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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 this week the Nevada Department of Wildlife has had to euthanize a black bear as a threat to public safety. 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 was set earlier this week after
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
A Gardnerville man, who was serving a six-month sentence for punching a man in the face in April, will go to prison for 18-60 months for doing the same thing to a fellow inmate.Nicholas Langston, 32, was serving a jail sentence at the time of the battery. He admitted to punching another inmate and then kicking him after he’d fallen.District
Published: August 24, 2015
Minden, Nev. — A Carson City man is free after posting a $175,012 bond in connection with his arrest for allegedly trying to extort $900 from an elderly Minden resident.Michael John, 39, and Sonny Sterio, 41, are denying they followed an infirm 74-year-old to his home after allegedly accosting him at a Carson grocery store parking lotSterio, a Fresno resident,
Published: August 24, 2015
May 4, 1937 - Aug. 9, 2015Judge Norm ‘Robbie’ Robison May 4, 1937 - Aug. 9, 2015 Judge Norm ‘Robbie’ Robison passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening at 11:12 pm after a short illness. He was 78 years old. Born May 4, 1937 he grew up in Elsinore, California and joined the Navy in 1954. He met his soon-to-be wife, Jeanette,
Published: August 24, 2015
Feb 02, 1955 - Aug 13, 2015Wes was born in Lodi, California on February 2, 1955 and entered eternal peace in Gardnerville on August 13, 2015. Wes spent his childhood in Woodfords, California as well as Douglas County. He was a long time employee of Sharkey’s where he would be seen at numerous events including the Cow Pasture Boxing. Wes
Published: August 24, 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 24, 2015
Douglas High School is launching its fall sports season this week with a full schedule of regular season events involving five sports.Friday will be Hall of Fame night for the Douglas football team, which kicks off its season with a nonleague game against the tradition-laden McQueen Lancers.Regular season action actually begins on Thursday when the Douglas girls and boys tennis
Published: August 24, 2015
Published: August 24, 2015
A Sacramento man is seeking diversion on a felony drunken driving charge.Lucas A. Taylor, 35, is facing a maximum of up to six years in prison and a $5,000 fine after he was pulled over March 13 on Highway 50 near Marla Bay.Taylor had a .218 blood alcohol content. District Judge Tod Young set his sentencing date for Oct. 27.
Published: August 24, 2015
For five months, Norman McCormick has been walking the halls of Carson Valley Senior Living in preparation to take to the skies. The 80-year-old Navy veteran was one of six from the senior living facility to take flights courtesy of Ageless Aviation Dreams. “I enjoyed the whole thing,” McCormick said of his ride in the Stearman Biplane. “They taught me
Published: August 24, 2015
Major environmental policies, state and federal politicians, and a litany of ideas debut Monday at the 2015 Lake Tahoe Environmental Summit in Zephyr Cove.The meat of the conference deals with topics that maintain Lake Tahoe’s spirit and safety, whether through policy or hands-on initiatives.“It’s a chance to bring together all the state and federal leaders, members of Washoe Tribe, and
Published: August 24, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Aviation Roundup guests left this weekend’s show with cricks in their necks, but smiles on their faces.The Thunderbirds and other performers drew a weekend crowd of about 30,000 spectators to the Minden-Tahoe Airport, according to Manager Bobbi Thompson.“I don’t miss an air show if I have an opportunity to go,” Los Angeles-based private pilot Travis Abbott said.
Published: August 23, 2015
A twinkle comes across Dick Mann’s eyes when he talks about his countless memories from a motorcycle racing career.Now 81, the Carson Valley resident no longer rides motorcyles, although he remains in touch with the sport he loves — and brought him 24 wins in national events from 1958-72. And make no mistake about it, there is no way he
Published: August 22, 2015
The question of the day at Minden-Tahoe Airport on Friday was whether it was too smoky for the Thunderbirds to perform.The answer was an emphatic, “No.”Visibility was seven miles today, according to a post on the county’s Facebook Page.The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, where smog on a day like Friday isn’t unusual.Smoke and
Published: August 21, 2015
ZEPHYR COVE — Students trickled in to Zephyr Cove Elementary School early Monday morning, some greeted by Pedro Kinner, a.k.a., “Cubby,” and others by Principal Nancy Cauley and Douglas County School Superintendent Teri White.Cauley said it would be a year of firsts for the elementary school, especially with some new faces at school this year.“We’re focusing on teaching students expected
Published: August 21, 2015
Sep. 18, 1920 - Aug. 7, 2015Almon L. Copley, 94, longtime resident of the Gardnerville/Minden area died peacefully on August 7. Copley was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 18, 1920 and was raised in Buffalo, New York. He graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1941 and received his M.B.A. from Harvard in
Published: August 21, 2015
June 18, 1927 - Aug.14, 2015Patricia Tupa, 88, was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 1927, and passed away on August 14, 2015, at her home in Minden, Nevada, surrounded by her family. Patricia was the daughter of Norman J. and Louise Carey Lawler. She lived in various parts of the country as her father moved to different problem
Published: August 21, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual fall hunter safety class Saturday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, 1038 Buckeye Road. The cost is $5. The Carson Valley Chukar Club will pay for students under 18.Persons who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate that is valid to purchase a hunting license anywhere
Published: August 21, 2015
Justin “J.D.” Adie will make his return to Mixed Martial Arts competition on Sept. 26 when he faces Austin Haggerty in a heavyweight bout at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.For Adie, 38, a Carson Valley resident, this will be a rematch and his first MMA fight since on Sept. 28, 2013 when he stopped Haggerty of Paradise, Calif. at
Published: August 21, 2015
A turnout of 473 people was on hand last Friday for the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout.First-year University of Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman was the guest speaker during the event, held to benefit MEFIYI, Dias Con Cristo Retreat Organization, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere and CC Meneley Elementary School ball fields. “We are truly thankful
Published: August 21, 2015
Young Danner Hillman has had a busy debut season riding for the Alta Alpina Cycling Club.Hillman, 16, has won no less than three events since May and competed in two national events on the road and trails since joining the Alta Alpina program this spring.The Douglas High School junior’s highlight came at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals on July
Published: August 21, 2015
The first jet aircraft to fly over Carson Valley was piloted by Minden resident Clarence Godecke around 70 years ago toward the end of World War II.Godecke recalls that as a test pilot at McClellan Field in California he checked out on a P-80 Shooting Star.He said he flew the length of Carson Valley. Everyone heard the aircraft overhead, but
Published: August 21, 2015
Led by a core of 13 returning varsity veterans, 10 of whom are seniors, the Douglas High football team will take its first step toward the 2015 regular season tonight with a scrimmage in Fernley.The Tigers and Division I-A Fernley Vaqueros varsity teams will square off for their scrimmage at 7 p.m. The freshman and JV teams are also scheduled
Published: August 21, 2015
Undefeated Saul Rodriguez will take on Ramsey Luna Saturday in the main event of the eighth annual Fallon Fights.The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Churchill County Fairgrounds and will feature a slew of small, energetic yet furious fighters on a national stage. All bouts are below 154 pounds so fans can expect a bevy of fights heavy on
Published: August 21, 2015
Oct. 13, 1942 - Aug. 11, 2015Clete was born to Anton and Magdalen Wandler in New England, ND. He was raised on a farm and graduated from Haynes High School. After high school, Clete joined the United States Army and served for 2 years. After proudly serving his country, he returned home and began working for Adams County Creamery inHettinger,
Published: August 21, 2015
Sep. 22, 1931 - Aug. 4, 2015Francis (Frank) G Linehan, 83, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2015. Frank was born September 22, 1931 in Chicopee, MA. Frank was in the USMC Reserves when he and his only brother Patrick were called to active duty during the Korean War and served from 1950 to 1952 in the 2nd Marine Corp
Published: August 21, 2015
Military veterans of all ages will be honored at the 5th Annual Aviation Roundup, this weekend at Minden-Tahoe Airport. Among those veterans being recognized is Dr. Kyle Swanson, an orthopedic surgeon with Tahoe Orthopedics & Sport Medicine in Carson City and Lake Tahoe. The Army veteran served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where he performed surgeries to treat soldiers
Published: August 21, 2015
A bookkeeper, who admitted taking $120,000 from a Storey County business, will have to wait for his sentencing in that case to find out if he will serve time for a felony DUI in Douglas County.Craig E. Parrish, 48, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft, and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4 in Virginia City.Rather than sentence
Published: August 21, 2015
Just like the book written by Ed Youngblood suggests, Dick Mann truly was a “Mann of His Time.”And even at age 81, the Carson Valley resident still has a crystal clear view — not to mention countless memories — of a sport in which he attained Hall of Fame stature during a professional career that spanned from the early 1950s
Published: August 21, 2015
Minden, Nev. — Business came to a screeching halt in Carson Valley on Thursday afternoon as residents and shopkeepers stepped outside to watch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds streak across the sky.As many as 10-15,000 visitors are expected to attend this weekend’s Aviation Roundup at Minden-Tahoe Airport.After buzzing Carson Valley, the Thunderbirds landed at Reno-Tahoe Airport where they talked about
Published: August 21, 2015
RENO —“The warrior would emerge.” That’s how Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong described the sacrifice of his fallen Deputy Carl Howell during Thursday’s service in his honor.More than a 1,000 people gathered at a service inside the Reno Events Center on Thursday to honor the late Carson City deputy.Howell was killed Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance call.Officers from
Published: August 21, 2015
While it’s a sure bet that there will be a strong El Niño this winter, it’s even money whether that will mean an end to the four-year drought in Western Nevada.Western Nevada and the Central Sierra don’t always benefit from a strong El Niño, National Weather Service forecasters said in a video released Thursday.University of Nevada, Reno, Associate Professor Stephanie
Published: August 21, 2015
Aug. 26, 1942 - July 26, 2015Linda Lee McMillen passed away on July 26, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born August 26, 1942 in Compton, California to Flavel B. and Dorothy M. Harris. She was preceded in death by her adored husband, Charles, and is survived by her daughter Jacqueline, sister Betty June Wienke, brother-in-law Thomas
Published: August 21, 2015
Native freshwater mussels are being plucked from a section of the Upper Truckee River near the Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe in preparation for diverting the river in 2016 as part of the Upper Truckee River Reach 5 Restoration Project. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is using all-terrain vehicles and coolers filled with river
Published: August 21, 2015
A procession for fallen deputy Deputy Carl Howell has arrived at the Reno Events Center, 400 North Center St. The public is invited.The funeral for will include a multi-agency processional from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office to the Reno Events Center before the service today. Howell was killed Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance call. The processional began at
Published: August 20, 2015
With between 10,000 and 15,000 visitors expected at Minden-Tahoe Airport for the Aviation Roundup this weekend, there are some things folks should know, like how to get there.Driving south on Highway 395 from Carson City, motorists should turn left on Johnson Lane at the stop light. The left turn lane at Airport Road will be closed.After turning onto Johnson Lane,
Published: August 20, 2015
A board of directors for Nevada’s second Main Street program was appointed Wednesday by the Minden Town Board.Minden Main Street directors are President Bobbi Thompson, Vice President Michael Nelson, Secretary Heidi Saucedo and Organization Committee Chair Susan Barry, who with Town Board liasion Charlie Condron, bring more 80 years residency in the Valley.Board member skills include business operations, fundraising, marketing,
Published: August 20, 2015
Two work sessions will occupy most of Douglas County commissioners time and attention this afternoon at their meeting in Stateline. The workshops will deal discuss analysis of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant and a policy on cleaning private culverts and potential funding for a flooding improvements. No action may be taken today on either issue. The workshop is 11:30
Published: August 20, 2015
Visitors to Nevada’s oldest town could be able to log onto free Wi-Fi by Candy Dance, but they may find the service a little limited during the annual fundraiser that attracts up to 30,000 people.The Douglas County Redevelopment Agency approved $20,000 to fund the Genoa Main Street Wi-Fi Project on Aug. 6.Genoa Candy Dance Art & Crafts Faire and Genoa
Published: August 19, 2015
Bre WilliamsSoftballPau-Wa-LuBre had a big summer season for the Carson Valley HotShots U10 team. As the team’s ace pitcher, she threw eight no-hitters in 22 games with 168 strike outs. Her tenacity in the pitching circle earned her the nickname “Warrior.” She also had the third highest batting average on the team (.556) with 31 RBI.
Published: August 19, 2015
The annual Elks Soccer Shoot Competition is set for Aug. 29 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. You don’t need to be an AYSO player to participate.Contact 265-1723 for more information.Douglas girls soccer alumni game MondayThe Douglas Tigers’ annual
Published: August 19, 2015
University of Nevada men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman was clear in his message on Friday night to fans gathered at the sixth annual Jethro’s Charity King Crab Feed & Steak Cookout.That is, Musselman explained that first-place is the only place to be. “Second-place, third-place, fourth-place … that’s not what we’re here to try and do,” Musselman told an audience of
Published: August 19, 2015
The Douglas Dolfins Swim Team hosted its annual High Country League Championships on Aug. 7-9 at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Included in the meet were all teams from Zone 4 of Pacific Swimming, including the Bishop Swim Team, Carson, Douglas, Lakeridge, Mammoth, Northern Nevada, Reno and Tahoe. Swimmers from Elko, Aquasol Swim Team, Fallon, Lassen, Northern Sierra, Plumas, Sparks,
Published: August 19, 2015
Published: August 19, 2015
Champion dog Inde took home first place finishes in the extreme division during the Splash Dogs competition this weekend in Gardnerville.The Belgian malinois owned by Carson City resident Michon Mills took first place in the extreme division.Inde’s longest jump was 27.08 feet during the fourth heat.Oreo, owned by Minden resident Heather Paterson-Lewis won a first place in the pro division
Published: August 17, 2015
Two men claiming to be media representatives wanting to cover the Walker Fire were detained on Monday after Mono County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the fire command post in Lee Vining.Aaron Browne, 44, of Meadow Vista, Calif., and Payton Ware, 33, of Elk Grove, Calif., presented credentials that aroused the suspicions of the incident management staff. Browne and Ware were
Published: August 19, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — With a capacity of 600 students, brand new five-story Peavine Hall could hold all of the 547 Douglas County students expected to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, this fall. The hall opens to students next week for the semester.Officials expect 21,000 students to attend the land-grant university founded in 1874, including 83 Douglas County freshmen, as
Published: August 13, 2015
Gardnerville, Nev. — In celebration of his sixth birthday, “Luke” started off the Splash Dogs competition Saturday with a 20-foot, 9-inch jump.More than 100 dogs participated in the second annual dog dock diving event in Heritage Park.“That’s not his personal best, but he has fun, and that’s what it’s all about,” Luke’s owner Dawn Nelson said. “This makes him happy.”This
Published: August 15, 2015
A 225-pound black bear was darted after he was treed near Ranchos Aspen Park on Sunday.Nevada Wildlife Biologist Carl Lackey said the bear was released near Hobart Lake on Monday.Lackey said that residents had been reporting sightings of the bear, who was climbing fences from backyard to backyard on Sunday morning.A deputy responding to reports found the 5-year-old male up
Published: August 18, 2015
Residents of Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District and USDA Rural Development Nevada celebrated the approval of $3.8 million in loan and $2.7 million in grant funds to replace district’s outdated water distribution system. Rural Development loan and grant funds will be used to construct reliable water service system for the 1,501 residents in the southern Douglas County community. “It
Published: August 19, 2015

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