Stories for April 2009


Thursday, April 30

Baseball: Douglas takes game one from Vikings

Tyler May hit two home runs and had four RBIs to lead the Douglas baseball team to an 11-2 win over South Tahoe in the first game of a doubleheader at the Lake Thursday afternoon. Check back to www.recordcourier this evening for results of the second game.

Contestant didn't deserve abuse

The tempest of hatred directed against the remarks of Miss USA beauty pageant contestant, Carrie Prejean, (Miss California); has had the unintended result of bringing to light the fundamental hypocrisy of those opposing the good plan of God concerning gender relations.

Respect has to be earned

The April 22 letter from Chuck Lacey, talking about stopping the lies and finger pointing was really entertaining. Especially after I have witnessed extreme anger, hatefulness, finger pointing and ugly lies toward our president for the last eight years. Mr. Lacey how in the world will the Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can't even stand up to Fox News or talk radio?

Oppose change to clean air act

Are you as outraged as I am about the legislature watering down the Clean Indoor Air Act? Do what I did. Call the legislative hotline (a real live person) at 684-6789 and tell them: "No to bringing back indoor smoke, no to Senate Bill 372." Every legislator will either read or hear your message. Do not waste time " do it now.

County requires leadership to set direction

In a guest opinion of April 22, Terry Burnes' 12 ideas to improve the development review process seem like a no-brainer to me. But perhaps more importantly, the credentials of the writer carry instant credibility so our local leaders need to pay attention and take action.

Swine flu not a sign of last days

Each year the Centers for Disease Control estimates-36,000 people die from flu-related illnesses.

In the Spotlight for May 1

The May Day Dance for the Cure is 7:30-11:30 p.m. today at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Dance to music from '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond. Cost $5 per person, $7 per couple, $10 per family. Tickets at Scolari's in Gardnerville or at the door. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Information, Craig, 782-5550.

Genoa museum opens for season Saturday

Saturday is opening day of the Genoa Court House Museum, Student-Senior Day for May and Snowshoe Thompson Day all wrapped into one. Don Thompson relates history and stories about Snowshoe at 11 a.m. Douglas County Historic Society members receive a 20 percent discount on merchandise in the museum and non-members get a 10 percent discount.

Avoid pesticide contamination of water

Over the weekend, I walked around the neighborhood and everywhere I went people were spraying weeds with herbicides. Gardeners and landscapers use numerous pesticides at this time of year to keep a yard looking good. All these chemicals have the potential to contaminate surface and groundwater. I wanted to share some precautions that will help protect water quality.

Let the garage sales begin

Put on your comfortable shoes, grab a bag and hit the ATM because it's a big rummage sale weekend in Carson Valley. At least five organizations have rummage sales today through Sunday: Boy Scout Troop 495, Carson Valley Community Food Closet, Flip Flop Kids Consignment Shop, Carson Valley Lions and St. Gall Catholic Church.

Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley going strong

Are you looking for a fun and safe place for your children after school? The Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley offers services Monday through Friday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

CVI Mother's Day dining

The Carson Valley Inn celebrates Mother's Day on May 10 with a Mother's Day brunch buffet in the Shannon Ballroom, Sunday brunch in Fiona's Bar and Grill inside the Carson Valley Inn and Mother's Day dinner specials in Fiona's and Katie's Country Kitchen.

Senior menu for the week

Menu for the week of May 4-8 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455.

Mumbo Gumbo comes to Minden

The Carson Valley Arts Council presents Mumbo Gumbo on May 8 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden.

Tahoe ice skating show May 9

The Tahoe Figure Skating Club's Spring into Skating ice show is 5-6 p.m. May 9 at the South Tahoe Ice Arena, 1176 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Arts & Entertainment for May 1

Details for Arts & Entertainment are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact People Editor Sharlene Irete at 782-5121, ext. 210 or or by fax, 782-6132.

Baseball: Nevada to face defending CWS champ Fresno State

The Nevada baseball team (22-20, 7-4 WAC) just completed a 12-game home stand going 8-4, the last five were nonconference games but the final 12 games of the regular season will be Western Athletic Conferene contests beginning this weekend at the home of the defending College World Series and WAC Champion Fresno State (20-23, 4-8 WAC) Bulldogs.

Boat tilting open Wednesdays at Carson DMV

With the boating season heating up, the Nevada Department of Wildlife's boat titling and registration services at the Carson City Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are now available each and every Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (beginning May 6). The boat titling and registration service desk is located in the Carson City DMV, 555 Wright Way.

Football: Wolf Pack season tickets on sale

RENO, Nev. - Season tickets for the 2009 Nevada Wolf Pack football season are now on sale, the athletic department announced today.

Soccer: Heidt signs with Biola

It's no secret that in order to play college soccer, it takes a year-round commitment to the sport throughout high school and even prior.

May is bike to work month

May is bike to work month. There are many organizations out there that organize bike to work weeks

Cycling: Your chance to be part of the Nevada Cup

As you might have read last week, the Pinenut Cracker is Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 11 a.m.

Mac-the-Naw: Cold opening weekend

Just a small report on how the local stream opener unfolded.

Sports Fodder: No surprises here

Alex Rodriguez used performance enhancing steroids while he was in high school? The Oakland Raiders picked the third or fourth best wide receiver with the seventh overall pick in the NFL draft? Brett Favre could return to the NFL this fall? Let's just say that nobody should be as shocked by any of these developments as Paula Abdul was stunned to find Adam Lambert in the bottom three of the American Idol voting Wednesday night.

Wednesday, April 29

Mac-the-Naw: Stellar opening weekend

Just a small report on how the local stream opener unfolded.

Baseball: Aces return home Thursday

RENO, Nev. " With the inaugural homestand now in the books, the Reno Aces return to Aces Ballpark on Thursday night for another action-packed four-game series at Aces Ballpark.

Football: Nevada adds series with UCLA, Arizona

RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada will play host to Arizona and UCLA at Mackay Stadium as part of multi-game deal with each school, athletics director Cary Groth announced today.

Golf: Tigers 5th at Arrowcreek

Heading into the final Sierra League tournament of the season, the Douglas High golf team is exactly where it needs to be in order to clinch a regional team berth.

Softball: Douglas season statistics through April 28

14-12 overall, 10-4 Sierra League, 7-2 home, 3-3 away, 4-7 neutral, 11-5 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Baseball: Douglas season statistics through April 28

20-7-1 overall, 9-3 Sierra League, 7-2 home, 10-3 away, 4-1-1 neutral, 17-5 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

TeamPtsPvs 1. Douglas (5)841 2. Reno (3)822

School no place to play?

My son's principal called me and said, "School is not for playing."

Softball: Douglas sweeps doubleheader at South Tahoe

South Tahoe got a jump on the Douglas Tigers on Tuesday in a Sierra Division softball game at The Field of Dreams.

Baseball: Douglas tops upstart Wooster club

The Douglas baseball team took on a Wooster club that has been hot as of late Tuesday afternoon in Reno and walked away with a 9-4 win.

Baseball: Grizzlies stop Aces in series finale

FRESNO, Calif."Josh Whitesell had four hits and Rusty Ryal hit his first-career Triple-A home run, but the Fresno Grizzlies scored seven times over the first four innings to run away with a 10-5 victory over the Reno Aces in the series finale at Chukchansi Park.

Baseball: Nevada beats UC Davis 3-2

Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada (22-20) freshman infielder Joe Kohan delivered a two-out game winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Wolf Pack a 3-2 victory over UC Davis on Tuesday night at Peccole Park in Reno. With the victory the Pack improved to 22-20 while the Aggies dropped to 7-32 on the season.

Tuesday, April 28

R-C Sports Notebook: Busy week means smaller notebook

I'm still kind of catching up from the last weekend in Carson Valley sports, so there isn't a whole lot extra to write in this week's notebook. Here are a couple things though:

Take fire danger seriously

After a so-so winter and some late moisture, -things are greening up for the first full month of spring.

Don't divide church and state

In support of Leslie Williamson's letter, "This is a Christian nation," today they don't teach about God in school so people don't know that church and state are being divided in a way that the founding fathers never intended.

School no place to play?

My son's principal called me and said, "School is not for playing."

School librarians important, too

I was surprised to hear that our school board voted to eliminate our certified librarians at our middle schools as a contingency cost saving measure. I have spent some time volunteering at the Carson Valley Middle School library and have seen first hand the value of a certified librarian for our students.

Ditches critical to greening fields

Thank you for your timely editorial about the importance of protecting the ditches in both Carson Valley and eastern Alpine and pointing out how vital they are to the ranchers who work hard and long to clean and maintain them.

Prep scoreboard

Northern 4A High Desert League league overall

Sheriff's department recommends documenting your property

Last week I received a great release from the Mono County Sheriff Department that needs to be shared.

Simpson and Gwinn engaged

Haley Simpson and Jason Gwinn are engaged to be married July 10, 2009, at Capital Christian Center in Carson.

Sweet Night Out Saturday

Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center hosts Sweet Night Out, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville.

Field trip Saturday

The Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Roundup hosts a free field trip to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center prison farm in Carson City on Saturday to view the year-round organic vegetable and compost production, biomass plant, and wild horse program.

Carson-Douglas livestock show results

by Leah McKinney Douglas County 4-H Livestock Project reporter, Special to The R-C

Upcoming events in Carson Valley

The Carson Valley Art Association hosts a four-day watercolor workshop with Peter Darvas at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

Remember When for April 29

The Douglas County Creamery which has played an important part in the prosperity of Carson Valley for 22 years, closed its door this morning and will remain idle for the present. Her big churns stand idle, simply because dairying here is not sufficient to support two creameries. Many of the stockholders in this creamery are interested in the one at Minden.

Stars of Tomorrow talent show results

High school students competed for $3,000 in scholarship prizes at the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's 11th annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase on Saturday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Track: Lady Tigers win Big George Invite

The Douglas High girls' track team continued its amazing season Saturday afternoon, winning the Big George Invitational in impressive fashion.

Volleyball: Williams to sign with California Lutheran University

Douglas High senior Taryn Williams was torn between opposite corners of the country.

Baseball: Aces fall to Grizzlies

FRESNO, Calif."Reno fell behind by two runs in the first and never was able to recover, falling by a 6-0 count to the Fresno Grizzlies Monday night at Chukchansi Park.

Softball: Douglas salvages split with Manogue

With pitchers from both Manogue and Douglas on the tops of their games Tuesday afternoon, it was apparent that only a couple of plays would separate the two teams on the scoreboard.

Monday, April 27

Saturday, April 25

Baseball: Douglas completes series sweep over Manogue

Call it one of those statistical anomalies that tend to crop up in baseball.

Trip through the desert leads to a different world

On the pretext of seeing Coby, our 19-year-old grandson, we break free of winter's clutches and head south. Coby is a new Marine stationed at 29 Palms, Calif.

Thanks for the paint, Park

The Douglas County Senior Center participants and the Young At Heart Senior Citizens Club would like to thank the Park Cattle Co. for their generous contribution, which was used to paint the interior of the senior center. The center is now a much brighter and more cheerful place for senior activities. Thanks again Park Cattle Co.

Rave review for 'Hollywood Arms'

Congratulations to Carson Valley Community Theatre on their production of "Hollywood Arms" presented April 18.

Saturday eCycle event a big hit

Last Saturday, in cooperation with Nevada State Bank, Nanosecond, Boy Scout Troop 411, and my office, Computer Corps and Soroptimists International of Carson Valley held the first eCycle Day in Minden.

Baseball: Sky Sox too much for Aces

RENO, Nev."Despite chopping the lead in half with runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Aces' efforts for a series split Friday night fell short, as the visiting Sky Sox rolled to a 13-3 victory over Reno at Aces Ballpark.

Baseball: Ninth-inning rally lifts Wolf Pack over Bakersfield

Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada (19-20) senior outfielder Aaron Henry delivered the game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete the Wolf Pack three-run inning as they defeated CSU Bakersfield (8-27) 7-6 in the first game of a three-game nonconference series at Peccole Park Friday night. With the victory the Pack improved to 19-20 while the Roadrunners, a first-year program, fell to 8-27.

Softball: Wolf Pack sweeps Utah State

RENO, Nev. - It took a little bit for Nevada's bats to warm up on a chilly April day, but the Wolf Pack pitching was hot enough to give WAC-leading Nevada a sweep over Utah State on Friday at Hixson Park.

Friday, April 24

Next stop, Pentecost

I loved reading the words of my Christian brother, Leo Kruger, in his article, "Resurrection, what next?" It calls each of us to ask, where do we go from here? If you don't personally know this Savior, Jesus, I invite you to seek Him, call upon Him to reveal Himself and show His mighty power. Know the One who suffered for us. Look to know the resurrection power the Apostle Paul speaks of in Philippians 3:10.

Gymkhana at fairgrounds

Spectators welcome at the Silver State Gymkhana Club meet, 10 a.m. today, in the Pinenut Arena at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Riders compete in pole bending, barrel racing and other events.

Topaz Sagehens rummage sale May 9-10

The Topaz Sagehens' 33rd annual rummage sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center, 33904 Carter Way, Wellington. Chili dogs, hot dogs, soft drinks, coffee, bake sale items, homemade candy and salsa for sale. Raffle prizes.

Consignment sale May 1-3

The Flip Flop Kids Shop Consignment sale is May 1-3 at the new location of the Casa Bella Plaza, 1644 Highway 395, Minden. Sale times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3.

Baseball: Rally pushes Aces past Sky Sox

RENO, Nev."Alex Romero tripled twice and finished with four hits as the Reno Aces bounced back from an early deficit and rallied late for an 8-5 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Thursday night at Aces Ballpark.

Thursday, April 23

Baseball: Douglas picks up win over Manogue

The Douglas High baseball team picked up an important Sierra League win Thursday afternoon, knocking off Manogue 8-3 in Reno.

Ditches carry Valley's lifeblood

Monday's failure of two irrigation ditches -illustrate how it's not enough to have adequate moisture in the mountains.

Mountain bike race coming up

The annual Pinenut Cracker mountain bike race is set for May 2 with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the first racing starting at 11 a.m.

Cycling: Alta Alpina party well-attended

The Alta Alpina club party was last Monday and I heard we had more people there than have been at the spring party in several years.

Community Sports Scoreboard

Women's League wl World Gym40 Glory Gals31

Sports Fodder: So you want to coach college hoops?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Track: Big George Invite Saturday

For the second year in a row, many of the top track & field programs from around Northern Nevada will descend on Douglas High School for the Big George Invitational on Saturday.

Soroptimists seek project applicants

Soroptimist International of Carson Valley seeks candidates for their next long-term community project. The club is nearing completion of their current project to raise money for the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center and is looking to next project.

Sertoma's Chili Cookoff and Craft Fair at CVI this weekend

Sertoma's 17th annual Carson Valley Chili Cookoff & Craft Fair is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Carson Valley Inn between the gas station and casino.

In the Spotlight for April 24

The Knights of Columbus bingo today benefits Peggy Pedrojetti with medical bills. Doors open at 6 p.m., play starts at 7 p.m. at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Blackout bonus is $1,199. Food and drinks available for purchase. Knights provide popcorn, coffee and snacks.

Students shine in Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase

High school students compete for $3,000 in scholarship prizes at the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's 11th annual Stars of Tomorrow Talent Showcase on Saturday at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Senior menu for the week

Menu for the week of April 27 through May 1 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455.

What's that bloomin' tree?

Trees and shrubs are blooming everywhere, making people wonder "what are those flowering trees/shrubs I'm seeing?" Color is everywhere and spring is here.

Prison farm field trip May 2

The Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Roundup hosts a free field trip to the Northern Nevada Correctional Center prison farm in Carson City on May 2 to view the year-round organic vegetable and compost production, biomass plant, and wild horse program.

April photo contest winners announced

The theme for the Carson Valley Photo Club's April photo contest was Spring Colors. Merry Muller's picture of tulips titled "Happy Birthday" won first place and her photo "So Many Daffodils" was third place. Carol Heinrichy captured second place with her picture "Daffodil Hill." The photo club's pictures are on display at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden.

Arts & Entertainment for April 24

Details for Arts & Entertainment are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact People Editor Sharlene Irete at 782-5121, ext. 210 or or by fax, 782-6132.

Fire cadets learn the ropes

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. The East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts Fire Cadet program is part of the nationwide Exploring division under the Boy Scouts of America's Learning for Life career education program.

Genoa museum opens May 2

Have you taken the perfect April photo yet? Last week I saw some lawn men with their huge mowers getting ready to mow lawns with snow on them. How perfect is that for April? Did any of you happen to get that one? Whatever you do have, get it into the museum or the e-mail address below by Thursday, April 30.

Baseball: Sky Sox trip up Aces

RENO, Nev."The Aces hopped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first inning Wednesday, but the Colorado Springs Sky Sox proceeded to score 16 times over the next eight innings to run away with a 16-8 victory over Reno at Aces Ballpark.

Wednesday, April 22

Weekly update on former Tiger standouts

Shawn Estes, P, Albequerque Isotopes (Dodgers Triple-A): Estes is carrying a 4.50 ERA on the year with five strikeouts and three walks in two starts.

Tiger golfers 5th in home meet

The Douglas High boys' golf team stayed in the hunt for a team berth to the Northern 4A Regional Championships with a fifth place finish at their home tournament at Genoa Lakes on Tuesday.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

Rank Pts pvs 1. Douglas (3) 54 1 2. Reno (2) 53 2

Kids Fishing Derby running short on sponsors

Heading into its 20th year, the Kids' Fishing Derby finds itself extremely short on both monetary and merchandise donations.

Softball: Late rally falls short for Tigers

The first game of a crucial Sierra League series went to the Bishop Manogue softball team, by just a hair.

Baseball: Pack Drops Tuesday Contest 10-7 To Pacific

Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada (18-20) baseball team dropped a 10-7 nonconference game to Pacific (16-19) at Peccole Park in Reno Tuesday night. The loss leaves the Wolf Pack 18-20 on the season while the Tigers improved to 16-19.

Baseball: Aces fall 3-2 against Sky Sox

RENO, Nev."Seth Etherton allowed just three runs over seven innings of work Tuesday night, but the Aces offense couldn't muster enough production as Reno dropped a 3-2 decision to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the series opener at Aces Ballpark.

Tuesday, April 21

Dinner a success

The 2009 High Sierra Flycasters fundraising dinner was a great success, thanks to the generosity of our supporters here in the Carson Valley.

Will you print any letter?

EDITOR: Come on Record-Courier. Will you publish any political letter to the editor as long as it's slanted against the Democratic party?

U.S. really is a Christian nation

In 1776, the Declaration of Independence declared, "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." Our freedoms come not from man, nor government, but from God. President John Adams stated, "...the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity."

No one has lock on moral values

When I read about Sen. Ensign's comments to Douglas High School students where he stated that "when the people are not moral enough to care for the next generation," I was taken aback because the rhetoric of the party of moral values is back.

R-C Sports Notebook: A stellar week for Douglas High pitchers

This week's Douglas-Manogue baseball series will have a huge effect on the Sierra League playoff picture, whatever way it goes.

April is Cancer Control Month

EDITOR: April is National Cancer Control month. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to improving the cancer outlook for minorities and the medically underserved. Eliminating disparity in the cancer burden is one of the overarching themes of the society's 2015 challenge goals.

Budget picture not very rosy

On May 1, members of the Nevada Economic Forum meet to provide the last piece of the budget puzzle before the Legislature completes its work.

A better development review process

I recently spent months trying to influence the county's permit process for a project in my neighborhood, to little avail.

Kudos from food closet

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet has been busier than ever these past few weeks and our community has been amazing in support of our work even in these tough times. Once again we wish to thank all those who donate so generously of their food and money, as well as time as volunteers help to gather the food, sort and stock the shelves and distribute the food to our clients.

In honor of Bailey Piper

Lehi Toskin, a local Boy Scout in the Pine Nut District, is organizing a hair collection drive for the nonprofit organization Locks of Love for his Eagle Scout project. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. The prostheses they provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Students compete in Stars of Tomorrow talent show

High school students compete for $3,000 in scholarship prizes at the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's 11th annual Stars of Tomorrow talent competition Saturday at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Mother/son dance tickets on sale

Show Mom how much you appreciate her by taking her out for an evening of dancing and entertainment at the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department's Mother/Son Dance, 6:30 to 9 p.m. May 9, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Building.

Family wedding at Lake Tahoe

I can't believe I am going to write a column about my baby sister getting married. It was such a beautiful ceremony at Harveys Casino in South Lake Tahoe at their chapel. A very quick ceremony with her three best friends as the bride girls and his best men walked down the aisle. Ken is the middle of 13 kids. There were about a 100 people who showed up for the wedding from mostly the west coast or Bay area.

Painter gives talk at art meeting

South Lake Tahoe painter Peter Darvas gives a demonstration at the monthly meeting of the Carson Valley Art Association, 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension conference room, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Refreshments served. Information, Ron Clarke, 782-8035.

Employment assistance offered at Minden library

The Douglas County Public Library hosts a free employment assistance workshop, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Michelle Garton of Nevada JobConnect covers resume preparation, cover letters, interviewing and online job searching.

Remember When for April 22

A young man named Geo. White, employed on the Dangberg home ranch, suffered a compound fracture of the leg when a horse he was riding dropped dead, pinning the rider beneath him. A physician was called from Carson and upon examination found the injury to be of a very serious nature and the young man was taken to a Reno hospital where the proper care can be given. The broken bone protruded through the flesh of the leg, making a very painful injury.

E-Cycling Day makes residents aware of electronics recycling

Two truckloads of computers, printers, monitors, copiers, cell phones, copiers and other electronic waste was collected at the E-Cycle Day event sponsored by Soroptimists of Carson Valley and ComputerCorps of Carson City on Saturday.

Out and about in the Valley

Jackie Loomis of Carson City talks with her friends at the St. Gall Women's Society tea. Bill Moody of Gardnerville shops at the flea market on Esmeralda Avenue on Saturday.

NDOW sponsors introduction to bass fishing clinic

Entry-level anglers will learn everything from bass fishing techniques to which bait to use at a free clinic sponsored by the Nevada Department of Wildlife on Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Mason Valley Hatchery. Pre-registration is required, and the class is limited to the first 20 who enroll. The minimum age is 10.

NDOW sponsors progressive fly-tying class

If you always wanted to learn how to make your own flies or learn how to "match the hatch" the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will teach you the basics in a free class. The fly-tying class will be held over three evenings, May 5, 6 and 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. The class will start with a basic fly and progressively work up to a more advanced fly by the third class and is designed for beginning to intermediate level fly tiers. Class is limited to the first 15 persons who sign-up.

Sports briefs for April 22

Carson Valley resident Doug Swalm won blue division of the Carson Valley Senior Open Thursday.

R-C high school sports schedule through April 25

Baseball Varsity Thursday: Douglas at Manogue, 3:30 p.m. Saturday: Douglas vs. Manogue (2), 11 a.m.

Prep Scoreboard for April 21

Northern 4A High Desert League league overall

Basketball: Carson Valley hoops strong at home tourney

The Carson Valley Basketball Association's first run at hosting an offseason tournament was a success on and off the floor.

Douglas High softball field gets facelift heading into final weeks

While the Douglas High softball team got some time off from gameplay last week, the Lady Tigers' home park has been under some minor renovations.

Baseball: Aces win slugfest over Bees

RENO, Nev."John Hester hit a first-inning grand slam for Reno Monday night, setting the tone for an offensive night of baseball that ended with the Aces taking a 10-9 decision over the Salt Lake Bees in the series finale at Aces Ballpark.

Monday, April 20

Waggoner notches another school record, will sign with Army prep this week

Douglas High senior Jessica Waggoner isn't messing around.

Track & Field: Douglas girls run away with Carson Invitational win

Carson and Douglas high schools flexed their respective muscles at Saturday's 7th annual CHS-Kiwanis Track & Field Invitational.

Baseball: Tigers finish third at Gorman invite

Douglas senior Tyler May capped off a brilliant week at the Bishop Gorman Easter Classic with perhaps an even more brilliant performance.

Baseball: Pack moves into 1st place with win over New Mexico State

Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada (18-19, 7-4 WAC) junior outfielder Brett Hart entered the game in the top of the eighth inning as a defensive replacement in right field but delivered a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning after the Wolf Pack had fallen behind as they went on to win 8-7 over New Mexico State in the final game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park in Reno, Sunday afternoon. Each team won two games in the four-game series played over the last four days.

Baseball: Aces fall in extra innings

RENO, Nev."After already forcing extra innings in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Reno Aces tried to conjure a bit more late-inning magic on Sunday afternoon, but a dramatic 11th inning play-at-the-plate went in favor of the visiting team, and the Salt Lake Bees outlasted Reno 5-4 in front of 8,384 fans at Aces Ballpark.

Saturday, April 18

Baseball: Bishop Gorman upends Douglas

After winning their pool at the Bishop Gorman Easter Classic earlier in the week, the Douglas High baseball team ran into a wall in the semifinals Friday night.

Aces bring baseball back to Reno

RENO " Fred Kimotsuki and his family walked down the third-base side of Aces Ballpark on Friday night and then stopped just behind the patio deck in left field.

Baseball: Aces thump Bees 11-1 in home opener

RENO -- Reno Aces manager Brett Butler called the atmosphere for the

Softball: No. 25 Nevada Falls 1-0 At Fresno State

FRESNO, Calif, -- It was exactly the pitchers' duel that was expected between Nevada's Katie Holverson and Fresno State's Morgan Melloh.

Baseball: Wolf Pack falls against New Mexico State

Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada (17-18, 6-3 WAC) baseball team fell 9-6 to New Mexico State University (31-7, 6-4 WAC) in the second game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park in Reno Friday afternoon.

Friday, April 17

Number used to report wildlife crime incorrect on some NDOW licenses

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has identified an incorrect phone number listed on hunting and fishing licenses sold at point of sale locations, such as retail sporting goods outlets. Approximately 50 of Nevada's 160 license agents are presently using the point of sales system to sell licenses.

Baseball: 4-run 6th inning pushes Nevada past New Mexico State 11-5

Reno, Nev. - The University of Nevada (17-17, 6-2 WAC) used a four-run sixth inning to break a 4-4 tie and went on to defeat New Mexico State University (30-7, 5-4 WAC) 11-5 in the first game of a four-game Western Athletic Conference series at Peccole Park in Reno Thursday night. With the victory the Wolf Pack remain in first place in the WAC with a 6-2 record while the Aggies dropped to 5-4 in conference play and 30-7 on the year.

Cycling: Club spring party is Monday

As the warmer days get more numerous, there are more and more activities for cyclists.

Sports Fodder: Will Northern Nevada support the Reno Aces?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . OK, they built it. Finally. Now, will you come to the ballpark?

Stars of Tomorrow talent show April 25

High school students compete for $3,000 in scholarship prizes at the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley's 11th annual Stars of Tomorrow talent competition April 25 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

Pay it forward to help Austin's House

Austin's House Pay It Forward program helps raise awareness about child abuse and neglect during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

Resurrection, what next?

Last weekend we celebrated one of the greatest events in all history " the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. An event recognized all over the world and celebrated by millions and millions of people.

'Hollywood Arms' final show today

Helen and Malcolm, played by Samantha Vardas-Doane and Thomas Rao, spy on their neighbors in 'Hollywood Arms.'

Thursday, April 16

Basketball: James McLaughlin to sign with Sonoma State

It's a moment James McLaughlin will probably never forget.

Baseball: Six-run seventh dooms Aces

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo."Reno scored two runs in the third and two more in the fourth to take slim lead, but a six-run seventh inning for Colorado Springs lifted the Sky Sox to a 10-4 victory over the Aces in the series finale Thursday afternoon at Security Service Field.

Heart saver class at medical center

Would you know what to do if someone was having a heart attack, or if your child began choking? No one wants to think about these scenarios, but they could happen. The best thing to do is learn how to respond when an emergency occurs. Your response could mean the difference between life and death.

Senior center menu for the week

Menu for the week of April 20-24 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455.

Area museums offer fun and inexpensible family activities

The March 7 performance of "Portrait of a Pioneer Lady" has been airing on Channel 16 at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. all week. The last two showings are today. If you miss the reruns on Channel 16, we will most likely reprise the performance next March for Women in History Month.

Soroptimists host electronics recycling event Saturday in Minden

The other day, I opened a cupboard in my laundry room and instead of finding what I was looking for, was treated to a shower of sorts as the contents overloading the shelves tumbled out.

Striking the warrior pose

Mason Shafer, Dakhoda Eyerly and Makayla Eyerly practice the Warrior 2 or, in Sanskrit, the Virabhadrasa pose. The Yoga Loft, 1528 Highway 395, Suite 200 in Gardnerville, celebrates Earth Day with Kids Yoga, 4-5 p.m. April 22. Parents and grandparents

Pet and pest deterrents

Every year animals invade our yards, eat our veggies, fruits or plants, use the garden for a cat box, dig tunnels or create mounds in our lawns. There are different commercial repellents available to help you solve your animal challenges.

Arts & Entertainment for April 17

Details for the Arts & Entertainment column are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact People Editor Sharlene Irete at 782-5121, ext. 210 or or by fax, 782-6132.

In the Spotlight for April 17

Benefits of joining the Douglas County Historical Society include free admission to the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the Genoa Court House Museum, 10 percent discount at museum stores, quarterly newsletter, invitation of special events, discount on special classes and educational programs.

Big gig 4 wigs

The full staff of Tangles Hair Studio is ready to give haircuts for a good cause. The Gig 4 Wigs Cut-a-thon on Saturday features a Hawaiian barbecue, live music, raffles, chair massages and $10 hair cuts.

'Hollywood Arms' play runs through weekend

Carson Valley Community Theatre Group presents 'Hollywood Arms,' at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden.

Mac the Naw: April 16 -- Countdown to 2009 season ends next week

We only have one more week until the 2009 season will be in full cast. The season begins April 25 and runs through Nov. 15.

Wednesday, April 15

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

TeamPtsPvs 1. Douglas (4)556 2. Reno (1)501

Baseball: Aces come from behind for win

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo."Trailing 2-0 in the eighth inning, the Reno Aces rallied for five runs in the frame to capture a come-from-behind, 5-2 victory on Wednesday at Security Service Field.

Baseball: Aces fall to Sky Sox

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo."Josh Whitesell celebrated his 27th birthday with two hits and an RBI, but three Colorado Springs runs in the fourth and fifth innings proved to be too much for Reno Tuesday night, as the Sky Sox topped the Aces 7-2 at Security Service Field.

Tuesday, April 14

Time to play ball

It's finally here! Baseball season! I look forward to opening day all winter long. The thing that makes this year so special is one of the best things to hit Northern Nevada since the state became a state (well, that might be an exaggeration but not to me) and that's the Reno Aces triple-A baseball club.

Correction and some questions

I am more than pleased to correct my letter published in the April 8 edition of The Record-Courier. Based on hearsay I wrongly accused Assemblyman James Settelmeyer of supporting a new tax and bonding authority for a multi-county health district including as a minimum Douglas County and Carson City. Our votes on the tax would not be needed.

Searchers a match for our mountains

An empty vehicle parked at a popular spot is the only thing searchers had to go on last week in their search for Leslie Lee Gray.

Prep scoreboard for April 12

Northern 4A High Desert League

Basketball: Youth hoops tournament this weekend

The Carson Valley Basketball Association, the offseason Amateur Athletic Union branch of youth and high school basketball in the area, will be taking a big step forward this weekend.

Weekly updates on former Tigers

Shawn Estes, P, Albequerque Isotopes (Dodgers Triple-A): Estes allowed one run on three hits in four innings of work while striking out three in a 3-1 win over the Iowa Cubs Monday night.

R-C Sports Notebook: Halfway home

It's that weird spot during the spring season when Douglas High is just coming off its spring break and Washoe County is just heading into theirs.

Carol Burnett's story told in 'Hollywood Arms'

"Hollywood Arms," the comedic drama about comedienne Carol Burnett's childhood in Hollywood in the 1940s and '50s, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. The play is produced by the Carson Valley Community Theatre Group.

Remember When?

The committee of arrangement in charge of the Indian celebration to be held in Gardnerville, April 25th, have been busy for the past ten day. The biggest problem to be solved was the feeding of 600 Indians, but the committee handled the proposition in a business like way. Instead of barbecuing the beef in an open pit, it is to be roasted in the oven at the baker shop. Bread, potatoes, coffee and doughnots will go to make up the bill of fare of the barbecue.

Fishing season opens April 25 on the West Walker River

April 25 is the opening of fishing season on the West Walker River, and we are happily awaiting the big day. That evening, beginning 5 p.m. at the Walker Community Center, the Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce will hold a fish fry dinner in celebration. This will be followed at approximately 7 p.m. by a poker night, sponsored by the Antelope Valley Survivors of the Relay for Life. Judging by the previous poker nights, it will be a fun time for all. Try to be there for both events.

Sponsors needed for concert series

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department kicks off its 13th year of the Family Summer Concert Series at Minden Park on May 29. Last year's community events, drew large crowds from Douglas County.

Take advantage of information at cooperative extension office

Tough economic times inspire people to be like their agrarian ancestors and grow their own food. First-timers to more experienced gardeners may all benefit from the information available at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cooperative Extension.

Johnson, Kindig engaged

Mr. and Mrs. Celester Johnson of Gardnerville announce the engagement of their daughter Brandi Marie Johnson to Anthony Kindig of Reno.

How to submit engagement information to The R-C

The Record-Courier accepts announcements for engagements, weddings and landmark wedding anniversaries. Forms are available at The R-C, 1503 Highway 395, Suite G, Gardnerville, or information may be faxed to (775) 782-6152 or e-mailed to

Lions Club Great Garage Sale on May 2

Patrons of the Carson Valley Lions Club Great Garage Sale will notice a major change at the annual event set for May 2: No manure.

Women's society hosts spring tea and fashion show Saturday

St. Gall Catholic Church Women's Society spring tea and fashion show is 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Tickets are $25.

Fortnightly Club donates to community

MINDEN, Nev. Chairwoman of the Minden Fortnightly fundraiser committee Kim Chapman with Minden Town Board Chairman Dave Sheets, Eileen Boettiger of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Kristie Traver of the Family Support Council.

Do aphids overwinter?

The sunny weather, blooming daffodils and bright yellow forsythia have gardeners thinking about plants and gardens. My friend Woods recently asked me if aphids overwinter. This is a great question because it influences what is done to control them.

Tickets on sale for historic society's annual barn tour

The Douglas County Historical Society's Great Barns of Carson Valley tour is 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 23. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for Douglas County Historical Society members.

Baseball: Aces top Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo." Brandon Watson had four hits and Cesar Valdez earned the victory in his Triple-A debut Monday night, as the Reno Aces cruised past the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 10-2 in the series opener at Security Service Field.

Monday, April 13

Softball: Lady Tigers go 2-4 in Vegas

The Douglas High softball team went up against some stiffer competition down in Las Vegas last week and came back with the marks to prove it.

Softball: Douglas season statistics through April 12

13-10 overall, 9-2 Sierra League, 6-1 home, 3-2 away, 4-7 neutral, 10-3 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Baseball: Douglas season statistics through April 12

13-6 overall, 6-3 Sierra League, 5-2 home, 8-2 away, 1-1 neutral, 13-5 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Sunday, April 12

Saturday, April 11

Baseball: Aces lose first game

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah "Aces starter Tony Barnette was sharp in his Triple-A debut, striking out seven, but the Salt Lake Bees were too much on Opening Night at Spring Mobile Ballpark, defeating Reno 6-2 in the first game in Aces franchise history.

Friday, April 10

Jesus Christ is risen

The most powerful words ever spoken are "I will rise." The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves that He is who He says He is " the Messiah, the Savior.

Easter Sunday services

Easter services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Carson Valley Christian Center, 1095 Stephanie Way, Minden,

Baseball: Douglas upsets top-ranked Reno

A day after handing Reno its first loss of the season, the Douglas High baseball team handed the Huskies one of their worst losses in over a year.

Thursday, April 9

Golf: Douglas golfers 5th at Fallon

The Douglas High boys' golf team took fifth at the Sierra League Tournament in Fallon earlier this week as three players made their varsity debuts for the Tigers.

Group keeps children's interests top priority

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. The second annual state conference for Court Appointed Special Advocates was held last week at the Carson Valley Inn. CASAs are appointed by judges to provide a voice to children who are either victims of abuse or involved in custody situations in divorce cases

Meetings this week for potential museum volunteers

Thanks to all of you who came by the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center for Student-Senior Day. The program was excellent and the Washoe stories of Coyote and Lizard and other animals were delightful. Thanks to the Washoe people for sharing their history and storytelling with us.

Arts & Entertainment for April 10

Details needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Sharlene Irete at or 782-5121, ext. 210.

In the Spotlight for April 10

Carson Valley resident and professional comic Kat Simmons teaches a six-week stand-up comedy workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 15 through May 27, at the Unity Center in Carson City.

Happy Easter, worship services and events in the Valley

Christ Presbyterian Church will be open on Good Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, for prayers around the cross. Candle lighting and Scripture reading at 9 a.m. and noon, followed by Communion service at 3 p.m. Pastor Bill Baltz leads a closing vespers service at 6 p.m.

New director brings energy to youth ministry

A herd of monster tumbleweeds blew across the highway in front of Jonathan Cleveland the night he was driving a moving truck to his new home in Carson Valley.

Thanks for supporting Austin's House

On behalf of the board of directors of the Carson Valley Children's Center/Austin's House, I would like to take this opportunity to publically thank the following people and businesses for making our first annual Mardi Gras Magic such a success.

Time for another tax tea party

To all taxpayers and legal voters, on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. you are cordially invited to assemble at the capital in Carson City for a tea party. It's time we the people get a big broom and do some serious cleaning out of our congressional members on both sides of the isle.

Sports briefs for April 9

The Douglas High School All-Sports Boosters are looking for current or potential booster members who are enthusiatic about Tiger sports to consider applying for a Board position for the 2009-10 school year.

Community Scoreboard

DOUGLAS COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION Adult Volleyball Women's League

Many myths about mental health treatment

Mental health treatment or counseling (psychotherapy) provides a way for the individual child, teen, adult, couple or family to get help with life's developmental challenges. A licensed, skilled counselor or psychotherapist works with folks who often have a crisis in some stage of family life development.

Regulate festivals lightly

One of the things that makes Carson Valley such a special place is the long list of things people have cooked up to do.

Reno Aces: Area's pro connection is nothing new

While high-level pro baseball will be making a much-anticipated return to Northern Nevada this year, it could easily be argued that it has never really been that far away.

Sports Fodder: Fox will keep Northern Nevada in his heart

Sports fodder . . . Mark Fox might be wearing Georgia red and black these days, thinking about buying a pet bulldog for his kids Olivia and Parker and sporting a huge "G" on his chest everywhere he goes in the land of plump peaches, Ty Cobb, Henry Aaron, Michael Vick and Bobby Cox, but he'll always have a soft spot in his heart for the University of Nevada.

Aces' first game postponed due to death of Angels pitcher

Tonight's season opener between the Reno Aces and the Salt Lake Bees has been postponed. The decision comes following the early-morning death of Nick Adenhart, who pitched for the Bees last season and was on the active roster for the Bees parent club, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Baseball: Douglas hands Reno first loss

The top-ranked Reno High baseball team had gone per fect through 16 games, including two against Douglas, this season before the Tigers brought that to an abrupt end Wednesday after noon at in Minden.

Wednesday, April 8

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

1. Reno (6) 69 1 2. Manogue 58 4

Tuesday, April 7

Baseball: Douglas rolls past Truckee

Douglas High junior Beau Battista threw a strong game against Truckee Tuesday afternoon, striking out eight and scattering five hits as the Tigers rolled to an 11-1 win over the Wolverines in Minden.

Use or lose those water rights

At least one Minden resident asked a series of very important question of the town board last week.

Meneley roars thanks

Editor: The Parent Teacher Organization at Meneley Elementary School would like to thank everyone who contributed to our successful 2009 Friendship Dinner.

Wild horses important

As one of the 325,000 plus horse owners in Ontario, Canada, and potential tourists to Nevada, I feel it is important that your government knows how important the wild horses are to Nevada. It seems that the Department on Tourism is trying to sell your state as an "outdoor adventure land" and the director of agriculture is trying at the same time to remove the wild horses as fast as he can.

Press fails again

Obama's March 24 "press conference" was nothing more than a manipulated, orchestrated, censored, scripted and disgusting use of the media who bought into it because they love him and in their eyes he can do no wrong.

Walley's should pay for tunnel

Regarding the approval of another 190 units at Walley's, let me see if I have this right. Walley's asked for and got 190 additional units, no questions asked, the usual approach here.

Watch your wallets

Editor: Watch your wallets, folks, your county government is again making a sneak attack on them. You think your taxes can be increased only by your vote at the ballot box, right?

Remember When?

Gardnerville Market, S.A. Imelli, Prop. Tender Meats for everybody. Beef, mutton, pork & veal, sausage and cured meats. Everything usually kept in a first-class market. Meats delivered to customers free of charge. Main St., Gardnerville.

Students visit court

Jacks Valley Elementary School students recently visited Judge Dave Gamble at Douglas County District Court and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Scott Shick and Capt. John Milby who runs the county jail. The subject the three gentleman tried to instill on the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders was how their choices in life right now would affect the rest of their lives. They are the most influential people with their peers and need to help point them in the right direction.

Destination Plymouth

It was time for the first street motorcycle ride of the season for the Nevada Wandering Wheels. The destination was Plymouth, Calif., for lunch at the Incahoots Restaurant Bar and Grill. With our local meteorologist predicting 70 degrees here in Carson Valley, the cold 31 degree morning felt worth the ride. Two sidecar motorcycles and three solo bikes with a Jeep as the sweep " 11 people in all " decided to tour wine country in style.

Warrens celebrate 65th anniversary

Gardnerville residents Walter "Bud" and Doris Warren celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 7, 2009, with their family on a cruise ship.

McKay and Hallman wed

Jadee McKay and Gary Hallman were married Jan. 31, 2009, in the Bountiful, Utah, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Leap of Faith performs on Easter

Bailey Gumm, Coraleigh Bales, Hannah Harville and Nichole Rios of the Leap of Faith class from All About Dance in Minden perform 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Easter Sunday at Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville and at Carson Valley Christian Center on Mother's Day.

Art association donates painting to Town of Minden

Each year the Carson Valley Art Association has an in-house art show at Western Nevada College where a local organization is invited to pick a painting from the show in appreciation of their support over the years.

Employment assistance offered at Minden library

The Douglas County Public Library hosts a free employment assistance workshop, 10 a.m. to noon April 16, at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. Michelle Garton and Christina Slade of Nevada JobConnect will cover resume writing, online job searching and labor market information.

Nevada police subject of museum lecture

Nevada native and law enforcement veteran Frank Adams will give a free lecture on the Nevada State Police from 1909 to 1949, 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Carol Burnett's real-life story told in 'Hollywood Arms'

"Hollywood Arms," the comedic drama about comedienne Carol Burnett's childhood in Hollywood in the 1940s and '50s, opens Friday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. The Carson Valley Community Theatre Group's production runs in weekend performances through April 19.

Girls' Soccer: Freitas signs with San Francisco State

One of the Douglas High girls' soccer programs most prolific scorers of all-time will be taking her act to the Bay area for college. Again.

Monday, April 6

Football: Robertson to play at Utah State

All along, Douglas High senior Parker Robertson has just been hoping for a chance to play at the next level.

Sunday, April 5

Softball: Douglas splits with Damonte Ranch

Douglas softball coach Andy Mitchell couldn't help but feel like he was looking at a pair of different teams Saturday morning.

Friday, April 3

Basketball: Nevada names Carter head coach

RENO, Nev. " The University of Nevada introduced David Carter as its new men's basketball head coach at a press conference held Friday afternoon in the Hall of Fame room at Legacy Hall. Carter, 42, has spent the last 10 years as an assistant coach for the Wolf Pack, including the last four as Nevada's associate head coach.

Remember to keep the main thing, the main thing

"Keep the main thing, the main thing," was the saying on a plaque in a friend's office. Keep what's important in focus and at the top of your priorities is what that saying means. The longer I live the more complex this world seems to get still the longer I follow Jesus, the simpler things seem my faith becomes.

Carrots and Jerusalem artichokes

We know it's springtime, but I think we've still got a little winter in us. I dug up ho-bunches of Jerusalem artichokes and also some old carrots at the beginning of March. I just wondered if they might have survived this cold winter, or was the ground too frozen for them to stay alive.

Easter week

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. Christ Presbyterian Church, 1436 S. Industrial Way in Gardnerville.

Sports Fodder: Fox's departure comes as little surprise

We should have seen it coming. Mark Fox leaving the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball program for the Georgia Bulldogs shouldn't shock anybody.

Softball: Lady Tigers strengthen grip on first place

The Douglas High softball team extended its win streak to eight with a 12-0 at Damonte Ranch Thursday afternoon.

Baseball: Damonte thumps Douglas

Aided by a strong, steady wind out to left field, the Damonte Ranch and Douglas High School baseball teams combined for six home runs, each to left or left center, Thursday afternoon as the Mustangs took a 17-6 win over the Tigers in Minden.

Thursday, April 2

Back to the old days

Yes, please return with me to the days of yesterday. The time of Joe McCarthy, when the hunting began, you know looking for commies in every facet of American life. It has been pointed out by several in our community that our president is a Marxist. This is after the election season when he was deemed a socialist; you remember the socialist yard signs and bumper stickers. In addition the reenergized John Birch society is back. Please look for the "Get us out of the UN" signs along 395 to Carson City and the "Impeach Earl Warren" signs as well.

Cut the size of government

Well, we have had several tries at a stimulus package by government. So I would like to put forward a stimulus plan of my own. This is of course, coming from a fiscal conservative, and therefore is very pragmatic.

Keep doctors in Nevada

Keep our doctor's in Nevada ... that's what Nevadan's voted to do in 2004. We turned out in large numbers (60 percent in favor) and voted to change the way the legal system approaches medical and dental law suits.

Legislature needs to approve budget, now

Like any family, Douglas County is going to have a hard time figuring out how to make ends meet in these trying times.

More important to be involved than ever

As we fall further into this depression, we are reminded daily that our American Dream is getting farther and farther from our reach.

Workshop offers topics on understanding Alzheimer's

An educational workshop on understanding Alzheimer's, is 10 a.m. to noon, April 9, at Carson Valley Medical Center, conference room A, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville.

Food donations needed at youth drop-in center

The Tahoe Youth & Family Services Drop-In Centers are in need of food donations because of budget cuts and food bank shortages.

Douglas County Senior Center menu for the week

Menu for the week of April 6-10 at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Information, 783-6455.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage the support of children and families. It is a time to recommit to the health and well-being of children.

Big Mama needs sponsors, vendors

Vendors, sponsors and cars are needed for the ninth annual Big Mama's Show & Shine Classic Car Show in Lampe Park on May 9.

Healthy soil helps with pest management

I just returned from an international conference on integrated pest management. Since my last two articles were on soils and composting, I was excited to learn that the trend in pest management is to manage soil quality.

Entertainment for April 3

Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact People Editor Sharlene Irete at, at 782-5121, ext. 210 or by fax, 782-6132.

Kindergarten registration just around the corner

Spring is in full swing. Trees are budding, daffodils are displaying their glorious golden faces and warmer days are upon us. It has been great to be outside, get a head start on the yard and enjoy the sunshine.

Eating greens is key to becoming a ninja turtle

A group of seven 8-month-old desert tortoises eats during the first meeting of the tortoise club at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden on Saturday. The next meeting of the Carson Valley Tortoise Club is 2 p.m. May 9 at the library. Information, Eileen Cohen, 267-2557.

So you think you are funny?

Carson Valley resident Kat Simmons teaches a six-week stand-up comedy workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 14 through May 27, at the Unity Center in Carson City.

Sign up by April 29 for wine making class

Gardnerville wine maker Archie Reed teaches how to make wine beginning 7 p.m. May 12 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. At least 6 participants are needed to sign up by April 29.

In the Spotlight for April 3

The Antelope Valley Lions Club's ninth annual Cow Pasture Golf Tournament is Saturday. Sign-up is 8-9 a.m. at Baldo Giorgi ranch, located one mile east of Highway 395 on Topaz Lane in Topaz, Calif.

Photo winner captures March in Carson Valley

The winner of the Douglas County Historical Society's March photo contest is Darleen Dils' "Spring in Carson Valley." Darleen has captured March perfectly with beautiful spring blooms topped with an icing of snow. Our runner-up is Anne Bothwell. Thanks to both ladies for their excellent photography.

Women who made difference recognized

Women in History 2009 honorees, Sue Smith, Luetta Dressler Bergevin and Grace Bower, during the Women

Wednesday, April 1

Golf: Douglas 4th at Thunder Canyon

The Douglas High boys' golf team was able to post another solid team score Monday afternoon at Thunder Canyon in Reno to boost itself to third place overall in the Sierra League season standings.

Block D Club raises the level of accountability

When Douglas High teacher Ernie Monfiletto resurrected the Block D Letterman's Club 10 years ago, it was with the intent of improving the image of student-athletes in the community.

Baseball: Douglas season statistics through April 1

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. " Unofficial season stats for Douglas High School 9-3 overall, 5-1 Sierra League, 2-1 home, 6-1 away, 1-1 neutral, 9-2 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Softball: Douglas season statistics through April 1

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. " Unofficial season stats for Douglas High School 9-5 overall, 7-1 Sierra League, 5-0 home, 2-2 away, 2-3 neutral, 8-2 vs. Northern Nevada teams.

Sierra Nevada Sports Media Rankings

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. " The Sierra Nevada Sports Media Polls are voted on weekly by reporters from around the Northern region and compiled at The Record-Courier. Three computer formulas are included in voting, although they are given the same weight as the human voters.

Softball: Douglas sweeps doubleheader from Wooster

It may not have been as pretty as they might have wanted, but the Douglas High softball team still strengthened its grip on first place in the Sierra League with a doubleheader sweep of Wooster Tuesday afternoon in Minden.