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Genoa, Nev. — School buses are only picking up Lake Tahoe students at main stops this morning, according to the Douglas County School District. For Whittell students that’s Tina and Ski Courts at 6:35 a.m., and the entrance of Glenbrook at 6:46 a.m. Zephyr Cove students will be picked up at 7:55 a.m. at the Tina Court stop and at
Published: November 10, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Carson Valley’s first snowstorm of the season produced icy roads, but not a large number of wrecks on Tuesday morning.The storm dropped 2 inches of snow in Minden between 5 and 9 a.m.Emergency personnel responded to a handful of wrecks in Carson Valley, including a 7:20 a.m. collision between a vehicle and a power pole and a
Published: November 10, 2015
Cradlebaugh Bridge has been the northern entrance to Carson Valley longer than there has been a Douglas County or a state of Nevada.The bridge was built in 1861 by William “Uncle Billy” Cradlebaugh, who also operated the toll road between Carson City and points south.The Nevada Department of Transportation has started a project to enhance two bridges crossing the Carson
Published: November 10, 2015
East Fork Justice Court is the recipient of funding for a misdemeanor sobriety court, approved by the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada, East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins announced on Tuesday.The funding, in the amount of $22,050 fiscal year 2015-2016, is part of statewide funding for speciality courts approved by the 2015 Nevada Legislature. People whose
Published: November 10, 2015
Elaina Marchegger continued her postseason breakout and made it look easy in the process Saturday at the NIAA State Cross County Championships.The Sierra Lutheran High School junior cruised to victory with a personal best time in the Division III/IV girls race, and the Falcons earned the runner-up team trophy at Rancho San Rafael Park.Just one week before, she won the
Published: November 10, 2015
John Munyan saved his best for last, and in the process, helped pace the Douglas High boys to a fourth-place finish at the NIAA State Cross Country Championships Saturday in Reno.Munyan ran to third-place in the Division I boys race in a time of 17:01 that represented a personal best for the 5,000-meter course at Rancho San Rafael Park. Munyan
Published: November 10, 2015
Carson High fired the first salvo, but Douglas won the war.The Tigers spotted Carson a goal in the first five minutes, but roared back with three unanswered scores to post a 3-1 win in the Northern Division I regional semifinal Saturday at North Valleys High School in Reno.By winning, the Tigers qualified for their second straight state appearance under coach
Published: November 10, 2015
With snow swirling on the field and a wall of Douglas defenders facing her Monday night, sophomore Bekah Gonzalez found a way to convert a last-minute direct free kick to lift Bishop Manogue past Douglas, 1-0, in the Northern Division I Region Tournament girls soccer championship game.The Sierra League rivals locked up in a scoreless duel for nearly 80 minutes
Published: November 10, 2015
A proposal that would have allowed Nevada high school athletic teams to participate in national postseason events did not receive approval last Wednesday during a special meeting of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control.Paragon Marketing Group’s proposal to enter into an agreement that would allow Nevada teams to play beyond their state championship games died due to lack
Published: November 10, 2015
Febr. 02, 1938 - Oct. 26, 2015Barbara Hardwick lived in the Carson Valley for forty-seven years. She was born in Oklahoma, where she lived until the age of seventeen. She married, moved to Lake Tahoe California, where she raised five children, two of which predeceased her. She moved to Gardnerville, Nevada in 1971, where she re-married. Barbara was a school
Published: November 10, 2015
Although Douglas County encompasses both Carson Valley and part of Lake Tahoe, not all residents considered that to be the case Tuesday night. “It’s an unwanted open pit that will damage our quality of life,” said Gary Griffith. “It is only benefiting the Lake and casinos.”Emotions were running high at the Planning Commission hearing on a proposal by the Douglas
Published: November 10, 2015
Stateline, Nev. — Thanks to winter weather around the lake since Sunday, Tahoe’s South Shore is blanketed with fresh snow.Heavenly Mountain Resort’s ski season will also kick off six days earlier than initially planned, along with Northstar on the North Shore. Both Lake Tahoe ski areas will open Saturday.“We’ve already received about 3 feet of snow overall this season, which
Published: November 10, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have become the latest Tahoe-area ski resorts to declare plans to open earlier than expected for the 2015-16 season.“With almost 2 feet of snow over the last week, including 6 inches of snow today on the summits of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and even more in the forecast, both resorts plan
Published: November 10, 2015
A request to form a Johnson Lane General Improvement District study group went before the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners last Thursday. Back in May, County Commissioners received a request for a district with signatures from 12 different Johnson Lane residents, but as of Thursday, no definite action was taken on the item. Before the item was heard, Douglas
Published: November 11, 2015
“For some it was just yesterday; For some it’s been many years; In the jungle or the desert, On land or on the sea, They did whatever was assigned to produce a victory,” is the first stanza of “They did their share” by Joanna Fuchs. Carson Valley began paying tribute to veterans Monday who served on land, at sea and
Published: November 11, 2015
The Town of Gardnerville is looking to tilt heads and continue to make history for the fourth year in a row Dec. 3. The highlight of the town’s Christmas Kick-off are the fireworks, and donations are still needed to make that possible again this year. “Gardnerville’s Christmas celebration is just a little different from everyone else’s,” Senior Office Manager Carol
Published: November 11, 2015
High Sierra Fellowship will host the video seminar GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday.“Surviving the Holidays” is a proven program designed to help those who have suffered the death of a loved one and are grieving, no matter how long it’s been since their loss. The seminar brings top Christian leaders as well as other people who have experienced
Published: November 11, 2015
Most of us have been through some type of trauma in our lives. Many of us have been through multiple episodes. The events themselves are dealt with in the moment they occur through coping skills. Some forms of coping are innate or automatic response systems like shock or repression. Many times we deal with what we can in the moment
Published: November 11, 2015
Baskets and infant carriers on a dozen bicycles were stuffed with books in an effort to promote bike safety and literacy. Volunteers rode nearly a mile from Bluerock Park to Scarselli Elementary School to deliver more than 100 books on Thursday as part of the Safe Routes to School’s Ride for Reading program. “This is the first book delivery like
Published: November 11, 2015
A day off and backyard burning have resulted in at least two Veterans Day fire calls.One of the fires was reported in the East Valley around 8 a.m. and a second in Genoa at 11 a.m.“The caller saw a structure with smoke behind it and was unable to verify whether it was a vegetation fire, structure fire, or burn piles,”
Published: November 11, 2015
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will be hosting a job fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in its convention center. Those interested in working for Tahoe’s newest casino resort can visit HardRockCasinoLakeTahoe.com and click on the “Careers” tab at the bottom of the page to view all available positions and apply. Applications must be submitted before
Published: November 11, 2015
Authorities are looking for a man who took 50-inch television from the Topsy Lane Walmart early on Oct. 12.According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the man entered the store at about 3:25 a.m. and left through the emergency exit near the sporting goods section of the store. Once outside the suspected loaded the TV in what appears to be
Published: November 12, 2015
This week the town boards of Gardnerville and Minden approved an agreement to pay for administrative services provided by Douglas County to the towns’ enterprise funds.While a far better deal than the $200,000 proposed originally, the $56,000 combined didn’t go down that smoothly in Minden on Wednesday night.Both Charlie Condron and Matt Bernard voted against the deal, suggesting that perhaps
Published: November 12, 2015
When even the person who’s supposed to explain a tax mechanism to you shrugs at some of your questions, you know you’ve got a sure loser.Gasoline tax indexing will appear on the ballots in 16 of 17 Nevada counties as a means to raise money for roads.Based on the Producer Price Index, the tax would allow gasoline taxes to increase
Published: November 12, 2015
Sadly, it’s gotten to the point where a 15-year-old saying something to his friends could start a panic.We don’t think it’s too much to say that the alert over a China Spring Youth Camp runaway, who allegedly threatened to shoot up a school, prompted a Facebook firestorm.At what point did we give a teenager the power to shut down schools
Published: November 12, 2015
We can still hear “Home Means Nevada,” from last year’s Sesquicentennial celebration, a year later.On Saturday, the parade celebrating Nevada’s birthday and the date will coincide, something that doesn’t happen all the time.Since the Nevada Day holiday was approved for the last Friday in October, the parade tends to stray all over the last week of October, sometimes straying into
Published: November 12, 2015
We’ve been paying the gas tax for the last 20 years, but not a penny of it has gone to maintain local roads.We don’t necessarily buy into the connectivity concept as it has been presented. The $25 million proposal to beautify downtown Stateline is entirely dependent on California’s willingness to build the rest of a loop road, something that’s been
Published: November 12, 2015
After waiting more than two decades to host a playoff game in Zephyr Cove, the Whittell High football team will be back on Gary Lundergreen Field tonight to play for a spot in the state championship. Division IV West champion Whittell (10-0) faces Southern Division runner-up Spring Mountain (8-2) at 6 p.m. Spring Mountain makes the eight-hour trip to Zephyr
Published: November 12, 2015
The Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge will host its annual Hoop Shoot basketball contest Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.The contest is open to boys and girls who are 8-to-13 years of age as of April 1, 2016. There is no cost to compete. Winners in each of the three age categories will be eligible to
Published: November 12, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t prepared to bid farewell to their senior class.“I’m not ready to say good-bye,” Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian said this week. “I haven’t gotten into that mode of looking back yet. We still have a lot of football left.”The Wolf Pack (5-4, 3-2) play their final game at Mackay Stadium this year on Saturday
Published: November 12, 2015
Douglas Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams and squads have continued their traditional winning ways in 2015.The Junior Pee Wee and Junior Midget cheer squads won their respective categories at the Sagebrush Empire cheer competition last Sunday. They will represent Northern Nevada in addition to Douglas County on Nov. 22 at the Regional Cheer Competition in San Jose, Calif. A
Published: November 12, 2015
Hello, fellow anglers. Fishing season is just getting started in some areasIn California, however, this is your last weekend to fish many rivers and streams because on Monday the majority of rivers and streams will officially close for the season. This includes all lakes in Mono and Inyo counties. I recently spoke with Tom, a good friend and fellow angler,
Published: November 12, 2015
Published: November 12, 2015
Back in August, the Douglas High girls soccer team opened its season against one of the West’s top teams. This weekend, the Tigers very well could see their season end against another ranked team at the NIAA Division I State Tournament in Reno.Douglas (15-5-3) opens today at noon against Coronado (18-1-2) at North Valleys High School. Three-time defending state champion
Published: November 12, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — The Tiger girls soccer team is facing Coronado in the State Soccer tournament at lunchtime today up at North Valleys. Douglas is 15-5, while Coronado is 19-3. We’ll post what we know when we know it.The Douglas County Public Library fall book sale is this weekend at Carson Valley United Methodist Church. The sale starts at 9
Published: November 13, 2015
The omens of a promising ski and snowboard season continue. Officials at Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced Wednesday morning, that they will be joining the opening day flurry on Saturday. The resort credited receiving 34 inches of snow at its base area in the last 11 days for making an early opening possible. They will open seven days ahead of schedule,
Published: November 13, 2015
Carson Valley firefighters responded to a chemical fire in northern Carson City on Friday morning.The fire at PCC Structurals, 2727 Lockheed Way, was reported about 8:45 a.m. By 9 a.m., witnesses reported seeing plumes of white smoke and then plumes of heavy black smoke, from burning acid, according lead agency Carson City Fire Department.Nearly a 1.5-mile radius of businesses and
Published: November 13, 2015
Sep. 30, 1934 - Nov. 3, 2015Joann “Oma” Larsen passed away unexpectedly November 3rd, 2015, surrounded by her family in Valencia, Ca. Joann was born to Burton Burdell Barker and Alice Maybell Hunter on September 30th, 1934 in Auburn, Washington. She married John William Larsen on January 14th, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. They had two children, Stephen and Mary Jo,
Published: November 13, 2015
Going up into the mountains to cut a Christmas tree is a tradition with many Carson Valley families.And as part of a new program the Bureau of Land Management is providing every fourth-grader with a free Christmas tree cutting permit.The Carson City District Bureau of Land Management will start issuing Christmas tree cutting permits for the Pine Nuts on Monday.
Published: November 13, 2015
Raising funds for the Hounsell family will be the objective Thursday night when the Douglas vs. Carson high school staff charity basketball game is played in Minden.Staff members from the rival high schools will square off in a game scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. on Douglas High’s Randy Green Court.The cost is $5 per person and $3 for
Published: November 14, 2015
Sadie Gastelum ran to third-place for Chico State University Nov. 7 at the NCAA West Regional in Monmouth, Ore.Gastelum, a 2012 Douglas High School graduate, ran a personal record time of 21:05 for 6,000 meters on the Ash Creek Preserve course to take third in a field of 107 runners.“For Sadie to take third, that’s pretty big,” Chico State coach
Published: November 14, 2015
Snow may fall in Carson Valley on Sunday, but the wind is a sure bet.The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for 2-11 a.m. Sunday as a new storm rolls into Western Nevada.Winds will pick up late Saturday night, increasing into Sunday morning.Expect southwest winds at 20-30 mph gusting to 50 mph. Gusts of up to 60 mph
Published: November 14, 2015
A Lake Tahoe woman has been hired as administrator for the Douglas County Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program.The former executive director of the South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center, Leanne Wagoner, began work on Nov. 2, District Judges Tod Young and Tom Gregory announced Tuesday. She was also Barton Health community relations manager.Wagoner has CASA experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in
Published: November 10, 2015
Three people arrested in connection with the brandishing of a knife during a reported Oct. 29 shoplifting incident are scheduled to be arraigned in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.Reno residents Robert Michael Dean, 23, Dylan Andrew Mitts, 24, Elizabeth Kathrine Spandau, 22, were arrested Oct. 29 at gunpoint on Highway 395 after one of them allegedly brandished a knife
Published: November 16, 2015
The federal government owns more than 86 percent of Nevada land, something that Nevada politicians are trying to fight. Republican Congressman Mark Amodei had a bill passed that would speed up the ability of the U.S. Forest Service to sell land. There are 7.6 million acres proposed to transfer, which is small compared to the 56 million acres the federal
Published: November 16, 2015
A woman is dead after she was pulled from a fire early Friday morning at Kingsbury Manor Mobile Home Park.Efforts to revive the 64-year-old woman failed after she was pulled from the burning singlewide mobile home by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies. The fire was first reported around 12:30 a.m. at Ponderosa Drive.Sheriff Ron Pierini said the deputies were checked out
Published: November 16, 2015
A Carson City man denying drug charges after he was arrested in Indian Hills on Monday.Matthew William Goelz, 19, was pulled over by deputies after they allegedly saw him conducting a transaction with another man. According to court documents, Goelz didn’t use his turn signal, providing probable cause for the stop.During the car stop deputies reported smelling marijuana in the
Published: November 16, 2015
A hero’s house should feel like home, at least that’s what one business thinks, and that is why they are contributing to a worthy cause. The Building for America’s Bravest program aims to raise money to build custom designed, specially adapted smart homes for service members who have been catastrophically injured. Roger’s Carpet One Floor & Home on Topsy Lane,
Published: November 16, 2015
A flag that once flew over George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, waved over Gardnerville Elementary School on Tuesday during their Veterans Day ceremony. Nearly a century’s worth of military history was gathered on the school’s stage to be honored. “Most veterans don’t find themselves in history books like George Washington, but they all have a common thread tying them together;
Published: November 16, 2015
Douglas High School’s new Lisa Noonan Science, Technology, Engineering & Math facility was officially dedicated Tuesday afternoon during a ribbon cutting ceremony.Approximately 50 people, including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval as well as other local dignitaries, were on hand for a ceremony to dedicate a new building that stands directly in front of the high school. Students have attended classes in
Published: November 16, 2015
Carson Valley ranchers, who gathered and donated more than 50 tons of hay to California fire victims in September, were recognized by the county last week for their efforts.Members of the Stodieck family coordinated efforts among Carson Valley ranchers to send a second load of hay to Jackson, where the Butte Fire was burning.“When these folks gather together and see
Published: November 16, 2015
This past September, I had the privilege to travel to Narobi, Kenya to visit an organization that our church supports. The Furaha Community Center runs both an elementary school and a high school, plus feeding program and a number of other services to the families of the kids in and around the school in one of the most poverty stricken
Published: November 16, 2015
The Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 celebrated Veterans Day with a barbecue dinner with all the trimmings. The Elks’ special guests were 57 veterans, representing all branches of service, from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. In addition there were 58 family members of the veterans. The Elks lodge was honored to have veterans from the Carson Valley Senior Living
Published: November 16, 2015
July 16, 1927-Oct. 11, 2015Nov. 21, 1929-Feb. 26, 2014It was the wish of Jack and Patricia to be remembered together as they have passed into their heavenly embrace. They were united in marriage, parenthood and service for 65 years. Patricia spent her early years as a registered nurse and also gave birth to, and raised, eight children. Her last years
Published: November 16, 2015
A Southern Oregon University graduate has been appointed as a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy.Derek Short was sworn in on Monday in a ceremony held at the Sheriff’s Office in Minden, according to Sheriff Ron Pierini.The appointment comes as a result of several months of testing and evaluation consisting of a physical agility test, oral interview, extensive background investigation, psychological evaluation,
Published: November 16, 2015
A university professor is leading the effort to convert a common roadside weed into a fuel that could contribute to supplies for the military.“The plant grindelia squarosa, known as curly top gumweed, has extractable hydrocarbons with the potential use as a biodiesel or biomaterials crop,” said Glenn Miller, a professor in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. “Gumweed
Published: November 17, 2015
A basketball game between the staffs at Douglas and Carson high schools on Thursday will raise money to aid the families of two law enforcement officers who lost their lives in recent months.“This definitely shows the rivalry in a good way, and will benefit a good cause that everyone can be involved in and have a good time,” said Douglas
Published: November 17, 2015
Night in DayThe night never wants to end, to give itself over to light. So it traps itself in things: obsidian, crows.Even on summer solstice, the day of light’s great triumph, where fields of sunflowers guzzle in the sun — we break open the watermelon and spit out black seeds, bits of night glistening on the grass.Alpine poet Joseph Stroud’s
Published: November 17, 2015
“Do rocks float?” Rodney Pryor shouts in a jocular fashion to the children heading into his campfire talk. “No, they sink!” is the immediate response from one boy.As the young ones gather around, Ranger Rod points to a big bucket of water with light gray rocks actually floating across the surface.“They’re not really rocks,” a child suggests. But Ranger Rodney,
Published: November 17, 2015
You can just make out a faint halo surrounding Markleeville Art & Soul, reflecting the beauty and goodness within. With more than 65 artists represented, one would expect a lot of drama, but there is none. The calm demeanor presented by both the owners, Laura Barr and Jim Burt, keep this unique gallery, nestled in the center of Markleeville, running
Published: November 17, 2015
Published: November 17, 2015
Published: November 17, 2015
The Whittell football team will end its 2015 season playing for a state championship. The Warriors continued their postseason run on Friday with a 48-26 victory over Spring Mountain (Las Vegas) in the Division IV (8-man football) state semifinals, delivering a complete performance on their home field in Zephyr Cove.“It’s our one-week season, we won, and now we’re moving on,”
Published: November 17, 2015
A year’s worth of hard work and training paid off for 26 Douglas Dolfins at the Nevada State Short Course Swim Championships on Nov. 5-8 in Henderson.Most of the Dolfins shattered their previous best times during the four-day trials and finals meet. The team collectively turned in seven new USA Swimming B times, seven new BB times, 20 new A
Published: November 17, 2015
Douglas County will be crossing the T’s in taxes on Thursday as commissioners discuss the background material required to increase gas and sales taxes.The meeting at Stateline doesn’t actually implement either tax, but deals with requirements of state law prior to the second reading.One of the hurdles for an increased sales tax is that so far it doesn’t have the
Published: November 18, 2015
For the first time in 87 years, there are no fuel tanks in the Gardnerville S-Curve.Fuel tanks at the Gardnerville gas station were pulled on Veterans Day and hauled off by BRAMCO. “We will have some more excavating of the soil to remove the distribution line to the dispensers location,” Town Manager Tom Dallaire said.There has been a gas station
Published: November 18, 2015
Sonora Pass closed on Monday, the earliest date since Nov. 16, 2006.Three other Sierra passes are closed due to snow, but have yet to be closed for the winter.Ebbetts Pass is closed from the junction of State Route 89 to the east of the Junction with State Route 207. Monitor Pass is closed from the junction with Highway 395 to
Published: November 18, 2015
After serving on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Saratoga Springs resident Barry Penzel plans to seek another term.Penzel, 69, is a 23-year resident of Carson Valley.“I like the community service aspect,” said Penzel.Each term lasts four years, and state law limits commissioners to 12 years in office.Three commissioner seats are up for election in 2016. Chairman Doug Johnson is
Published: November 18, 2015
For nearly a year, Carson Valley seniors have been enjoying the new space at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Young at Heart will take advantage of the center’s extra space for their annual Holiday Craft Fair Saturday. “Our show has never been this big, it’s always been much smaller,” Young at Heart Trustee Lucie Johnson said. “We use
Published: November 18, 2015
A Carson City man already serving time in prison will receive more time for another crime. Rico Wiggins, 28, pleaded guilty Monday to possession of a controlled substance for sale. According to Wiggins, the methamphetamine he had with him at the time of his Oct. 24, 2014, arrest was for his personal use, not for sale. Wiggins was arrested after
Published: November 18, 2015
After a rash of domestic violence related shootings and other violence related threats to schools, Family Support Council of Douglas County wants to help eradicate the issues from the core. Family Support Council is hosting a pair of Happy Families, Healthy Community family dinners at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 19. “Douglas County this year, has had some serious family
Published: November 16, 2015
Skiers lined up as both Heavenly and Kirkwood ski resorts opened on Saturday, thanks to early season snow.Kirkwood had three chairlifts running out of the Mountain Village base area on Saturday, with 16 runs. As of Saturday morning, seven of Heavenly’s 28 lifts were running, with a half dozen runs and 96 acres open.According to Vail Resorts, it’s the earliest
Published: November 13, 2015
Opposes gravel pit Editor:I am writing this to voice my opposition to the DCSID Buckeye Creek Reservoir Project. I am a Winhaven resident and my property value would likely go down due to an increase in truck traffic, noise, pollution, contaminated ground water, etc. No one wants to live near a high-volume truck route, which is what the East Valley
Published: November 18, 2015
A woman who teaches children life lessons through horses, never thought she’d be learning a life lesson herself.Owner of Chappell Ranch Kim Chappell, who was close to teaching her last lesson, is recovering from a blood infection and struggling to keep her ranch afloat. Bucks for Bales, a spaghetti feed fundraiser will be 5-8 p.m. Friday to give Chappell, who
Published: November 18, 2015
Douglas County has one of the highest percentage of homes testing above the minimum environmental standards for radon in the state.Of the 3,540 radon tests conducted in Douglas County, 1,410 have turned up higher than the minimum environmental standard.Lake Tahoe is home to the highest percentage of homes with more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 4 picocuries
Published: November 18, 2015
A Stateline man was arrested and a woman hospitalized in an incident that occurred Monday morning on Tramway Drive.Christopher Drake Rogers, 43, was taken into custody on charges including battery with a deadly weapon, threats and false imprisonment.The victim suffered severe injuries and was taken for treatment.Rogers’ bail was set at $50,000. He was scheduled to appear in Tahoe Township
Published: November 18, 2015
The governor’s Drought Forum meets Friday to continue working toward a set of recommendations to rescue Nevada from years of drought.Conservation and Natural Resources Director Leo Drozdoff told the Legislative Interim Committee on Public Lands Tuesday the forum is expected to present the governor’s office with not only immediate or short-term recommendations but long term changes including potential changes to
Published: November 19, 2015
The county has renewed efforts to get a traffic signal at the intersection of Airport Road and Highway 395.Douglas County Manager Jim Nichols told Record-Courier readers on Wednesday that he sent a letter to the Nevada Department of Transportation seeking a traffic light.“I have submitted a letter to NDOT requesting that they consider installing a signal at that intersection, based
Published: November 19, 2015
Friends of Carson Valley chef Angela Stockert are gathering on Saturday at the Genoa Town Hall to raise money for her cancer treatment.The 38-year-old Reno resident has worked at many Gardnerville restaurants including Bravo Café and Angela’s Café & Catering, according to friend Lisa Lekumberry, Trimmer Outpost co-owner.“After a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and reconstructive surgery two years ago, she noticed
Published: November 18, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — The Nevada Drought Forum is meeting 9 a.m. today in the Capitol’s Guinn Room. You can listen in at 888-808-6929, code 3678844, if you like. There’s going to be a climate forecast and recommendations for the eventual report. Two big fundraisers are today and Saturday. Bucks for Bales Spaghetti Feed to help Kim Chappell is tonight at
Published: November 20, 2015
Several reports of stolen mail in Topaz Ranch Estates have been received by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Douglas County Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks said that there was also a report of a theft in the Gardnerville Ranchos.“Citizens should attempt to collect the mail as soon as possible after the mail delivery has been made or consider a lockable mail
Published: November 20, 2015
A man who allegedly committed several robberies at knifepoint on Friday the 13th at South Lake Tahoe was a convicted burglar.Adam Sanford, 32, of Hayward, Calif., is accused of multiple armed robberies near CVS Pharmacy and Tahoe Beach Retreat Hotel on Lake Tahoe Boulevard after 7 p.m. on Nov. 13.South Lake Tahoe police responded to CVS Pharmacy after receiving calls
Published: November 20, 2015
Douglas High School Leadership students stormed the Douglas County Community & Senior Center on Wednesday to unlock the mystery of technology. More than 60 millennials decoded laptops, smart phones and tablets for seniors during the second Tech Day. “I love this,” Suzanne Colyer, 74, said. “I got help with my iPad and cellphone today. I had no clue how to
Published: November 20, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Two men accused of detailing an elderly Johnson Lane man’s vehicles without his permission were bound over on charges of robbery and extortion on Friday.East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins found there was marginal evidence that Sonny Sterio and Michael John intimidated the victim into giving them money for the work.Even Sterio’s attorney, William Routsis,
Published: November 20, 2015
Like so many of the rivalry games waged between student-athletes at the two high schools, the inaugural Douglas vs. Carson Staff Charity Basketball Game followed tradition Thursday night in Minden.The Douglas Tigers came out on top on the scoreboard, 50-48, in a coed game played for fun and funds before a crowd of 300-plus that turned out at Randy Green
Published: November 20, 2015
Over the past three seasons, the Douglas High boys soccer team has improved its record from 2-10-4 in 2013, to 7-11-3 in 2014 and then to 9-8-5 with a postseason berth this fall.Pedro Vega and Koby Hinnant have been there every step of the way, and not surprisingly, the two seniors were first-team selections on the recently announced all-Sierra League
Published: November 21, 2015
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — An extended electric guitar solo by a rocker in red long johns, a flurry of silly string blasted at skiers on the first few chairs and entreaties to “keep winter weird” kicked off the 2015-16 ski season at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on Friday, Nov. 20.The opening day celebrations were the earliest in 11 years for the South
Published: November 21, 2015
A wet fall so far in Western Nevada appears unrelated to a powerful El Niño, according to Nevada’s climatologist“The storms we’ve seen so far this year don’t seem to be El Niño related at all,” Doug Boyle told participants at the Nevada Drought Forum on Friday. “They’re all coming from the north.” Boyle said precipitation is ahead of normal in
Published: November 21, 2015
Douglas County Manager Jim Nichols participates in a question and answer forum online on The Record-Courier’s daily Running Commentary. Anyone with questions is welcome to participate in the next forum. For a full transcript of the last forum, go online at recordcourier.com and search “County Manager Q&A:” Here are excerpts of the last forum:Q. JL Mom says Carson City has
Published: November 21, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — A ruptured 8-inch gas line was expected to be back in service on Tuesday.Southwest Gas spokeswoman Sonya Headen said crews from Paiute Pipeline and the gas company have been working on the line since it ruptured on Saturday.“Paiute Pipeline is still investigating the cause of the ruptured line,” she said Tuesday. “There were no injuries, or natural
Published: November 21, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — The wind heralding the next winter storm is expected to pick up late tonight and bring gusts of up to 50 mph by lunchtime Tuesday.A wind advisory goes into effect 7 a.m. Tuesday and will remain in effect through 4 p.m.The National Weather Service is forecasting sustained winds of 30 mph from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Published: November 23, 2015
The contest guidelines asked for fish stories. William Morgan was just 15 years old, but he had quite a few of those. He entered and won a fishing lure from the sponsoring company in Detroit. From then on he was hooked. Besides his natural inclinations, his aptitude tests showed he had a clear talent for writing. He found there are
Published: November 23, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — Patrick Lane and Michael Reardon will be performing the Christmas Narratives 6 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane. On Monday, California closed Monitor and Ebbetts passes for the season. This is the earliest Monitor has been closed since at least 2004. It’s early for Ebbetts, but nothing record-breaking. It closed on Nov. 22 in
Published: November 24, 2015
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for its winter youth basketball program.A boys league is offered for players in third through 12 grades and a coed league for third through 12th graders. Leagues will be organized for third-fourth grades, fifth-sixth grades, seventh-eighth grades and high school coed. The season is scheduled to begin in January
Published: November 24, 2015
Published: November 24, 2015
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Like every aspiring young skier in the mid 1980s, Jeff Engerbretson dreamed of one day slashing turns like Scot Schmidt, Tom Day and Robbie Huntoon in a Warren Miller movie.More than 30 years later, he’ll settle for watching his daughter play out that dream. “I’m definitely proud, but I’m definitely jealous,” Jeff said of his daughter
Published: November 24, 2015
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:footballWESLEY HUNDLEY — Earlham College (Richmond, Ind.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Hundley ended his successful sophomore season with a performance in which the quarterback rushed for 100 yards on 24 carries and threw for 107 yards in Earlham’s 64-13 loss at home on
Published: November 24, 2015
Many years of heartache. Many years of frustration. Many years spent as the doormat to the rest of the division.All of those many memories — painful and gut-wrenching sprinkles with some hope — of watching Greenwave football through nearly four decades with no state title to display can be kicked the curb for now and possibly years to come.Fallon is
Published: November 24, 2015
Quarterback Tabor Maxwell threw three touchdown passes and ran for another Saturday as Pahranagat Valley High registered a 54-28 triumph against Whittell in the Division IV football state championship game in Dayton.Pahranagat Valley (12-0) secured its eighth straight state title and tied the national 8-man football record with its 93rd consecutive victory in a game played at Dayton High School.Maxwell,
Published: November 24, 2015
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:BASKETBALLCORRYNE MILLETT — College of San Mateo (San Mateo, Calif.), 2015 Douglas graduate: Millett scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday afternoon in a 72-66 loss against Coillege of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. Six of Millett’s rebounds came on
Published: November 24, 2015

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