The Carson Valley Photo Club met in-house on May 9.
Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates President Mary Cioffi gave a presentation on managing bands of wild horses in the Fish Springs area of the Pine Nut Range, according to Photo Club Spokeswoman Nancy Hulsey.
She has been the chief control contraceptive darter of the mares since its inception in 2018. There are others who have recently joined her.
She said there is a 90 percent accuracy rate as of now. The contraceptive is known as PZP and is administered by a special rifle and dart in the rump of a mare. The education and equipment is paid for by the volunteers. This is not paid for by the government. It’s purely financed by donations.
The judge for the club’s member photo contest was Mary Kay Kaluza with the theme “Stairs.”
Connie Peters took first place with her photo titled “Morning Light on the School Stairs.” Tom Monti won second place with “Around the Curve” and third place is Michael Chan with his photograph titled “Stairs to River Road.”
The winning photographs may be seen at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden, The Record-Courier and the club’s FaceBook page.
The club meets 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Road. Members also meet via Zoom for out-of-area presenters.