120 years ago
May 11, 1894
While on his way to Markleeville last Monday, G. Selby found a small vial in the road filled with gold dust. No one has claimed the dust, so it is believed to have been lost by miners passing through.
100 years ago
May 8, 1914
The citizens of Minden, Gardnerville and the community in general have declared war on the ruts, bumps and sand piles between here and Carson and Sunday May 17th is the day set that an army of volunteers armed with picks, shovels and scrapers will advance upon the enemy and bring death to bad roads.
80 years ago
May 11, 1934
A party of surveyors established headquarters in the Farmer’s Bank building at Minden early this week and has started work of surveying the Kingsbury route to Lake Tahoe, which is to be rebuilt into a first-class highway by the federal bureau of public roads.
50 years ago
May 7, 1964
Beards are “in” in the Valley and trophies will be awarded June 13, in the Minden Park, for the blackest, reddest, longest, the best trimmed — and possibly a few other categories.
25 years ago
May 11, 1989
Columbia Cable of Nevada has until July 20 to repair its television system and upgrade service or the county could take punitive action against the company which has been the object of numerous complaints.
10 years ago
May 5, 2004
Voters may have a chance to determine if Douglas County builds a senior center, performing arts center and recreation center in Carson Valley if a resolution is approved Thursday.
A look back at past editions of The Record-Courier by Caryn Haller