Stories for October 2006


Tuesday, October 31


A memorial service is 10 a.m. Thursday at The Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church for Delma Blanche Madison Howell, 86, a Gardnerville resident.

Firefighters conduct an assembly at Piñon Hills Elementary

Last week, East Fork Fire District sent a fire engine, a rescue truck and tenders to Piñon Hills Elementary School for an assembly. Fire Marshal Steve Eisele spoke to the students about the fire precautions we need to take in our homes. He sited the "Great Chicago Fire" that was "according to legend" started by Catherine O'Leary's cow who kicked over a lantern and ignited the hay in the barn.

Douglas High grads to wed

Aimee Smith and James Fikker are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple plan to marry in Minden Park, Sept. 22, 2007.

Hart, Ellis to marry Dec. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hart of Woodfords are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rebecca Hart to Bradley Wayne Ellis.

Methodist Church craft fair is Saturday

The Carson Valley United Methodist Church will host its annual Holiday Craft Faire on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held in the fellowship hall, located at 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

State issues, two local races in next week's election

Next Tuesday, there are several California state issues and two local races that need our attention and our vote. Inform yourself, form an opinion, and vote.

Kiwanis installs new officers

The Carson Valley Kiwanis organization is the second oldest in Nevada, second only to Reno. The club was chartered in 1927 by some of the most prominent farming fathers of Douglas County. Their charter is to serve the community and the children of Douglas County. Kiwanis is also an international organization that serves the children of the world.

Head south for boutique/bazaar

The Topaz Sagehens Fall Boutique will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park Building. New vendors, local crafters, a raffle and the "Queen for a Day" prize are included. Prizes include, two for $100, dinner, gifts, haircuts, etc. Refreshments include chili dogs, drinks and baked goodies. For information or raffle tickets, call Micki Joye at 266-1025. Take Highway 395 to 208, left on Albite, right on Carter.

Holiday Craft Fair at the food closet

The food closet is getting ready for its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Closet Crafters have been busy all year creating their crafts and handiwork for the event. The fair will be on display at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, just down the street from Lampe Park.

R-C Sports Notebook: Tiger boys are the cardiac kids

The R-C Sports Notebook is a weekly online-exclusive column that appears every Tuesday on It contains observations, rumors, scoops and briefs from the Douglas County sports world.

Monday, October 30

Volleyball: Tiger spikers get past Wooster

The Douglas volleyball team faced an upstart Wooster Colts squad in its final tune-up before the Northern 4A Regional playoffs Thursday, but managed to pull out the victory in four games.


David D. David, 76, a Stateline resident for the past 16 years, died Oct. 26, 2006, in Carson City.

Our future is in our past

From our reading of the many letters to the editor involving the three county tax questions, it seems to us that the issue is not so much the tax as the principle of the thing.

Volleyball: Coleville takes twin bill against Sage Ridge

The Coleville volleyball team took two matches from Sage Ridge in Reno last week, winning 25-9, 23-25, 15-13 and 20-25, 25-10, 18-16.

Updates on Douglas graduates for the week ending Oct. 29, 2006

Andy McIntosh, soph., WR, Nevada: McIntosh caught one pass for two yards in Nevada's 48-21 win over New Mexico State Saturday. He also played on all of the Wolf Pack's special teams.

JV/Freshman roundup: Frosh spikers wrap up unbeaten league season

The Douglas High School freshman volleyball team wrapped up a near-spotless season last week with a win over Wooster.

Football: Douglas season statistics


Boys' soccer: More mohawks, another first-round upset for Douglas

The Douglas boys' soccer team might as well just patent the script to the first round of the Northern 4A Regional playoffs.

Boys' Soccer: Season statistics


Girls' Soccer: Final season statistics


Friday, October 27

Tigers thump Colts 55-7 in home debut

The Douglas football team had a little bit of everything working well Thursday night as they made their home debut in the regular season finale.

Thursday, October 26

Douglas to play at home in playoffs afterall

The Douglas High School football team will get a chance to play at home during the playoffs afterall.


They smile out from windows, doorsteps and entryways

This weekend in Carson Valley sports

Either one of the Douglas soccer playoff games Saturday morning will be good to see.

Old Celtic music at Eddy Street

A rousing night of acoustic hornpipes, reels, jigs and waltzes plus stories of the old Celtic music will be presented at the Eddy Street Book Exchange, when Wild Sage performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Library presents musical program

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden presents a special musical program featuring Trinkle Brass Works 7 p.m. today. The brass ensemble will perform at the CVIC Hall, located at 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

Football: Douglas stomps Wooster in home debut

The Douglas football team had a little bit of everything working well Thursday night as they made their home debut in the regular season finale.

100-pound pumpkins in Ruhenstroth

Pumpkin, pumpkin, who's got the pumpkin? Tracy Carlson does.

Resident's 'green thumb' is pleasant surprise

A visit with Topaz Ranch Estates resident, Debra Quatrochi, turned into a very interesting experience for me the other day. What started out as a story about emus she has been raising, evolved into a history lesson and one of a visit to her extraordinary botanical garden which enveloped every corner of her home.

Wednesday, October 25

Soccer: LeFever breaks records as Douglas shuts down Wooster

With standout forward Morgan LeFever rewriting the record books for the Douglas girls' soccer team this season, it might have been easy to miss how well the Tiger defense has played through the second half of the season.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Polls

The Sierra Nevada Sports Media Polls are voted on weekly by reporters from around the Northern region. One computer formula is included in football voting, although it is given the same weight as the human voters. Schools from any league or classification in Northern Nevada are eligible for the polls. Complete voting results follow.

Volleyball: Reno spoils senior night for spikers

The Douglas volleyball team was facing a tough test with Sierra League second-place Reno High School coming to town for the Tigers' senior night.

Buying all of Minden might be cheaper than garage

Once again, Douglas County has not done its homework- in this case an impartial in-depth analysis of the actual needs and cost effectiveness of a "parking garage in downtown Minden." Recently the county commissioners approved an architectural contract (for $562,000) to design an 110,000 square feet 31Ú2 story structure, costing an estimated $7.5 million to house some 209 parking spaces (and a small amount of commercial and office space).

Tuesday, October 24

Douglas returns home, finally

Thursday night, the Douglas High School football team will literally celebrate homecoming, returning battle-tested, road-weary and, oh yeah, victorious after 11 consecutive games on the someone else's turf.

Douglas 4-H members receive awards at expo

Douglas County did great this year at State Expo. This was held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Oct. 13-15 and was attended by 4-H members from around the State of Nevada. We would like to appreciate all the kids' great work this year and the help of many dedicated volunteers and staff.

Douglas 4-H Rabbit/Cavy Club exceeds

On Oct. 14, the 4-H State Expo was held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Not only rabbits and cavies were there, but also animals such as horses, dogs, and reptiles were present. After all of the judging of the animals, there was a barbecue and a dance for all the kids. Kelsey Blotter, Shandi Anderson and Amelia Ritger of the Douglas County 4-H Funny Bunny, Wavy Cavy and Wicked Chicken Club brought their animals.

R-C Sports Notebook: Laird developing into a big-time quarterback

Everyone expected to see one of the region's best quarterbacks turn in a big game last week in the Douglas-Reno football matchup.

Tie with Wooster clinches 3rd for Tigers

In three short days, the Douglas boys' soccer team went from being a team on the brink of missing the playoffs to clinching the No. 3 seed out of the Sierra League.

Monday, October 23

Tigers to play home-opener Thursday

It took almost the whole season, but the Douglas Tiger football team will play at home for the first time this year in the regular-season finale against Wooster Thursday night.

Lady Tigers upend Reno

The Douglas girls' soccer team wrapped up an unbeaten home slate over the weekend, topping No. 6 Reno 1-0 Saturday in Minden.

Boys' soccer: Douglas clinches playoff spot

The Douglas boys' soccer team clinched a playoff spot Saturday, upsetting No. Reno 2-1 in Minden.

Football: Douglas season stats through Oct. 20

Record: 7-2 overall, 6-0 Sierra League, 0-0 home, 4-1 away, 3-1 neutral

Now, there's a fan

A month or so ago, Daisy Mertzel and her dog, Percy, came through Walker in their motor home. While here, she went into the Walker Country Store and saw the rubber ducks available to adopt for the Oct. 15 race at the Walker Fall Festival.

Having too much fun on my computer

I have lots of pictures stored on my computer since the purchase of my digital camera last winter. I have always taken lots of pictures, but now that I don't have to pay to have them developed and printed, I have gotten even more crazy with my camera (I wonder how the film developing businesses will stay in business?). I also love to listen to Country music so I have quite a few songs stored under my music on my computer.

Football: Coleville thumps McDermitt

The Coleville Wolves ended the 2006 season with a scoring flurry defeating the hosting McDermitt Bulldogs by a final score of 60-20.

More Halloween events in the Valley and beyond

n Silver Strike Entertainment Center presents a Halloween costume party 6 p.m. to closing Oct. 28. Bowling will cost $1 from 6 p.m. on. There will be live music, dancing, prizes, drink and food specials. Children younger than 12 get free shoe rentals. There is no charge for attending. Silver Strike is located at 1281 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For more information, call 265-5454.


The duo Krista Jenkins and Mike Maloney, fresh from a well-received performance, will return Saturday night to Buckaroos Saloon, 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Come dance to favorite old-time country songs from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call Steve Orlando, 782-9693.

Martial Arts Expo II kicks in Saturday

The Martial Arts Expo II, a benefit for the Family Support Council of Douglas County, will take place 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Pinenut Road in Gardnerville. Competitor check-in time is at noon, with a referee meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Playing Mrs. Kinsey and Gardner

I'm still reeling after the past weekend of ghost walks and the Genoa cemetery tour. A fellow haunter, Dianna Borges, just stopped by and we spent most of 20 minutes reminiscing about how much fun we had and how we wish we could continue playing our characters.

Customer service lost at the Department of Motor Vehicles

Just a personal experience that I wanted to share with our readers. I'm sure we've all had similar experiences, but I was so incensed at the disregard for customers at the Minden DMV office on Monday that I felt it necessary to write an editorial.

Girls' Soccer: Douglas season statistics

Record: Overall 9-5-4, Sierra League 7-3-3, Home 5-0-3, Away 2-5-1, Neutral 2-0.

JV/Frosh roundup: JV Tigers win league title

The Douglas varsity football team wasn't the only Tiger squad to claim a league title Friday night.

Boys' Soccer: Douglas season statistics

Record: Overall 14-5-1, Sierra League 8-5, Home 6-2-1, Away 5-3, Neutral 3-0.

Saturday, October 21

Douglas clinches league title

Once the dust cleared Friday, Douglas coach Mike Rippee approached his team, shrugged his shoulders and shouted, "You guys are champions."

Volleyball: Lady Wolves take three straight wins

The Coleville volleyball team kept rolling over the last week, picking up three wins to improve to 9-1 for October.

Friday, October 20

Douglas leads Reno High at half

The Douglas Tigers are leading Reno High School 21-0 at half time in the league championship.

Volleyball: Douglas sweeps Hug

The Douglas volleyball team picked up its fifth win in the last seven games Thursday night, sweeping past Hug 25-7, 25-14, 25-17 in Reno.

Thursday, October 19

This weekend in Carson Valley sports

In what has become a somewhat heated rivalry over the last few years, the Douglas High School football team will take on the Reno Huskies Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Reno for the Sierra League title.

Volleyball: Douglas sweeps South Tahoe

The Douglas volleyball team continued its strong play Tuesday night, sweeping easily past South Tahoe, a team the Tigers had struggled through five games against earlier in the season, 25-17, 25-12, 25-10 Tuesday at Douglas.

Elks Lodge luau to take place Saturday

The Minden/Douglas Elks Lodge is hosting a luau 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the lodge 1276 Pit Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Sierra Lutheran preparing for regional meet

Even a small, growing school that focuses on academic acheivement needs opportunities for its students to participate in sports and Sierra Lutheran High is no exception.

Alternative-style band plays at Thanksgiving food drive

The Coyote Sports Bar & Grill has scheduled a food drive to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet on Nov. 22. The restaurant and sports bar will provide a drop barrel for donations that day and evening.

SGI articles ignore some important facts

Sustainable Growth Initiative Committee Co-Chair John Garvin's comment "pandering to the development interests by way of excessive amendments ruins the master plan" is made without knowledge.

Digest: Major Leaguers coming to Valley for fundraiser

The Coalition for a Boys & Girls Club in Carson Valley will host the Go to Bat World Series party Saturday at the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ballroom.

Pop Warner: Pee Wees to defend 16-game scoreless streak

The Douglas Tiger Pee Wee team will put their unbeaten and unscored upon streak on the line tonight, taking on the 6-0 Truckee Wolverines.

Boys' soccer: Douglas tops Hug to stay alive in playoff hunt

They're coming into the home stretch battered and bruised, but the Douglas boys' soccer team's playoff hopes are still very much alive.

Wednesday, October 18

Basketball: Olson to play for Lumberjacks

Douglas High basketball standout Keith Olson has verbally committed to play for Northern Arizona University next year.


A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden for Lori Gail Brandstetter, 52, who died Oct. 16, 2006 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born Nov. 13, 1953.

Girls' soccer: LeFever edges closer to records

Morgan LeFever moved past Michelle Shearer on the Northern 4A career goals list with her four-goal performance against Hug Tuesday afternoon and now needs just four more to break the record.

Equine clinic offered by Posse and Great Basin

The Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and Great Basin Equine Medicine and Surgery, Inc. are hosting an equine vet clinic 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Douglas sweeps South Tahoe

The Douglas volleyball team continued its strong play Tuesday night, sweeping easily past South Tahoe, a team the Tigers had struggled through five games against earlier in the season, 25-17, 25-12, 25-10 Tuesday at Douglas.

The ghosts appear tonight

Gardnerville was named for John and Mary Gardner. Mormon Station was created from a log cabin built by Stephen Kinsey, who later became the county clerk and recorder and married a woman named Sarah Jane.

Arrowhead Mine saved by 'miracle of nature'

In an area east of the Antelope Valley where the Wellington Hills become the foothills for the loftier Sweetwater Range, which attains an elevation of 11,654 feet above sea level, several steep canyons dissect its gentle symmetry. Risue and Rickey canyons both cut deep into its gentle slopes.

County 4-H highlighted in library display this month

During October the Douglas County Public Library in Minden is featuring a display by the Douglas County 4-H Club. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H Club of America is dedicated to achieving goals, building confidence, developing new skills and strengthening moral character. The display features photos, 4-H projects, and information about how to join 4-H organizations.

Baseball party fundraiser for good cause

Anyone interested in bringing a Boys & Girls Club to Carson Valley has an opportunity to support the effort by attending the "Go To Bat World Series Party" Saturday. The Coalition for a Boys & Girls Club is presenting two events which coincide with game one of the 2006 World Series.


Kristen Paige Grant, 40, a Gardnerville resident for 10 years, died Oct. 15, 2006, in Gardnerville.

Genoa painting once featured in TV news story, now a subject on psychic tour

EDITORS NOTE: The following story about the "spirit painting" at the Dake House in Genoa, built by Genoa's first undertaker, was published on May, 18, 2005.

Pops performs Saturday

The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Danny Yale, will perform the music of Mozart, Gershwin, The Beach Boys, Aaron Copeland and more when they present "From Mozart to Broadway" 7 p.m. Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Tuesday, October 17

Questions regarding the county's ballot issues

Every law-abiding citizen in Douglas County supports law and order, and appreciates the fine job done by the sheriff's office. Most people, like myself, also support the need for an improved senior center to provide necessary services to our senior citizens, especially those in need. But I have serious reservations about the proposed ballot measures that would raise the sales tax to pay for them.

Digest: Major Leaguers coming to Valley

The Coalition for a Boys & Girls Club in Carson Valley will host the first annual Go to Bat World Series party Oct. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn's Shannon Ball Room.

JV/Frosh roundup: soccer tops South Tahoe

The Douglas junior varsity boys' soccer team picked up its first victory over South Tahoe in about five years with a 4-3 win Saturday.

R-C Sports Notebook: Dayton, Yerington contingency sites for last home game

While crews from Sportexe are busy trying to tack down the new artifical turf at Douglas High School's Keith Duke Roman Field, school administrators are busily hammering out the details for just in case the field isn't completed in time for next week's regular-season finale against Wooster.

Carson Valley staying strong in league

The Carson Valley Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team has gone 3-2 over its last five games, picking up a big win over rival Pau-Wa-Lu.

Art among the aspens at Markleeville tour

It was a beautiful weekend in Markleeville following the snows a few days prior to the annual Markleeville Artists Open Studio Tour which took place Oct. 7 and 8. Tour participants were treated to a diversified range of art from 17 participating artists. Mother Nature didn't disappoint visitors either. Against a backdrop of brilliant blue skies, the aspens seem to revel in their freshly washed "fall finery."

Football: Eureka gets past Coleville in shootout

It didn't take the Coleville Wolves long to shake off the rust from a week off, scoring on their first two drives to take a 14-0 lead over the heavily-favored Eureka Vandals.

Cross Country: Lindsey, Biaggi lead way at Lowry, Elko

The Douglas cross country team enjoyed a successful weekend road trip through Winnemucca and Elko.

Updates on Douglas High graduates for the week ending Oct. 15, 2006

Andy McIntosh, soph., WR, Nevada: Bye week.

Tennis: Shawhan ousted in quarterfinals

Douglas sophomore phenom Robert Shawhan made a strong charge Friday at the Northern 4A Regional Tennis Championships but couldn't overcome Galena's Chris Schwartz at the Plumas Tennis Center in Reno.

Volleyball: Whittell tops Coleville

Coleville hosted the top-ranked Whittell Warriors Wednesday, losing in four games.

Monday, October 16

Lady Tigers knot Vikings up at 2

The Douglas girls' soccer team remained undefeated at home Saturday, tying the tough South Tahoe Vikings 2-2 to run their record to 7-5-4 overall and 5-3-3 in league play.

CVAA group meets Thursday

The October meeting for Carson Valley Art Association will be on a different day of the week because of Nevada Day. This month's meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Time to clear the decks

Sample ballots are on their way to being mailed, registration is over and now comes the three-and-a-half weeks until Election Day on Nov. 7.

Boys' soccer: Slow start finishes Douglas

The quick-strike South Tahoe offense wasted little time putting the Douglas boys' soccer team in a big hole Saturday afternoon, scoring three goals in the game's first 18 minutes.

'Friendly' crafters' show opens Friday

They could be called one of the friendliest groups of crafters around, maybe because making friends has always been one of their biggest aims.

Soroptimists seek young women scholarship applicants

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, has begun seeking applicants for its recognition program targeted to young women who make the community and world a better place

Kids do great at the 4-H Expo

That's right, Shandi Anderson, Kelsey Blotter and Amelia Ritger did great at our Douglas County Fairgrounds where the Nevada State Expo for 4-H was held on Oct. 14

Douglas boys' soccer season statistics

Record: Overall 12-5-1, Sierra League 6-5, Home 5-2-1, Away 4-3, Neutral 3-0.

Gathering to promote community theater

The Carson Valley Community Theatre is kicking off its new season with a get-together, "Join Us for Cocktails & Conversation," 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Aspen Park clubhouse, 1380 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

Douglas football season statistics

Record: 6-2 overall, 5-0 Sierra League, 0-0 home, 3-1 away, 3-1 neutral

Students of the month are honored

Well, I've seen some interesting and varied things in the Valley this last week or so:

Gardnerville couple married 50 years

Rita and Bill Lovelady celebrated their 50-year wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.

Friday, October 13

Tigers take big win over Hug

The Douglas football team brought home one trophy Friday night.

Volleyball: Douglas sweeps North Valleys

The Douglas volleyball team continued its strongest play of the season over the last week with an impressive three-game sweep over North Valleys Thursday night in Reno.

Golf takes 8th at regionals

The Douglas High girls' golf team's breakthrough season came to a quiet end Tuesday as the Tigers took eighth at the Northern 4A Regional championships at Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno.

Girls' soccer: Douglas defense stifles North Valleys

The Douglas girls' soccer team put everything together for a 6-1 win over North Valleys Tuesday afternoon.

Football: Douglas runs past Hug

The Douglas football team brought home one trophy Friday night.

Pop Warner: Junior Midgets take down Ravens

Playing in a driving rainstorm from the second quarter on, the Douglas Junior Midget Tigers defeated the Reno Ravens 28-0 last Friday night at Mira Loma Park in Reno.

Digest: Carson Valley Men's Golf Club results

The Carson Valley Men's Golf Club hosted an individual stroke play tournament at the Carson Valley Golf Course last week.

Tennis: Shawhan advances easily

Robert Shawhan breezed through his first-round match at the Northern 4A Regional Tennis Championships at Plumas Tennis Center in Reno Thursday, beating his opponent from McQueen 6-1, 6-0.

Damonte holds on for win against Tigers

As far as close matches go, this one was a doozy.

Thursday, October 12

Douglas County 4-H Expo starts today

Douglas County 4-H is participating in the 2006 Nevada State 4-H Exposition this weekend, beginning today. The exposition will take place at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, with the following schedule:

Will the snow continue? Nobody knows

irst snows on the Pine Nut and Sweetwater ranges, Oct. 10. Early or late? Neither here nor there. It came. Will they stay on the peaks long enough to see the next snowfall?

'13' has a history

Happy Friday the 13th - is anybody superstitious? Remember "Step on a crack, break your mother's back" or "Don't walk under a ladder?" I suppose some people are leery of some of the negative connotations to do with this phenomenon but I think it's all in how you look at it. I mean, really, it is only one day out of the week - and only the second one in 2006 - but I was curious about it and began some research into the phenomenon.

Teen Mystery Party presented Friday

Who would want the star of the high school soccer team dead? Help your fellow detectives solve the mystery.

More Halloween events in the Valley and beyond

n Silver Strike Entertainment Center presents a Halloween costume party 6 p.m. to closing Oct. 28. Bowling will cost $1 from 6 p.m. on. There will be live music, dancing, prizes, drink and food specials. Children younger than 12 get free shoe rentals. There is no charge for attending. Silver Strike is located at 1281 Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos. For more information, call 265-5454.

Minden Village businesses raise funding for Coalition

Earlier this summer, the businesses in Minden Village hosted a chamber business after hours/block party and invited the community to participate in activities for the entire family.

Wednesday, October 11

Exorcising the siren's ghosts

The discussion about Minden's 6 p.m. siren and the ordinances requiring Indians to be out of town by 6:30 p.m. has taught us about the way people make connections.


(First place votes are in parentheses, ties are broken by highest average vote)

Douglas High grad completes basic training

Trevor Clark graduated from U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. as Johnson Lane residents Toby and Traci Clark proudly watched.

Tuesday, October 10

Volleyball: Douglas falls to top-ranked Whittell

Despite missing four senior regulars, three of whom are regular starters, the Douglas volleyball team gave No. 1-ranked Whittell all it could handle Saturday at the Lake.

JV/Freshmen roundup: Freshman squad dumps South Tahoe

The Douglas High freshman football team ran its win streak to four Wednesday afternoon at Carson High School, thumping South Tahoe 35-0.

Updates on Douglas graduates for the week ending Oct. 8, 2006

Andy McIntosh, soph., WR, Nevada: Played in a 41-34 loss to Hawaii but did not record any stats.

Douglas football stats through Oct. 5

Record: 5-2 overall, 4-0 Sierra League, 0-0 home, 2-1 away, 3-1 neutral

Lady Wolves volleyball team 6-0 in October

The Coleville Lady Wolves volleyball team has been on a hot streak as of late as they went 5-0 in the last week and 6-0 so far this month to improve to 12-3 overall on the year and 9-0 in league play.

Girls' soccer: Lady Tigers shut out Mustangs

The Douglas girls' soccer team remained unbeaten at home on the season, taking a 5-0 win over Damonte Ranch and avenging a loss earlier in the season to the Mustangs.

Douglas stumps Damonte Ranch

The potent Douglas boys' soccer offense had another explosive game Saturday afternoon against Damonte Ranch.

McKinnish takes third at state

Dillon McKinnish, 13, a member of the Douglas County 4-H Shooting Sports Program, recently won the bronze medal in the intermediate shotgun competition at the Nevada 4-H Shooting Sports Expo in Ely.

Monday, October 9

Halloween Update

Besides the above mentioned Halloween events, there are others taking place in Carson Valley, and beyond:

WNCC exhibits artwork; reception on Saturday

A reception for the artists whose artworks are on exhibit at the Douglas campus of Western Nevada Community College will be held 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The campus is located at 1680 Bently Parkway off Buckeye Road in Minden.

Daughters of Norway celebrate anniversary

The Daughters of Norway Queen Maud Lodge No. 42 will meet in Carson City at 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on the corner of Saliman and Highway 50.

Get ready for rubber ducky race this weekend at festival

Our annual Walker Fall Festival is taking place this Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by the chamber of commerce. Hours each day 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the rubber duck race happening Sunday at noon. Be sure to get there for the craft fair, flea market, and all the other activities available, as well as a beer garden and lots of food; and don't miss the chance to win one of the very good raffle prizes offered.

Pumpkin fun for everyone

At 10 a.m., about 25 preschoolers stood in a row waiting their turn at the 25-yard Pumpkin Fun Run.

Tomatoes out my ears

Does your dining room table and floor look like this? Well, I've never given out my salsa recipe, but I am going to today. There are a lot of variables that will affect the flavor.

Cannons blasted and bugles blew

A crowd filled the bleachers lined up along the field adjacent to Heritage Park.

TDR program better than the alternative

There is no doubt that Douglas County's transfer development rights program has preserved agricultural land in Carson Valley. The question is at what cost.

Saturday, October 7

Friday, October 6

Local artist shows work in Yerington

Local artist, Reiko Hervin, will present her work with three other women artists, Nanette Oleson, Pamella Nesbit and Mary Kropelnicki at the Lyon County Courthouse Gallery in Yerington. The exhibit opened Monday, with an opening reception this Saturday from 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

Douglas stomps South Tahoe

It didn't take long for the Douglas football team to put this one away.

Dads answer questions, candidly

Notice: This may appeal to women more than men.

Scholarships awarded by Masons

Edward M. Block, past grand master of Masons in Nevada, presented scholarship checks to Caleb Prudhomme and Kimberly Zink during a Masonic luncheon at Sharkey's Casino.

Art, nature unfolded in Alpine studio tour

As in the past three years, art and nature lovers from the Valley and beyond will drive to Markleeville to witness changing of the leaves in both local art studios and in the surrounding countryside.

Girls' soccer: Senators knock off the Tigers

Speed kills. Just ask the Douglas Tigers.

Boys' Soccer: Senators run past Tigers

Enrique Mendoza made his presence felt against arch-rival Douglas in a huge way.

Lady Tigers finish 3rd in league

The Douglas girls' golf came puts the wraps on its breakthrough 2006 regular season, taking fourth at the Sierra League meet at Lake Tahoe Tuesday and finishing third overall in league play.

Galena stops both Tiger tennis teams

Both the boys' and girls' tennis teams at Douglas High ran into powerhouse Galena Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional team tennis playoffs.

Volleyball: Douglas comes back to down Wooster

It took a little while for the Douglas volleyball team to get rolling Tuesday night, but once it did it was next to unstoppable.

Tigers stomp Vikings

It didn't take long for the Douglas football team to put this one away.

Planks from saw mill find new resting place in Alpine

The Alpine County Museum curators are excited about a piece of Alpine history they will now have on display in their newly renovated "carriage shed." Two of the walls are now lined with the 140-year-old planks milled on sight at the Davidson saw mill which are some of the remains of the mill itself, located within sight of present-day Highway 4 heading to Ebbetts Pass.

Dolfins host successful Autumn Freeze

Twelve swim teams, along with the Douglas Dolfins and several inattached swimmers competed in the Autumn Freeze Invitational held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

Digest: Waggoner leads Punt, Pass & Kick winners

Douglas volleyball standout Jessica Waggoner turned in an impressive performance on an entirely different playing field Saturday.

Douglas JV shuts out North Valleys

The Douglas junior varsity football team beat up on North Valleys last week, topping the Panthers 40-0 in north Reno.


Linda K. Anderson, 64, a Gardnerville resident since 1994, died in Carson City on Sept. 29, 2006.

Donations accepted for club fundraiser

The Minden Fortnightly Club is the oldest service club in the Carson Valley, having been in continuous operation since 1910. The group consists of 35 dedicated women who have always worked for the betterment of the community.

Light jazz in Minden

Monique Haviland will sing and play light jazz on the keyboard 8-11 p.m. Saturday at Villa san Marcel, 1799 B Ironwood Drive, between Danny's Grill and the Mandarin Gourmet, in Minden.

Wednesday, October 4

Cross Country teams solid at Stanford

Douglas took another series of large steps forward over the weekend, turning in strong showings on both the boys' and girls' sides of the Stanford Invitational.

Project Santa accepts gifts of bikes, for children at Christmas

For the 15th year, the Kiwanis Club of Gardnerville-Minden is collecting used bicycles, tricycles, wagons or scooters in good condition. The bikes will be delivered to China Spring Youth Camp/Aurora Pines where the boys and girls will check them over, clean them and make any repairs necessary. The Kiwanis Club supplies all the materials needed for repair. All repaired items are then donated to Project Santa Claus for distribution just before Christmas to Douglas County kids.

Apparitions make appearances in Douglas County

Ghost hunters, join others if you dare for a historical nighttime walk around downtown Gardnerville, in search of the living dead. Rumor has it, this year's Haunted Gardnerville Ghost Walk is bigger and better. You will walk down the streets in the cold fall wind, with leaves going crunch under your feet, as you walk past haunted buildings and sites where former residents met untimely deaths by murder or suicide.

In life there is always danger

A series of recent school shootings have shocked the nation. These tragedies confirm that no place is safe when someone is determined to act out their rage.

Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

Domestic violence is a pattern of violence committed by one partner against another - a controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. This pattern is a learned behavior. Perpetrators are mostly men but women can also be an abuser.

No. 1 Whittell shuts down Douglas

For the third year in a row, Whittell topped Douglas in the yearly non-conference volleyball matchup between the two teams.


A memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah, for Mary "Adele" Squires Davis, 88, who died Sept. 29, 2006, at her home in Ivins, Utah.

Lady Tigers still spotless at home

The Douglas girls' soccer team remained unbeaten at home in four tries, shutting out the Wooster Colts 4-0 Saturday.

Douglas storms past Wooster

Wrapping up the first go-around in Sierra League play, the Douglas boys' soccer team put together a smooth 4-0 win over Wooster Saturday afternoon in Minden.

Falcons take second at Austin tourney

The Sierra Lutheran High School volleyball team took second place at the Austin tournament in September.

Football: Tigers to take on Vikings Thursday

The Douglas football team may be facing a short week, but South Tahoe will be coming off an even shorter one Thursday as the two teams meet up at Whittell High School for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.

Digest: Winter sports clearance coming up soon

The 2006-07 winter sports season is just around the corner.

Smith Valley runs past Coleville football

Smith Valley crushed the hosting Coleville Wolves by a final score of 50-0.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending Oct. 1, 2006

Andy McIntosh, soph., WR, Nevada: McIntosh had one catch for 12 yards and had a first down. He also returned a fourth-quarter kickoff for 21 yards.

Sign up now for the upcoming Rock-A-Thon

Time once again for the '50s Rock-A-Thon Car Show and Swap Meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. The event is sponsored by the Town of Gardnerville and The Valley Cruisers Car Club.

The mother oak and palm trees

Last week I wrote about our quest for a big, beautiful oak tree. Wouldn't it be great to have one growing in your own backyard here in Fish Springs? My husband grew up on a 60-acre working farm in Indiana. There was a large wooded section of oak trees that the four mischievous Monohan boys loved to play in. One of them, Norbert, still has dreams of climbing in an old oak tree.

Tuesday, October 3

'Northern Nevada Lifestyles' highlights Valley museum

Northern Nevada Lifestyles with Terrie Q. Sayre is at Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center this month.

Gardnerville couple celebrates 60 years

Margurite and George McConkey celebrated their 60-year wedding anniversary on Sept. 21.

Family thanks parents on 50th anniversary

Rosemarie and Peter M. Beekhof Sr., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 7.

Monday, October 2

I know the term 'turn over' well

As sunrise filtered through the broken cloudy remains of our first fall rain, I sat on the bed, looking out the window, watching the first low-lying lake fog of the season, melt away to reveal Antelope Valley, the Sweetwaters and beyond. My morning routine I consider one of my "selfish" little pleasures in life and one I seldom break as I gaze out the window at the Valley every morning, mentally sorting my thoughts and planning the list of chores needing my attention during the day.

Soul band comes to Topaz

A behind-the-scenes pioneer of the 1970s soul funk explosion, Trey Stone was a key player in the era's dance-funk sound and contributed his talents as a guitarist, keyboard player, vocalist and writer for dozens of hit recordings.

Douglas Disposal helps with those fall projects

Well, autumn has finally nudged its way into Carson Valley, albeit slowly over these past few weeks. What a lovely transition it has been, with the very warm days turning to cooler evenings and brisk air in the early morning hours. It's finally time to break out the sweaters.

Lions Club barbecue coming Saturday

Don't forget that Saturday is this annual Lions Club Deer Hunters Barbecue fundraising event, with the deep pit barbecued meat and the rest of the trimmings. The fun will start 5 p.m. at the Walker Community Center. Also, don't forget to plan for raffle tickets to try for some of their great prizes. Dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children. I'm getting hungry already.

Alpine artists present open studios tour this weekend

The aspen leaves are at the height of their glory, and 18 artists in the Markleeville area will be opening their studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, to interested viewers of nature and art. This fourth annual Markleeville Artists Autumn Open Studios is called "Changing of the Leaves."

Non-perishable food traded for library fines

For each can or box of non-perishable food donated Oct. 9-21, patrons may choose to waive an overdue fine or select a free book from the library's sale rack. All proceeds will go to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

Cowgirls walk for cancer cure

Three women with pink sparkly cowboy hats emerged from the crowd heading north toward the Candy Dance in Genoa, along Foothill Road on Sept. 23.

Congratulations to Dread-Knot Equine Training Center

What a wonderful barbecue last Saturday night. Thank you Tom and Marty Deputy who invited the community to dinner at the Dread-Knot Equine Training Center off Sunrise Pass in the Johnson Lane area to celebrate their first year in business and the raising of their new 80-foot by 120-foot covered arena.

The good that dogs do ...

The death of K-9 officer Jon-Jon was a traumatic event for Douglas County law enforcement officers and residents alike.

It's time to leave the past and look forward

Carnegie Smokey wrote a guest opinion (The R-C Sept. 29) in response to a letter presented by Bill Driscoll dated Sept. 20 regarding the Minden siren.