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Sunday’s lightning storm set a few fires, including a 40-acre blaze on Rissue Canyon in far southeastern Douglas County. There’s a line around 80 percent of that fire, which should be out in a bit.The connectivity meeting that was originally scheduled for Thursday has been bumped by the flood meetings. Commissioners will hear a report on the flood at their
Published: August 3, 2015
“The Lord is My shepherd” answers the psalmist, David the King and shepherd himself.If someone asked you, “If you were made for success, to flourish, then why do you suffer? Further, why do the “beloved” of God suffer? This questioning often follows a terrible experience which makes us turn away from God. One writer said that the cognitive dissonance makes
Published: August 3, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — A suspect has been interviewed in the beating of a 21-year-old Carson Valley man at Night in the Country in Yerington, and the case has been forwarded to the Lyon County District Attorney’s Office.In his weekly report on Facebook, Lyon County Sheriff Al McNeil said Sunday a suspect in the July 24 assault was identified thanks to
Published: August 3, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Six deputies involved in a fatal shooting on Thursday have been identified by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Sgt. Dan Coverly, Sgt. Dave Stanley, Investigator Jon Storke, Deputy Jeff Johnsen, Deputy Matt Saylo and Deputy Justin Williams are on administrative leave while the Carson City Sheriff’s Office conducts its investigation.The deputies were placed on leave after the shooting
Published: August 3, 2015
Waterloo Lane from Highway 395 to Centerville will be affected by road construction over the next two months starting Monday, according to Douglas County Public Works.The project is designed to reconstruct the roadway section and enhance pedestrian facilities including ramps and crossings. As a result, the Lampe Park Farmers Market is moving to the parking lot of the Carson Valley
Published: August 3, 2015
Mar. 3, 1937 - July 24, 2015Patricia Jean Hawkins passed away on July 24th in Gardnerville, Nevada after a brief illness. She was born on March 3rd, 1937 in South Dakota and was raised in Los Angeles, Calif. She graduated in 1954 from Inglewood High School. She moved to Lake Topaz in 1971 and worked for Topaz Lodge. In 1978
Published: August 3, 2015
A Sacramento man who has been struggling to stay out of trouble for more than 25 years, was sent back to prison. Joel David, 46, was sentenced to 2-10 years in prison after pleading no contest to burglary. David was arrested May 6 after security at a Stateline casino found him going through a locker that wasn’t his and taking
Published: August 3, 2015
Admitted car thief Dalton Forbes is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court this morning for a sentencing review. Forbes, 19, was supposed to go to boot camp as a condition of probation.Both Gardnerville and Genoa town boards are meeting tonight. Gardnerville will be reviewing the former Condron Shell station in the S-curve and talking about the budget. Gardnerville
Published: August 4, 2015
Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt’s Morning in Nevada PAC website is selling tickets to his Inaugural Basque Fry barbecue at Corley Ranch in Gardnerville on Aug. 15.The website can be found at www.morninginnevadapac.orgThe event will feature a number of national Republican leaders, including presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former New York
Published: August 4, 2015
Now based in a new home at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, the Carson Valley Table Tennis Club is now looking to get bigger and better.Players of all abilities are welcome to turn out for regular open play in the community center’s Ranch View Activity Room on Monday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., Friday from 7-10 p.m. and
Published: August 4, 2015
Pike Reardon of Gardnerville emerged as a top-10 finisher on July 26 during the 34th Donner Lake Triathlon near Truckee, Calif. Reardon placed 10th overall in the half triathlon in a time of 5 hours, 22 minutes, 54 seconds over a course that measured out to a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13-plus-mile run — or two laps
Published: August 4, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying persons of interest in a theft that occurred at Ulta Beauty, located at 911 Topsy Lane. At 7:30 p.m. July 3, three Hispanic females (late teens to early 20s) entered the store with what appeared to be empty handbags. The suspects walk directly to the shelves and
Published: August 4, 2015
A hiker suffering altitude sickness was transported from Shamrock Lake north of the western entrance to Yosemite National Park on Monday afternoon.The 52-year-old Ventura, Calif., woman and her family hiked to the location, which is above 10,000 feet in altitude, when she began experiencing severe altitude sickness symptoms. The altitude sickness prevented her from hiking out of the Shamrock Lake
Published: August 4, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — The newly formed Main Street Minden program is proposing a fall event for Oct. 17 that will include closing downtown. The Minden Town Board will likely appoint a representative to the Main Street board at their meeting in the CVIC Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Minden is also looking to trade in its maintenance supervisor for
Published: August 5, 2015
With only some finishing touches remaining to be taken care of, a new-looking Douglas High School campus will be unveiled on Aug. 17 when students arrive for the first day of classes.After nearly a year-and-a-half of work to remodel a campus that originally opened in 1975, school officials are looking forward to welcoming a student body that includes freshmen and
Published: August 5, 2015
Bryce JamesFootballSeniorBryce showed flashes of potential at quarterback to help Douglas post a 3-0-1 record during the Flying Tigers Passing Tournament. Bryce took over as the starter in Week 4 in 2014 and is looking to guide the Tigers to an improvement of their 3-8 season.
Published: August 5, 2015
Defending champion Geoff Ogilvy will be in the field when the 17th Barracuda Championship gets under way Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno.There are eight other past champions in the field — Scott Verplank (2000), Chris Riley (2002), Vaughn Taylor (2004-05), lefty Steve Flesch (2007), Parker McLachlin (2008), John Rollins (2009), Matt Bettencourt (2010) and J.J. Henry
Published: August 5, 2015
Douglas High School has been recognized as a silver medal recipient in the U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings.The rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare
Published: August 4, 2015
Mishap, mystery and a former pro football player, what more can a reader ask from Lake Tahoe author Todd Borg’s latest novel?Borg spoke about his latest book, “Tahoe Blue Fire,” as well as his experience in writing his Tahoe mystery series overall this afternoon at the El Dorado Library South Lake Tahoe Branch.Borg is scheduled to speak 6:30 p.m. Friday
Published: August 3, 2015
Douglas County officials are calling the July floods in Johnson Lane a once in 500-year event.County Manager Jim Nichols said the floods, which struck on July 8-10, included a 500-year, one-hour storm that dropped 1.12 inches of rain in the mountains above Johnson Lane.Nichols said the drainage systems in northern Carson Valley aren’t designed to handle that much water.“County drainage
Published: August 5, 2015
Hundreds of classic cars will be visiting Minden on Thursday as part of the annual Hot August Nights Poker Run.Much of downtown Minden will be closed 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as cars arrive for the event’s lunch, sponsored by the Carson Valley Visitor’s Authority and the town.Minden Meat and Deli will be catering lunch for the poker run.Esmeralda and
Published: August 4, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Two adults and two children were injured when their vehicle rolled over as they were pulling off Highway 395 onto Watshemu Road on Tuesday night.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the crash was reported at 7:45 p.m. An initial investigation showed a 1999 Lincoln Navigator driven by Anthony Robert Diaz Sr., 38, was making a left turn
Published: August 5, 2015
School starts Aug. 17 for all Carson Valley students. Here are the bus schedules.Gardnerville Elementary SchoolRoute 31 Curt Lueck7:38 a.m. Douglas High School7:57 a.m. 2346 Jacobsen Ln8:01 a.m. Jacobsen Ln & Out R Way8:03 a.m. 1319 Jacobsen Ln8:05 a.m. Windmill Rd & Mt Como8:10 a.m. Windmill Rd & Juniper Rd8:12 a.m. Juniper Dr & Finch Dr8:20 a.m. 2180 Fish Springs
Published: August 5, 2015
Former First Lady Laura Bush attended the rededication of the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park last week, a century to the day after the original dedication ceremony. Bush, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher, and Yosemite Conservancy Vice President Jerry Edelbrock participated in the reenactment ceremony. Highlights of the event included a rechristening of the road, a ceremonial ribbon
Published: August 5, 2015
The prospect of having the canopy hanging out over Highway 395 got the State Historic Preservation Office to surrender a plan to preserve the structure at the Gardnerville gas station.Gardnerville Town Manager Tom Dallaire said a plan to soften the S-curve in Gardnerville will chop 7 feet off the property, leaving the current canopy hanging out over the highway.“It’s not
Published: August 5, 2015
A mural honoring Gardnerville’s Basque heritage has finally found a home on the side of the Mason’s Building.A proposal for Carson Valley artist Beverly Caputo to paint the 12-foot by 16-foot mural has moved a couple of times. Originally planned for the side of the old Pyrenees Hotel, which once housed Aladdin Flowers, that proposal disappeared when the building was
Published: August 5, 2015
A Basque fry at the Corley Ranch hosted by Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt in support of his Morning in Nevada PAC has sold out.Tickets for the Aug. 15 event first went on sale in mid-June and the last ticket was purchased Wednesday morning online.“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the enthusiasm and excitement that the Basque Fry has
Published: August 5, 2015
With a 50-student limit, the annual Senior Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy fills up fast.Sign-ups have begun for the free one-week course sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 14-18. The goal of the academy is to provide crime-fighting educational programs and information to senior citizens. Attendees will become more aware and comfortable with law enforcement services, and law
Published: August 5, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — It’s going to be a very busy day today in Minden, starting with the Hot August Nights Poker Run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The streets will be closed all around Minden Park and through downtown.County commissioners meet starting at 1 p.m. They’ve got some presentations to do before they get to the report on flooding.
Published: August 6, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — A meeting of the Nevada Drought Forum will be simulcast in Gardnerville 9 a.m. Aug. 19.Much of Western Nevada, including Douglas County is in exceptional drought after a fourth dry winter in a row.That’s despite the fifth wettest July and the ninth wettest June since records started being taken in Minden in 1906.According to the National Weather
Published: August 6, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A Fort Bragg, Calif., woman who was found floating in Topaz Lake on June 17 drowned due to alcohol intoxication, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday.Janneke Strong was the subject of an autopsy conducted by the Washoe County Coroner’s Office. Strong, 36, was found face down in 4 feet of water along the north shore of
Published: August 6, 2015
The license plate of a 1966 Ford Ranchero read “WILL2US” and a mother and daughter weren’t letting their inheritance sit in the garage. Putting an 18th year of Hot August Night miles under their wheels, Jane Boni and Shellia Silveira joined more than 500 classical cars in downtown Minden on Thursday. “My father had this to begin with,” Boni, 69,
Published: August 6, 2015
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.GardnervilleJ.T. Basque Bar and Dining RoomBasque Festival kickoff with dance performance by Gardnerville and Reno Basque Dance groups 8:30 p.m. today at the restaurant, 1426 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Etchechury
Published: August 7, 2015
Artist ReceptionCarson Valley Arts Council hosts artist reception 5-7 p.m. today at the Copeland Art Gallery, 1572 Highway 395, Minden to introduce feature artists Paul Leary and Katherine Pacheco. Free. Refreshments served. Their photography will be on display at the Copeland Art Gallery until Oct. 3. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information, 782-8207 or www.cvartscouncil.com.Park ConcertGE Family Concert Series
Published: August 7, 2015
The Douglas Tigers’ annual girls soccer alumni game will be played Monday on the high school soccer field.No admission is being charged for the game, which is scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. A potluck dinner will be held afterward for “players, families and whoever wants to hang around,” according to coach Werner Christen.A boys alumni game, originally scheduled
Published: August 7, 2015
Douglas County football formally got under way Monday with the start of Pop Warner practices.Teams are practicing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stodick Park, all in preparation for the kickoff of the Sagebrush Empire regular season on the weekend of Sept. 14-15. The Douglas teams are also scheduled to participate in the league preseason jamboree on Aug. 29 in Fallon.Players in
Published: August 7, 2015
The Carson Valley HotShots 10U softball team earned its second ASA tournament title in the past two weeks last Sunday in Napa, Calif.The HotShots were perfect on the weekend, topping three straight Bay Area opponents during Saturday’s pool play, including the Vallejo Hurricanes (13-2), Santa Rosa Rug Rats (8-1) and Pleasant Hill Panthers (7-6).The Carson Valley club beat the Panthers
Published: August 7, 2015
The third annual Genoa Peak Madathon will be held on Saturday with an added dimension.Presented by Ascent Runs, the event will feature a new 55-kilometer ultra race in addition to the “Completely Mad” Madathon, a 26.2-mile full marathon from Genoa to the top of Genoa Peak. The races start at 6 a.m. from Genoa Park. The “Only Half Mad” half-marathon
Published: August 7, 2015
July’s flooding in northwestern Carson Valley didn’t rise to the level of a disaster by federal standards, but that didn’t mean that it wasn’t a disaster for the people who were affected.A score of residents excoriated commissioners after hearing a presentation on the flooding on Thursday.One recent resident called for the county board to resign.Flooding the week of July 8
Published: August 7, 2015
The first request to modify the master plan for a large housing development since the Great Recession is proposed for the Corley Ranch south of Gardnerville.Under the proposal, 250 residential units are being sought for the 130-acre property fronting on Pinenut Road.The request by Alta Consulting on behalf of the Corley family is to have the property designated a receiving
Published: August 7, 2015
A California man waived his extradition after he was arrested Wednesday in Indian Hills.Farand Thomas Hoaglin, 38, was arrested after a tip that a man going by the name of Thomas Kizer was wanted in California for a parole violation.Hoaglin was booked into Douglas County Jail and on Friday confirmed his identity to the judge.■ A Gardnerville woman who failed
Published: August 7, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Low turnout in the 2014 general election has resulted in nearly a third of Douglas County’s voters being listed as inactive.The Douglas County Clerk’s Office changed the status of several thousand voters in June after they didn’t vote in the November election.Chief Deputy Elections Clerk Concha Lord said she sent out a card to voters asking to
Published: August 7, 2015
Topaz Ranch Estates residents will have something to celebrate with a $7 million water line replacement project.U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development will host a project announcement and ice cream social to celebrate funding for the improvements for the Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The event will be held at the Topaz Ranch Community Center. District
Published: August 8, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in a theft that occurred at Ulta Beauty, 911 Topsy Lane, in northern Douglas County. On July 11 at approximately 1 p.m., the female was seen removing merchandise from the shelves and tampering with the wrappers. The woman is believed to be white,
Published: August 8, 2015
A firefighter was killed and another injured when they were struck by a tree on Saturday while fighting a small lighting fire south of Highway 50.Shingle Springs, Calif. resident Michael Hallenbeck, 21, was identified as the fallen firefighter on Sunday. He was a member of Organized Crew 36 on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the U.S. Forest Service.
Published: August 9, 2015
A permit that will see the creation of the sixth largest city in Nevada for a week was issued by the Bureau of Land Management on Friday.Black Rock City, home to Burning Man, will exist from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, with up to 70,000 residents.“BLM and Black Rock City team members have worked hard over the past several weeks
Published: August 9, 2015
For the second year in a row, Heritage Park will host flying dogs making big splashes at the Carson Valley Dog Days of Summer Splash Dogs event. Toys will be launched during competition at 3 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in Gardnerville. “They (Town of Gardnerville) asked us to come back,” Splash Dogs competitor Heather Paterson-Lewis
Published: August 9, 2015
Daniel was a young man when the nation of Babylon overtook his homeland of Israel. Daniel was taken captive and sent to Babylon where he was placed in a school of indoctrination. Daniel was being trained in the religions, customs and culture of Babylon. But Daniel knew that there were things in the Babylonian culture that were against God and
Published: August 9, 2015
More than 4,000 people have lost $20 million since October 2013 to scammers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service.Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service issued a warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use to trick people.These schemes
Published: August 9, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — A Carson City man could be sentenced to prison this morning after he admitted taking jewelry from his grandmother and pawning it over a six-month period. Johshua Hurin, 19, faces a maximum of 1-5 years in prison for grand larceny. We got a little rain and a lot of lightning on Sunday from a storm that passed
Published: August 10, 2015
There was a moment of silence in Minden on Monday morning in memory of District Judge Norm “Robbie” Robison, who died Sunday at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.Robison, 78, was the first judge to sit in Douglas County District Court Department II. He was appointed to fill the seat in February 1982 by Gov. Robert List. District Judge Tom Gregory
Published: August 10, 2015
“I will always be proud of what he accomplished and only wish I can someday be remembered in the same light as he is today” — East Fork Fire District Chief Tod F. Carlini When asked about his role model during a 2004 interview with The Record-Courier, Tod Carlini never hesitated in his answer. It was his father, the late
Published: August 10, 2015
History comes to life at the 20th annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in south Gardnerville. A passionate group of collectors have transformed the 40-acre Valley View Ranch into a working museum that showcases how machines operated in the last century and contributed to the growth of
Published: August 10, 2015
A 20-year U.S. Marine has been appointed as a new deputy, according to Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini. Ignatius Kyeremeh was sworn in on Monday in a ceremony held at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in Minden.The appointment comes as a result of several months of testing and evaluation consisting of a physical agility test, oral interview, extensive background investigation,
Published: August 10, 2015
A group of anti-tax protesters led by Chuck Muth on Monday filed their petition to force the tax package — lawmakers and Gov. Brian Sandoval passed to balance the state budget — before the voters next year.The petition contains the entire text of Senate Bill 483, the omnibus bill that imposed a series of tax changes and increases including the
Published: August 11, 2015
Genoa has installed a Little Free Library between the Country Store and the Dancing Deer in town.Organizer Tracey DeJong said the space was donated by Connie and Dave Roth, and that it was built by residents Bill Hutchison and Geoff DeRuntz.“I added some colorful touches, and my husband Jimmy and friend, Jeff Davis, installed it,” she said. “A friend donated
Published: August 11, 2015
County Manager Jim Nichols will be answering questions on the award-winning R-C Running Commentary at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.Send questions to editor@recordcourier.com before 10:30 a.m.The newspaper will post them to the blog where Nichols will have an opportunity to answer them.Both the questions and answers will be published in Sunday’s edition and online.For more information, contact Editor Kurt Hildebrand at khildebrand@recordcourier.com
Published: August 11, 2015
County Manager Jim Nichols will be joining us on the blog at 10:30 a.m. today. Send your questions to editor@recordcourier.com to have them posted.Minden’s working on Sixth Street between Esmeralda and Mono avenues. They had it blocked off on Tuesday. From what I could see they, they’ll be at it again today. I heard that someone thought the old Mill
Published: August 12, 2015
A warm summer rain fell on the party honoring Wanda Coyan on her final day as curator of the Alpine County Museum. The museum complex has expanded under her direction to include an original Basque oven, meticulously moved from it’s original site at Dangberg Sheep Camp in Hope Valley. She has hosted many days when traditional Basque bread was baked
Published: August 12, 2015
The class of 2019 took their first steps as Douglas Tigers in a procession fit for royalty with clapping, cheers and music at orientation Tuesday. On Monday, Douglas High School will see the addition of 400 freshman for the first time in more than 20 years. “I am so beyond excited you all are here,” Principal Marty Swisher said at
Published: August 12, 2015
A Carson City man was ordered to complete mental health court after being unable to participate in his original diversionJoshua Hurin, 19, was ordered to complete the special program out of Carson City after being returned from the regimental boot camp.Hurin was taken into custody June 1 after he was returned from the regimental discipline program he was ordered to
Published: August 12, 2015
Implementation of a two-year agreement with the Douglas County Employee’s Association will increase compensation for the county’s rank and file by $426,252 over next two years.The contract approved by commissioners last week implements the classification and compensation study by moving those employees who are below their pay range to the bottom rung.According to Human Resources Director Wendy Lang, employees in
Published: August 12, 2015
The first large project to be proposed since the Great Recession will go to county commissioners with a recommendation for denial.Planning commissioners voted 5-1 on Tuesday to deny a 250-unit development on the northern portion of the Corley Ranch.Speakers on the project were more divided than planning commissioners.Only Kevin Servatius, who was serving as chairman of the board, voted in
Published: August 12, 2015
The question seems simple on its face. Why can’t large solar voltaic facilities be located out in the Nevada desert where there aren’t any neighbors to be bothered by them?The answer has a lot to do with getting these projects through the federal approval process, running power lines from the middle of the desert to someplace where they can be
Published: August 12, 2015
On Wednesday afternoon, there was a close call when a couple of kayakers overturned in Lake Tahoe near Incline Beach.The Coast Guard responded along with Douglas County’s Marine 7 and South Lake Tahoe’s patrol boat.Fortunately, the Coast Guard got there in time to scoop up one of the kayakers and a Good Samaritan got the other one.According to the Coast
Published: August 12, 2015
We’re not sure the installation of speed tables on Wildrose and Deseret were really what residents were looking for when they sought some way to dissuade traffic from their street.But the new “traffic calming” devices may be the ticket for driving motorists back out to Main Street where residents believe they belong.The issue in Minden is pretty straightforward. Wildrose and
Published: August 12, 2015
Cartoon bears are cute and hanker over picnic baskets, but real bears are looking for any source of food and we aren’t helping them out by leaving our garbage out overnight.Bears are intelligent, adaptable creatures, that consume huge amounts of calories in order to sleep through the winter. We throw things away that bears find delicious. Between garbage, birdfeeders, fruit
Published: August 12, 2015
After fires on the last two Independence Days in a row, it would be nice to celebrate our country’s birth without smoke pouring off the mountains for a change.July 4, 2013, saw a lightning strike start the Bison Fire, the largest in Douglas County history. As one person observed about the recent Washington Fire, at least it wasn’t human error.That’s
Published: August 12, 2015
Within hours of floodwaters washing along Carson Valley byways on Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners proved they’d learned a lesson from last year’s flooding.Where last summer it took weeks to declare a disaster, on Wednesday it took hours. We hope that the promptness of the disaster helps make a difference in how the state responds, but we know that residents expect
Published: August 12, 2015
We’re hoping that last week was the crescendo of this summer’s flash flooding.We know from the initial reports that dozens of homes had water damage from the floods and that there’s a lot of landscaping that is now downstream from where it once was.We also understand that the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps will be available soon.The flash
Published: August 12, 2015
We completely understand the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District’s reluctance to have anything to do with Douglas County’s North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant.For one thing, rates for the Minden plant are about a quarter what they are for the county. Even with a tax rate of 12.24 cents per $1,000 assessed evaluation, that’s still a pretty good deal.Founded in 1973 to
Published: August 12, 2015
With our recent rash of burglaries, one of the victims has some advice she’d like to share with her neighbors.While she doesn’t want to be named, she said one of the things that helped investigators find her property was that she had it catalogued and photographed.That helped her recover about half of the items that had been taken from her
Published: August 12, 2015
Solar plant call dishearteningEditor:I find it disheartening that in this close community the poor decision of the Douglas County Planning Commission to approve a solar industrial electrical plant in an agriculture / residential zone has put two neighbors pitted against each other. I attended the planning commission meeting on this matter where Greenstone Renewables, LLC presented a slick slide show
Published: August 12, 2015
Lake needs to fix own toiletEditor:You neighbors at Lake Tahoe in Douglas County have a problem. You have a broken toilet. It happens to be broken down here in Carson Valley. The problem was noticed years ago when someone found that your wastewater treatment ponds, down here in the Valley leaked, potentially into the groundwater. We down here in the
Published: August 12, 2015
Soup kitchen doesn’t belong in RanchosEditor:I recently received a letter from the county about the possibility of a soup kitchen going in down the street from me on the corner of Mitch and South Riverview Drive. I don’t feel this is an appropriate location. It is right next to a day care and an elementary school, Meneley. I have talked
Published: August 12, 2015
Great help with floodEditor:As a result of the flood on July 8, our driveway was packed with mud. My wife and I are not physically able of cleaning it ourselves so we heard that the Johnson Lane volunteer fire station had some people that would come and assist. Our neighbor went down to the station and talked to them and
Published: August 12, 2015
Move off-road trailsEditor:The problem of storm water runoff and soil erosion caused by Off-Road-Vehicles is well understood and documented by various government agencies. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a bibliography of studies done on the subject. One study concludes: “In the Mojave Desert, surface runoff was typically five times greater and sediment yield (in runoff) was 10-20 times greater in
Published: August 12, 2015
Thanks for the voteEditor:We would like to give our sincere appreciation to the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners who voted 5-0 to deny the Greenstone solar industrial plant on irrigated pastureland between Muller Lane and Genoa Lane. Their denial of the project continues the wonderful legacy of stewardship of our community leaders over the past 50 years. Due to
Published: August 12, 2015
Pay plan’s impact on spendingEditor:At the July 1 Minden Town Board Meeting, the county presented the results of the Douglas County Employee Compensation Study as conducted by Pontifex Consulting Group, LLC.Per the county manager the study was conducted to insure the county would be in a fairly competitive position when seeking new employees.In perusing the Douglas County Pay Plan I
Published: August 12, 2015
Bring some sunshine to solar issue Editor:Your ad in The Record-Courier mentioned that you would like input regarding locations and impacts of future industrial solar electric power plants in Douglas County. My input is as follows:1. No industrial solar electric power plants and no new transmission towers, battery stations, new relay stations, transformers, or inverters should be located west of
Published: August 12, 2015
Connectivity plan not realisticEditor:County commissioners will be considering how to raise $4 million in new taxes to create a revenue stream to repay $50 million in bonds, which in turn are to be used as matching funds to attract some $200 million in federal and private grants.Does the county have a firm plan on how $250 million in infrastructure spending
Published: August 12, 2015
A red flag warning for severe fire danger due to gusty winds and low humidity is in effect for Western Nevada.The warning goes into effect 2 p.m. Thursday and will last through 11 a.m. Friday, and will affect both the western valleys and the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service.Strong south to southwest winds gusting up to 55 mph
Published: August 12, 2015
The Mulligan Stew Golf Tournament is Saturday at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Presented by the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club, the tournament benefits the Carson Valley Food Closet. An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is set for the four-person scramble. The cost is $50 per player, which includes golf, cart, lunch and a $10 donation to the Food Closet. Players
Published: August 12, 2015
Make no mistake about it, participants were competitive on the field Monday during the annual Douglas High girls soccer alumni scrimmage.At the same time, no official score was kept, coaches and players from both teams took time to socialize during their scrimmage and then they all got together afterward to pose for a photograph.“It’s always a lot of fun,” said
Published: August 12, 2015
The Carson Valley Hotshots 8U and 10U softball teams ended their summer season schedules on a positive note last weekend when they emerged as champions during the All World Sports World Series in Carson City. Players from both teams received championship rings. The 14U Hotshots also earned runner-up honors in their bracket and the Hotshots’ 12U squad took fourth-place.The 8U
Published: August 12, 2015
A 160-acre wildfire burning a mile south of the Buckeye Campground on the Bridgeport Ranger District sent smoke into Carson Valley on Wednesday night.The Eagle Two fire has forced the evacuation of the campground and the closure of Buckeye Road in Mono County.It started at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday.As of 11 a.m. Thursday, resources assigned to the fire include two air
Published: August 13, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — Firefighters will escort fallen comrade Michael “Mikey” Hallenbeck from South Lake Tahoe over Echo Summit to Green Valley Mortuary in Rescue, Calif. The procession starts at the “Y” at 10 a.m.The California Highway Patrol reported some big rocks on Tioga Pass Road at Blue Slide late last night. The report was for rocks 3-feet wide.A 21-hour red
Published: August 13, 2015
Love is the theme for the 43rd Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, with performances of “The Fantasticks” and “Romeo and Juliet,” at Sand Harbor State Park through Sunday.“The Fantasticks” tells the story of a young man and the girl next door whose feuding fathers have built a wall to keep them apart, but nonetheless, the two fall in love and dream
Published: August 13, 2015
A Reno man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly robbed the same Kings Beach Rite Aid pharmacy that had been hit twice before in recent months.Placer County Sheriff’s Office officials believe Peter Joseph Terry, 48, of Reno is also responsible for several recent regional pharmacy robberies, from Reno to Incline Village to Kings Beach to Colfax, said Sgt. Dave
Published: August 13, 2015
Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nv., said Wednesday he hasn’t chosen a presidential candidate to back just yet but the Republican nominee won’t be Donald Trump.In an interview in Carson City, Heck, who’s running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid, said the field of 17 candidates offers the GOP “an embarrassment of riches” with several good choices.Because of
Published: August 13, 2015
South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — Windy conditions have prompted local law enforcement to halt their participation in a search for a man whose rented paddle board, along with a Go-Pro camera, a selfie stick and a life jacket, was found adrift by a Lake Tahoe boater on Wednesday evening.Douglas, South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado boats were aiding the U.S.
Published: August 13, 2015
A Zephyr Cove man was taken into custody on Sunday for warrants accusing him of money laundering, communications fraud and theft.Mark Sig Neuhaus, 60, was taken into custody on a warrant issued by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Salt Lake City, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Sheriff’s deputies received a tip that Neuhaus had an active fugitive warrant.They
Published: August 13, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — There will be some Splash Dogs action in Gardnerville’s Heritage Park this afternoon, and the annual Crab Feed at Jethro’s is tonight. On Saturday, the 20th Antique Tractor Show kicks off. Saturday will also see a Color Run and Health Fair at Carson Valley Medical Center. For more on these events, pick up today’s edition of The
Published: August 14, 2015
After spending 18 hours looking, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Thursday night that it had suspended an on-water search for a missing paddle-boarder at Lake Tahoe.The Coast Guard will continue to coordinate closely with local law enforcement as they work to locate and determine the identity of the missing person.Searchers have been looking for the unidentified renter of a paddle
Published: August 14, 2015
Catherine Cortez Masto brought her U.S. Senate campaign to Gardnerville last weekend, and it started with a simple message.“I’m a product of Nevada and a product of the American Dream,” she told an audience of about two dozen in a forum held at the Douglas County Democrats headquarters.Cortez Masto, who served as Nevada Attorney General 2007-2015, is opposing Republican Joe
Published: August 14, 2015
All Douglas County schools will begin classes on Monday. Drivers should anticipate an increase in child pedestrian activity, especially in and around the school zones and crosswalks, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Drivers should also allow extra time getting to their destination in the morning and afternoon, Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks said on Wednesday.“It is important
Published: August 14, 2015
Crab FeedJethro’s hosts annual Jethro’s King Crab Feed and Steak Cookout 6 p.m. today at Jethro’s 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Nevada Wolf Pack Head Basketball Coach Eric Musselman will speak. Tickets, $35, available at Jethro’s and Saletti’s. Information, 265-2215. Splash DogsSplash Dogs returns to Gardnerville for dog jump training and competition 3-5 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9
Published: August 14, 2015
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.- midnight, DJ Clay 12:30-3:30 a.m. Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingVickie
Published: August 14, 2015
The Carson Valley Inn is celebrating its 31st birthday with champagne, cake and a free concert on Saturday. The Davisson Brothers Band will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. in TJ’s Corral“The energy, talent and enthusiasm that the Davisson Brothers Band brought to TJ’s Corral during their June concert was so well-received that we just had to bring them back
Published: August 14, 2015

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