Stories for September 2007


Sunday, September 30

Saturday, September 29

Football: Reno stops Douglas' league win streak at 10

After the Reno Huskies nearly swallowed the first quarter whole with a 19-play, 10-minute drive to open the game, the Douglas football team had trouble even getting into the game from that point on.

Friday, September 28

Reno leads Tigers at halftime

The Reno Huskies are leading the Douglas Tigers 21-7 at halftime.

Football: Sierra League showdown tonight

Parity should be the name of the game Friday night as the Reno High football team comes to town to face the Douglas Tigers at Ketih "Duke" Roman Field in Minden.

Girls' Tennis: Lady Tigers claim No. 2 seed

It couldn't have gotten much closer, but with the match hanging in the balance, Douglas senior girls' tennis captain Samantha Barns came through in a huge way for the Tigers in their regular-season finale Thursday afternoon.

Boys' Tennis: Tahoe gets past Tigers

In perhaps one of the most anticipated matchups of the Sierra League tennis season, Douglas High's Keagan Chipp and South Tahoe's Jimmy Roberts lived up to the billing, provided some of the most spectator-friendly play recent memory Thursday afternoon.

Volleyball: Tiger spikers roll against Hug

The Douglas High School volleyball team made short work of the Hug Hawks in Reno Thursday night, taking a 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 win.

Fleet Reserve Association sponsors student essay contest

The Fleet Reserve Association is offering several opportunities for young people in the Carson Valley.

Cowboyup 4 Kids for Austin's House

The Carson Valley Children's Center, also known as Austin's House, hosts the Cowboyup 4 Kids fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

A different view of aspens featured

Meet the artist featured in the Aspens - A Different View exhibit at an artist reception, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Artisans International Gallery.

Entering a pygmy goat convention in Auburn

Ray and Larna Hoyt retired from the state of Nevada and have lived here in the Johnson Lane area for almost 17 years. Shortly into their retirement they went up to Washoe Valley responding to an ad in the newspaper for pygmy goats for sale. Larna said she didn't know what they were but fell in love with the little guys as soon as she saw them.

Thursday, September 27

Boys' Soccer: Tigers power past North Valleys

The Douglas High boys' soccer team got twin hat tricks from Edgar Arceo and Dustin Goldade on its way to an 8-1 win over North Valleys in Minden Wednesday afternoon.

Volleyball: Tigers escape with win against Yerington

The Lady Tigers completed their season sweep of the defending regional champions and state champions for the top three classes with a five-set win over defending 3A champ Yerington Wednesday night.

'Steel Magnolias' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Carson Valley Community Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling. Cost is $15 for general admission with senior, student and group (eight or more) tickets for $12.


A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church for Allen Bartshe, 100, who died Sept. 16, 2007, in Gardnerville.

Ghosts hunted during Haunted Weekend

Ghosts can be found on the streets and in the cemeteries for a fun and historic Haunted Weekend beginning Oct. 19. Guided tours take ghost hunters on a nighttime walk past haunted buildings and sites where former residents met untimely deaths by murder or suicide.


Fall means scarecrows and pumpkins and there are several events coming up where scarecrows will be created and pumpkins may be chosen.

Topaz Sagehens' genesis

It is time once again for the annual Fall Boutique, sponsored by the Topaz Sagehens, now just a little over a month away.

The Creator, the prodigal, the principleof tough love

The Bible contains commands, exhortations and principles specifically directed to those who are citizens of the kingdom of God on earth.

Wednesday, September 26

Volleyball: Tiger spikers throttle South Tahoe

Even with one of their top players, Jessica Waggoner, sitting on the bench due to an injury, the Douglas volleyball team showed little signs of slowing down Tuesday night against South Tahoe, picking up a three-game sweep over the Vikings to improve to 22-3 overall on the year and 5-0 in league play.

Girls' Soccer: Freitas' four goals power Lady Tigers

The Douglas girls' soccer team flexed some of its offensive muscle Tuesday afternoon against North Valleys, riding four goals off the foot of Ally Freitas to an 8-0 win.

Tennis: Tiger girls' suffer first league loss

In a showdown for the league title, the Douglas High girls' tennis team came up short against a powerful and experienced Reno squad Tuesday in Reno.

Girls' golf stays perfect in league play

The Douglas High girls' golf team remained perfect in Sierra League play Tuesday, winning the league tournament at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course by 39 strokes.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Top Ten polls

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Candy Dance keeps Genoa in the light

This weekend Genoans take the fate of their town into their own hands with the Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire.

About being aware

Many will say October is just a short time to Halloween or Thanksgiving or Christmas, but October is more than a stepping stone to those holidays. I


A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Eastside Memorial Park in Minden for Dorothy S. Barnes, 81, who died Sept. 25, 2007, in Minden.

Learn to reduce wildfire threat by removing fuels from around the home

The recent Nevada Wildland-Urban Interface Summit brought homeowners, agencies, government and Nevada Fire Safe Council members together to plan how to make areas safer in the face of wildfires.

Tuesday, September 25

R-C Sports Notebook: Weeknight lights

Passers-by might have done a double-take last Tuesday and Wednesday with the lights on at Keith "Duke" Roman Field at Douglas High School.

Volleyball: Coleville goes 2-1 on the week

Coleville went 2-1 on the week, sweeping Sierra Lutheran Tuesday, losing to four-time 2A state champion Whittell Thursday and beating McDermitt Saturday.

Football: Coleville football thumps McDermitt

The Coleville Wolves exploded for 80 points in a lopsided victory over the hosting McDermitt Bulldogs over the weekend.

Coming fall events at museums

Did you have a chance to catch "The Curse of the Hanging Tree" last weekend? It was a lot of fun. If you missed it this year, make a note to see it next time. You won't regret it.

Nevada Day juried art show open to local artists

The Nevada Artists Association presents its annual Nevada Day Show Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery located at King and Division Streets in Carson City. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Geneology club 10-4

A tour of the Genoa Court House Museum will be lead by the Douglas County Genealogy Group, 1 p.m. Thursday.

Monday, September 24

Updates on former Tigers through Sept. 23

Andy McIntosh, jr., WR, Nevada: Nevada had a bye week and will take on UNLV Saturday.

Boys' Tennis: Tigers power past North Valleys

The Douglas High boys' tennis team swept the nine singles matches against North Valleys in Minden Thursday on its way to a 16-2 win over the Panthers.

JV/Frosh roundup: JV spikers win Galena tourney

The Douglas High junior varsity volleyball team breezed through the Galena Tournament this weekend with wins over Spanish Springs, Reed, Manogue, Carson and Galena to take the championship.

Girls' Tennis: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 20

7-1 overall, 6-0 Sierra League, 5-0 home, 2-1 away, 0-0 neutral, 6-1 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Boys' Tennis: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 20

5-3 overall, 5-1 Sierra League, 2-1 home, 3-2 away, 0-0 neutral, 5-3 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Girls' Soccer: Tigers keep rolling

Although the Douglas girls' soccer team saw its four-game shutout streak come to an end, the Lady Tigers still ran their win streak to six games with a 3-1 victory at Damonte Ranch Saturday.

Girls' Soccer: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 22

7-2 overall, 4-0 Sierra League, 3-0 home, 3-0 away, 1-2 neutral, 7-2 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Boys' Soccer: Tigers run win streak to 3

The Douglas boys' soccer team picked up a 3-0 win at Damonte Ranch to improve to 9-2 overall on the year and 3-1 in Sierra League play.

Boys' Soccer: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 22

9-2 overall, 3-1 Sierra League, 2-0 home, 2-2 away, 3-0 neutral, 9-2 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Volleyball: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 20

21-3 overall, 4-0 Sierra League, 3-0 home, 5-0 away, 13-3 neutral, 10-0 vs. Northern Nevada teams, 43-12 games

Football: Updated Douglas season statistics through Sept. 21

4-1 overall, 2-0 Sierra League, 2-1 home, 2-0 away, 0-0 neutral, 4-1 vs. Northern Nevada teams

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Thank you for your coverage of the Valley Cruisers 20th Main Street Event of Aug. 17-19 at Lampe Park.

Cornforths celebrate 50 years of marriage, 50 years in Minden

Keith and Martha Cornforth, residents of Carson Valley since 1957, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Letter writer unfair to superintendent during tragedy

After reading Friday's letter to the editor entitled "Where's the superintendent?" I could not sit back and not respond, as our community should and probably does know our superintendent, Carol Lark.

Suing county a popular pastime

It was not a surprise to learn that Big George Ventures has filed a lawsuit against the county over the neighboring hillbillies casino.

A Renaissance wedding in Nevada

Trish Melynkov married her sweetheart Todd Ackerman on Saturday, Sept. 15, in their backyard with a Renaissance theme


A memorial service for Ernestine Afton Barff, 69, a 48-year resident of Carson City and Douglas County, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Parks & Rec October classes

Here are the Douglas County Recreation Division's classes for October:

Superintendent supported schools in crisis

Carol Lark called me Friday morning to let me know that Minden Elementary School was never far from her thoughts on the Monday following the death of Britt Mattinson.

Bears invade Fish Springs

Black bears are showing up all over the Lake Tahoe Basin and Douglas County now. Even in our little Fish Springs Valley, from the north end of Fish Springs to the south end and in between, we're hearing reports of bear sightings

Merrill Gardens residents welcome change of season with fashion show

The shorter days and cooler temperatures signal a change in seasons for Carson Valley.

9-24 WED Eckland/Shepard

Allison M. Ecklund and Caleb H. Shepard were wed on Aug. 25, 2007, at Edgewood Golf and Country Club in South Lake Tahoe, with the Rev. Pete Nelson officiating.

Farmers market, harvest festival at Corley Ranch

The Corley Ranch Farmers Market is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 859 Highway 395, Gardnerville, one mile south of Pinenut Road.

Lion's Club hunter barbecue Oct. 6

The 43rd annual Lions Club Deer Hunter Family Barbecue will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Walker Community Center.

4-H Club volunteers neededfor 4-H club

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is recruiting volunteer leaders for its 4-H youth leadership and development programs. No experience is necessary, and the cooperative extension provides training and support for all 4-H volunteers.

Saturday, September 22

Football: Douglas comes back to beat Hug 32-28

Staring down a 21-6 deficit with a little over three minutes remaining in the first half, it might have been easy for the Douglas football team to start packing it in.

Friday, September 21

Hug leads Tigers at halftime

The Hug Hawks were leading the Douglas Tigers at half-time 21-14. Quarterback David Laird threw the ball for more than 100 yards and one touchdown in the first half. Running Back Brock Peterson rushed for a touchdown.

Volleyball: Tiger spikers sweep past North Valleys

The top-ranked Douglas High volleyball team capped an impressive week with a three-game sweep over North Valleys in Reno Thursday night.

Girls' Tennis: Tigers stomp North Valleys

The Douglas girls' tennis team remained on a roll and, more importantly, remained in the thick of the league title race with a 15-3 victory over North Valleys in Reno Thursday afternoon.

Football: Hug comes to town tonight

Riding a three-game win streak, the Douglas football team will face one of its biggest tests of the season tonight as the Tigers play host to Hug.

Santoro Sports Fodder: Bonds ball belongs in Hall

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Strap on a helmet. At least open up an umbrella. Why? The sky is falling. We're about to agree with Barry Bonds.

Fish Springs Flier: Fun on the trip to Washington

Happy autumn! I just got home from a long drive with my sister Bonnie to Port Angeles, Wash. The leaves on the trees up there were already beginning to turn a beautiful bright red and golden yellow.

4-H pumpkin patch at Lampe Park

The 12th annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 4-H program, Douglas County Parks & Recreation and Joe Benigno's Tree Service is 10 a.m. Ð 2 p.m., Oct. 6 at Lampe Park Pavilion in Gardnerville.

Reflections on the word: Take heart despite what the future holds

Jesus was speaking to his men about the future, he told them about the cross, he told them that they would abandon him, he said "hard times are coming. Then he gave them comfort.

Thursday, September 20

Boys' Soccer: Tigers hold on against Reno

Matched up against a physical Reno squad, the Douglas boys' soccer team didn't miss a beat as it took a 2-1 victory over the Huskies Wednesday night in the program's first game at Keith "Duke" Roman Field.

Lions' deer hunter barbecue Oct. 6

It's 43 years and counting. That's how long the Antelope Valley Lions Club has been hosting the annual Antelope Valley Lions Club Deer Hunter's Family Barbecue.

Peddlers Fair celebrates a decade in Genoa Sept. 29-30

Get ready for a weekend of fun, food and drink at the 10th annual Genoa Peddlers Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29-30.

Valley Vibrations

To keep Valley Vibrations going, we have to hear from you: at or, by phone at 782-5121, ext. 213 or 210 or by fax to 782-6132.

Johnson Lane Journal: A fun motorcycle rally in Quincy

Being a member of a motorcycle club can be a great thing.

Cowboyup 4 Austin's House

The Carson Valley Children's Center hosts the third annual Cowboyup 4 Kids, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the CVIC Hall at 1602 Esmeralda Avenue, Minden.

Corley Ranch farmers market opens Saturday

The Corley Ranch will open their own farmers market from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 22 and 29 at 859 Highway 395, Gardnerville, one mile south of Pinenut Road.

Major League Baseball comes to Minden for Boys & Girls Club Valley fundraiser

The second annual Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley "Go To Bat World Series Extravaganza" is Oct. 19 and 20 at various locations in Carson Valley. There are four events the community can attend which coincide with game one of the 2007 World Series and all proceeds will directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley.

Main Street Moments

Fall is in the air and the annual question has arisen once again. Will it be hot or cold for Candy Dance weekend? Either way it promises to be as bustling and enjoyable as always.

In the Garden: Forcing poinsettias in the fall

Dec. 15 is only 14 weeks away. With these lovely, warm temperatures that we're enjoying, why think about December? Believe it or not, if you want your poinsettia to bloom in time for Christmas, you have to start forcing it now.

Oktoberfest starts Sunday

Oktoberfest comes to Carson Valley on Sunday, Sept. 23, as Sertoma presents its 17th annual German festival in Heritage Park, Gardnerville, noon to 4:30 p.m. Free admission, free live music from Al Gruber and the Bavarian Band, free dance floor and free parking.

Women's 20-30 Club hosts bartending night

Join the ladies of the Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 Club, 8 p.m. Saturday at Backroads Bar & Grill as they step behind the bar and serve drinks for charity.

Ugly elm trees are not dying

Elm trees around the area look burned, with brown crispy leaves. Although they look like they're dying, they're not. These Siberian elms are hardy trees, suited for this desert environment. Unfortunately, they are prone to elm leaf beetles, which eat the elm leaves and make them look bad.


A private memorial service will be announced at a later date for Kathleen Koreen Bobula, 64, who died Sept. 17, 2007, at her home in Gardnerville.

Volunteers needed for library deliveries

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden is looking for volunteers to deliver library materials on Thursday mornings to those who cannot leave their homes.

Sweetwater Notes

A-h-h-h yes! My "Ode to Joy" for rural living. I move to Minden. The closest thing to town living that I have done in a longer time than I care to count. But, last night I had a close encounter of the first time, having never experienced this particular scenario, in all my years of country living.

Ranchos Roundup

From now through Oct. 8, students at Meneley are selling 9" x 12" scenic Lake Tahoe and High Sierra full-color wall calendar for 2008.

Wednesday, September 19

Tennis teams sweep North Tahoe

The Douglas High tennis teams kept plugging along Tuesday afternoon against North Tahoe.

Girls' golf wins 4th tournament

The Douglas girls' golf team continued their torrid pace Tuesday with a team victory at the Thunder Canyon Golf Course.

Volleyball: Tigers claim control of Sierra League race

Plenty of storylines stood on the opposite side of the net for the Douglas High School volleyball team Tuesday night.

Girls' Soccer: Tigers rule the night against Reno

Playing in the first home night game in school history, the Douglas girls' soccer team turned in one of its finest performances in recent years with an emphatic 2-0 win over Reno Tuesday night at Keith "Duke" Roman Field.

No way to run a government

Of all the facts that came to our attention in the past two weeks, that the Douglas County School District will be punished for being debt free is the one that causes the most consternation.

Going for a ride in the big red ambulance

I got a letter signed by someone I know only as a concerned old lady who says the East Fork Paramedics aren't taking her and her friends where they want to go. She apparently wants to go to Barton's Carson Valley Medical Center and said the medics don't want to take her there.

Tuesday, September 18

Football: Douglas season statistics through Sept. 15

3-1 overall, 1-0 Sierra League, 1-1 home, 2-0 away, 0-0 neutral, 3-1 vs. Northern Nevada teams

Sports Today: Coleville volleyball sweeps week

The Coleville High School volleyball team won its four matches last week, beating Excel Christian 25-11, 25-15, 25-11 on Tuesday.

'3 Blonde Moms' return to CVI

The "3 Blonde Moms" comedy show returns to the Carson Valley Inn Shannon Ballroom for performances Nov. 9 and 10. The semi-scripted, PG-13 standup comedy show is full of material about being a mom, having a mom, kids, schools, husbands, in-laws and more. If you have a family, know a family, or want a family, this is the show for you.

Governor recognizes DAWG founder

Douglas Animal Welfare Group president and founder Cherie Owen has been recognized by Gov. Jim Gibbons for her work to help animals in Douglas County.

Bristol, Shroff wed in August

Bodie Nicole Bristol and Neil Ryan Shroff were wed on Aug.18, 2007, in a traditional Hindu ceremony that took place in Atherton, Calif.


No services are planned for Juanita A. Chalmers, 98, who died Sept. 16, 2007, at her home in Minden.

Stepping in Line

The song "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself Letter" starts to play and nine women who are evenly spaced on the wooden dance floor at Sharkey's begin to dance to Earl Mussett's instruction.

Lone Tree reception Friday

Lone Tree Gallery and Custom Framing announces its fall schedule of events beginning with a reception, 4-9 p.m. Friday to introduce the line up of new artists now showing in the expanded gallery.

Antelope Valley News

Chief Deputy Coroner, Lt. Ralph Obenberger stopped by the other day to give me a copy of his press release regarding the transportation of human remains to a funeral home in Nevada instead of all the way to Bishop.

Curse of the Hanging Tree this weekend

The darkest day in the history of Genoa was the lynching of Adam Uber from a tree on Genoa Lane in 1897.

Monday, September 17

Updates on Douglas grads through the week of Sept. 16

Andy McIntosh, jr., WR, Nevada: Had three solo tackles on special teams in Nevada's 52-17 win over Nicholls State Saturday.

Football: Coleville takes it to Big Pine

The Coleville High School football team remained perfect on the year with a 60-20 win over the Big Pine Warriors Saturday.

Volleyball: Douglas sweeps Carson

There was a post-season type of atmosphere in Morse Burley Gym Thursday night, and the Douglas High volleyball team thrived on it.

Girls' Golf: Tigers do it again

The Douglas girls' golf team continued their impressive season last week with its third consecutive tournament win.

Girls' Soccer: Heidt powers Douglas past Hug

Danyelle Heidt's hat trick powered the Douglas girls' soccer team to its fourth consecutive win Saturday afternoon in 3-0 shutout of Hug.

Boys' Soccer: Douglas gets past Hug for 1st league win

The Douglas boys' soccer team, which was missing several key players, came back twice to pull out the win against Hug Saturday afternoon in Minden.

Soroptimists seek award applicants

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley, an international volunteer organization for business and professional women, seeks applicants for three of its women's award programs.

Hard choices are test of institution

It doesn't give us any pleasure to report the two recent incidents involving Northern Nevada law officers. Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Norman Richard Bailey was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol and was sentenced on Thursday. Later that same day Deputy Jason Cypher was arrested for domestic battery and driving under the influence.

Sunday, September 16

Saturday, September 15

Football: Tigers stomp Colts

As far as league openers go, it couldn't have been much better for the Douglas Tiger football team Saturday afternoon.

Tigers mauling Wooster Colts 28-0 at half time

The Douglas Tigers have scored on each possession during the first half of this afternoon's game against the Wooster Colts to go ahead 28-0.

Friday, September 14

Artistry at WNC gallery

"ART/istry," a multimedia exhibit by Carson Valley resident Renee Ekleberry is displayed in the College Gallery at Western Nevada College through Oct. 19.

Thursday, September 13

Learn how to drive safely

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teenage drivers have the highest annual crash and traffic violation rates of any age group.

Douglas cross country results mixed

Mental toughness on the course is one point Douglas High cross country coach Keith Cole is trying to pound home to his runners this season.

Story behind the mythical Great Nevada Jackalope

Like the fabled Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot or even Tahoe Tessie, the jackalope has long been in the folklore of the West. Do they or don't they exist? Indeed they have been the subject of something to give license to for all that is fun and silly, a great excuse for tall tales of their potential to reek havoc on the unsuspecting and, for the gullible, the subjected butt of a good joke when sent out on a midnight hunting trip to capture the illusive creature.

Finding rest for souls in a restless society

Last time we looked at "The Rest of the Story," with the emphasis on rest.

Wednesday, September 12

Petrosky crowned Genoa Lakes ladies champion

Janet Petrosky was crowned the Genoa Lakes Ladies Golf Club's 2007 club champion following a two-day gross score tournament.

Main St col for 9-14

Last Saturday night Douglas County Historical Society lost one of the pioneers associated with our historicalsociety and the museum in Gardnerville. Debbie Byers, former acting director of the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, passed away.

Club for fit youth at World Gym

Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department and World Gym present Youth Fit Club for ages 10-17, 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at World Gym in Minden.

Valley Vibrations

To keep Valley Vibrations going, we have to hear from you: at or, by phone at 782-5121, ext. 213 or 210 or by fax to 782-6132.

In the spotlight 9-14

Tickets are on sale for the Douglas County Historical Society's performance of "The Curse of the Hanging Tree" at $15 per person at the Genoa Court House Museum and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

Saxon motorcycle raffle to benefit Red Cross

Are you a motorcycle enthusiast? If so, you might be interested in a raffle to benefit our local chapter of the American Red Cross. A Saxon Warlord Motorcycle, provided by High Performance Custom Cycles in Reno, is going to be given away on Sept. 22 during the Street Vibrations Celebration in Reno.

Brekas first place in Carson Valley photo club contest

Members of the Carson Valley Photo Club focused on patterns this month, and the results were stunning.

Artists open house in Markleeville

Eighteen Markleeville artists open their studios to visitors 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7.

Family Support Council classes, workshops

The Family Support Council offers classes in parenting and support for families with infants to teens. There are support groups for grandparents raising children and victims of domestic violence.

Tuesday, September 11

Senior computer classes in Carson City Senior Center

Registration is available for an introduction to computer course, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 9-Nov. 1 at the Carson City Senior Center. The beginning class includes basic skills and introductory work on e-mail and the Internet. The cost of $40 includes all materials.

Kat's comedy class 10-1

Kat Simmons will teach another stand-up comedy workshop beginning Oct. 1, at the Carson Valley Inn. The six-week class meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, culminating with a public showcase.

Douglas harriers Warriors

A combination of strength, grit and speed helped the Douglas High cross country team swept championship honors in both the varsity girls and boys divisions at Whittell High School's Warrior Warpath Invitational on Friday at lake Tahoe.


There will be a celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville for Deborah Ann Byers, 63, who died at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center Sept. 9, 2007.

Monday, September 10

Rotary donates to 22 local organizations

The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club demonstrated the club's motto of "Service above self" and continued 45 years of community service by donating more than $44,000 to 22 local organizations.

Peters throws 3 TD passesas Coleville improves to 3-0

Dominant from the start on both offense and defense, the Coleville Wolves football team remained undefeated with a 66-24 road victory against Mono County rival Lee Vining Saturday in Lee Vining, Calif.

Full of beans in Fish Springs

The Fish Springs fire station was packed last Saturday, Sept. 8, for the annual spaghetti dinner and hoedown. It was a great community happening all right and most definitely a success.

Douglas JV football

Peterson, Cruz lead Douglas JV football past Greenwave

Douglas takes third in volleyball

Coming off a big win against traditional Northern 4A rival Fallon on Thursday, the Douglas High volleyball team continued its momentum into the weekend and captured third-place at the 36-team High Sierra Invitational in Reno.

Important meetings in Antelope Valley

The Regional Planning Advisory Committee's meeting was Thursday, Sept. 6, featuring presentations by the U.S. Forest Service and Caltrans, in addition to the regular agenda items.

Coleville volleyball rebounds

The Coleville High volleyball team rebounded from a sluggish start to post a four-game nonleague victory at Lee Vining on Saturday.

Not ready for big Sept. 11

While few people believe the significance of Sept. 11, 2001, should be forgotten, we as a culture seem to have difficulty deciding on how it should be remembered.

Carey/Hill to be married in Minden

Stacie Carey of Diamond Springs, Calif. and Michael Hill of Topaz Ranch Estates have announced their engagement.

Life off the grid on Johnson Lane

David and his wife Elizabeth Schumann are Johnson Lane residents that are off the grid. They moved here from Sunnyvale, Calif., because they felt Carson Valley had fewer government controls, Mr. Schumann says.

Candy dance tickets on sale

There are 500 tickets for the Genoa Candy Dance dinner dance on sale now until Sept. 21 at various Carson Valley locations.

Sunday, September 9

Saturday, September 8

Douglas rolls over Fallon

After Douglas fullback Brandon Lowrance took the second play from scrimmage 61 yards for a touchdown just 51 seconds into the game, one just had a feeling it was going to be a one-sided battle.

Tigers lead Greenwave 27-0 at halftime

The Douglas Tigers posted 27 unanswered points against the Fallon Greenwave in the first half of tonight's game.

Friday, September 7


Pastor Dennis Bertucci will conduct a memorial service 11 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Valley Christian Fellowship, 1267 Highway 395, Gardnerville for Carey Leandra Smith, 18, who died Sept. 2, 2007, in Green Valley, Ariz.

Elder abuse presentation Tuesday

Join Douglas County TRIAD for a free presentation about how to recognize and prevent elder abuse, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11 at Valley Christian Fellowship, 1267 Highway 395 in the Meadowdale Center, Gardnerville.

'Steel Magnolias' tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Carson Valley Community Theatre's production of "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling. Cost is $15 for general admission with senior, student and group (eight or more) tickets for $12.

Carson Valley poker run nets $3,500 for Austin's House

Aug. 19 was the first annual Austin's House Carson Valley Children's Center Poker Run. After a fun-filled sunny day of riding, more than $3,500 was raised by the event, which was a motorcycle or car ride to Genoa, Markleeville, Topaz, Gardnerville and Carson City.

Wanted: Candy makers

Volunteers are needed to help make 4,000 pounds of Genoa's famous homemade candy for the 87th Annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire on Sept. 29 and 30.

Thursday, September 6

TenBroeck advances to finals

In the first three tournaments of the four-stage Nike Junior Tour series held at various sites in Northern California, 13-year-old James TenBroeck was edged out in each of the quarterfinals of the boys 14s.

Yellow of fall calls for us to pay attention

June, July and August are over. Summer hay has been cut and stored in the pole barn. It took a week, but all the fat pastured yearling steers and heifers are shipped out.

Art happenings in the Valley

The Carson Valley Art Association has a full calendar of fun events scheduled for the next few months.

Family Support Council hosts Autumn Shindig

Kick off the fall season and kick up your dancing shoes at Family Support Council's Autumn Shindig on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Valley View Ranch, 1701 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville.

Street fair

For 23 years Esmeralda Avenue has been closed to vehicles so that a street fair may be enjoyed. The Minden Carson Valley Street Celebration is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in downtown Minden.

Datebook for 9-7

n Garden Club. The meetings will begin at 10 a.m. the fourth Monday of every month in the Ceramic Room of the Douglas County Senior Center in Gardnerville. Information, Esther Hildebrand 265-2312.

8-27 Drivers Safety

An AARP Senior Drivers Safety course sponsored by Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade.

Aspen exhibit at gallery

Artisans International Gallery presents "Aspens - A Different View," an exhibit of work by local area artists beginning Sept. 25. An artist reception is 4-6 p.m. Oct. 6 where visitors may meet many of the artists featured in the exhibit.

Wednesday, September 5

Not being the story is best

A national story washed through Carson Valley this week with the disappearance of famed aviator Steve Fossett.

Saturday is a DAWG's day

Retired Douglas County Animal Control Officer Nancee Goldwater has put wayward dogs behind bars for 30 years but it will be payback time when Goldwater will be behind bars at the third annual It's a DAWG's Day animal awareness event, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

'Curse of the Hanging Tree' plays Sept. 21 and 22 in Genoa

The most infamous hanging in Nevada history and the seven-generation curse all began with an argument over a 25-cent drink.

Topaz barbecue was fun for all

It was a busy week in the south county with lightning-caused fires in the almost inaccessible mountainside above Jack Wright Pass, then within what seemed like minutes, another was reported on the rolling hills to the northeast of Topaz Lake between the lake and what used to be Red Hills Hunting Preserve.

Flying in the footsteps of Steve Fossett

Photographer Shannon Litz and I went looking for Steve Fossett on Wednesday thanks to Valley pilot Jim Herd.

Master gardener adviceon fall fertilizing

Although the first average frost date for much of northwestern Nevada is Sept. 15, the weather that follows is generally sunny and mild for a few more weeks.


A funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at City View Funeral Home & Cemetery in Salem, Ore., for Verla Mae Egan, 79, who died Aug. 31, 2007.

Close encounters of the wild kind in the Ranchos

The other night my husband, Scott, glanced outside and noticed we had a visitor.

Tuesday, September 4

Coleville beats Smith Valley for first time in a decade

The Coleville Wolves football team defeated the arch rival Smith Valley Bulldogs by a final score of 56 to 40, the first win over the Bulldogs in more than a decade.

Carson hero benefit

Silver Oak Golf Course and Event Center hosts You Can't Say No - You Gotta Go! a statewide fundraising event 3-11 p.m. Sept. 29 to honor the 43 Nevadans who have lost their lives in the war in Iraq and to benefit the Nevada Patriot Fund.

Master gardener on summer pruning

Get ready to prune. Late summer is the best time to prune maple, birch, beech, poplar, elm and willow trees. In the spring, sap is flowing from the roots, up the trunk and into the ends of branches to allow leaves to grow.

Tigers fare well at cross country invitational

Whitney Lindsey and Taylor Biaggi ran to first-place finishes in their respective races for the Douglas High cross country team at its own all-classes invitational held on Friday at Lampe Park.


A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden for Lorne Bruce Currer, 92, who died Aug. 24, 2007, in Gardnerville.

9-4 WED Beekhof/Johnson

High School sweethearts Amanda L. Beekhof and D'Artagnan J. Johnson were wed June 2, 2007, at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. The ceremony was performed by Minister Patsy Newton and witnessed by friends and family.

I want you back

A little boy made a boat spending many days carving and sculpting it just the way he wanted it. After he had created his prize possession, he took the boat to the lake near his home to play with it. The wind began to blow and his little boat went out into deep water and it sunk and was lost forever. He felt sorry for his boat knowing that he would never see it again.

Enjoying summer boating on a trip to Emerald Bay

They say Emerald Bay is the second most photographed place in the United States, second to Yosemite. Here it is, right in our own backyard.

Western Nevada women's soccer dominating

The Western Nevada College women's soccer team completed an opening dominant weekend by routing Shasta Community College 9-0 on Saturday to win the Shasta Tournament in Redding, Calif.

Hearts of Gold at farmers market

Hearts of Gold melons are coming to the final weeks of the Esmeralda Farmers Market on Sept. 11. The Fallon-grown cantaloupes will be on sale during the final weeks of the Minden Farmers Market at the Smith Family Farm booth.

Museums hold fundraiser,September photo contest

The 2008 entertainment books are on sale for $25 at both museums. The entertainment book offers discounts at restaurants, retail stores, groceries, movie theaters, with savings up to 50 percent off dining and 70 percent off travel.

4-H leaders needed w/photo

There will be a training workshop for new 4-H leaders Sept. 16. Douglas County 4-H is accepting applications for volunteer project leaders and helpers in shooting and horse sport.

Riding, eating and visiting at 3-day family reunion

Whoever named it Labor Day was right on. Last weekend's three-day family and friend reunion really wore us all out, but especially my sister and her husband, Bonnie and Ray Rieger.

Vaccines available at Mono County Health Department

Shingles is a painful skin rash which is caused by the virus that causes chickenpox. Statistics show that we have a 20-30 percent chance of getting shingles during our lifetime. At this time, I know of at least one person in the Antelope Valley who is suffering mightily from it.

Monday, September 3

Sunday, September 2

Douglas football rebounds against Manogue

RENO - Douglas High's recipe for success was simple - give Brock Peterson the ball early and often, and play defense.

Saturday, September 1

Tigers tied with Manogue at halftime

The Douglas Tigers are tied 7-7 with the Bishop Manogue Miners at half time in Reno.