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Even though their season is still five months away, a small group of young bowlers is already working to form the nucleus for a new club team that will represent Douglas High School in the High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program.The team, which will operate on a club sport basis and be responsible for supporting itself, is open to students who
Published: June 29, 2016
Carson Valley resident C.J. Keith fell short in his Mixed Martial Arts return on June 17 when he lost a unanimous decision to undefeated Carrington Banks at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.Keith, a 2004 Douglas High School graduate, dropped the three-round 155-pound bout by scores of 30-25, 30-26, 30-26 on the judges cards. His record is now 8-4.
Published: June 29, 2016
Authorities are looking for a man who put white tape on his face to rob the Kingsbury Grade U.S. Bank on Wednesday afternoon.The robber is described as a white male in his mid-20s, 6-feet-tall with blonde hair.Sheriff’s Sgt. Bernadette Smith said the tape on his ears may have been to hide large gauge type hoops.He was last seen wearing a
Published: June 29, 2016
A 16-year-old Gardnerville boy’s seatbelt saved him from major injuries when his vehicle rolled off Highway 395 and into a canal.No citations have been issued in the incident which occurred 6:20 p.m. at Highway 395 and Riverview Drive south of Gardnerville.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the youth was driving south in the turn lane, preparing to turn onto Riverview
Published: June 29, 2016
Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club No. 85 member Tommy Lovell has been elected the National President-Elect of Active 20-30 U.S. and Canada. Lovell, a Gardnerville resident, was elected Saturday at the Active 20-30 National Convention that took place in Scottsdale, Ariz.Next July, Lovell will be installed as the national president at the 2017 Convention in Eugene, Ore.Lovell is only the
Published: June 29, 2016
Possession of personal fireworks of any kind, including firecrackers and sparklers is illegal across the Sierra Front by anyone but a licensed pyrotechnician conducting one of the shows across the region.Possession of fireworks of any kind, including firecrackers and sparklers, is illegal in the Sierra Front, which includes Lake Tahoe and Douglas County. There’s a $1,000 fine for anyone found
Published: June 29, 2016
A woman who was tasked with the job of caring for her grandmother for eight years found herself in trouble after her grandmother passed away. Jamie Dawn Lummus, 41, is being charged with felony neglect of an elderly person resulting in substantial bodily harm or death.According to the police report, when officers arrived at the house that the grandmother and
Published: June 29, 2016
With one more workshop to go, Douglas County is preparing to move ahead with the 20-year update to the master plan.Community Development Director Mimi Moss said she’s expecting a good crowd for the north Carson Valley workshop at Piñon Hills Elementary School on Thursday.Most of the input so far on the master plan has been through the online survey, which
Published: June 29, 2016
In 2014 Carson Valley residents referred to it as a 100-year flood when four separate floods, actually, damaged property and roads from Topaz Ranch Estates to Stephanie Lane between July 17 and Aug. 20. Then, just a year later, it all happened again during the week of July 8 when $2.2 million in damage to public infrastructure occurred.So, can yet
Published: June 29, 2016
The 562nd Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will present a free concert at 6 p.m. July 3 in TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn. The Patriots in Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform first followed by a patriotic tribute by the entire Air National Guard Band of the West Coast Concert Band.As a musical ambassador, the 562nd
Published: June 29, 2016
All seven businesses recognized on Tuesday with Douglas County Spotlight Awards had something in common with winner Round Hill Pines.“The most important thing in the county you are producing is experiences,” presenter Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Chernock said.As part of the annual State of the County celebration, seven businesses in different categories received spotlight awards.Whether picking fruit at Jacob’s
Published: June 29, 2016
In April, four orphaned bear cubs were rescued in Stateline by Nevada Department of Wildlife and transferred to Animal Ark, a nonprofit wildlife refuge organization located in Reno, Nevada. They were relocated by NDOW after their 18-year-old mother was found dead, seemingly of old age. Now almost 6 months old, the cubs have settled into Animal Ark and eat large
Published: June 29, 2016
The Dance Workshop wrapped up their season at the Montbleu showroom June 18, where 150 dancers age 2-70 from the Carson Valley and beyond performed for more than 800 guests. The ages varied as much as the dance styles. Tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, ballroom, contemporary, lyrical and musical theater were all on display. This show was a tribute to the
Published: June 23, 2016
Ever wonder what to do with those old electronics lying around the house or all the empty milk jugs, cardboard boxes and newspapers? Why not give them to the kids and have them invent something new. That is what 99 kids did at Camp Invention at Minden Elementary School on Wednesday. Camp Invention is a weeklong event that brings science,
Published: June 24, 2016
With cheap gas prices and a three-day weekend, thousands of visitors are expected to visit Lake Tahoe this Fourth of July weekend.The holiday, which features fireworks show touted as some of the best in the entire West, is the busiest time of year in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For those visiting during the holiday and attending one of the firework
Published: June 28, 2016
Sierra Slim — a Carson Valley basketball team comprised of Dave Pyle, Brian Mehrer, Alan Westfield and Dan Wold — won the consolation bracket in their men’s 50-and-over division Saturday and Sunday during the Spokane Hoopfest 3-on-3 tournament in Spokane, Wash.Billed as the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Spokane Hoopfest attracted more than 7,000 teams, 225,000 fans and 3,000 volunteers
Published: June 28, 2016
MEEKS BAY, Calif. — A 21-year-old man may have drowned this weekend in Lake Tahoe off the southwest shore, officials said.Authorities were notified 11:35 a.m. Saturday “of an apparent drowning” in the water east of Meeks Bay.“The reporting party had found an unresponsive man in the water with an unoccupied personal watercraft drifting nearby,” according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s
Published: June 28, 2016
Douglas County product and University of Nevada alum Krysta Palmer finished ninth in the women’s individual 10-meter platform Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving in Indianapolis.Palmer, the two-time Mountain West Diver of the Year, finished with 855.75 points during competition at the Indiana University Natatorium. She came into the finals with a 573.60 cumulative score from the
Published: June 28, 2016
Early registration for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department adult open soccer league season will open on July 15.Games will be played at Ranchos Aspen Park during the season, which will begin the week of Aug. 28. The regular season will include eight games, followed by a single-elimination tournament. Four games will be played each Sunday starting at 9
Published: June 28, 2016
Linda K. Ruisi, 74, died June 26, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766
Published: June 28, 2016
Five-year-old Minden resident Jayden Kay Cooley is at Lucille Packard Hospital after the right side of her heart stopped working in mid-June.Family and friends are raising money for the Minden Elementary School student who was flown to Palo Alto for treatment, according to her grandmother Tanya Scott, who works for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.“She has been diagnosed with pulmonary
Published: June 28, 2016
One of the struggles rural communities like Douglas County face are repeated service calls from residents with behavioral health and substance abuse issues.In an effort to help those residents, a regional task force is working on ways to contact residents, provide additional resources and reduce the number of residents who call law, fire and hospital emergency department services to manage
Published: June 28, 2016
Don’t be surprised if you saw something unusual flying around Carson City recently. It’s not a bird or a plane or even Superman. It’s a magic carpet. Wild Horse Children’s Theater was preparing for the Friday opening of Aladdin Jr., the stage musical based on the hit Disney film, and Flying by Foy is in town to get the production
Published: June 28, 2016
Ray A. Schneeberger,66, died June 11, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766
Published: June 27, 2016
After three days, Highway 395 past Mono Lake opened on Monday morning without escorts or controls.Motorists were warned to watch out for fire apparatus, power crews and rolling rocks left over from the fire that at one point burned to within a mile of Lee Vining.As of Monday morning, firefighters had a line around nearly three-quarters of the Marina Fire,
Published: June 27, 2016
A gathering of students listened intently as instructors Nadine Chrzanowski and Ron Elges demonstrated boxing techniques.This inaugural meeting of the Movers and Shakers Boxing Club at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center was no ordinary boxing class, though. Nor were the students, all over the age of 60 and some in their 80s, on hand simply for an hour’s
Published: June 27, 2016
It would be agreed that Lilyan Slais’s performance was unforgettable as the young pianist played hits by Nat King Cole and other classics, including “Because I Miss You” and “Bali HA’l” during a special luncheon for seniors on Wednesday.“She has a beautiful touch,” said Slais’s piano teacher, Brenda McCloud. “It was an unforgettable performance and it was a great opportunity
Published: June 27, 2016
Before they began play on the Carson Valley Golf Course Friday morning, 132 participants in the fifth annual Alumni Golf Tournament gathered to pose for a group photograph.To Douglas football coach and tournament coordinator Ernie Monfiletto, it’s an appropriate way to tee off an event where former Tigers and community members come together to help raise funds for the program.“It’s
Published: June 25, 2016
One of the area’s oldest and most demanding running events returns Saturday when the 42nd annual Ponderosa Ridge Run is held from Spooner Summit to Kingsbury.The 9.5-mile trail race starts at 10 a.m. from the Spooner Summit Maintenance Station on Highway 50 and follows a trail across the mountain tops. The race tests runners with a climb of nearly 2,000
Published: June 25, 2016
Gardnerville’s James Hildman and Zac Davies placed first and third respectively in their collegiate division June 18 during the Nevada Youth Shooting Sports Association State Trap Championships in Fallon.Hildman won by a 189-188 score over Fallon’s Derek Whitten, while Davies was a close third with his 183. Both made the all-state trap team.Cooper Davies, 11, and his team took second-place
Published: June 25, 2016
Keeping 40-60 gallons of fuel from a hay truck wreck on Lutheran Bridge out of the Carson River tested first responders’ resourcefulness early Thursday morning.East Fork firefighters responded to the tractor-trailer carrying 1-ton bales of hay at about 12:30 a.m.The collision opened a fuel tank on the passenger side of the semi, spilling the fuel.East Fork crews found fuel was
Published: June 24, 2016
Ray A. Schneeberger,66, died June 11, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766
Published: June 24, 2016
Highway 88 will be down to one lane for night road work from the state line to Red Lake Road starting Sunday, according to the California Department of Transportation Crews will work 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through July 1. Traffic will also be down to one lane during the day next week for paving.One-way traffic will be 6
Published: June 24, 2016
A man who was being sought for failing to appear for a district court hearing was back in Douglas County custody on Thursday.A nationwide no-bail bench warrant was issued on May 24 for James Branson Cook, 25.The hearing was for a motion to revoke his probation on a 19-48 month prison sentence for theft of a stack of video games,
Published: June 24, 2016
With wildland fires burning across the West, East Fork Fire Protection District personnel are updating their preparedness, and encouraging residents to better prepare.Twenty years ago, now Battalion Chief, then volunteer, Scott Fraser has seen a large improvement in how fires are fought on the Sierra Front. “From modern brush trucks with 500 gallon per minute pumps and larger water tanks,
Published: June 24, 2016
Elks BingoKnights of Columbus host Bingo Knights today at St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Carson Valley Trails Association beneficiary. Doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Must be 21 to participate. Concessions available. Information, Mike, 782-7290.Park MovieTown of Gardnerville hosts first Movie in the Park featuring ‘Night at the Museum’ 8:30 p.m. today in Heritage Park,
Published: June 24, 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 8 p.m., DJ Clay midnight-3:30 a.m. Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingVickie Kingman hosts June watercolor
Published: June 24, 2016
Our storytellers of the Washoe People brought in more than 50 attendees at our last June meeting. The program was created to promote both learning and appreciation of the Washoe language including an appreciation of Native American culture. The next presentations will be on July 5 and July 19, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the program beginning at
Published: June 24, 2016
I think it is safe to say as children we dreamt of becoming a firefighter or a police officer or an astronaut. While I am sure I had these same aspirations, as I grew up those dreams too matured into something a bit more professional, a writer.Actually working that dream job can be something that seems unattainable and farfetched, my
Published: June 24, 2016
Pot calling the kettle blackEditor:This situation with Douglas County hammering on the Tahoe Sewer District is reminiscent of another case from long ago where the pot called the kettle black. I am neither defending nor offending the sewer district. I simply don’t know enough about the district to have an opinion on them.What I do know is that Douglas County
Published: June 24, 2016
A woman with a lengthy criminal history will be spending some time in prison for her third DUI.Ann Syphus-Freed, 51, was given the opportunity to participate in DUI court in 2014, but after missed counseling appointments and missed drug tests she found herself back in front of Judge Tod Young. Young wanted to send Syphus-Freed to prison back in 2014
Published: June 24, 2016
We know that a lot of folks were hoping Douglas County commissioners would act last week in the case of the Douglas County Sewer District No. 1.Much of that anger was driven by the district’s attempt to develop a gravel mining operation in the East Valley to help defray the costs of digging a new sewer pond.We believe the apparent
Published: June 24, 2016
==The Great Race, a national cross-country vintage car event, made a stop in Gardnerville Sunday. The Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville estimated the event drew 2,000 attendees with 72 car owners entering the Heritage Park Classic Car Show.The show attracted local cars as well as cars from Reno, Carson City and California.“A 15 year Great Race veteran said
Published: June 24, 2016
A petition seeking to restore net metering rates for solar customers wouldn’t be on the November ballot until the Nevada Supreme Court rules it’s valid.Secretary of State of Elections Deputy Wayne Thorley said Thursday that until the General Election overseas and absentee ballots have to be printed and mailed out — essentially 45 days before the Nov. 8 election —
Published: June 24, 2016
More than a few ways to get out on the water at Lake Tahoe will be highlighted at a new event in South Lake Tahoe this weekend.The Lake Tahoe Boat Show runs Friday through Sunday, June 24-26, at Tahoe Keys Village and features 2016 watercraft from a variety of manufacturers.“We have some exciting things,” boat show founder Harry Jones said.
Published: June 24, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The greenish-yellow dust currently covering South Shore cars, windows and homes can be attributed to pollen — a lot of it.Barton Health’s infection preventionist Vicki McKenna said that as of June 20, National Weather Service sent out a “very high” pollen alert, which could last throughout the week.“I recommend keeping windows closed until the air quality
Published: June 24, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Ten people turned out at Genoa’s master plan workshop on Thursday, I’m told. There were fewer at the TRE workshop. The last one of these is next week at Piñon Hills Elementary School. Thursday’s hay truck wreck is a reminder that with a decent spring, there is a lot of haying equipment on the roads. Carson Valley
Published: June 24, 2016
May 5, 1955 - May 23, 2016Sandy W. Hord was born on May 5, 1955, he died at home with family on May 23, 2016.He lived in Tahoe for over 30 years and worked at Safeway Bijou for that time.He is survived by two daughters and one grandson.
Published: June 23, 2016
Sept. 7, 1952 - June 16, 2016Mark Kruse, 63, of Gardnerville passed peacefully in his home with his wife at his side on June 16, 2016. Mark was born on Sept. 7, 1952, in Gilroy, CA to Ann and Charles Kruse. Growing up, his family lived in various locations across California and Nevada.Mark graduated from Sparks High School and attended
Published: June 23, 2016
Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:SOFTBALLKELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann, who just completed her sophomore season for the Lumberjacks, was one of 20 Humboldt State student-athletes named to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Spring All-Academic list last Friday. A 3.3 cumulative grade
Published: June 23, 2016
Krysta Palmer finished fourth in synchronized 10-meter platform at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials Wednesday night in Indianapolis.Palmer, who joined with 13-year-old Tara Gilliland of Midland, Texas, finished with a cumulative score of 828.54 points. Jessica Parrato and Amy Cozad, the reigning national champions, earned the berth to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in August in Rio De Janeiro with
Published: June 23, 2016
The only deputy that Douglas County lost in the line of duty died when he had a heart attack after plunging into Lake Tahoe’s frigid waters on May 24, 1998.Reserve Deputy Ed Callahan fell in 15 feet of water when a dinghy capsized near Zephyr Cove. Cold water shock is a factor in many of the drowning incidents that occur
Published: June 23, 2016
A hay truck that reportedly lost a tire early Thursday morning closed Centerville Lane at Lutheran Bridge for nearly 12 hours.The wreck occurred at 1:40 a.m., with the truck blocking the bridge.Nevada Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese said that in addition to hay bales, there was a fuel leak from the truck that could have gone into the Carson
Published: June 23, 2016
East Fork Fire Protection District Deputy Fire Chief Tim Soule recently completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Md. The program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The courses and accompanying research examine how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within
Published: June 23, 2016
In the 20 years since the Autumn Hills fire claimed four homes at the base of Kingsbury Grade there have been bigger, more expensive fires in Douglas County.The Bison Fire claimed more land. The TRE Fire took more structures. But neither had the potential to affect life and property more than the Autumn Hills fire, and few have caught so
Published: June 23, 2016
Douglas County officials will be hosting a Financial State of the County event on Tuesday. The event will highlight details of the county’s financial plan and discuss the county’s fiscal year 2015-16 budget development process. This year’s event will highlight several local businesses with “Spotlight Awards” for outstanding contributions to the community and partnership with the County.“Douglas County continues to
Published: June 22, 2016
After tests earlier this week confirmed that four more rodents tested positive for bubonic plague, Fallen Leaf Lake Campground will be closed while officials spray for fleas.The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, under direction from the California Department of Public Health, will temporarily close Fallen Leaf Campground to allow county and state public health and vector control
Published: June 22, 2016
A 2.14-mile stretch of Buckeye Road will be rebuilt later this summer.Sierra Nevada Construction of Sparks was awarded the project with a low bid of $1,544,007. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $1.61 million, including materials testing, inspection and administration.The work will go from just east of Heybourne, past the turnoff to Minden Elementary School and
Published: June 22, 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
Carson Valley DaysThe annual Carson Valley Days celebration is today-Sunday. The annual parade is 9 a.m. Saturday. Highway 395 from Waterloo Lane to Buckeye will be closed 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for run event/parade.Carnival 3-11 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-close Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost, $20 before from Nevada State Bank, Raley’s, Accolades Trophies, $25 after. Carson Valley Days Walk,
Published: June 10, 2016
Three Carson Valley Little League teams will swing into action next week when Nevada District 1 tournament play gets under way at Governor’s Field in Carson City.The Carson Valley 11-12 year old team open Wednesday with a contest against Truckee. The game starts at 5 p.m. on Field 2, with the winner advancing to play Reno American on July 1.The
Published: June 22, 2016
Krysta Palmer has advanced to the women’s synchronized platform and individual 10-meter platform finals at the U.S. Olympic Dive Trials in Indianapolis. Palmer, a Douglas County product and University of Nevada alum, along with partner Tarrin Gilliland of Midland, Texas, are in fourth-place entering the synchronized platform finals tonight at 7 p.m. Palmer is ninth entering the 10-meter platform finals
Published: June 22, 2016
Bricks continue to rise and excavation is ongoing in the largest historical building construction in Douglas County.Work of converting the Minden Butter Building and the Minden Mill into the Bently Heritage Distillery entered its second year this month.Owner Christopher Bently was honored earlier this month by the Douglas County Historical Society for the work done on the Minden Farmers Bank,
Published: June 22, 2016
An author, performer and historical icon will be the first Chautauqua to be reincarnated through Chautauqua at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on today. McAvoy Layne will present “The Ghost of Mark Twain” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the park.Mark Twain will share how, as Samuel Clemens, he traveled from the Mississippi River to Nevada Territory and why he came west.
Published: June 22, 2016
To forgive another for wrongdoing is less about the other person and more about you. Forgiveness changes the energetic cord you have with the individual. you no longer live with resentment and anger. This person may not even know you carry anger for them. They may even be deceased. All of us can say we have been hurt by another.
Published: June 22, 2016
Summer came into the Valley with a blaze of glory as soon as the calendar flipped to June. Those suddenly warmer temperatures left many residents, seniors in particular, feeling the heat without reprieve, something Gardnerville Health and Rehabilitation decided to combat with the help of bladed friends.Gardnerville Health and Rehab and the Douglas County Community & Senior Center joined forces
Published: June 20, 2016
A World War II waist gunner paused during his lesson on how to clean a B-25 Mitchell turret as a C-130 took off from Minden-Tahoe Airport on Thursday. The airport will be awash with both modern and historic combat aircraft until Monday thanks to the Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom display and exercises conducted by U.S. Marine Corps 1st Expeditionary
Published: June 20, 2016
Oakland Raiders Offensive Line Coach Mike Tice passed out shoes on Friday to 100 members of the Gardnerville branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada.The coach met the children at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos.“We’ve got plenty of shoes,” Tice said.Tice was accompanied by Raiders quarterback coach Todd Downing and running back coach Bernie Parmalee.Tice
Published: June 17, 2016
The days of competing contractors bringing construction prices down are over, according to Douglas County Engineer Nick Charles.A project to build a water treatment plant for Sierra Country Estates came in at $250,000 above the engineer’s estimate.Charles told commissioners last week that the bidding climate has changed.“Other entities have indicated they are receiving very few bidders on projects, reducing completion,”
Published: June 15, 2016
A Sacramento man’s sentencing for breaking a fellow inmate’s nose has been delayed until next month.Johnathan Torres, 25, entered a guilty plea to battery by a prisoner and is facing up to an additional six years in prison.He’s already scheduled to be transferred from the Douglas County Jail to the Nevada Department of Corrections on a 28-72-month sentence for trafficking.He
Published: June 22, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — There was a 16-acre wildfire in Pleasant Valley near I 580 around 7 p.m. Tuesday. It was burning in cheat grass, which is a reminder to be careful. We’ve got a red flag warning on Thursday, but there’s no day when it’s good to be careless with fire.The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is hosting McAvoy Lane
Published: June 22, 2016
A second red flag warning for critical fire danger has been issued for 1-9 p.m. today.The National Weather Service doubled down on the warnings earlier this morning, adding to the forecast fire weather warning effective 1-9 p.m. Thursday.Southwest winds 10-20 mph, gusting to 30-40 mph combined with low humidity is expected through the day, according to the National Weather Service.“The
Published: June 21, 2016
The Valley Championships 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for players of all ages will be held July 30-31, presented by the MEFIYI Foundation and Douglas High School basketball.The age group tournament at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center is for youth and adults, male and female, and open to all teams from Nevada and northern California. Boys and girls divisions are
Published: June 21, 2016
Preston Becker has been appointed chief executive officer at Carson Valley Medical Center effective June 13. In this role, Becker will oversee the operations of the hospital and clinics, and will work closely with the center’s executive team, medical staff and board of directors to set the vision for the future of the organization.Becker comes to the Gardnerville hospital from
Published: June 21, 2016
Carson Valley Fastpitch will hold elections for board positions at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park. Anyone interested in filling a board position for the coming year must submit a letter of intent so that it is received by no later than July 8. The mailing
Published: June 21, 2016
Douglas County’s approval of a master plan change and specific plan on the north end of the Corley Ranch was found to be in compliance with the open meeting law, according to an opinion issued by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office earlier this month.Jim Slade and Jeanne Shizuru filed complaints with the state about the public meeting held on March
Published: June 21, 2016
No doubt, skill is needed to win a national rodeo championship. Wyatt Denny acknowledges, however, that there is an element of luck involved.The Carson Valley cowboy saw it all fall into place Saturday night when he rode off with the bareback riding championship at the National College Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. Denny finished No. 1 in the average by
Published: June 21, 2016
An Aug. 9 trial was set in the case of a Gardnerville Ranchos man charged with kidnapping and assault in connection with an April 27 manhunt.Joshua Michael Albericci, 35, entered innocent pleas to five charges, including kidnapping, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.Attorney Richard Davies said that Albericci would not waive
Published: June 20, 2016
A Chalfant, Calif., man was taken into custody by Mono County Sheriff’s deputies after a welfare check revealed a woman’s body on Sunday morning.Paul Harris, 75, was arrested after Mono deputies responded to a 7:21 a.m. call at a ranch in the community located along Highway 6 near the state line.Additional resources were called to the scene, and the investigation
Published: June 20, 2016
Richard Pitts was 15 the first time he was asked to umpire a game. He’d gone to watch a younger classmate play baseball just to find out the game was in jeopardy because only one official had shown up. He asked Pitts to step in. “He put me out on the base and showed me where to stand,” Pitts said.
Published: June 20, 2016
While Tuesday’s election saw two county commissioner candidates removed from contention, it left two thirds of the dozen local names on the primary ballot for the general election in November.That’s because voters only eliminated two other names from contention, school board Area 3 candidate Nicholas Shepack and Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District candidate Patty Baratti-Sallani.Both B. Keith Byer and Mike Kiger will
Published: June 20, 2016
Tears welled up in Hayley Tobin’s eyes as Pastor Leo Kruger handed her a check and a grocery gift card to help get her family back on their feet following the June 14 apartment fire on Lampe Drive in Gardnerville.“I was doing so good with not crying today,” 24-year-old Tobin said Saturday. “It’s amazing that people are so willing to
Published: June 19, 2016
The first reading of an ordinance that would have dissolved Douglas County Sewer Improvement District No. 1 was delayed pending a ruling from the Nevada Secretary of State.After five hours of listening to members of the sewer district, public comment and District Attorney Mark Jackson, Douglas County commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to table the ordinance.Commission Chairman Doug Johnson was the
Published: June 18, 2016
Douglas High’s Haden Keller, Haydn Brown and Spencer Trivitt played for the Junior Grey squad during the Junior Showcase baseball game on June 5 at Peccole Park in Reno.The White edged the Grey, 6-5, in a game that featured top high school juniors from around Northern Nevada. A Senior Game was also played on the University of Nevada field. The
Published: June 18, 2016
Carson Valley Soccer Club fall tryouts will be held Monday through Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Carson Valley Middle School.Tryouts are being held for 10 age group teams — eight girls and two boys — on the four days. The team tryout dates for the girls include: U10 Lightning (new team), coached by Jason Taylor, Tuesday through Thursday; U12 Fire,
Published: June 18, 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: June 17, 2016
Nov. 19, 1931 ~ May 25, 2016Charles “Marvin” Davis, 84, passed away at his home in Yerington on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 with his family by his side. He was born in Santa Rosa, New Mexico on November 19, 1931, the Son of Charles D. and Ivilena (Cox) Davis. Marvin married the love of his life, Mary Lou in 1952.
Published: June 17, 2016
Sept. 15, 1934 ~ May 18, 2016Francis “Al” Alvin Ellingwood, 81, born in Aromas, CA on September 15, 1934 passed away in Carson City, NV on May 18, 2016. A business owner, investor and entrepreneur. Al was well educated and enjoyed life. He was a pilot in the USAF during the Korean Conflict and it was at that time when
Published: June 17, 2016
June 6, 1922 - Sept. 20, 2015Beverly June Parr was born on June 6, 1922 in Hinsdale, Illinois. She passed on September 20, 2015. She graduated from Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1940. She graduated from Eau Claire Teachers College in 1942.Beverly married Frank Parr on January 20, 1946. To this union were born two sons, Donald,
Published: June 17, 2016
The Red Storm basketball team rode the crest of a big wave to the end of its Douglas County Parks and Recreation open adult league season. After finishing as co-champions during the regular season, the Red Storm ran off with back-to-back victories in the league championship tournament in May. The Red Storm defeated Berzerkerz in the tournament championship game, 74-44,
Published: June 17, 2016
Tyler Sickler and Lindsey Adams returned to defend their men’s and women’s 5K titles Saturday at the ninth annual Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run.Sickler, of Sacramento, ran 17 minutes, 18 seconds to lead a field of 133 runners and walkers over the 5-kilometer route on Highway 395 that finished at Lampe Park. The event was hosted by the Partnership
Published: June 17, 2016
The Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Tournament had great competition for all ages Saturday. The event was organized by the MEFIYI Foundation, hosted by Douglas County Community Center and sponsored by the Carson Valley Active 20/30 Club. Tournament Winners were:Youth Division (8-12) — The Tigers: Jeremiah Evans, Dakota Jones, Isaac Shaver and Chris Smalley.Youth Division (13-15) — The Huskies: Andrew Collins,
Published: June 17, 2016
Cattle moved off Ranch No. 1’s upper field on May 9. Five weeks later they were cutting and baling hay from the field.Contributing to the quick turnaround was a May that saw cool temperatures and above average moisture and a dry June.A wet May also contributed to filling Topaz Lake on the Walker River, which provides irrigation water to ranchers
Published: June 17, 2016
Every not for profit organization has a specific wish list consisting of items needed, items in need of upgrade or repair and items that need replacing. DCHS has its own needs and we will publish them here from time to time. For right now one of our dearest wishes has been to team up with the Washoe Tribe and offer
Published: June 17, 2016
Summertime fruits are one of the greatest joys of the season for me. The other day, I sliced the end off of our first full-size watermelon of the summer. Everything about that gesture, from piercing the melon’s variegated green rind to the crisp sound of the blade shearing through the juicy inner flesh and landing with a thunk on the
Published: June 17, 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. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingVickie Kingman hosts June watercolor
Published: June 17, 2016
A former Carson Valley woman was widowed when her police officer husband was killed in the line of duty in a collision on June 14.San Jose Police Officer Michael Katherman, 34, was on motorcycle patrol when another vehicle turned left in front of him, causing the collision, according to the department.Katherman was with the department for 11 years.His wife is
Published: June 17, 2016
Baked goods, antiques and a silent auction are just a few of the things people can expect at the annual Carson Valley United Methodist Church Rummage Sale today and Saturday. The annual sale is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. “We have more treasures than ever before,” office manager Len Frueh said. “From housewares to furniture, toys
Published: June 17, 2016
Bail was lowered Wednesday for a sex offender accused of violating his lifetime supervision.Shannon Bigrigg told East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins that he’d been out of prison for five years and this was the first time he’d been in trouble with the law.Bigrigg was convicted in 2004 of molesting a child under the age of 14 over
Published: June 17, 2016
A 69-year-old Gardnerville woman who injured her fianceé with a meat cleaver was released on her own recognizance on Wednesday.Kathleen L. Ferreira appeared in East Fork Justice Court, where at first her bail was lowered to $5,000.She returned to court after prosecutors learned the victim didn’t have any fear of her and she was released.Ferreira is facing a charge of
Published: June 17, 2016

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