Stories for October 2023


Tuesday, October 31

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Douglas County Planning Commission Meeting Public Hearing - November 14, 2023

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

Santoro: Pack sticks to the formula to win two straight

Nevada didn’t break any new ground vs. SDSU and Lobos — but it didn’t make mistakes, either.

Fires don’t recognize jurisdictions

Nevada supplying aerial firefighting teams to help in Tahoe Basin fires

Travel Nevada hosts cultural corridor project

Carson Valley, Carson City and Virginia City have been selected by Travel Nevada to pursue a shared cultural corridor project that will help to build regional tourism economy and support local arts, culture, history, and heritage.

Home stores opening in Minden and Gardnerville

Taxable sales up 5 percent for August

Tuesday morning power outage affecting Topaz Ranch Estates

Two outages in two days occur hours after public safety outage canceled

The Halloween 2023 R-C Morning Report

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

Monday, October 30

Scaring up a mess of Halloween

Trick or Treat Safety Street is 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Cost, $5 per child. Fright at the Fairgrounds takes over at 8:30 p.m.

2023 Nevada Day Parade enters history books

Several Douglas entries participate in annual Nevada Day Parade

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

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

Sunday, October 29

Living in sync with nature

R-C Alpine County Bureau

Golfers support breast cancer awareness

Carson Valley Women’s Golf Club

Don’t brag about temporal things

Reflections on the Word

Saturday, October 28

4.2 quake hits nears Coleville

A 4.2 earthquake was reported 1 mile southwest of Coleville at 10:40 p.m. Friday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey Seismological Laboratory multiple less aftershocks were reported in the 2.3 to 2.8 magnitudes, with one being reported at 3.4. The quakes were reported through 11:19 a.m. Saturday morning.

Friday, October 27

Douglas County legal - 38049

Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Lien Sale

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Notice of Hearing

Aldax Award nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the Andy Aldax Award for Exemplary Service in Conservation and Protection of the Carson River Watershed.

Man in custody after 90 mph chase

Interstate 580 was lit up like a Christmas tree this morning as authorities pursued the driver of a white Chevrolet with California plates at around 90 mph.

The Nevada Day (observed) 2023 R-C Morning Report

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

Thursday, October 26

High schools: Northern Region playoffs breakdown

Your complete guide to area teams in action in football, volleyball, and soccer playoffs.

Nord, Davis lead the way for Douglas cross country

Results from Douglas and Dayton High School prep sports.

Douglas superintendent to resign voluntarily

A special meeting of the Douglas County School Board is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

Commission majority determines VHR petition will cost $2 million in lost revenue

Minden and Gardnerville require mixed-use commercial zoning instead of multi-family residential along Highway 395.

Frosty Nevada Day weekend on tap

NV Energy cancels safety power outage on Wednesday afternoon.

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

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

Fifth-generation Valley resident joins Dickson Realty

Dickson Realty announced the appointment of Kaycee Summers as the new broker for its Minden-Gardnerville office.

State Main Street program kicks off planning in Gardnerville

Visit to provide input to the Main Street Program statewide strategic plan.

Volunteers flock to Turtle Rock Park to plant trees

700 Jeffery pines were planted on the Tamarack burn area on Oct. 21

Wednesday, October 25

Museum offers view of old Nevada

The downstairs exhibit at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center has recently seen significant work by volunteers from the Douglas County Historical Society just in time for Nevada Day.

WNC feasibility study meant to help Whittell with academic options

A feasibility study with Western Nevada College is exploring options on increasing enrollment and academic interests at Lake Tahoe's Whittell High School.

The Oct. 25, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Adventures in abstraction at Minden’s Copeland Gallery

The next art exhibit at the Carson Valley Arts Council’s Copeland Gallery features artists Ronnie Eden and Pam Brekas. Their combined show runs Nov. 1 through Dec.28.

Bow Ties perform in Minden

The Bow Ties perform 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda in Minden.

Welcome back Sally Wiley

Editor's Notepad

Tuesday, October 24

Douglas County legal - 37920

Notice of Hearing

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Application for Water No. 93059

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Ordinance 2023-1623 ADOPTED

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Application for Water No. 93061

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Application for Water No. 93060

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Invitation for Bids

Zephyr Cove Sprouting connected learners

WNC feasibility study meant to help lake schools with academics and enrollment.

Sexual predator receives 12-30 year sentence

A man wanted in Texas for videotaping a 13-year-old girl in the shower was sentenced to 12-30 years in prison for molesting two girls in Douglas County.

Santoro: ‘Drab and punchless’ Pack gets a win — but what’s next?

Nevada's 6-0 win over SDSU evokes memories of the WWII era, but at least the losing streak is finished.

School board trio holds Town Hall Q&A

School Board members answer concerning questions from community.

State updating Highway 395 corridor plan

The Nevada Department of Transportation is conducting meetings in Gardnerville and Carson City as part of its update its Highway 395 Corridor study.

$25,000 donation rejuvenates Partners Across our Community Program

The Pipkin Foundation's $25,000 donation has breathed new life into the Partners Across our Community Program, benefiting students aged 18-21 with disabilities, who face challenges in traditional education paths.

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

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

Monday, October 23

Winds from cold front could prompt public safety outages

Residents on either side of the Carson Range might want make sure they have firewood and check their generators with the potential of a 24-hour public safety outage starting Wednesday morning.

Update: Driver in wrong-way crash with trooper appears in court

A Nevada State Police trooper is home recuperating after a collision involving a wrong-way driver 11 p.m. Friday, according to the Nevada Police Union.

It’s all treats this Halloween

A whole passel of costumed children got a jump on Trick or Treating for a special Halloween-themed Toddler Time on Thursday morning.

The Oct. 23, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Alpine hosts FEMA map session

A flooding open house is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Turtle Rock Park Community Center, 17300 State Route 89, Markleeville.

Saturday, October 21

Valley celebrates zwei Oktoberfesten

Last weekend, Sertoma conducted its 30th Oktoberfest.

Celebrating a spiritual birthday

Reflections on the Word

North Sails employees clean up roads

North Sails employees picked up more than 60 bags of trash and 25 bags of recyclables along Heybourne Road, Johnson Lane, Business Parkway and Starbucks Way as part of the company’s second cleanup day.

Admitted drug runner faces prison

A man who was transporting many different types of drugs and paraphernalia with his 7-year-old child in the vehicle faces up to nine years in prison.

Minden Elementary holds health fair

Minden Elementary holds health fair

Friday, October 20

Douglas defense comes through again

Tigers swarm Carson to record fourth straight shutout win.

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Notice of Petition for Change of Name

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Notice of Hearing

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Notice of Motor Vehicle Lien Sale

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice of Trustee's Sale

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Notice of Petition for Change of Name

Douglas blanks Carson, regains Rivalry Trophy

Douglas High School football put up its sixth shutout of the season en route to besting Carson, 35-0, Friday night.

Douglas volleyball owns Senior Night

Plus state golf, regional tennis, Carson/Douglas girls soccer and more

Results from this week in prep sports, including Douglas volleyball; Carson, Douglas, Sierra Lutheran state golf results; regional tennis scores and the second meeting in a week in which Douglas girls soccer took down Carson.

Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association wins $1,000 grant

A $1,000 grant was awarded to the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association in Gardnerville

Craft shows open the holiday season

Three craft shows in two weeks, and only two months until Christmas

A big trophy for a big game

The Rivalry Trophy is newest addition to the 100-year long battle for glory between the Carson and Douglas high school football teams.

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

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

Thursday, October 19

Carson-Douglas 100: The rivalry, by the numbers

The most intriguing stats from Nevada's best high school rivalry.

Carson-Douglas: When did it become state’s best rivalry?

When did Carson-Douglas become the best high school rivalry in the state? It’s nearly an impossible question, but everyone feels like they have a theory.

10:19 a.m. Great Nevada Shakeout comes and goes without another earthquake

More information about the Great Nevada ShakeOut drill, including resources to share in classrooms, is available at the Great ShakeOut website at

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

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

Wednesday, October 18

Douglas volleyball sweeps Whittell

Results from Douglas high School prep sports from the past few days

Douglas-Carson football to clash in Minden

Friday will mark the 100th anniversary of the first Rivalry game.

Douglas and Carson High School football clash this Friday in Minden for the 85th meeting in school history between the two sides on the 100th anniversary of the first ever Rivalry Game.

Witness: Aircraft had 'nothing behind the passenger seat' after Air Race collision

The last moments for two pilots who were killed in a crash that shut down the final Reno Air Races on Sept. 17 was detailed in a preliminary report issued by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Northwest Martial Arts' ninja kicks cancer

Eight-year-old fights cancer while martial arts facility and community provides family with support.

Drainage vs. conservation in East Valley

Last week, County Engineer Jeremy Hutchings presented a proposal to extinguish a conservation easement on a piece of property up for purchase by Douglas County in the Pinenut Creek drainage.

Carson-Douglas 100: The rivalry, decade by decade

Breaking down 100 years of a rivalry that has seen just about everything.

Endless memories: Players, coaches look back on 100 years

Everyone has a story. They all remember their first introduction to the century-long Carson-Douglas rivalry.

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

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

Tuesday, October 17

Douglas County legal - 37656

Notice of Trustee's Sale

Santoro: Wins should be coming for loyal Pack fans

UNLV loss a low point, but woeful Hawaii and New Mexico must visit Mackay.

‘Lifetime of bragging rights’ part of what makes the game special

You have to be a part of it to understand. That’s pretty much the consensus opinion from coaches and former players when it comes to the Carson-Douglas rivalry.

Carson-Douglas 100: Senators vs. Tigers leads list of state’s best rivalries

On its 100th anniversary, the Carson-Douglas rivalry is far ahead of the Silver State's other top grudge matches.

Valley residents watch eclipse

The ring of fire eclipse was more of a crescent for most Carson Valley residents who found a piece of welding glass or a filter to watch on Saturday morning.

Sock pumpkins and scavenger hunt on tap at Dangberg on Saturday

Pumpkins created from socks and a history scavenger hunt are the highlights of a free children's craft and learning event at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Saturday.

Smoke harbinger of burning season

Backyard burning starts Friday in East Fork Fire Protection District

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

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

Carson-Douglas football: Then and now

This Friday will be the 85th meeting between the Carson and Douglas football teams, continuing a series that spans 100 years.

Monday, October 16

1974: The Tigers’ lone state title

In 1974, Douglas High football won its only state title to date.

Residents participate in scarecrow decorating contest

In what might be deemed a straw poll, some of the roughly 160 scarecrows built at the East Fork Gallery’s Scarecrow Festival will be on display at their new homes.

Hearing set in COD robbery

A Nov. 9 preliminary hearing was set for two men accused of robbing the COD Casino on July 14.

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

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

Saturday, October 14

Cannon remains red as Pack drops 16th straight

UNLV takes 35-7 lead on the way to 45-27 win in 49th Fremont Cannon game.

Douglas High football wins Northern Class 5A Div. III league title

Douglas High School football locked up the Northern Class 5A Div. III league championship Saturday with a shutout win over Wooster.

Douglas High celebrates homecoming with win over Wooster

Douglas defeated Wooster 28-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Morgan Foundation conducts third annual celebration in Gardnerville

The William A. Morgan Foundation held its third annual celebration on Oct. 6 at the Carson Valley Country Club in honor of local trail building organizations.

Republican Women host scholarship dinner

It was the Roaring ’20s in Minden on Oct. 7 as the Douglas County Republican Women hosted their annual scholarship dinner.

Carson Valley and ‘Charley Varrick’

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the movie, “Charley Varrick,” filmed across Carson Valley.

New Tahoe Township justice on bench

Douglas County commissioners appointed Michael K. Johnson as Tahoe Township Justice of the Peace about nine minutes before the noon Oct. 5 retirement of longtime Justice of the Peace Richard Glasson.

Douglas High celebrates J4NG 10th birthday

More than 20 students were recognized during Douglas High School’s Jobs for Nevada Graduates Initiation and Induction ceremony on Wednesday at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.

Busy weekend to open second half of October

Between the arrival of autumn, Nevada’s birth month and Halloween, the second half of October is going to be crazy busy.

Friday, October 13

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Alpine County legal - 37753

Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Genie Kelly Baruh

Douglas-Wooster postponed to Saturday morning

Douglas High School football will take on Wooster at Wooster Saturday at 11 a.m.

Deadline to apply for Nevada Promise scholarships Oct. 31

The clock is ticking for members of the high school graduating Class of 2024 to apply for Nevada Promise Scholarships, according to Western Nevada College.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans' granddaughter and Johnson Lane resident featured Nevada Day author

The celebration of Nevada’s 159th birthday is Oct. 27-29, with the parade on Oct. 28. Oct. 27 is the holiday.

Season's last Market at Markleeville canceled by road work

Saturday’s Market at Markleeville has been canceled due to a mandatory Highway 89 road closure by Caltrans.

The Friday the 13th October 2023 R-C Morning Report

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

Jackson on verge of rewriting record books

Track helped turn running back into the state’s leading rusher

Douglas High senior running back Connor Jackson leads the state in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. He can credit some of that success to his spring track season.

Thursday, October 12

Douglas girls soccer upends Carson

Results from Carson and Douglas High School sports from the past few days.

Tiger girls golfers return to state

For the third straight year, Douglas girls golf will be playing for championship

The Douglas High girls golf team will be making its third consecutive trip to the Nevada state golf tournament, this year in Class 4A.

Poisonous mushroom causing illness in Lake Tahoe

The amanita muscaria mushroom is red with white spots and white gills and eating it can cause gastrointestinal and possibly neurological issues.

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

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

Wednesday, October 11

Two stabbing victims receiving treatment

Washoe Tribe Police and Douglas County deputies were looking for a small gray or silver sedan with pink rims containing four people.

Game guide: Pack, Rebels meet for Fremont Cannon

Nevada, UNLV meet for the 49th time on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

Attorney replies to call to reduce mounting bill

Douglas County School Board's Tuesday meeting exceeded several hours of legal expenses and Bylaws discussion.

‘Come on Tigers, let’s go party’ for Homecoming

Douglas High School’s Homecoming committee encourages fans far and wide to “Come on Tigers, let’s go party,” at Minden Park tonight as students, parents, families, and Douglas High School fans rally together during the annual Fall Fest.

TRE board meets today on district issues

If the public comment at last week’s Douglas County commissioners meeting is any indication, there are at least two votes on the Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District to withdraw a request for the county to take over the district.

Dresslerville Youth Council hosts craft fair on Saturday

Dresslerville Red Bear Youth Council is hosting a craft fair and Indian taco sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Dresslerville Community Center, 828 Mehu St. in Dresslerville.

R-C recognizes Best of Carson Valley

For 28 years, the Best of Carson Valley has been partly a popularity contest, but more importantly a celebration of those who go above and beyond to bring exceptional services to the community.

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

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

To the top

Douglas football looks for top seed in postseason

Douglas High School football can lock down the Class 5A Div. III league title with a win over Wooster this week.

Accused child rapist in custody after six years on the lam

In February 2017, Ricardo Serrano-Perez was identified as the suspect in a sexual assault of a minor which occurred in Douglas County.

Tuesday, October 10

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ADOPTED Ordinance 2023-1624 Notice

Main Street Fall Festival opens a busy October

Last weekend’s turnout at the annual Main Street Gardnerville Fall Festival approached record numbers as residents lined up to watch the annual coffin races.

Douglas High girls golf opens regional play

Results from Douglas High School girls golf, cross country, girls soccer and tennis.

Santoro: Pack, Rebels swap roles. Now, it’s UNLV with the swagger

Rebels a 9.5-point favorite over a Nevada team still seeking its first win of season.

Freeze watch issued for Western Nevada

The first freeze watch of fall 2023 was issued by the National Weather Service in Reno on Tuesday morning.

Carson Valley Art Studio Tour this weekend

Thirteen studios with 15 artists are featured on the free third annual Carson Valley Art Studio Tour this weekend. Meet the artists and learn about their creative process. All artists will have some of their work for sale.

Douglas hemp production grinds to a halt

In 2019, Douglas County was home to 10 certified hemp growers, but as of Sept. 21, there are precisely zero.

Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District board approves rate increase

A 60-percent sewer rate increase approved for customers of Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District will translate into a bill of $67.17 a quarter starting Jan. 1.

The Oct. 10, 2023, R-C Morning Report

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

Forest Service closing Tahoe recreation facilities for winter

The annual process of closing National Forest recreational facilities around the Lake Tahoe Basin for the winter season begins in mid-October, according to the Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Monday, October 9

Scarecrows rule at Main Street Fall Festival

Main Street Gardnerville's scarecrow entry won the trophy at the ninth annual coffin races

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

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

Saturday, October 7

Smoke may return on Sunday as prescribed burns continue

Smoke from the Quarry and other prescribed burns rolled into Carson Valley on Saturday morning and is expected to return on Sunday.

Superintendent responds to surprise contract vote

Parents, teachers, students and community members filled the Douglas High School media center to capacity in the commons with more than 400 on Zoom.

Minden siren to sound no more

The Minden siren is well and truly silenced, Town Board members acknowledged on Wednesday night.

Alpine County hosts Aspen Celebration this weekend

The aspens in Hope Valley could use a little more cool weather before they hit optimum leaf peeping, but that won’t stop Alpine County from celebrating them this weekend.

Domestic violence occurs year around

Domestic violence is happening in our community, in our neighborhoods and to the people we know.

Faith, hope and love matter most

Reflections on the word

Douglas County School District best in the state

For the third consecutive year, Douglas County School District has been recognized as the best in the Silver State, according to Niche.

Vigil illuminates domestic violence

Law enforcement responded to an average of nearly a dozen domestic violence calls a week during 2022

Friday, October 6

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Notice to Creditors

Douglas County legal - 37534

Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

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Notice to Creditors

Douglas football rolls Panthers

Galena blanks Carson

Douglas High School football continued its winning ways Friday night while the Carson Senators remain looking for answers.

$14.9 million trust will preserve water rights for Walker Lake

Visitors came from as far away as Sacramento to participate in the Sept. 23 Walker Lake Working Group’s Rehydration Celebration acknowledging Nature’s generosity in raising the lake 15 feet.

4-H hosts Information Night on Tuesday

4-H hosts Information Night on Tuesday

The Oct. 6, R-C Morning Report

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

Tigers head to North Valleys on Friday

Douglas High School football will travel to North Valleys this weekend where Connor Jackson will look to keep his hold on the Nevada state leader in rushing yards.

Thursday, October 5

Update: Minden project approved by commissioners

A 116-unit multi-family project is located on either side of Monte Vista Avenue, north of Jake’s Wetlands in Minden.

Genoa Town Manager bids sweet adieu

Genoa Town Manager David Qualls last day is Friday after he tendered his resignation earlier this week.

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

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

Wednesday, October 4

County: Petition would open East Fork to VHRs

A petition drive to ban vacation rentals in Tahoe neighborhoods would actually open the door for vacation home rentals in the East Fork Township if passed, but only in mixed-use and commercially zoned areas, according to an analysis prepared for county commissioners.

Santoro: With GSR arena, Pack abandons tradition, history and memories

New is always interesting and exciting — until, of course, it’s not new anymore.

Scarecrow Festival part of Fall Fest

East Fork Gallery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival, held for over 35 years in the Carson Valley, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday as part of Main Street Gardnerville’s Fall Fest in Heritage Park.

Choose a fate at Fright at the Fairgrounds

This year’s Fright at the Fairgrounds takes visitors through clips of Steven King’s “The Shining” and “It” before choosing their fate behind three doors.

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

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

Tuesday, October 3

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Douglas County Liquor and Gaming Board Notice

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Notice of Hearing

Douglas High volleyball beats Reed in four

Results from Douglas High volleyball, cross country and girls soccer

Fentanyl drug runner gets up to life for dosing deputies

A drug runner, who brought the fentanyl that sent five Douglas County deputies to the hospital last year, was sentenced to up to life in prison on Monday.

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

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

Arbor Gardens facing growing issue

Gardnerville Town Board meets 4:30 p.m. today

Tahoe Township justice of the peace appointment set for Thursday

Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to make the appointment at their 10 a.m. Thursday meeting.

Monday, October 2

Superintendent, school board reach deal on his departure

Superintendent Keith Lewis confirmed on Monday that he and the majority on the Douglas County School Board have reached a mutual agreement to terminate his contract.

Former school board trustee Hales: Claim ‘inaccurate and inexcusable’

Former Douglas County School Board trustee Sharla Hales said Thursday comparing scores between two different testing regimes to claim the school district is failing is “inaccurate and inexcusable.

Capt. Koontz graduates from FBI Academy

Douglas County Sheriff’s Capt. Rick Koontz Jr. graduated as a member of the 287th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., on Sept. 14.

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

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