.The formal blessing and groundbreaking will be 7 a.m. Monday.“This project has been in
Published: July 15, 2016
Local favorite Krista Jenkins, along with her band, All Hat, No Cattle, will perform at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.Krista Jenkins is a fourth-generation Nevadan, and her music brings together the beauty and difficulty of rural life, along with the universal feelings of love, loss, joy and sadness that we all experience. She is a
Published: July 15, 2016
After several years of dismal winters with minimal snowfall, it’s a welcome sight to still have visible white patches dotting the highest peaks that surround the beautiful Carson Valley. This lasting snow is good news for the water supply, and there are some simple things we can do to ensure we’re making the most of this precious resource.The Gardnerville Ranchos
Published: July 15, 2016
A quintet that plays a combination of rock, roots, gospel, blues, funk, and reggae is playing Friday, July 15 in Minden Park. The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department’s 2016 GE Family Concert Series is hosting Jelly Bread at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s gazebo. The Reno-based band is co-fronted by singer/gospel drummer, Cliff Porter, and southern-fried singer/guitarist, Dave Berry.
Published: July 15, 2016
A man who originally was denying a list of probation violations changed his plea on Tuesday.James Branson Cook, 25, vacated his hearing set for Aug. and changed his denial to admissions.He was charged with violating several terms of his probation including failing to get a substance abuse violation, lack of cooperation and not providing an address in which he lived.
Published: July 15, 2016
A 54-year-old Johnson Lane man was sentenced to six months in jail on Sunday, with half of that time suspended for two years after he admitted to domestic battery and injuring property.Perry Madsen appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.He was arrested Father’s Day after his roommate called 911 saying he was wrecking the house. Dispatchers could allegedly hear
Published: July 15, 2016
Are you a person who has an overall sense of contentment? With life’s unexpected twists and turns, are you at a place of having no regrets? Jerry and Janine Sprout have both answered these questions in the affirmative. They run Diamond Valley Company in Alpine County, publishing the best-selling Trailblazer and No Worries Travel Books. Together, they explore the world,
Published: July 15, 2016
Law enforcement agencies statewide will be focusing on distracted drivers starting July 22 through Aug. 6. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be working diligently to urge motorists to keep their eyes on the road and put away cell phones or other items that cause distractions, said spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith. “Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off
Published: July 15, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Chairs will start gathering soon for tonight’s Jelly Bread concert in Minden Park. People will follow them this evening when the band fires up.Just across town, Clay Walker is performing tonight and there are only a handful of tickets left. I count nine in the VIP seating, none together. There’s a nice group of spots over in
Published: July 15, 2016
Marc Menezes and Matt Budjako combined to win Flight A Sunday during a Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club Stableford tournament at the Carson Valley Golf Course.Menezes and Budjako posted a score of 38, seven points ahead of David Morris and Charles Poe in second-place.The race was much closer in Flight B, where John Carey and Bob Van Nort shot a
Published: July 14, 2016
Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada is known worldwide as an outdoor playground. For the Douglas County Juvenile Probation Department, those mountains also happen to provide a classroom for its Outdoor Intervention Program to help motivate local youth.The program, which has existed since the early 1980s, offers participants an opportunity to become involved with summer and winter activities around the
Published: July 14, 2016
Testa Motorsports is hosting a car wash fundraiser on Saturday to help Carson Valley resident T.J. Taylor compete at the 42nd annual Amateur National Motocross Championship Aug. 1-6 in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.The car wash will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Testa Motorsports, located at 1581 Highway 395 in Minden. Taylor is entered in the 250 C Limited 12-16
Published: July 14, 2016
A memorial service is Tuesday for BLM wildland firefighters Jacob O’Malley and Will Hawkins, who lost their lives in a single-vehicle rollover July 10 on Nevada State Route 140. The services will take place 1–4 p.m. at the Winnemucca Events Complex Exhibit Hall.O’Malley, 27, and Hawkins, 22, were returning from duty in the Denio area on their way back to
Published: July 14, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The fire near Ruby Mine in the Pine Nuts started accidentally, and it’s little wonder. It has been 47 days since the last measurable rain in Minden, and brush across Western Nevada is tinder dry. The BLM points out that 11 human-caused wild fires have claimed 8,172 acres of public land.According to the Sierra Front’s Wild Web,
Published: July 14, 2016
Dec. 22, 1925 - July 3, 2016Mary was born at Deep Dale, a farm in northern Ohio. Though her mother died when Mary was eight years old, she had time to teach her which mushrooms she found in the woods were safe to pick. Here was born her love of nature and the simple life.She met Wendell Vining on his
Published: July 13, 2016
Dec. 10, 1943 ~ July 7, 2016Peter Kraemer was born in Piesport, Germany to Adam and Mathilde Kraemer. He came through Ellis Island. Peter lived with his parents in Waterloo, Iowa where he graduated from Fresno State University.Peter worked as a real estate appraiser in the banking industry.He moved to Alaska where he started his own business in Anchorage. After
Published: July 13, 2016
More than 1,230 acres of conservation easement on Jacks Valley Ranch, located at the base of the Sierra, has been recommended for purchase in the latest round of a federal program to preserve environmentally sensitive land.Long owned by John and Rose Ascuaga, the ranch land west of Jacks Valley Road is home to 2,377 acre feet of water rights a
Published: July 13, 2016
Gardnerville, Nev. — Flying sparks from metal working started the Ruby Mine fire in the Pine Nuts on Wednesday.Incident Commander Scott Fraser said the sparks caught the cheat grass around the location on fire, which quickly spread. He said the tall sagebrush in that area still has some moisture in it, but the piñon and juniper “burned very well.”The fire
Published: July 13, 2016

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