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Don’t just talk to the pain, listen

July 3, 2018

Body pain has a voice. It speaks through discomfort. Far too often when our body hurts we ignore it and wish it would go away quickly. Of course pain is difficult and uncomfortable but it...


Good little buggers to the rescue

July 3, 2018

Recently, I wrote that aphids invaded our ash trees, but I’m pleased to report that a battalion of good little buggers came to the rescue. I’m referring to the syrphid flies, sometimes called flower flies...


Build a foundation

June 6, 2018

Compassion by definition is sympathy of others; distress with a desire to alleviate it. Turning this powerhouse of emotion toward ourselves is phenomenally life altering. If we can harness the ability to practice compassion for...


Root Hairs on Steroids – The Magic of Mycorrhizae

June 6, 2018

Spores inoculating roots sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. Yet a healthy soil contains multitudes of fungal spores that establish relationships with the root systems of plants. These relationships are beneficial to...


Landscapes topic of museum art show

June 5, 2018

The Douglas County Historical Society presents an exhibition of nationally recognized artist Charles Muench’s paintings “Listening to the Land – Paintings of Nevada’s High Desert and the Eastern Sierra” June 19 at the museum. Muench...



Lei making for high school grads

May 3, 2018

Rick and Davelyn Miyashiro open their home on June 6 at 6 p.m. to make leis for graduating seniors from all area schools. Anyone wanting to make a lei for a local graduating senior is...


Dinner for six

April 29, 2018

Martha Zimet, Kay Flaxa and Ruth Ifversen arrive in shiny red automobiles. Georgia Fulstone arrives in a pearl white Lexus, a vehicle I dearly covet. Although the vehicle color ratio is lopsided, it’s of no...


R-C aircraft club flying high

April 26, 2018

Sierra Sagebrush Flyers, Inc., is the Academy of Model Aeronautics Club No. 2649 Region. It is a nonprofit group of radio-controlled model airplane flying enthusiasts who meet at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of...


Return of the Minden Jedi

April 26, 2018

What started as a ridiculous pun has evolved in the most important day on the “Star Wars” fan calendar. Every year on May 4, Star Wars fans everywhere celebrate the franchise by wishing each other...


Healthy, happy lawns

April 17, 2018

It’s mid-April and lawns are starting to green up. I forgot to do my fall fertilization in October and the grass really needs a boost. There are weeds, especially clover, invading thinner areas of the...


Remember When

March 13, 2018

120 YEARS AGO March, 11 1898 Douglas County suffered a great deal of severe unreasoned and unreasonable criticism for the failure of the Grand Jury to indict the men who lynched Adam Uber, claiming that...


Spotlight for Feb. 23

February 24, 2018

GARDNERVILLE Grandma’s Gold Mine. The Douglas County Historical Society presents a classic old-style comic melodrama, “Grandma’s Gold Mine” or “The Lady With the Silver Dollar Hair” Today-Sunday, Cost, $15 to $30. Carson Valley Museum &...


Spotlight for Feb. 9

February 13, 2018

GARDNERVILLE Crab & Tri-tip. The Carson Valley Sertoma Club’s 9th annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab and Tri-Tip Dinner is 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Cost, $45 per...


Spotlight for Jan. 26, 2018

January 26, 2018

GARDNERVILLE Health Fair. Douglas County Senior Health Fair 8 a.m.- noon today at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455. Elks Meals. Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge’s family breakfast is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday...


Spotlight for Jan. 12, 2018

January 23, 2018

GARDNERVILLE Fishing Derby. 2018 Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby through April 15 at Topaz Lake, 1979 Highway 395 Gardnerville. Information, visitcarsonvalley.org Portrait painting. The Douglas County Historical Society is hosting a live demonstration of portrait painting...


Spotlight for Jan. 5, 2018

January 23, 2018

GARDNERVILLE Supaman. Supaman sponsored by Gemle?payes “Don’t Lose Heart” live 5:30 p.m. today at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Free to the public. Information, Washoe Tribe Health Center, 265-8622....


Spotlight for Jan. 19, 2018

January 23, 2018

GARDNERVILLE ELKS Bingo. The Tahoe/Douglas ELKS host bingo Jan. 19 at the Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville. Doors open 5 p.m., warm ups 6 p.m., regular games, 6:30 p.m. Coverall Jackpot $1,199 in 57 or...



Busy week greeting the holidays

November 30, 2016

Christmas Comedy. The Carson Valley Inn presents Sister’s Christmas Catechism Comedy Show 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tickets, $22 and available at the hotel. Information, 782-6606 or visit www.carsonvalleyinn.com Spaghetti Feed. ELKS Annual Spaghetti Feed...