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Hunter safety class Saturday

Staff Reports

A hunter safety class is being hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden.

Anyone who passes the course will receive a certificate that is valid anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The course will cover several topics including but not limited to, wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

Completion of a work book is mandatory prior to the class; the work book can be obtained at the Sheriff's Office or purchased on line. The cost of the course is $5 unless the participant is under 18. Registration fees for students under 18 years of age will be paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

The class is limited to 35 students per class and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit and click on Learn and Participate/Hunter Ed Class. Call the Douglas County Sheriff's administration at 782-9900 during regular working hours for more information or assistance.

Carson valley fastpitch meeting to be held Sept. 2

Carson Valley Fastpitch will hold elections for board positions at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Line Drive University, 2577 Nowlin Rd., (off Johnson Lane).

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Anyone interested in filling a board position must submit a letter of intent, postmarked by Aug. 20, to Carson Valley Fastpitch, P.O. Box 2142, Minden, NV 89423. Letters may also be emailed to by Aug. 25.

Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview at the Sept. 2 meeting. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory.

Call Joey McNinch at 775-291-3137 or Patti Snyder at 265-6447 for information.

Introduction to golf class open for juniors

An introduction to junior golf class on Sept. 6 at the Carson Valley Golf Course is being offered by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

Participants 5 to 16 years of age will be divided into three groups based on age. The 5-6 year-old age class is from noon-1:15 p.m., 7-8 year-olds meet from 1:30-2:45 p.m. and 9-16 year-olds from 3-4:15 p.m.

Classes will be taught by Carson Valley Golf Course professionals. The cost of the class is $20, which includes club rental and golf balls. Refreshments will also be provided.

Pre-registration is being taken at the parks and recreation department, 1323 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Call 782-9828 for information.

CVMS to host basketball open gym

Basketball open gym for seventh and eighth grade girls who are interested in playing on their middle school teams this fall will be held today and Thursday at Carson Valley Middle School.

The CVMS main gym will be open from 3-4:30 p.m. Coaches from the CVMS and Pau-Wa-Lu middle school programs will be available to answer questions regarding tryouts.

Contact Kevin Huff at, Phil Emm at, or Brian Mello at for information.

Raiders booster club holds membership drive

The Carson City Raiders Booster Club is holding its annual membership drive and picnic on Saturday at Dayton State Park starting at 11 a.m.

The picnic is free for members, and fans are invited to attend for $5 per person or $15 per family. Membership dues are $30 per person or $40 per family. The club will provide burgers, hot dogs and water.

Attendees are asked to bring side dishes to share. RSVP to Ed Cabello at 246-4662 or by Aug. 14.

The group meets to watch every regular season game at Carson Lanes' Eleventh Frame Lounge.

Volleyball class offered for youth

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Youth Volleyball Skills Class for fifth-through-eighth grade girls and boys that will extend from August until December.

Sessions will be held On Wednesdays from Aug. 20-Dec. 3 and on Fridays from Aug. 22-Dec. 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. each night in the Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School main gym.

Dan Hannah will instruct the classes with a focus on fundamental skills.

Free trial classes will be available on the two opening nights — Aug. 20 and Aug. 22 — for those who are not sure they want to commit to the entire course.

The cost is $175 per session and $300 for students who participate in both sessions.

Pre-registration is being taken at the parks and recreation department office, 1323 Waterloo Lane. Call 782-9828 for information.

Volunteer football coaches needed

Volunteer coaches are needed for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department Youth NFL Flag Football program. The program includes 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions for boys and girls. Coaches' application and background checks are required for all coaches and must be received by Aug. 8.

Games will be held on Saturdays at Stodick Park in September, October and November.

Visit or call 782-9828 for information.

Tahoe rim trail camp next weekend

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association will hold its second Tahoe Rim Trail Back Country Camp on Saturday and Sunday at the Marlette Peak Campground.

TRTA is seeking volunteers to assist with trail work including widening tread, clearing brush, and building rock retaining walls. At this year's camp the TRTA aims to reconstruct the Marlette Peak Trail so it can be opened back up to equestrians and mountain bikers.

In addition, the camps need kitchen volunteers to help our fantastic camp chef's prepare hearty meals for the camp.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been hosting Backcountry Camps for more than 25 years.

Visit the Tahoe Rim Trail Association's website — — for more information and to register. Contact amyt@tahoerimtrailassociation or call 775-298-4492 for information.

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