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Gardnerville, Nev. — The news focus shifts to the west side of the Valley today when planning commissioners hear the Gardners new plan for their 10 acres at the Genoa Lakes Ranch Course. Planning commissioners are scheduled to hear a request for 5.5 units per acre at their 1 p.m. meeting at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.Tonight, Genoans will
Published: January 12, 2016
Sam Johnson scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack Friday night as the Douglas boys basketball team cruised to a 79-53 victory against Hug in Reno.Jace Hart also had 12 points, Michael Johnson 11 and Dalton Davis 10 on a night when Douglas (4-2 league, 5-9 overall) had 13 players score and eight contribute assists. Johnson shot 6-for-10 from
Published: January 12, 2016
Dominance in the first and third quarters Friday night put the Douglas High girls basketball team on track to a 56-16 Northern Division I crossover victory over the Hug Hawks in Reno.Douglas (2-4 league, 5-9 overall) outscored Hug 13-2 in the first quarter then pitched a 19-0 shutout in the third quarter and the Tigers went on to ring up
Published: January 12, 2016
Call it a breakthrough for Douglas High wrestler Ryan Adams.The junior 120-pounder, who had two tournament silver medal performances to his credit previously, staged a late comeback Saturday night to earn his first career gold Saturday at the Carson Valley Lions Club Invitational. Teammate Blake Murray also captured first-place in his 160-pound weight class to help tournament host Douglas capture
Published: January 12, 2016
In a nail-biting varsity girls’ basketball game Friday night, the Sierra Lutheran Falcons staged a big second half comeback to win 41-40 in overtime against the Mineral County Serpents in Hawthorne.Sierra fell behind 15-6 in the first quarter and the Serpents pushed their lead to 24-8 at halftime. In the second half, the Falcons perked up and to play to
Published: January 12, 2016
A man with a lengthy criminal history was sent to prison for a felony charge of home invasion. Jerry Hipley, 25, was originally arrested in August 2014 after forcing his way into an acquaintance’s home in an attempt to get his dog and girlfriend out of the house. When the case originally started, the court was waiting for a case
Published: January 12, 2016
Two brothers were arrested in the Carson City shooting death of an 18-year-old in what has been characterized as a marijuana deal gone wrong.Carson City resident Grant Watkins was identified as the man killed in the incident that occurred at Blackwell’s Pond Park at 12:39 a.m. Monday.Carson City Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired at around the
Published: January 12, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County Manager Jim Nichols would receive $115,346 should county commissioners approve a voluntary separation agreement on Thursday.That amounts to six months of severance pay, $29,346 in unused annual and sick leave, and six months worth of insurance premiums in addition to workers compensation, Medicare and unemployment insurance.Under the transition plan up for discussion by county commissioners
Published: January 12, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Work along installing big pieces of blue pipe along Jacks Valley Road is expected to begin this week, according to Genoa Town Board member Tim DeTurk. DeTurk said the work will reduce Jacks Valley to one lane between now and spring as installers move from Jacks Valley Elementary north toward town.Douglas County Commission Chairman Doug Johnson sort
Published: January 13, 2016
For the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Carson City Division, teaching young men and women about the military during elementary and high school is their goal.“Sea Cadets is the Navy’s official youth program,” new commanding officer Lt. Cathryne Sainz said. “We work with youth ages 10-18. We use the Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps as a foundation to teach
Published: January 12, 2016
Speakers remembered Cruz Alaniz as a bright, positive, fun-loving person, who left this world way too soon.About 400 classmates, friends and family members packed the Douglas High School commons on Sunday night to remember 17-year-old Cruz, who died after two weeks in a coma.Born March 24, 1998, in Chino, Calif., to Tina and Hector Alaniz, Cruz arrived with his family
Published: January 11, 2016
It wasn’t a case of painted hardwood cabinets or a secret passage behind the safe, but work on the 100-year-old Douglas County Courthouse did reveal a surprise.Underneath the government-issue high-wear carpet, courthouse workers discovered the hallway for the main courthouse had tiny hexagonal tiles, with a green pattern along the hallway edge.The courthouse has undergone several months worth of work,
Published: January 12, 2016
Nevada Republicans are gearing up for the February caucus, which will help determine who to back for the presidential election.The Republican caucus is taking place on Feb. 23 starting at 5 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. There are 41 precincts in Douglas County and 41 separate caucus meetings in various locations throughout the county. In order to participate in
Published: January 13, 2016
Before hitting that stage as the Carson Valley Art Council’s next performer for their concert series Annie Bosko will share her talents with the public. If you are a country music fan and want to be a country singer, plan to attend Bosko’s Youth Music Workshop 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the CVIC Hall, Esmeralda Ave, Minden.The workshop is designed
Published: January 13, 2016
A business that laid its roots out of the back of a car, is undergoing some changes after nearly a decade. Haugen & Keck Inc., located in the Gardnerville Ranchos is smoothing out the edges of their integration and employment training programs for adults with developmental disabilities “We’ve broadened our services from an emphasis on social skills and just our
Published: January 13, 2016
The deadline has been extended for two weeks for public comment regarding the environmental impact statement and plan to help preserve the bistate greater sage grouse, according to the Bureau of Land Management.The U.S. Forest Service was the lead agency for preparing the environmental impact statement and land use plan amendment. The BLM, a cooperating agency, is proposing to amend
Published: January 13, 2016
More than 700 children from Douglas County were able to believe in the magic of St. Nick another year thanks to the 28th annual Project Santa Claus. What was called the most taxing, but successful distribution in the program’s history, Project Santa Claus will see growth in new ways next year. “I’m going to share some numbers with you,” Kiwanis
Published: January 13, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — California has a winner in the $1.58 billion lottery, but unless you bought your ticket in Chino Hills, it’s not you. Saturday’s jackpot is back down to a paltry $40 million. Double Spring Flat continues to rattle around with the University of Nevada Seismology Lab reporting a 1.7 magnitude earthquake above Spring Valley Drive at 8:35 p.m.
Published: January 14, 2016
The parade theme for 2016 is “A Pirate’s Life,” members of the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club announced on Thursday.The 2016 Carson Valley Days Parade is scheduled for June 11, 106 years to the day after the first celebration.The annual Carson Valley Days festival is the second weekend of June, starting June 9.The club will have parade applications as well
Published: January 14, 2016
Having gained momentum from back-to-back victories in the past week, the Douglas High boys basketball team will face a pivotal test tonight against Galena in Reno.Douglas (5-2 league, 6-9 overall) retained its hold on second-place in the Sierra League Tuesday with an 81-36 victory at home against Wooster. Tonight, the Tigers will be looking to knock off a Galena team
Published: January 14, 2016
Don’t look now, but the Douglas High girls basketball team is on a roll.After starting their Sierra League season with four straight losses in crossover games, the young Tigers have come back to win three straight, including a 52-29 triumph Tuesday night at home against Wooster.The win, coupled with Carson’s 54-36 loss against Damonte Ranch, pushed Douglas (3-4 league, 6-9
Published: January 14, 2016
There’s only one utility scale photovoltaic solar facility in the pipeline for Carson Valley, and it’s in Douglas County District Court.Behind the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District pond, Greenstone Renewable’s proposal is winding through the courts, even as a new ordinance governing big solar plants is winding its way through the county.Residents are being asked to provide input on new rules being
Published: January 14, 2016
Over the last 110 years in Minden, January has averaged the wettest month of the year at 1.56 inches.For Carson Valley ranchers, the snowpack in the Sierra that feeds the Carson River is the main reservoir for summer irrigation.But after four years of drought, increased precipitation so far this year has been good news.As of Thursday, the snowpack in the
Published: January 14, 2016
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., will join a growing list of prominent Democrats planning to attend the rural Nevada “First in The West” dinner to be held in Minden on Jan. 30. She will speak on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.“We are thrilled that Senator Claire McCaskill will be joining us,” said Douglas County Democratic Central Committee Chair Kimi
Published: January 14, 2016
The nickel gas tax goes into effect in Douglas County on Feb. 1.Voters will have an opportunity to decide if they want to up the ante on that in the November election when gas indexing appears on the ballot.The Nevada Legislature is requiring counties to place the question on the ballot.In a presentation to Douglas County commissioners on Thursday, consultant
Published: January 14, 2016
The possibility of winning a $1.6 billion jackpot sent Nevadans over the border into California seeking gold, or at least a winning combination in the state’s Lotto.A winning ticket was purchased in Chino Hills, Calif. on Wednesday night, bringing the total back down to $40 million.Lottery ticket buyer Dresslerville resident Sandy Fisher said last week that if she were to
Published: January 14, 2016
A family of five lost in the Pine Nuts for nearly six hours was found at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.Searchers were looking for a van with its flashers on, according to reports from the field.Members of the Douglas County Search and Rescue Team were looking near Bobwhite Road in the East Valley starting at about 5 p.m. when dispatchers received the
Published: January 14, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — There was enough snow at Lake Tahoe to require buses to put on chains, and prompting an hour delay for Zephyr Cove Elementary School students. Whittell High students don’t go to school on Fridays.We’ll follow up on the search in the Pine Nuts from last night. It only just now hit freezing at the Fish Springs Volunteer
Published: January 15, 2016
A Lake Tahoe man was given probation for having sex with minors after an evaluation showed he isn’t a high risk to offend again. Jordan Fraiser Schroeder, 23, was sentenced on Tuesday for his involvement in a July 2014 statutory sexual seduction. Schroeder had sex with two minors after meeting them online and inviting them to a “kickback.”Two other men
Published: January 15, 2016
Icy roads and reduced visibility contributed to a vehicle accident that blocked Highway 395 the morning of Jan. 8.Carson City resident Gullermo Leon-Garcia, 31, was northbound on Highway 395 from Minden in a Nissan pickup when he lost control and jumped the median into the southbound lanes.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the Nissan slid into the path of a
Published: January 15, 2016
While denser than the neighbors would like, zoning for a project in the middle of a golf course development in northwestern Carson Valley was recommended by Douglas County Planning Commissioners on Tuesday.Genoa Lakes Resort Homeowners Association President Ted Throndson said the board reluctantly supported the proposal for 8,000 square foot lots on a 10-acre parcel in the middle of the
Published: January 15, 2016
A Gardnerville man said he would be leaving for Texas just as soon as he gets out of jail for violating his suspended sentence by drinking alcohol and having a dog.James Skiman, 63, was arrested in December after an alternative sentence officer turned up at his home.The officer was bitten by one of the two dogs Skiman had in the
Published: January 15, 2016
Local celebrities will put their dancing skills to the test, all in the name of charity. Tickets are on sale for the Suicide Prevention Network of Douglas County’s fourth annual “Gotta Dance” Fundraiser at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.The celebrity dancers and their instructors have already began practicing for the star dancing event March 18. “If you would
Published: January 15, 2016
Slick conditions on Friday morning caused dozens of wrecks across Western Nevada, including at least one in Carson Valley.Light snow earlier in the morning left roads icy.A Toyota pickup slid through a fence at Centerville Lane and Highway 88 at about 6:45 a.m. Friday.The driver wasn’t injured, but the pickup had to be towed out of the field. According to
Published: January 15, 2016
For Arts & Entertainment: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.-1 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 watercolor classes
Published: January 15, 2016
The Carson Valley Arts Council has been selected as one of 52 winners from across the country in the seventh annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program. The organization will receive $20,000 to fund important community projects and services that will allow CVAC to expand its Youth Arts Education Program in Douglas County Schools.The CVAC’s Youth
Published: January 15, 2016
Antiques ShowAntiques Show and Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today-Sunday at the Carson Mall, 1313 S. Carson Street, Carson City. Free admission. Appraisal clinic. Information, Martha, 782-4951 or antiplus11@hotmail.com.Elks BingoTahoe Douglas Elks host community bingo today at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open 5 p.m., warm ups 5:30 p.m., regular games 6 p.m. Cover
Published: January 15, 2016
A brown, big eyed puppy begging for cheese and sci-fi moguls may not seem like typical artistic inspiration. For two Western Nevada College students their imagination was sparked and the musses came to life in their final projects for the art class currently on display at East Fork Gallery until Feb. 9. “I am pretty proud of their work and
Published: January 15, 2016
The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team swept to a 2-0 Tah-Neva League victory Tuesday against Alder Creek in Truckee.Olivia Johnson served 15 consecutive points with two aces in the second game to help Pau-Wa-Lu close out its second straight victory. The Panthers won by set scores of 25-17 and 25-11.Maddi Smalley had four kills to lead the Panthers
Published: January 15, 2016
Former Douglas High baseball star and Major League pitcher Shawn Estes is one of 10 Northern Nevada products who will be inducted into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) Hall of Fame on Feb. 25 in Reno.Estes, who now works as a broadcaster for CSNBA, and other inductees will be honored during a ceremony that starts at 11 a.m. in
Published: January 15, 2016
TODAYDouglas — Basketball at Galena, 3:30 p.m. JV girls, 5:15 p.m. varsity girls, 7 p.m. varsity boys. Galena basketball at Douglas, frosh girls, 3:30 p.m., frosh boys, 5:15 p.m., JV boys, 7 p.m.SATURDAYDouglas — Wrestling at North Valleys JV Tournament.
Published: January 15, 2016
A group of protesters receive international attention as they address government injustice while occupying a federal facility. Sound familiar?Nearly a half-century after he helped organize a lengthy standoff of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay by a group known as “Indians of All Tribes” that ultimately lasted 19 months, Adam Fortunate Eagle is still no fan of government bureaucracy.
Published: January 15, 2016
Jun. 17, 1930 - Dec. 27, 2015On the early evening of December 27, 2015 Peter Matthew Beekhof, Sr. (Pete) passed peacefully after a short fight with leukemia. Pete was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 17, 1930 to Abraham and Cornelia Beekhof. After serving in the Dutch Navy, he immigrated to Syracuse, New York where he was sponsored by a local
Published: January 15, 2016
Sep. 03, 1930 - Dec. 29, 2015Leroy “Roy” Bertucci, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home on December 29, 2015. He was born on September 3, 1930 to Roy and Adeline Bertucci in Antioch, CA. His family moved to San Jose, CA. in the 1940’s where Leroy attended San Jose High School. Leroy excelled in track and field, baseball
Published: January 15, 2016
No challenger stepped forward to oppose Douglas County District Judge Tom Gregory, ensuring he’ll have another four years on the bench.Gregory, a Genoa resident, was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval last spring to replace District Judge Michael Gibbons. Gibbons was appointed to Nevada’s new appeals court. He faces statewide election this year.Gregory must run again in 2020, along with District
Published: January 15, 2016
Hello fellow anglers. There is a lot going on in our local fishing world, despite the weather. With Topaz Lake opening up and the higher lakes having good ice on them this year, I received as many reports this week as I normally would in the middle of May. Before we get to our reports, I would like to do
Published: January 16, 2016
Amanda Hone rang up 16 service points, including 11 aces, on Thursday to help lead the Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team to a 2-0 Tah-Neva League victory at home against South Tahoe.Pau-Wa-Lu, now 3-0 on the season, won by game scores of 25-7 and 25-4.Maddi Smalley contributed four kills, while Emily Carr added two and Hayley Killion one.
Published: January 16, 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, a sophomore, was recently recognized as a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athlete for 2014-15. She maintained a cumulative 3.65 grade point average. As a freshman in 2015, Sonnemann started
Published: January 16, 2016
The 27th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby has been scheduled for the weekend of June 4-5 at Lampe Park.Held free of charge for children 3 to 12 years of age, the 2015 derby exceeded 1,400 participants. As part of the derby experience, every child receives a gift and special prizes are awarded for the largest catch for each of the seven
Published: January 16, 2016
The man accused of killing a Carson City teen had his first court appearance on Friday.Reed Skenandore, 21, was arrested Jan. 12 in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Grant Watkins on Jan. 11. Investigators believe Skenandore, along with Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18, and Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19, planned to rob Watkins during a drug buy at Blackwell’s Pond Park. Skenandore
Published: January 16, 2016
Carson City Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division conducts health inspections for Douglas County.Jan. 7J&M Mini MartConvenience Store1589 Highway 395, MindenScore: 100La Hacienda Del SazonRestaurant1758 Highway 395, A, MindenScore: 92Food item containers not covered in reach-in cooler. Full gall can of tomato sauce observed with excessive amount of dust, dirt, old food material on lid. Reach-in cooler door seals
Published: January 16, 2016
Smoldering cigarette ash may be to blame for a Gardnerville Rancho garage fire that occurred 4 a.m. Sunday.East Fork firefighters responded to the address in the 1200 block of Dora Court for a structure fire.District Battalion Chief Larry Goss said the initial arriving company reported smoke coming from the garage and attic of the fourplex dwelling. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies
Published: January 17, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are being required over Kingsbury and Spooner this Martin Luther King Day, as well as most spots above the snow level. If you’re going over the hill today, Interstate 80, Highway 50 and Highway 88 all have controls on them.The snow level is forecast to be around 6,000 feet, but fluctuating, according to
Published: January 18, 2016
TUESDAYDouglas — Basketball at Bishop Manogue, 3:30 p.m. JV girls, 5:15 p.m. varsity girls, 7 p.m. varsity boys. Bishop Manogue basketball at Douglas, frosh girls, 3:30 p.m., frosh boys, 5:15 p.m., JV boys, 7 p.m.WEDNESDAYDouglas — Wrestling at Bishop Manogue, 6 p.m.Sierra Lutheran — Basketball at Coleville, 6 p.m. varsity girls, 7:30 p.m. varsity boys.FRIDAYDouglas — Damonte Ranch basketball at
Published: January 18, 2016
A search for a California ski instructor who has been missing for five days has been suspended, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.Douglas County searchers helped look for 23-year-old Carson May, of Davis, Calif., who works at Sugar Bowl’s Mountain Sports Learning Center.May went missing on Jan. 15 during white-out conditions, and despite days of intensive searching, has not
Published: January 18, 2016
Work to extend a water line to Clear Creek Golf Course from the county water system will tie up traffic on Jacks Valley Road over the next several months.Installation of the pipeline is due to be completed by the end of May. Eventually the pipeline will connect the county’s east valley and west valley water systems.Clear Creek Golf Course owners
Published: January 19, 2016
When you think of Thanksgiving Break, you typically think of family, turkey dinner and football. But Heather Kois’ students at Sierra Lutheran High School were thinking of something entirely different: word count. For her creative writing class, November was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo for short). The month-long novel writing curriculum is actually provided to the public through Nanowrimo.org, a
Published: January 19, 2016
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred Saturday.Deputies responded to reports of a robbery at the Raley’s in south Carson City. The suspect allegedly pulled out a 3-4-inch knife on store security after they tried to leave the store with merchandise. The suspects took some beer before fleeing the store, said Sheriff Ken
Published: January 19, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A man who brandished a knife at a Gardnerville Walmart security guard is facing sentencing today. Dylan Mitts, 24, wasn’t in court last week, but his attorney got a continuance until today. Also in court is Roy Peter Ricci, 28, who is accused of giving the term “quit in a huff” new meaning by allegedly burglarizing his
Published: January 19, 2016
A big first half Friday night helped lift the Douglas High girls basketball team to a 55-40 Sierra League victory against Galena in Reno.Maddy Lowe scored 23 points to lead the attack as Douglas (4-4 league, 7-9 overall) extended its win streak to five games overall, four in league, and maintained its hold on third-place in the Sierra League standings.
Published: January 19, 2016
Leading by one point at the end of three quarters on Friday night, the Douglas High boys basketball team was in position to pick off an important Sierra League win on the road against Galena on Friday night.Instead, Galena rallied to stage a big 25-4 run through the fourth quarter on their way to a 59-40 victory against the Tigers.Dillon
Published: January 19, 2016
Gardnerville’s John Munyan finished second overall at the recent Wild Winter Round Up 10-kilometer trail run in Carson City.Munyan, 16, a Douglas High School junior, finished second overall as he clocked a time of 52 minutes and 2 seconds over a challenging 6.2-mile route held in the hills behind Centennial Park on Jan. 9. Munyan was more than 17 minutes
Published: January 19, 2016
Through the end of January, anyone who opens a Nevada Prepaid Tuition account will automatically be entered to win an account equal to a full year of in-state tuition, valued at $6,023.“As of today, there are about 200 people entered in the contest,” said Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz. “Your odds in this giveaway are much higher than they were
Published: January 19, 2016
Danner Hillman sped to fourth-place individually and the Douglas High alpine ski team captured third in the combined team competition Thursday during a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom held at Alpine Meadows.Both the Douglas boys and girls teams finished fourth and their combined score of 321 was good for third in the combined scoring. South Tahoe and Truckee tied for
Published: January 19, 2016
A Los Angeles man was killed Saturday night in a collision on Highway 50 at Glenbrook.Aquiles Molero, 36, died of injuries sustained when the Toyota Corolla he was riding in crossed the highway’s centerline into the path of an oncoming Subaru.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the Toyota was northbound when the driver, Carlos Ortego Gomez, of Mexico, lost control
Published: January 19, 2016
After a recruitment process was conducted for the director of human resources, Douglas County has selected Interim Human Resources Director Wendy Lang for the permanent position.“I am very excited about this position and I look forward to serving employees throughout the county in full capacity,” said Lang. “My background and experience aligns with the needs of the organization and I
Published: January 19, 2016
A dozen new businesses opened their doors in Gardnerville during the first three quarters of 2015.That more than offset the four businesses that closed during the year.According to a report prepared by County Economic Vitality Manager Lisa Granahan, there has been a net increase of more than 50 businesses since the depths of the Recession in 2009.“Private investment activities in
Published: January 19, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room was named the best Basque restaurant in Nevada by OnlyInYourState.com. The list of nine Basque restaurants included the Carson Valley Country Club at No. 6. We hope to learn who Carson Valley’s next best speller is today at the annual spelling bee held at Carson Valley Middle School. Sarah Hauck
Published: January 20, 2016
The Carson Tahoe Health Foundation honored a group of employees from GE Bently Nevada and the Carson Valley Inn for their ongoing efforts in support of local cancer patients in need. Over the last 12 years, they have donated over $215,000 in funds raised in support of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, an affiliate of Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of
Published: January 20, 2016
The next Main Street Mingle will be hosted by Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Join Main Street Gardnerville 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the museum in Gardnerville and mingle with other members of your community. Main Street Gardnerville will conduct an open discussion on the 2016 Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk Season, as they continues to grow the event. Participating
Published: January 20, 2016
Did you know that the first recorded climb on a snowcapped peak was by a Japanese monk who climbed Mt. Fuji in the year 633? “Learn Something New Every Day” at the Douglas County Public Library will increase your knowledge of a myriad of things.Every day the library will share a bit of interesting information mined from one of the
Published: January 16, 2016
Mormon Station Historic Park in Genoa will be the backdrop for a pair of historic talks Saturday and Sunday. Join park rangers at Mormon Station for a history series covering early settlement and historic trails through Nevada. The weekend of historic lectures begins Saturday discussing Mormon pioneers in Nevada. Mormon pioneers were some of the first people to settle the
Published: January 16, 2016
Live Comedy returns to the Carson Valley Inn in the up-close setting of the Valley Ballroom today starring Del Van Dyke and featuring Kelly Hilbert. Headline performer Del Van Dyke emerged from the San Francisco comedy scene in the ‘80s where he, “worked every club that had a microphone.” He quickly became a fixture on the nightclub circuit and won
Published: January 20, 2016
School officials are seeking public input on whether to change the attendance calendars.A survey on the Douglas County School District’s website will remain open until 5 p.m. Tuesday.In the survey, residents are asked whether they prefer a traditional calendar or a balanced calendar. The main difference between the two calendars would be an 11-week summer break with a traditional calendar
Published: January 20, 2016
Sixth GradeLeonel AlanizJustin AltigLily BaggettZachary BatchelderJocelyn BautistaBrooke BeisingerCydney BikulCarissa BilderbackKasen BoggsTaylor BratcherPeyton BratcherBranden BrittingReagan BrownMakaylynn BrownLainey BuffoRannin Burgeson SomersSean CavanaughSkylar ChernagoJuliah ClarkAndrew CluttsCassandra ColonCampbell DedmonAuryn DeemRiley DyeJulianne EllisSimone EunsonGrady FrensdorffMichel GalgianiRosita Garcia MendozaMatthew GaskellCole GreenfieldJoseph GuarigliaAshanti GutierrezAnya HarveyDylan HassmanSydney HastingsAlexandra Hastings-MolyneuxAngela HermanGrace HigmanLucas HolcombMackenzie IpsenJoshua JacksonRuby JacobsenAtlas JantosDavid Jauregui FaustoTaylor JensenDakota JonesTalya KryderDesiree LaninghamBarrett LeeHardy LeiknesGriffin LewisStephanie LinRyker MarcyesLogan McAlisterHailey
Published: January 20, 2016
Sixth GradeCamden AltringerRia AxelsonChristopher BakerMia BertoloneRyleigh BlaireLucio Bolognani JrAmara BrownMadilynn CampbellDakota CaughronMolly CloutierMarin CollinsRobert CostelloSamantha CottonPedro Davalos ChavezCooper DaviesBennett DavilaTayler DeisSofia DeLangeChristian DiazLilia FieldsJillian FolstadNathan-John FordEmma GloverJoshua GneitingLillie GordonAngel Graciano GonzalesEduardo Gutierrez LuquinAnthony Hernandez VeruzcoKapri HightowerCarson HillLeonna HinnantJessica JamesTirza KeatingHayley LaCostErin LewisNeil LewisPaige LindseyKesche LunaMartin Luna ArcosDavid MannersIvan MayotteCheyenne McCormickJohn McCreadyRiley MelloIvan Montes CarrilloAubry MorganJesse MorganAndie MurrayTess NelsonIris NiccoliNicole NielsenAlaina
Published: January 20, 2016
Quick work saved lifeEditor:On Jan. 3 my healthy, handsome husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working out at Pulse Fitness. Thanks to the quick administration of CPR by Geoff Marshall, DCSO, assisted by Sam an employee at Pulse and the awesome EMS personnel who responded, my husband is, at this very moment, watching football and planning his next golf
Published: January 20, 2016
While both seventh-grader Nalani Schultz and eighth-grader Francesca Melander have both won the Douglas County District Spelling Bee before, it was a new experience for sixth-grader Griffin Lewis.The three first-place finishers from sixth, seventh and eighth grades will travel to Las Vegas on March 5 for the state competition. “I am still kind of terrified at the thought of the
Published: January 20, 2016
What was initially thought to be a stick of dynamite turned out to be a gopher bomb according to Douglas County Sheriff’s office.At 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, DCSO responded to 1380 Centerville Road for a suspicious item found in a dumpster. The reporting party stated the item found appeared to be a stick of dynamite. The Douglas County Explosive Ordinance Disposal
Published: January 20, 2016
A Johnson Lane man was arrested, after he allegedly chased family members around their home with a sword and a knife.Michael Sean Parodi, 29, was taken into custody at around 4 p.m. Friday after deputies received a report.The victim said Parodi was frightening her, so she locked herself and his child in the bedroom. He broke down the door while
Published: January 20, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The discussion of Jim Nichols’ potential departure will take up the last 45 minutes of a three-hour county commission meeting today at Stateline. I suspect the timing may be a tad optimistic.The first reading of an ordinance to create a redevelopment area at Stateline is today at the Douglas County commissioners meeting 1:30 p.m. at the Tahoe
Published: January 21, 2016
The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act is headed for a vote in the U.S. Senate.The act providing $415 million to Tahoe Basin projects during the next decade has passed out of committee.The measure is sponsored by Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller as well as California Sens. Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer.The largest single piece of the funding, $150 million,
Published: January 21, 2016
More than $3 million to help reduce wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe was included in the latest round of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is receiving $308,760 to reduce hazardous fuels on up to 100 acres of land around Kingsbury Grade, so firefighters can more safely protect life, property,
Published: January 21, 2016
Carson Valley Middle School student Chris Rowe took top honors in the National Radon Poster Contest, while fellow Nevada students Logan Beier of Coral Academy of Science in Reno and Marcellus Brown of Leavitt Middle School in Las Vegas also placed in the top 10 in the national contest. Rowe received $1,000 for taking first in the national contest with
Published: January 21, 2016
Local trio The Scarlet Verbs will be breaking hearts and getting toes tapping all in one night starting at 7 p.m. today. Taking over Flight Restaurant and Bar, The Scarlet Verbs will start the night with harmony singing of love songs. Just as the crowd is feeling the love, the group will share the toughest break-up songs. Wanting to put
Published: January 21, 2016
If Douglas County commissioners reject a proposal for County Manager Jim Nichols to leave his position, he could continue under his current contract.Neither the county nor County Manager Jim Nichols have taken action to terminate his employment, county Human Resources Director Wendy Lang said.While the contract between Nichols and the county provides for written notice to terminate the contract, none
Published: January 21, 2016
Thanks for saving ElksEditor:Due to the fast response this past Sunday by the East Fork Fire Protection District personnel, the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge on Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos was saved from possible total destruction.Battalion Chief Scott Fraser said the first engine to arrive, within minutes of the alarm sounding, found large amounts of water flowing from the building
Published: January 21, 2016
There might be an assumption out there that Douglas County commissioners are going to agree with County Manager Jim Nichols’ assessment that it’s time for him to go.But the reality is commissioners could well vote against the proposal appearing on Thursday’s agenda.We know Commission Chairman Doug Johnson has stated publicly he would like to keep Nichols at his post.With the
Published: January 21, 2016
Meika Cole had four service aces and Maddy Smalley three kills to help the Pau-Wa-Lu eighth-grade volleyball team remain undefeated with a 2-1 win against Eagle Valley on Tuesday in Carson City.The Panthers, now 4-0 in Tah-Neva League play, won by set scores of 20-25, 25-19, 15-7.Destiny Vaughan also had two kills and Amanda Hone one for the Panthers. Taylynn
Published: January 21, 2016
Sierra Lutheran High’s varsity girls basketball team didn’t disappoint Friday night when it traveled up to Virginia City.The Falcons played amazing defense during the first half, and by halftime, they were up 23-8. They stumbled a little in the second half when the VC Muckers perked up, but the Falcons went on to win the game 35-19. Brynna Hansen had
Published: January 21, 2016
A 32-point performance by Michael Johnson wasn’t enough Tuesday night for the Douglas High boys basketball team in its 74-58 loss to Bishop Manogue in Reno.The Manogue Miners (6-2 league, 9-6 overall) benefited from eight 3-pointers and 20-for-30 shooting from the free throw line to secure a win that strengthened their hold on second-place in a tight Sierra League race.Douglas
Published: January 21, 2016
Five players combined to knock down nine 3-pointers Tuesday night as Sierra League-leading Bishop Manogue ran off with a 74-45 Sierra League victory at home against Douglas.Douglas (4-5 league, 7-10 overall) had a five-game win streak snapped and slipped into a third-place tie with Carson in the league standings. Maddy Lowe finished with 17 points, freshman Janae Blue Horse had
Published: January 21, 2016
Stateline, Nev. — A separation agreement between Douglas County and its manager was approved on Thursday night by commissioners without debate, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t one in the wind.Douglas County Manager Jim Nichols did not attend Thursday’s meeting at Stateline. Neither Nichols nor the county issued notice that would have been required under his three-year contract. According to
Published: January 21, 2016
For Arts & Entertainment: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.-1 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 watercolor classes
Published: January 22, 2016
Douglas County Community & Senior Center is hosting the 17th annual Senior Health fair 8 a.m.-noon today. More than 30 vendors will be on site to talk to and provide services available for seniors in the area. Companies providing services from dental to health care to rehab to legal advisors will be on hand to answer questions and provide potential
Published: January 22, 2016
Health FairDouglas County Senior Center hosts annual Senior Health Fair 8 a.m.-noon today at Douglas County Community & Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Free. Vendors available to answer questions, provide limited health services for free/low cost. Information, Sheri Karosich, 783-6455. Concert SeriesCarson Valley Arts Council hosts concert series featuring Annie Bosco today at CVIC Hall, Minden. Bosko is a
Published: January 22, 2016
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Country star Keith Urban’s Ripcord Tour will make a stop at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this summer.Urban will play 45 amphitheaters and arenas as part of the tour, which was announced this week. The tour starts in June and includes a Friday, July 29, stop at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys.The four-time Grammy Award
Published: January 22, 2016
Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus continues its 11th annual WinterFest with Elizabeth Pitcairn performing with the legendary Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin. Toccata will perform Jan. 29 at St. Theresa Church in South Lake Tahoe, Feb. 3 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Carson City and Feb. 5 at Cornerstone Church in Incline Village. The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s symphonic
Published: January 20, 2016
Beginning the middle of February and continuing into March, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be measuring groundwater levels in wells throughout various hydrographic basins in the state.The data collection is part of an ongoing effort to assess hydrologic conditions throughout Nevada. Division staff will be measuring water levels primarily in irrigation
Published: January 22, 2016
Most people wouldn’t associate Lake Tahoe with blight, but in order to form a redevelopment area at Stateline, that’s just what Douglas County commissioners did on Thursday.Deputy District Attorney Zach Wadlé said Nevada law requires that the county accept a report finding that Stateline has blight that could be cured by redevelopment.“Blight in Stateline, resulting from economic maladjustment, is severe,
Published: January 22, 2016

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