Stories for November 2023

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Thursday, November 30

Fireworks welcome Christmas season

Carson Valley holiday events begin with Gardnerville’s Christmas Kickoff in Heritage Park today, which will feature, weather permitting, the only fireworks show in Carson Valley.

The Nov. 30, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Students help restore Tamarack damage

Douglas High School’s Interact Club planted 45 trees at Turtle Rock Park recently to help restore losses from the Tamarack Fire.

Clampers memorialize East Fork Hotel

A decade, nearly to the day, after residents gathered at the East Fork Hotel to say goodbye, members of E. Clampus Vitus officially unveiled a monument remembering its legacy on Sunday.

Parade of Lights Saturday

The annual Parade of Lights closes Highway 395 between Waterloo Lane and Buckeye Road at around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Wednesday, November 29

Lions Club selling See’s Candy

The Carson Valley Lions Club See's Candy Trailer is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day through Christmas Eve or until they run out.

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

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

Tuesday, November 28

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Intent to Modify Natural Precipitation

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Intention to Augment the Debt Service Fund Budget

Tigers start league play strong

Douglas High School girls basketball opened the season with a clean, dominant performance over McQueen in Class 4A North league play.

Remembering Minden’s Sheila Byington

A private service was set in Utah where Sheila Byington died on Nov. 21, 2023.

Douglas girls want to play deep into postseason

Douglas High School girls basketball features a senior-heavy roster this winter and has eyes for the postseason.

Santoro: What has improved for Pack football? The buyout

Nevada makes no progress in its second straight 2-10 season under Ken Wilson. So ... what comes next?

El Niño slightly improves odds of wetter winter

Flurries forecast for Valley floor Friday

Symphony to perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 9

The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announced its 17th annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” 3 p.m. Dec 9 in Gardnerville.The Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus announced its 17th annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” 3 p.m. Dec 9 in Gardnerville.

Smoke from Lake Tahoe prescribed burns may be visible from Valley

After taking a break from burning during the week of Thanksgiving, Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team members are scheduled to resume prescribed fire operations this week at Lake Tahoe, conditions and weather permitting.

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

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

Monday, November 27

Eckl: Nevada’s realignment system successful in first season

Scheduling, not so much

The NIAA's realignment worked for several sports this fall, rejuvenating several programs in multiple sports. However, the scheduling was not so successful.

East Fork levee repair to cost $260,000

High water on the Carson River’s East Fork took a big bite out of the levee that keeps the river from flooding the almost 100 homes next to Carson Valley Golf Course.

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

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

Sunday, November 26

Walt wins conference title in freshman season

A look at area athletes competing in the college ranks across the country.

Carson Valley Health awards Me for Incredible Youth

Carson Valley Health has awarded Me for Incredible Youth a grant for its REWARD Club - Leadership 4 Teens Program.

Saturday, November 25

Heavenly making snow in opening days of season

Less than 2 percent of Heavenly Mountain Resort’s terrain was open on the California side for Thanksgiving weekend.

Washoe boy teased into cutting his hair

November is Native American Heritage Month.

Main Street work extended through next week

After taking a break for the holiday weekend, work installing conduit along the highway will resume Monday and last until Dec. 3, according to NVRoads.com.

Gardnerville man receives 11-year sentence in battery

Carlos Anthony Diaz Jr., 26, was sentenced to a maximum of 11 years in prison after he admitted to strangling the mother of his three children and battering another prisoner.

The sufficiency of God’s grace

Reflections on the Word

Friday, November 24

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Application to Appropriate Water No. 93119

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice to Creditors

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Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing - December 7, 2023

Forest Service stacks decks for public wood offering

A public fuelwood area near Markleeville has opened to the public, according to the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.

Storke Dairy hosts Ag & Artisan Holiday Faire

The third Annual Ag & Artisan Holiday Faire is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the historic Storke Dairy located at 876C Centerville Lane in Gardnerville. Food vendors must have their own health permits.

Grammy’s trip big score at this year’s Foundation Auction

The auction concludes 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Items may be immediately picked up. For any questions call (775) 782-9829.

The Nov. 24, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

‘Nutcracker Ballet’ this weekend in Carson City

The Northern Nevada Dance Co., will present the 34th annual “Nutcracker Ballet” this weekend.

Thursday, November 23

Turkey Trotters kick off Thanksgiving in Carson Valley

A drizzly Thanksgiving morning saw more than 500 runners participate in the seventh annual Turkey Trot on Thursday.

Pool hosts photos with swimming Santa

Carson Valley Swim Center is hosting its second annual Underwater Santa Photo event Dec. 9.

1,228-acre Park Lyon County ranch conserved

A 1,228-acre ranch in southern Lyon County owned by the Park family has been preserved, according to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust.

Update: The Turkey Day 2023 R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, November 22

Odds increase four times for Thanksgiving kitchen fires

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly four times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day as on any other typical day of the year.

Kiwanis talk Turkey Bingo

Starting out with 105 turkeys in the freezer of the CVIC Hall members of Carson Valley Kiwanis, the Kiwanis Key Club and the Aktion Club conducted the games

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

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

Tuesday, November 21

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Douglas County Board of Commissioners Public Hearing Notice - December 21, 2023

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Douglas County Liquor & Gaming Board Notice

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Offices up for Election

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Ordinance INTRODUCED 2023-1627

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Ordinance INTRODUCED 2023-1626

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NOTICE OF CONSUMER SESSION AND NOTICE OF HEARING

Balanced rocks may inform earthquake hazard mapping

The region along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada is known as the Walker Lane and is the site of frequent earthquakes

Santoro: The difference between Boise State and Pack? A sense of urgency

Broncos’ Avalos fired at 22-14; Wilson cruising along at 4-19.

Annual Drive-By Food Drive is Dec. 8

Area groups collecting for Drive-By Food Drive

Update: Kingsbury Grade open after Monday night crash

Driver transported by helicopter for treatment

The Nov. 21, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, November 20

Between Horses and Humans conducting survey

Between Horses and Humans is conducting a survey as part of a community needs assessment.

History and holidays at Dangberg historic park

An open house launches Home Ranch for the Holidays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2-3.

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

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

Sunday, November 19

Late night power outage likely wind-related

A power outage affecting more than 1,000 homes and businesses in Douglas County was likely due to gusty winds blowing through the region.

Planning commission OKs day care expansion

Planning commissioners approved a special use permit that will double the size of Under the Magic Pine Tree over the objections of its only residential neighbor.

Giving thanks for all our blessings

Reflections on the Word

Saturday, November 18

Block D Turkey Drive touches community

While Douglas High School Block D students were unloading the 2,282 pounds of groceries at the Carson Valley Food Closet Wednesday, the food was already being distributed out the front door.

TRE district hearing January at the earliest

With a petition in hand, Douglas County commissioners were required by state law to instruct staff to set a time and date for a public hearing on what to do about the Topaz Ranch Estate General Improvement District.

Desert Pigs group doing Pine Nut clean-up

With the tension over the Painted Rock gravel pit, Johnson Lane residents have been vigilant about what goes on around the off-highway vehicle site.

Foster earns first team all-league selection

Briefs from local athletes competing at the collegiate and professional level

Friday, November 17

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

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VHR Advisory Board - Public Hearing - November 29, 2023

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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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Notice to Creditors

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Douglas County Water Conveyance Advisory Committee Public Hearing

Athletics’ move to Las Vegas approved by owners

The move would be MLB’s first since 2005.

Nevada takes Highway 50 road diet off the table

Opponents to a road diet as part of the Highway 50 corridor study have something to be thankful for.

Rockfall to delay traffic on Highway 88 in Woodfords Canyon

Rockfall to delay traffic on Highway 88 in Woodfords Canyon

African Children’s Choir performs in Minden on Sunday

African Children’s Choir Tour will be coming 7 p.m. Nov. 19 to Valley Christian Fellowship in Minden.

The Nov. 17, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, November 16

Douglas, Carson finish year with all-region football honors

Tigers’ Jackson named 5A Division III MVP

Douglas and Carson High School football had a plethora of players make the Class 5A North Div. III all-region teams announced Wednesday.

Red shirts march for change

We Deserve a Better Board group represents students, parents, teachers, grandparents and community members of Douglas County School District.

Porch Movement seeks to conquer loneliness

The founder of The Porch Movement in Carson City described the goal of her organization to reduce loneliness on Nov. 9 to members of the Rotary Club of Minden.

Republicans host veterans

The Sierra Nevada Republican Women welcomed seven local U.S. veterans to its Nov. 8 meeting in Minden, where they were paid tribute for their service.

One-Act features Ghost and Superheroes

Douglas High School One-Acts start 7 p.m. Friday in room 101 at Douglas High School and continues 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 at the door and is free to students who can present a school I.D and wear black in support of the drama tech.

Pine Nut Christmas tree cutting limited to junipers

Anyone seeking to cut a Christmas tree in the Pine Nuts or Virginia Range will have to settle for a juniper instead of a piñon.

The Nov. 16, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, November 15

School Board members work together in new superintendent search

Douglas County School Board approves nationwide search to fill superintendent position

Tiger soccer players earn all-league nod

Douglas High School boys and girls soccer had several players selected to the all-league teams announced last week.

Primary vs. caucus debate lands in mailboxes

Over the next few days, 41,862 active Douglas County voters will be receiving information in the mail on 2024 elections, all three of them.

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

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

Flood awareness hits high water mark

At 11 a.m. today the county, the Nature Conservancy and the Army Corps of Engineers are hosting an event designating the newly installed sign marking the high water mark on the River Fork Ranch in Genoa.

Tuesday, November 14

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Advertisement for Bids - CVMS HVAC Renovations

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Douglas County Liquor and Gaming Board Notice

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Application to Revise Tariff

Santoro: Time to deal with it — UNLV is good at football

First-year coach Barry Odom has the Rebels on the edge of the MW championship game.

Highway work may break for season

Utility work that has reduced Highway 395 to one lane through most of Gardnerville backs up traffic for more than a mile during busy times.

Valley begins countdown to Christmas

In just over two weeks, Gardnerville lights the way to the holidays with its annual fireworks show, weather permitting.

Prescribed burns could send smoke over Sierra

Members of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team announced they plan to start prescribed burning on Lake Tahoe’s east shore near Spooner Summit and Glenbrook that may be visible from Carson Valley in the coming weeks.

Former clerk-treasurer to take over as county financial officer

After three years guiding the finances of the East Fork Fire & Protection District, former Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis is going back to work for the county.

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

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

Monday, November 13

Mono County advises residents to prepare for coming winter

In preparation for last week’s storm, Monitor, Ebbetts, Sonora and Tioga passes were all closed for the first time in months.

Marines celebrate Corps' 248th birthday in Minden

Around 50 people celebrated the 248th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps at the CVIC Hall in Minden on Friday morning.

Residents petition commissioners to take over south county district

A petition signed by 325 registered Topaz Ranch Estates voters in has been determined to be valid and to represent the 20 percent required to seek a remedy from Douglas County commissioners.

Red shirts march on Monday

The Douglas County School Board meets Tuesday at Douglas High School in the Media Center.

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

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

Sunday, November 12

Gardnerville students salute veterans

On Wednesday, more than 40 veterans were honored at Gardnerville Elementary with the theme “service.”

Saturday, November 11

Gardnerville tackles 1,020-unit Virginia Ranch project

Projects across the size spectrum were recommended for approval by the Gardnerville Town Board on Tuesday evening.

Who's to blame

Reflections on the Word

Friday, November 10

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Notice to Creditors (60-Day Notice)

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Notice of Hearing

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Tax Return Notice

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Notice of Petition for Name Change

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Douglas County - Quarterly Report - 1st Quarter

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Notice to Creditors

Galena stuns Douglas football for regional title

Grizzlies overmatch Tigers in regional championship

Galena High School football won the Class 5A Div. III North regional crown after stunning Douglas and limiting the Tiger offense to zero points.

County delays 85-unit Ranchos project debate

A hearing for an 85-unit project at the northeast corner of Main River and Dresslerville roads has been delayed for a second time.

Nice weekend could give way to new front next week

Relatively still conditions will stick around over the long weekend, with cold mornings and mild high temperatures.

Shadow Mountain Church welcomes new pastor

New Shadow Mountain Church Senior Pastor Daniel Flynn will deliver his first sermon on Sunday.

The almost Veterans Day 2023 R-C Morning Report

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

All-region volleyball teams released

Three Senators, one Tiger earn all-region honors

Carson and Douglas High School volleyball both had players make the Class 5A North all-region volleyball teams that were recently released.

Thursday, November 9

Tretton inks commitment to Iowa softball

Douglas High School senior Talia Tretton will be playing softball in the BIG 10 Conference next year.

Wilkinson to join Grand Canyon softball

Douglas High senior Haley Wilkinson will be playing Div. I softball in Arizona next season.

Glider pilot makes second record flight in four months

Record-setting Minden glider pilot Gordon Boettger and co-pilot Bruce Campbell completed the longest distance glider flight in the world early Monday morning.

Washoe Tribe honors veterans on Thursday

Members of the Washoe Tribe celebrated those who served in the military on Thursday morning with their annual Veterans Day Brunch.

The Nov. 9, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, November 8

County approves seeking financing for new courthouse

New courthouse cost estimate at $50 million while renovation is at $60 million, so far

Gardnerville celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The second annual Dia de los Muertos Festival attracted an even bigger crowd than the first conducted in 2022.

Superintendent Keith Lewis is Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

Sierra Chef was named Business of the Year

Troops get 300 pounds of treats

Veterans Day is Saturday, and many elementary schools are showing gratitude and support this week, including Minden Elementary School where students donated their Halloween candy to military service members unable to be home for the holidays.

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

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

Tuesday, November 7

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Public Notice - Floodway Revision

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Ordinance INTRODUCED - 2023-1625

Douglas hosts Galena for 5A regional crown

Douglas High School football plays host to the Class 5A North Div. III regional championship Friday night against Galena.

Santoro: Is Nevada actually serious about football?

The Pack has won just four of its last 22, a UNLV-esque period of futility.

Scarselli brings back Veterans Day assembly

Scarselli Elementary students celebrated Veterans Week with singing and the naming of the school’s bus lane after alumna Fallon Montanucci.

$3 million in grants available through conservation program

Around $3 million in grant funding is now available through the Conserve Nevada Program for projects that support conservation and outdoor recreation in Nevada, according to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Leadership Douglas County hosts reception

The Leadership Douglas County Class of 2023 is hosting a commemorative reception to unveil its class project and pay homage to the county’s agricultural roots.

Sheriff's Office hosts fast-track recruitment day

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a fast-track recruitment day, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 18 at the agency’s main office located at 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden.

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

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

Douglas cross country concludes season at state meet

Douglas High School cross country results from the Class 5A state meet Saturday.

Monday, November 6

Support Council hosts masquerade fundraiser

Tickets for the Family Support Council’s Unmask Domestic Violence formal masquerade 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Minden Mercantile are on sale.

Strategic planning session is Tuesday

A review of the public input on the strategic planning process is 9 a.m. Tuesday at the CVIC Hall in Minden

Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament supports veterans

Wounded Warrior Tournament results

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

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

Sunday, November 5

Saturday, November 4

Valley photographers snap Saturday sunrise

A red sky on Saturday morning may have been a warning to sailors of impending weather but it was catnip for Carson Valley sky watchers.

Friday, November 3

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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 to Creditors

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Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting - Public Hearing November 16, 2023

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Douglas County School District Quarterly Report

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Douglas County School District Quarterly Report

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Douglas County VHR Advisory Board Public Hearing - November 15, 2023

Tiger football rolls into regional championship

Douglas football continues to rewrite record books

Douglas High School football will be playing for a regional championship next week and have a handful of program records to go alongside its impressive season.

County to launch in-house airport department

After 13 years, Douglas County commissioners approved a nearly $400,000 plan to bring management of Minden-Tahoe Airport back in house.

County conducts flood workshop on Nov. 14

A flood awareness event is being conducted by the county 3-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville.

Red Cross: Turn your clocks and test your smoke alarms

As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this Sunday, Nov. 5, the American Red Cross of Northern Nevada is urging residents to use this time as a reminder to test their smoke alarms and replace batteries. If for any reason, you are unable to check or replace your alarm, the Red Cross is ready to assist. Our dedicated volunteers can visit your home to install free smoke alarms and provide essential safety information. Simply request a visit at SoundTheAlarm.org/Nevada.

Art Association scholarship show open Friday through Sunday

The Carson Valley Art Association Scholarship Show opens 10 a.m. today through 3 p.m. Sunday at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda St., Minden.

Hark! The herald craft fairs are open today

Santa will be an increasingly popular guy over the next seven weeks

The Nov. 3, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, November 2

The Nov. 2, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Wednesday, November 1

Tiger girls golf puts three on postseason award lists

Douglas High School girls golf had three members of its team earn postseason all-league recognition.

Douglas football welcomes North Valleys

The Tigers’ road to a regional championship begins Friday

Douglas High School football begins its road to a regional title Friday night at home against North Valleys.

Tiger girls cross country qualifies for state

Douglas boys XC send three to state

Douglas High School cross country had a number of runners qualify for the state meet this Saturday.

Douglas has Boo-tastic Tuesday

Plenty of tricks, treats and fright in one night across Douglas County.

School District bids farewell to superintendent

After 28 years of service with the Douglas County School District, Keith Lewis resigns.

Douglas High teachers receive lounge make-over

Douglas High students and parents got together over fall break and gave the 200 Hall teacher’s lounge a make-over.

Inflation increasing cost of new judicial center $3 million a year

The cost of a new judicial center will climb about $3 million a year if economic conditions just remain the same as they have over the past three years, according to county officials.

Douglas, Whittell rated four stars by the state

The return of star rankings for Nevada schools saw both Douglas and Whittell high schools achieving four out of five stars.

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

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