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David Owen Thomas, 80, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on March 26, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations, 775-783-9312.
Published: March 31, 2013
The Douglas softball team swept a pair of games from Galena in Reno Saturday afternoon, winning 8-4 and 6-5. Kelly Sonnemann got things rolling in Game 1, hitting a two-run home run for the early lead. Makayla Shaver hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning of Game 2 to provide the needed cushion for the win. Douglas improved
Published: March 30, 2013
Douglas County saw an increase in the number of workers and a decrease in the jobless rate during the month of February, according numbers released Friday by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. In all 18,610 people were employed in the county up 210 from January, while unemployment dropped 130 people to 2,340 making the jobless rate 11.2
Published: March 29, 2013
This all important question really needs to be answered. If the answer is yes it sets Him apart from all other religious leaders. No other group even claims that their leader has risen from the dead, and most of their graves are identifiable. Therefore, if Jesus is risen He is alive and is a worthy savior. It doesn’t make any
Published: March 29, 2013
The 24th annual Kids Fishing Derby is set for June 1 and 2 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The derby is open to kids ages 3-12, and family activities and concessions will be available. Tickets are free, but all participants must pre-register to receive a ticket. Derby hats, T-shirts and other re-sale items will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets
Published: March 29, 2013
A 27-year-old Gardnerville Ranchos man, who reportedly asked his mother to contact sheriff’s deputies because he was afraid he was going to kill his neighbors, is being held on $5,000 cash bond. Michael Tom is in Douglas County Jail on an allegation of threatening to commit an offense against persons or property, stemming from a March 11 call to the
Published: March 29, 2013
A close call at Airport Road and Highway 395 this morning resulted in a Gardnerville man going to the hospital after he swerved to miss a vehicle that pulled into his path. William Wohler, 53, was northbound on Highway 395 when a vehicle pulled into his path at about 6:15 a.m. “The woman was attempting to turn south and failed
Published: March 28, 2013
It was wild. It was back-and-forth. It played out in a developing rain storm. And it ended just like the previous seven league games for the Douglas baseball team this season: With a Tiger win. Douglas improved to 12-1 overall and 8-0 in Northern Division I play to maintain its league lead Thursday afternoon, topping North Valleys 10-9 in eight
Published: March 28, 2013
In a game that started Tuesday, ended Thursday and saw 19 innings in between, the Reed softball team found a way to get that elusive tiebreaking run across when it counted, prevailing 5-4 over Douglas in Minden Thursday afternoon. The original game was called due to darkness Tuesday night with the score tied at four after 13 innings in Sparks.
Published: March 28, 2013
Douglas Animal Welfare Group members support the adoption of dogs and cats at the Douglas County Animal Shelter in Gardnerville. We want the community to know about two special programs we have available to the community. The first program: All military veterans who want to adopt dogs or cats from our shelter, DAWG will cover the cost of the animal’s
Published: March 29, 2013
The Nevada legislature has a unique opportunity to impact our nation in a very visible and positive way: ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U. S. Constitution. That would show real leadership. First proposed in 1848 and finally submitted to the states for ratification by the Congress in 1972, the proposed amendment reads: “Equality of rights under
Published: March 29, 2013
Not really priorities Editor: The priority-based budgeting the Douglas County government was supposed to adopt is missing in action. The Board of County Commissioners’ piecemeal funding of spending items isn’t part of a comprehensive budget plan, nor is much of the spending what most people would define as prioritized. With the start of the new year and a new mix
Published: March 29, 2013
To the person in Johnson Lane who killed our cat today. As a long-time Johnson Lane resident whose children have grown up and graduated from school here, my wife and I have been battling the people who speed up and down our streets for several years now. You would think in rural Nevada a person could be safe walking along
Published: March 29, 2013
The Healthy Generations Committee of Scarselli Elementary School would like to thank the following groups for their generous help in making the first annual Family Fitness Night a big success: Wal-Mart, Raleys, Nature’s Bakery and the Scarselli Elementary PTO. Healthy Generations is a program which challenges schools to take the lead in creating a healthy atmosphere not only for students,
Published: March 29, 2013
We’re glad to see folks interested in raising money are willing to dance for those dollars. Maybe it’s because Carson Valley didn’t have very good television reception until the mid-1980s and Carson Valley residents had to make their own fun. But events like Mr. DHS and Gotta Dance are fun reminders that raising money doesn’t have to be a chore.
Published: March 29, 2013
A good education is an important component of any child’s upbringing. Combine good education with religious studies, and you gain life experiences and spiritual foundations that yield benefits for years to come. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have long since believed in and encouraged its members to seek quality education in both secular and
Published: March 29, 2013
A 53-year-old man, who led officers on a 100-mph chase through two states, waived extradition Wednesday to return to California to face felony charges. Steven Lindsey appeared Wednesday before East Fork Justice Pro Tem Paul Gilbert, and said he wanted to go back to California. Lindsey’s attorney, Derrick Lopez, said if California charges him with felony eluding — the same
Published: March 28, 2013
Carson Valley aviators are remembering weather forecaster Doug Armstrong next week. A long time Reno resident, Doug died on March 5 at the age of 75. He was instrumental in spotting the Sierra Wave that Minden resident Gordon Boettger rode on his record soaring flights. Doug also served as a ground contact for Boettger, providing updates on the Minden pilot’s
Published: March 28, 2013
A Walker homeowner found two intruders wearing dark clothing, who had entered the house through an unlocked door just before lunchtime on March 19. According to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner chased the intruders away, who appeared unaware that anyone was in the house. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred at 11:30 a.m. The homeowners said
Published: March 28, 2013
Douglas County merchants posted the best January since the beginning of the recession, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation. Total taxable sales for the month that saw the opening of the Gardnerville Walmart were $46 million, up from $38.2 million in January 2012. While short of the $48.5 million in sales reported by merchants in 2008, it was the
Published: March 28, 2013
A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to minor consuming alcohol and coercion after he was arrested with an alcohol content of .36, more than four times the legal limit of .08. “You’re lucky you didn’t kill yourself with that much alcohol,” East Fork Judge Pro Tem Paul Gilbert told Darien Anderson. “Try and get it together.” Anderson is to enter
Published: March 28, 2013
A 25-year-old Gardnerville man, who tried to use a relative’s identity when he was arrested at a traffic stop, was reinstated on probation on Monday, but ordered to serve 90 days in Douglas County Jail for a violation. According to reports, Jordan Keeney violated probation just days after he was sentenced in February by using methamphetamine, failing to report, or
Published: March 28, 2013
An 18-year-old runaway from Rite of Passage in Minden turned himself in Thursday, just a few hours after Douglas County Secret Witness offered a reward for information about his whereabouts. On Feb. 14, Seth Rogers of Gardnerville, then 17, ran away from Rite of Passage in Minden, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was believed to be
Published: March 28, 2013
Instructor Larry Ward offers country couple and line dance classes Mondays at the Genoa Town Hall. Beginner classes cost $7 for adults and $5 for teens. Students will learn cowboy cha-cha, waltz across Texas, ten step polka, barn dance, line dances and Texas two-step. Classes are 6:30 to 9 p.m. every week April 1 through June 24. For more information,
Published: March 28, 2013
The Carson Valley Arts Council hosts a concert and dance by Hip Service on April 5 in the CVIC Hall. The band features four singers, a four-piece horn section, and a rhythm section rooted in rhythm and blues, soul, Motown, classic rock, 70s Disco, and today’s funky grooves. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar provided by Tahoe
Published: March 28, 2013
In an historic moment this morning, the Nevada Assembly expelled Democrat Steven Brooks from his North Las Vegas seat. After the vote, a tearful Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, also D-North Las Vegas, declared the Assembly District 17 seat vacant. The decision was made on a voice vote, with only a very few weak “no” votes audible in the chamber. Majority Leader
Published: March 28, 2013
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Brian Polian has only had one spring practice and has basically stayed within his comfort zone, recruiting coaches and players, since he got the job as Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach in January. But it’s obvious already that the Nevada Wolf Pack has made a solid choice in replacing Chris
Published: March 28, 2013
It was standing room only in the Douglas commons Friday night as 475 spectators watched Alex Appel crowned Mr. DHS. “‘I won, really?’ was my first thought,” Alex said. “I wasn’t expecting to win. It was a surprise. When you’re going up against 10 other people in a competition you entered not intending to win, and where what’s being judged
Published: March 25, 2013
An Albuquerque police officer is facing charges of vehicular homicide and great bodily injury by a motor vehicle in connection with the death of former Gardnerville resident and Air National Guardsman Ashley Browder. Browder was killed on Feb. 10 when the Honda CRV driven by her sister Lindsay was struck broadside by a police patrol vehicle driven by Sgt. Adam
Published: March 27, 2013
A new era of Nevada Wolf Pack football began Wednesday afternoon. “I’m very excited and anxious to get going,” Brian Polian said minutes before his first spring practice as Wolf Pack head coach. “I’ve seen enough of that office. I’m excited to get out in the sunshine.” The Wolf Pack will practice 12 times over the next month and conduct
Published: March 27, 2013
Gardnerville’s Mike Schiller placed second in his class at the Arizona Drag Boat Racing Association event in Parker, Ariz., last weekend. Schiller was pleased enough with the finish, but emphasized that it was only a step in what he foresees being his return to the upper-eschelon of the sport after a multi-year absence. In 2010, Schiller was involved in a
Published: March 27, 2013
Douglas High School graduate Daniel Armbrust is a member of the University of Nevada, Reno, parliamentary debate team that returned home this week from the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s Championship Tournament and season sweepstakes with what team coach Phil Sharp called “one of the best overall performances for the University’s debate team.” The tournament was held at the University of
Published: March 27, 2013
Calvary Chapel Easter service 9 a.m. at 1004 Dresslerville, Gardnerville. Information, 265-3259 Carson Valley United Methodist Self-guided meditation noon- 3 p.m. Friday with “Lenten Sketches” musical presentation at 7 p.m. Easter sunrise worship 6:30 a.m. outside by the cross followed by 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 782-4600. Christ Presbyterian Easter service 9:30 a.m.
Published: March 27, 2013
Former Washoe Tribal Chairwoman Wanda Batchelor said she resigned on Friday before a meeting in Woodfords on Monday night to discuss a recall petition. “I resigned Friday,” she said “I was not removed through a recall. At 5 p.m. Friday I submitted my resignation to human resources, and emailed the tribal council.” She said that reports she was recalled from
Published: March 27, 2013
The Douglas and Reed High School softball teams battled through 13 innings Tuesday afternoon in Sparks and neither team was willing to give in. The game was called on account of darkness with the scored knotted at 4, and the game was concluded in Minden on Thursday. Douglas freshman Kaitlyn Bowman pitched all 13 inning for Douglas and Reed’s Jacquelin
Published: March 26, 2013
For whatever reason, North Valleys High School has been somewhat of a black hole for the Douglas baseball program over the past seven years. Douglas had lost its last four games at the North Reno school and hadn’t won a game there since 2006. The Tigers put an end to that streak Tuesday, beating the Panthers 7-3. Douglas boosted its
Published: March 26, 2013
At least one monarch butterfly from the greater Genoa area has successfully traveled to Santa Cruz, Calif., thanks to research efforts by citizen-scientist Pat Neyman. Neyman is studying Nevada’s monarch butterflies at The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch on Genoa Lane. Monarchs used to be common in Nevada, but in recent years, their numbers have decreased greatly, the organization said
Published: March 26, 2013
While the state’s new school evaluation system emphasizes academic growth in elementary and middle schools, it expects a more finished product by high school. Under the Nevada School Performance Framework, which has replaced No Child Left Behind, graduation and college/career readiness will account for more than student proficiency and growth when scoring high schools. Like elementary and middle schools, high
Published: March 26, 2013
The Douglas boys golf team took third at the Sierra League tournament at Rosewood Lakes Monday afternoon. Douglas shot a team score of 428, coming in behind tournament champ Manogue (391) and Galena (403). Damonte Ranch was fourth at 445 and Carson was fifth at 460, followed by Wooster. Manogue’s Harrison Holetz and Galena’s Narayan Gill led the individual standings,
Published: March 26, 2013
While the Douglas High swim team pushed its remarkable dual meet win streaks another step forward Saturday against Galena, the girls’ team continued its four-year long assault on the school record books. Freshman Shelby Koontz broke the 15-year-old school record in the 200 IM Saturday, finishing in 2:07.90, more than two full seconds better then the previous best (2:10.26 in
Published: March 26, 2013
A 34-year-old Minden man pleaded guilty Tuesday to statutory sexual seduction, admitting he had sex last May with a 15-year-old girl. Shaun Leroy Brown faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at his sentencing June 25. He is eligible for probation if a court-ordered psycho-sexual evaluation certifies that Brown is not a high risk to reoffend.
Published: March 26, 2013
God works in mysterious ways when it comes to finding a long-term home for Valley Christian Fellowship. After a sewer flood destroyed the children’s ministry area in the church’s building in the Gardnerville Ranchos, Senior Pastor Leo Kruger began the search for a new location. After months of preparation, Kruger is inviting the public to an Easter Sunday grand opening
Published: March 26, 2013
Marines from the 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force are returning to Camp Lejeune, N.C., after a fatal live-fire training accident killed seven of their number in Hawthorne on March 18. Five of the injured remain hospitalized at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, according to spokesman Capt. Binford Strickland. Four Marines’ conditions have
Published: March 25, 2013
A 45-year-old convicted sex offender was jailed Friday after he was arrested at Ranchos Aspen Park in violation of his parole. Harold Virgil Godden, who has lived in the area since December, was taken into custody at the park about 2:30 p.m. Deputies said Godden reportedly had four pairs of wet, balled-up women’s underwear in his pockets and three pairs
Published: March 25, 2013
Scott Smith of Re/Max Realty Affiliates is still deciding where to put his two-foot tall disco ball trophy. The Minden resident and his partner, Ann Peters, won first place in the Suicide Prevention Network fundraiser Gotta Dance on Friday night. “I was shocked. I didn’t think we’d win. There was some great dancers,” Smith said. “I was lucky I got
Published: March 25, 2013
A 53-year-old California man, who led officers on a 100 mph chase through two states, has been charged with felony eluding, with other charges pending. Steve Obama Lindsey appeared Monday before Justice Richard Glasson, who was filling in for East Fork Justice Tom Perkins. Glasson denied Lindsey’s request that his $50,000 bail be reduced. The chase began near Echo Summit
Published: March 25, 2013
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development Board said Thursday a California aerospace company would receive a $200,000 in Catalyst Funds over the next three years if it relocates to Minden, and creates an estimated 50 jobs. Cristek, founded in 1985 to serve the military and aerospace industries, designs and sells a range of interconnect technologies. According to the governor’s
Published: March 21, 2013
An agricultural burn off Mottsville Lane was on its way out on Monday, when a willow stand caught fire in the wind at about 2 p.m., sending flames shooting 30 feet in the air. “The owner was doing all the right things,” Fire Marshal Steve Eisele said. “He was burning small sections, keeping the flames low, and as they were
Published: March 25, 2013
The Douglas High track team competed at the Huksy Invitational at Sheldon High School in Sacramento on Saturday, returning with a number of strong results out of the 31-team field. Lindsey Adams won the 1,600 with a time of 5:23.22, prevailing over a field of 41 runners. She also finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:25.34. Molly
Published: March 25, 2013
A high-speed chase that crossed two states in mountainous terrain Friday morning ended north of Genoa when the California driver finally yielded to authorities and was taken into custody. San Francisco resident Steven Linsey, 53, was arrested and taken to the Douglas County Jail on charges of reckless driving, eluding a police officer, DUI, possession of a controlled substance and
Published: March 22, 2013
Scarselli Elementary fourth-grader Ryan Herbig and Piñon Hills Elementary fifth-grader Nick Ryan have been notified by the National Geographic Society that they are semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2013 Nevada National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Ryan Herbig is the son of Tamera Force and Ralph Herbig. Nick Ryan is the son of Shannon and Timothy
Published: March 24, 2013
Douglas County School District is offering a free Child Find Screening 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Minden Elementary School, 1170 Baler St. Anyone with concerns that their 3-5-year-old child may have delays in early childhood development with speech, language, cognitive, social or emotional skills, or fine or gross motor delays, this Child Find Screening is an opportunity to
Published: March 24, 2013
It’s not a strong box from their stagecoach, but for the Douglas County Historical Society, a check for $6,000 from Wells Fargo Bank was just as good. The community grant is just what the organization needs to complete the replacement of its dilapidated and cumbersome wooden risers with five sturdy, yet lightweight, mobile stage sections. “Audience members, presenters and actors
Published: March 24, 2013
Beginning Tuesday, replanting on 81 acres burned in the 2011 Airport fire will be replanted by local, state and federal workers. The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, American Forests, Nevada Conservation Corps, and Alpine County are to reforesting areas burned by the fire. This 2011 fire burned 81 acres of BLM and Alpine County managed land located near
Published: March 24, 2013
The Douglas High softball team picked up a key Sierra League sweep in Minden Saturday afternoon against a Manogue squad with a roster largely unchanged from last year’s regular-season runner-up finish. “I was really happy with what I saw today,” Douglas coach Andy Mitchell said. “Both pitchers kept us in each game, the hitters did really well and we saw
Published: March 23, 2013
The Douglas High baseball team took down Wooster 6-4 Saturday in Reno to complete a season sweep of the Colts. The win marked Douglas’ seventh in a row and boosted the Tigers’ season record to 10-1 overall and 6-0 in Northern Division I play. Douglas has recorded two-game sweeps of McQueen, Hug and now Wooster to start the year. “Wooster,
Published: March 23, 2013
Forget the synagogue walls or the Torah ark. Rabbi Evon Yakar’s services leave traditional religious confines in favor of a more Tahoe-centric setting — the great outdoors. Yakar, the rabbi at the South Shore’s Temple Bat Yam, launched Adventure Rabbi in South Lake Tahoe 18 months ago. It’s an offshoot of a program founded by a Colorado-based rabbi who wanted to
Published: March 23, 2013
A Yerington man is facing felony lewdness charge after he turned himself in at the Lyon County Detention Facility after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Herbert Hall, 47, surrendered on Friday afternoon on a warrant for his arrest charging him with one felony count of lewdness with a minor under the age of 14. The arrest warrant had
Published: March 22, 2013
Top leaders of Israel will be recognizing a 2009 Douglas High graduate for his military service and contribution to the Middle Eastern nation. Many in the community may remember Andrew Solomon, now 23, as the idealistic blonde-haired student behind the Douglas High Environmental Club, the same young man who participated in the Senate Page Program, attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration
Published: March 22, 2013
Longtime Nevada resident Kim Cole was introduced as the new Douglas County Democratic Central Committee chairwoman at the party’s annual Keep Nevada Blue dinner. She moved to Reno in 1956 where she grew up, attended school and began her career in construction project management in 1978. Cole moved to Carson Valley in 1990 to further her career, and to enjoy
Published: March 22, 2013
Gardnerville resident Marco Caldana assumed the chairmanship of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee in a March 15 election held at the committee’s Minden headquarters. Also elected were Valley Vice Chair Mary Porter, Recording Secretary Elizabeth Tuoto, Corresponding Secretary Sue Kyle, Treasurer Carl Schnock. Caldana takes the reins from Maggie Benz who served as chair from 2006-2012. Beyond the elections,
Published: March 22, 2013
The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department Baseball League early registration begins Monday. Cost is $950 per team before April 19, and $1,000 after. Registration deadline is April 26. Payment is required at the time of registration. Games will be Sundays at Lampe Park starting May 12 between 9 a.m. And 4 p.m. The league includes a minimum of 10
Published: March 22, 2013
High Sierra Fellowship is performing an Easter drama for the community. “The Encounter,” is a musical drama about the Resurrection, and will be performed 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 3 p.m. Saturday. “The Encounter” is a dramatic expression of Christ’s love to the world that features chosen scripts, music and drama. “The production powerfully tells the story of those
Published: March 22, 2013
Ever attended the New Years Day Parade in Pasadena, Calif.? I recall that on one occasion I watched the last of the parade going east on Colorado Boulevard with viewers close behind. I wondered what it would be like to join the procession. I then recalled an occasion, or two, where I had been to the viewing site. The thought
Published: March 22, 2013
I walk next door to meet with Megan. She greets me at the door with Leo, her 7-month-old son, planted securely on her hip. Megan is staying with her parents until July. Leo’s daddy, Mike, is a graduate of Annapolis. They are having a home built in Jacksonville, Fla., which will be ready in July. Mike is a Navy helicopter
Published: March 22, 2013
Doug Knuth can’t wait to move to Northern Nevada. “I’d come tomorrow but my wife wouldn’t like that,” smiled the next Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director. “But I’m real excited.” Knuth, who was approved by the Nevada Board of Regents last week to replace outgoing athletic director Cary Groth, will start work on April 22. The 40-year-old knows he has
Published: March 22, 2013
An investigation into the Feb. 24 accident that killed 4-year-old Mason Geist near Spring Valley revealed there was no mechanical malfunction in the U-Haul truck involved in the accident. Undersheriff Paul Howell said investigators believe the boy shifted the truck from park into neutral, setting it in motion and resulting in Mason being bounced out of the cab. Family members
Published: March 19, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a March 12 vehicle burglary at a casino. According to reports, the victim parked his vehicle at the Mont Bleu lot E area at the Stateline casino. A man pulled into the parking stall alongside the victim’s vehicle. He exited his vehicle and
Published: March 20, 2013
A man, who was arrested in Carson Valley after the shooting death of his Reno roommate, was found dead in a Churchill County jail cell early this morning. Billey Stanberry, 48, was found dead at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to Sheriff Ben Trotter. Trotter said Stanberry was discovered by jail deputies hanging from the bars of his cell. Douglas
Published: March 20, 2013
The Douglas County Lands Bill should be introduced in Congress after the Easter break, County Manager Steve Mokrohisky told members of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. It’s been more than a year since county commissioners greenlighted sending the bill to Washington D.C. The project has been in the works since 2009, when the first public meeting was
Published: March 21, 2013
A Nevada legislator says he’s witnessed the “systematic dismantling” of public K-12 education over recent budget cycles, with more than $700-million cut from K-12 during the Great Recession. (Associated Press, March 1, 2013.) While folks may recognize that “systematic dismantling” is just the next rhetorical step after “draconian cuts” and similar silly buzz phrases from previous years, they typically are
Published: March 21, 2013
Idle hands do the devil’s work, we’re told, and that’s why the issue of truancy is critical to the entire community, not just the schools and parents. We’ve devoted a lot of space to discussing the issue with officials, teachers, law enforcement officers, and in today’s edition, even with students. What we’ve learned over the past two weeks is that
Published: March 21, 2013
The battle to block the spread of the quagga mussel in Nevada’s lakes and rivers will cost about $1 million a year, according to the state wildlife officials. The mussel, native to the Dnieper River in the Ukraine, has become so pervasive in Lake Mead that the state had to shut down the fishery there. The thumbnail-sized mussel causes major
Published: March 21, 2013
Minden musician Todd Green was one of the recipients who shared $9,796 in Jackpot grants by the Nevada Arts Council. Jackpot grants are designed to support arts and education projects initiated by artists, schools, nonprofit organizations and public institutions. Green will use the $723 grant to support the production and editing of a marketing DVD for his music, according to
Published: March 21, 2013
Two former truants now within a year of graduation said their return to school hinged on a sense of purpose. In a March 15 interview, Lydia Marquez and Cassandra VanDoren, both 16-year-old juniors at ASPIRE, characterized adolescence as a constant physical, psychological and spiritual struggle to find that purpose. As Marquez said, triumph comes from “having that inside yourself.” “I
Published: March 21, 2013
A Nevada state prison inmate, with a lengthy criminal history, is to plead guilty April 8 to burglary in connection with a 2006 burglary at an Indian Hills residence. Tommy Dean Bridges, 32, is accused of burglarizing the home on March 3, 2006, where more than $2,500 in property was reported stolen. Investigators found DNA at the scene and submitted
Published: March 21, 2013
A trial is set April 4 for a former Topaz Ranch Estates man accused of possession of drug paraphernalia. Attorney Arnold Brock, representing client Corey E. Doan, 41, asked for the trial on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Doan was arrested on March 13 and is being held without bail. According to Brock, Doan was accused of possession
Published: March 21, 2013
After a week with free access to www.recordcourier.com, the website will once more be limited to paid subscribers, with a big difference. The definition of paid subscriber expands to include those folks who take the newspaper. When we started charging for the website, one of the biggest groups of people who had an issue with it were those who were
Published: March 21, 2013
Instead of Gumdrop Mountains and Candy Castle, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley navigated through Mt. Killa-Man-Tar-O, Chemical Cave, Tiki Lung Lounge and Grossmouth Gorge. As part of National Kick Butts Day on Wednesday, the Students Taking on Prevention educated more than 90 club members about the harmful effects of tobacco through a life-size board game
Published: March 21, 2013
After largely slugging its way past the competition through the first four games of league play, the Douglas baseball showed Thursday it can grind its way to a win as well. Nolan Weintz pitched a complete-game, striking out seven and walking two, to lead Douglas to a 5-1 win over Wooster in Minden. Douglas moved to 9-1 overall and 5-0
Published: March 21, 2013
Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is always one of the most peculiar sports events of the year. Millions of people start paying attention to games they wouldn’t have watched in January even if they were played in their own backyard. We mindlessly fill out our tournament brackets every March as if
Published: March 21, 2013
FOOTBALL Douglas County Parks & Recreation Winter Adult Flag Football w l Steamers 7 1 Enforcers 6 2 Violators 6 2 Alcoballics 6 2 Hamdogs 5 3 Davenport 4 4 Long Shots 4 4 Roundtable 1 7 Fumble This 1 7 Tailgatorz 0 8 March 17 Alcoballics 44, Long Shots 26 Hamdogs 42, Davenport Landscape 26 Steamers 38, Enforcers 13 Fumble This 50, Tailgatorz 12 Violators 58, Roundtable Outlaws 0 VOLLEYBALL Douglas County Parks & Recreation Adult Open A League w l
Published: March 21, 2013
Saddle up your horses, polish up your spurs and skedaddle to Valley Christian Fellowship for the murder mystery “Wrangle at Red Mountain Ranch.” The dinner theater fundraiser is 7 p.m. April 5 and 4 p.m. April 6 at the church’s new location in the Waterloo Center, next to Walgreens. “A dinner theater is a great way for people to get
Published: March 21, 2013
Douglas High drama students recently returned from the State Thespian Festival in Las Vegas. Out of 700 competitors, 21 Douglas thespians earned superior ratings, and can go on to the national level. “For this being only our third year of thespian competition for DHS, I would call those results phenomenal,” drama teacher Amy Sando said. The International Thespian Festival is
Published: March 21, 2013
The Four Preps are returning to the Carson Valley Inn Valley Ballroom on March 29 and 30. The group features original lead singer Bruce Belland and Bob Duncan, former leader of the Diamonds. Mike Redman and Skip Taylor, formerly of the Crew Cuts, complete the quartet. The Four Preps last appeared at the Carson Valley Inn in late 2010. “Things
Published: March 21, 2013
For Arts & Entertainment: Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Caryn Haller at challer@recordcourier.com, at 782-5121, ext. 210 or by fax, 782-6132. Gardnerville Buckaroos Foothill Road and the Hitchikers play 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today. Karoake by Anthony Janssen 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturdays. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395,
Published: March 21, 2013
Seven Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, were killed and eight others were injured, which includes a Navy Corpsman, in an explosion during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. ■ PFC Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa., served as a mortarman assigned to 1st
Published: March 20, 2013
(School and last year played locally are in parentheses) GOLF Bethany Wurster (Douglas ’11 ), soph., Nevada: Wurster had a breakout tournament at the BYU Entrada Classic at St. George, Utah. She closed the tournament with back-to-back rounds of 72, marking her career best. It added up to a fifth-place finish for Wurster and a season-best third-place finish for Nevada.
Published: March 20, 2013
Equipped with a 16-player roster, including a number of second- or third-year athletes, the Douglas High School boys golf team appears primed to make a run at this year’s state tournament. The Tigers opened the year by winning its annual Icebreaker tournament last week, prevailing over a field that included Carson, Whittell, South Tahoe, Hawthorne, Yerington, North Tahoe and Incline
Published: March 20, 2013
The chance to play golf on Lake Tahoe’s lakeside Edgewood Golf Course for half the regular price comes only every other year, and it sells out fast. The St. Gall Holy Roll-In Classic No. 11 is May 6. With only 144 entries to be sold, this event is expected to sell out early. The $125 entry fee covers all green
Published: March 20, 2013
The Biggest Little Tennis Association, based out of Reno, recently awarded Douglas High senior Kari TenBroeck with one of its player scholarships. The scholarships are given annually to high school seniors who have participated in the United States Tennis Association, high school tennis and/or other organized youth tennis programs in the greater Truckee Meadows area. Carson High’s Casey Reid and
Published: March 20, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will host a Hunter Safety Class on March 25. It will be the last time the office hosts a class before the fall. Classes are limited to 35 students per class and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit ndow.org and click on the “Learn and Participate/Hunter Ed Class.” Those without online access can call 782-9900
Published: March 20, 2013
For the first time since the 7,500-acre TRE Fire last year, backyard burning will resume starting March 25. East Fork Fire District officials have issued regulations for spring nonagricultural burning, which will appear this week on the district’s website. Those regulations include a few alterations, including reductions in the distance a burn pile must be from a structure and the
Published: March 16, 2013
Some Carson Valley residents see backyard burning as a right, while others see it as a nuisance. The reality is that burning exists in the territory between those two extremes. While agricultural burners can claim some traditional authorization to burn under the county’s right to farm ordinance, there is no such protection for backyard burners. And any time a backyard
Published: March 20, 2013
We the people are currently being ask to tax ourselves once again “for the children,” claiming that what is wrong with K-12 education is a funding shortage. Once the assumption is sold, which seems to be done, then the search for someone or something to tax begins. The current business margin tax which is due to be voted on by
Published: March 20, 2013
Editor: The amazing success of the Feb. 23 Eagles and Ag benefit concert Soar Like An Eagle, sponsored by the partnership of the G-3-1 Korea Association and the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, was due to the outpouring of effort, financial and gift contributions for the Chinese auction from many citizens, organizations and business owners of Douglas County. Concert Committee
Published: March 20, 2013
The biggest question facing Douglas County this year is what we as a community are going to do about road maintenance. The county seems determined to find a solution, as it should be. Let’s consider four questions. Are our roads really that bad? A Public Works department report shows the situation we face. Roads decline on a modified S-curve. When
Published: March 20, 2013
The Douglas High baseball team staked Hug to an early 2-0 lead Tuesday afternoon, but recovered in a big way, rolling over the Hawks for a 13-2 win. The victory boosted the Tigers to 8-1 overall on the year and 4-0 in Northern Division I play. Hug plated its two runs on three hits in the first inning and then
Published: March 19, 2013
Two men face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after each pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing two dirtbikes from a Gardnerville Ranchos residence. Taylor Monge, 20, and Brian Hearold, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen motor vehicle in the Feb. 20 incident. Prior to taking Hearold’s plea, District Judge Tod Young disclosed that he
Published: March 19, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating incidents of “gallon smash” which took place last month at Walmart on Topsy Lane. According to reports, juveniles were observed on store surveillance in the dairy section of the store tossing two gallons of what appears to be tea in the air. When the containers smashed on the floor, one juvenile is seen
Published: March 19, 2013

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