120 years ago
May 4, 1894
A.C. Pratt has been canvassing this valley, Smith and Antelope Valleys to ascertain if enough business can be secured to establish a telephone line from Carson through to the southern.
100 years ago
May 1, 1914
The Douglas County Creamery which has played an important part in the prosperity of Carson Valley during the past twenty-two years closed its doors this morning and will remain idle for the present, at least.
80 years ago
May 4, 1934
Duane Mack has planted two acres to lettuce on the Springmeyer ranch near Minden. This is the largest acreage ever planted to lettuce in Carson Valley and the experiment will be watched with deep interest by farmers of this region.
50 years ago
April 30, 1964
With new seats throughout, acoustic tile, a brand new loge section for adults only, and even a concession stand, the new Sage Theatre in Gardnerville will open Friday for what is expected to be a truly successful season.
25 years ago
May 4, 1989
Likening the probability of getting maps and plans through the many levels of Douglas County government to a “crapshoot” the Planning Commission last week endorsed clear, consistent standards and streamlined the approval process.
10 years ago
April 30, 2004
The man who found fossil mastodon bones while riding his dirtbike wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near them today thanks to a ban implemented Tuesday by the Bureau of Land Management on off-road vehicle traffic.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Caryn Haller