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Gardnerville Ranchos resident Davelyn Miyashiro is well-known as the lady who makes the leis for Douglas High School graduates, but recently she tried her hand at something else — skydiving.The following is what she wrote about her experience:Checklist before leaving home: good underwear or Depends, change of clothes and baby wipes (as done in kindergarten), own hair and teeth, body
Published: May 27, 2016
Minden, Nev. — Douglas High School’s Class of 2016 was given an opportunity to reflect on its past, present and future as the sun began to set on a sunny and breezy Thursday afternoon.For Pablo Laird, it came all together suddenly when he marched into the Big George Athletic venue with about 400 classmates.“It was very emotional,” said Laird, who
Published: May 27, 2016
A Gardnerville man will spend at least 19 months in prison after taking a van full of tools out of the Topsy Lane Walmart’s parking lot. Bobby Tresner, 53, was sentenced to up to four years on Monday for grand larceny. Tresner was arrested Jan. 4 after deputies responded to a report of a man wandering in his pajama bottoms
Published: May 27, 2016
Opposed to pool rate increaseEditor:Last week, a handful of concerned citizens attended a meeting of the Carson Valley Swim Center. Their purpose was to protest the recent implementation of a new fee schedule at the center that doubled the charges for using the facility. The new fees not only impact all of the residents of the Carson Valley, they specifically
Published: May 27, 2016
After failing to pay child support for his two children, one Reno man will be spending at least the next eight years behind bars. Patrick Kevin McKinnon, 59, is currently serving a prison sentence for a DUI, and he will remain locked up to serve time for not paying child support. He was sentenced to 24-60 months in prison for
Published: May 27, 2016
First-grader Ryland Cervantez unfolded her map of the River Fork Ranch Conservancy area and pointed to one of the shaded bench areas and said, “We haven’t been here yet. I want to explore and find that after lunch.” Ryland was one of nearly 50 first-grade students from Gardnerville Elementary School that were taking in the sites of the nature conservancy
Published: May 27, 2016
More than 400 Douglas County residents joined the Republican Party in preparation for the 2016 primary election.According to figures released by Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis, 400 new voters registered between May 2 and Tuesday, the deadline.“There were a lot of people going from active to inactive, and quite a few changed their party to Republican,” she said.The big draw in the
Published: May 27, 2016
A present for his 11th birthday last August has gone a long way for young Cooper Davies.Cooper, a Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School sixth-grader, has taken that archery bow and used it to produce some impressive results in the past year, highlighted by a first-place performance at the National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Marked 3D Championship May 6-8 in Redding, Calif.Cooper won
Published: May 26, 2016
Roger Hala, Ken Smitreski and Larry Rutledge combined to win the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club Tournament team event on Sunday.The tournament at the Carson Valley Golf Course featured a four-man team format with a combination of one gross score and one net score.Fred Coons, Charles Poe, Jim Tavernier and John Guidicatti took second-place. Jeff Schreiber, Richard Torok, Joe Morrison
Published: May 26, 2016
A defense expert witness said the skull fracture that resulted in Ava Douglas’ death could have been the result of a fall described by Trent Getty.Dr. Chris Van Ee testified on Wednesday that he determined a fall from about 6 feet could have resulted in Ava’s death.Van Ee is a biomedical engineer at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.He said
Published: May 26, 2016
Stateline casinos took another double digit hit in April, dropping 12.82 percent compared to the same month in 2015.According to figures released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Lake Tahoe clubs raked in $12.7 million during the month. They are down 3.84 percent compared to last year with only two months left in the fiscal year.According to the state,
Published: May 26, 2016
The third graduation for ASPIRE Academy took the party inside on Wednesday after the threat of rain forced organizers to reconsider their plans to hold it at TJ’s Corral.But that didn’t dampen the spirits of more than 40 graduates and their families as they celebrated obtaining a diploma.The class valedictorian was McKayla Robinson and the salutatorian was Stephanie Long.More than
Published: May 26, 2016
It’s that time again to dust off the lawn chairs and head out to Minden Park bright and early to stake claim on prime concert spots. The GE Family Concert Series begins Friday featuring a tribute to the Beatles.All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Concerts are free of charge due to the generous contributions of
Published: May 25, 2016
Zachary Ingrey isn’t what you would call a prototype diver.First of all, the Douglas High School senior stands 6-foot-1. And then, you have to consider he has only been with the sport for three years.Ingrey has made the most out that short time, however, emerging as a two-time state meet qualifier who contributed to Northern Division I Region championship Douglas
Published: May 25, 2016
TRINIDAD, Colo — The heart-tugging defeat might go down as the most memorable game Western Nevada College ever played on the baseball diamond; this for a program that won three Western District tournament titles and participated in three National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.Showing great character and unwavering competitiveness, the Wildcats rallied from an eight-run deficit after giving up
Published: May 25, 2016
A summer schedule of local volleyball events begins June 12 when the eighth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held at Lampe Park.Three adult divisions and three youth divisions are being offered for the tournament. Registration will open at 8 a.m. and play starts at 9.Adult divisions include men’s, women’s and coed, while the youth divisions are “open”
Published: May 25, 2016
Football has played an important role in Billy McHenry’s life from the time when he was growing up in Georgia.McHenry, 51, is now preparing for a new chapter in the sport after his appointment last week as Sierra Lutheran High School’s head football coach. McHenry comes into the new program with previous experience as head coach at Sparks High and
Published: May 25, 2016
A Minden woman was injured in a traffic collision at Highway 395 and Johnson Lane on Sunday.Coralyn Azevedo, 75, was helicoptered to Renown Regional Medical Center after the 1 p.m. wreck.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, Azevedo pulled out from Johnson Lane to make a left turn against a red light.The Chevrolet Spark she was driving collided with a Ford
Published: May 25, 2016
I have discovered a new weed to hate in my yard. Although its scientific name is Galium aparine (Latin for “to seize”), I prefer its more descriptive common names: sticky weed, cleavers, stickywilly, robin-run-the hedge, Velcro weed, goosegrass, or catchweed bedstraw. While I have no idea why it is called stickywilly, Velcro weed makes perfect sense, because it holds on
Published: May 25, 2016
A Gardnerville resident has been sending care packages overseas to deployed Nevada Army National Guard members for the last 15 years. Of the more than 2,000 boxes Gold Star Mom Sally Wiley has packed, her most recent returned like a boomerang, in a different way. “In all the years I have been sending care packages I have never gotten a
Published: May 25, 2016
There is a reason for so many of us here on earth. We need each other. Healthy dependency is the hallmark of an abundant relationship. Reciprocity, free from an anxious need to give and receive allows for serendipitous moments. We do our best to work on our own issues, be introspective and learn from our mistakes. When we do this,
Published: May 25, 2016
The Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II vintage aircraft will be featured at Minden-Tahoe Airport from June 16 to 19. Four vintage aircraft will be featured: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang.In honor of World War II veterans the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour features extremely rare bomber and
Published: May 20, 2016
Valedictorian Kaleb Morris and Salutatorian Koby Hinnant walked out of the Douglas High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics building together on their way to meet reporters Monday to talk about their futures.Morris has been accepted to Stanford, where he may study computer science, but he’s open to other fields and could end up studying math.“I’m going in with an
Published: May 24, 2016
Two men who led deputies on related Feb. 27 high speed chases through Carson Valley were sent to prison on Monday.Timothy Phillips, 41, answered to charges stemming from his arrest.Phillips pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance and attempting to elude a police officer.He was sentenced to 28-72 months on both charges and those sentences are to run at
Published: May 25, 2016
Gardnerville, Nev. — A letter seeking a grand jury investigation into Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 and the district’s dissolution were among the actions proposed by Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson on Monday.Jackson said he will send a letter to Douglas County District Judge Tod Young asking that he call a grand jury to investigate the district that
Published: May 23, 2016
Despite cloudy and cool temperatures the Trinity Lutheran Men’s Ministry fifth annual Holy Smoker BBQ and Car Show April 30 still drew a crowd. With nearly 40 cars and mounds of Tri-tip barbecue to eat, the event warranted more than $2,500 and donations to benefit Friends in Service Helping. “There were 38 registered cars that showed up and I would
Published: May 25, 2016
Brothers Josh and Blaze Czyz destroyed three out of four clay pigeons as they soared across the P&K Ranch field on Saturday.The Czyzs were two of nearly 60 youth at the 2016 Wally Adams Carson Valley Youth Day sponsored by Ducks Unlimited.“I enjoy shooting because it feels like duck hunting,” 9-year-old Blaze said. “I like the other stuff, but this
Published: May 25, 2016
MarkleevilleAssociate of Applied Science – Machine ToolDaniel Edwin FoleyGardnervilleAssociate of Applied Science – Computer Networking TechnologyCody BurkhauserZachary CuppLeoriben Geron EleccionAssociate of Applied Science – Criminal JusticeDillon Ronald HekhuisAssociate of Applied Science – Deaf StudiesTeresa NeriFabian RamosAssociate of Applied Science – General BusinessSelena DoyleAssociate of Applied Science – Graphic CommunicationsTracy ReithAssociate of Applied Science – Information TechnologyRichard Lee ThompsonAssociate of Applied
Published: May 25, 2016
Is Spock a socialist?That’s what Dave Nelson said at last week’s Town Hall Debate at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.Nelson was responding to Greg Lynn’s contention that he saw his job as a commissioner as doing the greatest good for the largest number of people.“That sounds like something Spock would say, and Spock is a socialist.”We’re pretty familiar
Published: May 25, 2016
Sandoval’s misrepresentationsEditor:Gov. Sandoval continues his lies and misrepresentations about what a repeal of the commerce tax means. The commerce tax was snuck through the legislature by RINO Republicans and Democrats last session to fund the governor’s pet project education. Remember this is the same kind of tax the people voted down by 3-1 in 2014. The commerce tax is a
Published: May 25, 2016
Two California men whose business tactics left an elderly man felling threatened and $200 lighter will spend the next 364 days in jail for their faulty practices. Sonny Sterio, 41, and Michael John, 40, were both sentenced to 364 days in jail for exploitation of an elderly person. According to court documents, Sterio and John approached Wolfgang Winkler, 70, Aug.
Published: May 25, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A group calling themselves the Let Tahoe Decide committee submitted a petition to the City of South Lake Tahoe on Monday, proposing a city ballot measure for the Tahoe Transportation District’s Highway 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project — commonly referred to as the “Loop Road.”“This is a major project. It’s going to have a wide
Published: May 25, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The prosecution has rested in the trial of Trent Getty in the death of his infant daughter. The defense’s case is scheduled to start today after hearings at 8:30 a.m.Principal Marty Swisher says graduation is still on for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, but the Grad Nite 2016 Safe and Sober event scheduled for today at Bently Science Park
Published: May 25, 2016
John Munyan followed his race plan right down to the T on Friday night. Then the Douglas High School junior posted an exclamation point with a last-lap dash that carried him to a gold medal in the Division I boys 1,600 meters at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships in Carson City.Even though he only came in with the
Published: May 24, 2016
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School won the boys eighth grade team championship last Wednesday at the Tah-Neva League track and field finals in Carson City.In the eighth-grade girls division, Alder Creek (Truckee) captured the team title by a 115-84 margin over Carson Valley during competition at Carson High School.Jonathan Coman of Pau-Wa-Lu emerged as a double winner as he dashed to first-place
Published: May 24, 2016
Shelby Koontz ended her swimming career for Douglas High School with flying colors Saturday when she earned two gold medals at the NIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in Las Vegas. First, the senior set a state meet record in the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:02.57 effort, then she came back to successfully defend her title in the 100
Published: May 24, 2016
Two years ago, Elaina Marchegger was riding horses. Now, she’s a five-time individual state champion in track and field.Aided by the junior’s sweep of the three distance races last weekend, the Sierra Lutheran High girls won their third straight Division IV team championship at the state track and field meet in Carson City.Marchegger won the Division IV 800- and 3,200-meter
Published: May 24, 2016
Nearly half of the 2016 Western Nevada College nursing graduates will be coming to work for Carson-Tahoe Hospital. With a total of 20 Western Nevada nursing graduates filling positions at Carson Tahoe, the health system’s Chief Nursing Officer, Anna Anders, was an official speaker during the Friday’s pinning ceremony. “Carson Tahoe Health is dedicated to coaching, mentoring, and training the
Published: May 23, 2016
Hello fellow anglers. I wanted to give you a small report on the higher lakes in the Alpine County area. Although down in the valley the temperatures have been in the low 40s to mid-70 degrees, the higher lakes are still in winter, spring mode. Temperatures are in the low 30s and not rising until after mid-day and may only
Published: May 22, 2016
The Carson Valley Fire U10 girls soccer team returned home with a second-place finish from the Wild West Shootout last weekend in Carson City.The Fire won twice on Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex — 5-1 over the Great Basin Youth Soccer Untouchables and 3-0 over South Tahoe FC Hustle — then lost in the championship game Sunday against the Sagebrush
Published: May 22, 2016
A new Description of Effect for the petition to repeal the commerce tax was approved by Carson City District Judge James Wilson late Friday.Although Craig Mueller, lawyer for the RIP Commerce Tax PAC, said they will have new petitions printed Saturday, that leaves them just 30 days — until June 21 — to collect 55,234 signatures of valid Nevada voters
Published: May 21, 2016
The fans cheered. The riders raced, and most importantly, it didn’t snow. While the show moved on to its conclusion in Sacramento on Sunday, the Lake Tahoe Basin’s portion of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California is in the books. And by all accounts it was another wild success. “It was great for South Lake Tahoe and the whole basin,”
Published: May 21, 2016
A collection of musical performers will come together for a concert 5 p.m. Sunday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church. The Sierra Ringers, the adult bell choir, and children’s bell choir will perform “Ring Together” in a free concert. The concert is free, but a free will offering will be taken to help with music related purchases as well as
Published: May 21, 2016
With Douglas High School graduation Thursday, six seniors were able to celebrate a little early during a University of Nevada Scholars Signing Day ceremony.Each of the Nevada-bound seniors — Terra Williams, Alissa Holley, Zachary Kellar, Sabrina Kluvers, Ryan Long and Anne Pomroy — were recognized as scholarship recipients during the ceremony held in the high school media center on May
Published: May 21, 2016
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be looking for motorists and occupants who are not buckled up while traveling. During this time Douglas and Lyon County Sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers will be joining forces looking for drivers and other occupants in vehicles who are not wearing seatbelts or children who are not properly secured in a car seat
Published: May 21, 2016
There was a time when moving Ranch No. 1 cattle to summer pasture was an operation that lasted days and moved the animals up Kingsbury Grade and through the middle of Stateline on their way into the mountains.These days summer pasture is right next door, but people on horseback still drive cattle far enough for observers to experience a bit
Published: May 21, 2016
The woman, who was allegedly a victim in an April 27 kidnapping, is denying her husband took her against her will.In posts online, Jessica Albericci is denying that husband Joshua Michael Albericci forced her into a vehicle prompting a search that ended peacefully in Alpine County.Joshua Albericci, 35, appeared with his attorney Kris Brown for a preliminary hearing in East
Published: May 21, 2016
Anne “Annie” Elisabeth Thomas passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29th after a hard fought battle with cancer. Annie was born in Batavia, New York on December 16th, 1955, to Anne Elisabeth McGee (Zehrung) and Herman Fisher. Annie’s road in life led her to Santa Cruz, California with her mom, sister Janet, and brothers Joe and Ray. Her mom remarried
Published: May 20, 2016
July 17, 1944- May 5, 2016A fourth-generation Carson Valley native, Sheri Ann Simmons Rautio was born in Gardnerville to Mack and Vernita Kyle Simmons. She was raised by her grandmother, Anna Mae Park Kyle and great granduncle Virgil Park. She graduated from Douglas County High School in 1962. She was crowned Miss Douglas County Centennial Queen in 1964. She married
Published: May 20, 2016
An accounting error at the Department of Motor Vehicles will cost Douglas County governments $836,863 in the fiscal year starting July 1.According to information released by the state last week, a three-year computer programming error resulted in an overpayment of approximately $19.14 million in Governmental Services Tax revenue to Nevada’s local governments and school districts.Douglas County School District Business Manager
Published: May 20, 2016
Aug 14, 1921 – May 1, 2016Harold passed peacefully in his home in Gardnerville at age 94. Hal was born in San Rafael, CA and raised in the San Francisco area. He served in the Navy during WWII as an Aviation Machinist Mate, afterwards he worked as a machinist and a salesman. He and his family lived in Seattle for
Published: May 20, 2016
Dec. 5, 1923 - Apr. 26, 2016Dorothy passed away at Carson Valley Senior Living center on April 26, 2016 with her loving family at her side after a brief illness. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the third child of Helen (Schofield) and Joseph Collins. She enjoyed large family gatherings that always included music, food, and much laughter. She moved
Published: May 20, 2016
A four-hour presentation involving the board, staff and attorney for Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 will not be televised on Monday.The 2 p.m. meeting at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center will not be live-streamed, Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis said.“We are hoping to put a videotape of it on the web after the meeting,” she said on Thursday.District Attorney
Published: May 20, 2016
Lloyd Henry Anderson, 72, of Minden, Nevada, died April 15, at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville, Florida. He was born June 8, 1943, to Henry and Verla Anderson. He graduated from Douglas High School in 1961 and was a longtime resident of Gardnerville. Lloyd spent more than 40 years working with horses, including breeding, foaling, grooming, and training,
Published: May 20, 2016
Scott L. Harnden, born 10/3/1961 passed away due to heart complications Monday 4/25/216 at Carson Valley Medical Center. Scott’s lively character and heart of gold will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his adoring wife Joy, his mother Nancy, siblings, children and grandchildren. There will be a celebration of life for Scott
Published: May 20, 2016
1952 - 2016Deborah Lyn Farrell of Springfield, Oregon passed away on April 18th, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born on October 25th, 1952 in California. Debbie is survived by her husband Richard, Daughters Corrie and Emily, son Seth James, granddaughters Miranda, Mariah, and McKenzie, and her great granddaughter Kaitley. Debbie is also survived by her parents Bob
Published: May 20, 2016
Ross and Marshall’s lost a loyal customer on March 6, 2016. Sibyl Margaret Titus passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday afternoon at the age of 82. She will be remembered for her kindness to strangers, love of cats and philanthropy. She loved those strawberry shakes from Sonic! Sibyl was known for her strong opinions, which I am certain
Published: May 20, 2016
Joyce Arlene Shrum, age 75 of Mt. Vernon, IL passed away 9:19 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in Washington County, Illinois. Joyce was born July 10, 1940 in Providence, Rhode Island the daughter of Arthur William and Virginia Nellie (Farrow) Knowles. She married John Lemmon Shrum on December 11, 1961 in Mt. Morris, Illinois and he survives in Mt. Vernon,
Published: May 20, 2016
A presentation given by wildlife and landscape photographer, Larry Burton, was enjoyed by more than 30 members and guests at the Carson Valley Photo Club’s May meeting. Burton recommended a number of local areas for spectacular photography. “He has been a photographer since the early 1980s and uses several different cameras and lenses for his spectacular work,” club president Nancy
Published: May 20, 2016
Student bookworms united in a love of all things literary at Meneley’s first-ever Literacy Fair last week.The elementary school’s staff developed the event to “provide students the opportunity to present their favorite book in a ‘fair’ atmosphere” and to encourage and support students’ love of reading. Participants created a display board that highlighted a favorite fiction or nonfiction book of
Published: May 20, 2016
Health FairCommunity Service Solutions hosts annual community health fair 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today at Walker Community Center, Walker, Calif. Free. Information, 530-495-2700.Clean-up DayGarden Cemetery Association hosts clean-up day 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, at the cemetery, corner of Douglas and Cemetery Rds. Wear gloves, bring rakes and shovels. Information, Bob, 782-5414 or Linda, 782-8210.Open HouseHeritage Park Gardens hosts open house 10 a.m.-1
Published: May 20, 2016
At a loss for what to open this column with, I just looked back to May of 2015. What we were grateful for a year ago was May showers. So, too, this May of 2016. These May showers keep everything so vividly green.Memorial Day Weekend is only a week away. Many people make this long weekend the first get-away of
Published: May 20, 2016
Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Sarah Hauck at shauck@recordcourier.com, at 782-5121, ext. 27 or by fax, 782-6132.GardnervilleBuckaroos Karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight., DJ Clay 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Tahoe Blue Bloody Mary Contest with DJ Clay noon Sunday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395,
Published: May 20, 2016
A Texas native who taught himself to play guitar to help him attract the ladies and to follow in his idol George Strait’s string-plucking boot prints, Granger Smith has taken the country music scene by storm. One of “Rolling Stone’s” Country’s 10 Artists You Need To Know will stop his sell-out Yee Yee Nation Tour in Minden on May 28
Published: May 20, 2016
The Tiger High Intensity Basketball Camp will be held on June 7-9 at Douglas High School.Open to girls and boys who are currently enrolled in first through six grades, the camp is hosted by the Douglas basketball programs. Instruction, which is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, focuses on such aspects as ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, and rebounding,
Published: May 20, 2016
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .Rougned Odor is now my favorite player. Odor’s punch to Jose Bautista’s face reaffirmed much that is good in baseball, that the players will forever take it upon themselves to uphold the integrity of the game and not let it evolve into the NFL, NBA or professional wrestling. The YouTube, Selfie, Look-At-What-I’m-Eating,
Published: May 20, 2016
Paced by 11 individual gold medal performances, Sierra Lutheran High swept to the boys and girls team titles last Saturday at the Northern Division IV Track and Field Championships in Yerington.Jacob Rodriguez, Cameron Drudge and Ricky McNeely combined to sweep gold from 200 meters through the 3,200 as Sierra Lutheran’s boys rolled to their ninth consecutive region title during competition
Published: May 20, 2016
Douglas High School seniors Kayleigh Carlson, Luke Houghton and Kaycee Battcher were awarded $1,000 George and Josie Graham Memorial Scholarships May 9 at the 12th annual Molly Youth Awards ceremony at the Carson Valley Inn.Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. also recognized outstanding achievements of Douglas County student-athletes for academic achievement, athletic participation and community service. The annual event is held in memory of
Published: May 20, 2016
Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:SOFTBALLKALI SARGENT — Sacramento City College, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent and the Panthers are headed to the California community college final four after sweeping to three straight wins at their Super Regional last weekend in Fresno. Sargent pitched a five-hit shutout
Published: May 20, 2016
To the best of his recollection, Kaleb Morris only had one thought cross his mind last Saturday when he headed into the final turn of the boys 800-meter final at the Northern Division I Track and Field Championships in Carson City.“Honestly, by that point, I was just trying to hold on to my momentum,” he said. “I could hear footsteps
Published: May 20, 2016
Clear choice for commissionEditor:Finally, a clear choice. We can elect county commissioners that will continue selling us out to wealthy corporations or we can hire genuine representatives of the people.How could voters re-elect Greg Lynn to pathetically continue blaming his votes to raise taxes on commissioners before him as he did at the Republican convention? I guess if he stays
Published: May 20, 2016
A dash of Tobasco or pinch of Old Bay seasoning may be secret ingredients some will be adding to their Bloody Mary in hopes it puts them on the winners stand in the first Bloody Mary contest at Buckaroos Sunday. The competition sponsored by The Winning Seat will put local bartenders and cocktail novices against each other all with their
Published: May 20, 2016
Any national level competition is a truly special experience, as Douglas High School’s Connor Brown discovered last summer when he participated at the National Speech and Debate Championships in Dallas.“Last year was a really eye-opening experience to see people from all across the country,” Brown explained. “To hear the ways they debated and interact with them in a room with
Published: May 20, 2016
Want a straight up barometer for the difference between this year and last, look at when the passes opened.Monitor Pass never did close last year. Ebbetts and Sonora passes were open in mid-April and Tioga Pass was open in the first week in May.On Wednesday, the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park opened on the latest date since 2011.That was
Published: May 20, 2016
The Garden Cemetery Association is hosting a work day to get the cemetery back in shape in time for Memorial Day.Board members will be at the cemetery by 8 a.m. Saturday to help assist anyone who would like to come help. Volunteers are welcome anytime between 8 a.m. and noon and are asked to wear gloves and bring a rake
Published: May 20, 2016
With a legal issue halting construction at The Ranch at Gardnerville and the next project at least a year away, the town has temporarily reached build-out.Douglas County’s second oldest town will reportedly lose nine residents, according to the Nevada Demographer.“There are no other lots available in Gardnerville where you can build a new house,” Town Manager Tom Dallaire told commissioners
Published: May 20, 2016
Local Boy Scouts have been hanging Carson Valley Days banners for more than a half century. In the 1960s Max Jones, one of Carson Valley’s former scoutmasters and later justice of the peace, led the drive to help the boys pay for Scout Camp. Scraps of canvas were colorfully hand painted to fly on buildings from one end of the
Published: May 20, 2016
Apr. 23, 1932 - Mar. 31, 2016On the evening of March 31st, 2016, Ernie passed away peacefully of natural causes while at home surrounded by friends and family. Ernie was 83 years old. Born in Hamburg, Germany on April 23, 1932, Ernie immigrated to the United States in 1935, passing through Ellis Island with his family, before settling with them
Published: May 19, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Hundreds of cycling fans braved blustery winds Thursday morning, May 19, to watch the start of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race at Heavenly Mountain Resort’s California Lodge. An enthusiastic crowd counted down from 10 to send more than 100 professional women cyclists out of the starting gate and onto the road course covering 72
Published: May 19, 2016
A trial was averted on Tuesday when one of the owners of the Sierra Market agreed to admit to a felony charge of sales of paraphernalia in connection with a sting last summer.Kulwant Singh, 52, entered a guilty plea, according to prosecutor Rick Casper.Singh is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11 after a pre-sentence report is completed.As part of
Published: May 19, 2016
On paper, Douglas High senior Shelby Koontz looks like a solid favorite to win the girls 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly at the NIAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in Las Vegas.Koontz acknowledged that gold medals are never won on paper, however, when she expressed mixed emotions before the state meet at UNLV’s Buchanan Natatorium.“I’m excited and nervous at
Published: May 19, 2016
Albrecht Edward Schroeder of Minden, Nevada passed away on April 1, 2016 in Reno, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer. Al was born to Walter and Ida Schroeder on July 20, 1941 in Germany. In 1951 when Al was 10 his mother, sister, and himself arrived in the U.S. from Germany. Al was retired from the U.S. Air Force
Published: May 19, 2016
Thanks from FISHEditor:On behalf of Friends In Service Helping I would like to express our gratitude to all who have volunteered to make our new store possible. The Grand Opening of the new Carson Valley FISH Thrift Store in Minden was successful due to the outpouring of support from our generous community.FISH has been an independent nonprofit since 1979. We
Published: May 18, 2016
Minden, Nev. — After three days on the stand, an expert witness said she continues to believe 10-week-old Ava Douglas’ death was the result of an inflicted injury.“My belief remains that the only diagnosis fits inflicted or abusive trauma,” Dr. Kristen McCleod testified on Thursday.Gardnerville resident Trent Getty is on trial for murder in connection with Ava’s death. McCleod, a
Published: May 18, 2016
Tioga and Sonora passes opened on Wednesday after crews from the California Department of Transportation removed winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs.The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada and the eastern entrance to the park.“We would like to thank all of our road crews, as well as
Published: May 18, 2016
Perhaps it was an indication of the times that the topic generating the most sparks at Tuesday’s Town Hall Debate was over a sign.More than 200 people turned out to watch county commissioner candidates debate, discuss and philosophize about the future at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.District 1 County Commissioner Greg Lynn is seeking a third and final
Published: May 18, 2016
Douglas High School’s Kaleb Morris and John Munyan turned in silver medal performances in their respective events Saturday at the Northern Division I Track and Field Championships. Morris placed second in the boys 800 meters and Munyan second in the 1,600 on a warm and breezy afternoon during the region finals at Carson High’s Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.
Published: May 18, 2016
Shelby Koontz sped to two more individual gold medals and the Douglas Tigers swept the girls and boys team titles during the Northern Division I Region Swimming and Diving Championships at the Carson Aquatic Facility in Carson City.Koontz defended her region titles in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly to help Douglas cruise to the girls team championship with
Published: May 18, 2016
Jim McMahon is well known for his run through 15 NFL seasons, highlighted by a 1986 Super Bowl championship with the Chicago Bears.These days, the 56-year-old McMahon enjoys spending time on the golf course, and this past weekend, he played for fun and to help raise funds as a special guest at the “Fore the Kids” Charity Golf Tournament. He
Published: May 18, 2016
No deficit is too large for the Western Nevada College Wildcats.WNC fell behind College of Southern Nevada, 5-0, in the second inning of the Region 18 baseball championship on Saturday afternoon in Henderson but rallied with six runs in the final two innings to overtake the Coyotes, 11-9.Chad Bell delivered the knockout punch, a two-run homer with one out in
Published: May 18, 2016
Douglas High School will host its annual Mountain Madness powder puff football game and carnival presented by the Block D letterman’s club on Thursday.Carnival games will be held 4-6 p.m. at the high school and the powder puff football game between the juniors and seniors kicks off at 6 at Keith Roman Field.Other activities include a tug-of-war at 7:30, followed
Published: May 18, 2016
More than bricks and mortarEditor:The Good Governance Group and their chosen candidates just do not understand that the community center is so much more than only bricks and mortar. Does Mr. Nelson even care that more than 200 seniors receive a reasonably priced hot lunch every day at the community center? What about the hundreds of youth that use the
Published: May 18, 2016
A California man who tried to pass three different fake checks avoided prison and received a chance at probation. John Stevens, 24, was returned from California on a bench warrant after he failed to show up at his first sentencing to answer to the possession of counterfeit bills charge. According to his attorney, Stevens had gone back to Sacramento to
Published: May 18, 2016
This campaign season has been positively Hobbesian, and we’re not referring to the stuffed tiger in the famous Bill Watterson cartoon. Because the primary will decide both contests for Douglas County commissioner, candidates are packing seven months worth of campaigning into three months.Hobbes was an English philosopher and author of “Leviathan,” where he contended people’s natural condition was “nasty, brutish
Published: May 18, 2016
A pair of professional cycling races are the focus of the Amgen Tour of California’s upcoming stop at Lake Tahoe, but the event will feature a day full of activities with events on both sides of the state line.About 350 cyclists will compete in this year’s tour, which includes women’s and men’s races at Lake Tahoe on Thursday.The overall start
Published: May 18, 2016
The Good Governance Group hosted a panel on Monday night for candidates for county commissioner and the school board to share their platforms with the voters.General Manager and Owner of 99.1 FM Talk Jerry Evans moderated the event, and he asked questions that were submitted prior to the event and by audience members at the event. The Good Governance Group
Published: May 18, 2016
The trial for Trent Getty, 24, continued on Monday, with video and audio heard from various interviews conducted after he was arrested in the death of his infant daughter.The first audio was from the Sacramento County Jail where Getty was originally taken, and the second and third video were from once he was extradited to Douglas County. Sgt. Jeff Schemenauer
Published: May 18, 2016
Rhonda Vega, program aide at Douglas High School, was announced as the Douglas County School District 2015-16 Classified Employee of the Year on Thursday.“We’re very proud of all our classified staff,” DCSD Superintendent Teri White said. “We couldn’t do what we do without you. Many of your administrators and leaders mentioned that this morning, but it is true. You are
Published: May 13, 2016
No doubt, Pam Ertel was excited Thursday night when she was honored as the Douglas County School District’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.Then again, humbled might be a better way to describe her feelings during a banquet hosted by the Douglas County Education Foundation in the Shannon Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn.“After you’re at the Ed Foundation dinner seeing
Published: May 13, 2016
As the season for fresh vegetables and fruits springs to life so do the local farmers markets. The markets the community has come to know are returning, some with new locations, while an entirely new market has popped up to privide fresh produce to the area. Minden’s Tuesday afternoon market that takes over Esmeralda Avenue blossomed into the 2016 season
Published: May 16, 2016

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