Stories for February 2022


Monday, February 28

Update: Shooter gets maximum sentence in Washoe County

The admitted spree killer who murdered Gardnerville Ranchos residents Connie Koontz and Sophia Renken in their homes in January 2019 is scheduled to be sentenced in Washoe, Douglas and Carson City district courts next week.

Boggs named Player of the Year

Three other Tiger basketball players selected to all-league teams

The boys Class 5A all-league team for Northern Nevada were released Sunday. Douglas High boys had four players awarded with postseason honors.

Me for Incredible Youth receives grant from The Smallwood Foundation

The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation has awarded Me for Incredible Youth a grant for its Reward Club Program. Reward Club provides students and athletes, 12-18, with resources and information to succeed in high school and prepare for college and vocational opportunities.

Johnson Lane, Muller Parkway top regional transportation list

Neither of the top projects on the Douglas County Five-Year Transportation Plan have funding attached.

Tickets on sale this week for Sierra Nevada Republican Women St. Patrick's fundraiser

The deadline is March 4 to purchase tickets to the Sierra Nevada Republican Women's 25th St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and Fundraiser on March 13 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

Republicans conduct precinct meetings, convention March 12

Douglas County Republicans will be conducting precinct meetings and their county convention on March 12 at Valley Christian Fellowship, 1681 Lucerne St., Minden.

The Feb. 28, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Sunday, February 27

Saturday, February 26

Wildlife officials reprieve Hank the Tank

California wildlife officials reveal Hank's not the only bear in the Keys

In the beginning you will find God

Reflections on the Word

Western Nevada student nurses participate at job fair

A job fair for 75 Western Nevada College nursing students was conducted for the first time in five years on Feb. 15.

Friday, February 25

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Augment Budgets Resolution Discussion

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Notice to Creditors

Centennial too strong for Douglas girls hoops

Tiger end historic season at state semifinals

The Douglas High girls basketball team played its final game of the season at Lawlor Events Center Friday night in the Class 5A state basketball semifinals.

BLM follows through on Johnson Lane camping ban

No camping signs have sprouted along the edge of the Johnson Lane neighborhood in northeastern Carson Valley.

The Feb. 25, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Liberty gets around Douglas boys

Tiger boys hoops bows out in state semifinals

The Douglas High boys basketball team couldn't quite hang with Liberty in the Class 5A state semifinals at Lawlor Events Center Friday evening.

Thursday, February 24

County completes Topaz Lake breakwater

A 360-foot-long breakwater designed to protect the Topaz Lake Boat Ramp is anchored by 19 six-ton concrete anchors and moored by high-strength cable and chains

TRPA OKs fuel reduction using machines on steeper slopes

Foresters will now be able to use machines to help clear hazardous brush on slopes of 30-50 percent after policy changes approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board on Wednesday.

Earthworms are easy

In the Garden

The Feb. 24, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Wednesday, February 23

Tiger wrestling caps season at state

Ultimately, 12 Douglas High wrestlers saw their seasons reach the final weekend of possible competition down at Cimarron-Memorial High School this past weekend.

Tigers to receive escort to State Tournament

Douglas Tiger basketball fans will escort the team buses to Reno on Friday in celebration of both teams reaching the state tournament.

Favorable reception to emergency radio upgrades

Douglas County's emergency radio networks require $10-$12.9 million in upgrades

Feeding the hungry for a third of a century

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Bishop fire presages another difficult fire season

To learn more about preparing for wildfires, visit the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s site

The Feb. 23, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A round-up of news from in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Delivery of today's Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier delayed

Delivery of today's Nevada Appeal, The Record-Courier delayed

Tuesday, February 22

Valley to stay frosty this week

Slow and easy wins the race on snowy highways

The 02222022 R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Monday, February 21

Carson City pro boxer, Diego Elizondo, in coma following car crash

Diego Elizondo, a professional boxer from Carson City, is in a coma following a rollover accident in Minden Feb. 8.

Valley residents celebrate Year of the Tiger

Douglas High School graduate Ingrid Carlson was among a dozen performers who helped her mom, Sonia, greet the Year of the Tiger in Carson City on Feb. 5.

Monday snowfall prelude to tonight's storm

Winter weather advisory takes effect 7 p.m.

The Washington's Birthday R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of news from in and around Carson Valley

Sunday, February 20

Tiger girls just miss regional crown

Douglas High girls basketball came up just short in its regional title push Saturday evening at Carson High School

Holocaust survivor speaks to Meneley students

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed paid a visit to the fourth- and fifth-graders at Meneley Elementary School on Wednesday.

Saturday, February 19

Douglas High boys basketball earns regional crown Saturday evening

The Douglas High boys basketball team defeated Spanish Springs, 54-43, Saturday evening at Carson High to win the Class 5A boys Northern Region Championship

Surrendering your life to Jesus

Reflections on the Word

County commissioners begin meeting at 10 a.m.

First official 10 a.m. meeting wraps up before lunch

Speeding, reckless driving pose hazards

On Valentine's Day, Douglas County announced that Lisa Malof and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Advisory Council donated $10,000 each to purchase new radar trailers for the Sheriff’s Office.

Trial canceled after man admits slamming girlfriend’s head against a sink

One trial was canceled and another completed this week in Douglas County District Court

Friday, February 18

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Notice to Taxpayers

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Notice to Creditors

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Advertisement for Bids

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Ordinance 2022-1596 Introduced

Washington's Birthday brings possibility of a little new powder

A new cold front could bring a little snow and icy temperatures overnight with lows dropping to 11 by Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Events Center already booking conferences

The Stateline Events Center is anticipated to open January 2023

The Feb. 18, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Thursday, February 17

Douglas High girls hoops clinches its spot in the regional final and state tournament

Douglas High girls basketball was able to hold off a late Damonte Ranch push to punch its ticket to the Class 5A

Douglas wrestling ready in anticipation for state tournament

Douglas High wrestling is down in Las Vegas where it will compete at Cimarron-Memorial High School Friday and Saturday with a chance to bring home some hardware.

20-30 Club announces 2022 Carson Valley Days parade theme

Applications for parade vendors and sponsorships are available online at

Douglas on way to $4 billion value

Douglas County is well on its way to $4 billion assessed valuation, after hitting $3.8 billion in 2021.

Bishop fire nearly triples in size

A fire burning near Bishop forced evacuations has nearly tripled in size on as it exploded to 2,800 acres.

Holocaust survivor speaks to Meneley students

Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed paid a visit to the fourth- and fifth-graders at Meneley Elementary School on Wednesday.

The Feb. 17, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Wednesday, February 16

Douglas High boys basketball tops Bishop Manogue in regional semifinals

Douglas High boys basketball accomplished a feat no Tiger team has done in the last decade Wednesday night.

Carson Valley Theatre, DHS team up for musical

One week before its opening night in 2020 “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” musical was canceled due to the Coronavirus. Two years later the Carson Valley Community Theatre presents the return of the musical in March.

News about the Johnson Lane General Store

New owners take over Johnson Lane General Store

The Feb. 16, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Feb. 16, 2022, Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

East Fork Fire officers return to the classroom

Demonstrating that it is never too late to learn, East Fork Fire Protection District captains and battalion chiefs recently attended a two-day, in-house training program focused on developing their knowledge, skills and abilities as fire officers.

Today will see restoration of Carson Valley to Tahoe bus service

Bus service between Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley will be restored today after an engineer found the Tahoe Douglas Transportation District’s dispatch and maintenance building was structurally fine on Monday.

Winter Trek returns to Heavenly

The Forest Service’s Winter Trek Conservation Education Program returns to Heavenly Mountain Resort for the month of March.

Tuesday, February 15

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Genoa Country Store

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Total Revenues and Expenditures Report

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Notice of Joint Application

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Corrected Notice of Application for Approval of Margin Rates

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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Notice of Hearing

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Adopted Ordinances 2022-1595

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

Tiger girls cruise in postseason opener

Douglas one win from state tournament berth

Douglas High girls basketball jumped out in front of Galena Tuesday night in the Class 5A regional quarterfinal and advanced to the semifinal with a convincing win.

Nevada State Bank reaches agreement to acquire 3 Northern Nevada branches from City National Bank

Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with City National Bank to purchase three Northern Nevada branches and their associated deposit, credit card, and loan accounts. The three City National branches are located at: • Reno: 5470 Kietzke Lane, Building #3 • Carson City: 1811 East College Parkway • Minden: 1647 Highway 395

The Feb. 15, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Traffic collision reported at top of Kingsbury

Chain controls are in effect over Kingsbury Grade.

Monday, February 14

Douglas boys basketball into regional semifinals

Charity stripes propels Tigers within a win of state tournament

It wasn't the prettiest of games at times, but Douglas High boys basketball got the result it was looking for Monday night in the Class 5A regional quarterfinals against McQueen.

Record $179.8 million bet on Super Bowl

Rams win big for Nevada sports books

A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience

First precipitation in 2022 may fall tonight

A 12-hour wind advisory is in effect starting 1 p.m. today

The Valentine's Day 2022 R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Sunday, February 13

Alpine working on roadmap to better broadband access

Alpine, Amador, Calavera, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties have invested in creating a broadband roadmap for the Central Sierra region.

Mono County inviting visitors to come stay

With the long President’s Day weekend looming, Mono County is touting its lodging options.

Tahoe Youth & Family hires new clinical director

Tahoe Youth & Family Services introduced its new clinical director on Tuesday.

The Bible talks about romance

Reflections on the Word

Man admits trying to strangle woman

A California man admitted he held a woman down while he punched and strangled her nearly four years to the day after his original arrest.

Planners approve Kingsbury synagogue

What may be the first synagogue in Douglas County was approved by planning commissioners 6-0 on Tuesday.

Saturday, February 12

Tiger wrestling punches 11 tickets to state

Michael White wins heavyweight regional crown

Douglas High wrestling will be sending a good portion of its team to the state tournament after Saturday's Class 5A regional meet at Spanish Springs

Carson Valley to Tahoe bus service suspended

Red-tagging of Tahoe Transportation District's dispatch and maintenance hub cuts bus service to Gardnerville

Friday, February 11

Historic regular season finish

Douglas High boys tie Nevada single-game 3-point record in win over Carson

Douglas High boys basketball knocked down 20 3-pointers Tuesday night against Carson High, tying a Nevada High School state record set in 1994.

Tigers girls take care of Carson

Douglas earns No. 3 seed in regional tournament with Reno loss

Douglas High girls basketball didn't mess around against Carson High and was rewarded for their effort with the No. 3 seed in the upcoming regional tournament.

Fifth collision in five days snarls Friday afternoon traffic

Fifth collision in five days snarls traffic

Reseeding efforts underway over Tamarack Scar

Nearly 36 tons of seeds for fire and drought resilient grasses, flowers and shrubs were applied across more than 8,000 acres within the Tamarack Fire burn to help restore the blackened hillside left when the fire crossed into Nevada from Alpine County in July.

East Fork Constable Paul Gilbert to retire after nearly 40 years in office

With Paul Gilbert's retirement, the county plans to fold the East Fork Constable's Office in with the Sheriff's Office

The Feb. 11, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Exploring the Range of Light

Husband-and-wife team Jerry and Janine Sprout own the Diamond Valley Company, and are the publishers of the “Trailblazer Travel Book Series”.

Thursday, February 10

Governor rescinds mask mandate in Nevada

Governor rescinds mask mandate

Douglas a popular stop on campaign trail

The 2022 campaign season is heating up in Carson Valley with a town hall on Thursday that featured Dr. Fred Simon for governor, along with U.S. Senate candidate Sharelle Mendenhall and Lt. Gov. candidate Stavros Anthony.

Be bear-y aware of wildlife

As more people live and recreate in the area, wildlife encounters are likely to occur and as tempting as it might be to touch, take pictures or feed the animals, such encounters should be avoided.

Valley housing market red hot

With only 49 available homes in East Fork Township’s inventory on Tuesday, home prices aren’t likely to go anywhere but up for the foreseeable future.

Free concert Sunday at Calvary Chapel Carson Valley

Renowned guitarist Dennis Agajanian will play a free concert 6 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Chapel Carson Valley.

Going back to Wednesdays

Editor's Notepad

The Feb. 10, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Wednesday, February 9

Used motor oil doesn't belong in the river

Nearly 3,000 Carson River watershed residents surveyed said they dumped motor oil down the drain, which could contaminate up to 3 billion gallons of water.

WNC to celebrate paramedicine graduates on Saturday

Extensive training to provide life support services in pre-hospital situations has meant many sacrifices for Western Nevada College’ second graduation class.

Genoa manager denies interfering with firefighters

Genoa Town Manager Matt Bruback has been charged with interfering with a firefighter during an Oct. 22, 2021, power pole fire

County distributes free coronavirus tests

List of locations for free coronavirus tests in Douglas County

County OKs three indigent defense contracts

A lot of lawyers were approved for hire by Douglas County commissioners last week.

The Feb. 9, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Tuesday, February 8

Arts Council distributes mini-grants

For the fourth year in a row, the Carson Valley Arts Council has supported arts and music programs in the Douglas County School District.

Douglas girls hoops bests McQueen, Spanish Springs

Douglas High girls basketball is taking care of business after putting together a solid second half against McQueen Monday night.

Parolee in pursuit admits culpability in passenger's death

An Oregon parolee whose passenger was killed in a pursuit through the Gardnerville Ranchos faces up to 20 years in prison after he admitted Monday to one count of attempting to elude causing death.

The Feb. 8, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings-on in and around Carson Valley

Monday, February 7

Update: Kingsbury reopens after Monday afternoon collision

Kingsbury Grade reopened at around 3:30 p.m.

Two-thirds of a century behind the wheel

In January, 81-year-old Hans Boeving gave up the commercial license that he has had since he received it to drive school buses as a high school student in 1956

One drowns after half-dozen skaters go through the ice near Truckee

One person drowned after a half-dozen ice skaters went through the ice at Stampede Meadows Reservoir near Truckee on Saturday.

Record-Courier changing printers, will move mid-week distribution to Wednesdays

In an era of difficult times, I write to you today about another challenge put in front of us at the Nevada News Group.

Dry weather clings to forecast through mid-February

In 114 years of record keeping there has never been both a January and February in Carson Valley that has gone without precipitation.

The Feb. 7, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Green Business Network announces 2021 outcomes

Seven of the 30 certified businesses in Nevada are in Carson Valley.

Sunday, February 6

Saturday, February 5

Clock ticking on Eddy Street buildings

The buildings that once housed Magoo’s and the former Eddy Street bookstore were described as derelict by the county in a Jan. 12 letter to owner Francis Burga of Peripheral Storage.

Minden OKs review of multifamily project

A 94-unit multifamily complex proposed for Minden off Ironwood Drive received conditional approval from town board members on Wednesday.

Open burning begins in East Fork

The spring 2022 seasonal open burning period for the East Fork Fire Protection District began about three weeks earlier than last year.

Friday, February 4

Fogerson graduates from Navy leadership class

Nevada Emergency Manager and former East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security on Feb. 3.

County to receive $9.5 million in ARPA funds

The standard $10 million deduction for lost revenue in Douglas County’s case covers the entire $9.5 million the county expects to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Republican candidate for governor in Gardnerville today

With Nevada in the home stretch before election filing begins, candidate for governor, Michele Fiore will be in Gardnerville today.

Photo Club announces holiday winners

son Valley Photo Club members conducted their first meeting of the year on Jan. 11 via Zoom with 22 in attendance.

The Feb. 4, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Thursday, February 3

Carson City Supervisors overturn approval of slaughterhouse

The Carson City Board of Supervisors met Thursday evening to hear appeals of the Planning Commission’s December decision to approve an application for a slaughterhouse on Highway 50. In a close 3-2 vote after hours of discussion, the board upheld the appeals and overturned the commission’s approval of the slaughterhouse.

Miners escape Douglas girls

Two runs were the difference between Douglas and Bishop Manogue girls' basketball Tuesday night.

Tigers too strong for Bishop Manogue

Douglas High boys basketball jumped out to an early lead against Bishop Manogue Tuesday evening and never looked back.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services names new director

Tahoe Youth & Family Services announced that Brian Conway has been appointed its new executive director.

Taxable sales surge in November

A strong month in November opened the Christmas shopping season with online retailers posting the second highest sales in Douglas County.

JoAnne Skelly: No, it’s not spring!

The best gardening activities right now are yard or garden clean up and tool maintenance.

County leases space from Minden for data storage

Keeping modern data in the basement of a building constructed in 1916 has raised eyebrows from auditors in recent years.

The Feb. 3, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.

Wednesday, February 2

Volunteers chafe under new background check rules

Three members of the Citizens Emergency Response Team asked county commissioners' help last week

Eagles and ag benefits from mild weather

Photographer JT Humphrey was named Eagles & Ag person of the year on Friday

Ex-felon arrested after SWAT deployed at Ranchos home

Michael Jacobsen arrested in connection with a domestic battery

State program seeks centennial farms, ranches

The Nevada Centennial Awards program is searching for ranches or farms that have been in operation by the same family for at least 100 years.

The Groundhog Day, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Tuesday, February 1

A new way into racket sports

Founder Nate Gross wasn’t necessarily looking to create a new sport when he designed SpecTennis.

The Feb. 1, 2022, R-C Morning Report

A wrap-up of goings-on in and around Carson Valley, Nev.