Stories for January 2022

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Monday, January 31

January as dry as December was wet

In a literal case of feast and famine, January 2022 went into the record books as only the third in 116 years zero precipitation in Minden.

One minor injury in Pine View Estates house fire

Firefighters responded to a fire on Conner Way

Carson museums host Chinese New Year on Saturday

The Nevada State Museum and the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City will host a Chinese New Year Celebration starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Extension beekeeping workshop offered

RENO — University of Nevada, Reno Extension is holding a beginning beekeeping workshop for new beekeepers and beekeepers looking to hone their skills.

The Jan. 31, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Sunday, January 30

Led by the Spirit

Reflections on the Word

The value of trees

In the Garden

Club donates $2,000 to Good Neighbor program

On Jan. 14, the Carson Valley Sertoma Club hosted Sgt. Bernadette Smith as a guest speaker representing the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department’s Good Neighbor Program.

Friday, January 28

Author Todd Borg to speak at Friends of the Library annual meeting

Author Todd Borg will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Douglas County Library annual meeting on 11 a.m. Feb 5.

Mello out as Douglas High girls’ basketball coach

Jason Carter to serve as interim

Douglas High athletic director John Glover confirmed Friday morning that Brian Mello was no longer the head coach for the Tiger girls' basketball team. Jason Carter will serve as the interim coach.

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

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

Thursday, January 27

Update: County Courthouse phones restored

Douglas County's more than a century old courthouse is experiencing a phone outage

Lights on the Lake confirmed for July Fourth

Big fireworks show may return to Stateline for July 4, 2022

Commissioner Wes Rice announces re-election bid

District 4 commissioner lives and represents Lake Tahoe and far western Carson Valley

Airport tower would require voter OK

The hoops and red tape required for Minden-Tahoe Airport to install a control tower include getting approval from voters.

Coronavirus closes Diamond Valley School for second time in three months

Douglas County is up to 45 new confirmed cases a day with eight confirmed and suspected cases in the hospital.

County officials give 2022 outlooks at annual Northern Nevada Development Authority event

The Northern Nevada Development Authority held its annual State of the Counties conference Wednesday in Carson City.

Residents meet on future of Martin Slough Trail

Martin Slough Trail neighbors met with county engineer on future

The Jan. 27, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, January 26

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus presents Elizabeth Pitcairn

The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Bach's Magnificat 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in Minden.

Valley author to speak at Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Author, broadcaster, political activist, and local resident Janie Johnson will speak Feb. 18 at the Douglas County Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.

Search for library director ramps up

The Douglas County Public Library is seeking a new director

The Jan. 26, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, January 25

Donors weigh in on Nevada governor’s primary

With only two months before filing opens in Nevada, candidates for governor filed their first contributions and expense reports for 2022.

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

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

Forestry seeking pre-proposal applications for restoration grants

The Nevada Division of Forestry is accepting pre-proposals for several competitive grants for restoration projects in the state.

Monday, January 24

Lyon commission chairman seeking Assembly 39 seat

Carson Valley representation in the Nevada Legislature is shaping up to be a Lyon vs. Douglas contest.

Minden-Tahoe Airport Aviation rounds up Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels is scheduled to participate in the Aviation Roundup Airshow at the Minden-Tahoe Airport Oct. 1-2.

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

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

Sunday, January 23

Federal government drops Dangberg conservation easement

A conservation easement on 420 acres of land across from Van Sickle Station is still under way

Still time to register for WNC spring semester

Friday is the last day to register for full-term classes through myWNC.

Wagging in a growling culture

Reflections on the Word

Jan. 20, 2022, Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Friday, January 21

Tiger boys roll Damonte Ranch in rematch

Douglas girls drop rematch to Mustangs

Douglas High boys basketball got out and going from the beginning against Damonte Ranch in their second meeting this season.

Drone to explore inside Sutro Tunnel

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Sutro Tunnel will undergo formal exploration.

U.S. Davis Cup Team coming to Reno

The Davis Cup will be coming to Reno for the first time in the event's history and only the second time the event will use Nevada as it's featured stage.

Taking notice

Douglas wrestling showing strong through midpoint of season

Douglas High wrestling has several second place finishes as a team at tournaments this season, showing the Tigers are making some noise after a year away from the mats.

Update: Three more positions approved for VHR Program

County officials are seeking to beef up their vacation home rental program with three new full-time positions, including a manager.

County OKs fire district election boundaries

Redistricting has been completed for the East Fork Fire Protection District board

Parolee signals plea in fatal eluding case

An Oregon parolee, whose passenger was killed in a pursuit through the Gardnerville Ranchos, is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court on Feb. 7 after he waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Club donates $2,000 to Good Neighbor program

On Jan. 14, the Carson Valley Sertoma Club hosted Sgt. Bernadette Smith as a guest speaker representing the Douglas County Sheriff's Department’s Good Neighbor Program.

The Jan. 21, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, January 20

Stifling defense

A massive second half run pushed Douglas over Carson

Douglas High used a 35-14 second half run to put away Carson in the first meeting between the two rivals this season.

Douglas High girls power past Carson in second half

Douglas High girls basketball used a big run in the third quarter to power past Carson in the first installment of The Rivalry Game on the hardwood in over two years.

Johnson Lane BLM lands may close to campers

Residents of upper Johnson Lane are asking the Bureau of Land Management to close public land to camping near their homes.

Applications sought for three advisory panels

Volunteers sought for Carson Water Subconservancy, Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife and the Senior Services and Public Transit Advisory Board

Betty White challenge benefits homeless pets

Minden Fortnightly collects more than $2,000 for homeless pets as part of the Betty White Challenge

Community nonprofits awarded $125,200

On Jan. 6, county commissioners approved $125,200 in award to through the Douglas County Community Grant Program.

Tonga pressure wave rolls through Valley

Eruption on the other side of the world caused air pressure spike in Western Nevada

The Jan. 20, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, January 19

Power company seeks temporary rate bump

A 500-kilovolt power line running up eastern Nevada that has been carrying electricity for eight years could cost Western Nevadans an estimated average extra $40.50 over nine months this year.

Falconers fly into Eagles and Ag Opening reception

Falconer Lauren McGough is soaring into Minden as the featured guest speaker for the Eagles and Agriculture’s opening receptions Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at the CVIC Hall.

The Jan. 19, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, January 18

Douglas boys close out sweep of Reno

Douglas High boys hoops picked up the season sweep over Reno Tuesday night in Minden.

Reno takes second meeting from Douglas girls

Douglas High and Reno girls basketball met for the second time this season in Minden Tuesday night.

Parking lot arsonist receives maximum prison sentence

A man prosecutors said was on probation for setting a previous fire was sentenced to the maximum 19-48 months in prison on Tuesday.

Operation Sierra Storm addresses extreme weather

The 25th annual Operation Sierra Storm Meteorologist Conference touched on a topic near and dear to Lake Tahoe residents’ hearts – extreme weather.

Fox and Hound still smoking after 30 years.

Kingsbury restaurant celebrates 30 years

Gaming abstract shows low winter Stateline occupancy rates

Two months after the 2020 coronavirus lockdown was lifted, Stateline hotels saw their most robust occupancy of the year, according to the Nevada Gaming Abstract.

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

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

Monday, January 17

Douglas grad’s cheer career comes full circle

From a Douglas Tiger to the Wolf Pack then a Bronco, former Genoa resident Katherine Crowe has come full circle in her dance and cheer career and was selected to represent the Denver Broncos Organization at the 2022 Pro Bowl February in Las Vegas.

Continuing his father’s story

Christopher Smalley is just trying to continue telling his father’s story. On Jan. 1, 2021 – just over a year ago – Smalley’s father, Rod, passed away at age 50. Football was one of the biggest connectors between father and son.

Minden inventor marketing copper film

Just before Thanksgiving, Carson Valley Swim Center announced it had installed CopperDisinfector on their front doors.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

NNDA hosts State of the Counties on Jan. 26

Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, and Storey counties will be represented.

Sunday, January 16

WNC’s homeschool program receives scholarship support

WNC Foundation Board Member Michelle Ketten and husband Charlie started a scholarship for homeschool students.

Guitarist performs Feb. 4 in Minden

Kaki King will perform 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the CVIC Hall

A kingdom divided cannot stand

Reflections on the Word

State mental hospital backlog delaying competency evaluations

There are 90-plus people waiting for a forensic bed at a maximum-security psychiatric facility, state officials said on Tuesday.

Man faces prison in sexual exploitation case

A former Johnson Lane resident faces up to six years in prison after admitting to sexually exploiting a 16-year-old girl.

Radio Association announces officers

Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association announced their officers to start 2022.

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 13, 2022

Jan. 13, 2022, Letters to the Editor

Friday, January 14

Carson Valley’s AYSO Region 318 registration open

Carson Valley’s AYSO Region 318 is ready to bring some outside sports back to the valley for the Spring 2022 season.

Chief appeals court judge announces bid for re-election

Chief Judge Michael Gibbons announced Friday he will seek re-election to the Nevada Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court panel upholds slaughterhouse denial

A decision to deny a special use permit for a slaughterhouse at Centerville was upheld by a three-member panel of the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday.

Clear Creek Tahoe Clubhouse opens

With the sale of 93 homesites and completion of the 20,000-square-foot Clear Creek Tahoe Clubhouse over the past year, Clear Creek Tahoe is looking forward to the next year.

The Jan. 14, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Man in custody after two-state chase

A Vancouver, Wash., man was arrested near Lee Vining after leading a two-state chase while allegedly jettisoning drugs out of his window early Tuesday morning.

Thursday, January 13

Forest Service acquires last High Meadows property

Three parcels of land at Lake Tahoe that belonged to a long-time Genoa family has been acquired by the U.S. Forest Service.

Ranchers hopeful for future beef demand

Cattlemen's Update continues this week

Tahoe bald eagle count is Friday

Volunteers stationed at 26 points around the Lake Tahoe Basin will be counting bald eagles on Friday morning as the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science celebrates a decade coordinating the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey.

New tour planned for Eagles and Agriculture

Tickets for Eagles and Agriculture are available on the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce website at carsonvalleynv.org For more information and to register or call their office at 782-8144.

State offering lead test kits to childcare providers

The program is funded by a $418,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The Jan. 13, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, January 12

Carson and Douglas basketball postponed

The Rivalry is paused, again

With Carson City School District calling off school for Thursday and Friday, athletic events have been postponed.

Humboldt-Toiyabe seeks public comment on prescribed burn project

A draft environmental assessment on a forest-wide prescribed fire project has been released for public comment by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Alpine closes government offices due to coronavirus surge

All Alpine public boards have been ordered to meet virtually effective Monday afternoon after a sudden surge of coronavirus cases.

Douglas schools to get next generation weapons screening device

The Douglas County School District will be the first in the state of Nevada to implement a mobile weapons screening device.

The Jan. 12, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, January 11

Tahoe Rim Trail offers snow camping class

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association offers Snow Camping 101 this winter to learn tips and tricks on how to enjoy a night out in the snowy backcountry.

Eluder who skipped out on treatment in custody

A woman who walked away from a treatment center on May 3, 2021, is back in Douglas County custody.

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

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

Monday, January 10

Missing skier's body found over weekend

Rory Angelotta was located by volunteers with Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team Inc and Nevada County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Tahoe-Douglas fire boat pummeled by wind storm

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District‘s Marine 24 fire and rescue boat took a beating during Monday evening's wind storm.

Engineer receives Andy Aldax award

Engineer Bruce Scott has promoted water resource protection since the late 1970s

Douglas remembers volunteer Bob Cook

On Thursday, Douglas County commissioner Wes Rice called for a moment of silence in memory of Cook, who died as a result of a fall over the New Year’s weekend.

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

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

Sunday, January 9

Saturday, January 8

God’s Here! Look for the Sign

Reflections on the Word

Sexual park predator faces prison

Alexander Jaiden Russell, 18, admitted Tuesday to attempted sexual assault and attempted lewdness both on children under the age of 16.

Friday, January 7

Douglas wrestling splits triangular

A look at the last few days of local prep athletics

Numerous local athletes wrap up collegiate fall seasons

Catch up with a number of local athletes now performing at the college level.

County rejects VHR settlement

Commissioners voted 5-0 to reject the settlement and a revision to the ordinance to codify it.

Genoans prefer remaining in Tahoe district

Douglas County commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to select a district map that comes closest to the current configuration.

Nevada Humanities announces grants

The Douglas County Historical Society and Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch received grants from Nevada Humanities.

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

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

Thursday, January 6

Wet month opens 2022 on hopeful note

Since Oct. 21, the volume of water stored in Topaz Lake increased by a factor of five, increasing from 4,150-acre-feet to 24,090-acre-feet, according to the Walker Basin Conservancy.

Pile burning ongoing along base of the Sierra

Federal and state agencies are burning slash piles along the base of the Sierra's Carson Range this week.

Woman who sold methadone in fatal overdose goes to prison

Brittany Dawn Miller, 26, received concurrent 12-30-month sentences on two counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

The Jan. 6, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Felony DUI nets driver 4-10-year prison sentence

Leslie Diane Meier, 51, was sent to prison for a subsequent felony charge of driving under the influence

Wednesday, January 5

John C. Frémont’s visage returns to Western Nevada

On Jan. 18, 1844, Western explorer John C. Frémont and his party reached the East Fork of the Carson River near where Minden sits today.

Medical center expansion gets rave review

Gardnerville recommends Carson Valley Medical Center major design review

Rough road to repaving Main Street

Repaving of Highway 395 through Gardnerville will wait another year, at least, as highway officials work out the puzzle of drainage and utilities.

Carson River watershed video offers scoop on dog poop

The Carson River Watershed’s estimated 16,000 dogs produce about 12,000 pounds of poop every day.

Douglas County woman is 1st omicron case in Quad Counties

A female Douglas County resident in her 20s is the first reported case of the omicron variant in the Quad County region

The Jan. 5, 2021, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, January 4

Vacation home rental settlement on the table

Commissioners are scheduled to discuss revision of the vacation home rental ordinance on Thursday

The Jan. 4, 2021, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, January 3

Second quiet New Year’s Eve in a row at Stateline

With a crowd estimated at 1,500-2,000 people, Stateline experienced a second relatively quiet New Year’s Eve in a row.

High winds reduce travel through Washoe Valley

High winds through Washoe Valley sent cars sliding off the highway

Presidential primary may replace caucus in 2024

Presidential primary election back in state law as of Saturday

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

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

Sunday, January 2

Strong winds expected to scour Valley Monday

High winds are expected to set holiday decorations dancing on Monday as a new front blows into Carson Valley.

Saturday, January 1

Cold beginning to 2022 in Carson Valley

It's cold, but it has been colder