Stories for January 2006


Tuesday, January 31

Teen dance offered on Feb. 24

A teen dance will take place 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

How to deal when parents live with parents

Back home again ... parents living with parents ... many have found themselves is this position.

On bugs and stuff

Although spring begins the third week in March, now is the time to begin taking care of spring insect and disease problems.

'It's a Small World' at elementary school

Gardnerville Elementary School is hosting "It's a Small World" Multicultural Family Night 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Father-daughter dance on Feb. 11 at St. Gall

The annual father-daughter dance will take place 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Gall Catholic Church.

Updates on Douglas grads

Amanda Essary, soph., Oklahoma State: The Cowboys dropped two games, 5-2 and 6-13, to Southern Methodist last week.

Big 2nd half propels Tigers to 3rd-straight win

For the third-straight game, it was the third-quarter run coming out of the locker room that sparked the Douglas boys' basketball team to a big win.

Coleville boys still in playoff hunt

The Coleville boys' basketball team dropped a tough contest to Virginia City, 73-48 Friday, but kept its playoff hopes alive with a 53-29 win over Sierra Lutheran Saturday.

Lady Tigers score comeback win

This storyline was completely different.

Digest: Ducks Unlimited to host benefit dinner

The Carson Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host its 25th annual benefit drawing at Carson Valley Inn on Feb. 17.

Douglas tops Reno for league title

Saturday's home finale against Reno was more or less a microcosm of what the Douglas High wrestling team's entire season has been.

Monday, January 30

Kudos Orange

We want to thank all those who attended the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee's "Turn Nevada Blue" dinner last Saturday night at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Cook, Lewis plan wedding, local move

Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Cook of Smith Valley are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracy to D.J. Lewis. Both future bride and groom are currently living in Placerville, Calif.

Entries taken Saturday for March art show

The Nevada Artists Association will have its "Members Only Winter Show" Monday through March 18 at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery, 449 W. King St. in Carson City. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learning the techniques of abstract painting

Abstract artist Pam Brekas demonstrated the techniques she uses to create her art at the monthly meeting of the Carson Valley Art Association at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden, Friday.

Malkmus receives community award

A name that consistently comes up in the People section of The Record-Courier is Marilyn Malkmus. A search of the archives shows several photos taken at fund-raising events, most that the 65-year-old Gardnerville resident has headed herself.

Resident paints, writes about Sierra

Marye and Lou Roesers' family moved to Antelope Valley in 1967. Marye graduated from UCLA majoring in art and later went on to earn a general elementary education degree. She taught for 20 years and their family lived between Coleville and Mammoth lakes, depending on the season.

Friday, January 27

Gallery features artist this month

The East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville is featuring the works of Lynn Kelly in February.

Thursday, January 26

Health fair informative - shows are entertaining

Lots of commotion was going on in the dressing room down the hall from the Senior Health Fair and fashion show at the Carson Valley Inn, Wednesday.

Whole-food nutritional drink offered through Ranchos-based distributor

For the last five years, Ranchos resident Denise Anderson has provided non-genetically engineered whole-food supplements through her home-based business, Innovative Health Solutions.

Tigers break skid against Wooster

The Douglas boys' basketball team was well on its way to breaking its four-game losing streak Tuesday night when an otherwise solid win was marred by a near-brawl midway through the fourth quarter at Wooster High School.

League title on the line for Tiger grapplers

Saturday marks senior day for four talented Douglas High wrestlers.

Lady Tigers topple Wooster

In just one week, the Douglas girls' basketball team went from being 0-3 and struggling to find a rhythm on the court, to 4-3 and looking once again like a Sierra League playoff contender.

Wednesday, January 25

Less cost now for new center

The second reading of the ordinance that will create a 1.5 percent utility tax in stages is before Douglas County commissioners on Thursday.

Wildcats fare well at North Valleys youth tournament

Eighteen Wildcat wrestlers competed at the Sierra Wrestling Association Tournament at North Valleys High School on Jan. 15.

Tuesday, January 24

Carson ValleyAAU tryouts on Sunday

The Carson Valley Basketball Association will host tryouts for its traveling AAU programs Sunday at Douglas High School.

Lady Wolves stay hot in league play

The Coleville Lady Wolves pushed their New Year's winning streak to seven in a row with a 51-17 win at Gabbs Saturday.

Scholarship recipients chosen by art association

The Carson Valley Art Association's annual fall show at the CVIC Hall is for the specific purpose of raising scholarship money for Carson Valley art students planning on continuing their interest in art at a college of their choice and scholarship money assisting those former scholarship recipients who are still in college.

Theater returns to the Valley

After 15 years, The Carson Valley Community Theatre (CVCT) has brought theater back to the Carson Valley. The CVCT formed two years ago and performed an original work, "Nurseryland," at the Genoa Renaissance Faire.

Artist will demonstrate abstract painting Friday

The Carson Valley Art Association will meet, 1:30 p.m., Friday, at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Sharkey's offers free car giveaway, Super Bowl party

Sharkey's Casino in Gardnerville is holding a Super Bowl Sunday party and a chance to win Coolers of Cash.

Live entertainment in Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge

"Melissa Dru" continues in the Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge through Sunday, "The Kid & Nic" returns Monday through Feb. 5, "The BB Drifters Revue" returns Feb. 7-12, and various groups entertain on Monday nights. Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge entertainment is presented with no cover and no minimum.

Mid-winter and ready for summer

I miss the warmer weather, the longer days, and being able to get outside more like the time last September when my husband Doug and I, and friends Sandy and John set out on a motorcycle ride to Tom's Place by Crowley Lake and back taking a side trip around June Lake Loop.

Do you know about the body in the library?

Do you know about the body in the library?

Monday, January 23

Douglas grapplers take 2nd

Heading into the finals of the Alhambra wrestling tournament, Douglas High trailed by only three points with four wrestlers set to compete for tourney titles.

Senior Nugget trip reservations due Friday

Young At Heart Club for seniors scheduled a bus trip to John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, March 8. The cost is $21 with a return of $10 and a $3 food credit for spending at the casino.

Homemakers' club meets, offers scholarship

The Town and Country Homemakers Club is over 50 years old. The members will be celebrating with a birthday luncheon at Francisco's Mexican Restaurant in Minden on Wednesday at noon.

Democratic women luncheon Monday

Douglas County Democratic Women is hosting its first luncheon of 2006 on Monday, at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Coburn, Fields announce engagement

Kimberly S. Coburn and Benjamin W. Fields, both of Gardnerville have announced their engagement with a wedding date set for May 6 at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. A reception will follow at the Carson Valley Inn.

Winter Concert 2006 presented at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School

The Carson Valley Violin School, in conjunction with Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra will present Winter Concert 2006, 4 p.m. on Sunday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. There is no charge for the performance.

Snowshoe Thompson event reservations needed by Feb. 28

The 150th anniversary of the Snowshoe Thompson initial mail run from Placerville, Calif., to Genoa will be celebrated with the seventh annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe Tour and the fifth annual dedication of the Snowshoe Thompson Monument in Genoa.

Kaz's retirement dinner is Sunday

Kasimir Pawliszyn retired as Raley's in Gardnerville's store director after 23 years, and was with Raley's for 40 years.

Getting a read on local artists

The Antelope Valley Artists joined forces with those interested in rejuvenating the Antelope Friends of the Library on Jan. 18 with 28 residents attending the artists' reception at the Coleville Library.

Global-wise students win geography bees

Area elementary and middle school students have shown an aptitude in world geography.

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Carter among those to speak Saturday

Several Democratic candidates will be speaking at the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee's annual fundraising dinner on Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, including Jack Carter, running for U.S. Senate.

CVMS, Pau-Wa-Lu battle it out again

The eighth-grade boys' basketball teams at Carson Valley Middle School and Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School battled it out every time they met up this season.

Lady Tigers find offense in big win

The Douglas girls' basketball team put together its most impressive offensive performance of the season with its 72-36 win against Hug Saturday afternoon in Minden.

Saturday, January 21

Hug hangs on against Douglas

For the second time in two nights, the Douglas boys' basketball team had a higher-ranked team against the ropes midway through the third quarter and for the second night in a row, the higher-ranked team found a way out.

Hug hangs on against Douglas boys

For the second time in two nights, the Douglas boys' basketball team had a higher-ranked team against the ropes midway through the third quarter and for the second night in a row, the higher-ranked team found a way out.

Friday, January 20

Super Bowl celebrated at the Carson Valley Inn all weekend

The Carson Valley Inn in Minden, will have food and drink values, plus football prizes and bonuses for INN Club members on Super Bowl weekend.

Puppy training offered at Fuji Park

Adorable little puppies sometimes need to be a little more obedient for their young masters. The 4 Paws 4-H Dog Club is sponsoring a seven-week Basic Obedience and Puppy Training course, 6:30 Ð 7:15 p.m., Thursday through March 23 at Fuji Park Exhibit Hall.

Pau-Wa-Lu students learn first-hand how to better their community

Kevin Johnston raised $150.98 and made clothes for Katrina victims, Lindsey Scyphers and Araceli Ceballos collected 1,354 pounds of food and 109 toys for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Meghan Elliott and Nancy Duarte collected and sorted toys for Project Santa Claus.

Thursday, January 19

Lady Tigers hold on against Carson

After building an early lead Tuesday night, the Douglas High girls' basketball team had to hold on late for its first league victory of the season.

Class of '43 gathers for impromptu reunion

Knox Johnson was in on Thursday to check on his multiple subscriptions. Knox said he just had lunch with classmates from the Douglas High Class of 1943.

Zane, Ithurburu to wed

Kristen Marie Zane and Pierre DeEstray Ithurburu have announced their engagement with their wedding date set for Sept. 2, 2006.

Super Dog Saturday adoption event barkin' good fun for pooches and their owners

A Super Dog Saturday adoption event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Douglas County Animal Shelter, 921 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville.

Senior Valentine's dance is Feb. 4

The Sweetheart Dance will be 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Feb. 4 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville.

East Fork Gallery hosts winter sale through mid-March

The East Fork Gallery is offering a winter sale through mid-March. Original art will be marked down.

Controller speaks at Republican meeting

State Controller Kathy Augustine will speak at the Douglas County Republican Women meeting Feb. 1.

Douglas High names trio of new softball coaches

While somewhat new to the world of high school sports, the recently-hired coaches of the Douglas High School softball program are plenty familiar with the Carson Valley softball community.


Fay Lois Dykes, 87, a resident of Gardnerville, died Jan. 4, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Joanie Christl. Mrs. Dykes lived in Gardnerville for seven years.

Recreating images on glass

The lamp had once been an antique, a hand-painted beauty and someone's treasure. Now, the shade was broken and the pieces along with the lamp base sat on a garage sale table for the "get-rid-of-it" price of $20.

Young dancers perform nightly this week

The Dance Workshop Dancers are presenting "A Midwinter Night's Dream" through Sunday. Performances are taking place 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. The show's first performances were on Wednesday and Thursday.

30-year resident helped form Ruhenstroth fire department

Mike Hill is one of the founding members of our Ruhenstroth Volunteer Fire Department and currently is its vice president.

20 to 30-year-old community-minded women can join international club

The Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 Club invites young women, ages 20-39, to attend a social mixer and membership night at The Bank Parlor and Pub, 1596 Esmeralda Ave., Minden from 5:30-7 p.m on Thursday.

Carson boys escape with last-second victory

Forget about March Madness. A Jan. 17 game between the Carson and Douglas boys basketball teams can supply all the pandemonium any fan could want.

Wednesday, January 18

Children can conquer speaking fears

If your children get the jitters when they have to make presentations at school, Cooperative Extension's free "Speaking With Confidence 4-H Program," may be just what they need to conquer their fears and learn public speaking skills early in life.

Workshop for caregivers of dementia

The Nevada Caregiver Support Center and the Douglas County Senior Center will be conducting a workshop for family caregivers of persons with dementia entitled "Coping with Challenging Behaviors."

Election coming: Better talk about the letters

The recent exchange of letters over the senior center reminds me that we have an election coming up and it is time to go over some of the rules of the road.

Tuesday, January 17

County commissioners provide leadership, develop policies

Douglas County Community Development director Mitchell Dion and board of Douglas County commissioners vice chairman Doug Johnson were guests at the Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District meeting, Jan. 11.

Local physician speaks at multiple sclerosis meeting

The speaker for the Feb. 1 National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Great Basin Sierra Chapter meeting will be Dr. John P. Lagios, who has served in this community a number of years.

Driver safety course 55 ALIVE held at senior center

An AARP driver safety course, (55 ALIVE), sponsored by the Douglas County Senior Services, will be held at the Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, in Gardnerville on Feb. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Young at Heart Club events planned for senior citizens

The Young at Heart Club for Seniors at Douglas County Senior Center have planned some events for the next few weeks.

Featured artist from Minden

Anne Armijo is the featured artist at the Nevada Artists Association Gallery at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City.

What about all that mud?

With water and mud flowing into landscaped yards, what is a gardener to do to prevent long-term damage to plants? The silty mud deposited in yards by the storms can actually benefit our yards in some ways. If the mud hasn't buried plants, particularly grass, it can supply nutrients that are good for plant health.

Something's rotten in 'Minden Diggings'

Much of the audience of almost 100 seemed to forget themselves at the Friday night performance of "Mischief in Minden or Dexter Done Wrong" presented by the Douglas County Historical Society and performed by the Misfits Theater Group of Dayton.

Winter concerts performed in Minden starting today

The Dance Workshop Dancers are presenting "A Midwinter Night's Dream" today through Jan. 22. Performances will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Girl Scout cookies coming

Thin Mints, Caramel Delites, Peanut Butter Patties. It's Girl Scout cookie time. Saturday, Girl Scouts will be going door to door taking orders for these traditional goodies.

Valley happenings

There was an inaccuracy in my column last week concerning the insurances that MedDirect Urgent Care can accept. Medicare is one of the many insurance plans accepted by the facility. Medi-Cal is the plan at this time that is not accepted. Please do call the friendly staff at the new facility at (775)-266-3003 or (888)-636-6948 for further information.

Gallery hosts winter sale

The East Fork Gallery will have a winter sale starting Friday through Feb. 28. Original art will be marked down.

Updates on Douglas Grads

For the week ending Jan. 15, 2006

Miller tops nationally-ranked opponent for crown

Shane Miller's bid for a perfect senior season kept rolling along Saturday afternoon.

Monday, January 16

Art gallery welcomes nationally-known artists

The Davis Gallery of Fine Art in Genoa is expanding its art offerings with the recent addition of two nationally-known figurative and urban landscape artists.

Friday, January 13

Poet, earth advocate, to appear at Gardnerville bookstore

After years of world travel, championing the plight of wild horses, the mountain tapir of South America and writing two books, Craig Carpenter Downer, 57, a fourth-generation Nevadan, felt ready to release "Streams of the Soul."

Reno drops Douglas boys, girls

An early 12-3 swing launched the Reno Huskies past the Douglas boys' basketball team 86-67 Friday night in Minden

Thursday, January 12

Class Roundup

n Classes offered by Douglas County Parks and Recreation: Tiny Tumblers, Feb. 1-27, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10-10:45 a.m., ages 3-6 at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics,

Democratic fundraiser takes place Jan. 28

The "Turn Nevada Blue" democratic fundraising dinner will be 6 p.m., Jan. 28, at the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom.

Artist brings characters to life on canvas

Ray Freeman was well received at the January meeting of the Nevada Artists Association where he demonstrated and explained his techniques while working on a landscape in oil.

Emergency preparedness classes are Eagle Scout project

Recent natural and man-made disasters caused a greater awareness of the need for personal and home preparedness throughout the nation.

Mystery sub-genres delved into by group

The Douglas County Public Library will conduct a group discussion of mystery sub-genres Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Douglas County Public Library in Minden. Library staff and other mediators will be on hand to help facilitate the discussions.

Family Support Council offers parenting classes

The Family Support Council of Douglas County is offering three parenting classes beginning in January. Classes are free, with a $10 materials fee, and are available to interested parents from all areas.

Coleville tops Whittell

Jacob Erickson scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, and Jed Chessani added 10 points to help lead the Coleville boys' basketball team to a 59-46 victory over Whittell Tuesday night.

Digest: High Sierra Fly Casters to meet

The High Sierra Fly Casters will host their first meeting of the new year January 18 at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

Caples Lake covered with 3-feet thick sheet of ice

This not your usual report. I have received some information on the conditions for ice fishing.

Wednesday, January 11

WNCC programs on display at library

During January the Douglas County Public Library is featuring a display by Western Nevada Community College to promote educational programs at the Douglas Campus. Did you know that WNCC has a sports program? Get more information on the Wildcat sports teams at the Minden library.

Child Find screens for developmental delays

The Douglas County School District Early Childhood Special Education Program is holding a Child Find, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 28 at Minden Elementary School.

Cookbook benefits school

Carson Valley Middle School is offering original recipes in a one-of-a-kind cookbook. Proceeds from sales go into a staff welfare fund, to provide for activities and extra expenses.

Who needs God? Everyone does

Allow me if you would, to talk with you today about a notion espoused by many intellectual elitists and others, that only the weak, the losers and the dying need God. Maybe you have been tempted to think this.

Dirt roads and planting asparagus

Much of the wet snow we had in Fish Springs last week melted into slimy mud on the dirt roads. My husband and I just happen to live on one of those slushy roads and we saw two large vehicles get stuck in the muddy soup.

Church holds spaghetti feed

Carson Valley Methodist Church will have its annual spaghetti dinner to raise money for the Church Library, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 21. There will be a donated book sale. Information, Nancy Powell 782-9464 or e-mail

Douglas family finds way onto television

Not only did Topaz resident John Flaherty's grandson, Trevor Toomey, make his television debut on Sunday's America's Funniest Home Videos, but some of the old man's work has made it on the tube as well.

Center never on ballot by itself

People continue to claim county commissioners approved a measure defeated by voters when they approved a means of funding a new senior center. We could understand the outrage if that were true, but it is not.

Ranchos couple expands horizons through travel

The warmth and beauty of Acapulco, Mexico provided a welcome holiday haven for Ranchos residents Wendell and Jeanette Jenness. They spent 10 days among the beautiful cliffs of Acapulco Bay and say Mexico is one of their favorite vacation destinations; one which they return to time and time again.

Storm damage to trees

Gusts of 95 miles per hour ripped through Carson City this past week. Limbs broke off trees. Trees fell over when saturated soils would no longer support them in the face of these gale-force winds.

Tuesday, January 10

Hawker fundraiser to take place on Jan. 18

A fundraiser for a Ruhenstroth resident who suffered a severe head injury at Sand Mountain last fall is Jan. 18.

Douglas freshmen top McQueen

The Douglas freshman girls' basketball team finished its preseason schedule on a high note. After dropping a close contest to Spanish Springs 34-31 Tuesday, the Lady Tigers won back-to-back contests against Whittell's junior varsity squad and and McQueen's freshman girls.

Digest: High Sierra Fly Casters meeting next week

The High Sierra Fly Casters will host their first meeting of the new year January 18 at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Road in Gardnerville.

Davis commits to Western Nevada

Western Nevada Community College baseball coach D.J. Whittemore may have thought he couldn't top his first recruiting class.

Sapp wins Tahoe Basin league opener

Douglas senior Holden Sapp got his ski season off to a blazing start, winning the first Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season Thursday at Alpine Meadows.

Lady Wolves top Virginia City, Sierra Lutheran

The Coleville Lady Wolves girls' basketball team opened league play with two convincing wins over the weekend.

Wild start to the new year for bantam hockey team

Although the High Sierra Wild and Valley of the Sun Hockey Association teams are 850 miles apart, they have become rivals.

Tigers roll through home tournament

The Douglas wrestling team left little doubt as to who the top team in the gymnasium was Saturday, completely dominating a tournament field that included four of the top 10 ranked teams in the northern half of the state at the Carson Valley Lions' Invitational in Minden.

Seniors lunch in Minden

Buses picked up a few stragglers in front of the Douglas County Senior Center late Monday morning, who were either uninformed or forgot about the renovations taking place at the center this week.

Douglas boys top North Valleys

The Douglas boys' basketball team utilized an overwhelming pace in the second half to race past the North Valleys Panthers 77-56 at Douglas Tuesday night.

Cookbook benefits school

Carson Valley Middle School is offering original recipes in a one-of-a-kind cookbook. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook go into a staff welfare fund, which funds special expenses that come up throughout the year for teachers and employees.

'Music Man Junior' open for registration through Thursday

"Music Man Junior" is open for registration through Thursday.

Singles club lines up events for month of January

The original Nevada Singles Social Club has events scheduled for January.

Adult reading program offered

Do you know about the Body in the Library?

Urgent care welcomed in Holbrook

Last Sunday I attended the open house for the new Med Direct Urgent Care facility in Holbrook Junction, 1550 Highway 395, 266-3003. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The staff includes medical director of Med Direct Urgent Care Dr. William O'Shaughnessy, physician's assistant Rebecca Kemp and medical assistant Pam Carter.

Senior Health Fair and fashion show coming Jan. 25

The Douglas County Senior Center will conduct the seventh annual Senior Health Fair, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Shannon Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Highway 395 in Minden.

Friends of library membership reception takes place Jan. 28

The Friends of the Douglas County Public Library will hold their annual membership reception on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Minden library. New officers for 2006 will be elected, board members will discuss the group's accomplishments in 2005, and refreshments will be served.

Kathy Augustine to speak at republican luncheon

The Douglas County Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of each month Feb.1 at the Carson Valley Inn, Minden.

Monday, January 9

Museum trees bring in quarters

The peoples' vote selected the favorite decorated tree entered in the recent Gallery of Trees at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. The trees, on display through the month of December, were a family treat to see. Many visitors participated in the voting for the best decorated Christmas trees.

Bedtime stories start Monday at library

The Douglas County Public Library is presenting Bedtime Stories at the Minden branch.

Nominations accepted for Women in History project

The seventh annual Women's History Remembering Project of the Douglas County Historical Society will take place on March 12. The theme this year is "Douglas County Women: Footsteps in History."

Digging through the past

If John Shuler had his way, he would spend all of his time digging.

Pau-Wa-Lu students strive to prevent underage drinking

Stand Tall Don't Fall members Brandi Graves and Katie Nicholson recently spent an afternoon placing prevention messages in fortune cookies to be distributed at their school, Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Each message contains a fact about underage drinking.


Project Santa Claus says thanks to community

Genealogy group learns history

A group of people interested in the subject of genealogy meets the first Thursday each month.

Student receives 2nd scholarship

Caleb Prudhomme was selected to receive a second $500 scholarship from the Masons of the five Lodges in Carson Valley, Carson City, and Silver City.

Sponsors sought for support council

The annual fundraising event, "Puttin' on the Ritz," will be held on March 18 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club, to benefit the Family Support Council of Douglas County.

New urgent care in Holbrook Junction

An open house was held on Jan. 8 at the new MedDirect Urgent Care at Holbrook Junction, an attractive building with a friendly, welcoming staff.

Friday, January 6

Schools sought for Arbor Day contest

The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Nevada Division of Forestry are calling on all fifth-grade classrooms in Nevada to showcase their artistic talents by creating posters reflecting the theme "Trees are Terrific ... in All Shapes and Sizes!" The annual contest educates children about the importance of planting and caring for trees. View Nevada's 2005 winning poster at

Thursday, January 5

Bank robbery suspect waives hearing

A 26-year-old California man, accused of robbing a Bank of America branch at gunpoint, is set to appear in District Court on Jan. 23.

Happy Days Dance and Party on Jan. 28

The Carson Valley Sertoma Club would like to invite you to its first annual Happy Days Dance and Party 6-10 p.m., Jan. 28 at the CVIC Hall.

Advance tickets available for Savor the Flavor fundraiser

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley presents its 11th annual Savor the Flavor fundraiser from 6-9 p.m., March 4, at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort clubhouse (formerly known as Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch).

Carson Valley Lodge No. 33 receives award

The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Nevada awarded Carson Valley Lodge No. 33 of Gardnerville the Silver State Award for Excellence for the second consecutive year.

Wrestlers to host tourney Saturday

The Douglas wrestling team has been rolling through its league schedule and it will get the chance to show off the talent is has this weekend as the school hosts its first tournament in two years.

Wyatt's 3-point shot sinks Spanish Springs

For all the bad bounces and tough breaks the Douglas girls' basketball team has had to deal with in the 2005-06 season, it was only a matter of time before the Lady Tigers found their own stroke of good luck.

Christen recognized for 30 years of service

Werner Christen was only supposed to be around long enough to help the Douglas County Recorder's Office catch up with its filing.

Wednesday, January 4

Wyatt's shot sinks Cougars

For all the bad bounces and tough breaks the Douglas girls' basketball team has had to deal with in the 2005-06 season, it was only a matter of time before the Lady Tigers found their own stroke of good luck.

Don't waste another year

The beginning of a new year is a compelling reminder that we are creatures of time. The reality of our limited time on earth is slow dawning upon human consciousness. Youth does not give much thought to it for it seems a year is forever but as the years pass, each of us find they pass with ever-increasing speed. How astonishing is it to read the Bible of a coming age when time will be irrelevant.

Nice weather for a disaster

With the sun shining and a blanket of snow, it is hard to believe that Douglas County has been declared a disaster area.

Longtime Genoan leaves a lasting legacy

A celebration of life for longtime Genoa resident Nancy Miluck is 1 p.m. Sunday at the Genoa Community Church.

Dayton theater group comes to Gardnerville

A group of Dayton performers, the Misfits of Dayton, is bringing its original melodrama "Mischief in Minden or Dexter Done Wrong" to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Jan. 13 and 14.

Acoustic jam in a Gardnerville book store

Mike Rottman began meeting at the Eddy Street Book Exchange a few months ago to play his acoustic guitar in the company of other musicians, when his regular jam spot, Java Joe's in Carson City, stopped being open on Sunday afternoons.

Genoa Bar 'plugs in' for another year

Floods, winds, rain and snow didn't stop the New Year's Eve revelers from packing into the Genoa Bar for the unplugged celebration, according to bar owner Willy Webb.

Rain gardens soak up excess moisture

The launch of the new year was once again wet and dramatic with all the rain and snow. I noticed that my decomposed granite driveway flooded, but my lawn and tree areas did not. These areas acted like a sponge, soaking up excess moisture. What we do in our landscapes can influence storm impacts.

Nominations sought for endangered historic places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for the 2006 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list until Jan. 18.

Tuesday, January 3

Last week's flood topped by previous years' storms

You've heard the old expression, "The good Lord willing and the creek don't rise?" Well, the creek did rise out here in Fish Springs last weekend, as it did throughout the whole county. But it looked like Fish Springs weathered the storm a whole lot better than many other areas of Douglas County. We were lucky that the snow pack in the Pine Nut Mountains was comparatively light so the heavy downpour of rain didn't have as much to melt.

People's choice winners chosen for 'Between Fences' contest

The people's choice winners in the "Between Fences" photo contest were announced last week. Tied for the honor are two Carson Valley residents, John O'Neill of Minden and Wendell Jenness of Gardnerville.

Looking back on 2005

Outside my window the snow is quietly falling, creating a landscape of white, a wintry start to the New Year. About a dozen quail have found their way into the back yard, scratching in the snow for anything they can find that is good to eat. My new calendar is open and ready to be filled with exciting places to go and things to do.

Douglas wraps up non-league slate

The Douglas boys' basketball team lost to a strong Amador Valley team 70-45 at the Rancho Cordova Tournament near Sacramento Friday, taking fourth place in the tournament.

Longtime resident dies

Florence "Flo" Anderson-Abbott, longtime resident of Antelope Valley, died on Dec. 26, 2005, at the Evergreen Center, Gardnerville. Anderson-Abbott was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Medford, Mass

Monday, January 2