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Genoa, Nev. — Snow continues to equal gaming win at the Stateline casinos, which posted a fourth month in the black during February. The casinos raked in a total of $16.17 million, up 3.84 percent from February 2015. Despite being up through skiing season, the casinos are still down 5.46 percent for the fiscal year, which started in July.We’re also
Published: March 30, 2016
The state of Nevada and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have reached agreement on a plan to clean up the old Anaconda Mine site near Yerington.The plan will require a commitment of about $31 million from the federal government to clean up the four Arimetco evaporation ponds that make up 260 acres of the 3,400-acre mine site. The state must
Published: March 30, 2016
Carson City, Nev. — Six men denied charges on Tuesday in connection with the Jan. 11 slaying of 18-year-old Carson City resident Grant Watkins.Reed Skenandore, 21; Jesus Garcia-Manriquez, 18; Allen Garcia-Manriquez, 19; Jonathan Skenandore, 18; Daniel Lease, 20; and Jacob Huttman, 19 are all entered not guilty pleas during their arraignment in Carson City District Court.Watkins was killed after being
Published: March 30, 2016
Minden resident Roger Van Alyne took both awards in the 2016 Eagles & Ag Photo contest. Van Alyne’s image of a Genoa cattle drive took the prize for best wildlife-agriculture and his shot of a bald eagle lunching got the nod for best birding.Images were eligible for consideration if they were taken in Carson Valley between the end of the
Published: March 25, 2016
The gardening season has arrived. Community Gardening Day at Heritage Park Gardens will celebrate the coming of spring 1-3 p.m. April 9.Sign-ups for 2016 garden bed rentals will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Beds range in rent from $30 to $70 depending on size. This is a one-time charge for the season. Automatic irrigation is included.On
Published: March 28, 2016
Another presidential candidate emerged Friday as sophomore Willard Franklin announced his campaign for the 2048 election. With a promise to change the national anthem to “Call Me Maybe” and have Randy Savage serve as his vice president, Willard won the annual DHS Talent Show with his stand-up comedy.“I imagined I’d be more shocked,” Willard said of his win. “It feels
Published: March 29, 2016
Combining a large inventory and a varying audience Helping Hands Thrift Shop is hosting a rummage sale Friday and Saturday. The store hosted a rummage sale in February to reiterate the partnership with Carson Valley United Methodist Church. “We have a lot of things that we would like to move,” Helping Hands Manager Mary Marquez said. “When we have a
Published: March 30, 2016
Douglas County Republicans voted Saturday to support selecting presidential candidates through caucus.A plank in the county supporting a change back to presidential primary was reversed.“Delegates participated in extensive debate on recent caucus problems, solutions and the advantages and disadvantages of both systems,” according to Caucus Committee Chairman Dick Schwabe. “All agreed some adjustments from lessons learned needed to be implemented
Published: March 30, 2016
Fun is strictly the name of the game at the 16th annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament being hosted by the Antelope Valley Lions Club on Saturday near Coleville.Play on two courses is set for a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the “Baldo Giorgi Country Club” located on Topaz Lane just off Highway 395 (seven miles south of Topaz Lake). Registration
Published: March 30, 2016
Hello fellow anglers. This will be my last report, as the Naw is retiring from writing about fishing and will be doing it a lot more in person instead of writing about it. As you know, there are only 29 days until opening trout season in Alpine County. Many of you are starting to plan ahead for the weekend of
Published: March 30, 2016
The Nevada Wolf Pack felt like it was involved in a heavyweight championship fight Wednesday night.“It was like a good street fight out there,” guard D.J. Fenner said. “And we weren’t going to back down.”The Wolf Pack landed more punches to beat the Morehead State Eagles 77-68 in front of a crowd of 7,431 fans at Lawlor Events Center to
Published: March 31, 2016
Less than three months after a broken water line flooded the Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge, the service club was back in its digs for its biggest celebration of the year.The Elks named retired Douglas County School Superintendent Lisa Noonan their citizen of the year.It has been a year of awards for Noonan, who retired last summer. In January she was
Published: March 31, 2016
Six runs in the final two innings lifted the Douglas High baseball team to a 9-8 walk-off victory against Jerry Manuel Academy Wednesday morning during the 57th annual Fran Oneto/Atwater-Winton Lions Easter Tournament in Atwater, Calif.Douglas trailed 6-0 after two innings and 8-3 going into the bottom of the sixth before staging its comeback at Memorial Ballpark. The Tigers improved
Published: March 31, 2016
Nevada climate watchers took to the slopes on Friday to measure the snow pack and talk about the state of the Sierra drought.Nevada Natural Resource Conservation Service Hydrologist Jeff Anderson visited the Mt. Rose snow telemetry site to take a measurement and discuss the snowpack’s status.April 1 is historically the day when the Sierra snow pack is at its peak,
Published: March 31, 2016
Douglas High School’s Big George Athletic Complex has a reconstructed press and coaches box that is near completion.Douglas football coach Ernie Monfiletto said that numerous contributions have been received to rebuild a press box facility that has stood since the football field hosted its first game in 1979. The facility now includes storage area for athletic equipment.“No bond money was
Published: March 31, 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 logged her 14th win of the season Tuesday with a complete-game five-hitter to beat Santa Rosa, 2-1, in a Big 8 Conference contest at The Yard in Sacramento. The freshman right-hander
Published: March 31, 2016
Gardnerville, Nev. — Sierra Peak Tree Service will have to add cougar removal to its list of services after coaxing one out of a tree near a project March 21. The encounter with the big cat is a reminder to Carson Valley residents that wildlife is waking up, they are around and to be aware. “We were there to remove
Published: April 1, 2016
A woman who was the subject of a 2013 nationwide search after she absconded with her two children admitted she violated two court orders.Kathryn Moore, 47, has been fighting the father of her two children for custody for years.The case had been remanded from district court, where Moore had been facing more serious charges.Moore pleaded guilty to two counts of
Published: April 1, 2016
A Reno man who’s in prison on his third felony instance of driving under the influence could face more time for failing to support his children.Patrick Kevin McKinnon, 59, has two children, and currently owes more than $60,000 in back child support. He also has a problem with driving drunk, with DUIs in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, and most recently
Published: April 1, 2016
A Gardnerville Ranchos woman admitted to battering her daughter and waived a preliminary hearing in a gross misdemeanor on Wednesday.Crystal Amy Ashley, 36, faces a single charge of child endangerment in connection with her March 23 arrest.Ashley appeared in East Fork Justice Court. She said she drank too much and got into a fight with her daughter.She is accused of
Published: April 1, 2016
As the curtain falls on its latest production Sunday, Carson Valley Community Theatre is looking to get started with their summer production. Auditions for the roles in “Red Velvet Cake Wars” will be 7 p.m. April 20 and 11 a.m. April 23 at The Annex, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. “Red Velvet Cake Wars” follows Gaynelle Verdeen Bodeen through a turbulent
Published: April 1, 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.GardnervilleJethro’s LiveKat Simmons hosts comedy class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays through April 18 at Jethro’s Live in Gardnerville. Cost, $350. 10 spots available. Information, 721-8864. Buckaroos Karaoke 8 p.m.-1 a.m. with Miller Entertainment
Published: April 1, 2016
Mountain lions live here. So do bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks, rattlesnakes and a variety of other critters that inhabited this place for millennia before humans arrived.And yet, there are folks who live in our corner of the Silver State who sometimes have trouble believing all this wildlife is still here, because they don’t see it all the time.This
Published: April 1, 2016
Associated Press Reno Bureau reporter Tom Gardner died on Good Friday in Yerington at age 73.Before going to Yerington, he’d lived in Johnson Lane since 1981. Professional writers, he and former wife Sheila purchased the house from the Scriveners.The long-time Johnson Lane resident retired from the news service in 2008. The last two big stories he covered were the Darren
Published: April 1, 2016
Not really a boom Editor:March 25 R-C headline: “Census estimates Douglas growing.” Some might read that as the boom times are here again. Strike up the band and let the good times roll. Not.The actual census report shows our 2010 population as 46,997 and the 2015 population as 47,710 for an increase of 713 persons or 1.5 percent over five
Published: April 1, 2016
Spirited and energetic, regardless of his circumstances, Ethan James McKinney, 15, always wanted to have a good time, and his commemoration of life will reflect that.“He loved to laugh, he wanted us to laugh with him,” his family said. Ethan was diagnosed with bone cancer in January 2015, and he lost his 15-month battle on March 21, peacefully at home
Published: April 1, 2016
Eric Musselman expects nothing less than a Lawlor Events Center bursting at the seams on Friday night.“I would be shocked if we didn’t get a sell-out,” said Musselman of the College Basketball Invitational championship game (6 p.m., ESPNU) between his Nevada Wolf Pack and Morehead State Eagles. “It’s what I think the level of play deserves.”The biggest crowd the Wolf
Published: April 1, 2016
Pitching was the name of the game this week as the Douglas Tigers won three of four games for third-place at the 57th annual Fran Oneto/Atwater-Winton Lions Easter Tournament in Atwater, Calif.Douglas (6-9 overall, 2-4 league) allowed a total of four runs in three of those games, including a 3-1 victory behind the combined pitching of Haden Keller and Jayden
Published: April 1, 2016
Once again Douglas Pop Warner student-athletes have excelled in the classroom as well as on the field.It was recently announced by the Pacific Northwest Region that 36 Douglas athletes have been invited to the Regional Scholastic Banquet to be recognized for their scholastic achievements. The banquet will be at the Peppermill in Reno on Saturday. The 2016 Pacific Northwest Region
Published: April 2, 2016
Mike Davis carded a net 67 to win Flight A during the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club individual stroke play tournament last Sunday.Charles Poe was three shots behind in second-place and Dan Essary shot 71 for third-place at the Carson Valley Golf Course.Matt Budjako was the Flight B winner with his 68, ahead of Jim Pillsbury at 69 and Augie
Published: April 2, 2016
An agricultural burn that got out of control blackened 3-4 acres and a power pole on Saturday.The fire was reported at around 1:30 p.m., according to Douglas County dispatchers. The burn had been called in that morning, but started across the fence to a power pole along Johnson Lane near Highway 395.Douglas County deputies closed Johnson Lane briefly while firefighters
Published: April 2, 2016
If the weather cooperates, Carson Valley residents may see smoke from prescribed burning operations at Lake Tahoe starting Monday.On the east shore, operations may take place near Sand Harbor, Spooner Summit and Camp Galilee, according to the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team.California State Parks, the Nevada Division of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service will also be burning near Burton
Published: April 2, 2016
True story: In 1997 a want ad appeared in Backwoods Home Magazine: “WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 322, Oakview, CA, 93022. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” Yes, it really appeared in the
Published: April 3, 2016
The amount of land in Carson Valley preserved through conservation easements could jump by a fifth under a proposal to protect 2,867 acres of Park Ranch Holdings surrounding the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.Letters of support are being sought from the towns of Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a support letter on Thursday.The land
Published: April 3, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Accused felony speeders Timothy Phillips, 41, and Sean Stillwell, 38, are scheduled to be arraigned in Douglas County District Court this morning. The two men are facing eluding charges stemming from their Feb. 27 arrest.Douglas County schools are back in from summer break today so watch out for the buses on the roads this morning. Students have
Published: April 4, 2016
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stewart Community Baptist Church for Former Nevada Indian Commission Director Sherrada James Kizer Fielder, who died March 30, 2016.She was appointed to the Director of the Nevada Indian Commission, by Gov. Kenny Guinn and served in that capacity from 2000 until 2005. Prior to that, she served as the Secretary-Treasurer to the
Published: April 4, 2016
Budget analysts estimate there may be as much as a $2.9 million difference between the balanced tentative general fund budget approved by Douglas County commissioners and the budget that comes to them for final approval in May.Under Nevada state law, the county must submit a tentative budget by April 15.Assistant County Manager Christine Vuletich presented a general fund budget balanced
Published: April 4, 2016
Published: April 5, 2016
Lindy Lehman pulled out first-place in a closely contested breakaway roping last weekend during the Carson-Douglas High School Rodeo held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.Hosted by the Carson-Douglas High School Rodeo Club March 26-27, the event was part of the Nevada High School Rodeo Association season that extends through May. Lehman, a Carson High School senior, won Saturday’s breakaway roping
Published: April 5, 2016
This winter’s abundant precipitation is resulting in a prolific display of a little yellow flower native only to Western Nevada. The Carson Valley monkeyflower (Erythranthe carsonensis) is only found in the foothills and valley bottoms from the Red Rocks area north of Reno to Dresslerville, near Gardnerville. The diminutive plant, seldom more than a few inches tall, has a distinctive
Published: April 5, 2016
Former Douglas County Planning Manager Hope Sullivan has taken the same job with Carson City.Sullivan worked on some of the most controversial planning issues in Douglas, including the Douglas County Sewer District No. 1, both solar panel generation plants and the Corley Ranch project in the two years she worked for the county.She has nearly 20 years experience as a
Published: April 5, 2016
Miles Construction’s work as contractor for the historic Farmer’s Bank Building in downtown Minden was recognized as Bently Enterprises received two awards celebrating the work done converting the building to the company’s headquarters office. Bently Enterprises was awarded the USGBC Nevada Chapter 2015 LEED Project of the Year award and the AIA Nevada 2015 Merit Award in the Built Category,
Published: April 5, 2016
A nondenominational service for Carson Valley veterinarian and native Lance Gorrindo is 11 a.m. Saturday at LifePoint Church, 1095 Stephanie Way.A reception and celebration of life is 1-4 p.m. at the Carson Valley Country Club, 1029 Riverview Drive.Gorrindo, 39, was found dead in Carson City on Monday morning, authorities there confirmed.Gorrindo was a 1995 graduate of Douglas High School, who
Published: April 5, 2016
Championship teams from the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department youth basketball league were recognized after completing a season that concluded in March.The program featured 493 participants ­— 144 girls, and 349 boys — who played games at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, according to recreation coordinator Scott Doerr.The championship teams included:■ Killer Red Hots in the 3rd-4th
Published: April 6, 2016
Corryne Diaz and Chloie Pratt slammed two-out home runs to help spark the Douglas High softball team to a 9-4 win at home against Galena Saturday in the opening game of a Northern Division I doubleheader.Douglas (3-2 league, 7-7-1 overall) scored eight of its nine runs after two outs en route to the win on a warm and sunny spring
Published: April 6, 2016
The 27th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held June 4-5 at Lampe Park.Registration is being taken each Saturday through April and May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walgreens Pharmacy in Gardnerville, located at 1342 Highway 395.Children ages 3 to 12 are eligible to participate in the derby.Tickets are free, however, participants must pre-register for each of the
Published: April 6, 2016
Despite absorbing back-to-back losses to wrap up the Bishop Manogue JV Baseball Tournament last weekend in Reno, the Douglas Tigers enjoyed highlights from no less than a half dozen players.Keith Zeitler hit 3-3 and drove in two runs Friday when the Tigers dropped a 12-5 decision to the traditionally strong Reno Huskies. Ayden Murphy went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and
Published: April 6, 2016
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A former standout University of Nevada baseball pitcher who collected scores of postseason awards during his collegiate career had hopes of finding a spot on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster.Instead, the organization recently assigned Braden Shipley to the minor leagues after a month into baseball spring training. For Shipley, though, he is taking his professional career in stride.His
Published: April 6, 2016
Dogs routinely become members of the family, and Douglas County lost a good one last week.Akiva was a retired K-9 of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, before succumbing to an illness on March 31.Akiva served with the sheriff’s office for seven years before retiring in 2014. The German shepherd was just shy of his 11th birthday before passing away from
Published: April 6, 2016
After a drunken altercation with his wife prompted him to discharge a shotgun through a wall, a Gardnerville man will be going to prison. Mathew Meinen, 38, was sentenced to 12-60 months for battery that constitutes domestic violence committed by strangulation in connection with the Jan. 5 incident.Meinen’s blood alcohol content was .143 at the time of his arrest, and
Published: April 6, 2016
Two men who led deputies on related Feb. 27 high speed chases through Carson Valley pleaded guilty on Monday. Timonthy Phillips, 41, and Sean Stillwell, 39, entered pleas to charges stemming from the their Feb. 27 arrests. Phillips pleaded guilty to trafficking a controlled substance and attempting to elude a police officer. Phillips, of Reno, was clocked by Nevada Highway
Published: April 6, 2016
A trustee’s sale scheduled for today includes parcels on either end of a project that stretches for more than a mile along the northern edge of Minden and Gardnerville.The southern portion of The Ranch at Gardnerville has been under construction for a couple of years. Phase IV of the 633-unit, 208-acre project includes a 67.75-acre lot along Buckeye Road that
Published: April 6, 2016
The Jaws of Life crunched through the rear passenger door of a silver sedan sending plastic shrapnel flying through the air as a dazed and bloodied Douglas High School student clumsily was put through the paces of a field sobriety test. A simulated drunk driving related collision covered the Douglas High School track and football field with ambulances, sheriff’s vehicles
Published: April 6, 2016
Between owner surrenders and strays, the Douglas County Animal Shelter is filling up with adoptable pets. “It amazes me that people don’t come forward for their pets,” said Animal Care Assistant Sarissa Ortiz. “But at least here we can get them a better home.”They currently have 11 dogs available for adoption, some with special needs, and several cats.When it comes
Published: April 6, 2016
Public comment is being sought on a project proposed to restore the Burke Creek channel and adjacent marsh in Stateline, reduce the amount of sediment that flows into nearby Lake Tahoe and reduce the potential for flooding on Highway 50. The project is located just north of the former Ed’s Nugget parcel and crossed the southern portion of the property
Published: April 6, 2016
For more than four years Chuck Kriss has polished and buffed his 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe all in the name of the needy seniors in Douglas County. He has dusted off the classic car once again to be part of Douglas County Senior Service’s 16th annual Big Mama’s Show & Shine Car Show to benefit Meals on Wheels May 7
Published: April 3, 2016
Preparations for the 2016 Hot August Nights are in full swing as the non-profit organization gears-up for its 30th anniversary. The event draws hundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts locally, nationally and internationally to northern Nevada each year. A Hot August Night’s Poker Run is slated to cool it’s wheels in Minden as the lunch stop Aug. 4. HAN budgets
Published: April 6, 2016
Carson Valley Art Association opened an art show at 88 cups & More with a coffee reception April 2. Twenty-nine members displayed art using a variety of mediums that will show until April 30.Art can been viewed during 88 Cups & More regular hours 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday88 Cups is
Published: April 6, 2016
The Wild West will be alive and well from the time the whistle blows the V&T Railroad train out of the station to the time the Bonanza theme song echo fades during a special concert presented by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra and Voices of the Sierra Choral Group on April 30.Audience members will be taken by train to Virginia
Published: April 6, 2016
After working on the decision for about a year, two major Carson Valley real estate companies announced on Tuesday that they are merging.Century 21 Clark Properties will be merging into Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, and moving into the current Century 21 building at 1674 Highway 395 in Minden.The conversation about merging started when Century 21 owner Patty Clark decided
Published: April 6, 2016
A 19-year-old teenager had been living in the Gardnerville Ranchos for three weeks before the Aug. 18, 2015, altercation that resulted in his death, his mother said.Douglas County officials are seeking an inquest in the death of Ian Matthew Toepfler, who was shot dead in the front yard of the Ann Way home where he was living.Mother Tracy Toepfer said
Published: April 6, 2016
An early morning gun discharge in an Indian Hills home resulted in the arrest of a man for domestic battery.Daniel Vanhooser, 57, is being held in jail on $28,000 bail.According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a home in the 3400 block of Tourmaline at about 4 a.m.When they arrived they heard gunfire in the home. After hearing several
Published: April 6, 2016
Carson Valley Arts Council will close out its 2015-2016 concert series with a band that has never been to the Valley. Boasting upbeat acoustic sounds paired with a three-part harmony, Run Boy Run will take the stage in CVIC Hall April 22. “I have heard great things about the concert hall and the history in that area,” fiddle player Matt
Published: April 7, 2016
Two men, who grabbed a vacuum and ran out of the Grant Avenue Walmart, are being sought for the theft.The incident occurred 7 p.m. Feb. 16 when the two men walked into Walmart and headed for the back. A man wearing a UNR sweatshirt took the vacuum off the shelf and ran out the emergency door with a second, balding
Published: April 7, 2016
The sash and crown will remain behind as Minden native Bailey Gumm takes to the stage for the first time without a title in front of her name, to talk about her passion. Gumm will be one of more than 12 live speakers at the TEDxCarsonCity event today talking about autism awareness through sibling advocacy during her speech “Autism Through
Published: April 7, 2016
The fire district that serves East Fork Township has been fighting a rear-guard action to maintain services since the beginning of the Great Recession.As a result, the district is looking at not filling four positions, including three firefighters positions.Last year it absorbed the paramedic district to absorb that equity, and now it’s looking to sell a fire station to the
Published: April 7, 2016
In 1922, Douglas County was the first county in Nevada to establish a memorial to the men who fought World War I. On Thursday, the county became the most recent to recognize that and the part played by the Douglas County Courthouse in its first year.A World War I shadowbox featuring the front page of The Record-Courier and several items
Published: April 8, 2016
After continuing his case several times, a California man was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.Joseph Kieshawn Gaines, 26, was sentenced for three felony charges of trafficking a controlled substance and for having violent crimes in his history. Gaines was a part of a group from Stockton that set up shop in Douglas County to sell drugs.Undercover officers were
Published: April 8, 2016
Me-For-Incredible-Youth Inc. is offering a raffle to win an Orlando Getaway Vacation as part of the 12th annual Molly Youth Awards Banquet on May 9 at the Carson Valley Inn.The grand prize to be given away is a seven-day, two-bedroom condo at the Westgate Lakes & Spa in Orlando, Fla. All proceeds will go toward college scholarships for high school
Published: April 8, 2016
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is wasting no time in filling the calendar with fun activities.With spring finally here, several of the courts are ready for action. Throughout April there is no cost to play.Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is located on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. The club officially launches the season with Viva La Tennis on May
Published: April 8, 2016
Opening ceremonies for the Carson Valley Little League season will be held Saturday at Lampe Park.All teams in the program — 560 kids in all — will be on display during the ceremonies, which are scheduled to start 10 a.m. on Field 1.Keeping with tradition, a ceremonial first pitch will be thrown out before the games get under way. This
Published: April 8, 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.GardnervilleJethro’s LiveKat Simmons hosts comedy class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays through April 18 at Jethro’s Live in Gardnerville. Cost, $350. 10 spots available. Information, 721-8864. Buckaroos Silverwing plays country music 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Published: April 8, 2016
Buckaroos is trying to bring a little more country back to the bar, starting with a performance today. Silverwing is a rockin’ country band, which has been playing in Northern Nevada for the last 10 years. From a quiet family wedding in the tiny town of Ione, to thousands of people gathering at the Pony Express Pavilion for the Nevada
Published: April 8, 2016
Knights BingoKnights of Columbus hosts Bingo Knights today at St. Gall Catholic Church Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open 6 p.m., games start 7 p.m. Concession available. Information, Mike Mullins 782-7290.DHS PlayDouglas High School performs ‘And a Child Shall Lead’ 7 p.m. today-Saturday and April 15-16 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 17 in the high school drama
Published: April 8, 2016
Gardnerville, Nev. — Carson Valley veterinarian Lance Gorrindo was being sought as the sole suspect in an active lewdness with a minor case when he was found dead in Carson City on Monday.According to a statement issued Friday morning by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the name of the victim is not being released.Formal charges had not been brought against
Published: April 8, 2016
On Wednesday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office held a welcome-home reception for Capt. Dan Coverley to recognize him for his graduation from the 263rd session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., on March 18.Coverley graduated with 230 law enforcement officers who consisted of men and women from 47 states and 27 countries, four military organizations and five federal
Published: April 8, 2016
Military aircraft will be outfitted as fire tankers to help extinguish wildland fires across the nation. The Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, known as the High Rollers, is set to begin the process of outfitting its C-130 aircraft with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems equipment for large-scale wildland firefighting missions across the nation, the National Guard Bureau
Published: April 8, 2016
A Pollock Pines man accused of setting the 97,000-acre King Fire that destroyed 12 homes and 68 other structures was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday.Wayne Allen Huntsman, 38, was convicted of charges including felony arson and causing great bodily injury to several people including a firefighter.Huntsman was arrested within days of the start of the Sept. 13,
Published: April 9, 2016
A conservation easement on Park Cattle land would preclude a solar generating plant on the property south of Genoa Lane.However, a lawsuit making its way through Douglas County District Court is likely to be resolved before the easement could be approved.Douglas County commissioners enthusiastically approved sending a letter in support of the effort to obtain funding to establish a conservation
Published: April 9, 2016
Unlike Carson Valley’s alluvial flooding, answers won’t come rushing out of the mountains, according to a report issued by the Flood Control and Roads Task Force on Thursday.“We got into this problem a little bit at a time,” said member Larry Schmidt, a Saratoga Springs resident. “Small decisions were made, and at the time they didn’t make a big difference,
Published: April 9, 2016
The Reno Air Races attracted more than 150,000 spectators from around the world last year. Mike Crowell, president and chief executive officer of the Reno Air Racing Association, indicated the Air Races “are the only one like it in the world and it is truly a unique sport.” In its 53rd year, the races are feeling some pressure to diversify
Published: April 9, 2016
For anglers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time dubbed by locals and visitors alike as “Fishmas,” otherwise known as the official start to the fishing season in Mono County.Mono County is a trout fishing paradise, and this 2016 season, starting on April 30, promises to be a big one, thanks to a strong winter, mild spring
Published: April 9, 2016
Douglas High School Drama Department’s spring play premiered Friday night. The play “And A Child Shall Lead” will run for two weekends. The play is the true and heroic story inspired by real children and their actual words that survived through their poetry and in the underground news magazine, Vedem, [We Lead], which was started and kept alive by the
Published: April 9, 2016
It has been five years since Carson Valley has seen enough water for Mottsville Lane to get wet.Irrigation of fields south of the main route between Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe sends water across the road in average years.Rain And that’s what forecasters are calling the winter of 2015-1.“While not a drought-busting snow accumulation year, reaching April 1 with near
Published: April 9, 2016
Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant & Distribution Center took home the county’s top award for Business of the Year Thursday during Northern Nevada Development Authority’s Pioneer Awards. The Pioneer Awards recognized businesses in five county regions and each county chose a business of the year.Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant & Distribution Center was selected based on its alignment with the
Published: April 9, 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 University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann helped Humboldt State capture its third straight Tournament of Champions title last Sunday in Turlock, Calif. Sonnemann went 0-for-3 but scored two runs and had a stolen base last Sunday in
Published: April 10, 2016
Freshman Kettja Bennett pitched her first career shutout for the Douglas High softball team in its 13-0 Northern Division I victory at home against Wooster on Thursday afternoon.Douglas (4-2 league, 8-7-1 overall) was in control start to finish in a game that was stopped in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.“We took advantage of some key hitting, some
Published: April 10, 2016
One of Northern Nevada’s top high school pitching prospects proved too hot to handle for the Douglas Tigers on Thursday afternoon.Ryan Anderson, who has signed with the University of Nevada, pitched six innings of two-hit ball for Northern Division I baseball frontrunner Spanish Springs in its 6-0 victory against the Tigers in Sparks.Anderson, a 6-foot-6 left-hander, finished with six strikeouts
Published: April 10, 2016
Four Douglas High players posted personal best scores on their home course on Wednesday, including a 78 from Jarod Endter, during a Sierra League boys golf match at Genoa Lakes.Endter, who earned second-team all-league recognition as a sophomore last year, finished ninth on the individual leader board on the Lakes Course.“Jarod was one under par on the front nine and
Published: April 10, 2016
Two men arrested in connection with a burglary on appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday.Vincent Dillenbeck-Mays, 22, and Conrad Hilbmann, 21, were arrested on Friday at about 3:20 a.m. after a Gardnerville Ranchos resident reported finding a stranger in his garage. Another, nearby, resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway. Deputies began an inventory of the
Published: April 11, 2016
An officer working for a drug task force was using methamphetamine while on duty and compromised cases, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said on Monday.Mark Zlendick, 48, was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison and a $5,000 fine for stealing more than a pound of methamphetamine and cocaine from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department’s evidence locker.Zlendick admitted to
Published: April 11, 2016
Nearly a dozen people were rescued Monday morning after spending the night in the Pine Nuts when their vehicles got stuck in Eldorado Canyon, according to Carson City Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office.Undersheriff Steve Albertsen said the family of 10 took three Jeeps up into the canyon for a day trip when their vehicles got stuck in the
Published: April 12, 2016
Both the Douglas High boys and girls track and field teams capped off a rainy Saturday with solid performances in the 4x400 relay at the 24th annual Thunder Invitational in Rocklin, Calif.Douglas placed third in the girls 4x400 and fifth in the boys race during competition that featured more than 30 schools in a meet hosted by Rocklin High School.On
Published: April 12, 2016
The Douglas High junior varsity softball squad improved its record to 16-0-1 for the season by sweeping a doubleheader at home against Reed on Saturday. The Tigers trailed by one run through three innings before their offense got on track for a 12-4 win. Madison Peters pitched a no-hitter to win the second game, 5-0.Alyssa Smokey pitched the first game
Published: April 12, 2016
An opportunity was within reach Saturday for the Douglas High softball team to knock off the undefeated and nationally regarded Reed Raiders.With the score tied 1-1 and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, however, Carla Hernandez hit a three-run homer to secure Reed’s 4-1 walk-off victory against Douglas in game one of a Northern Division I doubleheader
Published: April 12, 2016
A young Douglas High baseball squad needed to bring its best game to the field on Saturday against four-time defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion Reno.Unfortunately for Douglas, a score line that included three hits and seven errors led to an 11-0 loss at home against Reno on an overcast and rainy day at Tiger Field.Senior left-hander Duncan Wilmot
Published: April 12, 2016
It has been 22 years since a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Carson Valley damaging masonry and knocking bottles off shelves.A similar earthquake in the Stateline area could do $590 million in damage, according to estimates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.International experts will join with local seismologists in a public forum April 19 to inform the region on the dangers
Published: April 12, 2016
Though she still has two seasons to go at Douglas High School, Talyn Jackson has announced her intention to play volleyball at Virginia Tech University beginning in 2018.Jackson, a sophomore at Douglas and member of the Carson City-based Silver State Volleyball Club, gave her verbal commitment to Virginia Tech after taking an unofficial visit to Blacksburg, Va. over Spring Break.Jackson,
Published: April 12, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Planning commissioners rejected a new solar generation plant ordinance on Tuesday sending it off to county commissioners without a recommendation. The ordinance only affects solar generation as a primary use and not the smaller solar setups across the county that are auxiliary uses.Commissioner Barry Penzel is speaking before the Sierra Nevada Republican Women today at the Carson
Published: April 13, 2016
Pending litigation wasn’t the only factor in a decision not to run a pipeline to a gated Foothill community, whose water system was taken over in 2013.The legal issues with Jobs Peak Ranch and Douglas County over its water system aren’t likely to be resolved soon, said County Engineer Nick Charles.“The drought has had a noticeable impact on the wells
Published: April 13, 2016

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