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Elks BingoTahoe-Douglas Elks host Bingo today at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Doors open at 5 p.m. Warm ups 6:30, regular games 7, Cover all Jackpot Progressive at $1,050 with 47 or less numbers. The Power Ball jackpot is at $55. Must be 21 to participate. Refreshments. Information, 265-5120 or 267-1362.Basket WeavingThe Douglas County Historical Society is hosting
Published: September 4, 2015
The Nevada Wolf Pack passed their first test of the season Thursday night at Mackay Stadium.New starting quarterback Tyler Stewart completed 13 of 20 passes for 163 yards and one touchdown as the Wolf Pack turned back the UC Davis Aggies 31-17 in front of a season-opening crowd of 21,483.The victory over the Football Championship Sub-division Aggies, though, wasn’t the
Published: September 4, 2015
A little discipline on defense and versatility on offense carried the Douglas High volleyball team a long way on Wednesday night.Throw in the benefits of Talyn Jackson handling the ball, one way or another, and you have a formula that carried the Tigers all the way to a come-from-behind 3-1 victory at home against Yerington. Jackson produced a quadruple double
Published: September 4, 2015
TODAYDouglas — North Valleys football at Douglas, 7 p.m. Douglas boys soccer vs. Fernley, 1 p.m., Spring Creek Cup. Douglas cross country at University of Nevada Twilight Meet, 6:50 p.m., Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, Sparks.Sierra Lutheran — Volleyball vs. Dayton, 4:30 p.m., vs. Antelope, Calif., 6:30 p.m., North Tahoe Tournament, Tahoe City.Coleville — Football at Eureka, 7 p.m.SATURDAYDouglas — Douglas
Published: September 4, 2015
There will be no lack of motivation for the Douglas High football team when it takes on North Valleys tonight at Keith Roman Field.For one, a special pregame tribute will be held in memory of former head coach Bill Coverley, who passed away on March 14 after a battle with cancer. Coverley was the Tigers’ head coach between 1970-84, during
Published: September 4, 2015
The Douglas High boys soccer team battled defending Northern Division I Region Tournament champion North Valleys right down to the wire before dropping a 1-0 decision at home on Wednesday.North Valleys (2-0 league, 3-2 overall) scored in the 76th minute to break up a defensive struggle in the Northern Division I cross-over contest. The Panthers also knocked off Bishop Manogue
Published: September 4, 2015
Nine-year-old Sierra Boettger won the Girls 12-and-under age group at the Caughlin Athletic Club Open held Saturday and Sunday in Reno.Sierra, the No. 2 seed, cruised through her first-round match, 6-0, 6-1, then won in the semifinals on a tie-breaker against Elayna Avansino of Reno. Sierra split the first two games, 6-0 and 2-6, then won the tie-breaker 10-2.In the
Published: September 4, 2015
Inviting people out to Alpine County to crunch in the newly turning leaves, the second annual Alpine Aspen Festival in scenic Hope Valley, Calif. is Oct. 10-11. This event is hosted by the Alpine Watershed Group and Friends of Hope Valley and features events throughout the weekend that celebrate the beauty, ecology and history of Alpine County. Live music and
Published: September 4, 2015
For just over a decade Carson Valley United Methodist Church has been offering a hand up to the community in a retail-oriented way. The church’s outreach ministry, Helping Hands Antique Thrift Store, will thank the very community they serve for their continued support this Labor Day weekend. “Everything we make we turn around and put right back into the community,”
Published: September 4, 2015
The speed tables that were installed on Wildrose and Deseret avenues earlier this summer have proven to slow down speeders, but some residents are not happy about the new additions. Charles Gillies and Debra Vanegas both spoke against the speedtables, saying that they caused unnecessary noise, disrupted the community, and took down their property value. “I am greatly disturbed by
Published: September 4, 2015
A man awaiting sentencing in a July 2014 statutory sexual seduction case faces charges that he violated his bail conditions by smoking marijuana.Jordan Schroeder, 23, allegedly had sex with two minors during the Fourth of July weekend in 2014. He met the girls online, before inviting them over to his house for a “kickback.” Two other men also came over
Published: September 4, 2015
While beef jerky and wine may seem like an odd pairing, the duo will be encouraged at the Carson Valley Art Association’s Art Faire in the Barn Saturday. Hosted by Trimmer’s Outpost in Genoa, the art faire will showcase art association members’ pieces and the public is encouraged to drop by between 11 a.m.-5 p.m.“We wanted a more neighborly, fun,
Published: September 4, 2015
The Vitality Plan co-champions headed out to the town boards to propose a streamlined version of a plan to improve roads and trails across Douglas County.Studies for extending the Virginia & Truckee Railway to Minden, a gondola from Foothill to Heavenly, a ferry across Lake Tahoe, have all be jettisoned from the plan Jacques and Dominic Etchegoyhen are presenting to
Published: September 4, 2015
Nevada’s oldest Lutheran congregation celebrates its 120th anniversary on Sept. 20.Trinity Lutheran Church was organized and built in 1895 near what is now known as Lutheran Bridge in Gardnerville. The congregation will gather 9:30 a.m. for fellowship time, where memorabilia will be available. A church service will be 10 a.m. with some former Trinity pastors participating, and there will be
Published: September 4, 2015
Connectivity project unnecessaryEditor:My name is Heidi Howes and I moved to Gardnerville about three years ago. I am amazed that in this day and age you all are even considering such unnecessary projects that will only benefit a few.Stop and think, none of the proposed will benefit the masses who live here, especially those who are on a fixed income
Published: September 4, 2015
Carson Valley Community Theatre is selling tickets for its upcoming production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” a comedy about the misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks solitude in a small New England town. The show, written by John Patrick and directed by Dave Josten, follows Myra Marlowe to Beaver Haven in New England, where she writes her
Published: September 4, 2015
California authorities have until Wednesday to pick up a man wanted for allegedly hopping freights in Madera County.Adam Ray Kuntz, 31, was arrested Aug. 30 after he was found at an illegal campground behind the Nevada Department of Transportation yard on Highway 50 above Carson City.Kuntz is wanted on a warrant issued out of Madera County, Calif., for trespassing on
Published: September 4, 2015
While July’s gaming numbers were essentially flat statewide, the Carson Valley area had a banner month, reporting a 10.35 percent increase in total win to $8.98 million.Game and Table win was up just 1.5 percent in the area, which includes the East Fork Township as well as Carson City. But slot win was up $836,000 over the same month of
Published: September 4, 2015
A proposal to raise three taxes to improve roads and trails in Douglas County is expected to go before Douglas County commissioners in October.Gardnerville Town Board members endorsed a new proposal that drops studies for the Virginia & Truckee Railway, a gondola from Foothill to Heavenly and a ferry across Lake Tahoe and adds money to repair and maintain regional
Published: September 4, 2015
A proposal to mine gravel to help subsidize the construction of a sewer pond by Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 was panned by residents at the Minden Town Board on Wednesday night.“You have to be smarter than this whole thing, it’s a sham,” said Butch Marcione. “Trucks are going to be going in and coming out.”Engineer Robert Anderson representing
Published: September 4, 2015
All 15 players on the Douglas High girls tennis team saw action on Tuesday in a 16-2 Northern Division I victory against North Valleys in Reno. Sophomore Kari Coziahr defeated three straight opponents in her debut as a singles player, including a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Panthers’ No. 1 player Cassidy Christy.The doubles team of Terra Williams and Kaitlyn
Published: September 3, 2015
The Douglas High freshman volleyball team has started its season with seven straight wins, including a championship Saturday at the Truckee JV/freshman tournament.Douglas defeated Truckee, Lowry and Fallon in pool play and capped off the tournament with a win against Woodcreek (Roseville, Calif.) in the championship match.The Tigers played their home debut Tuesday and emerged with a 3-0 win over
Published: September 3, 2015
Candy, crafts, and family fun will once again bring visitors together for a weekend that pays tribute to history. Genoa is home to a few hundred people, but the annual Candy Dance and Arts and Crafts Faire will bring around 30,000 visitors to the small town.The Candy Dance started in 1919 in an effort to raise money for streetlights, and
Published: September 1, 2015
Call it Muralville.On Tuesday, the first of two murals for Sharkey’s Casino were installed and the Town of Gardnerville discussed the installation of a Basque mural on the Mason’s Hall.The Basque mural project has been in the works for three years, according to Main Street Gardnerville Director Paula Lochridge. The former Pyrenees was just one of the four homes proposed
Published: September 1, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — The discovery of a dead woman in the living room of a Gardnerville home on Tuesday evening led to a standoff which closed off the main access into Chichester Estates for three hours.Douglas County deputies responded at 7:30 p.m. to a home in the 1400 block of Edlesborough Circle for a suspicious circumstance report.Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Pat
Published: September 1, 2015
Two black bears, trapped on Tuesday at Crystal Bay, were released on Wednesday morning in the mountains above Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. A 6-year old, 150-pound sow was caught along with her cub near where the bears were later released. The release was witnessed by a small gathering of about 20 people according to Nevada Department of Wildlife Black Bear
Published: September 2, 2015
Authorities are requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempt to burn down the house of a Carson City judge.The Carson City Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro. With the most
Published: September 3, 2015
Residents of the neighborhood adjoining Lampe Park debated something that anyone living next to public land would recognize.For years a gate has joined the 36-home Sunset Park subdivision to Lampe, and on Tuesday some residents asked that the gate be closed forever.About two-dozen residents attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Committee, but only half favored shutting
Published: September 2, 2015
The temptation to start a fire in the Sierra Nevada might increase as nighttime temperatures decrease over this Labor Day weekend.National Weather Service Forecasters are predicting a cold snap Friday and Saturday night with temperatures down to within 2 degrees of freezing.Windy conditions and a chance of rain may make the first week of September feel more like October. A
Published: September 2, 2015
A woman found dead in her living room on Tuesday night was identified as Gardnerville resident 82-year-old Phyllis Lewis.Her husband, 86-year-old William Lewis, was in the home at 1471 Edlesborough Circle when deputies found her body, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.He’d barricaded himself in the house and was taken away on a gurney after officers learned he
Published: September 2, 2015
Spamming social media with people dangling orange spoons off their noses is one way Carson Valley Community Food Closet is hoping to fight hunger in the Douglas County. September is national Hunger Action month and the food closet will be participating for the second year. “We are on the cusp of our busiest time of year,” Director of Carson Valley
Published: September 2, 2015
TODAYDouglas — North Valleys boys soccer at Douglas, 3:30 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. JV. Yerington volleyball at Douglas, 3:45 p.m. freshmen, 5 p.m. JV, 6:15 p.m. varsity.THURSDAYDouglas — Bishop Manogue boys tennis at Douglas, 3 p.m., Douglas girls at Bishop Manogue, 3 p.m. North Valleys football at Douglas, 3:30 p.m. freshmen, 5:45 p.m. JV.Sierra Lutheran — Volleyball at North Tahoe,
Published: September 2, 2015
All things considered Brian Polian was proud of what his Nevada Wolf Pack football team accomplished in 2014.“There’s no doubt from Year One (2013) to Year Two (2014) we made significant strides,” said Polian, who will open his third year as the Wolf Pack head coach Thursday night at Mackay Stadium against UC Davis. “We went from a 4-8 team
Published: September 2, 2015
Aaron Ross was inducted into the Douglas High School Football Hall of Fame Friday not for any play he ever made on the field, but for the inspiration he brought to it. Then again, Ross is a special young man who worked through blindness to contribute to Douglas football as a manager, including recognition as the varsity’s Most Valuable Person
Published: September 2, 2015
Freshman Lauren Hickman and senior Emma Sperry enjoyed successful debuts for the Douglas High girls golf team Monday, and in the process, helped the Tigers capture second-place during their Sierra League season-opening match in Carson City.Hickman, Sperry and senior Mari Pimental all cracked the top 10 on the individual leaderboard as Douglas posted a solid team score of 357, only
Published: September 2, 2015
Smith Valley started fast on its way to a 46-12 season-opening 8-man football victory at Coleville on Saturday afternoon.Smith Valley took a 26-6 halftime lead against a young Coleville squad.Quarterback Andrew Robles threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score in his debut as Coleville’s quarterback. The sophomore completed 4 of 11 passes for 35 yards, including a touchdown
Published: September 1, 2015
If you were to ask Ann-Sofie Allen, age is no obstacle when it comes to playing golf, Allen, 56, recently shot a three-round low gross score of 241 to successfully defend her title at the Genoa Lakes Ladies’ Golf Club’s 2015 Club Championship Tournament held on Aug. 18, 20 and 25.And to add icing to her cake for the month
Published: September 1, 2015
Even though quarterback Ryan Salerno rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, the Sierra Lutheran High football team made its official debut with a 56-26 loss at Tonopah on Friday night.Alex Westre scored on a 35-yard run and running back Cole Contreras rushed for 34 yards and one touchdown to add some spark for the Falcons in the non-league 8-man
Published: September 1, 2015
It’s going to be a dusty time on the playa for Burners this week as winds pick up on Wednesday and Thursday.A fire weather watch has been issued starting noon Wednesday for and lasting until 9 p.m.The wind will continue on Thursday, which will bring nighttime temperatures down into the 30s.Minden is forecast to drop to within 2 degrees of
Published: September 1, 2015
Everyone is welcome to join Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at 7 a.m. Sunday for the 4th annual Remembrance Run as the Nevada Guard commemorates the lives of the four victims of the Sept. 6, 2011, International House of Pancakes shooting incident in Carson City.The free, informal, untimed 5-kilometer run/walk is set to start in the parking lot at
Published: September 1, 2015
With less than an hour left before the 5 p.m. Monday deadline, the Coalition for Nevada’s Future filed suit in Carson City District Court to block the petition that seeks to have voters block the 2015 legislative tax package.The petition was filed Aug. 10 by anti-tax protesters led by Chuck Muth challenging the entire text of Senate Bill 483, the
Published: September 1, 2015
Apr. 13, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2015Eugene (Gene) Smith was born in Pine Creek, in Modoc County, California, and was raised in Sacramento. He lived in Lake Tahoe with his family for 20 years, before making his home in northern Nevada. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a master
Published: August 31, 2015
A vehicle collision at Kingsbury Grade and the Chart House knocked out electricity to 1,446 NV Energy customers in the area for about two hours on Monday.Traffic was snarled at the scene of the accident, reported at 2:16 p.m., which took out a power pole. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies reported no injuries as a result of the collision. The vehicle
Published: August 31, 2015
For those who follow cross country around Northern Nevada, here are a couple of information items that can be gathered from the cross country season-opening Douglas Class Races on Friday at Lampe Park.One, very little separates the top four or five Northern Division I boys teams. And two, the Douglas Tigers appear primed to run with any of those teams.In
Published: August 31, 2015
The 25th annual Sertoma Oktoberfest is running a little early this year Sept. 13 in Heritage Park.Sponsored by the Carson Valley Sertoma Club, the celebration is noon-5 p.m. with German food, drink, games and music.Polka music is provided by the Gruber Family Band.The Sertomans will be selling bratwurst, knockwurst, potato salad, Sauerkraut, strudel and German beer.Battle Born Wines will be
Published: August 31, 2015
A historical walking tour of downtown Markleeville, “Footsteps Through Time,” is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, starring characters from Alpine County’s past. Mining baron “Lord Chalmers,” the most influential man in Alpine County, he learned early in life to live well on other people’s money? Lady Antoinette “Nettie” Chalmers, a woman who created plenty of gossip, her tragic life
Published: August 31, 2015
WELLINGTON — The state engineer met with water rights holders in Mason and Smith valleys this week to outline the procedure for a possible cutback in their water. Jason King started the meeting here in Smith Valley Thursday with a summary of what is ahead for farmers and ranchers next season. “These are the important take home points,” said King.
Published: August 31, 2015
The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two youth golf programs in September.Junior Golf Academy for 7-16 year olds will be held Sept. 8-10 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club’s Ranch Course. Golf pro Gary Louie will offer instruction on fundamental swing mechanics, short game, putting, rules, etiquette and equipment.Instruction will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost
Published: August 30, 2015
MONDAYDouglas — Girls golf at Sierra League tournament, 11 a.m., Eagle Valley Golf Course East.TUESDAYDouglas — North Valleys boys tennis at Douglas, 3 p.m. Girls tennis at North Valleys, 3 p.m. Fallon volleyball at Douglas, 6 p.m.WEDNESDAYDouglas — North Valleys boys soccer at Douglas, 3:30 p.m. Yerington volleyball at Douglas, 6:15 p.m.
Published: August 30, 2015
It has been 50 years since the Class of 1965 graduated from Douglas County High School.While they didn’t attend high school in the building that now houses the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, they did go to middle school there, and had to walk by the old school to attend high school.Of the 44 graduates, 14 classmates and two
Published: August 29, 2015
Just 22 seconds into its season opener on Friday night, the Douglas High football team had some early momentum after quarterback Bryce James ran 69 yards for a touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage.As it turns out, the Tigers might have wished the clock showed 22 seconds left to play in the game.Instead, McQueen rallied to score 20
Published: August 29, 2015
Eleven different players contributed for the Douglas High girls tennis team in its season-opening 16-2 victory at home against Galena on Thursday afternoon.Douglas swept all nine doubles matches and received wins from five singles players during a rematch between teams that met in the Northern Division I Region Tournament semifinals in 2014. Douglas won that match and went on to
Published: August 29, 2015
For the second time in a week the Nevada Department of Wildlife has had to euthanize a black bear as a threat to public safety in the Lake Tahoe basin. A yearling female bear, about 18 months of age, was trapped during the evening hours between Thursday night and Friday morning in the Kingsbury area of Douglas County. The trap
Published: August 28, 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 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today. Karaoke 9 p.m.- midnight Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension
Published: August 28, 2015
Guitarist Shane Dwight will wrap up this summer’s Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department 2015 GE Family Concert Series 6-8 p.m. Friday in Minden Park.“Native Californian Shane Dwight relocated to Nashville in 2009 to further his musical career. Within six months of arriving on the scene, he swiftly attained a solid reputation as a ‘guitar slinger’ in his newly adopted
Published: August 28, 2015
Editor’s Note: The Tahoe Daily Tribune’s William Ferchland wrote this story in 2005 to mark 25 years since the Harvey’s bombing. It has been updated.Thursday marked 35 years since the largest bomb attack on a U.S. building until terrorists tried to take out the World Trade Center in 1993. Disguised as a large copy machine, the bomb that exploded Aug.
Published: August 28, 2015
Beginning Tuesday the Douglas County Animal Shelter will adjust its office hours of operation.The new operating hours are as follows:The Shelter will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours on Saturday will be 10 a.m. to noon and then 1-5 p.m. The Shelter will be closed on Sundays.These changes are necessary to respond to current staffing
Published: August 28, 2015
A bird holding a French fry in its beak will emblazon the T-shirts of “Team Timmy” as a way of honoring a friend who lived life like “a bird who found a French fry in a parking lot” at Suicide Prevention Network’s 9th annual “Walk in Memory – Walk for Hope.”Honoring instead mourning those who committed suicide, walkers and memorial
Published: August 28, 2015
A seventh member has been arrested in connection with the “Pillowcase Bandits” — a burglary ring that hit Carson City, Douglas and Washoe counties in the last year.On Wednesday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office arrested Bob Stover, after serving a search warrant on his residence and reportedly finding hundreds of pieces of stolen property related to the burglaries. He was
Published: August 28, 2015
Two men accused in the burglary, robbery and exploitation of a 74-year-old Minden resident appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday.According to the victim, Sonny Sterio, 41, and Michael John, 39, followed him from the Carson City Smith’s to Home Depot telling him that they would detail his car. They asked him what medication he was taking for pain
Published: August 28, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man connected with a theft at the Big 5 Store in the Ironwood Center in Minden.The man and six juveniles entered the store 4:05 p.m. Aug. 5, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.As the man was paying for a candy bar, the juveniles were allegedly taking products from their
Published: August 28, 2015
A Minden psychic, who was arrested in July 2014 and released on probation for obtaining money under false pretenses, did not show up for court on Tuesday.Helen Welch, 65, former owner of the Little Psychic Shop, was scheduled in court to discuss paying restitution for a vehicle she got one of her victims to cosign for.“She needs to be able
Published: August 28, 2015
A 61-year-old Carson City man is expected to admit charges of trafficking and sales of a controlled substance, his attorney told a judge on Wednesday.Dennis Walter Myers appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with his attorney Maria Pence.Myers is waiving a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest for allegedly selling methamphetamine, heroin and oxycontin.Myers’ Carson City neighbors
Published: August 28, 2015
The Nevada Department of Wildlife killed a black bear on Tuesday after it was deemed a public safety threat for displaying overly bold behavior in Incline Village.NDOW spokesman Chris Healy confirmed the 9-year-old, 450-pound male bear was captured some time overnight Monday off of Village Boulevard.It was tranquilized and put down on Tuesday.The bruin has become a nuisance to Incline
Published: August 28, 2015
Never mind that the Douglas High girls soccer team lost nine starters from its 2014 Northern Division I championship roster. The Tigers have reloaded and are once again headed into their new season with some high aspirations.At the same time, coach Werner Christen is completely aware of the challenge that awaits.“I think the kids realize what the situation is as
Published: August 27, 2015
A lot of questions remain to be answered as the Douglas High football team prepares for its regular season opener tonight at home against McQueen.A young and relatively inexperience squad of Tigers — 13 varsity returnees from 2014 — will look to answer some of those questions in a 7 p.m. non-league contest at Keith Roman Field. This is also
Published: August 27, 2015
It’s been some time since the Douglas High boys soccer team made its last postseason appearance with a runner-up finish at the 2009 Northern 4A Region Tournament.With 11 varsity returnees on the roster, five of whom are third- or fourth-year veterans, the Tigers have good reason to be optimistic about their prospects this fall. Coach Milko Vasquez is well aware
Published: August 27, 2015
Hello fellow anglers. The weather has cooled down a little and the fishing has started to pick up around the area. Last weekend, I took a trip early Saturday morning up to the East Carson River above Markleeville. The mornings are cold, but warmed up around 7:30. I fished a few long stretches of the river where I have never
Published: August 27, 2015
The annual Elks Soccer Shoot competition is Saturday at Lampe Park.The contest is open to all boys and girls in the following divisions — 7 and under, 8 and 9, 10 and 11, and 12-13. Contact 265-1723 for more information.Fall Classic tennis in Carson CityThe 2015 Carson Tennis Club Fall Classic is set for Sept. 11-13 at Centennial Park in
Published: August 27, 2015
TODAYDouglas — JV boys soccer tournament, Douglas vs. North Tahoe, 1 p.m. Douglas Class Races cross country meet, 3 p.m., Lampe Park. Girls soccer vs. Montgomery (Santa Rosa, Calif.), 4 p.m. JV, 6 p.m. varsity, South Tahoe Middle School. McQueen football at Douglas, 7 p.m., Keith Roman Field. Volleyball at 25th annual Las Vegas Invitational, vs. Ramona, 3 p.m., Foothill
Published: August 27, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Douglas County’s denial of a solar power generation facility on Park Cattle land north of Muller Lane has been challenged in district court.Greenstone Renewables is seeking judicial review of county commissioners’ July 2 decision to uphold an appeal of a special use permit granted by the Douglas County Planning Commission.Cited in the lawsuit were neighbors of the
Published: August 27, 2015
An early court ruling has dealt a blow to the expansion of environmental rules to affect any body of water deemed a tributary to one regulated by the federal government.The “Waters of the United States” regulations have been challenged by several states including Nevada.Federal Chief District Judge Ralph Erickson granted a preliminary injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency and the
Published: August 27, 2015
After working more than a year to build a new football program, the Sierra Lutheran High School Falcons are prepared to take flight into their inaugural season.Sierra Lutheran, playing Division IV 8-man football, open Friday with a 6 p.m. non-league game at Tonopah. For coach Jacob Schumacher and the Falcons, this has been a long-awaited date after they played a
Published: August 27, 2015
Improvement is going to be key for a young Coleville High football team that opens its season Saturday at home against Smith Valley.The opener, which kicks off at 1 p.m., is a non-league game between Northern Division IV 8-man football rivals. The rivals play a league game on Sept. 26 at Smith Valley.With a 19-player roster that includes three seniors
Published: August 27, 2015
Very little has changed from last year as far as the Sierra League volleyball playoff picture is concerned. The top four teams are back with many familiar faces on the court to compete for the league lead — and for the top of the Northern Division I mountain overall.Just consider that three of those teams were semifinalists in the 2014
Published: August 27, 2015
Greater sage grouse conservation on private lands will receive another $211 million through the Sage Grouse Initiative over the next three years.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service issued the announcement on Thursday morning.The bird is under consideration for listing as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A report issued last week by the
Published: August 27, 2015
The Douglas Center for Hope and Healing’s first annual grief camp for children and teens ages 7-17. Camp Hope was held at Round Hill Pines at Lake Tahoe. Sixteen attended the first day camp on July 11 along with trained board members and group facilitators from the nonprofit. “Camp Hope’s focus was to provide a comfortable and safe place for
Published: August 27, 2015
Spencer Flanders, 15, has been named the West Region Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for his leadership in the fight against tobacco. Spencer was honored at a gala in the nation’s capital on May 15 along with a national winner, three other U.S. regional winners and a group winner. Spencer is a sophomore at
Published: August 26, 2015
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said on Tuesday he fully expects legislation reviving the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump project to be passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.“It’ll get 400 votes in the House in the 114th Congress,” he said in an interview on Tuesday. “It’s a bipartisan issue and it’s going to come out.”But Amodei said he thinks the plan
Published: August 26, 2015
Even though Douglas High football coach Ernie Monfiletto says a lot of work remains to be done, he believes the Tigers made some positive progress last Friday during their preseason scrimmage at Fernley.“I think we’re going to be fine if we do the things we’re supposed to,” Monfiletto said. “We need to continue the progress we’ve shown over the summer
Published: August 26, 2015
Numbers-wise, the Douglas High cross country team has never been in better shape.With a turnout of 73 runners, coach Jay Frey is upbeat about prospects for both the boys and girls teams coming into their season opening Douglas Class Races on Friday at Lampe Park.The Douglas girls are two-time region meet champions and the boys team has qualified for the
Published: August 26, 2015
Two Carson Valley softball players, Ruby Jacobsen and Brooke Walter, helped Nevada Stealth win the 12U division title at the recent All-World World Series in Carson City. Stealth went undefeated in seven games despite fielding a young roster in which all but two of its players are 10U eligible.The team scored 78 runs and allowed 17 in those seven games.
Published: August 26, 2015
Marc Menezes carded a net 64 to capture a four-stroke victory Sunday during the Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club individual stroke play tournament.Menezes won Flight A, while Charley Serafine and Dan Essary both shot 68 to place second and third respectively at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Ties were resolved by scores on selected holes.Matt Lindsey won Flight B with
Published: August 26, 2015
Kaila DuffySwimmingDouglas DolfinsKaila turned in solid performances at the Western Senior Zone Championships in Clovis, Calif. and the High Country League Championships at the Carson Valley Swim Center. She clocked a strong 1:09.81 in the 100-meter butterfly at the zone meet meet. Kaila and Justin both took off a huge amount of time from their previous personal bests this summer,
Published: August 26, 2015
FALLON — With a crippling left hook, Reno’s Oscar Vasquez sent the crowd into a frenzy.The 28-year-old Hug High grad blasted Jose Toribio with a kidney shot, paralyzing the San Diego fighter and dropping him to the canvas to score a knockout win in the seventh round during Saturday’s eighth annual Fallon Fights at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.Vasquez, a 122-pound
Published: August 26, 2015
The Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation presents the Fall Classic Golf Tournament at Genoa Lakes Golf Club on Sept. 18. In addition to golf, breakfast, barbecue, a craft beer tasting sponsored by Deschutes Brewery and be able to participate in the hole in one contest where a $30,000 cash prize will be awarded. Detailed information on event sponsorship opportunities
Published: August 26, 2015
The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation has awarded a $10,352 grant to the nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch to assist that organization in its work operating the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just outside of Minden.The grant will pay for many of the park’s core operating expenses, such as internet access, website hosting, telephone service, music
Published: August 26, 2015
Prior to the USAF Thunderbirds landing in Reno to perform in the Minden air show I met one of their pilots, Major Joshua Boudreaux, through a mutual friend. Despite, from what I imagine is countless requests, he graciously took the time to show my three children and several of their friends his jet. He talked to them on their level
Published: August 26, 2015
A lawsuit challenging Douglas County’s ownership of the Jobs Peak Ranch water system has been remanded back to district court The lawsuit was filed in district court in 2009 after homeowners learned that a development agreement with the county would eventually lead to higher rates and a consolidated water system.Jobs Peak Ranch Attorney Kelly Chase said that his clients have
Published: August 26, 2015
The rubber began to wear thin on John Cristl’s career as a mechanic at his shop All American Tire. Just two months shy of his 76th birthday, the company he owned for 40 years changed hands, and names slightly. “He (John) was still putting in 40 hours a week, and so the impetus of selling the business was a matter
Published: August 26, 2015
Carson Valley Toastmasters Club has earned Select Distinguished by completing 7 of 10 annual goals set by Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization, focusing in communication and leadership skills.The Distinguished Club Program recognizes clubs that provide the supportive and positive learning environment that leads to member success.Meeting occurs every Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in Taildragger Café located at
Published: August 26, 2015
Legislative and business leaders gathered at Zephyr Cove in Lake Tahoe to discuss the Lake’s future on Monday.Chris Bently, chief executive officer of Bently Enterprises, said his first sunburn happened on the beaches around Round Hill Pines Beach as a kid.Partnerships are essential Lake Tahoe’s continued success and protection, speakers at the 19th annual summit since President Clinton opened the
Published: August 24, 2015
A proposal to sell gravel to help defray the cost of building a new sewer pond for a Lake Tahoe sewer district may require a rehearing by the Douglas County Planning Commission.The new plan had yet to be submitted to county planners on Tuesday.Douglas County planning commissioners approved a permit on Dec. 9, 2013, for a new pond for the
Published: August 26, 2015
A New Mexico man who was camping near Kahle Drive faces numerous charges related to an alleged attack on a Stateline woman.Jerry Hipley, 24, of Ruidoso, N.M., was arrested on 9 p.m. Aug. 19 after deputies responded to a report of a home invasion in the apartments near Kahle Meadow.According to the sheriff’s report, the victim told deputies she was
Published: August 26, 2015
A planned refinishing of the wooden floors will result in parts of the Carson Valley Community & Senior Center being closed starting Sept. 5.According to the county, the fitness area and track will reopen 6 a.m. Sept. 14. The gym and racquetball courts will reopen 6 a.m. Sept. 21.The senior dining room will also be closed a week for refinishing
Published: August 26, 2015
One could call James Garner the “Fan in Black.”The musician and Johnny Cash fan will bring his tribute to the legendary songwriter to South Shore’s Valhalla Boathouse Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 26.“While James is not a Johnny Cash impersonator, he is a Johnny Cash fan (a really big one),” according to Garner’s online biography. “James became hooked on Cash’s music at
Published: August 26, 2015
Coyotes attacking dogs on trails prompted Carson City’s Parks and Recreation Department to issue a warning Monday to pet owners.“It appears most of these incidents have occurred on the trails in east Carson City,” according to the department, “specifically at the Riverview Park Wetlands Trail, Empire Ranch Trail and the Mexican Ditch Trail.”Scott Fahrenbruch, the department’s deputy director, elaborated on
Published: August 25, 2015
With virtually all hands back from a lineup that finished as the Northern Division I and state tournament runner-up in 2014, the Douglas High girls tennis squad is headed into its new season brimming with optimism.Junior Madelyn Landerfelt returns as the two-time region girls singles tournament runner-up for the Tigers, who start their season Thursday at home against Galena in
Published: August 25, 2015
THURSDAYDouglas — Galena girls tennis at Douglas, 3 p.m., boys tennis at Galena, 3 p.m. Boys soccer at North Tahoe, 3:30 p.m. varsity, 5 p.m. JV. McQueen freshman football at Douglas, 3:30 p.m., McQueen JV at Douglas, 5:45 p.m.FRIDAYDouglas — JV boys soccer tournament, Douglas vs. North Tahoe, 1 p.m. Douglas Class Races cross country meet, 3 p.m., Lampe Park.
Published: August 25, 2015
Genoa, Nev. — We may see some smoke from the 51,794-ace Rough Fire burning in Kings Canyon National Park due west of Independence. Mono and Inyo counties will get the worst of it, but the Weather Service says haze could get as far north as Interstate 80.The Associated Press picked up a Lake Tahoe News story that the El Dorado
Published: August 25, 2015

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