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Calls from concerned parents about threats to Coleville High School students and staff warranted the arrest of a male juvenile.On Feb. 4, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received calls from concerned parents regarding threats to students and staff at the school from a fellow student.The Mono County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the complaints. During the investigation, the officers were able
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Oct. 06. 1934 - Jan. 20, 2016Doris was born on October 6, 1934 in Pomona CA and was granted her angel wings on January 20, 2016. Doris fought a courageous battle to the end and passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Carson Tahoe Continuing Care Hospital in Carson City. Doris spent her final days surrounded by her loving
Published: January 29, 2016
May 25, 1928 - Jan 25, 2016Leonard Syatauw passed away on January 25, 2016 peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. Leo was born in Indonesia and immigrated to Holland in 1954 and moved to America in 1960. He raised five children in the SF bay area and retired as an engineer from Lockheed Missiles and Space. He enjoyed hiking, working
Published: January 29, 2016
Feb. 4, 1926 - Dec. 30, 2015Richard Carty passed away peacefully on December 30, 2015 at Gardnerville, Nevada. He was born to Herbert and Marie Carty on February 4, 1926 at the family’s farm home outside Blandinsville, Illinois. He attended a one-room school, followed by graduation from Blandinsville High School. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy he married
Published: January 29, 2016
Family Support Council never expected to fill a room past capacity during their open forum about their newest program, Jessie’s Ranch, on Thursday. The more than successful turnout of parents of adults with disabilities, was evidence of the excitement and momentum the program has already generated. With hopes of helping their first adults as early as August, FSC was pleasantly
Published: January 29, 2016
Top 10 finishes by Danner Hillman, Sean Dunkelman and Bryan Harris helped the Douglas High boys alpine team capture second-place Monday during a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom at Heavenly Mountain Resort.The Tigers scored 184 points, only 16 points behind South Tahoe in the boys team standings, and Whittell was a close third with 180. Douglas finished third in the
Published: January 29, 2016
There’s a big reason why Carson High’s boys basketball team sits atop the Sierra League with five games left in the regular season — defense.The Senators are stingy when it comes to giving up points, and they proved it again Tuesday night in their 64-50 win over arch rival Douglas at Morse Burley Gym.Carson improved to 11-0 in league while
Published: January 29, 2016
Before taking the court to face arch rival Carson Tuesday night, the Douglas High girls basketball team heard a message from coach Werner Christen.“I told them this was just another game,” Christen said, adding with a laugh. “I tried to feed them a line of baloney and they didn’t bite. I was trying to calm them down, but they knew
Published: January 29, 2016
Hello fellow anglers. The holidays are over and we have great things to look forward to. It is only 93 days until the California fishing season, 43 days until Daylight Saving Time begins, and now that we are past the winter solstice, each day will be lighter one minute longer until June 30. Those are just a few things to
Published: January 29, 2016
While Shane Trivitt may not be the biggest guy around, that didn’t phase the Douglas High School freshman wrestler one bit on Wednesday night. All Trivitt did was move up two weight classes and won his 126-pound match by fall, although the performance wasn’t enough for the Tigers to keep pace in a 50-26 Sierra League dual meet defeat at
Published: January 29, 2016
Nevada Assemblyman Jim Wheeler announced he is endorsing County Commission District 1 candidate Dave Nelson.“Dave’s fiscal experience when combined with his in-depth knowledge of county affairs make him an ideal candidate,” Wheeler said.Wheeler made the announcement at a gathering of 70 people at Hamdog’s Restaurant in Gardnerville, according to Nelson’s campaign manager Jan Muzzy.“I am proud to support a man
Published: January 29, 2016
An admitted car thief was in court on Tuesday for a probation violation. Dalton Forbes, 20, was doing well the last time he was in court, with Judge Tod Young congratulating his success, which was short-lived. Forbes was originally arrested for grand larceny in 2014.He had a case pending in East Fork Justice Court and a court date in Sparks
Published: January 29, 2016
A mental health hold was lifted for a Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of holding a gun to a 16-year-old neighbor girl’s head on New Year’s Eve.Gary Walker, 69, must still post bail to be released from custody. The victim’s family says they are afraid Walker will be released.Attorney Kris Brown told the court that they are seeking a spot
Published: January 29, 2016
Johnson Lane resident Larry Werner agreed to be interim county manager pending approval by county commissioners on Thursday.Werner served as interim county manager before the hiring of Jim Nichols. According to the county, Werner will be paid $172,008 with a car allowance of $700 per monthHe would start work March 7 under a contract with his company, BHC Consultants, that
Published: January 28, 2016
A Tonopah low has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm watch for Sunday.Snow accumulations of 3-6 inches, with a possibility of up to 8 inches in places are possible for the eastern Sierra slope from Reno to Hawthorne.Friday night saw 1.4 inches of rain fall north of Genoa. Kirkwood Ski Resort reported 4 inches of new
Published: January 28, 2016
Little Miss and Mr. Douglas County Pageant is looking for contestants for the 2016 competition. Entries are currently being taken for the pageant that will take place Feb. 20 at 1697 County Road in Minden. There are eight categories for entrants ranging in age from newborn to 17 years old. Contestants up to 5 years old will compete in modeling
Published: January 28, 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 Karaoke 9 p.m.-midnight, DJ Clay 12:30-3:30 a.m. Saturday. Buckaroos offers free pool on Wednesdays. Buckaroos is located at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, 782-9693. Cooperative Extension BuildingRegistration is being accepted for
Published: January 28, 2016
For those considering a hobby in watercolors, a local artist will demonstrate what the artform entails. Teri Sweeney Studios will be offering a 6-week Introduction to Watercolor workshop onThursday afternoons beginning Feb. 4.This workshop will introduce students to the supplies and techniques used in watercolor painting. Students will be given an overview of the most cost effective supplies to purchase
Published: January 28, 2016
Sierra Lutheran High School celebrated its winter homecoming Friday night 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 lead early and keeping it. Grace Bonafede had 14 points and 13 rebounds (seven on the offensive end). Brynna Hansen had 14 rebounds
Published: January 28, 2016
Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis is seeking election to the office she was appointed to last year.Lewis, 44, called the last year one of the most rewarding of her career. “In the next year, the clerk-treasurer’s office will be very busy,” she said. “We are currently evaluating a new cash receipting system and preparing to implement a new marriage license application software.”The
Published: January 28, 2016
The jobless rate in Douglas County dropped to 6 percent in December, according to figures released by the state.The 1,336 workers who remain on the unemployment rolls are fewest during all of 2015, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.According to the state, 21,099 residents are working in Douglas County.Unemployment numbers do not include those for whom
Published: January 28, 2016
A hiker wearing a headlamp turned out to be the source of a flashing light reported as a downed aircraft on Thursday.Douglas County Dispatch received a report from a Gardnerville Ranchos resident that there appeared to be a plane down about halfway on Jobs Peak at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday.East Fork Fire District and sheriff’s personnel responded to the area of
Published: January 28, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — Last night, it sounded like emergency personnel were coming to the conclusion there was no aircraft down on Jobs Peak, but I’ll follow up today on both that and the at-speed-limit pursuit that occurred between Mottsville and Genoa. The City of South Lake Tahoe sent out a notice that sandbags are available over the weekend. That sounds
Published: January 28, 2016
A motions hearing for Trent Getty was closed to the public and the press on Wednesday morning at the request of his attorneys.Judge Tod Young granted the motion to exclude the public and the press, though he said that some portions of the hearings could be open.Maria Pence and Jamie Henry are representing Getty, who has been in custody for
Published: January 27, 2016
Ryan Adams and Blake Murray were individual silver medal winners and the Douglas High wrestling team finished eighth at the 16th annual Vaquero Classic Friday and Saturday in Fernley.Douglas scored 109 points to tie Pershing County (Lovelock) for eighth-place in the 30-team field.Adams won three of his four matches in the 120-pound weight class. The junior outpointed Battle Mountain’s DeAndre
Published: January 27, 2016
Memberships are now available for the Empire Ranch Senior Men’s Golf Club 2016 season. Applications may be obtained at the Empire Ranch Pro Shop at 1876 Fair Way, Carson City. Members must be at least 55 years old to join. The club has scheduled 34 weekly tournaments on Wednesday mornings, of which eight are played at other local area golf
Published: January 27, 2016
Longtime Carson Valley Medical Center spokeswoman Shannon Albert has been selected to serve as the center’s interim chief executive officer effective Tuesday. Albert is the center’s director of development and outreach, and has worked there for 12 years, according to information released on Wednesday.“She has been integral in the development and implementation of the strategic direction and initiatives for the
Published: January 27, 2016
August 8. 1929 – January 15, 2016Jose Yglesias of Minden, Nevada passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, January 15, 2016. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., the only child of Maria and Jose Castro Yglesias, who emigrated from the mountains of Galicia, Spain, at the turn of the century. Jose attended St. John’s college High School.
Published: January 27, 2016
With a name almost as long as her life, Carson Valley resident Sarah Elizabeth Dotson Otradovec, celebrated her 102nd birthday Friday. Surrounded by friends and part of her family at a quite lunch at Katie’s, Dotson Otradovec shared her secret to longevity, much like sharing a recipe. “I didn’t drink. I didn’t smoke,” she said. “I didn’t use sugar. I
Published: January 27, 2016
Most wouldn’t associate the word chaos with a fitness class.At Mommy and Me Strength Training, a new class at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, chaos is welcome. “There are moms working out and kids playing. There are moms that are using babies as weights and then there are other moms that have to stop and nurse or take
Published: January 27, 2016
Douglas County residents will have to wait until March before they find out who will be representing them at the Miss Nevada Pageant this year.With only four candidates seeking the Miss Carson City and Miss Douglas County titles on Saturday, no one received the Douglas crown.Carson Middle School student Savanah Ray was named Miss Douglas County Outstanding Teen.The new Miss
Published: January 25, 2016
A local resident and East Fork Gallery member shares her watercolor talent with the Valley monthly through beginner classes. Artist Vickie Kingman’s next watercolor class will begin Feb. 8 at the UNR Coopertive Extension Building in Gardnerville. February’s class will be painting flowers, focusing on work with opposite color combinations. Beginning painters are welcome. Classes are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every
Published: January 27, 2016
The search for a new county manager may have to wait until the results of the election are known.County Commissioner Steve Thaler pointed out that three of the commission seats were up for election this year.“There could be three new people here,” he said. Commission Chairman Doug Johnson is term-limited and not permitted to run for another term on the
Published: January 27, 2016
Not willing to bet that El Niño will end the drought, Douglas County will move forward with work on the intakes for the Cave Rock water system.Last summer’s water shortage had the county’s Lake Tahoe water systems close to declaring a drought emergency.The Lake was so low that the intake pipes were rising above the surface near the shore, where
Published: January 26, 2016
A Gardnerville man with five instances of driving under the influence on his record will spend at least the next year in prison. Delaine Marshall, 46, had his DUI Court diversion program revoked and his underlying sentence for a felony third DUI imposed. He was originally arrested Aug. 30, 2012, after rolling his vehicle at Kimmerling and Highway 88. While
Published: January 26, 2016
Five games remain on the Douglas High boys basketball team’s schedule as it heads into the regular season homestretch.Now for the good news. First, after the Tigers play tonight at Wooster, three of their last four Sierra League games will be played at home, a stretch that includes crucial tests against playoff challengers Galena, Bishop Manogue and Carson. Second, the
Published: January 26, 2016
Round two of the Sierra League season gets under way Friday night when the Douglas High girls basketball team travels to Reno to face Wooster.Douglas, which took a 4-6 league record (7-11 overall) into its game against Carson on Tuesday night, will look to get past Wooster and gain momentum moving toward the Northern Division I Region Tournament, which starts
Published: January 26, 2016
Nearly a sixth of Douglas County’s homes have been tested for radon, which is the highest participation in the state.“There are still a lot more houses that need testing,” said Susan Howe of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. “It’s the only way to find out if you have radon.”There’s a good reason why participation in Douglas County is so
Published: January 13, 2016
A new ordinance allowing industrial solar generating facilities in Douglas County could include requirements for studies, including the environmental impact of the plant.A public meeting on the proposed ordinance was held Monday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, where 45 residents heard a presentation and shared their comments.The county implemented a moratorium on new projects after rejecting two
Published: January 26, 2016
Published: January 26, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A Gardnerville man is scheduled to be arraigned on a felony theft charge today in Douglas County District Court. Daniel Redding, 23, was allegedly inside the Jacks Valley Target after closing.Gardnerville topped the SmartAsset list on best places to retire in Nevada. Western Nevada locations occupied the top four spots, with Carson City, Fallon and Incline Village
Published: January 26, 2016
The old saw says if you see a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck. I would suggest that if the penny’s embedded in the floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, picking it up might earn you some trouble.The tile in the building’s front hall is shinier, and there’s a 1916 penny installed in the
Published: January 25, 2016
At one time, Bill Tomerlin was Nevada’s youngest licensed casino operator. Named businessman of the year in 1984 by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tomerlin was construction manager for the Carson Valley Inn, developed the Meadowdale Center and Meridian Business Park and was a long-time supporter of the Minden-Tahoe Airport.Tomerlin died in Carson Valley on Jan. 16, at age
Published: January 25, 2016
NORDEN, Calif. — Authorities may seek prosecution against a man who allegedly triggered an avalanche while reportedly skiing in a closed-off area Friday at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit.According to a Wednesday morning statement from Sugar Bowl, Christian Michael Mares triggered the slide at about 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 15 “after knowingly traversing” into an area of the East
Published: January 25, 2016
Genoa, Nev. — A Gardnerville man is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on a felony domestic violence case. Tristan David Cassidy, 29, allegedly throttled the victim during a drunken argument. There are road controls over Kingsbury and along Highway 50 north past Spooner Junction this morning. Heavenly received an inch of new snow last night. That must
Published: January 25, 2016
A man who fired a shotgun inside a house waived a hearing on Wednesday and his attorney said he will enter a guilty plea for felony domestic battery with strangulation.Mathew Meinen, 38, is facing 1-5 years in prison under a plea deal announced in East Fork Justice Court.He is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Feb. 1.According
Published: January 25, 2016
A fire in a travel trailer that threatened a residential propane tank closed Fish Springs Road on Sunday afternoon.Firefighters and deputies responded to the 2:15 p.m. fire call in the 2100 block of road, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.Residents were evacuated by sheriff’s deputies, while East Fork firefighters extinguished the fire that destroyed a 24-foot travel trailer and was
Published: January 25, 2016
Danner Hillman and Tara Cottrill posted top-four finishes and the Douglas High alpine squad finished second overall Tuesday during a Tahoe Basin Ski League dual slalom at Heavenly Ski Resort.Hillman placed second in the boys competition and Cottrill fourth.Hillman advanced to the final round before he lost out against Truckee’s Max Wingard. Hillman got past Truckee’s Noah Williams in the
Published: January 24, 2016
MONDAYDouglas — Tahoe Basin Ski League race at Heavenly Ski Resort.TUESDAYDouglas — Basketball at Carson, 3:30 p.m. JV girls, 5:15 p.m. varsity girls, 7 p.m. varsity boys. Carson basketball at Douglas, frosh girls, 3:30 p.m., frosh boys, 5:15 p.m., JV boys, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAYDouglas — Damonte Ranch wrestling at Douglas, 6 p.m.
Published: January 24, 2016

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