On Saturday, Tiger softball team members were escorted home by patrol cars and fire engines after their first state title in a third of a century.
On the way, the Douglas High School team broke the all-time Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association record for most home runs in a season, hitting 67 in 37 games.
We’re so proud of the Tigers and their big season.
This is just the sort of thing that should bring a community together, and that’s more important now than ever.
There aren’t nearly as many old timers in Carson Valley as there used to be, with a regular churn of new arrivals and departures.
According to the state, Douglas County was home to 50,076 people in 2022. The Census puts the county’s population at 49,628 as of July 1, 2022.
And yet it seems like there are more people than ever here, which we suppose is technically true. Certainly, builders are anticipating a lot more residents if all the projects beginning work are any indication.
So how do we turn new arrivals into citizens?
Supporting the Tigers is one way, another is participating in the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available in Carson Valley.
Events like last weekend’s Wine & Art on the Green, or the Jazz & Art Festival, or even the Heritage Park Gardens plant sale are put on by volunteers.
Service clubs are an important part of Valley life and have been for most of our history.
Early next month, the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club will put on Carson Valley Days, one of the Valley’s two largest annual events.
Our advice is to get out, join the fun and maybe do some good in the process.