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Douglas High sophomore Kali Sargent had a career day Tuesday afternoon against rival Carson High. Sargent pitched 11 scoreless innings, striking out 15, walking none and scattering eight hits to pick up two wins over the Senators in Minden. Sargent also provided the game-tying hit in the 8-6 nightcap, helping to propel Douglas to the doubleheader sweep as it celebrate
Published: April 30, 2013
A start-up mining company is hoping to strike it big in an area of Douglas County that has yielded little mineral wealth over two centuries. Incorporated in Florida, and headquartered in Australia, Gold Mining USA Inc. has purchased the exclusive mining rights to the 160-acre Gypsy Mine located in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Minden. “It’s a plot that
Published: April 30, 2013
The Reno Aces fell 9-5 to the Las Vegas 51’s in the first game of the series on Monday night at Aces Ballpark. D-backs No. 1 prospect Tyler Skaggs struggled in his fifth start of the season, giving up eight runs-five earned-on nine hits through 4.2 innings, including a five run fourth inning. The Aces combined for four errors, two
Published: April 30, 2013
One certainly can’t accuse the Douglas High School girls track team of not peaking at the right time. In the final meet of the regular season, the Lady Tigers rolled up their fourth consecutive team win at the Carson Invitational on Saturday. This came on the heels of winning the Glenn Poole Invitational in California, the Big George Invitational in
Published: April 30, 2013
Inspiration doesn’t often give warning before it strikes. For Gardnerville resident Doug Robbins, it came in 2009 while thumbing through the pages of a Sunday London Times. Robbins had just lost his wife, and was looking for something to latch on to in continuing their life-long love of travel. “It’s life, you know, the way it goes,” Robbins said. “During
Published: April 30, 2013
Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School had a banner year in speech and debate. In October, the school received the news that their National Forensics League chapter earned the Leading Chapter Award in the Sagebrush District. “This coveted award, based upon student participation, is the highest honor the League can bestow upon a chapter,” wrote NFL Executive Director Scott Wunn. “This year, out
Published: April 30, 2013
A 26-year-old Stateline woman was sent to prison Monday after she failed to complete Western Nevada Regional Drug Court. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Amber Pyne to 34 months in Nevada state prison with credit for 135 days in custody. She must serve a minimum of 12 months before she is eligible for parole on a forgery charge. She admitted
Published: April 30, 2013
Archery This class for ages 8-13 will teach students safe archery practice with certified instructors. All equipment will be provided. Class held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2-23 at Piñon Hills Elementary School. Cost is $40. Beginner’s Tai Chi Learn this soft martial arts form that will include warm ups, exercises and repetitions. Class held on Saturdays and is on going.
Published: April 30, 2013
The Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada, Carson Valley branch is having its annual fundraiser Flight for Kids on May 11 in the Hutt Aviation Hangar at the Minden-Tahoe Airport. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club in Gardnerville. “We’re hoping to bring in $50,000. We’re averaging about 40 more kids after school than
Published: April 30, 2013
The students of Douglas High School’s Drama Club will put on two final shows before the end of the school year, and there are mixed emotions all around. For many of the students, this is their last show on the DHS stage. The final improv show of the year will run May 3-5, with shows on Friday and Saturday at
Published: April 30, 2013
Wanting to pass on their love of the performing arts, Carson Valley Community Theatre is starting a children’s group called The Young Thespians. To introduce the community to the program, CVCT is having a Young Thespians summer theater camp June 10-14 at the Dangberg Home Ranch in Minden. “We didn’t have an actual program for kids with our theater group,
Published: April 30, 2013
120 years ago May 5, 1893 Dave Jones and Johnny Dangberg departed this week for Chicago, where they will spend three weeks at the great fair. 95 years ago May 3, 1918 The high school play “Brother Against Brother,” given at the auditorium Tuesday night, was largely attended and was the best play ever staged at the school. Frank and
Published: April 30, 2013
Supporters of converting the historic Nevada State Prison into a museum, archaeological dig, a movie set or even a bed-and-breakfast asked the Senate Government Affairs Committee’s support Monday. Assembly Bill 356 by Assemblyman Pete Livermore, R-Carson City, would give the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society group the next two years to flesh out a plan for preserving the prison, which
Published: April 30, 2013
The Galena Creek Bridge was one too far for Southern Nevada lawmakers who believe the state has spent too much highway money in Northern Nevada. On Monday, members of the Senate Finance Committee took up a bill to revamp the Nevada Department of Transportation Board. While sponsor Sen. Mark Manendo, D-Las Vegas, described the plan as replacing elected officials with
Published: April 30, 2013
Lawyers were appointed Monday for a husband and wife accused of depleting $300,000 from the savings of an 86-year-old man. Denise M. Allen, 54, and her husband, Michael Gene Allen, 53, appeared Monday in custody before Tahoe Township Justice Richard Glasson who was filling in for Justice Tom Perkins The Allens are each charged with two felonies: exploitation of an
Published: April 29, 2013
Former Gardnerville Town Board Chairman Tom Cook often described himself as born in Missouri and raised in Kansas, but the retired Marine master gunnery sergeant who saw combat at Korea’s Chosen Reservoir was a leader in improving the town he called home. Cook died Thursday at Carson-Tahoe Hospital. He was 83. A career Marine, Cook served on the Gardnerville Town
Published: April 29, 2013
Mike Biaggini Run to Remember 5K The Mike Biaggini Run to Remember Honor Guard 5K will be May 11 at 9 a.m., starting at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office parking lot, continuing out along Buckeye Road and finishing back at the sheriff’s office. Cost is $20 for runners and walkers, $15 for seniors 55 and over and free for children
Published: April 29, 2013
Warrants have been issued for the arrest of a couple suspected of depleting $300,000 from the savings of an 86-year-old man whom they befriended. Charges were filed April 19 against Denise M. Allen, 54, and her husband, Michael Gene Allen, 53, former neighbors of the man when he lived in Indian Hills. The Allens are each charged with two felonies:
Published: April 28, 2013
An Indian Hills woman is fighting drug trafficking charges filed after more than a pound of methamphetamine was allegedly found in a safe at her home. Tearsa Lynn Chaidez, 32, appeared for a preliminary hearing in East Fork Justice Court on Friday. She’s accused of having 1 pound, 14 ounces of methamphetamine in a safe inside her home along with
Published: April 27, 2013
Douglas High grad Jeff Nady took the next big step in his football career Saturday night, signing a free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 6-foot, 6-inch, 303-pound offensive tackle posted to his Twitter account Saturday night that he had agreed to a free-agent deal with Jacksonville after going undrafted during the NFL draft. Nady, who was a football
Published: April 27, 2013
The historic Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino, located at the Nevada California border in north Lake Tahoe, has a new ownership group that is mulling preliminary plans to redevelop the famed property, a source representing the property said Wednesday. Criswell-Radovan, a Napa Valley-based real estate development and management firm, recently became controlling partner of the property that straddles the
Published: April 28, 2013
All game long, Saturday morning, the Douglas baseball team had been looking for a shot in the arm. They ended up getting it. With the game tied at 2 and runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Douglas catcher Kaleb Foster belted a sharp foul ball square into the left elbow of Tiger
Published: April 27, 2013
Miracles have always been a prominent factor in the wide impact of Christian faith. Without them, the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ would long ago, have faded into the dust of history. Jesus constantly emphasized to His followers that “with God nothing will be impossible,” Luke 1:37. Many reject the concept of miracles because of the many fake
Published: April 26, 2013
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra conductor and founder Danny Yale, 90, died April 19, within days after receiving his first royalty check on his musical arrangements. The arrangements “Korobooskika and “Ozidanie” were published last year. Wife Cecilia, who played first violin for the orchestra and was a founder along with Brian Farnon, said she brought Yale’s violin to him so he
Published: April 26, 2013
The Douglas County Education Foundation is hosting the annual Golden Apple Awards dinner at the Carson Valley Inn inside the Sierra Banquet room on May 9. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. “This is great opportunity to come support your schools and teachers by being
Published: April 26, 2013
Rev. Richard “Dick” Snyder has begun duties as priest in charge at Coventry Cross Episcopal Church in Minden. He is responsible for leading worship, Christian education and other facets of the church activities. “I am looking forward to working with the people of Coventry Cross in meeting the worship, pastoral and educational needs of the parish,” he said. Prior to
Published: April 26, 2013
The Carson Capitals baseball program will host its Grand Slam 5K and 10K runs today at El Charro Avita in Carson City, beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $35 on race day. Cost for children ages 5-14 is $15. A buffet lunch will be provided for the runners at El Charro following the race. Cost is $10 for non-runners. A
Published: April 26, 2013
Nearly four years after a 47-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested for drunk driving and eluding a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, he was sentenced Monday to probation. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Steven John Kozlowski to four years in prison, suspended, and placed him on three years probation. Citing Kozlowski’s deteriorating mental and physical condition, Gibbons said the defendant didn’t represent
Published: April 24, 2013
If Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoes a bill to repeal a plan for the Silver State to withdraw from the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, California might beat Nevada to the punch. California Senate Bill 630 was amended earlier this month to pull the state out of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency by Jan. 1 if Nevada does not repeal Senate
Published: April 24, 2013
A 25-year-old Marine who served overseas was identified as the person killed at Caples Lake on April 15. Benjamin Keith Rauschenberger, 25, of Elwood, Ind., was travelling on Highway 88 and went over the edge of the roadway, landing 25 yards from the road, according to the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office. Rauschenberger was stationed at Pickel Meadows Mountain Warfare Training
Published: April 24, 2013
A Bridgeport woman was arraigned on Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento for allegedly embezzling $320,000. Roxanna Foley, 52, was indicted on April 18, after being arrested a year ago, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. Foley faces charges of theft and embezzlement by a bank employee. According to the indictment and statements made in court, between October 2011
Published: April 24, 2013
A Mammoth Lakes man was arraigned in federal court Wednesday on a grand jury indictment that charged him with attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor. Gene Wayne Harris, 41, is accused of attempting to produce child pornography, and attempting to entice a minor to engage in prohibited sexual conduct, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.
Published: April 24, 2013
Baxter Black, America’s premier cowboy humorist, will appear in the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn on May 2 as a kickoff to the 2013 Genoa Cowboy Festival. Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, humorist, former large animal veterinarian and entertainer of the agricultural masses. As he puts it, “he has a narrow following, but it’s deep.” Tickets for
Published: April 26, 2013
Texas-based band Hot Club of Cowtown is playing music from their new CD “Rendevous in Rhythm” at the Genoa Cowboy Festival on May 3-5. Their latest release is a collection of Gypsy songs and American Songbook standards played acoustically and recorded in the hot jazz style of violin and guitar masters Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Recorded last July at
Published: April 26, 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 Cosmic Boogaloo plays 9 p.m.-1 a.m. today. Karaoke 9 p.m.- 1 a.m. Saturdays. Open mic with Dean Brownell 2-6 p.m. Sunday. Buckaroos is at 1435
Published: April 26, 2013
It’s all hands on deck for the second annual Holy Smokers barbecue and car show in Gardnerville on May 4. Organizers are closing down Douglas Avenue for the more than 30 classic cars expected to participate in the fundraiser for City of Refuge sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Church men’s ministry. Organizers Archie Walker and Bruce Darling said the show
Published: April 26, 2013
I am a resident of South Lake Tahoe, and have been in, and around the area since 1976. I do believe that there should be a loop road, having said that I have a strong opinion as to how to go about it. I know you have spent lots on money on research, planning routes, meetings and so forth. Why
Published: April 26, 2013
On April 6, Todd Borg, author of the award-winning Tahoe Mystery Series, gave a free talk at the Alpine County Library to an enthralled group of Alpiners. Todd, who lives at Lake Tahoe, spoke in a lively, encouraging way about writing and publishing. One of his rules of thumb is to write books which his mother would recommend to her
Published: April 26, 2013
The theme this year for the Douglas High School prom is “a night in the spotlight,” evoking Hollywood, the red carpet, and all the glamor of movie stars. “It should be a great time again,” said DHS teacher and activities coordinator Karen Lamb. “Kids are working hard, and it is so nice to have advisors to support them.” Prom will
Published: April 26, 2013
Jacks Valley Elementary students, parents and staff walked and biked their way to school on Wednesday to recognize the fourth annual Nevada Moves Day. More than 110 schools across the state participated in the event, which highlights the importance of pedestrian safety, physical activity and spending time with friends and family in the Silver State’s great outdoors. “Whether as part
Published: April 26, 2013
As his classmates count down the days to graduation, Douglas High School senior Nolan Sheets has a greater task ahead. On Monday, he is scheduled for open heart surgery, the latest health challenge in a series of events which began 18 months ago when he fell while snowboarding. Nolan, 18, is approaching the procedure with the same positive spirit and
Published: April 26, 2013
Badly in need of a win, the Douglas baseball team came up with one of its best games of the year Thursday afternoon. The Tigers broke a seven-game losing streak by upending league-leading Reno High School 8-5 in Minden. To get there, Douglas put together a complete team effort, getting solid pitching, strong defense and clutch hitting as it improved
Published: April 25, 2013
The Douglas softball team got past North Valleys 3-2 Thursday afternoon in Minden. Douglas’ Leonna Mortimer hit a solo home run in the second inning but North Valleys answered with two in the top of the third. Douglas’ Kelly Sonnemann rounded the bases to tie the game after North Valleys’ center fielder dove and missed a line drive into center
Published: April 25, 2013
Stewart resident Darrell Kizer was named the interim chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California at a meeting on Wednesday. Kizer was serving as vice chairman of the tribal council after a March 25 meeting where they accepted the resignation of former chairwoman Wanda Batchelor. He’s the son of Marie Kizer, who was one of the founding members
Published: April 25, 2013
Small-scale rabbit or goat production may be of interest to people living on agricultural properties. These enterprises can be realized on relatively small acreages. The Agricultural Innovation Forum will focus on these topics Tuesday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Vince Thomas will discuss goat production and his business of goat grazers – a biological approach to weed management. And
Published: April 25, 2013
Tyler Skaggs dealt his second-straight quality start, as the Reno Aces claimed a 6-2 victory over the Sacramento River Cats in the series finale on Tuesday afternoon at Raley Field. Reno jumped on the board in the top of the first for the third time in the series, off an RBI single by Kila Ka’aihue. The Aces added two more
Published: April 25, 2013
Fulfilling a promise made to Capt. Mike Biaggini before he died of cancer, fellow officers Rick Sousa and Sgt. Will Lynch are planning the fourth 5K fun run in their friend’s honor. “We told Mike before he died that we would name the run after him and continue it in his memory,” Lynch said. The event is May 11, and
Published: April 25, 2013
Melissa Blosser, assistant editor of a Susanville, Calif., Web site, and a public relations specialist, has been hired as Douglas County’s community relations coordinator. County Manager Steve Mokrohisky said Blosser, 33, was selected from 40 applicants for the new position, and is expected to begin work in early May. She will be paid $53,000 a year. “Ms. Blosser will assist
Published: April 25, 2013
A 36-year-old Carson City woman, who drained nearly $4,000 from the bank account of her brother while he was in the military, lost her probation Monday for too many violations in a deferred sentence. District Judge Michael Gibbons ordered Kristi Lynn Reed to serve 12-48 months in Nevada state prison. He gave her credit for 130 days in custody. She
Published: April 25, 2013
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting open houses in Minden and Lake Tahoe to celebrate National Law Enforcement Week. The Minden event is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the main station in the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden. The Lake Tahoe station is hosting a similar event 5-7 p.m. May 8 at the substation, 175 Highway
Published: April 25, 2013
The Douglas boys golf team struggled through its toughest outing of the season Wednesday, taking fifth at the Sierra League tournament at Eagle Valley with a season low score of 451. “I was a little disappointed with the team score, but that is the way golf goes,” Douglas coach Brent Eddy said. “Sometimes everything goes well on the course, other
Published: April 25, 2013
The Douglas High girls track & field team has gotten on quite a roll heading into the final week of the regular season. The Lady Tigers won a four-school league meet at Hug High School on Tuesday, marking their third straight team victory. Douglas won the Glenn Poole Invitational in California two weeks ago and then claimed the Big George
Published: April 24, 2013
For the second time in three weeks, Silver Strike Lanes in the Gardnerville Ranchos has had a perfect game. Jonathan Smith of the Silver Strikers League bowled a perfect 300 game on April 18. Grand Slam 5K/10K The Carson Capitals baseball program will host its Grand Slam 5K and 10K runs Sunday at El Charro Avita in Carson City, beginning
Published: April 24, 2013
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 46-year-old man Tuesday on suspicion of multiple attacks on the same man over the past several weeks. Anthony Corbin remained in custody at El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon after being taken into custody earlier in the day following a SWAT team warrant search of his residence on the 2400
Published: April 24, 2013
Steven Brooks’ replacement was sworn in at the Nevada Legislature on Wednesday. Tyrone Thompson was sworn in as the new Assemblyman for Nevada’s Assembly District 17. Thompson was appointed by the Clark County Commission to fill the previously vacant seat. “I am excited to represent the people of District 17 and look forward to working with my colleagues in the
Published: April 24, 2013
The Douglas baseball team lost 14-2 at league-leading Reno Tuesday afternoon. Douglas had built an early 2-0 lead after Dusty Fisher scored on a passed ball and Kyle Johnson scored on a Cody Carter single. Reno, though, quickly turned things around, hanging up eight runs in the bottom of the second after Douglas fell victim to several errors on defense.
Published: April 24, 2013
Oncologist Deepa Mocherla is now seeing patients at Carson Valley Medical Center every Wednesday. Dr. Mocherla has completed extensive training in cancer, serving as chief fellow at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. Passionate about her profession, Mocherla has a special interest in caring for patients with breast cancer. For more information, or to schedule an
Published: April 23, 2013
What was conceived by five friends and fellow business owners in Nevada’s oldest town has now become a mainstay Sunday event. Starting the first Sunday of May and running through October, Genoa’s Sweet Sippin’ Sundays return for a second season. Event creators Christine Adamson of Genoa Trading Co., Connie Roth of Dancing Deer, Nanette Toland of Sweet Repeats, Suzanne Corban
Published: April 23, 2013
Starting with signups at 9 a.m. April 6, the Antelope Valley Lions Club will be holding their 13th annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament at the Giorgi Ranch on Topaz Lane. This is such a fun event held yearly to benefit the Lions Scholarship Fund for Coleville High School grads. The cost for pasture golf and a delicious barbeque lunch is
Published: April 24, 2013
Nicholas Clapp will be Douglas County Historical Society’s lecture speaker 7 p.m. April 11 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp has studied and filmed the deserts of the world. He has a master’s degree in cinema from the University of Southern California. Over the years, he has worked for David L. Wolper,
Published: April 24, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church is presenting a biblical-based series by Dave Ramsey that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. This video class is open to the community with the purpose of helping people achieve their financial goals by showing how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. “You will be challenged and motivated to
Published: April 24, 2013
I saw a double rainbow this morning, the first day of spring. What a nice way to start a new season. The forsythia and daffodils are blooming. Soon will be lilac time. Of course, garden chores accelerate with the coming of spring, but that can’t dampen my spirit. I love this time of year, especially the changeable weather. You never
Published: April 24, 2013
I know a lot of us have been cleaning out our closets and garages to make room for spring and summer stuff and are planning to have a yard sale very soon. Please remember that items that you don’t sell there will really help the Thrift Store in Walker if they are in decent condition and sellable. The store is
Published: April 24, 2013
Pest management is an important aspect of raising fruit trees. An integrated pest management approach combines an assortment of tactics that cause as little disruption to the environment as possible while managing pests effectively. To use IPM for fruit tree care, consider timing. Use horticultural oils to control aphids, scale and other slow-moving pests while trees are at the dormant,
Published: April 24, 2013
The Hawkins Foundation of Reno has pledged $10,000 to the Carson Valley Arts Council’s capital campaign if it reaches 50 percent of its goal. With the Hawkins Foundation’s pledge of support, CVAC has now raised $365,000 in cash and private pledges. With the $900,000 fundraising threshold required for retiring the note on the Copeland Building, board members said CVAC is
Published: April 24, 2013
On March 22, Carson Valley Art Association members gave the Veterans Guest House in Reno a painting, which they had selected from the in-house show at Western Nevada Community College’s Minden campus. Noreen Leary from the Veterans Guest House was there to receive the painting. Leary said she was originally a school teacher, but was drawn into working for this
Published: April 24, 2013
I have seen a lot of stories on TV about Power Ball and people in other states who have won, but it has just become available in California. This will be available to try at the Walker Country Store, with the first drawing today. If you have wanted to find out about it and possibly try it, go on down
Published: April 24, 2013
120 years ago April 14, 1893 A colt owned by J. R. Johnson, hitched up to a cart for the first time created excitement in Genoa Tuesday. The bit broke in the horse’s mouth, making him uncontrollable. A broken shaft was the only damage done. 95 years ago April 12, 1918 Contracts have been let and ground was broken this
Published: April 24, 2013
Of the more than one million types of insects in the world, less than 5 percent are harmful. Some insects can be nuisances, but don’t cause plant damage. Beneficial insects are important tools for managing insect pests in your yard. Almost every insect pest has one or more natural enemies that reduce its population when it gets out of control.
Published: April 16, 2013
Ty Jensen Campbell Gardnerville residents Leslie and Gary Campbell are parents of a son, Ty Jensen Campbell, born April 2, 2013, at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. Ty weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Parker William Rose Minden residents Hollie and Timothy Rose are parents of a son, Parker William Rose, born April 2, 2013, at Carson Tahoe Regional
Published: April 24, 2013
There are a whole lot of people out there who are really excited that California’s fishing season is opening this Saturday, April 27th. The weather looks like it will cooperate and make it a fun opener. Locally, licenses can be purchased at the Walker General Store and the Walker Country Store. In addition, the Country Store will be having raffles
Published: April 24, 2013
Honeybees are dying in alarming numbers across the United States according to researchers and commercial beekeepers. “Populations have declined in North America almost 50 percent over the past two decades,” (Cline, 2013, Western Farm Press). USDA reports major bee declines since 2006. K. Keatley Garvey from UC Davis writes in Western Farm Press that every winter honeybees are dying in
Published: April 24, 2013
Two men who pleaded guilty to stealing dirt bikes from a Gardnerville Ranchos garage are back in custody having violated conditions of their pre-sentence release. Shortly after Taylor Monge, 20, and Brian Hearold, 19, pleaded guilty March 19 and were released on their own recognizance pending sentencing, they were back in custody for separate violations. Monge is being held on
Published: April 24, 2013
Editor: There was a meeting Thursday night at the Cooperative Extension office. The new UNR Provost, Dr. Kevin Carman, had scheduled a meeting with the community and to discuss proposed changes within the administrative structure of the Cooperative Extension. Dr. Carman mentioned the proposed restructuring that would eliminate the office of the Dean of the Cooperative Extension and move this
Published: April 24, 2013
Forty-year-old Sandra waved her employee ID card around like it was Olympic gold. “I have a new job!” she told fellow participants in the county’s “Getting Ahead” program. “I love my job,” she said. “The people I am working with are great. They’re great. I just love it!” She was one of a dozen participants in a 16-week skill-building course
Published: April 24, 2013
Found safe A gentlemen reportedly suffering from Alzheimer’s was found wandering Chichester this morning. Medics transported him to Carson Valley Medical Center. His wife called in to report him missing, not long after he was transported and will soon be reunited with him. Working minor accident The Nevada Highway Patrol is at the scene of a noninjury accident at Highway
Published: April 24, 2013
The Chorus of the Comstock, a men’s barbershop-style chorus, has been performing in the Carson City/Carson Valley area for over 35 years. It is a member chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society based in Nashville. This service organization has been the host of many entertaining shows, provided skilled singers to numerous community events and has delivered several hundred singing valentines
Published: April 23, 2013
The cause of a March 18 mortar malfunction that killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemembers in Hawthorne remains under investigation. The First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment, held a private memorial service earlier today at Camp Lejeune, N.C., for the seven Marines killed in the training. The service was attended by the members of the unit and families of
Published: April 23, 2013
Last week, the Nevada senate approved a constitutional amendment that will allow lawmakers to meet for 30 days in Las Vegas on even-numbered years. We don’t believe there is anything the Legislature has to do now that it hasn’t had to do every other year since it first started meeting 150 years ago. Lawmakers had to ride trains and horses
Published: April 23, 2013
She led the Douglas girls soccer program to two state titles, two regional championships and three Sierrra League titles. During her eight-year tenure, the Lady Tigers posted the longest unbeaten streak (32 games), the longest win streak (26) and the four winningest seasons in school history. Through the entire stretch, Douglas made four appearances in the regional championship game and
Published: April 23, 2013
After nearly three decades at one school on the edge of the Gardnerville Ranchos, third-grade teacher Debbie McNeil is leaving the classroom to officially retire. It is a classroom that has seen children grow into adults, adults grow into parents, and parents grow into middle age. “It’s the reward of being in a small town — to see where my
Published: April 23, 2013
The Douglas boys swim team found its 30-meet win streak in serious jeopardy Saturday afternoon against Reno High School. Thanks to an assist from their strong group of divers, though, the Tigers boosted the streak to 31. Douglas’ Anthony Sellers, Jordan White and Tyler Vandenburg swept the top three places in the diving event, delivering the decisive 19 points in
Published: April 23, 2013
The Nevada Senate voted unanimously Monday to have law enforcement begin taking DNA samples from every person arrested on felony charges. Senate Bill 243 was dubbed Brianna’s law in honor of Brianna Denison, who was murdered in Reno in 2008. Both her family and numerous law enforcement officials have said DNA testing of those who are arrested could have prevented
Published: April 23, 2013
Even though Indian Hills resident Deana Camillo knew her daughter was only pretending to have overdosed at Friday night’s mock teen party, it didn’t make it any easier to watch. The Partnership of Community Resources and Students Taking On Prevention portrayed activities and scenarios that could happen when a teen party gets out of control during their annual Teen Parties
Published: April 23, 2013
120 years ago April 28, 1893 Monday evening, 22,000 pounds of creamery butter was shipped to Chicago. 95 years ago April 26, 1918 Three more stars will be added to the service flag of Douglas County today when three boys entrain at Minden for American Lake to take up training in order to help in the work of defeating the
Published: April 23, 2013
The cast of Carson Valley Community Theatre surprised even the director, Lucille Rao, during opening weekend of “Rumors.” The final three shows of the Neil Simon comedy are this weekend. “The writing is funny, and one of the ladies (Carla Wilson) is drunk for most of the play, which is hilarious,” Rao said. “Every night’s different. There’s always a new
Published: April 23, 2013
It is time for another Douglas County Parks & Recreation Teen Dance. The dance will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Building from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, and is open to sixth through eighth grade students. Cost is $10 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. Snacks will be available for purchase. The dance will include
Published: April 23, 2013
In court today Admitted motorbike thief Brian Ray Hearold, 19, is in court this morning seeking a reduction of his bail. He and codefendant Taylor A. Monge, 20, admitted to possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with the theft of two dirtbikes from a Gardnerville Ranchos home on Feb. 20. Monge was in court last week seeking a similar
Published: April 23, 2013
Indian Creek Reservoir campground will open for the season 10 a.m. April 26 according to the Bureau of Land Management. Dubbed one of the best campground values in the Sierra Nevada with hot showers, flush toilets, an RV sanitary dump station, paved roads and parking sites, and bear-proof storage lockers available at each site, the campground features a BLM maintenance
Published: April 22, 2013
A 21-year-old Gardnerville woman killed in a small plane crash that occurred early last week has been identified as Brittney Calane Hocking-Cangemi. Hocking-Cangemi was a passenger aboard a Cessna 182 that took off from North Las Vegas Airport at 6 p.m. April 14 on its way to Northern Nevada. A search began on April 15 in southern Lyon County where
Published: April 22, 2013
The Douglas High track & field program enjoyed a banner day at its annual home invite, the Big George Invitational, Saturday. Overall, Douglas won a staggering 18 events out of 36 contested on the day at the 14-school meet. The Lady Tigers cruised to the team win, scoring 250.5 points while Carson was second at 100.5 and Galena was third
Published: April 22, 2013
A new formula designed to more accurately calculate graduation rates continued to see drops in Douglas County and across Nevada, according to a Nevada Department of Education report. But even though Douglas was down 2.36 percent from last year, the final graduation rate issued by the state for the 2012 school year was higher than anticipated. Douglas County District Director
Published: April 22, 2013
Half a million pounds of trout are waiting for the opening of fishing season in Mono County on Saturday. That’s how much trout the California Department of Fish & Game has stocked in Sierra streams and lakes in preparation for opening day. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is also preparing for opening day, which is a busy one on the
Published: April 22, 2013
A 38-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound after an altercation in Gardnerville late Saturday night. The victim’s husband and brother were engaged in an argument when the woman’s brother, Benjamin Dupreez, 35, produced a handgun to allegedly protect himself from her husband, Travis Belles, 38. During a struggle for the gun, it discharged striking the victim in the
Published: April 22, 2013
One of a half dozen new Chevrolet pickups purchased by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was unveiled at the Business Showcase on Thursday. The pickup is the first to join the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet, according to Capt. David Aymami. Pickups, like those currently in use by the Nevada Highway Patrol, cost less than either patrol cars or
Published: April 19, 2013
The “local first” theme demonstrated at the 13th annual Business Showcase on Thursday couldn’t have thrived without the reciprocal relationship between customer and business owner. On one hand, local shoppers have to be willing to show up and patronize the mom-and-pop operations that define Carson Valley. And show up they did. The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the
Published: April 19, 2013
A 20-year-old Las Vegas man faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted of charges that he stabbed his 82-year-old great-grandfather in the neck, nearly severing the alleged victim’s trachea and cutting his thyroid. East Fork Justice Tom Perkins appointed lawyer Jamie Henry on Friday to represent Bradley Endsley Jr., being held in Douglas County Jail on $100,000 bail.
Published: April 19, 2013
A hazardous materials exercise at GE Energy had rescuers suiting up for a sulfuric acid spill on Friday. “We have two folks injured and one immobilized and unable to extricate himself,” East Fork Deputy Chief Tim Soule said describing the drill. “We need to retrieve that person safely.” A dozen firefighters donned the white plastic suits required to protect them
Published: April 19, 2013
Jacks Valley Elementary School 5th-grader Bryanna Marlatt had never been in a small aircraft before, let alone one without a motor. Bryanna, 11, was one of nearly 60 children who participated in Saturday’s Young Eagles Program at the Minden Tahoe Airport. She watched as her dad, Derek, described the experience of being in a glider. “She asked how it gets
Published: April 20, 2013
Additional shopping and movies have added riders to Douglas Area Rural Transit, manager Travis Lee said Friday. Carson Valley’s public transit system has added stops at the Gardnerville Walmart and the Ironwood Center in Minden. “I’ve heard more excitement about Ironwood, than I anticipated,” Lee said. “We’re starting to really see it increase, by adding Ironwood we picked up 4-5
Published: April 22, 2013

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