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Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .There are about a half dozen reasons why the Nevada Wolf Pack won’t win the Mountain West men’s basketball tournament in March. It’s not at Lawlor Events Center. They can’t shoot threes. They can’t shoot from anywhere. There’s no depth in the front court. Their best offensive play is guard Marqueze Coleman
Published: January 30, 2016
Staff ReportsPossession of third-place in the Sierra League boys basketball race, not to mention a potential shot at second-place, will be on the line Tuesday night when the Douglas Tigers play host to the Galena Grizzlies.Douglas (7-5 league, 8-12 overall) and Galena (7-5, 13-9) are tied for the No. 3 spot — and a more favorable seeding going into the
Published: January 30, 2016
Whether it’s for ski season or summertime recreation, a host of successful tourism destinations in the U.S. have one thing in common — a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown. It’s an area where a number of South Shore transportation officials, tourism promoters and city officials have said that South Lake Tahoe and neighboring Stateline fall woefully short. That’s the primary focus behind
Published: January 30, 2016
A Tonopah low on the last day of January boosted the Sierra snowpack in the Carson River basin to 134 percent of average.As of Monday, the National Weather Service said that Lake Tahoe is only 11 inches below its natural rim.Spratt Creek was the high spot at 147 percent, according to snow telemetry. Monitor Pass was at 113 percent and
Published: January 31, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Schools are on a one-hour delay across Douglas County today while they chain up the buses. After last night’s cold temperatures roads across Western Nevada and the Sierra are covered in ice, according to the National Weather Service.Chains or snow tires are being required on Highway 395 from Indian Hills south to Coleville, on Highway 88 south
Published: February 1, 2016
Providing access to health care can be a struggle for smaller rural communities across Nevada, and Renown Health is seeking opportunities for collaboration to help ease that struggle.“Access to healthcare in general ranks very high among our strategic priorities,” said Larry Trilops, senior vice president and CEO of network development. “We want to maintain a strong, independent, not-for-profit health care
Published: February 1, 2016
For the fourth time this season, University of Nevada senior Krysta Palmer has been named Mountain West Conference Diver of the Week. Palmer, a 2011 Douglas High School graduate, was honored for her first-place finish on the 3-meter springboard in leading undefeated Nevada past San Jose State on Jan. 23.Palmer, the reigning Mountain West Diver of the Year, dominated on
Published: February 1, 2016
Sierra Lutheran High School celebrated its winter homecoming Jan. 22 against Excel Christian.The varsity girls continued their teamwork and dedication as they defeated the Warriors from Sparks, 45-9. It was a quick game, with Sierra taking an early lead and keeping it. Grace Bonafede had 14 points and 13 rebounds (seven on the offensive end). Brynna Hansen had 14 rebounds
Published: February 1, 2016
Why the golden parachute?Editor:I would love to know what county commissioner has ever had a job where you can get six-months severance plus sick and vacation time?Plus how many other county employees would get these benefits?School boards do the same type of contract for school superintendents.I have lived in four states and they do the same thing. Some hiring those
Published: February 2, 2016
Strong defense critical to futureEditor:The rise of the Islamic State , heightened by recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, have more voters saying terrorism represents the greatest threat to the United States than any other challenge. As a result, the Republican presidential race has been reconfigured. One early “outsider” pacesetter, estimable neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, has fallen precipitously
Published: February 2, 2016
Saving a barn owlEditor:On Saturday, I found a barn owl hanging by his leg near the top of the beams in my indoor arena, almost 25-feet high. It was heartbreaking watching him struggle and then hanging limp. He surely would die. I did what anyone would — called the sheriff’s office. They contacted a man by the name of Neil
Published: February 2, 2016
Excellent example of deputy saving a lifeEditor:It seems that nearly every week we are hearing something about how law enforcement officers across the country are allegedly using excessive force or abusing their authority. Too often, the police are being portrayed as the “bad guys” and are being forced to defend their actions, regardless of how justified those actions are. I
Published: February 2, 2016
Nevada issued its annual report on the number of fatal accidents that occurred in Douglas County.Eight people lost their lives on our highways last year, up from three, investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol.That’s a small fraction of the 321 reported by the Nevada Highway Patrol throughout the state, but it’s still too many.Of the total, one person was riding
Published: February 2, 2016
Highway 50 realignmentEditor:In articles many entities have spoken in favor of realigning Highway 50, however the final decision on any realignment will require the approval of the U.S. Department of Transportation, NDOT and Caltrans.Their primary function is to prove for the transfer of people and goods from point A to point B in an expeditious, safe and economical manner.The approval,
Published: February 2, 2016
A drive over Kingsbury is sufficient to recognize that while this has been a nice winter, it has hardly been a drought-buster, yet.So far, Minden has received 1.04 inches of precipitation in January, still short of the 1.47-inch average.We realize that the biggest El Niño in recorded history is occurring right now. We’ve also been listening as forecasters have made
Published: February 2, 2016
We’re glad that Gardnerville is continuing its efforts to convert the S-curve gas station for a new use.The conversion was never going to be easy. It’s final years were not kind to the building or the property. The town got the property after no one was willing to pay the back taxes on the station.That’s because none of the inspections
Published: February 2, 2016
New planning commissioner Bryan Davis attended his first meeting on Tuesday, only six days after some residents attacked him for being a shill for his employer, Edgewood.Edgewood is one of the members of the South Tahoe Area Resorts, which includes the casino corridor and Heavenly. The organization supported both the connectivity taxes and a proposal to place a gravel pit
Published: February 2, 2016
Concerns have been raised about some of the provisions in the Douglas County Lands Bill, which is making its way through Congress.The Sierra Club issued a resolution last spring opposing a provision that would transfer up to 10,000 acres of Pine Nut land above Johnson Lane for flood control.The organization recognizes the benefits of some of the land transfers in
Published: February 2, 2016
We agree with Commission Chairman Doug Johnson that a nationwide search for a new county manager is the last thing we want.The best county managers Douglas County has ever had have all been first-timers who were promoted from within the county.Bob Hadfield, one of the earliest people to hold the title, was also the model for county manager. He had
Published: February 2, 2016
Democrats from several different rural Nevada counties gathered together on Saturday to discuss who they are supporting for president and why. The Douglas County Democrats hosted the First in the West Rural Blue Dinner to a sold out crowd of over 330 people at the Carson Valley Inn. Chairwoman of the Douglas County Democrats, Kimi Cole, worked with the Lyon
Published: February 2, 2016
An Arizona man was taken into custody for possession of raptor parts and killing an eagle after a traffic stop in Elko on Sunday.Dana Morley McIvor was taken into custody on six counts of unlawful possession of raptor and raptor parts and one count of unlawful killing of an eagle. Other charges are being considered by other state and federal
Published: February 2, 2016
The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team took second-place last weekend at the South Tahoe Optimist Tournament.Pau-Wa-Lu absorbed its first loss of the season Saturday in the championship match against Lake Tahoe School.Earlier in the day, the Panthers defeated Whittell and then Carson Valley Middle School in the semifinals. The Panthers took first-place Friday during their pool play against
Published: February 2, 2016
Shawn Estes will give the keynote talk — “Road to the Big Leagues” — on Saturday night during a dinner and auction to benefit Carson Valley baseball and softball programs at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave.The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Carson Valley Little League and the Carson Valley Girls Fastpitch Association, plus
Published: February 2, 2016
Apr. 5, 1930 - Jan. 18, 2016I would like to introduce to you my father Bob Ferris who passed away on 1-18-2016. Who now is reunited to the love of his life Audrey Ferris (10-5-2009). They locked hearts back in the early days of Los Angeles, when street cars ran up & down Sepulveda Blvd. Together through thick and thin
Published: February 2, 2016
Following a manual snow survey Tuesday, at Phillips Station near Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, the California Department of Water Resources reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to show promise.Measurements at the designated snowpack observation site showed a 76.2 inch snow depth, but more importantly a 25.4 inch snow water equivalent — the measure of the volume of water in the snow
Published: February 3, 2016
Listing the Anaconda Copper Mine in Mason Valley as a Superfund site is the option of last resort, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval told the Environmental Protection Agency.Instead, Sandoval is proposing an alternative path to the listing involving private, state and local officials.“There are differences of opinion, but the common thread among these constituents is that everyone wants to see the
Published: February 3, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A proposal to install water meters on all Minden homes by 2025 is under discussion by the Minden Town Board tonight. The town will start with its own connections this year. Town board members will also discuss a water conservation plan and a rate study for the town’s retail and wholesale water systems. The town board meets
Published: February 3, 2016
Sheridan is recognized historically as Carson Valley’s second town, but it was also the Valley’s second general improvement district.On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners are being asked to undo an action taken a half-century ago, when developers envisioned a second Gardnerville Ranchos along Foothill Road.A petition by residents is asking to eliminate the district. The state has no record the district
Published: February 3, 2016
A California man arrested after a several month investigation, admitted to selling more than 28 grams of methamphetamine. Bryan Harrison, 24, admitted to trafficking in a controlled substance, a felony that carries a life sentence. Harrison was arrested along with three other men after Douglas County investigators heard that a group out of Stockton was trying to establish a drug
Published: February 3, 2016
A Gardnerville man accused of firing a shotgun in his home with his 2-year-old child present admitted not knowing what he did that night. Mathew Meinen, 38, admitted in court on Monday, to battery that constitutes domestic violence committed by strangluation in connection with the Jan. 5 event. Meinen said he was drunk and has no memory of his actions
Published: February 3, 2016
120 years agoFebruary 3,1896Eight hundred sheep were sold in the Valley this week for $3 a head. 100 years agoFebruary 3,1916Fredrick Gansberg, a well known and honored resident of this Valley, died at his home in Genoa last Thursday evening from an attack of paralysis and pneumonia. 80 years agoFebruary 3,1936Fred Skinner, who was once convicted of first-degree murder and
Published: February 3, 2016
The 2016 Eagles and Agriculture event is coming up fast and the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce is hoping everyone will get their tickets early. “We plan on selling out,” said Bill Chernock, executive director of the chamber. The event runs from Feb. 18-21 and will have 10 different events for people to participate in. On the 18, the event
Published: January 29, 2016
While a positive test for radon has to be disclosed if you sell your home, more homebuyers are requesting a test beforehand in areas they know are hotspots.But testing and mitigating for radon if it’s too high can be a marketing plus for homesellers, officials said on Wednesday. Certified radon mitigator Norm Denny said that fixing a high test in
Published: January 30, 2016
Artist and Minden resident Nancy Raven will participate in a Capital City Arts Initiative exhibition, “Pinhole Properties,” at the city’s Community Development Building, 108 E Proctor St., Carson City. The building is open to the public daily, 8 a.m.–noon, 1-4 p.m. The free exhibition will remain in the building’s lobby through July 6.Artist and musician Nancy Raven has long been
Published: February 3, 2016
An intimate setting for cooking classes and other events has just opened up in Gardnerville. Sierra Chef, located at 1516 Highway 395, had a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, introducing a fun and informative classroom setting.This has been Cynthia Ferris-Bennett’s project for several years, operating as a business that comes out to locations for events, but a physical location is
Published: February 3, 2016
Neddenriep Financial won naming rights for the Grandview Dining Room in the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Neddenriep Financial generously made a winning bid of $4,000 to have their name on the dining room entrance of the community and senior center for one year.“We are so fortunate to have businesses such as Neddenriep Financial in our community who continue
Published: February 3, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — We’ll find out today whether there are still votes to hire Larry Werner as interim county manager for the next year. A contract is before county commissioners today, which would have Werner start in March. The meeting times out at roughly three hours and Werner’s contract is at the end. Kicking off today’s county commission meeting is
Published: February 4, 2016
By the end of 2025, every resident of Minden will be on a water meter under a proposal presented to the Minden Town Board.The real question debated on Wednesday is how that’s going to happen and what the town’s going to do after those meters are installed.Town Manager Jenifer Davidson said the first Minden water customers to be required to
Published: February 4, 2016
Bail was changed to $10,000 cash for a man accused of putting a gun to the head of a 16-year-old Topaz Ranch Estates neighbor girl.If Gary Walker, 69, makes bail, he’ll have to stay at least a mile away from the victim’s Topaz Ranch Drive address.Attorney Maria Pence said a mental health hold on Walker has been lifted, but that
Published: February 4, 2016
It was only fitting Tuesday night when an all-senior lineup put the Douglas High girls basketball team out front early on its way to a 70-60 Senior Night victory against Galena. Douglas (7-6 Sierra League, 10-11 overall) jumped out to an 18-13 first-quarter lead and never trailed the rest of the way at Randy Green Court. The Tigers finished with
Published: February 4, 2016
Already assured of a playoff berth, the Douglas High boys basketball team has an opportunity to play the role of spoiler Friday night when Bishop Manogue comes to town.The 7 p.m. contest at Randy Green Court definitely has implications in regard to the Sierra League playoff race. Just consider:■ Douglas (7-6 league, 8-13 overall) holds down fourth-place while Manogue (9-4,
Published: February 4, 2016
The Town of Genoa announced today that the seventh annual Genoa Cowboy Festival will take place from April 28-May 1, in Genoa. Previous Cowboy Festivals have attracted thousands of visitors to the picturesque community located in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This year’s event will feature performances by some of the best-known entertainers in Western music and cowboy
Published: February 4, 2016
Runners will hit the trails Saturday morning for the Love Can Be Cold 5- and 10-kilometer races at Prison Hill in Carson City.The fourth leg of the Winter Trail Series presented by Ascent Runs is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. from Prison Hill’s westside water tank trailhead at Koontz Lane and Edmonds Drive. The event was moved from its
Published: February 5, 2016
Sierra Lutheran High School had some fantastic games this past weekend when the varsity girls as well as the JV girls and boys won their games. The varsity boys were less fortunate but still played with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship.In a 39-24 win Friday night against Virginia City, the varsity girls started out with lots of speed and control. By
Published: February 5, 2016
The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School eighth grade volleyball team improved its Tah-Neva League record to 8-0 Tuesday with a straight-set victory at South Tahoe.Pau-Wa-Lu won by game scores of 25-10 and 25-10.Amanda Hone had four kills and four service aces while Rori Fair added four kills for the Panthers. Madi Smalley had three aces and two blocks. Meika Cole chipped in
Published: February 5, 2016
Six Douglas Dolfins Swim Team members — Ryan Chen, Kaila Duffy, Justin Hight, Shelby Koontz, Joe Sullivan and Sebastian Zeron — competed last weekend at the 67th annual Husky Invitational Swim Meet held at the world class Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.It was a new and challenging meet format for the Dolfins. The group woke at
Published: February 5, 2016
TODAYDouglas — Bishop Manogue basketball at Douglas, 3:30 p.m. JV girls, 5:15 p.m. varsity girls, 7 p.m. varsity boys. Douglas basketball at Bishop Manogue, 3:30 p.m. frosh girls, 5:15 p.m. frosh boys, 7 p.m. JV boys.Coleville — Basketball at Mineral County (Hawthorne), 6 p.m. varsity girls, 7:30 p.m. boys.SATURDAYSierra Lutheran — Mineral County basketball at Sierra Lutheran, 4 p.m. varsity
Published: February 5, 2016
The Carson Senators wrapped up the Sierra League wrestling dual meet championship Wednesday night with a 65-12 win over Douglas at Morse Burley Gym in Carson City.Carson finished the season 5-0 and completed its seventh undefeated league season in the last eight years.Douglas forfeited five weight classes (152, 182, 195, 220 and heavyweight). The shorthanded Tigers finished the season at
Published: February 5, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — The state is sweeping Highway 207 from Mottsville and Highway 88 all the way over Kingsbury and over to Highway 50. Watch out for slow moving vehicles. The work is supposed to be done by 5 p.m. today.It’s Super Bowl weekend, which means people will be going to parties on Sunday. If you drink, designate a sober
Published: February 5, 2016
Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Sarah Hauck at shauck@recordcourier.com, at 782-5121, ext. 27 or by fax, 782-6132.GardnervilleBuckaroos Deception plays 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingRegistration is being
Published: February 5, 2016
A group of 100-plus deer in Nevada’s oldest settlement have been unofficially dubbed the Genoa Herd and have become welcome visitors for some residents. Some have gone as far as to feed the herd, something the Nevada Department of Wildlife has seen an increase in the last couple of months. “We have done four knock-and-talks over the last couple of
Published: February 5, 2016
A Lake Tahoe flooring company is suing the builders of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino saying they were never paid for work they’d done on the hotel tower.Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design of Tahoe City, Calif., filed the lawsuit in Minden on Jan. 20.“In April and May 2015, we provided property improvements to the Hard Rock Hotel in
Published: February 5, 2016
Calls from concerned parents about threats to Coleville High School students and staff prompted the arrest of a male juvenile.On Thursday, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received calls that a 17-year-old student had threatened the school’s students and staff.Mono County Sheriff Ingrid Braun said an investigation began immediately. During the investigation, deputies were able to determine that threats had been
Published: February 5, 2016
Officials with the 2016 Amgen Tour of California pro cycling competition have announced course details for this year’s stage race. The Lake Tahoe portion of the men’s and women’s competitions will include scenic vistas along the 72-mile route around the Lake as well as a challenging route though backcountry terrain in Hope Valley.“It’s the best of the best — the
Published: February 5, 2016
May 25, 1931 - Jan. 30, 2016Don LeRoy Muenchausen age 84, of Gardnerville, NV passed away peacefully into God’s embrace on Saturday January 30, 2016. Don was born on May 25, 1931 to Fred and Elsa Muenchausen in Trenton, MI. He was a proud Korean War Army Veteran and an Aerospace engineering supervisor in CA. Don married the love of
Published: February 5, 2016
Highway 88 reopened after being closed for three hours Saturday just east of Kirkwood for a collision that involved up to a dozen vehicles.The wreck was reported at 9:17 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.The closure is expected to last until noon while the wreckage is cleared from the highway.At least four vehicles will required a tow from the
Published: February 6, 2016
Aidan Cantwell scored 18 points and Johnny Reiley 17 Friday night to help lift Bishop Manogue to a 67-59 Sierra League boys basketball victory against Douglas.Manogue (10-4 league, 13-8 overall) scored nine unanswered points to break a 33-all deadlock early in the third quarter and held on the rest of the way. By winning, the Miners took a two-game lead
Published: February 6, 2016
Here is a breakdown on some Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:BASKETBALLCORRYNE MILLETT — College of San Mateo (Calif.), 2015 Douglas High graduate: Millett came off the bench to score 10 points and pull down seven rebounds (four offensive) for San Mateo in its 83-72 loss at home Wednesday night against Skyline.
Published: February 6, 2016
Many people who bet on the Super Bowl aren’t regular football gamblers, but are just looking for some skin in the big game.“The Super Bowl is the big show, and people want to be part of the show,” Carson Valley Inn Marketing Director Bill Henderson said. “One of the ways they can do that is to place a bet. It
Published: February 6, 2016
In his letter to the Corinthian church, Paul leads the church to his vision of his number one priority and the one factor that would determine his success in life. He penned these words, “I’ve determined not to know anything except No. 1 to know Jesus Christ and No.2 to know Him crucified. This great scholar and prolific writer of
Published: February 7, 2016
The U.S Forest Service continues to conduct prescribed fire operations on the East Shore.Smoke was visible above the Carson Range Monday morning. Operations are taking place near the Logan Shoals Vista Point and Camp Galilee on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe. Residual smoke may be seen in locations where operations have taken place over the last several weeks.“The Tahoe
Published: February 8, 2016
NV Energy is seeking permission to upgrade its transmission line serving Heavenly Valley Ski Resort.The 60-kilovolt line stretches from Foothill Road to Tramway Drive and was placed into service in 1956, according to the U.S. Forest Service.The company wants to rebuild the line to meet current federal and state electricity regulations and safety standards.Of the 2.67 miles of power line,
Published: February 8, 2016
The Carson Valley Chukar Club is hosting its 30th annual fundraiser on March 5 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.A tri-tip dinner will once again be a featured part of the event, which starts at 5 p.m. More than 100 raffle prizes and about 40 auction items will be available.Last year’s event attracted more than 600 people. Proceeds from the 2015
Published: February 8, 2016
Danner Hillman and Sean Dunkelman were top 10 finishers for the Douglas High alpine team Wednesday during a Tahoe Basin Ski League giant slalom at Diamond Peak Ski Reort.Hillman and Dunkelman placed fifth and eighth in the boys race with respective times of 1:07.66 and 1:10.14. Matt Schick also placed 16th in 1:14.92 and Bryan Harris 17th in 1:15.99 as
Published: February 8, 2016
Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language or how to ballroom dance?Reno hypnotist Chris Cady may be able to help during his high-energy show Wednesday at Carson Valley Inn. “I generally compare myself to people like Howie Mandel or Robin Williams,” Cady said. “The show is very high energy and can seem almost manic on stage at times.”For
Published: February 8, 2016
And the winner in this year’s Super Bowl was Nevada’s sports books.Denver defeated Carolina 24-10 during the big game on Sunday.Bettors wagered $132.5 million at Nevada’s 194 sports books, according to Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett.The Panthers were favored by 5.5 points.Sports books won $13.3 million as a result of the Broncos’ victory.That is the second highest win in
Published: February 8, 2016
A former Minden resident was killed walking on Interstate 580 in Washoe Valley early Monday morning.Chile Bartels, 18, of Carson City, was identified on Monday afternoon by the Nevada Highway Patrol.Bartels was walking northbound in the highway’s slow lane when he was struck by a Honda Civic, driven by Sparks resident James Dolan, 42, near Bellevue Road. Dolan pulled over
Published: February 8, 2016
Marjorie Springmeyer, conservationist, philanthropist and outspoken advocate, passed away at her home in Minden, NV surrounded by family and friends Thursday, January 28th. She was 93. Marjorie was born July 23, 1922 in Gardnerville, NV to Stella Van Dyke and Knox Johnson, both of whom were early settlers in the Carson Valley and South Lake Tahoe areas. Marjorie’s early childhood
Published: February 9, 2016
More than 100 emergency management personnel from around Nevada gathered in Minden on Tuesday to participate in a two-day workshop.“Nevada is a big state in terms of size,” said Douglas County Emergency Manager Tod Carlini. “But not in terms of what we do. I don’t think there’s anyone here who wouldn’t help out if asked by someone from the other
Published: February 9, 2016
Several local churches will be hosting Ash Wednesday services. ■ Corpus Christi Catholic Church3597 N. Sunridge Dr., Carson City12:10 p.m. Intentions of our Blessed Mother; 5:30 p.m. All Souls■ Carson Valley United Methodist Church1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville noon and 7 p.m. Imposition of the Ashes ■ Christ Presbyterian Church1436 Industrial Way, Gardnerville6:30 p.m.■ Coventry Cross Episcopal Church1631 Esmeralda Ave., Mindennoon
Published: February 9, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County’s Board of Equalization is meeting today at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden. There are only five properties being disputed on the agenda, four of which are at Lake Tahoe. The most well known is the property that’s home to the Chart House. A Topaz Lake home is the only place in East Fork Township
Published: February 10, 2016
A case was dismissed against the East Fork Fire District on Tuesday in connection with a controlled burn blamed for igniting one of the most destructive fires in Douglas County history.Attorney Philip John argued that under Nevada law the firefighters who responded to the May 20, 2012, burn were not liable for making sure it was out.He said that liability
Published: February 9, 2016
A drug agent who stole methamphetamine and cocaine from the El Dorado County evidence locker is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison after he admitted to one count of trafficking in more than 28 grams of a controlled substance.Mark Alexander Zlendick, 48, may be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years to life and a $500,000 fine.According to
Published: February 8, 2016
Minden, Nev. — For the second time in less than two years, Larry Werner will take the reins in Douglas County after commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a one-year contract.Under the contract, Werner will be paid $172,000 for the year, along with a $700 a month car allowance. He will start work on March 7.Former Douglas County Manager Jim Nichols’
Published: February 5, 2016
McKenna Kynett, surrounded by family members, friends and coaches, smiled as the countdown began for photographers.“One ... two ... three ... Go Broncos,” the group said in unison.It was a fitting occasion for Kynett as she celebrated the signing of her national letter-of-intent to play soccer at Boise State University Thursday afternoon during a ceremony inside Douglas High School’s commons.
Published: February 6, 2016
A memorial service for Carson Valley matriarch and Gardnerville native Marjorie Johnson Springmeyer is 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Springmeyer, 93, died Jan. 28 at her home in Minden. Born July 23, 1922, at the old Carson Valley Hospital, which still stands on Main Street, she grew up on the J Lazy J Ranch near
Published: February 7, 2016
Hikes, talks and music will be the highlights of the March 5 annual celebration of Snowshoe Thompson. Friends of Snowshoe Thompson host the 17th annual Snowshoe Thompson Celebration Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Tour 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Hope Valley. The event strives “to promote and foster the memory of John ‘Snowshoe’ Thompson through events and activities, and to maintain
Published: February 10, 2016
Authorities are hoping to find the person who took $100 from one of the self-checkout machines at the Gardnerville Raley’s.The incident occurred on Nov. 9, 2015, after a shopper purchased $36 in items, but didn’t decline the cash back, leaving it live.The next person used the same machine and asked for $100, which the machine gave him.A reward is being
Published: February 10, 2016
Homes that suffered from flash flooding over the past two summers got a break on their assessed valuation.Assessor Doug Sonnemann said Wednesday his deputies went door to door in the north and east valleys and in Fish Springs and adjusted the value of the homes by up to 10 percent.“One trench through a backyard was 10-feet deep,” Sonnemann told members
Published: February 11, 2016
An early morning gunshot wound described as self-inflicted resulted in a medical helicopter landing at Douglas High School.Douglas County deputies and East Fork Fire District medics responded to the 800 block of Ironwood Court at 4:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s office.The man had a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks. He was taken
Published: February 11, 2016
The Tumbleweeds Trampoline and Tumbling Team competed in its first meet of the season at Gymnastics Nevada’s Biggest Little Flipfest 2016 on Jan. 16 in Reno. The team has witnessed great success in both athlete development and medal placing during the past year. As a result, the team has both grown in numbers and quality, which necessitated the need for
Published: February 11, 2016
Gardnerville, Nev. — Members of the Public Utility Commission are scheduled to discuss reconsideration Friday of increased rates for rooftop solar panel owners.According to a draft order, new solar rates won’t fully apply to older rooftop solar owners for 12 years.The commission is scheduled to meet 9:30 a.m., and the public may participate at 1150 E. William St., in Carson
Published: February 11, 2016
A winter storm is expected to break Western Nevada’s dry February, bringing 12-20 inches of snow above 7,000 feet starting Wednesday night.According to the National Weather Service, snow levels will start at 6,500 feet and are expected to affect Sierra passes early on Thursday morning.A winter storm warning has been issued starting 7 p.m. Wednesday and lasting through noon Thursday.High
Published: February 11, 2016
Niki Gladys has been named executive director of the Western Nevada College Foundation.Gladys was on the foundation’s board for seven years — most recently as board president — before interviewing for the director’s position.She resigned her position with KNPB, Northern Nevada’s PBS station, to take the job.“It’s something I have a lot of passion around,” she said. “It’s a nice
Published: February 12, 2016
The newest florist in town took a different approach when it came to coming up with a logo. Carson Valley Florist looked to the Graphic Design I class to create the company’s new signature brand. “I got my start in the floral business in high school through FFA,” Owner Crystal Daymon said. “I brought the idea of creating our logo
Published: February 12, 2016
At a luncheon for the Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s club the one thing on everyone’s mind was the upcoming caucus. Everyone has until tomorrow to register as a Republican if they want to participate in the Feb. 23 caucus. “All you have to do is show up, vote and leave,” said Sen. James Settelmeyer. The Democratic caucus is on Feb.
Published: February 12, 2016
Proposed requirements for solar generating plants in Douglas County were met with mixed reviews on Tuesday at the planning commission meeting. Planning commissioners decided to continue discussion about a new solar generation ordinance until a time to be determined.“A temporary moratorium was put into place so the community could have time to look into impacts,” said case planner Hope Sullivan.
Published: February 12, 2016
A Gardnerville Ranchos woman, who has been in jail since September will spend the next few months in jail on a charge of drug possession before she’s freed. Stacee D. Flynn’s attorney Jamie Henry tried to get an inpatient program approved, but Young did not feel Flynn qualified. “Your record is horrible,” said Young.Flynn, 40, had a handful of felony
Published: February 12, 2016
Frontier Communications announced Jojo L. Myers is the new manager of the Gardnerville office. She will manage all aspects of the business including operations proficiency, employee relations, community engagement and customer service. Her last position was as director of corporate development at Northern Nevada Development Authority.She has demonstrated leadership qualities, company officials said. She reports to Vice President and General
Published: February 12, 2016
A Minden chiropractor shared his story about having a transgendered child during a Ted Talk in Reno in October.Skip Pardee spoke about the struggles his son Dana Pardee had growing up, and wanted to do the talk in order to inspire acceptance for other families going through the same thing.“I just see too much misunderstanding in the world with transgendered
Published: February 12, 2016
Threats made to Coleville schools staff and students on Thursday ended in an arrest of a high school student after an active investigation. An all-call message was sent out to parents Monday, but for some that wasn’t soon enough. “There was an active investigation in progress and there were special circumstances surrounding the student that we had to work through
Published: February 12, 2016
A transmission on a public safety radio channel on Sunday night sent Mono County authorities scrambling to find a person allegedly held at gunpoint.Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report that someone at a Shell station somewhere in the county was being robbed, and that one suspect was held at gunpoint.The person did not identify himself on the radio, and
Published: February 12, 2016
What’s going on with gas prices?Editor:Can someone tell me what is going on with our gas prices here in the Valley?This last spring and summer, Carson City was anywhere between 6-8 cents lower than the Valley. Then this fall, we were a few cents cheaper. During the last week of January, Carson was 12 cents cheaper than the Valley. Carson
Published: February 12, 2016
Should someone who requires only one pump to receive water pay the same amount as someone who requires two or even three?That’s the question Douglas County commissioners are asking as they discuss a new ordinance to allow different charges depending on how much it costs to deliver water to customers.The county operates a water utility in the north Valley, along
Published: February 12, 2016
A Gardnerville man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly hit a neighbor with a rock.Austin Mordhorst, 20, got into an altercation with a neighbor earlier on Friday, but they left the area. At about 9 p.m., Mordhorst was allegedly seen hitting the man’s truck with a rock. Deputies responding to the scene reported the truck’s side mirror was broken
Published: February 12, 2016
A Reno man identified by loss prevention officers from several Douglas and Carson retail stores received a suspended sentence for principal to theft.Chad Peter Thomas Ward, 40, faces 2-5 years in prison if he fails his probation, which includes three months in jail, a 12-18-month inpatient drug program and completion of Western Nevada Regional Drug Court.A robbery on Ward’s record
Published: February 12, 2016
Dancers, singers, a poi spinner and even a spray painter took to the stage Jan. 30 competing in the 18th annual Carson Valley Community Theater’s Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase. Winners came up doubles this year with the first-place winner also walking away with the people’s choice, and two people tied for second place. “We had a good audience this
Published: February 12, 2016
A formal rate study approved by the Minden Town Board proposes rate increases for the town’s wholesale water service, while keeping the town residential customers at the same level.Last week, Tom Pavletic of Municipal Financial Services presented the final draft of the rate study.Costs for wholesale Minden water could increase from 56.3 cents per 1,000 gallons to 86 cents per
Published: February 12, 2016
There’s a commercial that has a little girl telling her daddy that phone math is hard.What’s true for cellphones should never be true for a water or sewer utility, though Douglas County’s history has taken some twists and turns in that department.Utility math requires that rates paid equal the cost of delivering the service, whether that be water or sewer.Those
Published: February 12, 2016
Carson Valley Middle School took two of three sets to prevail over Pau-Wa-Lu Tuesday in an eighth grade volleyball rivalry match.Carson Valley won by set scores of 25-22, 20-25, 15-11. Despite absorbing the loss, Pau-Wa-Lu still finished as the Tah-Neva League regular season champion with a 9-1 record.The league tournament is being played today at Carson Middle School in Carson
Published: February 12, 2016

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