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Nevada falls way behind when it comes to recycling, but one local business is doing their part to change that. Full Circle Soils and Compost have been in business since 1995, and they do everything they can to recycle, compost and turn old scraps into a useful product. “We recycle 25,000 cubic yards of organic material a year,” said Operations
Published: September 25, 2016
Friends and family came together Saturday to shop and enjoy the festivities at one of Genoa’s oldest and most popular events, the Candy Dance. One group of shoppers was donned in purple shirts with every year they’ve attended the event since 2000, applied to them. The group was Maryann Andrews and her friends and family who make it a yearly
Published: September 27, 2016
Formula One air racer “Madness” based out of Minden-Tahoe Airport is scheduled to participate in the first Asian Pacific pylon air race Nov. 19-20.The racer, owned by Steve Temple and crew chief Chris Dickerson, competed in the National Championship Air Races, placing sixth in the Sept. 18 Gold races.Dickerson said after the race that Madness would be crated up and
Published: September 28, 2016
Main Street Gardens and the East fork Gallery are teaming together for the annual Fall Harvest Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Park and Heritage Park Garden.Main Street Gardnerville’s Heritage Park Gardens is celebrating its fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival with fun activities for the whole family. Including a chance to look inside the heart of a beehive and
Published: September 28, 2016
We may have to start revising upward the number of people coming to Candy Dance each year.Our barometer is the distance up Jacks Valley Road visitors park after the Genoa Cemetery runs out of room around 9 a.m.This year folks were parking out past the Adams Ranch and walking more than a mile to get to the shuttle on Saturday
Published: September 28, 2016
Supporting LippmannEditor:Republicans, Democrats, independents, and non-partisan voters are coming together in Douglas County to support Larry Lippmann for School Board Trustee Area 5.Too many noneducation professionals have been trying to manage our school system from the lofty heights of the state and federal government. Larry has taught at Douglas County High School for 23 years and understands what works and
Published: September 28, 2016
The article in the Sept. 9 issue of The Record-Courier covers a request for approval by Gardnerville, Minden and the County regarding the Park Ranch Holdings proposed 2,900-home project.It brings to mind the request in April of this year by Jacques and Dominique Etchegoyhen on behalf of Park Cattle and Land to the Towns and County for support of a
Published: September 28, 2016
For Michelle Harmon thirty-two years of providing hair services is a craft and open canvas she is passionate about. She has joined with Fifth Street Salon and couldn’t be happier.“It’s always been something I enjoy,” said Harmon. “I would do my friends’ hair in high school and I always had fun with it and would try new things.”Fifth Street Salon
Published: September 28, 2016
A lawsuit between a former Minden car dealer and the family who owns the property has been settled.Barring an appeal, Michael Hohl and Carson Valley Chevrolet will have to pay the Hellwinkel family $413,905 for damage done to the former C.O.D. car lot in Minden.District Judge Tod Young signed the judgment after hearing from both parties during April and August.Michael
Published: September 28, 2016
A significant grant to Jessie’s Ranch is allowing staff to be hired and work to begin. The Seeman Foundation awarded the Family Support Council with $201,000 to begin to hire and train the first batch of staff.Last December they were awarded $112,000 by the Seeman Foundation to start Jessie’s Ranch and go through the process with the state for certification.
Published: September 28, 2016
A man who attorneys described as indigent is getting a chance to turn his life around in a treatment program. Sean Fredrick Walton, 30, was detained for trespassing at the Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa when police found him in possession of methamphetamine. He was charged with transporting a controlled substance instead of trafficking after he was found with 5
Published: September 28, 2016
Some of music’s most recognizable faces are hanging in the Foyer Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College. Record-Courier photographer Jim Grant is displaying “Music Through the Camera Lens,” 20 images taken at concerts put on annually at Harveys Lake Tahoe in Stateline.Grant, who also teaches at the college, will give a brief talk about the exhibit at an artist’s reception
Published: September 28, 2016
Karen E. Fitch, age 69, of Logansport, IN, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital on Friday, September 23, 2016. Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel, 574-753-6282
Published: September 27, 2016
John Munyan and the Douglas High boys cross country team turned in third-place performances Friday at the Reed Invitational in Sparks. Munyan ran 16:45 over the 5,000-meter layout at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in a race that saw the top five runners cross the finish within 13 seconds of each other. Reed senior Anthony Ocegueda won in 16:33, while Galena’s
Published: September 27, 2016
Susan Cowan returned home to Carson Valley as a gold medalist from the Nevada State Senior Olympics tennis tournament on Sept. 19 in Las Vegas.Cowan swept through her women’s 60-64 age group singles bracket with three straight victories at the Darling Tennis Center. Cowan won her semifinal match 6-2, 7-5 and then bested Virginia Adams of Las Vegas in the
Published: September 27, 2016
Saturday was a time for new stars to shine for the Coleville High football team. Lucas Loggins and Quinton Castro, just to name two, scored their first career touchdowns for the Wolves in a 56-6 Western 1A 8-man football victory at home against Pyramid Lake.Coleville (2-1 league, 4-1 overall) led 38-0 after one quarter and 50-6 at halftime against Pyramid
Published: September 27, 2016
Nearly three-dozen students graduated from this year’s Senior Citizen’s Academy Sept. 12-16.Presented by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County TRIAD presented this year’s 34 students attended the academy, which culminated in a graduation ceremony and refreshments. The goal of the Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy is to provide crime fighting educational programs, fire safety and general information to
Published: September 27, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Sen. Lawrence Jacbosen clearly belongs in the first Douglas High School Hall of Fame, which will be formally inducted on Wednesday. Also on the list is Douglas High School math teacher Gaye Tyndall, graduate Dan Hamer who donated a kidney to a co-worker and former R-C intern Ashley Hennefer-Warren. We’ll have more about these folks coming up.Three
Published: September 27, 2016
Wyatt Pratt couldn’t have picked a better time to score his first career goal for the Douglas High boys soccer team.The freshman’s second half goal proved to be the difference Saturday as Douglas broke into the win column for the first time this season by a 1-0 decision against Bishop Manogue in Reno.Despite its record, Douglas (1-5-1 Sierra League, 1-6-1
Published: September 26, 2016
3/19/1941 - 9/22/2016Ronald passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Medical Center on Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was 75 years old. Ronald was born in Ada, OK, where he graduated from Ada High School in 1959. He then attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, and later graduated from East Central University in Ada, OK, where he earned a
Published: September 26, 2016
A Wellington resident who died in a Friday afternoon collision on Kingsbury Grade was identified Monday as Carrie Hilderbrand, 47.Hilderbrand was the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder that drifted into the opposing lanes of the highway and into the path of an oncoming motorhome, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.The 2016 Leprechaun motorhome was about a mile below the Carson
Published: September 26, 2016
Abby Jens scored a goal midway through the first half that stood as the difference Saturday in the Douglas High girls soccer team’s 1-0 Sierra League victory against Bishop Manogue in Reno.A stellar defensive effort helped Douglas (6-0-1 league, 7-1-1 overall) preserve its lead the rest of the way in a rematch of last year’s region tournament championship contest won
Published: September 26, 2016
The Sierra Lutheran High volleyball team weren’t phased in the least after dropping their first set on Friday night against two-time defending Western 1A league champion Smith Valley.Instead, the Falcons pulled themselves back for a 3-1 victory and vaulted into sole possession of first-place in the league standings. Sierra Lutheran won 22-25, 25-22, 29-27, 25-21 as Smith Valley (3-1, 9-4)
Published: September 26, 2016
Despite a career-high 196 yards rushing from Cole Contreras, the Sierra Lutheran Falcons came up on the short end of a 50-9 score Saturday against undefeated Excel Christian during a Western 1A 8-man football game in Sparks.Excel Christian (2-0 league, 4-0 overall) was led by quarterback Noah Denson with 144 rushing yards and Jeshua Fixel with 141 yards. They each
Published: September 26, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval said Wednesday he plans to call a special legislative session in the second week of October to deal with the proposed Raiders’ football stadium plan.He also indicated his agenda would include the funding for expansion of the Las Vegas convention center and the sales tax hike to put more police officers on the streets in Clark County.He
Published: September 26, 2016
The relatively wet winter in 2015 bodes both well and ill for bear problems in western Nevada.That moisture created a lot more food in the Sierra so the bears didn’t have to come down into west side Carson City and south Reno neighborhoods this summer. That’s the good news.The bad news is that same moisture produced a bumper crop of
Published: September 26, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A California man who had 5 grams of methamphetamine is expected to get probation on condition he complete Western Regional Drug Court. Sean F. Walton, 30, is scheduled to appear in district court this morning on a charge of transporting a controlled substance.The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be at Pulse Fitness 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Published: September 26, 2016
In 2016, 35 watercraft out of the 7,500 inspected before entering Lake Tahoe were harboring aquatic invasive plants, mussels or snails, according to the Tahoe Resource Conservation District According to monitoring and scientific reports, Lake Tahoe remains free of new invasive species introductions, which are major threats to the overall health of Lake Tahoe and surrounding waterbodies. In total, more
Published: September 26, 2016
Even though a quarter-century has passed, Zack Wyman vividly remembers how one conversation from his senior year at Douglas High School put him on a road that led to his current role as general manager and director of golf at the Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington, Vt.Wyman had experienced success in golf at Douglas, including two trips to
Published: September 25, 2016
Record-Courier Senior Business Development Manager Tara Addeo was honored by the Nevada Press Association at its annual convention in Mesquite on Saturday night.A longtime Carson Valley resident, Addeo joined The R-C’s staff in August 2013.The Record-Courier received several editorial and advertising awards at the convention.Former R-C staff writer Sarah Hauck won first place for best feature for her story on
Published: September 25, 2016
Crowds thronged to Nevada’s oldest town on Saturday, prompting one shopper to liken the annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Fair to Disneyland.Parked cars stretched for nearly two miles down both sides of Jacks Valley Road on Saturday afternoon.Town Manager Phil Ritger said the attendance beat last year’s, with $30,000 in candy sales.The annual event in Genoa continues today, with
Published: September 25, 2016
Author Frank Tortorich will speak on his book, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson, pioneer mail carrier of the Sierra in a free presentation at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on 10 a.m. today.John A. Thompson was born Norway in 1827. His family emigrated to the U.S. just 10 years later and by 1851 John was a young man, ready to
Published: September 25, 2016
The Douglas High School music department is marching into the school year with several competitions and shows. The marching band has been invited to the San Diego Holiday Bowl Dec. 26-29 where they will perform during the Big Balloon Parade and a battle of the bands competition.They will also be competing at McQueen High School, Galena High School and the
Published: September 24, 2016
All 4 Charity gratitude expressedEditor,The “All 4 Charity” King Crab & Stakeout celebrated its seventh year on Aug. 12. It was held this year at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.The event has become a wonderful way to raise funds that support community organizations. Proceeds from this year’s dinner support Me-for-Incredible-Youth (MEFIYI), Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) and Young
Published: September 24, 2016
Nathan Rothchild, left, jockeys for position along with Whittell’s Clyde Quillin, middle, and a yellow crayon Tuesday at the start of their race during the 25th annual South Tahoe Retro Relays. The event featured a costume contest as well as relay and individual races. The Douglas Tigers competed Friday at the Reed Invitational, where John Munyan ran 16:45 for 5
Published: September 24, 2016
Justin Kinser, riding for the Alta Alpina Cycling Club composite team, won the freshman boys race Sept. 10 at the Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League’s Ironhorse Roundup in Reno.The Douglas High School student clocked a time of 59 minutes, 50 seconds over three laps to outdistance a field of 30 riders in the freshman race at Hidden Valley Regional Park. He
Published: September 24, 2016
Will Barnard returned the game’s opening kickoff 60 yards to set up one touchdown and then caught a 60-yard scoring pass Friday night to put the Reno Huskies on track to a 49-24 win at home against the Douglas Tigers.Reno (5-0 overall) scored on three straight possessions to take a 21-0 lead at Foster Field in the final nonleague game
Published: September 24, 2016
November 27, 1929 - September 5, 2016.Jim passed peacefully at home attended by his immediate family. He is survived by his wife, Christina; his six children, James Jr., Nancy, Kathleen, Phillip, Peter, and Christina; his six grandchildren, Matthew, Jeffrey, Mary, Michaella, Megan, and Conrad; and his brother, Mike. Jim was born in Philadelphia where he attended St. Francis de Sales
Published: September 23, 2016
Sept. 21, 1939 – Sept. 7, 2016Dick was born in Manhattan, New York to William and Katherine Garren.Dick moved to California in 1947. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1957, and was a graduate of Diablo Valley College with a degree in Fire Science. Dick was also a 4th degree black belt in Judo.Dick’s jobs included PGE, Concord
Published: September 23, 2016
Freshman Anna Bertolone put down 12 kills Thursday night to help the Douglas High volleyball team post a 3-0 victory at home against Reno 3.Douglas (5-1 league, 15-2 overall) won by set scores of 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 in its final Northern 4A cross-over match.The Tigers open the Sierra League portion of their schedule Tuesday with a key matchup against defending
Published: September 23, 2016
All it took was a little artistic license to bring Jobs Peak north closer to Genoa in this year’s Candy Dance poster.“That’s why painters rule,” Reno artist Erik Holland said of his creation which has been framed and will be auctioned off this weekend.Holland said he created the painting specifically for this year’s Candy Dance.He said it started out as
Published: September 23, 2016
Two cheerleaders, a mascot, swim team, band, track, and speech and debate members make up Douglas High School’s 2016 homecoming court. In order to qualify as a nominee the students must have a good academic standing and respectable conduct. Out of approximately 439 seniors, the twelve are honored to be nominated.“It’s a great honor that shows you are respected among
Published: September 21, 2016
While deer and antelope are welcome to play out on the range, they’re not welcome on Minden-Tahoe Airport’s airstrips.“At one time we had a herd of 70 deer on the airport,” Airport Manager Bobbi Thompson said. “That obviously brought the coyotes who would feed on the deer and a mountain lion and a bear.”Last week, Douglas County commissioners accepted a
Published: September 20, 2016
A jury may get to decide whether Douglas County failed to prevent damage from flooding to North Valley properties during the summers of 2014 and 2015.Douglas County is denying allegations that it contributed to the damage done to about two-dozen properties during the floods that affected homeowners in upper Johnson Lane.Calling the rainstorms that struck the Pine Nuts bringing floodwater
Published: September 23, 2016
The driver of a sport utility vehicle involved in a collision on Kingsbury Grade died from her injuries, the Nevada Highway Patrol reported.Kingsbury Grade remained closed for more than six hours, after a Nissan Pathfinder and a motorhome collided a mile and a half down the Carson Valley side.The head-on collision was reported at 1:21 p.m.A passenger in the Pathfinder
Published: September 23, 2016
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee Police officers arrested two Nevada residents in the Glenshire subdivision Thursday night on suspicion of felony theft and misdemeanor heroin possession, among other crimes.At about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the area of the Glenshire General Store on Dorchester Drive for a report of two suspicious subjects loitering near closed businesses, according to a statement
Published: September 23, 2016
Douglas Pop Warner football battled weather elements in preparation for two home games at Stodick Park last Friday and two away games against the Carson Senators and the Reno Grizzlies. The Douglas Pee Wees were 33-0 victors at home against the Sparks Ducks. Coach Darren Daniels said: “We were able to accomplish almost all of our offensive and defensive goals
Published: September 23, 2016
Only a few minutes had elapsed last Friday after the end of their 48-0 triumph before the Douglas Tigers began to look at a major test coming up.The Tigers go on the road tonight to play the undefeated Reno Huskies in the final tune-up in preparation for the Sierra League season. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff
Published: September 23, 2016
Brian Polian doesn’t want to hear that the Purdue Boilermakers have won just seven games since the start of the 2013 season.“That is still a Big 10 team,” the Nevada Wolf Pack head coach said this week. “They still have Big 10 players.”The Wolf Pack, 2-1 after a 38-14 win over the Buffalo Bulls at Mackay Stadium, will head to
Published: September 23, 2016
A burning speaker in the main gym at Douglas High School prompted a response from East Fork firefighters 5:15 p.m. Thursday.According to Principal Marty Swisher, the speaker began to spark and burst into flames during the junior varsity volleyball match against Reno High School.One of the coaches used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames while East Fork was en
Published: September 23, 2016
A gathering of local authors 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Douglas County Public Library will feature appearances by Todd Borg and Mike White. Other participating authors include: Mary Ansari; Ken Beaton; Tracy Clark; Tammy Grace; Sandie La Nae; Bill “Wade” Morgan; Mary Randall; Jerry and Janine Sprout; Lin Wilder; and Kimberly Wilkes. They will sell their books, meet readers,
Published: September 23, 2016
A California woman will be spending close to a decade in prison for stealing.Danielle Benefield, 34, was sentenced on Tuesday for fraudulent use of a credit card for her July 2015 offense. She brushed up against a woman at WalMart and stole the woman’s clutch and used her credit cards.Around the same time she was arrested in Washoe County for
Published: September 23, 2016
A project to convert a Gardnerville gas station into a visitors center received an endorsement from Douglas County commissioners last week.Commissioners voted to rank Gardnerville’s Eagle Gas Station project No. 1 for a $269,000 federal grant in a second round of funding.Assistant Planner Lucille Rao said the project is ready to go, and that Gardnerville has the in-kind funds for
Published: September 23, 2016
A half-dozen meetings to present a stormwater management program to Douglas County residents drew more than 130 people over the past two weeks.The last meeting was held in Fish Springs on Wednesday night, where 17 residents turned out to listen to the presentation and ask questions.A meeting on Tuesday in Topaz Ranch Estates had the distinction of drawing the largest
Published: September 23, 2016
More than 50,000 motorcyclists will be on the roads across Western Nevada for the 2016 Street Vibrations Motorcycle Rally, according to Street Vibrations Fall Rally website.As a result, the Nevada Highway Patrol is asking motorists to use extra caution over the weekend to avoid collisions.Some of the top reasons drivers do not see motorcycles: Speeds are more difficult to gauge
Published: September 23, 2016
May 6, 1942 ~ Sept. 18, 2016Annette Groso passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada with family by her side.Ann was born on May 6, 1942 in Manhattan, New York. She spent her early childhood years living between New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a young adult she later settled in California Then in 1968, she
Published: September 22, 2016
June 2, 1918 – September 3, 2016William Emil Rudhman, 98, passed away at his home in Minden, Nevada on September 3, 2016, with family at his side. William was born to William H. Rudhman and Edna A. Liljeblad on June 2, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from York High School in Elmhurst, IL.William entered active military service on Oct.
Published: September 22, 2016
Dannie Carl Buis, 83 of Gardnerville, passed away on September 20, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800
Published: September 22, 2016
June 24, 1953 - Sept. 8, 2016Donna left her earthly existence on Thursday, September 8, 2016 with her loving children, son, Jesse Smith, daughter Brooke Smith and friends by her side. - Ever so gently - With angels wings,was lifted unto the Heavens God Speed “Starshine” Sweet DreamsCelebration of Life, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Bently
Published: September 22, 2016
Nothing personal mind you, but Werner Christen would rather not have to coach against the Reno Huskies play again this season. Never mind that the Douglas High girls soccer team outlasted Reno Tuesday afternoon, 4-2, during a back-and-forth Northern 4A cross-over contest in Minden that saw the score tied twice. It was a duel that could well have been a
Published: September 22, 2016
Nine players contributed kills and six players combined for 17 aces to pace a balanced attack Tuesday night when the Douglas High volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 victory at home against Hug.Douglas (4-1 league, 14-2 overall) won 25-3, 25-4, 25-7 against the Hawks (0-10).Isabelle Peterson had eight kills and Talyn Jackson had seven aces for the Tigers. Jackson finished
Published: September 22, 2016
Despite winning six of eight doubles sets on Tuesday, the Douglas High boys tennis team came up short overall in a 10-8 loss against Damonte Ranch in Reno.Damonte Ranch (7-1 league) earned six points from its talented singles combo of Tim Zagar and Ezekiel Brooke en route to the win against Douglas (2-6). Zagar, a senior, is the defending region
Published: September 22, 2016
A second half goal was the difference Wednesday afternoon in the Douglas High boys soccer team’s 1-0 Northern 4A cross-over loss at home against Reno.Douglas (0-5-1 league, 0-6-1 overall) was coming off a 2-1 defeat against Hug on Saturday and has now lost three times this season by a single goal. The Tigers have not allowed more than three goals
Published: September 22, 2016
Fourteen players saw action on the court Tuesday in the Douglas High girls tennis team’s 13-5 win against Damonte Ranch.Douglas (5-3 league) took over sole possession of fifth-place in the Northern 4A standings and remained unbeaten at home this season. Only three members of the Douglas starting lineup lost, all to Damonte Ranch (3-5) standout Amy Gao, a junior who
Published: September 22, 2016
Students and adults alike will have an opportunity to participate in archery tag games and target practice on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the Douglas County Community and Senior Center gym.Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, the event is open to adults as well as students in sixth through 12th grades. Students 18 and under need to
Published: September 22, 2016
Douglas High freshman Aspen Smokey shot a career-best 98 and placed sixth on the individual leader board Tuesday during Sierra League girls golf tournament play at Genoa Lakes.Smokey finished 15 shots behind the individual medalist, Jessica Stanton of Wooster, during a tournament hosted by Douglas on the Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes.“She played very well on her home course. She
Published: September 22, 2016
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college: SOCCERALEXIS VON SCHOTTENSTEIN — Menlo College (Atherton, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Von Schottenstein scored two goals Saturday in Menlo’s 5-2 win at home against Soka. Her goal in the 22nd minute gave Menlo a 2-0 lead and then she capped off
Published: September 22, 2016
Evelyn F. Burton – 89, of Wellington, Nevada passed away on September 17, 2016 in Wellington, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.
Published: September 21, 2016
June 13, 1925 ~ Sept. 11, 2016Edith Gladys McCann, 91 passed on September 11, 2016, Mammoth Lakes Hospital. Born June 13, 1925 to Ed and Rosie McCann, Mono Lake, CA. A member of Bridgeport Indian Colony and lifelong resident of Bridgeport, CA. Survived by brother, Kenneth August, Bridgeport, Joe McCann, Yerington; sisters, Deora McCann Carrera, Yerington, Genevieve “Jennie” McCann Dick
Published: September 21, 2016
Sept. 14, 1920 – Sept. 1, 2016Joan peacefully passed away at Mountain View Nursing Home I Carson City, Nevada on September 1, 2016.Joan Lorraine (Drynan) Copley was born September 14, 1920 to William and Phyllis Drynan, in Boxvale, Queensland, Australia.Her early years were spent on a family owned cattle station in Australia, where she became an accomplished horsewoman. Her early
Published: September 21, 2016
The Tahoe Rim Trail took root 35 years ago as the Tahoe Basin experienced an influx in outdoor recreation on public lands. As recreational opportunities in the Basin grew, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association was formed in 1981 to carry a unified vision forward; a long-distance trail which would circumnavigate Lake Tahoe from the ridge tops of the surrounding mountain
Published: September 21, 2016
A giant inflatable fish will greet visitors to Taylor Creek Oct. 1-2 for the annual Fall Fish Festival.Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, the event takes place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. The festival is an
Published: September 21, 2016
Students and adults alike will have an opportunity to participate in archery tag games and target practice on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. in the Douglas County Community and Senior Center gym.Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department, the event is open to adults as well as students in sixth through 12th grades. Students 18 and under need to
Published: September 21, 2016
One Minden antique store is gearing up for their grand opening ceremony complete with a barbecue and a chance to check out their entire inventory. Red Barn Antiques is hosting their grand opening on Sept. 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The antique store is located in the Minden Blacksmith building at 1578 U.S. Highway 395 and
Published: September 21, 2016
Carson Valley’s biggest party is also a fundraiser for Nevada’s oldest town.The annual Candy Dance Art & Craft Faire is this weekend in Genoa, featuring 300-some booths, dinner and homemade candy.Tickets are still available to the dinner-dance that gives the event its name, although tickets for the 1919 Society tables have been sold out, according to Town Manager Phil Ritger.Dinner
Published: September 21, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The county’s stormwater management meetings wrap up today at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department, which was the scene of an Aug. 6, 2014, night flood on Pine Nut Creek. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.I can smell rain this morning, but it won’t stay today, as the wind picks up at noon bringing both a red
Published: September 21, 2016
No instance shows the importance of voting than that dealing with the lifting of the weight ordinance at Minden-Tahoe Airport in 2010. Approval of that question was decided 10,468 to 10,190, or by 278 votes.It wouldn’t have required much to tip the vote the other way, and there were certainly folks who tried.On Thursday, Commission Chairman Doug Johnson thanked the
Published: September 21, 2016
No new taxes or feesEditor:I am opposed to any new taxes or fees, including the proposed, in my opinion, ludicrous “Stormwater Utility Fee” that are imposed on Douglas residents by, in my opinion, arrogant politicians who claim to be Republicans, without first putting new or increased taxes and fees on the ballot for the voters to decide. The Douglas County
Published: September 21, 2016
Native Nevadan Heather M. Parsons, DMD acquired Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Minden. On Aug. 16, 2016, Parsons took ownership of Valley Pediatric Dentistry and, along with her team, will be providing Northern Nevada youth with pediatric dental care.After graduating from Virginia City High School, Parsons attended and received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry with distinction from the University of Nevada,
Published: September 21, 2016
Cyclists and motorists of all kinds rode and drove into the Heritage park sporting pink bandannas and shirts in honor of Austin Kirby during the Austin’s House poker run Saturday. Austin’s House, located in Douglas County, provides emergency shelter and care for children between the ages of birth to 18 years old. The children placed at Austin’s House have been
Published: September 21, 2016
Entering his employer’s house and stealing items has landed one man facing prison time. Reese Kizer, 27, pleaded guilty on Monday to an October 2015 charge of felony theft. Kizer’s employer noticed that items had started showing up missing, like jewelry, so he installed several hidden cameras. The cameras showed Kizer entering through the dog door with a woman. It
Published: September 21, 2016
An Indian Hills resident waived a hearing in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning.Daniel Vanhooser, 57, was arrested early on the morning of April 6 after deputies arrived at an early morning call to hear gunshots coming from a home on Tourmaline.After a short time, Vanhooser left the house and was taken into custody at gunpoint without incident.The victim
Published: September 21, 2016
The Business Council of Douglas County’s Hallmark event of the year, the annual Critical Issues Conference will convene 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29. Each year the event attracts hundreds of Northern Nevada’s top thought leaders in the worlds of business, politics and media. This year’s agenda is highlighted by a keynote address from economist Mr. Jim Rounds who
Published: September 21, 2016
The Nevada Department of Transportation is reminding Nevada residents that there is one month left to enter a raffle to receive a “Welcome to Nevada” sign as the old, obsolete highway signs are redesigned and replaced. The iconic signs depicting a lone prospector have stood at many interstate and freeway entrances into Nevada, welcoming drivers to the state for approximately
Published: September 21, 2016
Nevada’s controversial commerce tax outperformed projections by a substantial margin in its first year.Taxation Director Deonne Contine said as the state closed its books on the 2016 Fiscal Year Friday, the tax had generated $143,508,593 in revenue for the General Fund. That’s more than 17 percent above the $119,826,000 it was projected to raise in year one.“We’re happy the commerce
Published: September 21, 2016
Coach Ernie Monfiletto couldn’t help but feel pride Friday after watching the Douglas High football team turn in its best performance to date this season in a 48-0 win against North Valleys.Especially considering it was the Tigers’ Military Tribute Night.“We played good fundamental football,” Monfiletto said. “These kids were focused; they wanted to pay tribute to the veterans and active
Published: September 20, 2016
It’s still only September, yet John Munyan and his Douglas High cross country teammates have every right to be encouraged by their Sierra League meet performance Friday in Reno.Munyan ran to first-place and set the pace as the Tigers bested rival Galena in a matchup between teams expected to contend for three berths to the state meet in November.Douglas packed
Published: September 20, 2016
The Douglas High girls tennis team dropped a 13-5 decision against Bishop Manogue Thursday in a matchup between Northern 4A conference playoff challengers in Reno.Manogue (6-1 league) remained tied for second-place with Carson in the conference standings with a win against Douglas (4-3) that was closer than the final score showed.There were some encouraging signs for the Tigers, even in
Published: September 20, 2016
Five different players combined to rush for eight touchdowns Saturday in Sierra Lutheran High’s 78-6 Western 1A 8-man football win against Pyramid Lake.Cole Contreras joined sophomores Nathan Waite and Thomas Mellum to rush for two touchdowns each for Sierra Lutheran (1-2), which led 21-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at halftime at Falcon Field.Contreras rushed for 132 yards on six
Published: September 20, 2016
It still looks like the road to the Western 1A 8-man football championship runs through Zephyr Cove.Two-time defending league champion Whittell sprinted to a 76-8 homecoming win Friday night against Coleville in a matchup between undefeated teams at Gary Lundergreen Field. Five players combined to score 10 touchdowns for Whittell (1-0 league, 3-0 overall) against Coleville (1-1, 3-1).“Although we are
Published: September 20, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A red flag warning for gusty winds and low humidity goes into effect at noon today. The warning issued by the National Weather Service indicates extreme fire danger through 8 p.m. A fire weather watch has been issued for noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday. That will likely turn into another red flag warning.Smoke from the Owens River
Published: September 20, 2016
Temporary traffic closures will be in place on Highway 28 south of Incline Village in coming weeks as part of a Nevada Department of Transportation project to construct a shared use path and enhance roadway safety and water quality.Lane closures, with up to 30-minute travel delays, will be in place all day Wednesday and again Sept. 26 through Oct. 7
Published: September 19, 2016
Invites all who knew Nick, to join them in celebrating his remarkable life.A Celebration of Life will be held this Saturday, 11am, for this longtime resident of Gardnerville, at the Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Rd, Gardnerville Ranchos, with a potluck immediately following.
Published: September 19, 2016
Dylan Berke and Josh Brown each won two of their three singles sets Thursday, however, the Douglas High boys tennis team came up on the short end of a 10-8 score at home against Bishop Manogue.Douglas (2-5 league) won four of six sets in the third round, including all three of the doubles sets, but Manogue (5-2) was able to
Published: September 19, 2016
This time, the Douglas High volleyball team had a more enjoyable trip to Sparks.Two nights after falling in three straight sets at Spanish Springs, the Tigers went on the road again Thursday and rebounded to post a 3-0 Northern 4A cross-over victory against Reed in Sparks. The Tigers won by set scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-12.Douglas (3-1 league, 13-2 overall)
Published: September 19, 2016
Smoke from the Owens River fire drifted into Carson Valley on Monday affecting air quality in Gardnerville.According to the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection’s air quality meter in Ranchos Aspen Park, air quality dropped to moderate Monday morning.Southwest winds are expected to bring more smoke into the Valley today.Winds from that direction are expected to increase on Tuesday, prompting the
Published: September 19, 2016
When the Legislature changed the law for medical marijuana to establish dispensaries, Douglas County chose to opt out.That won’t be an option under the law proposed under Question 2.Anyone living within 25 miles of a dispensary, won’t be allowed to grow their own plants, according to a presentation made to the Minden Town Board by the Partnership of Community Resources’
Published: September 19, 2016
The Good Governance Group of Douglas County announced this week that it is in the final stages of planning a free Voters Forum to be held on Oct. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Hwy 395 in Minden. The forum will feature pro and con presentations on four issues that will be on the November ballot, including state Question
Published: September 19, 2016
A little over a month ago, a pastor friend of mine passed on. He was a man who left a legacy of service to his leaders and church family. On Saturday one of my very best friends in Montana passed and left a legacy of faith, integrity, and honor. Sunday my brother passed and left a legacy of passion for
Published: September 19, 2016
In early 2015, Ken and Amber Terhune’s eldest of seven children, Sierra, began experiencing severe headaches and dizziness. The family went from one doctor to another seeking treatment but no one could determine what was wrong until they were sent to Oakland. There doctors located a tumor and diagnosed it as a malignant neoplasm of the brain, astrocytoma, a type
Published: September 19, 2016

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