Stories for May 2007

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Thursday, May 31

Sports Today: Molina commits to Yuba College

Douglas senior Sean Molina, who was the Sierra League Defensive Player of the Year in football this season and the Northern 4A Regional Wrestling champion in the 189-pound weight class, has committed to play football at Yuba College next year.

Daughter:Wedding is about time

Stacy Harrell and Kevin Lummus, both of Gardnerville, have announced their wedding date of June 7, 2008.

Former Douglas student to be married in Oklahoma

Renee Harmon of Carson City, Nevada and Gary Harmon of Gardnerville, parents of Chad Harmon of Weatherford, Okla., and the late Ginger Harmon are pleased to announce the engagement of their son to former Woodward, Okla., resident Jamie Hamill daughter of Carrie Hamill, Woodward, Okla., and Keith Hamill of Sharon, Okla.

Tiger basketball camp coming up

For Douglas girls' basketball coach Werner Christen, the school's annual Tiger Camp has become such a hallmark of the summer season that he sometimes has to address it from the first meeting he has with his team every year.

Powder Puff game tonight

Douglas High School Mountain Madness, which annually features the girls' Powder Puff football game, is slated for tonight with festivities beginning at 6 p.m.

Soccer: Falcons take 2nd in Medford tourney

The Carson Valley Falcons girls' soccer team took second at the Rogue Valley Cup in Medford, Ore., over the weekend after playing five games in three days.

Community Scoreboard

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Adult Baseball

Digest: Clearance night set for June 5

The clearance night for all sports in the 2007-08 season has been set for Tuesday, June 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

Soroptimist International installs new officers

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley recently completed its election of officers for the new fiscal year, beginning in June.

Local musician-composer published nationally

He's played music professionally in New York and California, conducted the Reno Philharmonic, runs his own violin shop and writes scores. After a lifetime of dedication to music, John O'Neill is receiving national recognition as several of his scores are being published by well-known publishers.

Gardnerville man named finalist for 'never-quit' spirit

"Determination, perseverance, never-quit spirit - those are all attributes shared by the group of people announced as the top 100 semi-finalists in the search for the winner of the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame," said Energizer officials.

The Record-Courier Athletes of the Year

This marks the third year that The Record-Courier has selected the top male and top female senior student-athletes at Douglas High School.

Remarkable senior class made it a tough choice

The whole idea of picking an athlete of the year for a community is to select an individual who best represents the school year that was.

Wednesday, May 30

Young bound for Chico State

Douglas High senior Skylar Young doesn't make any bones about it - she just doesn't do well with free time.

Whalin started in three sports

Buzz about this year's senior class of guys at Douglas High School started about the time then-eighth-grader Keith Olson topped the 6-foot, 8-inch mark in height.

Max Baer Jr. shares details on proposed 'Beverly Hillbillies' casino on 'Lifestyles'

Actor/entrepreneur and Stateline resident Max Baer Jr. will share details about his proposed Jethro Bodine's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion and Casino, this month on "Northern Nevada Lifestyles with Terrie Q. Sayre."

Swing those signs in Nevada and California

It's about a 10-hour drive from Fish Springs to Ramona and we go down there quite frequently because we have lots of family in southern California. The best part of the drive is the first four hours driving alongside of the magnificent high Sierra Nevada mountains. I can't keep my eyes off them. Then we cross the vast Mojave Desert. What a difference. Where did all the mountains go?

The answers according to Apostle Peter

How do you share your faith with others? What is the right way to tell people about God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ? Is there a biblical method that works better then man-made systems of evangelism? The Apostle Peter addresses just these things in a first century letter.

Builders' study backs building

That a study issued by the Builders Association of Western Nevada would support building should be no surprise.

County decides to pick all of our pockets

Grab your wallets folks. Douglas County commissioners just voted to pick our collective pockets. A 1 percent fee on our utility bills and another 1 percent in two years, maybe more after that. Plus a business tax on top of licensing fees businesses already pay.

Be aware of e-mail scams

I opened my e-mail the other day and thought I'd received an alert from PayPal, the online company that enables anyone with an e-mail address to send and receive payments online in a secure and timely manner. More than 133 million people now have active accounts with PayPal.

Gardening lectures, food, wine, Genoa homes, all at Sunday's tour

The Genoa Home & Garden Tour will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, with strolls along the streets of Genoa's oldest settlement and views of some of the finest homes and gardens.

Michigan fiddlers to visit Valley

A new dimension is being added to this year's annual Fourth of July, Pops in the Park extravaganza. The Saline Fiddlers, an amazing group of high school musicians from Saline, Mich., will provide one of the preliminary attractions for the event.

Whittell alumni hold 40-year reunion

The 1967 graduating class of Whittell High School at Zephyr Cove, is planning its 40th high school reunion July 21 on Lake Tahoe's M.S. Dixie paddlewheeler.

Artists' Second Saturday offered during CV Days

The Carson Valley Art Gallery Association will continue its Second Saturday events throughout the summer. June brings the Carson Valley Days, with a parade down Highway 395 from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday morning. Join all of Gardnerville and Minden in celebrating this lively event and then visit the galleries for special sales and refreshments. Scheduled events include:

Democrats accept donations for troops

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee, Douglas County Democratic Women and the Blue Lake Tahoe Democrats are sponsoring a float in the Carson Valley Days parade on June 9. The theme of this year's parade is "A Salute to the Troops." In keeping with the theme, the Democrats' float will honor those troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as paying tribute to our proud veterans.

Tuesday, May 29

R-C Sports Notebook: It was too much to hope to hold on to Streeter

Admit it, Tiger basketball fans. You all knew this moment would come, probably sooner rather than later.

GES third-graders present 'The Ugly Duckling'

Elementary school plays give students a chance in the spotlight, but more importantly, they also help students develop real-life skills.

Swope, Prather to marry

Karma Seelig of Reno and Jeff Swope of Twin Falls, Idaho, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Swope of Meridian, Idaho, to Scott Prather also of Meridian. Scott is the son of Jim and Valerie Prather of Gardnerville. A wedding is planned for Sept. 15, 2007, in Lake Tahoe with a reception to take place in Gardnerville.

Memorial Day at the lake was mostly pleasant

The gas prices were blamed, in part, for fewer recreational vehicles on Topaz Lake over Memorial Day weekend, according to Chuck Fields, owner of Topaz Landing and Marina.

Senior Driver Safety course offered

An AARP Driver Safety course sponsored by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department will be given at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Church holds rummage sale and barbecue

This Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Our Lady of the Valley Chapel will be holding a rummage sale and barbecue at 112775 Highway 395, just south of base housing. It is at the future site of their church and a perfect place for this event. Come support them in their efforts to make their church a reality.

Students free at museum Saturday

This Saturday will again be Student Day at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. This education day for all students is the first Saturday of each month. All students are admitted free and the required adult who accompanies them is also free. Costumed guides will conduct tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Obituary

A memorial service was Tuesday at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church for Patricia Davison, 82, who died May 25, 2007 at the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on her birthday.

Streeter bound for brand new Clovis North

When Rob Streeter accepted the head boys' basketball coach position at Douglas High School three years ago, he said he knew he'd taken the top job available in the Northern 4A.

Baseball: A dynasty in the making

Douglas baseball coach John Glover is known as a bit of a sandbagger around these parts.

Troy advances to NCAA Tournament

After finishing in a three-way tie for second place in the Sun Belt Conference and then losing two of three in the conference tournament, the Troy University Trojan baseball team was fairly sure its season was over.

Cohee to take another run at U.S. ski team

Gardnerville's Nick Cohee, one of the top-ranked skiers in the nation, has decided to postpone his NCAA ski racing career another year as he will continue his quest to earn a spot on the United States Ski Team in 2008.

Digest: Kids' Fishing Derby starts Saturday

Volunteers are still needed for the 18th annual Kids' Fishing Derby at Lampe Park, set for Saturday and Sunday.

Maule headed for New Mexico

Former Douglas High soccer standout Jessica Maule has signed with the New Mexico Highlands, a Division II school in Las Vegas, N.M., to finish out her college career.

Battle in the Gymnasium set for June 23

The War Party Boxing Club, based out of the Dresserville Community in Gardnerville, will present the Battle in the Gymnasium series this summer in Yerington and Garderville.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending May 27, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Troy earned an invite to the NCAA Tournament, where it will face Southern Miss Friday in the regional round.

Mustangs highlight of lecture, exhibit

The month of June honors Nevada's mustangs with a lecture about these wild horses on Thursday evening, followed by the opening of a new exhibit at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center later this month.

Monday, May 28

Sunday, May 27

Streeter to coach Clovis school

When Rob Streeter accepted the head boys' basketball coach position at Douglas High School three years ago, he said he knew he'd taken the top job available in the Northern 4A.

Saturday, May 26

ValleyVibrations

It's getting pretty exciting music-wise in Carson Valley. The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is presenting the Concerts in the Park as it usually does during the summer, and now local promoter Doug Reynolds has gotten into the act even more than in the past.

Chess tournament is cool, and 'good for the brain'

Chess can be beneficial to the mind, and Saturday about 60 brains will be getting a workout at Jacks Valley Elementary School's annual chess tournament.

Key Club makes blankets for children at Carson hospital

Douglas High School Key Club members drifted into the Shady Grove Coffee Co. after school on May 23-24 to make fleece blankets for children hospitalized at Carson Tahoe Medical Center.

Church organizes Christian concert

George Whorley, pastor at the House of Praise in Gardnerville, has organized a Christian concert he hopes to make a tradition in Carson Valley.

See the beauty and learn area gardening secrets

Genoa, established in 1854, will be on display Sunday for the annual home and garden tour.

Friday, May 25

Streeter to coach new Clovis North school

When Rob Streeter accepted the head boys' basketball coach position at Douglas High School three years ago, he said he knew he'd taken the top job available in the Northern 4A.

Obituary

A memorial service for third-generation Carson Valley rancher Arthur Arnold Settelmeyer Jr., 67, is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gardnerville. Mr. Settelmeyer died May 22, 2007, at the family ranch.

Wild horses topic of museum lecture

The mustang is Nevada's official state animal and a living symbol of Nevada's pioneer heritage. These wild horses will be the topic of the Douglas County Historical Society's free lecture 7 p.m. June 14 at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Sertoma sponsors bingo

Carson Valley Sertoma Bingo begins Saturday at the Douglas County Senior Center dining room, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. The doors open at 11 a.m. The fun begins with the early birds at 12:30 p.m. and the regular session at 1 p.m.

Discourse on Douglas High brawl paradoxical

The climate of discourse around what has gone on at Douglas High School between the young men who "admitted to being in gangs" represents an interesting paradox.

St. Gall rummage sale items can be picked up

It's that time of year again. St. Gall Catholic Church is ready starting Friday to start picking up large items being donated for the annual rummage sale in August.

Thursday, May 24

Coolest cars picked from 46

The "coolest cars" were picked from 46 hot ones at the semi-annual '50s Rockathon Car Show & Swap Meet presented by the Valley Cruisers Car Club and the Town of Gardnerville at Heritage Park on Saturday.

Minden Street Festival is this weekend

The 21st annual Minden Street Festival will be all along Esmeralda Avenue in Minden, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Alpine residents want to hire fire chief

Since almost the beginning of time, local fire and emergency medical services here in eastern Alpine County have essentially been provided by volunteers.

Great horned owl targets dog

I received a call from a gal named Peggy and she had a very interesting story to share with all of you. She has a great horned owl living in a tree near her house.

Rally around a deserving community member

There are a lot of people in the south county who give so much of themselves to our little community of Topaz Ranch Estates, Topaz Lake, Holbrook and the Highlands and as far as Wellington and Smith Valley. If I were to name them all, this column would be nothing but a huge list of names.

Prayer for Memorial Day

What a privilege we enjoy to live in a country where we have freedom, freedom to speak our minds, to live where we choose, work where we want and worship how we are led. All of those freedoms and many more are only possible because great men of faith framed a constitution, bill of rights and other documents designed to protect our God-given rights as human beings.

Walling has been integral in utility role

You know the saying that the statistics don't show what a player has done for a team?

R-C Sports Scoreboard

Douglas County Parks & Recreation

Douglas sports clearance night set

The clearance night for all sports in the 2007-08 season has been set for Tuesday, June 5 form 4 to 6 p.m. in the Douglas High School commons.

Basketball: Horse, Gransbery contribute in All-Star games

Kelly Stephens of Truckee High School scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the second half Tuesday to lead the girls' Silver team to a 55-44 win over the Blue in the seventh annual Fallon Optimist All-Star Basketball Classic at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Fishing: Memorial Day weekend fishing report

Memorial weekend is upon us and so will be the crowds.

Digest: Soccerregistration still open

Carson Valley AYSO is currently taking online registration for the fall soccer season.

Wednesday, May 23

Tigers contribute in All-Star games

FALLON " Kelly Stephens of Truckee High School scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the second half Tuesday to lead the girls' Silver team to a 55-44 win over the Blue in the seventh annual Fallon Optimists All-Star Basketball Classic at the Elmo Dericco Gym.

Spring sports All-Region and All-League teams released

First team: Robert Perea, Spanish Springs; Scott Kelly, Spanish Springs; Kevin Goles, Carson; Zach Beebe, Spanish Springs; Zack Rispin, Carson; Chris Lavin, Reno; Donald Carona, Manogue; Thomas Wicker, Douglas.

Sports Today: Glover named co-coach of the year

For the second time in three years, Douglas baseball coach John Glover was honored as the Sierra League's top coach.

Mini art show winners chosen

At the reception for the Carson Valley Art Association miniature show at the East Fork Gallery Sunday, the winners were announced

ValleyVibrations

I've been on a music hiatus and I don't like it. My much cherished callouses on my fingertips I earned from two years of playing the electric bass are going soft. I have one kid headed for high school graduation and college, senior prom, the whole 9 yards, and two children's birthdays this month.

Music times two in Minden

The Summer Concert Series free Concerts in the Park open tonight at Minden Park featuring Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles" from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The story behind the red poppies

This weekend is when Memorial Day is observed. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, after the official proclamation on May 5 by Major General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Sertoma raffles 'Snow Flower Quilt'

Tickets are now on sale for a 93-inch by 93-inch "Snow Flower Quilt" by the Carson Valley Sertoma Club.

Vacation Bible school offered

St. Gall Parish is offering vacation Bible school this summer for children ages 5 to 11. The theme is "Quest for Truth," "Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life," where children dig into the Word and discover the truth about Jesus.

Democratic committee to meet

The Douglas County Democratic Central Committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. June 7, at their new headquarters, 1662 Highway 395, Suite 105, Minden.

Hervin demonstrator at CVAA meeting

Award-winning artist Reiko Hervin will be the demonstrator for the regular Carson Valley Art Association meeting, 1:30 p.m. today in the Elizabeth Johnson room in the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Circle in Minden.

Olson, Gau to marry on June 22

Tanya and Michael Olson of Carson City are pleased to announce the June wedding of their daughter Kandice Olson to James Gau, son of Jim and Sheryl Gau of American Fork, Utah.

Wise, Santistevan wedding set for June 2

Bruce Wise of Gardnerville is pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of his daughter, Sarah Catherine Wise to Brian Ronald Santistevan, both of Reno. The prospective groom is the son of Ron and Tammi Santistevan of Silver Creek.

Tuesday, May 22

R-C Sports Notebook: Too tough to call

Personally, I was a little dissappointed to see only three Douglas baseball players make the first-team All-Sierra League squad this year.

DHS senior goes far on summer vacation

While most teenagers graduating from high school are planning camping trips, or to go to Lake Tahoe, or to catch up on the many hours of sleep they missed out on during their high school years, Douglas High School senior Patty Salazar is making much bigger plans.

West African dwarf goats raised in Wellington

Cattle, horses and other ranch animals are a common sight in Northern Nevada - but what about Nigerian dwarf goats?

Students purchase books for Carson Valley Children's Center

Two seventh graders from St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School in Carson City generously donated more than 70 items to Austin's House.

National Trails Day celebration planned

The Carson Valley Trails Association will celebrate National Trails Day 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 3, with a day of organized hikes and trail building at the Faye-Luther Trailhead on Foothill Road in Gardnerville.

Nevada's master trainer teaches to Leave No Trace

Our congratulations to Fish Springs' resident Sylvia Arnett as she has completed the Leave No Trace train-the-trainer program and is now the only master trainer for the State of Nevada.

Gimme a break

On Saturday at Lampe Park, Northwest Martial Arts students and instructors broke 5,102 boards in one hour, with their feet.

Traveling to Texas to visit Grandma

This past week our daughter and my husband flew to Texas to see my mother-in-law, who is turning 90 years old, God bless her.

Five Tigers earn first-team all-league honors

Coming off twin Northern 4A Regional runner-up finishes, the Douglas High baseball and softball teams had a strong showing in the postseason honors recently released.

Digest: Tennis lessons available

Youth and Adult Tennis Lessons are available through Thursday at Lampe Park.

Updates on Douglas graduates for the week ending May 20, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Troy is 33-23 overall on the year and 16-14 in Sun Belt Conference play heading into the conference tournament.

Monday, May 21

Sports Today: Track team endures Vegas heat at state

The Douglas High School track team had a number of strong performances at the Nevada 4A State Championships in at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Business licenses not the answer

We can think of a lot of good reasons for Douglas County to have a business license ordinance, but raising $600,000 a year is not one of them.

Busy days ahead

n May 26, 27 and 28, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3567's annual yard sale will take place at the Walker Mini Mall. You can still donate items, large or small, by calling Dieter at (530) 495-2149.

Obituaries

A funeral Mass was May 22 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Carson City for Edward R. Corda, 86, a 47-year resident of Carson City who died at his home May 17, 2007.

Carson Valley Medical Center nurse wins advocacy award

Registered nurse and case manager of Carson Valley Medical Center, Julie Grimes, won the Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Award for Patient Advocacy at a ceremony in Reno on May 11.

Requests for community service project funding invited

Soroptimists International of Carson Valley is now inviting applicants to submit requests for funding for community service projects that benefit the community, women and children in particular. The funding will be awarded to all of the recipients at a luncheon to be held in October.

Sunday, May 20

Minden-Tahoe Airport belongs to the taxpayers

As Douglas County residents and taxpayers, we own Minden-Tahoe airport, whether we are aviators or not

Friday, May 18

Puzey selected to all-region list

RENO - Sophomore outfielder Brittany Puzey was named to the All-West Region second team, the National Fastpitch Coach's Association (NFCA) announced Wednesday.

4-H members compete at the Nevada Junior Livestock Show

Our Douglas County 4-H Livestock Clubs attended the Nevada Junior Livestock Show to show their beef, sheep and swine on May 4-7 at the Nevada Livestock Events Center in Reno. All of our members presented their animals with great aspiration and performed exceptionally well in all of the shows and judging contests.

Woman of year named

The members of Mu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi are bringing their sorority year to an end with several activities. Chapter members attended the annual Founder's Day celebration recently with the Carson City Beta Sigma Phi Council. At this event, Lucy Corliss of Gardnerville, was named Chapter Woman of the year.

Minden Village throws beach party

The businesses of the Minden Village and the Carson Valley Chamber are teaming up to put on their second annual summer event on June 21 at 5 p.m. to raise funds for Austin's House and Carson Valley Arts Council

Kudos letters

The Gardnerville Elementary School PTSO would like to thank everyone who supported our seventh annual Charity Basket Raffle and Ice Cream Social.

Erb, Scafani to wed

Alan and Regina Erb of Gardnerville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Ann Erb of Medford, Ore., to Nathan Andrew Scafani, son of Karen Stenersen of Eagle Point, Ore., and David and Nancy Scafani of Medford.

Combined choirs perform Thursday

Middle school and high school choral students are to present a joint concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Douglas High School.

Optimist Classic will have Douglas flavor

The Fallon Optimist All-Star Classic basketball game will have a certain Douglas influence to it, although much less than originally hoped for.

Thursday, May 17

Soccer: Colo Colo takes second at Comstock Shootout

Carson Valley Soccer Club's Colo Colo boys U17 team took second place in the under-19 division of the recent Comstock Tournament in Carson City.

Golf: Wicker comes back to take 37th at state

Douglas freshman Thomas Wicker bounced back from a tough first day at the Nevada 4A State Golf Championships Monday to take 37th overall at the Somersett Country Club in Reno.

American Legion tryouts set for Sunday

Tryouts for the American Legion 16-under summer baseball team will be Sunday at 10 a.m. at Douglas High School. The team plays from late May through July. For more information, contact John Glover at 782-5136, ext.1929.

'Deadliest Catch' crew in golf tourney

"My dad would be so honored to know that Keith and his crew took time away from their busy schedule to play in our fundraising tournament," said Mashelle Begovich.

Season recap: Much more to come for Lady Tigers

Heading into the year, there wasn't much to prevent anyone from saying the Douglas High softball program was headed for its second-consecutive rebuilding year.

Softball: Hot Shots win Yerington ice breaker tourney

The Carson Valley 12U Hot Shots traveling softball team won the Walker River Ice Breaker tournament in Yerington last weekend.

Obituaries

A funeral service will be 10 a.m. May 19, 2007 at Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City for Abigail Mia DeArcos, 13 months old, who died at her Gardnerville home May 12, 2007.

Everyone suffers when educrats don't do their homework

Nevada's public education system rightly demands that students do their homework, think critically and resist following the crowd in response to peer pressure.

On the road again: The beaten path to Yerington

Last December my 1990 Jeep Wrangler took sick and I decided to take it to Cramer's Auto Service over in Yerington. The Jeep runs perfectly except that sometimes it just up and stops. Just the other day it conked out so back it went.

Unemployment line you'd want to join

Every weekday morning, the benches in front of the Nevada Trading Co. in Topaz Ranch Estates are occupied by members of the "TRE unemployment office."

'Mustang Morning' accepted at horse expo

Fish Springs is loaded with talent. I just met an extremely gifted young woman whose name should be in headlines - maybe it is. Karen Aleman always knew she would be an artist. It was in her blood.

Trip planned

A trip is planned by Douglas County Senior Center Thursday to the Nevada State museum and Capitol.

Settelmeyer to speak at Republican meeting

Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting June 14 at the Douglas County Judicial Offices on Buckeye Road, second floor, Minden. Social hour will be 6:30-7 p.m. with coffee and home made cookies served.

Dance troupe presents concert at Tahoe

The Academy of Dance Arts will present its 13th annual spring concert, 6 p.m. June 6 and 7 in the MontBleu Resort & Casino theater.

Wednesday, May 16

Sports Today: Wicker takes 37th at state golf championships

Douglas freshman Thomas Wicker bounced back from a tough first day at the Nevada 4A State Golf Championships Monday to take 37th overall at the Somersett Country Club in Reno.

Final Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

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Lockdown showsDouglas ready

Within minutes of receiving information that there might be a shooting at Douglas High School, a lockdown was in progress.

Ranchos 15-year-old selected as National American Miss state finalist

Gardnerville Ranchos resident, Trinity Nielsen, is one step closer to realizing a dream when she was selected as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pageant.

Soroptimists give to another country

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley continues the mission of helping girls all over the world. While most of the programs the club is involved in benefit the local community, the club responded to a request from the region's director to provide much-needed panties to school-age girls in Kenya.

Library storytime moved outdoors

The Douglas County Public Library will move its storytime to Lampe Park on Wednesday. It will continue every Wednesday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 29.

Over heated?

With summer fast approaching, many boat enthusiasts are taking their boats out of hibernation and preparing them for summer fun on local lakes.

New crew at Pony Espresso

Judy and the crew over at Pony Espresso invite everyone to come in and take a look at their new menu options. Lunch items and soft-serve frozen yogurt are now being offered.

Stop milking the cash cow

Why is it that I get the sense of Nero fiddling while Rome burns when I read the "No tax increase without audit" letter from Chamber Board of Directors President Nick Pchelkin? According to Nick, the board "represents more than 550 area businesses" and "that raising taxes or creating new fees to cover a budget shortfall...does not address the real problem."

Tuesday, May 15

R-C Notebook: A Cinderella story

Roaming the playing fields of Northern Nevada, I've come to find out that true upsets are pretty hard to come by.

Sports Today: Wicker endures tough first day at state

Douglas freshman Thomas Wicker stood in 42nd place after the first day of the Nevada 4A State Golf Championships at Somersett Country Club in Reno Monday.

Wedding is about time, daughter said

Stacy Harrell and Kevin Lummus, both of Gardnerville, have announced their wedding date of June 7, 2008.

Hamill, Harmon wedding June 23

Carrie Hamill of Woodward, Okla., and Keith Hamill of Sharon, Okla., parents of Jamie Hamill of Weatherford, Okla., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter to former Carson Valley resident, Chad Harmon, son of Rene Harmon of Indian Hills, Gary Harmon of Gardnerville and the late Ginger Harmon.

Douglas High rocks with 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!'

Douglas High School and Carson Valley Middle School students are rehearsing late into the night to bring the musical "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" to the high school stage opening night, Thursday.

Digest: American Legion summer ball tryouts set

Tryouts for the American Legion 16-under summer baseball team will be May 20 at 10 a.m. at Douglas High School. The team plays from late May through July. For more information, contact John Glover at 782-5136, ext.1929.

Lady Tigers pull off shocker before title game loss

After Friday's stunning upset of Sierra League champ Reno High, anything was possible for the Douglas softball team.

Updates on Douglas High graduates for the week ending May 13

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: Miller is batting .306 with six doubles and 20 RBIs for the Trojans. Troy is 32-21 overall on the year and 15-12 in Sun Belt Conference play.

Sturgess, 4x800 team lead qualifiers

Three years ago, the Douglas High track and field team sent one athletes to the state championships.

Monday, May 14

Final statistics for Douglas baseball & softball

25-12 overall, 15-6 Sierra League, 14-3 home, 6-6 away, 5-3 neutral, 21-10 vs. Northern Nevada teams. Sierra League Champions, Northern 4A Regional runners-up.

Trash, trash, everywhere

My family generates one 33-gallon trash bag filled with trash every two days. We don't toss in food scraps because we have chickens, but when you think about it, that's a lot of trash coming from a house with only two and "a half" people living in it.

Golf tournament benefits Family Support Council

The Family Support Council of Douglas County is hosting a pajama-attired golf tournament to raise funds for domestic violence prevention. The event, called Be Seen on the Green, will take place on June 23 at the Carson Valley Golf Course and will include nine holes of golf, a barbecue dinner and raffle prizes from local businesses.

Concert presented at church today

Multi-instrumentalist, Anton Mizerak, singer/songwriter Gary Cooper, and singer Natalie will present a afternoon of Mount Shasta's transformational healing music and chanting today at 12:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Unity Church of Today and located at 1701 Lucerne St., Minden. Donations are accepted at the door.

Call for artists for Carson Valley Days show

The Carson Valley Art Association is calling for artists to enter its Carson Valley Days show in the CVIC Hall at Esmeralda Avenue and Fourth Street in Minden. All living artists from Northern Nevada and adjoining California counties are invited to participate.

Health & Wellness Fair is Saturday

Many serious health conditions are detected during routine screenings even if a patient isn't showing any symptoms. Take the first step toward better health at Carson Valley Medical Center's Annual Health & Wellness Fair 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Easing children's fear of doctors

Taking a child to the emergency room - or even in for a routine doctor visit - can be a stressful and exhausting trip for a parent. Not only are you worried for your child's health and safety, but also for their comfort.

June activities offered at the senior center

Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club is having a May dance from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the senior center.

Woodturners club starting

A woodturners club is starting Saturday. Meetings are every third Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information and directions call Dave Rich at 265-3099, or Al Mason at 266-4071.

Another year of fun at Big Mama's

What's a car show without its share of convertibles?

It doesn't seem right

Property owners in the Antelope Valley Fire District are assessed an amount on their tax bill each year, to defray the cost of having "first responder" service from our local fire department.

Saturday, May 12

Softball: Tigers pull off another shocker to advance to regional title game

After Friday's stunning upset of Sierra League champ Reno High, anything was possible for the Douglas softball team.

Softball: Douglas pulls off another shocker to advance to regional title game

After Friday's stunning upset of Sierra League champ Reno High, anything was possible for the Douglas softball team.

Baseball: Galena tops Tigers 8-5 to take regional title

Throughout the season, no one really came close to the Galena baseball team.

Friday, May 11

Douglas softball team shocks Reno to advance to regional semifinals

Just like that, the Douglas High School softball team is one of the final three teams standing in the Northern 4A Regional Tournament.

Tickets available for fundraiser

A fundraising barbecue dinner and silent auction 5-8 p.m. June 14 at the CVIC Hall in Minden will benefit Katie Estes, who has Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Seelig, Swope to marry Sept. 15

Karma Seelig of Reno and Jeff Swope of Twin Falls, Idaho, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Swope of Meridian, Idaho, to Scott Prather also of Meridian. Scott is the son of Jim and Valerie Prather of Gardnerville. A wedding is planned for Sept. 15, 2007, in Lake Tahoe with a reception to take place in Gardnerville.

Valley represented at karate tournament

Members of Sierra Dojo Martial Arts Center again attended the West Coast Karate Classic Tournament in Roseville, Calif., on May 5. The event is held each year and hosts more than 300 competitors from northern California and Nevada.

Thursday, May 10

Softball team stays alive on Day 1

The Douglas High softball managed to stay alive on the first day of the Northern 4A Regional tournament, coming back from a 13-3 defeat at the hands of Reed to beat Elko 5-4.

Lady Tigers stay alive on Day 1

The Douglas High softball team managed to stay alive on the first day of the Northern 4A Regional tournament, coming back from a 13-3 defeat at the hands of Reed to beat Elko 5-4.

Douglas baseball team advances to regional title game

Every player of the Douglas baseball team's roster scored at least one run as the Tigers stomped Reed 15-5 in Minden Thursday afternoon to advance to the Northern 4A Regional championship game.

Douglas baseball team advances to regional championship game

Every player of the Douglas baseball team's roster scored at least one run as the Tigers stomped Reed 15-5 in Minden Thursday afternoon to advance to the Northern 4A Regional championship game.

Wicker qualifies for state

Douglas High freshman Thomas Wicker qualified for the state golf tournament by shooting a two-day total of 159 at the Northern 4A Regional championships at Red Hawk this week.

Carson Valley Photo Club announces May winners

Three local photographers got up close and personal to win this month's competition with the Carson Valley Photo Club. The challenge was to get super close-up photos using a technique known as "macro."

ValleyVibrations

Baby boomers "coming out" party: Those who were teens and older in the 1960s should be interested to know that there are Summer of Love events going on all over the country this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Mammovan makes stop in town

Physicians recommend that all women over 40 - or those who are at high risk for breast cancer - have a mammogram annually. Unfortunately many women are not able to afford or to access this vital exam.

Mothers: Read this and weep

With Mother's Day being celebrated this Sunday, I wanted to pay tribute with this excerpt from the short story "A Mother's Way" by Temple Bailey. Whether you are a new mother just beginning your own walk or one who has moved into the path of grandmother or even one who is caring for their aged mother, I salute each and every one of you. If you are a child who has lost their mother, I hope you can find some comfort in these words, too.

Douglas 2-0 heading into bracket finals

For the second afternoon in a row, the Douglas baseball team got a walkoff single from the lower half of its lineup to seal up a victory.

Tennis: Goodner takes division championship

Reno's Lakeridge Tennis Club hosted the first Northern Nevada Junior Satellite Tournament of 2007 recently.

Hatchett gets first taste of NFL

Once Douglas High graduate Gabe Hatchett arrived in Miami last week, he was thrown right into the mix at the Dolphins' first minicamp.

Douglas baseball improves to 2-0

For the second afternoon in a row, the Douglas baseball team got a walkoff single from the lower half of its lineup to seal up a victory.

Douglas baseball improves to 2-0 in playoffs

For the second afternoon in a row, the Douglas baseball team got a walkoff single from the lower half of its lineup to seal up a victory.

Wednesday, May 9

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll

Through May 5 TeamPtsPvs 1. Galena (6)601

Obituaries

A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Gall Catholic Church in Gardnerville for Frank H. Bogart, 89, who died May 7, 2007 in Carson City.

Martial artists try for world record

On Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., Northwest Martial Arts will be at Lampe Park in Gardnerville to join thousands of other martial artists across the United States who will be attempting to break a world record for the most breaks executed in one hour simultaneously across the country. They will also be raising money for Project Action to fight juvenile crime and keep children out of gangs.

Valley resident makes record lamb purchase

Gardnerville native Ken Hellwinkel paid the record price for a grand champion lamb at the 2007 Nevada Junior Livestock Show & Sale.

Neighbors raise stink over plant

Nobody looks forward to the expansion of the local sewer plant and neighbors of the North Valley Treatment Plant are no exception.

Tuesday, May 8

Douglas tops Reed in playoff opener

If the Douglas baseball team has learned how to do anything well this season, it's how to play in close games.

Douglas tops Reed in baseball playoff opener

If the Douglas baseball team has learned how to do anything well this season, it's how to play in close games.

Thrift shop sale starts Friday

Helping Hands Antique Thrift Shop will be hosting its fourth annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1418 Industrial Way in Gardnerville.

Local man speaks about entering priesthood

An adventurous boy grew up in the Gardnerville Ranchos, playing with friends, sometimes going overboard and getting in trouble, experiencing life to its fullest.

Family Support Council has openings for new volunteers

Do you have spare time and feel that you have something to offer others? Are you a senior at Douglas High School and need to volunteer some hours?

Poled cat lifted to safety after three days

What started out as a normal Saturday morning routine for Tiger the cat quickly turned into more than 48 hours of terror for the year-old classic tabby.

Tiger swimmers take Zephyr League title

After posting a spotless record in regular season dual meets, the Douglas High School girls' swim team put the wraps on the league title with an impressive display of depth Saturday.

Digest: Baseball sign-up deadline today

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department will take registration for adult baseball through today.

Baseball, softball teams enter with same record

They both sport the same league records and nearly identical overall records on the year, but the Douglas High baseball and softball squads are entering the regional playoffs on very different notes.

Briefly today: Douglas golfers strong on Day 1

After the first day of Northern 4A Regional Golf Championships at Red Hawk in Sparks Monday, Douglas' two qualifiers stood in excellent position to move on to state.

Douglas track fielding large contingent at regionals

The Douglas High track and field team secured 20 entries in the upcoming Northern 4A Regional Championships at the qualifier meet at Damonte Ranch Saturday.

Monday, May 7

Final regular season statistics for Douglas baseball & softball

22-11 overall, 15-6 Sierra League (1st place), 11-2 home, 6-6 away, 5-3 neutral, 18-9 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Sports Today: Douglas baseball home throughout playoffs

The Douglas High baseball team was hoping for the shot at simply hosting its own bracket through the Northern 4A Regional playoffs this week.

Jewel in Genoa: Historic courthouse open for season

The Genoa Court House Museum opened its doors for the season on Saturday with a few more guests than usual as the Douglas County Historical Society's Historic Barn Tour concluded with a barbecue at noon, across the street from the museum at the Mormon Station State Historic Park.

Douglas High graduate receives writing honor

Carson Valley Swim Center director Kirk Chiapella's daughter Kristina wrote the poem of the year at University of California, Santa Clara.

Library foundation accepting applications

The Douglas County Public Library Foundation is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on the board of the foundation. Founded in 1999, the DCPLF is a 501(c)(3) working in a fundraising capacity for the public library.

Healthy exterior can hide terrible surprise

This is to all the people who think they are in good shape and healthy. This letter is a wake-up call for you. It seems there are stories coming out of the woodwork about athletes and avid sports people having heart surgeries.

Summer Concert Series commences

The line-up for the free Summer Concert Series at Minden Park includes: Hotel California "A Salute to the Eagles" on May 25; the Comstock Cowboys on July 13; the Jeff Jones Band on July 27; the John Jorgenson Quintet on Aug. 10; and the Michael Powers Band on Aug. 24.

Nurses publish recipes for a good cause

In celebration of National Nurses Week in May, Carson Valley Medical Center nurses have compiled a cookbook of favorite recipes of hospital employees. Proceeds from sales of the cookbook will be donated to Austin's House, the Family Support Council of Douglas County, and Douglas County Mental Health.

Long road for hillbilly casino

If you were to ask Max Baer Jr.. if his proposal to build Jethro Bodine's Beverly Hillbillies Mansion & Casino is a good bet, he would agree. If you were to ask him if it was a done deal, he would explain that there is no way anyone can say at this stage.

Branding the old fashioned way requires heat

May, and although the plastic temperature gauge nailed to the root cellar only reads 38 degrees at noon, spring is here. The cattle trucks are rolling into the yard with this year's crop of steers and pairs, and we've finished branding.

Black belt in sword; she's 5th in nation

It seems Carson Valley has its own gifted person in the martial arts, Brandi Gibson, an instructor at Northwest Martial Arts in Gardnerville.

Snake!

It must be ESP because I had just said, "I'll bet the snakes will be coming out now that the weather has warmed up."

Tomorrow's stars are today's performers

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley is pleased to announce the winners of last Saturday's Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase.

Pet care time

Most Antelope Valley residents have received their dog license renewal forms from Mono County.

Victorian clothing on display

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is featuring a display of Victorian clothing belonging to K. C. Brennan. When she was a teen she began collecting vintage clothing from the 1820s through the 1840s. The display features dresses, hats, undergarments, shoes and other accessories. The display will run through the end of May.

Donations needed for charitable event

The Valley Cruisers will host its 20th Main Street Event car show, Aug. 17-19.

Book sale Saturday at Carson Valley Middle School

The Carson Valley Middle School's annual used book etc. sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale benefits the middle school library.

Saturday, May 5

Douglas wins league crown via Carson victory

With all the confusion concerning the tiebreaker scenarios for the Northern 4A playoffs, the Carson High baseball team wasn't taking any chances.

Friday, May 4

Art show for Carson Valley Days

The CVAA Carson Valley Days Show will be held in the CVIC Hall at 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 9 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 10. There will be a reception from 6-8 p.m. on June 8, with complimentary finger food, wine and punch.

ValleyVibrations

I have been getting more and more nice comments about this column, that I really appreciate. A few months ago I began this basically just because I saw a need for publicizing events that are taking place around town and felt that there were way more local bands out there than anyone really knew about. I found out I was right and running this column has been both eye-opening and refreshing.

Obituaries

Billie Faye Bohan, 71, died April 30, 2007 at her home in Gardnerville.

Thursday, May 3

Baseball: Douglas drops two to Panthers

The Douglas baseball team entered Thursday afternoon fully in control of its own destiny, needing just one win to clinch the Sierra League title outright.

Baseball: Douglas drops two to North Valleys

The Douglas baseball team entered Thursday afternoon fully in control of its own destiny, needing just one win to clinch the Sierra League title outright.

Boys' golf team takes fourth, misses playoffs

Call it a bittersweet regular-season finale for the Douglas High boys' golf team.

Dance Workshop awarded in international competition

The Dance Workshop competition team represented their studio and Carson Valley April 28-29 in Portland, Ore. Six dancers attended the prestigious International Dance Challenge Competition in seven routines. The dancers competing were: Jocelyn Brockhage, Mary Brockhage, Megan Hellwinkel, Kim Lowe, Raechel Prosser and Tammy Telles.

Valley pioneer descendant gives museum lecture

A descendant of a Carson Valley pioneer family will speak at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center Thursday, for a free lecture.

Weekend of sales

There are no less than seven rummage, craft and even a garage and manure sale going on in Carson Valley this weekend. The following is the run down:

Topaz Lodge could be open by Memorial Day

Good news from Topaz Lodge and Casino. Because of the employees who have dedicated so many labor-intensive hours to the cleanup job left from the April 3 fire, General Manager Rick Ross is optimistic about a Memorial Day weekend reopening.

Kat Simmons entertains at literary club luncheon

The Carson Valley Literary Club's spring luncheon will feature local comedienne Kat Simmons.

Tiger baseball, softball teams claim wins vs. Panthers

The Douglas baseball team clinched at least a share of the Sierra League title Wednesday afternoon, beating North Valleys 12-4 in the Tigers' regular-season home finale.

Skiing: Schiller claims series title

Douglas High grad J.J. Schiller wrapped up the Kirkwood Cup free-skiing series title recently with a second place finish in the rail jam event.

Adult baseball league ready to go

With the registration deadline approaching, the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department still has room for about two more teams in the inaugural season of its adult baseball league.

Digest: Swing for a Cure moves to Genoa Lakes

The fifth annual Shakey Begovich Memorial Swing for a Cure Golf Tournament will be May 20 at the Genoa Lakes Resort Course.

Updates on Douglas grads for the week ending April 29, 2007

Bryan Miller, jr., OF, Troy University: The Trojans have won 10 of their last 11 games, running their season record to 29-17 overall and 13-8 in Sun Belt Conference play. He is third on the team in batting with a .350 average.

Soccer: Net Rippers win Comstock Shooutout

The Carson Valley U13 Net Rippers returned to Carson City for their fourth appearance at the Comstock Shootout last weekend and produced one of their most impressive tournament victories so far.

Wednesday, May 2

Douglas baseball, softball teams top North Valleys

The Douglas baseball team got one win closer to the Sierra League title Wednesday afternoon, beating North Valleys 12-4 in the Tigers' regular-season home finale.

Sports Today: Douglas golf takes fourth, misses team playoffs

Call it a bittersweet regular-season finale for the Douglas High boys' golf team.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll

Through April 30 TeamPtsPvs

Deal with Carson not a bad idea

Generally we are suspicious of offers extended by the capital to work together, but we agree that the present competition over business development is getting out of hand.

View Genoa's past in home and garden tour

Once you see past the gaming, you will find Nevada rich in the history of the past. There are towns that exist in the state that many people are unaware of, Genoa is one of them. It boasts being Nevada's oldest settlement and is one of the rare towns that didn't spring up from mining.

People's Powwow is this weekend

The Dresslerville Community Council and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California will host the People's Powwow which will take place in the Dresslerville Gym in Dresslerville, Saturday and Sunday.

A new life brings new lessons

With open arms, my family welcomed a new addition a little over one month ago. Maxwell Grant Roby arrived on March 27 at 8:16 in the morning. We didn't know whether we were having a boy or a girl, and before the birth our doctor asked us the names we'd chosen for each. What a thrill to hear him announce, "It's a Maxwell!" at the moment he was born.

Talent showcased at Stars of Tomorrow

The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley will host its ninth annual Stars of Tomorrow talent competition on Saturday. A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. with the talent competition starting at 7 p.m. at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

Charity basket raffle and ice cream social benefits school

The Gardnerville Elementary School PTSO is presenting its seventh annual Charity Basket Raffle, Ice Cream Social and Art Show, 5:30-8 p.m. May 15 at Gardnerville Elementary School, 1290 Toler Ave., Gardnerville.

'Aunt Mommy' - a sister's struggle for guardianship of Down syndrome baby

Tomacina Hochgurtel tells the story passionately and honestly about how she became the legal guardian of her sister's baby, Jordan Lee, who was born with Down syndrome, in her soon-to-be released book, "Aunt Mommy."

New Model A Ford club getting rolling

Gardnerville resident Al Gherardi dropped off a photo of a group of Model A Fords lined up in front of the Dangberg Home Ranch. Al said they are starting a new club in town for owners of the classic car.

Obituaries

A celebration of life was Thursday at the Genoa Lakes Golf Course for Michael Gerald "Jerry" Chavez, 69, who died April 30, 2007, in Gardnerville.

Tuesday, May 1

R-C Sports Notebook: Splitting sites for basketball?

Rumor has it that a movement is afoot to split up the long-running league basketball doubleheaders at high school around the Northern 4A.

Townsell named head volleyball coach at DHS

In the past nine seasons, the Douglas High School volleyball team has appeared in seven regional title matches. The Tigers have won six of the seven Sierra League titles since the league was created in 2000.

Make way for Big Mama's car show

Typically, more than 100 vintage vehicles are the main attraction at Big Mama's Show & Shine Car Show - last year 130 - with colors and types ranging from candy apple red Ford pickups to opalescent purple Corvettes and everything in between.

Banner weekend for CV soccer

The Comstock Shootout club soccer tournament in Carson City proved to be a wild success for the various Carson Valley girls' teams competing.

Swim teams sweep Reed

The Douglas boys and girls swim teams rolled to wins over Reed at the Carson Valley Swim Center, with the Tiger girls winning 161-120 and the boys winning 164-68.

Girls track team takes 4th

In the final preview before the Northern 4A Regional Track Championship cycle starts up, the Douglas High girls' squad put together an impressive effort.