Stories for December 2023


Sunday, December 31

Grading the Pack: Nevada rolls over Fresno Pacific

Grading the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 92-59 men’s basketball victory over the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds at Lawlor Events Center on Saturday . . .

Saturday, December 30

UNR data analytics masters program gives AI a human touch

While there are concerns about jobs lost to big data and artificial intelligence, a University of Nevada, Reno, professor says jobs in data analytics are projected to grow 23 percent by 2031.

Birders flock to Western Nevada

Birding season officially opens on Sunday with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count and wraps up with Eagles & Agriculture Feb. 8-11, 2024.

Time to reflect on the past year

Reflections on the Word

Friday, December 29

Update: Split in storm leaves Tahoe Basin dry as year ends

Winter weather advisory cancelled after storm weakens

Genoa volunteers donate $5,000 to Jacks Valley Elementary

The chicken dinners, beer, wine and Italian sausage sandwiches sold by the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department during Fourth of July and Candy Dance benefitted Jacks Valley Elementary School to the tune of $5,000.

Video series promotes river awareness

A video campaign designed to protect Western Nevada watersheds is available for viewing at

Chase, Cauley announce merger

Longtime Carson Valley property manager Lynne Cauley has merged her office with Chase International Property Management, according to the company.

The Dec. 29, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, December 28

Update: Genoa shooting death deemed self-inflicted

Douglas County investigators are at the scene of a shooting related to a domestic dispute that occurred in a Genoa home on Thursday afternoon.

Carson Valley AYSO soccer finishes 17-1

A Carson Valley AYSO team went 17-1 this fall. Plus, an upcoming youth lacrosse meeting

Douglas preparing for New Year’s Eve

The New Year’s Eve before the Coronavirus outbreak was the last time more than 5,000 people celebrated in the streets of Stateline.

Election season starts on Tuesday with judicial filing

The 2024 election season will arrive with the new year when filing opens for Douglas County’s two justices of the peace.

Grandma June had it right

R-C Alpine Bureau

The Dec. 28, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, December 27

Remains identified in nurse's 1970 Stateline disappearance

After decades of speculation on the fate of Sahara Tahoe casino nurse Donna Lass, who was last seen Sept. 7, 1970, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced they have identified her remains.

Teachers up for 20 percent pay hike

Douglas County School District educators will ring in the New Year with a 20-percent raise, thanks to Senate Bill 231 funds.

County OKs Glenbrook VHR ban

After more than two hours of debate and public comment, Douglas County commissioners voted 3-2 to ban vacation home rentals north of Cave Rock on Thursday.

The Dec. 27, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, December 26

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Statement of Registered Voters - Douglas County

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2024/2025 Notice of Secured Assessment Roll

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Advertisement for Bids - Records Fire Suppression System

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Notice of Intent

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Notice of Public Hearing

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Douglas County Planning Commission Meeting Public Hearing - January 9, 2024

Caring Key to winning DAISY Award

Patients of Carson Valley Health’s Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse Sarah Key can expect to be treated like family and with kindness and support, which are the qualities that got her nominated for the DAISY Award.

Thompson receives standing ovations, and Air Show Sword of Excellence

Minden resident and Former Minden-Tahoe Airport Director Bobbi Thompson received two standing ovations and the International Council of Air Shows Sword of Excellence for her contribution to airshows in Western Nevada and across the nation.

Main Street work takes holiday break

The cones were picked up off Highway 395 last week and aren't expected to return until mid-January, unless weather intervenes.

Louie first Foundation Million Dollar Club inductee

Douglas County Community Services Foundation President and Chairwoman Renea Louie was recognized by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday as the first inductee in the foundation’s Million Dollar Club.

The Dec. 26, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

An indoor golfers paradise

Swing 395 in Gardnerville now open with Trackman simulators

Swing 395 in Gardnerville offers everything a golfer could want when the weather may not be so nice.

Monday, December 25

Douglas basketball inducts five into Hall of Fame

Douglas High School inducted five members into its basketball Hall of Fame in early December.

Sunday, December 24

Douglas wrestling splits hone triangular

Results from Douglas High School wrestling, Sierra Lutheran basketball and more.

Saturday, December 23

God is with us throughout the year

Reflections on the Word

Trinity Preschool students sing in Christmas concert

It is often said that children hold the spirit of Christmas and when a room full of 3-5 year-olds sing “Happy Birthday Jesus,” the reason for the season is not easily mistaken.

Friday, December 22

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Home Owners Association Sale

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Amended Notice of Hearing

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Trustee's Sale - Ridge Pointe Timeshares

Nisja Bear House open in Chichester Estates

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be spending Christmas Eve at Roy Nisja’s Bear House in the Gardnerville neighborhood of Chichester Estates.

County approves $51 million in bonds for new courthouse

On Thursday, after conducting a public hearing Douglas County commissioners approved $51 million in bonds to build a new courthouse.

Visitors Authority director resigns

After more than seven years, Carson Valley Visitors Authority Executive Director Jan Vandermade resigned effective Dec. 15.

The Dec. 22, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, December 21

Genoa to receive $215,000 fire prevention grant

A $215,000 grant from the Nevada Division to help reduce the effects of forest fires on Nevada’s Oldest Settlement was approved by Douglas County Commissioners on Thursday.

Douglas teacher participates in Nature Everywhere

The Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation announced its selection for the Nature Everywhere initiative, a national program aimed at expanding equitable access to nature for children throughout the state.

The Winter Solstice, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Counselor’s arrest prompts questions

On Monday, interim China Spring Youth Camp Director Dr. Jenna Sexton found herself fielding questions from members of the camp’s advisory board about last week’s arrest of a counselor for allegedly having sex with two 17-year-old residents.

Wreaths honor American heroes nationwide

Wreaths were placed on the graves of more than 600 veterans on Saturday as part of Wreaths Across America.

Wednesday, December 20

Fog expected to stick around for a bit

A little bit of weather overnight may help clear out the fog that has socked in Carson Valley for the last three mornings, but conditions may bring it back on Saturday.

Cave Rock VHR ban debate rehearsal for next effort

On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss an ordinance that will ban vacation home rentals north of Cave Rock.

Hanukkah party celebrated in Minden

For what could be the first time in history, a public celebration of Hanukkah arrived in Minden on Friday, the eighth day of the Jewish Festival of Lights

Theatre presents Wacky and Wonderful Christmas stuff

Just in time for Christmas, the Carson Valley Community Theatre presents “Wacky and Wonderful Christmassy Stuff, a Yuletide Cabaret” at the Annex opening Thursday.

The Dec. 20, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, December 19

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Notice to Creditors

Stormy weather brings snow to upper elevations

Chains were required for all vehicles except those with four-wheel drive and snow tires over the Sierra on highways 88, 89 and 50.

Quaker recalls 43 products due to salmonella risk; products sold in Northern Nevada

The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of 43 granola products that have been sold in all 50 states, including several locations in Northern Nevada, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan due to the potential of salmonella contamination.

Santoro: End times for Mountain West football?

Nonsensical scheduling deal with ‘Pac-2’ could be the beginning of the end.

Collaborative effort helps clean up Sled Hill

Sled Hill, in the northwest corner of Douglas County near Spooner Lake, has been a trash hotspot for years, as people discard broken toboggans and other detritus at the popular site.

Forest Service proposing to increase cost of Christmas tree permits

Public comment is being sought on a proposal to increase the cost of Christmas tree cutting permits from $10 to $20 on the Bridgeport and Carson Ranger Districts.

Hearing on courthouse financing Thursday

On Thursday, Douglas County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the issuance of $51 million in bonds to build a new courthouse, the fourth built expressly for the purpose in county history.

The Dec. 19, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, December 18

Tiger named Nevada Community Star

A South Lyon Medical Center doctor with Dresslerville roots, Douglas stripes and military boots was named Nevada’s Community Star.

Road controls limited to Mount Rose in first hours of storm

Chain controls were limited to the top of the Mount Rose Highway on the front end of a storm that arrived in Western Nevada on Monday morning.

Open burning to continue through the end of the year

Backyard burning in East Fork Fire Protection District typically ends in mid-December, but continued mild weather has prompted the district to extend the deadline to New Year’s Eve afternoon.

The Dec. 18, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Planning commission opposes VHR ban north of Cave Rock

Planning commissioners voted 7-0 to recommend denial of a rental ban north of Cave Rock.

Saturday, December 16

Douglas school district on track with hefty legal bill

In the first five months Joey Gilbert has represented the Douglas County School District he has already charged the district $170,023, exceeding the legal budget of $160,000.

DC Jui-Jitsu rolls for cancer fighter

Two weeks before Thanksgiving Matt Iwohn discovered he had cancer.

School board president bypasses collaboration

After what was supposed to be a collaborative effort to hire a new superintendent between Trustee Linda Gilkerson and Douglas County School Board President Susan Jansen, ended up with Jansen taking on the entire task.

Friday, December 15

Douglas County legal - 39122

Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Request for Qualifications - Pine Nut Creek Flood Control Facilities

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Sale of Motor Vehicles

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Hearing

Former China Spring Youth Camp employee accused of sex with inmates

A China Spring employee was taken into custody on Thursday accused of having sex with the inmates.

Washoe Tribe celebrates winning Meeks Bay permit

After more than a year of campaigning, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California has received its 20-year permit to operate Meeks Bay Resort.

County to seek applicants for planning commission, audit committee

Not all the positions open for appointment were filled by county commissioners on Thursday.

Work continues on Bridgeport Post Office

The post office has been in temporary quarters since last winter

The Dec. 15, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, December 14

Douglas wrestling takes second at Cody Louk

Plus results from Douglas High basketball

Results from Douglas High School wrestling and basketball.

Sheriff's Office seeks identity of pair using stolen credit cards

A man and a woman were seen on surveillance video using and attempting to use several credit cards from a stolen purse.

The Dec. 14, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Chateau kicks off senior’s Christmas with tree lighting

The Chateau at Gardnerville announced the commencement of the holiday season with the lighting of their Christmas tree.

Online farmers market offers Valley delivery service

Lake Tahoe Markets owners are expanding their fresh produce delivery service to Carson Valley

Wednesday, December 13

Five seek seat on Vacation Home Rental board

With all the controversy over the Vacation Home Rental ordinances, it’s no surprise that five people applied for two open seats on the board.

Historic district make-up survives challenge

Historic structures in town range from the Walker House built in 1854 to the last years of the 19th Century, according to the 1975 map included in the original registry listing.

Traffic signal at Warrior Way to be activated on Thursday

Brief lane closures will be in place Thursday on Highway 50 at Warrior Way along Tahoe’s east shore as the Nevada Department of Transportation stripes the intersection and activates a new traffic signal to enhance traffic flow and safety.

Douglas County School Board seeks new trustee

The Douglas County School Board approved the resignation of Trustee Tony Magnotta during Tuesday meeting.

Food Closet receives second highest donation from annual drive

According to event sponsor KTVN Channel 2, the Dec. 8 event raised $91,779.19 in donations and 23,783 pounds of food in 12 hours.

Crystal Angels gather to raise money for Valley charities

Crystal Angels conducted their first gathering in a couple of years at The Supper Club at Genoa Lakes.

Project Santa wraps up this week

A Carson Valley tradition for 35 years, Project Santa volunteers are wrapping presents that have been donated by service clubs.

Eight seek four seats on Airport Advisory Committee

With work underway to bring management of Minden-Tahoe Airport back under county control, the Airport Advisory Committee saw eight people apply for four seats.

The Dec. 13, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, December 12

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Notice to Creditors & Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Petition for Name Change

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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Ordinance 2023-1628 INTRODUCED

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Ordinance 2023-1626 ADOPTED

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Ordinance 2023-1625 ADOPTED

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Notice to Creditors

2020 Trump electors deny charges

Update: The six 2020 Trump electors denied charges of fraud and a March 11 trial was set, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Santoro: You’re needed more in Reno, Coach Choate

New football coach is so excited to be at Nevada that he’s coaching at Texas.

Sheriff's Office increases patrols at schools after report of anonymous threat

A report of an anonymous threat to the schools received early Tuesday morning has prompted an increase Sheriff’s Office presence.

Gardnerville residents report illicit fireworks shows

Residents reported fireworks going off in the vicinity of Heritage Park over the weekend.

Assessor asks residents to check notices carefully

The Douglas County Assessor’s Office has mailed out assessment notices.

The Dec. 12, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, December 11

Commission approves 80-unit subdivision

County includes requirement to build east-west road

Corporate bankruptcy to close Gardnerville Rite Aid

The Gardnerville pharmacy is Nevada's last Rite Aid

The Dec. 11, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Irrigation work to precede Muller Lane construction

Muller Lane Parkway 90 percent designed

Saturday, December 9

Washoe boy stands up to bullies with history lesson

Silas Jim's family gave his classmates a presentation on the history of the Wa-she-shu and why their people grow their hair out.

85-unit Ranchos project goes before planning commissioners

An 85-unit project on the east side of the Gardnerville Ranchos is scheduled to go before planning commissioners 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Carson Valley doctor receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Having practiced medicine in the Carson Valley for nearly 30 years and with over 40 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Evan Easley recently received the Nevada Business Magazine Healthcare Hero’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Welcoming the Advent season

Reflections on the Word

Friday, December 8

Douglas County legal 39006

Notice to Taxpayers of Douglas County, Nevada

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Public Hearing - December 21, 2023

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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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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Mono County legal - 39004

Section 106 Public Notice

Share Your Holiday food drive raises $91,779

Carson Valley Inn hosts the Share Your Holiday Food Drive sponsored by KTVN Channel 2

Online shopping helps boost Douglas taxable sales

Big increase in online sales drives county revenue

School board trustee resigns in protest

After three years on the Douglas County School Board, Trustee Tony Magnotta submitted a letter of resignation on Dec. 6 which will be read at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

The Dec. 8, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, December 7

Expectations, turnout increase for Douglas wrestling

Douglas High wrestling has a large turnout increase in the wrestling room this winter. The Tigers are optimistic it can lead to some big time results.

Attorney General: Three Douglas residents among six indicted Trump electors

Six Nevadans have been indicted due to their actions in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced on Wednesday afternoon.

The Dec. 7, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, December 6

Blustery Wednesday brings new snow to Carson Range

Wind blowing dust prompted a fire call on Wednesday morning.

East Fork Fire District trustees OK borrowing $3 million to purchase fire equipment

Increased equipment costs have required the fire district to seek bonding for new equipment

Pau-Wa-Lu Panthers showcase talents

Pau-Wa-Lu’s Night of Artistry is 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 13.

USS Nevada timeline of events: Dec. 7, 1941

One torpedo slammed into the USS Nevada (BB-36) during the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, and left a gaping hole on the ship’s port side. Water began rushing into the bulkhead.

Businesses gathering donations for the holidays

Balloon Nevada and Toys for Tots are combining efforts on Saturday with a Toy Drive at the Gardnerville location featuring free tethered balloon rides.

The Dec. 6, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Tuesday, December 5

Douglas County legal - 38926

Application for Water No. 93118

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Notice of Public Meeting - December 13, 2023

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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Request for Quote - Golden Sierra Job Training Agency

Long-time China Spring Youth Camp Director retiring

After 30 years service to Douglas County, China Spring Youth Camp Director Wendy Garrison is retiring.

Walker Lake recovery takes a 320-acre step

The Walker Basin Conservancy has acquired a 320-acre parcel on the West Walker River in Smith Valley.

Santoro: Choate immediately brings life to Wolf Pack

It was made very clear by university President Brian Sandoval and Athletic Director Stephanie Rempe that the Wolf Pack wanted a head coach who would ignite the program.

The Dec. 5, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, December 4

Parade welcomes holiday season to Valley

Parade of Lights winners announced

County approves levee funding

With funding approved work can begin soon to shore up the levee that keeps the East Fork of the Carson River from flooding Carson Valley Golf Course and the surrounding homes.

Genoans celebrate history with tree lighting

A celebration representing generations of Genoans culminated in scores of residents gathering around to light the blue spruce named for Hope “Hopie” Falcke in Nevada’s first settlement on Friday.

The Dec. 4, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Sunday, December 3

Literary Club celebrates 75 years

The Carson Valley Literary Club partied like it was 1948 during its 75-year anniversary in November.

God and the wonderful gift of food

Reflections on the Word

Saturday, December 2

Santa lights up Christmas in the Valley

Santa Claus is a welcome sight across Carson Valley.

Friday, December 1

Douglas County legal - 38823

Town of Minden Proposed Trash

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Application for Water No. 93122

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Notice to Creditors

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Douglas County Planning Commission Public Hearing - December 12, 2023

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Notice to Creditors

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Nelson to step down from NIAA

Donnie Nelson announced Friday he will leave his executive director position in June.

Douglas boys look for third straight state tourney berth

Douglas High boys basketball has made the state tournament each of the last two years. Can the Tigers make it to state for a third year in a row this season?

Minden proposes trash rate hike

Minden is proposing its first trash rate increase in a half-dozen years, spurred in part by the increase in tipping fees at the Carson City Landfill.

Jake Roman to be honored in Rose Parade

Jake Roman to be honored in Rose Parade

The Roman family will be in Pasadena for the Rose Parade, which will honor Jake Roman's organ donation.

Dog respiratory illness prompts warning

Nevada dog owners are being urged to implement good health and safety practices as a respiratory illness is spreading in canines throughout the U.S. The cause of the illness is unknown and under investigation.

Flags at half staff for officers killed in Las Vegas

Gov. Joe Lombardo ordered flags flown at half staff on Thursday in honor of two Nevada Highway Patrol officers killed by an alleged drunk driver early Thursday morning.

The Dec. 1, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Forest Service issues bear-proof containers order at Lake Tahoe

All food and garbage not personally attended must be stored in a bear-proof container on U.S. Forest Service lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin starting with the new year.