Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser set for March 1 |

Carson Valley Chukar Club fundraiser set for March 1

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The Carson Valley Chukar Club's 28th annual fundraiser will be held on March 1 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Festivities, including dinner and a chance to obtain raffle and auction items, begin at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the event are used to support wildlife habitat projects for outdoor hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Nevada.

Projects funded by the CVCC in 2013 included rebuilding Bilk Creek guzzlers that had been destroyed by fire, Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse re-interdiction, purchasing ATV for Nevada game wardens, Lathrop wildlife trailer, Mason Valley Wildlife Management Area food plots, support of the youth fishing derby and Greater Sage-Grouse research and monitoring.

Dinner will include tri-tip, homemade beans and salad. Raffle and auction items will include rifles, shotguns, fishing equipment, wildlife artwork and more.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and are advised smoking is prohibited inside the pavilion at the fairgrounds due to the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act.

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Visit the organization's website at for information.

Babe Ruth sign-ups Wednesday

Registration for the Carson Valley Babe Ruth program's 2014 season will be held on Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Line Drive University, 2577 Nowlin Road, Minden.

Babe Ruth sign-ups will also be taken on Feb. 25 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Line Drive U.

Snowshoe race at Lake Tahoe

The annual Fresh Tracks 5K Snowshoe Walk and Race is scheduled next Sunday on Lake Tahoe's South Shore.

Hosted by the Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club, the event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at Camp Richardson Resort.

Early pre-registration by Saturday is only $20 and includes choice of swag, snowshoe rental if you need snowshoes, post-race refreshments, and continued day use of groomed Camp Richardson trails. Race day registration is $30.

The beneficiaries of the event are the Eric Nageotte-Lowe Scholarship Fund for the Heavenly Freestyle Team as well as Girls on the Run-Sierras.

Visit for information.

Snow camping 101 offered

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering a for Snow Camping 101 course on March 29-30 designed to teach basic fundamentals and safety in winter camping.

Experienced TRTA guides will be on hand to share the fundamentals of winter weather, trip planning, backcountry cooking and staying warm. This challenging overnight program is designed for people who are already familiar with summer backpacking and camping techniques, and want to try their hand at snow camping.

The course is a hands-on program that will incorporate 18 hours of classroom instruction, demonstrations and scenarios out in the field. Specific location is still to be determined, but will take place on or near the Tahoe Rim Trail. The cost is $75 ($50 for TRTA members).

Call (775) 298-4485 or visit for information about the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.

Line Drive U now open

Line Drive University is now open for the season. The facility offers baseball and fast-pitch softball batting cages as well as hitting, pitching and fielding practice areas.

Line Drive is located at 2577 Nowlin Road, Minden. Hours of operation are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 267-3331 for information.

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