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A 4-year-old gelding named “Paint Chip,” received the top bid of $2,700 at the saddle-trained horse adoption event on Saturday.Fifteen wild horses were sold at the auction for a combined total of $13,000. The average price was $867, according to the Bureau of Land Management.Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management and the Nevada Department of Corrections – Silver State
Published: June 3, 2015
A proud group of 23 George Whittell High School graduating seniors marched down the aisle on Saturday to the applause of a packed gymnasium.Each of the speakers, whether Whittell Principal Crespin Esquivel or student speaker Rudy Mata, all provided words of expected wisdom, reflection and more than a little good-natured ribbing and inside jokes.Esquivel stressed during his introductory speech that
Published: June 3, 2015
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is now taking sign-ups for its NFL Flag Football season.The program for boys and girls from first grade through high school, is designed to teach the fundamentals of football, sportsmanship and teamwork in a less competitive and contact atmosphere.Games are played Saturdays at Stodick Park in Gardnerville during a season that extends from
Published: June 3, 2015
Basking in the after-glow of a legislative session that handed him nearly everything on his agenda, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday his education reforms are going to make a difference for Nevada’s children.Sitting at his desk behind a small gold-lettered sign that says, “It CAN be done,” a smiling Sandoval made no secret of how pleased he was. But he
Published: June 3, 2015
Published: June 3, 2015
Glenbrook, Nev. ­— A 75-year-old Skyforest, Calif., woman was identified as the victim in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 50 near Logan Creek Drive on Wednesday morning.Darlene M. Hall was northbound on Highway 50 when she allowed her vehicle to drive off the east roadside, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol’s initial investigation.Hall’s Gray 2009 GMC Yukon went off the
Published: June 3, 2015
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Eask Fork Fire left their rivalry behind when they presented a pair of checks to Valley children. Conner McEwen and Sierra Terhune were the focus of fundraising at the annual Elisa Storke Memorial Dodgeball Tournament April 29. “We presented the kids with the amount over $2,400 each,” Sgt. Bernadette Smith said. Sierra, 12, had a
Published: June 3, 2015
Minden, Nev. — The owners of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and the contractor suing them for $9.6 million agreed to try and settle their differences on Wednesday.Neva One attorney Leon Mead said the hearing was continued to give both the Park family and SMC Construction Co. time to try and settle their differences.“We continued the hearing to give
Published: June 3, 2015
It’s been six years since a Douglas County contestant has taken home the Miss Nevada title.Macie Tuell, 18, and Torrie Henry, 17, are hoping to change that at the June 26-27 pageant in Las Vegas.“I had a dream of winning Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen,” Torrie said. “I am feeling confident. I would definitely spread my platform more around the state.”Going
Published: June 3, 2015
Bridgeport, Calif. — An Indiana man was found dead after his vehicle went over the side of Monitor Pass near the Mono County line on Tuesday morning.Bret T. Krinn was identified as the deceased in the accident that occurred on Highway 89 near the Mono County line.A hiker along Highway 89 spotted the vehicle a significant way down a hillside,
Published: June 4, 2015
The results are in. We thank all of our members who took time to vote in our recent elections. Your newly elected and/or reelected trustees are Dale Bohlman, Tonja Dressler, Michael Fischer, Anita Kornoff, Lisa Tucker and myself. Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to our members who voted.The Thursday lecture in our lecture series will be presented by
Published: June 4, 2015
The Tahoe Douglas Elks invite guests age 21 and over to bingo tonight at their lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Doors open at 5 p.m., warm ups start at 6:30 and regular games follow at 7 p.m.The cover all jackpot progressive is at $1,199 with 53 or less numbers.The Power Ball jackpot is at $40. Players who
Published: June 4, 2015
The Carson Valley Art Association recently awarded scholarships to three Douglas High School students. Recipients were Silvia Fernstrom and Dominique Groffman from Minden, and Tristan Noah from Gardnerville.Silvia was selected on the basis of her extensive community service, academic excellence, and desire for a future art-related career. She has been admitted to the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and
Published: June 4, 2015
Sitting on her porch with a dog in her lap and listening to a Tennessee rainstorm, Tanya Tucker shared her excitement of hitting the road on tour after a brief career hiatus. The country singer will end her latest tour July 3 at TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. “I haven’t done a tour in three or
Published: June 4, 2015
Ciana will bring traditional Irish music to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 6:30 p.m. Thursday.With fiddles, mandolin, guitars, and singers, Cíana performs tunes and songs from the Irish and Celtic tradition. “With a nod to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Cíana keeps alive the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs,” a publicist said.Ciana’s roster includes
Published: June 4, 2015
Minden is not the biggest user of water pumped by the town, according to a report released on Wednesday.During the first year that Minden has provided wholesale water outside the town boundaries, Carson City has actually been its biggest customer.According to Minden, Carson City accounted for 45 percent of the water pumped by the town during the 13 months from
Published: June 4, 2015
Tomas Leitenbauer scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and then came on to pitch out of a jam in the seventh for the Douglas Tigers 18-and-under American Legion baseball team in its 5-4 victory at home against the Carson Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon.Douglas scored three runs in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead and held on
Published: June 4, 2015
Eric Musselman, the new head men’s basketball coach at the University of Nevada, will be the featured guest speaker for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout on Aug. 14 in the Gardnerville Ranchos.This year’s event proceeds will benefit local organizations Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc. (MEFIYI), Dias Con Cristo Retreat Organization, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere (WAVE) and CC
Published: June 4, 2015
For the first time, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will carry the Flame of Hope towards its final destination in Reno to start the 2015 Nevada Summer Special Olympics. Members of the DCSO and Special Olympics athletes will make their way from Heritage Park in Gardnerville to the sheriff’s office starting 9 a.m. tomorrow. The public is encouraged the line the
Published: June 4, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Work to widen Centerville Lane in Gardnerville from Highway 395 to Waterloo Lane for a bike lane could begin next summer.While that work includes widening the bridge at Cottonwood Slough, it stops at the East Waterloo Lane, according to Douglas County traffic engineer John Erb.Erb said Thursday it will require a lot more money to extend the
Published: June 5, 2015
Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies in conjunction with the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department will be focusing on traffic enforcement at intersections and crosswalks, looking for red light and stop sign violations, pedestrian violations, speeders and distracted drivers throughout Douglas and Lyon County, beginning Monday through June 21. “Key factors in many of the recent fatal highway traffic accidents have been driver
Published: June 5, 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 plays 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingVickie Kingman
Published: June 5, 2015
Artist ReceptionCarson Valley Art Association hosts artist reception 5-7 p.m. today at the Copeland Art Gallery, 1572 Highway 395, Minden. Member art show will run through July 27. Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information, 782-8207. Grillin’ and Chillin’Family Support Council’s third annual Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ and Blues Cook-off is 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Minden Park. Amatuer grillers
Published: June 5, 2015
Thursday’s storm may be responsible for a traffic accident in the Sierra on Highway 89 near Luther Pass.A 23-year-old Markleeville man was injured near the Alpine County line after rain and snow produced slush on the highway.According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial report, the man left the roadway and collided with a tree. Firefighters and medics responded to the
Published: June 5, 2015
Tyrone Schultz flashed a wide smile Friday morning as he prepared for his leg of the Carl Cox Memorial Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.“I’m ready,” said Schultz, 38, who was joined by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies for the local run.Less than 15 minutes later, the entourage completed the 1.4-mile distance from Heritage Park along Highway 395 to the
Published: June 5, 2015
The aircraft flown by a famous Nevadan will be the centerpiece of an extension of a museum dedicated to the memory of the paratroopers who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, as part of the D-Day invasion.Minden resident Nancy Downey, the daughter of U.S. Sen. Howard Cannon, whose C-47 cargo plane “Stoy Hora” delivered paratroops as part of the
Published: June 6, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — To celebrate her 74th birthday, Reen Tisinger, daughter Erin Anderson and cousin Mimi Nagel were the first in the door at Overland Restaurant & Pub on Monday.“I’m very impressed. It’s so clean and open,” Tisinger said. “I love the fact they’re using locals for their food product. What we’ve had has been marvelous.”The restaurant impressed Nagel before
Published: June 6, 2015
The new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building under construction at Douglas High School in Minden is a mouthful under any circumstances. But school board trustees will discuss coming up with a name for the building at their regular meeting on Tuesday.Trustees will meet 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Gardnerville Elementary School,due to construction at the high school. Trustees will discuss
Published: June 8, 2015
A moratorium on solar generating plants as a primary use in Douglas County was enacted on Thursday.Douglas County commissioners voted 5-0 to put a 180-day moratorium on new applications with the possibility of an extension for 180 days.The moratorium does not affect Greenstone Renewables application for a 260-acre site north of the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District sewer ponds along Muller Lane.That
Published: June 8, 2015
The Nevada National Guard’s 17th annual Flag Day and Army Birthday celebration is 10 a.m. Friday at the Legislative Grounds, 401 S. Carson St. This year’s celebration will feature keynote speaker Attorney General Adam Laxalt and McAvoy Lane, “The Ghost of Mark Twain,” as the master of ceremonies. The event is free and includes a historical flag display, an honor
Published: June 8, 2015
A last effort by neighbors to modify the plan for a multi-family project at the Ranch at Gardnerville was denied last week by county commissioners.Resident Harry Ernst presented his appeal of the Esplanade at The Ranch, because the project changed significantly after the Gardnerville Town Board approved the design review in January.The homes at the Ranch have mostly been built
Published: June 8, 2015
Lake Tahoe, Nev. — Spooner Lake is home to more than 100 species of wildflowers, and hikers with two hours to spare can learn their names, uses, habitats and enjoy their beauty. Guided hikes are 10 a.m. June 18, 20, 25 and 27, and are limited to a dozen participants at a time.The wildflower portion of this trip is during
Published: June 8, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Tahoe Ridge Winery and Bistro has consolidated its efforts in Carson City after closing its Minden location, the owners announced Monday.The Minden location opened in 2009 after Tahoe Ridge moved operations out of Genoa. The company had operated in Nevada’s oldest town for six years.Spokesman Bill Long said that the model where the Minden location was the
Published: June 8, 2015
Thunder claps played back up for The Buddy Emmer Blues Band Saturday at the Family Support Council’s Grillin’ & Chillin’ Cook off in Minden Park. More than 300 people sampled barbecue from the 10 competitors, voting Team Appoggio’s baby back ribs the people’s choice winner. The threat of rain didn’t stop Gardnerville residents and home smokers, Terry Simmons and John
Published: June 8, 2015
Get your tickets now for Austin’s House Night at Aces Ballpark on July 7 when the Reno Aces play the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m. Only 300 right field reserved seats are available for $12 each. Six dollars of each ticket sold goes directly to benefit Austin’s House. “The Board of Directors cordially invites our community to join us
Published: June 8, 2015
Nov. 5, 1927 - June 5, 1015Born November 5, 1927, Margaret May Stork entered this world the second child of Willem and Mary Stork in the town of Hengelo, The Netherlands. May led an idyllic early life growing up in Western Europe until the winds of war touched their lives. Her father was able to secure passage for the family
Published: June 8, 2015
Carson Valley Days banners festoon businesses as Minden and Gardnerville prepare for the biggest party of the year.Boy Scout Troops 140, 240 and 340 spent the weekend installing the banners at businesses along the parade route from Minden to Lampe parks.On Saturday, the Carson Valley Days Parade takes center stage, which is defined as Esmeralda Avenue to Highway 395 to
Published: June 8, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — In a statement issued this morning, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said he won’t seek the U.S. Sente seat opened by the retirement of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.“I have said many times that it is an honor and a privilege to serve as Nevada’s Chief Executive and that I love my job,” Sandoval said. “My heart is in
Published: June 9, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — A Pleasantview man who allegedly left his 89-year-old mother in the car overnight is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Douglas County District Court. Lloyd Ghiglieri, 61, is facing an elder abuse charge after he waived his preliminary hearing in May.Douglas County School Board trustees are being asked to hold off on leasing Kingsbury Middle School.
Published: June 9, 2015
The 17-year-old Chateau project located just across the state line from Douglas County’s Lake Tahoe casino core received final approval last week, paving the way for a project that’s been under development or planned since 1998.The South Lake Tahoe City Council allocated 6,307 square feet of commercial floor area to Tahoe Stateline Ventures for the next phase of its Chateau
Published: June 9, 2015
On Wednesday, May 22 2015 Dr. Paul Joseph Fry Jr. passed away in his home in El Macero, California in the company of his family. Paul was born in Dixon, Illinois in 1931, the son of Paul J. and Lauretta M. Fry, is preceded in death by his wife, Dee, of 53 years and is survived by his six children,
Published: June 9, 2015
First, it looked like there wouldn’t be enough water. And then there was too much.Despite those challenges leading up to the 26th annual Kids’ Fishing Derby, more than 1,300 young anglers were attracted to Lampe Park for two days of fun — and more than a few large fish.“It went great, really smooth,” derby spokesperson Tiffany Ellis said on Sunday
Published: June 9, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A Pleasantview resident faces up to a year in jail after admitting he left his 94-year-old mother in the car for more than 24 hours, though he claimed he only thought she was outside for a few hours.Lloyd Ghiglieri, 61, pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor abuse or neglect of an elderly person in connection with the incident
Published: June 9, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A man accused of burglarizing homes in Chichester Estates and the woman who was driving the vehicle are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court today.According to documents filed in support of the arrest of Stockton resident Christopher Anthony Bernal, 22, Douglas County investigators were looking for a gray Pontiac with a Raider’s sticker on the
Published: June 9, 2015
Joyce Marty Hammerlun passed away on June 6, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born to Eugene and Thelma Marty in Tonopah, Nevada on July 5, 1940. She married John Holmstrom Jr. in 1957. She lived in Lovelock and then Reno where they raised their family. Joyce married Gene Hammerlun in 1997, and moved to Gardnerville. A woman of strong
Published: June 9, 2015
Bridgeport, Calif. — A head-on collision involving a box truck and two sedans north of Bridgeport resulted in one man being killed and two being helicoptered for treatment on Tuesday morning.According to the California Highway Patrol, the 10:13 a.m. collision closed Highway 395 for about two hours.The wreck involved a Freightliner box truck, a Nissan Versa and a Ford Fusion.
Published: June 9, 2015
A bill that would grant Nevada counties functional home rule was signed into law by Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday.Senate Bill 29 was proposed by the Nevada Association of Counties to allow counties to do some things without express approval of the Legislature.Under Nevada law, the counties operate under Dillon’s Rule, which limits their powers to those expressly granted by
Published: June 10, 2015
The Nevada Republican Alliance announces the First in the West Presidential Roundup to be held at The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys on Aug. 22. Invited candidates include Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz, Ms. Carly Fiorina, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Mike Pence, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen.
Published: June 10, 2015
After collecting stamps for his passport and spending the last eight years in Canada with his partner, Bradshaw has returned to Carson Valley to enjoy retirement, one game of fetch at a time. Reunited with Dana Pardee, who raised him before sending him off the Guide Dog for the Blind Program, Bradshaw will spend his retirement as a greeter at
Published: June 10, 2015
The largest number of travelers is expected to hit the road this Memorial Day holiday in the last decade.High gas prices, the Great Recession conspired to reduce the number of people planning to travel 50 miles or more during the three-day weekend, according to AAA annual survey.Of course for Carson Valley residents, that’s a trip to Reno and back, for
Published: June 10, 2015
Douglas County’s ambulance service is being driven toward bankruptcy and it’s not alone.On May 18, Douglas County commissioners sitting as the East Fork Fire District Board approved the district’s annual budget.This budget will be the first since the 1980s that doesn’t include the East Fork Paramedic District, which was dissolved last year in an effort to reduce costs.Since the enactment
Published: June 10, 2015
Brothers Grant and Wyatt Denny always shoot for No. 1 in any rodeo bareback riding event they enter.Nothing will change when the Carson Valley products compete together at the 67th College National Finals Rodeo on June 14-20 in Casper, Wyo. And on paper, their chances of challenging for a national title are pretty good.Wyatt, who just completed his second season
Published: June 10, 2015
Roughly 360 students will walk in tonight’s graduation ceremony at Douglas High School, it’s 100th.This will be the last class to have attended a Douglas High School with only three grades. The students who graduate tonight will have seen their school change drastically over the past year. Next year will be the centennial of the first class to graduate from
Published: June 10, 2015
You know things are bad when a college president is willing to go before the Nevada Legislature and complain they’re losing money because the college isn’t getting paid for students who get an “F.”As it turns out students failing classes would have cost Western Nevada College $300,000 in 2012, retired College President Carol Lucey said on Tuesday.One example presented by
Published: June 10, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Charcoal ashes in a plastic container are being blamed for a small house fire on Hornet Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos that occurred Monday night.East Fork Fire Battalion Chief Scott Fraser said the fire at 791 Hornet was producing a great deal of smoke when it was reported at 8 p.m.Firefighters originally issued a second alarm, but
Published: June 10, 2015
A Sparks man, who is facing five theft charges in Storey County, admitted a count of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.Craig E. Parrish, 46, is hoping he will be able to avoid prison by participating in the 3-5-year DUI court.Parrish was arrested on Genoa Lane on Jan. 17. At the time he was
Published: June 10, 2015
It has been more than 20 years since The Record-Courier sued the Douglas County School Board in order to obtain the names and backgrounds of nearly two-dozen candidates for superintendent.That ruling in August 1992 established that once the school board knows who the candidates are, they must reveal that information to the public.Over the past two decades public bodies have
Published: June 10, 2015
It’s been roughly a decade since we last heard county officials say they were having a hard time recruiting people.Back around 2005, we were having a hard time finding people willing to mow lawns or do other menial tasks. While having the parks superintendent manning the lawn mower was interesting, it wasn’t earth shattering.Then when the Great Recession hit, there
Published: June 10, 2015
It shouldn’t be a surprise that with the substantial population of elderly residents in Douglas County, that we’ve seen an increase in crime involving elderly perpetrators.On Tuesday, 68-year-old Topaz resident David Cantrell was sentenced to up to two decades in prison for beating his now 69-year-old wife and strangling her to the point where he though she was dead.Only six
Published: June 10, 2015
Seeing friends you haven’t seen in awhile is the perfect time to take pictures, and taking them at Carson Valley Days is even better.The Record-Courier is sponsoring a photo contest with the theme of Carson Valley Days.Submissions can range from selfies, to the parade, to games, to the carnival. Anything and everything that says Carson Valley Days we want to
Published: June 10, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Last summer’s flash floods had to be top of mind when Douglas County issued an alert on Tuesday reporting the National Weather Service had issued a watch for most of Northern Nevada.Moisture from tropical storm Blanca poured into Western Nevada, prompting flooding concerns.But Wednesday’s flooding in eastern Carson Valley was a pale reflection of the monsoon-generated storms
Published: June 10, 2015
Rain was not one of the more than 100 invited guests at the opening of the Carson Valley Days Carnival on Wednesday. The first people to spin in the spider and twist in the spinning tug boat were guests of the Carson Valley 20/30 Club as part of special kids night, the precursor to four more nights of the carnival.
Published: June 11, 2015
Justin Timberlake is about to bring it on down to Tahoeville. On Wednesday it was announced that Timberlake will be playing the 26th annual American Century Championship and his presence is expected to lend itself to record crowds at the celebrity golf tournament.Actor and musical artist Timberlake will join athletes and entertainers for the first time this summer at the
Published: June 11, 2015
Several troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, as well as other employees for the Department of Public Safety, will be volunteering their time to raise money for Special Olympics Nevada and California today at the Hard Rock Café, located in Harvey’s Casino at Stateline. Public safety employees will be serving as volunteer waiters and waitresses as they assist the restaurant
Published: June 11, 2015
Carson City, Nev. — The man who has steered Western Nevada College over the past 18 months was chosen Thursday to be its permanent president.Chet Burton was unanimously approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Regents, who filled the post without going through a national search.System Chancellor Dan Klaich and regents praised Burton for the job he has done
Published: June 11, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Once honored as top dog, Douglas County Sheriff’s K-9 Hondo died Thursday on his way to the veterinarian.Hondo, 9, retired May1, 2014, after nearly eight years with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.According to a story written by R-C reporter Sheila Gardner, Sgt. David Stanley received Hondo as a 6-week-old puppy.His sister Bella worked with Joe Duffy.The German
Published: June 11, 2015
today3-11 p.m. Carnival9 a.m.-8 p.m. Art Show at CVIC Hall, Minden. Artist’s reception 6-8 p.m.5-7 p.m. Live music by White Hats8-10 p.m. Live music by Worn Out Welcome8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live music by Deception behind Buckaroo’sSaturday6-11 a.m. Firefighter’s Breakfast at Gardnerville Station 27 a.m. Parade registration. Line up on County Road.7:30 a.m. Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run
Published: June 12, 2015
Minden residents Bill and Rocky Barth have spent years tilling the soil, planting and replanting, getting just the right mix of produce for their farm.The fruits of their labor have paid off, and the couple is having an open house 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20 at Bella Vista Farm LLC.“We have five greenhouses,” Bill said. “We have 1,800 tomato plants,
Published: June 12, 2015
With help from the audience, characters Prettya and Uglya were transported from Chickentown Maybe to Emerald Town in an adaptation of “Mother Hulda.”The Brüka Theatre kicked off the Douglas County Public Library’s summer reading program Tuesday night in the CVIC Hall.“It’s a Brothers Grimm household tale,” said Mary Bennett, producing artistic director. “All of them have a moral, all of
Published: June 12, 2015
Never ask directions of someone who isn’t really sure of the difference between up and down or right and left. In last week’s column I tried to give you directions to Jacob’s Berry Farm. If you really want to know how to get there, go to their website; don’t ask me. I’m directionally challenged.Our Blue Grass in the Barn at
Published: June 12, 2015
Franny Ramos has been on the cover of online magazines before, but has yet to live her childhood dream of walking a runway.The Gardnerville resident’s dream is coming true Sept. 12 during the Miss Curvy Nevada USA at Eldorado Casino in Reno. “Being a part of this is absolutely huge to me,” the 43-year-old said. “I’ve been wanting to do
Published: June 12, 2015
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Douglas County School District is offering the Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. The week begins on June 22, with Lauren Spires serving as director of the Illuminate program.“It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation,” organizers said.
Published: June 12, 2015
After the flurry of getting the garden in, it was nice to take my coffee out this morning for a tour. We’ve been focusing on converting ornamentals to edibles, because I can’t help thinking that in the high desert, in the middle of a long drought, if I’m going to water something, I should at least get something we can
Published: June 12, 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 Deception plays on the back deck of Buckaroos 8 p.m.-1 a.m. today. Sponsored by Buckaroos, NV Ugly and The French Bar. Karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight, DJ Clay plays 12:30
Published: June 12, 2015
May 11, 1944 - May 15, 2015On May 15, 2015 in Reno, NV, Janet Asmann, a Gardnerville resident, passed away. She was 71. Her husband and daughter were by her side as she passed peacefully. Born in Waukegan, Illinois to Jacob and Stella Severin, Janet grew up in Livermore, California. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. She graduated from
Published: June 12, 2015
Northern Nevada Title Company in Gardnerville and its parent company Fidelity National Financial, proudly announces their newest escrow team member, Rishele Thompson.She began her career in the escrow industry in 1998, in Carson City, Nevada. Rishele’s level of experience has predominantly been commercial, resale and subdivision transactions.Thompson was born and raised in Carson City.She graduated from Carson City High School
Published: June 12, 2015
In the movie, “Field of Dreams,” Kevin Costner has a premonition; “Build it and they will come,” and you know the rest of the story. People flocked to his baseball diamond in an Iowa cornfield like lemmings. Gary and Debbie La Fleur, two perfectly normal people, also had a premonition. Instead of Kevin Costner’s cornfield they carved out 20 acres
Published: June 12, 2015
There is an ominous similarity in the words of the founding fathers of our nation and the ancient words of Moses when he delivered the ten commandments to Israel. Moses warned the people in Deuteronomy 28:15-28, “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments
Published: June 12, 2015
Placing an ear tag and giving a lip tattoo, new Nevada Department of Wildlife member Heather Reich processed a bear Friday for release. The two-year-old, 140 pound male bear was captured off of Joy Lake Road in the Galena States area on Thursday. It was the 29th bear to be captured this season. “We were getting reports that a bear
Published: June 12, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Last, but not least in this morning’s Carson Valley Days Parade, The Sierra Stompers stacked their way down Highway 395 drawing cheers and applause from the crowd.Having participated in the parade for more than a dozen years founding member Jake Munoz said they are one of the favorites.“It started out as a joke, and we said,’I wonder
Published: June 13, 2015
Construction starts Monday on the final phase of the freeway bypass — a day many in the capital thought they’d never see.But don’t expect to drive over the road stretching from Carson’s northern boundary to Spooner Junction anytime soon. The final four miles of freeway will take nearly two full construction seasons to complete. Depending on the weather, that could
Published: June 14, 2015
A couple accused of burglarizing a home in Chichester Estates appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday.Christopher Bernal, 22, and Alexandra Samorano, 25, were informed of the charges against them.Bernal faces a felony burglary charge in connection with a break-in on Brooke Way that occurred on Tuesday.Samorano is accused of being the get-away-car driver in the burglary.Deputies believe the
Published: June 14, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Carson Valley Lions put up U.S. flags in Carson Valley on Sunday in honor of Flag Day.Six times a year, the service club lines downtown Minden and Gardnerville streets with flags, according to member Ron Santi.Local businesses sign up for the service, which is one of the major fundraisers for the Lions Club.Flag Day marks the date
Published: June 14, 2015
Reno, Nev. — The most published house in Nevada can now be found on the MLS listings.The Stremmel House, which has appeared in numerous design and home magazines, is on the market for just under $5.5 million.Owned by Peter and Turkey Stremmel, owners of Stremmel Gallery, the house sits on a hill west of Reno with 360-degree views of the
Published: June 15, 2015
Zephyr Cove, Nev. — An Antioch, Calif., woman was killed on Friday night when a motorist strayed into the path of her motorcycle, causing a head-on collision.Amber R. Hallmark, 53, was identified on Monday as the motorcyclist . Hallmark was traveling south on Highway 50 at about 8 p.m. when a Nissan Versa driven by Washington resident Alma J. Jaramillo-Garcia,
Published: June 15, 2015
Park Heritage is pretty spry for an outfit that’s 140 years old.With the completion of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Overland Restaurant, the company and its 400 employees were honored on Thursday with a Douglas County Entrepreneur Spotlight Award.Jon Park accepted the award at the third annual Financial State of the County held at the Carson Valley
Published: June 15, 2015
The 10th season of Movies in the Park will open on Friday at dusk in Heritage Park with “Jumanji.” Residents, friends and visitors can bring a picnic or enjoy the snacks provided by the Lions Club/ Girl Scout Troop, Pizza Factory Minden, Lalee Pops and the Douglas High Music Boosters. On July 10 catch “Remember the Titans,” on July 31
Published: June 15, 2015
“Every Hero Has a Story” is the theme for the summer reading program at the Douglas County Public Library. They will have a Tuesday building club every week through July 21. The library will provide Lego Bricks for program use. Children attending the building club will learn tips and tricks to build projects based on a story read to them
Published: June 15, 2015
An early morning Carson Valley Day fracas in the parking lot behind the downtown Gardnerville bars resulted in two arrests.At about 1:20 a.m. deputies saw a crowd gather as two men were fighting. The deputy noticed one fall to the ground and another punching him in the face.Several people watching the fight pulled the second man away. He was walking
Published: June 15, 2015
Carson City, Nev. — After a brief ceremony to get the public officials out of the way, Road and Highway Builders got to work Monday on the final stretch of the Carson bypass.“This was 50 years in the making,” said Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell. “My father in 1964 was quoted in the paper saying ‘don’t build the bypass; it’ll
Published: June 16, 2015
Drugs or alcohol are suspected to be involved in a fatal collision in Washoe Valley early Sunday morning.A Carson City driver allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 580 in Washoe Valley, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.A 1995 Honda Accord driven Jackie Contreras, 34, was southbound in the freeway’s northbound lanes with its headlights off when it collided with
Published: June 16, 2015
The first thing that comes to mind for safety is obviously not to have an active fire on the ground that can start a large fire, especially with our drought condition. Also, don’t put charcoal embers or anything else that is still burning in a container that could catch fire, such as a plastic bucket.Second is highway driving. We have
Published: June 16, 2015
An antique embroidered chair used by former church pastors is one of hundreds of items for sale at this weekend’s rummage sale.The Carson Valley United Methodist Church is having its annual sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.“We don’t really know the age of it, but you can tell by looking at it that it’s old,” co-chairwoman
Published: June 16, 2015
Douglas County Republican Women awarded three scholarships to Douglas High School seniors Christine Liddell, Nick Abreu and Hannah-Beth Tems.U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei congratulated Hannah-Beth and Nick. Nick will be attending Pitzer College majoring in pre-medicine. He has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years and on the honor roll for four years. While at Douglas High
Published: June 16, 2015
East Valley Road will be closed for roadwork between Downs Drive and Stephanie Way starting 6:30 a.m. today.The Douglas County Road Division will be paving that part of road, according to a notice issued on Tuesday.There will be no driveway access during work hours, which will wrap up at 4 p.m. each day, weather permitting.That section of East Valley Road
Published: June 16, 2015
Tyler Sickler cruised home as the overall winner on Saturday at the eighth annual Carson Valley Days Walk Jog Run.Sickler, who runs for California State University Sacramento, clocked a 17:01.3 to lead a field of 126 runners and walkers over the 5-kilometer route that finished at Lampe Park. The event was hosted by the Partnership of Community Resources.Sickler was the
Published: June 16, 2015
It was an “A-Game” weekend at the 36th annual Carson Valley Days Outlaws Slow-Pitch Softball Invitational. Both the A-Game men’s and coed teams from Carson City walked off with championship honors in their respective divisions during a two-day event that attracted 24 teams to Lampe Park. The A-Game men’s team went right down to the wire in its division, coming
Published: June 16, 2015
A brand new season begins for Little League in western Nevada on Wednesday when District I Tournament play begins at Governor’s Field in Carson City. Carson Valley’s 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12-year-old squads all open on June 25. The Carson Valley 11-12 team faces Reno American in its opening round contest. The tournament championship games are scheduled to be played on
Published: June 16, 2015
The long delayed expansion of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant will have to happen by 2018 in order to meet demand, according to a report prepared for the county.Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to meet noon Thursday for a workshop on the plant’s future.According to the report prepared by firm CH2M Hill, the plant can continue to meet its
Published: June 16, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — Dead-tree firewood cutting areas in the Carson Ranger District will open June 22, and live-tree firewood cutting areas on July 25. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District will open woodcutting areas in Dog Valley, Hope Valley, and the Leviathan-Poor Boy areas, as well as trees already on the ground with or without green needles in the
Published: June 16, 2015

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