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Preacher Fire prompts evacuation notice

Residents in the vicinity of Sierra Spirit Ranch on the northern front of the 3,130-acre Preacher Fire were notified their homes were threatened.

At about 4 p.m. the fire grew 10 times its previous size, burning toward upper portion of Pinenut Road and Lena Lane area, according to a spokeswoman for East Fork Fire Protection District. A 28 mph wind gust was clocked at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department at 5:33 p.m.

The fire has now burned into Buffalo Canyon and multiple homes threatened by the advance of the fire and resources have been put in place for structure protection, in addition to recommending evacuations to the home owners, according to the East Fork Fire Protection District.

An evacuation center has been established at the Douglas County Community Center and the Douglas County Fairgrounds is being used to evacuate large animals.

Law enforcement has established road closures in the area of the fire to only allow area residents and to minimize onlookers out.

Search and Rescue, Douglas County Sheriff's Officers and Tribal Police continue to go door-to-door to advise homeowners of the danger and to encourage evacuations in the Courtland Road and Bodi Flats area on the south end of the fire.

The East Fork Fire District continues to be in unified command with the Bureau of Land management.

Deputy Fire Chief Steve Eisele is the Incident Commander.

Chief Tod Carlini will be working on a Declaration of Emergency with the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning.

Lightning started the fire around 3:30 a.m. Monday. On Monday afternoon, aviation and ground forces attacked the fire while also suppressing multiple other new lightning caused starts across the Sierra Front.

One of those fires, at the end of Stockyard Road, drew resources from the Preacher Fire. The Flats fire was reported at around 4 p.m. and burned 18 acres.

4th Annual Send a Scout to Camp Car and Truck Show returning to Carson City

A day of live music, vendors, food and displays of custom cars, motorcycles and trucks is in store at a fundraiser to benefit Boy Scouts Troop 33.

The 4th Annual Send a Scout to Camp Car and Truck Show fundraiser is returning to Fuji Park in Carson City on Aug. 12.

The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 with an award ceremony following at 3 p.m. Registration costs $40 per entry. Early and day-of registration options are available and offer participants a T-shirt, lunch ticket, and dash plaque.

Voting will be in people's choice, scouts' choice and 1st-4th places in the following categories: 1900-1939, 1940-1954, 1955-1969, and 1970-present day.

Awards also will be up for grabs for trucks, furthest distance and largest car club participation.

The event offers three live auctions at 11 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m. Credit and debit cards will be accepted.

Also on hand will be music, vendors, a Bonneville race car, and custom cars/motorcycles/fire truck display. Food by Warren Engine Company No. 1. will be available.

Proceeds will help each scout participate in various Boy Scout activities, which help them earn merit badges, achieve rank advancements and purchase uniforms and equipment.

For information, contact John Hefner at 775-720-6995 or csmjvh@hotmail.com, or Rick Hassman, 775-392-0814. To obtain vehicle or vendor registration forms, go to http://www.carsonvalleycarsoncitynvtroop33.com.

Patty Cafferata to speak on the history of capital punishment

Historian Patty Cafferata will present "By Gas, Rope, Bullet or Poison: A History of Capital Punishment in Nevada" at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Distinguished Nevada lawyer and former district attorney, Patty Cafferata, will share the fascinating history of the death penalty as practiced within Nevada. Cafferata will describe the methods of execution the state has used since its territorial days in 1860 through the present, including death by hanging, firing squad, lethal injection and the gas chamber.

Nevada was the first state in the union to make use of fatal gas when it put to death Gee Jon. Through colorful commentary, Cafferata will bring to life Jon's story along with some of the state's other interesting murderers, including the only woman executed in Nevada: Elizabeth Potts.

"Patty Cafferata is an engaging historian. Her books and talks on Nevada literally bring our history to life," said the park's events manager, Kim Harris.

The event is part of the park's Dangberg Summer Festival and is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, Carson Valley Accounting, Horsetales Magazine and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. Alpen Sierra Coffee Company will provide complimentary coffee and 88 Cups & More will provide baked treats at both.

The park is located at 1450 Highway 88, 1/4 mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For more information, visit dangberghomeranch.org.

Upcoming speakers include author Bonnie Nishikawa who will a talk on her book, Nevada State Orphans/Children's Home, on Aug. 6 and author David Antonucci will speak on his book, Fairest Picture: Mark Twain at Lake Tahoe, on Aug. 12. The park's full 2017 event schedule is available at the park's website.

Kizer helps in gold medal softball drive

Taylynn Kizer aided Team California in its sweep to the girls 16U softball tournament championship last week at the North American Indigenous Games in the Greater Toronto Area.

Kizer, a sophomore-to-be at Douglas High School, pitched one game and contributed with her bat as Team California, based out of Morongo, Calif., swept to six straight victories in the nine-team age bracket, capped by a 12-2 win on Friday in the gold medal game against Ontario.

Team California also defeated British Columbia in the semifinals on Thursday, 13-0, at Turner Park in the city of Hamilton. Before that, the team posted wins in its pool play on July 17 against Wisconsin, 11-0, and Manitoba, 7-0; and on July 18 against Alberta, 14-1 and against Saskatchewan, 8-1.

Kizer pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts against Alberta. She threw 67 pitches in the game.

Kizer represented the Washoe Tribe and Bishop Paiute tribes. She was joined on Team California by Carson High's Jailene Salciedo and Alexandria Salciedo.

Jailene, who earned second-team all-region honors as a sophomore at Carson High this past spring, pitched a no-hitter against Manitoba and held British Columba scoreless in the semifinals. The right-hander struck out 12 of the 16 batters she faced against Manitoba.

Alexandria caught Jailene's games and in the game Kizer pitched.

The Games featured more than 5,000 Indigenous young people between the ages of 13-19 participating on teams representing each of Canada's 13 provinces and territories and up to 13 regions in the U.S.

Kizer enjoyed success as an athlete during her freshman year at Douglas High School in 2016-17 — as a varsity basketball player and junior varsity softball player. She was a utility player who played pitcher, catcher, as well infield or outfield positions for the Tigers' JV team that ended its season with a 28-2-1 overall record (20-1-1 league). The J.V. team was coached by her father, Nate Dondero.

Brush fire near Mica Drive, Highway 395 put out quickly

A fire on the side of the road near Mica Drive and Highway 395 was quickly put out Monday afternoon by concerned citizens and local resources.

The fire was first reported about 10:22 a.m. Monday.

Foursome wins flight in Stableford play

Fred Olesek, Adam Huber, Steve Scharfe and George Flamer won their flight last Wednesday during an Empire Ranch Senior Men's Golf Club Stableford tournament in Carson City.

They combined to shoot a net 94 for first-place in Flight A during the Irish 4-ball with Stableford at Empire Ranch Golf Course. The format calls for one best ball on the first hole, two best balls on No. 2 and three best balls on No. 3. The sequence repeats for 18 holes.

Nick Paul, John Masiello, Jim Green and John Lewis carded a 93 to place second in the flight. Third-place was decided by a tie-breaker, as Robey Willis, Dustin Carroll, Dennis Justin and Geoff Swann finished at 90. Bruce Serpa, Gary Dalen, Jim Shabi and John Tierney finished fourth, also at 90.

Al Giannotti, Donnie Curd, Greg Bentley and Skip Yokota emerged as the Flight B winners with their 101, two points ahead of Nils Sharpe, Tom Welton, Steve Isaacson and Martin Johnson at 99. Bill Bowers, Andrew Warner, Rene Ojeda and Bob Eisle took third-place at 98. Paul Lockwood, Ray Huntley, Joe Gibson and Tom Harlow finished fourth at 94.

Closest-to-the-pin winners were Jim Shabi on the fifth hole of the Blue Course, Nils Sharpe on Blue No. 8 and Fred Olesek on two Red Course holes, No. 3 and No. 8.

John Richard Burgman

1928 ~ 2017

John Richard Burgman of Gardnerville, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017 at age 88.

John was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1928 and moved in early childhood to Salinas, California.

After graduating from high school, he served in the military for several years prior to attending UCLA, where he obtained a degree in mechanical engineering.

Following college, John started his long, successful career in construction in southern California, subsequently moving to the Lake Tahoe – Carson Valley area where, as an established general contractor, he built many homes and commercial buildings.

John was preceded in death by his son Craig Burgman; and his brothers Charles and William Burgman.

John is survived by his wife Jan Burgman of Gardnerville; daughter Laurie (Chris) Olsziewski of Denver, Colorado; daughter Karie (Greg) White of Reno; step-son Dave Goodwin (Jill) of Minden; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held with extended family in Colorado in mid-August.

Preacher fire updates

Residents in the vicinity of Sierra Spirit Ranch on the northern front of the 3,130-acre Preacher Fire were notified their homes were threatened.
At about 4 p.m. the fire grew 10 times its previous size, burning toward upper portion of Pinenut Road and Lena Lane area, according to a spokeswoman for East Fork Fire Protection District. A 28 mph wind gust was clocked at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department at 5:33 p.m.

The fire has now burned into Buffalo Canyon and multiple homes threatened by the advance of the fire and resources have been put in place for structure protection, in addition to recommending evacuations to the home owners, according to the East Fork Fire Protection District.
An evacuation center has been established at the Douglas County Community Center and the Douglas County Fairgrounds is being used to evacuate large animals.

Law enforcement has established road closures in the area of the fire to only allow area residents and to minimize onlookers out.

To read more go here
Watch the Preacher Fire from the McClellan Peak University of Nevada, Reno web camera: http://alerttahoe.seismo.unr.edu/firecams.html

 

 

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7 p.m. update: The Preacher fire is actively moving north toward Sierra Spirit Ranch & Pine Nut Road.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is notifying residents of voluntary evacuations including the Family Support Council Shelter.

Reports say the fire is moving north toward Buffalo Canyon.

Evacuations are being initiated at the east end of Pine Nut Road. Also included are Fred's Street, Sandoval, Taildragger, Bluebird and Bar-J roads. The Douglas County Fairgrounds is open to receive large animals evacuating from the fire, according the county.

The fire has burned an estimated 500 acres as of early Monday evening.

Resources include 10 engines, five hand crews, five to six helicopters and seven fixed-wing aircraft.

The Bureau of Land Management and the Division of Forestry are providing mutual aid to the East Fork Fire Protection District with both aircraft and hand crews.

 

 

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With more lightning expected this afternoon, Douglas County officials are warning residents near the 150-acre Preacher fire to be prepared to evacuate.

"Due to the expected thunderstorms this afternoon that may influence fire direction, we have started a precautionary message to those living between Fred's Road and Pine Nut Creek Road between Blue J and Ruby Mine area to be prepared to evacuate," East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson said.

A shelter is being set up by Community Emergency Response Team volunteers at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

"Reverse 911 and Douglas County Search and Rescue will be notifying those of the potential evacuation," Fogerson said. "We have a command post established with DCSO, East Fork and BLM representatives. We are setting up for structure protection of the homes using engines and overhead personnel."

In Nevada, only the governor may order residents out of their homes, so all evacuations are voluntary.

The fire is burning in an area accessible only to hand crews and aircraft.

"We have a number of aircraft and hand crews either on scene or requested to assist," Fogerson said. "We have also requested dozer, public information office, additional engines and overhead personnel."

The fire is one of two set by a lightning storm early Monday morning. The first fire near Leviathan Mine Road was quickly extinguished.

East Fork and the U.S. Forest Service responded to a half acre fire at Mica Drive and Highway 395 on Monday morning. The fire was reported at 10:22 a.m., and was knocked down within 12 minutes. Firefighters will be on scene for another 45 minutes to mop up.

Forecasters are predicting scattered thunderstorms through Tuesday afternoon.

Heavy rain and flashflooding is possible until Wednesday when drier air arrives reducing the chances of thunderstorms.

Uebele legacy for sale at HAM general meeting

When Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association founder George Uebele (WW7E) died on Dec. 5, 2016, he left behind a room crammed with HAM radio equipment and books. His widow, fellow founding member Dorothy Uebele (N7MXA) was overwhelmed by the prospect of sorting through it all, so she called association members to help her.

Both Uebeles served on the board and produced the monthly newsletter. They also maintained the club's repeater. Until he died, Uebele, who was also an R-C weather watcher, continued to answer the VHF Net roll call every Tuesday evening.

Jeff Cauhape (K7BCV), Jim Marshall (K6LR), and Mel Hogan (WE6ERD) soon stepped in to help Dorothy with the daunting task at hand.

Cauhape and Dorothy spent hours just sifting through George's bookshelf, finally paring it down to a few boxes of books that are now available for borrowing from the SIERA library.

Hogan's and Marshall's part of the job has taken much longer. Every Wednesday for weeks, they joined Dorothy in the room that has finally emptied so that she can use it for her sewing.

Now the equipment they've found and tested is available for purchase at the association's next general meeting, 1 p.m. Aug. 5 at at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church on Centerville Road, Gardnerville.

Items include a dual band mobile transceiver, power distribution panels, power supplies, an RF generator, cables, CB Radios, antennas, code practice oscillators and keys, and two Heath kits that George assembled. A Yaesu FT-767GX transceiver that covers all of HF, 6 and 2 meters will also be available.

All sales will be cash only and proceeds will go to SIERA.

SIERA invites anyone interested in amateur radio to attend the regular General Meetings, held the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

The club also gathers for breakfast at the Taildragger Café, at the Minden-Tahoe Airport every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m.

HAMs can contact each other using the NV7CV repeater (147.33Kh). Further information about SIERA is available on cvhams.com or on the Facebook page: SIERA.

Doug Mishler to portray former President “Theodore Roosevelt”

Doug Mishler will portray former President "Theodore Roosevelt," at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Born in New York City on Oct. 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt was governor of New York before becoming U.S. vice president. At age 42, Roosevelt became the youngest man to assume the U.S. presidency after President William McKinley was assassinated in 1901. He won a second term in 1904. Known for his anti-monopoly policies and ecological conservationism, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in ending the Russo-Japanese War.

In his presentation, Theodore Roosevelt will share his outdoor adventures exploring and hunting, his many varied political careers, the events and decisions of his Presidency, as well as his experiences as a Rough Rider, environmentalist, and progressive reformer.

This event is sponsored by Soaring NV, Douglas County, Bently Ranch, Dr. James the Dentist, NV Energy, Ridge Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Inn, Carson Valley Times, Carson Valley Accounting, Horsetales Magazine, Allied Sanitation and the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation. This event is also made possible with the assistance of Nevada Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The cost is $5 for adults, free members and for 16 years and younger.

Over the last twenty years, Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler has become nationally recognized for bringing "history to life." In addition to Roosevelt, Mishler has presented Jack Warner, D.W. Griffith, P.T. Barnum, Stonewall Jackson, and fourteen other historical figures in Chautauquas nationwide. Mishler has a Ph.D. in American cultural history from the University of Nevada, Reno.

"At our Founders Round-up event in February of this year, 'Theodore Roosevelt' was a favorite and our guests wanted more. We are pleased Doug Mishler agreed to a second presentation with even more stories for 'Theodore Roosevelt' to tell," said the park's events manager, Kim Harris.

The park is located at 1450 Hwy 88, ¼ mile north of the Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital. This is an outdoor event, and visitors should bring their own seating. Dogs are not permitted at this event. For more information, visit dangberghomeranch.org.

Chris Bayer as "Major William Ormsby" will be the next Chautauqua performances Aug. 9. The park's full 2017 event schedule is available at the park's website.