Stories for March 2022


Thursday, March 31

State installing fiber optic for signs and sensors

Workers are installing fiber optic conduit along Highway 395 to improve connectivity to reader boards and weather sensors.

Medical center foundation names 2022 trustees

JOIN, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Brandy Thomson was named chairwoman of the Carson Valley Medical Center Hospital Foundation

Kidnapped woman's body recovered in Churchill County

The discovery of 18-year-old Naomi Irion’s body on Tuesday was confirmed on Wednesday evening by the Lyon and Churchill county sheriff’s offices.

The March 31, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, March 30

Bears waking up hungry and looking for an easy breakfast

The Lake Tahoe Interagency Bear Team is asking residents to anticipate increased bear activity following the Caldor Fire

Elks busy raising funds for charity

The Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge 2670 presented MEFIYI founders JoJo and Suzi Townsell with a $1,000 check to help promote, encourage and support amateur athletics, recreation programs and physical fitness for students in the Northern Nevada area.

Cooperative Extension conducts free gardening classes in April

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Ironwood 8 under new management

A new owner is operating the Ironwood 8 Cinemas in Minden after taking possession of the 24-year-old theater earlier this month.

The March 30, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, March 29

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Notice of Lien Sale

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Notice of Public Hearing

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Advertisement for Bids

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Notice to Augment Budget Meeting

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Notice to Creditors

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Contest Validity of Trust

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Notice to Creditors

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Advertisement for Bids

Commissioners all in with worker pay increases

County commissioners continue budget hearings today, Wednesday and Thursday.

Douglas grad managing Great Basin Brewery

With 20 years experience in the craft beer industry, former Minden resident Jazz Aldrich has been promoted to general manager at Great Basin Brewing Co.

The March 29, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, March 28

Jim Hartman: Off and running for governor

A gubernatorial field of candidates that includes 15 Republicans and two Democrats marked the close of filing March 18.

NIAA talks changes in latest Board of Control meeting

The Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association had a Board of Control meeting Tuesday where it discussed the potential of a handful of changes around the prep sports environment.

Willis blanks Bishop Manogue

Douglas softball held a 1-0 lead through four innings against Bishop Manogue Thursday before turning on the jets in the final few innings.

Two more in the win column for Douglas baseball

Two wins by run-rule extend the Tiger winning streak to nine games early on in the year for Douglas baseball.

Lonnegren becomes Douglas Rec Center sports coordinator

The Douglas County Community and Senior Center has a familiar face taking over as its new sports coordinator. Nick Lonnegren, a 2004 Douglas High graduate, will take over for Scott Doerr, who previously held the position for the last seven years.

Fernley kidnapping suspect due in court Wednesday

A Fallon man charged with kidnapping is expected to appear in court on March 30.

Students discover interests beyond Douglas High at Career Day

25 businesses participate in the first Career and College Day at Douglas High School

Swim Center wins risk management award

The Carson Valley Swim Center has been awarded the Loss Control Excellence Program Award

The March 28, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Saturday, March 26

Steadfast and unmovable in faith

Reflections on the Word

Friday, March 25

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

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Application ofr Water

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Application for Water

Forest Service hosts Tamarack restoration meeting

Between Alpine and Douglas County, the Tamarack Fire claimed 25 structures and burned 68,696 acres of land.

Withdrawal clears field for Sharla Hales to win commission race

Minden resident Sharla Hales has essentially won her race for Douglas County Commissioner District 2

Douglas High student named FFA state president

Douglas High School student and Carson Valley resident Ryan Olson was named only the third state FFA President in the 93 years the Carson Valley FFA has had a charter.

Subject of drug raid blames the meth

Joseph Allan Cudia, 47, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for trafficking

The March 25, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, March 24

Temperature forecast to hit 82 degrees today

Forecast high of 82 degrees on Friday would set new record

The March 24, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

State tax collections running ahead of predictions

Through the first six to eight months of this fiscal year, actual state tax collections are running well above what the Economic Forum predicted.

Wednesday, March 23

Government agencies join outdoor recreation agreement

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak said the agreement is a huge victory for all Nevada families and visitors.

Truck snags power line setting small fire near Foothill Road

Power is estimated to be restored by 1:45 p.m. Wednesday to seven Foothill homes after a garbage truck snagged a power line.

Officials pitch 7-percent pay hike for county employees

Douglas County commissioners are conducting budget hearings March 28-31. For more information, visit and click on Agendas and Meetings

Interim library director leaving on April 15

Julia Brown has served as interim library director since July 2021.

Prom returns with a Night at the Ball

Douglas High School is giving students a prom to remember with a Night at the Ball on Saturday at Genoa Lakes.

Laying the groundwork for spring gardening

No matter how warm it gets in these first weeks of spring, experienced gardeners warn against getting too eager to start planting warm-water crops.

Genoan challenges school board District 2 trustee

Genoa resident Susan Jansen, 65, is seeking the Douglas County School Board District 2 Trustee seat held by Robbe Lehmann.

Pierini wins first Chukar Club Legacy Award

Retired Douglas County Sheriff Ron Pierini received a silver belt buckle engraved with a chukar for his more than three decades of service to the Carson Valley Chukar Club.

The March 23, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Newspaper Carrier Position – Part Time – Routes in Gardnerville, Genoa, and Minden

Newspaper Carrier Position – Part Time – Routes in Gardnerville, Genoa, and Minden

Tuesday, March 22

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Notice of Report on Expanded Solar Access Program

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Notice of Pre-Hearing Conference

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

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Change of Business Same

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Ordinance Introduced

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Ordinance Adopted

Collisions snarl downtown Gardnerville

Downtown Gardnerville was snarled by a pair of collisions within minutes of one another that resulted in at least one person being transported for medical treatment.

Collins, Mello commit to college volleyball

Tigers sign with NAIA schools in same conference

Marin Collins and Riley Mello both said they’ll remain each other’s best friends after they graduate from Douglas High School.

State sets water workshops for Smith and Mason valleys

A spokesman said the workshops will address current groundwater conditions and concerns over drought.

State gathering feedback on Highway 50

The state is hosting information booths to gather public feedback for future traffic improvements to Highway 50 along Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.

Man killed in fatal pursuit pleaded with parolee to pull over

An Oregon parolee responsible for the traffic death of a Gardnerville Ranchos father of six received the maximum 8-20-year sentence on Monday.

The March 22, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, March 21

JoAnne Skelly: How wrong is this?

It is unfortunate that we do not have a sufficient snow pack to completely recharge our aquifers, lakes and reservoirs.

More than a century of service

East Fork bids farewell to three longtime volunteers

Tarkanian challenges Rep. Mark Amodei for seat in Congress

Republican Douglas County Commissioner Danny Tarkanian said he filed for Rep. Mark Amodei's seat

Lyon detectives release video from disappearance of Naomi Irion

On Saturday, Lyon County detectives released video from the Fernley Walmart that shows a man they believe was involved in Naomi Irion’s March 12 disappearance.

Stage set for Douglas 2022 election

A last-day filing by a Minden resident puts second commission seat on primary ballot

The March 21, R-C Morning Report

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

Sunday, March 20

Friday, March 18

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Lien Sale

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Notice Inviting Bids

Smith Valley, East Fork firefighters respond to out-of-hand burn

Out of control burn draws request for help

Work to reduce rockfalls expected on Echo Summit next week

Detours and traffic controls will be in effect over the summit noon to 6 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Foothill resident files for clerk-treasurer

A Foothill resident and former city treasurer filed for Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer on Wednesday.

Four inmates face charges in jail cell battery

Four Douglas jail inmates are facing felony charges in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday after a jail cell beat-down that occurred on Monday.

The March 18, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Ranchos park predator receives 11 years in prison

Alexander Jaiden Russell, 19, was sentenced on charges of attempted sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 and lewdness with a 15-year-old girl, he admitted fondling.

Thursday, March 17

Forest Service advises visitors to Alpine lands to be careful of fire damage

Visitors to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District are being reminded to stay out of closed campgrounds and follow warning signs when recreating in the area burned by the 2021 Tamarack Fire near Markleeville.

Halloween flight fight could net Gardnerville man 20 years in prison

A Gardnerville man faces up to 20 years in prison after he admitted Monday to interfering with flight crew members and assault during a Halloween 2019 flight from Seattle to Las Vegas.

Contract negotiations part of budgeting process

Local governments prepare for budgeting

The Top of The R-C Morning Report

A wrap up of goings on in and around Carson Valley

Fleet Reserve Association sponsors school essay contest

This year’s theme was entitled “Why I’m Proud To Be An American.”

Wednesday, March 16

Feds fund $29.2 million for Tahoe

New federal legislation will fund $29.2 million to protect Lake Tahoe’s environment.

Medallions honoring former Genoan to be minted through March

The niece of former Genoa Pink House owner Agnes Train — who was also one of the first curators of the Nevada State Museum — attended the minting of a medallion with her aunt’s likeness over the weekend.

Another big rock visits Echo Summit

As of 5:20 p.m. Echo Summit remains at one lane after a large rock landed near the top on Wednesday morning.

County posts new election district maps

County commissioner and school district election boundaries changed due to the 2020 Census

Community theatre and DHS team up for Broadway musical

Opening Weekend 7:30 p.m. March 18 and March 19 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. Advanced General Admission $22, $25 at-the-door. $20 seniors/students. $10 Douglas High School students with ID. Additional showing 7:30 p.m. March 25 2 p.m. Matinees March 20, March 26 and March 27. Tickets are available at the Box Office, located at 1572 U.S. Highway 395 N in Minden open Tuesday and Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or at

The case for funding deputies

Justin Fricke is president of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Protective Association

The March 16, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, March 15

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Notice of Joint Application and Prehearing Conference

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Sale of Real Property

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Proposals for Sealing Project

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

Two Tiger seniors homer in win

Hubbard, Foster use the long ball to propel Douglas over Fallon

Two towering home runs give Douglas High baseball its fifth straight win

Women critical to saving Silver State’s history

The Douglas County Historical Society’s Women in History Remembering Project was Saturday in Gardnerville

Man who took family’s only vehicle gets ride to prison

A 1991 Blazer was the only vehicle a family was relying on when a California man stole it from a Stateline parking garage on June 9, 2020, the owner testified on Monday.

59-year-old man who met 16-year-old online sent to prison

A 59-year-old former Johnson Lane man who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl he met online was taken into custody on Monday to begin serving an up to five-year prison sentence.

Douglas High baseball picks up a pair of wins

The Tiger baseball team posted two wins over the weekend against league foes, toppling Damonte Ranch (6-2) before taking down Reed (14-5).

Tiger harriers go 1-2 in home meet

The Douglas High girls’ track and field team put together the best marks fo the four teams in attendance this past weekend with a team score of 75.5, topping second place Reno (73.5).

Republicans conduct precinct meetings, convention

Republicans will be out on St. Patrick’s Day registering voters and urging them to check their registration prior to the primary election.

Carson swim and dive completes second home meet

Douglas swims well

Carson and Douglas swim and dive complete pentathlon at Carson Aquatics Center over the weekend

Tiger softball looks to contend at the top of the North

With plenty of returning talent around the diamond, the Douglas High softball team isn’t dreaming anything short of competing at the top of Northern Nevada’s Class 5A.

Douglas baseball will lean on senior leadership

Entering his third year at the helm of the Douglas High baseball team, head coach Ryan Gonzalez might have just a bit of cautious optimism about where Douglas may fall by season’s end.

Richard Karpel: Dozens of government agencies are violating the state’s public records law

It’s Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of open government.

Douglas High art students’ work on display

Douglas High art teacher Kelly Yost’s students’ work may be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through March 30 at the gallery, 1572 Highway 395, Minden.

The Ides of March R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, March 14

Blustery weather brings 104 mph wind gust

The wind blew so hard it knocked the clocks forward an hour early Sunday morning.

Douglas cuts sales tax umbilical

Internet sales tax helped put Douglas over the threshold for guaranteed tax revenue from the state.

Three countywide races develop during first week of filing

As of Friday night, Indian Hills is the only town or district with a race

Signs indicate 395 paving next year

Highway 395 through Gardnerville up for paving next year

The March 14, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Sunday, March 13

Saturday, March 12

Friday, March 11

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Augment Budgets Discussion

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Request for Applicants

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

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Resolutions to Augment Budgets

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Advertisement for Bids

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Advertisement for Request for Proposal

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Notice of Entry of Order

Firefighters training at former Lakeside Inn

Firefighters are practicing on the former casino before it is torn down this spring.

Women’s History Month honors mother, daughter

Margaret Hume Scott and daughter Agnes Scott Train Janssen will be recognized this weekend as part of Women's History Month.

A cat named “Ron Burgundy” voted Carson Valley’s Cutest Critter

A formerly feral feline was named The R-C's cutest critter.

Genoa saddling up for Western Heritage Days

Genoa Heritage Days are April 29 to May 1 in Nevada's oldest town

No Douglas coronavirus hospitalizations this week

As the second anniversary of the coronavirus lockdown arrives, contagion simmers down in Douglas

The March 11, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, March 10

Greeninger performs in Minden on Friday

Singer songwriter Keith Greeninger will perform 7 p.m. Friday at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden.

March is social work month

Each March, the National Association of Social Work recognizes how social workers and case managers have enriched our society and how their services continue to be needed.

Kingsbury resident files for county commission

Natalie Yanish is challenging Douglas County Commissioner Wes Rice.

The March 10, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Carson Valley Meats sues Carson City over slaughterhouse denial

Carson Valley Meats asserts “The denial by the Board of Supervisors ... was arbitrary, capricious, and characterized by an abuse of discretion.”

Wednesday, March 9

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Notice of Hearing

County settles vacation rental lawsuit

After rejecting a vacation home rental settlement offer in January, county commissioners voted 5-0 to approve a new deal last week.

The March 9, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Four nominated for Women in History Remembering Project

The annual Women in History Remembering Project is 1 p.m. Saturday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Senate Republicans reimbursed for court fight over tax

Minority Leader James Settelmeyer said the $150,000 is about half the total cost of the legal battle.

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

Click above on the name of the paper to read today's e-edition in the meantime.

Tuesday, March 8

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Notice to Owners

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Ordinance 2022-1594 Adopted

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Ordinance 2022-1596 Adopted

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Notice of Foreclosure Sale

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Notice of Hearing

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Invitation for Bids

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Request for Applicants

Tahoe license plates raise $350,000 annually

A virtual trail from Spooner Lake to Tunnel Creek is just one of the projects paid for by more than $350,000 a year in proceeds from Nevada’s Lake Tahoe license plate sales and annual renewal fees.

The March 8, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, March 7

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Notice of Public Hearing

Chase into Carson City results in arrest

An early Monday morning chase that started in Carson Valley Plaza resulted in the arrest of a Reno man in Carson City.

Election filing kicks off at the courthouse on Monday morning

Filing for the 2022 election will continue through March 18

County approves Genoa parking ordinance

Residents of one of Nevada’s oldest streets may finally see some relief from the weekend congestion after an ordinance limiting parking was approved by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday.

Sierra Lutheran to receive update on expansion plans at Tuesday open house

Sierra Lutheran High School’s return to normalcy this year with its focus on student activities, athletics, the arts and community service keeps the high school experience engaging, according to Executive Director Brian Underwood.

The March 7, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Sunday, March 6

County Road wreck in Minden knocks out power for most of the night

Power was knocked out in parts of Minden for the better part of 11 hours after a vehicle knocked down a power pole at County Road and Carval Court around 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 5

Musical makes up for 18 months lost time

“The Putnam County’s 25th Annual Spelling Bee” musical opens March 18

Sometimes it pays to look up

Robin L. Sarantos is a Minden resident

The Thorne of Grace

Reflections on the Word

Applications open for audit committee, community grants

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for two appointments to the audit committee.

Commission candidate drops out of race to help Ukrainians

Filing for elected office begins 8 a.m. Monday

Friday, March 4

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

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Ordinance No. 2022-1598

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Application to Appropriate Water

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Notice to Creditors

Middle school kids dosed by THC gummies

Sheriff's Office warns parents to keep marijuana products away from children

Families of murdered Ranchos women testify

Gardnerville Ranchos residents Connie Koontz and Sophia Renkin were shot in their homes Jan. 9-13 as part of a murder spree. Their killer received consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole on Thursday.

BLM reseeds 8,000 acres damaged in Tamarack Fire

The Tamarack Fire claimed 68,696 acres across Alpine and Douglas County and more than a dozen homes.

Strong December enters record sales territory

Douglas merchants brought in $109.1 million during December, up 17.2 percent from the $93.1 million in December 2020, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation.

The March 4, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, March 3

U.S. 50 reopens Friday afternoon after rockslide cleared

A massive rockslide closed U.S. Highway 50 in both directions on Thursday at Echo Summit.

Regents appoint interim Western Nevada College president

J. Kyle Dalpe will serve as the ninth president of the college.

15-year Recorder’s Office veteran announces election bid

On Wednesday, Shawnyne Garren announced she would seek the office of County Recorder

The March 3, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, March 2

Bently puts distillery, ranch on market

Tasting Room closed, distillery production will continue through end of the year.

One more try at VHR lawsuit settlement

A second attempt at a settlement of a federal lawsuit filed by vacation home rental owners against the county is up for debate at Thursday’s Douglas County commissioners meeting.

Virtual shopping may change Douglas tax status

Sales tax charged for online shopping may have put Douglas over the top

Election filing starts Monday

Filing March 7-18 will set the stage for the 2022 Douglas County Election

The March 2, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, March 1

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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Advertisement for Bids

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Notice to Trust Estate Creditors

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Notice of Public Lien Sale

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Request for Applicants

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Notice to Contractors

Tunnel Creek parking fees in effect

The Tahoe Transportation District implemented fees Tuesday to park near the tunnel that accesses Lake Tahoe’s East Shore Trail.

Final piece of Cave Rock water work this year

Work on the third and most expensive part of the Cave Rock Water System is scheduled to begin this construction season at Lake Tahoe.

Diamond Hills wild horse brings in $9,250

A 4-year-old bay roan gelding from near Eureka hit the jackpot, receiving the top bid of $9,250 at the Feb. 26 saddle-started wild horse adoption event at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.

Account set up for Troy Hickey after his untimely death

Less than a year after the death of his sister, Daniel Troy Hickey followed her on Jan. 26, 2022, at the age of 50.

The March 1, 2022, R-C Morning Report

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

Douglas investigators work on Wellington shooting

Douglas investigators are working a second officer-involved shooting in two weeks after a subject was killed in Lyon County on Monday