County OKs new VHR rules

The approval of a revised vacation home rental ordinance on Thursday may satisfy a federal judge enough to lift an order preventing parts of it from being implemented, but it may not be sufficient for those who challenged the new rules back in July.

Revised VHR ordinance returns today

Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to hear a revision of the VHR ordinance today and appoint a new VHR advisory committee

County seeks input on economic vitality plan

A survey is online at for residents to weigh in on the economic vitality plan

Ski resort formerly known as Squaw Valley changes name to Palisades Tahoe

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort announced its new name for its world famous recreation area and facilities in Olympic Valley, after last year it announced its decision to drop the word “Squaw” from its official title.

Bently Nevada donates $30,000 to Red Cross to support Caldor evacuees

The Baker Hughes Foundation and Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes business, announced they will jointly contribute $30,000 to the Red Cross of Northern Nevada to provide support for those affected by the Caldor Fire in Nevada and California.

Five local businesses certified environmentally sustainable

Five businesses in Douglas County have been certified for environmental sustainability by GreenACTnv.

Bently Nevada opens remote center in Singapore

Bently Nevada, which celebrated its 60th anniversary of relocating its headquarters to Minden in 2018, employs more than 1,500 people in nine countries, 600 locally.

Work on Stateline events center progressing

Work is progressing on the new events center at Stateline.

'Massive oversupply': Nevada hemp farmers scale back amid saturated CBD market

Some search for industrial opportunities to combat 'hemp recession'

The seeds of a downturn for Nevada's hemp industry were planted in 2018 when the federal farm bill legalized nationwide growth and cultivation.

Commission backs Gardnerville on annexation

A debate that started over trash collection could end up in court after Douglas County commissioners approved an ordinance to annex Stoneridge Villas.

Work continues on vacation rental ordinance

Douglas County received 129 applications for larger vacation home rentals during July, exceeding the cap included in the new ordinance by 56.

More than two-dozen workers found through job fair

More than 100 job seekers turned out for a July 8 job fair featuring 31 employers and 11 community service providers and resources were seeking potential employees or volunteers.

$6 million Beach Club condo sale breaks record

A condominium at Stateline sold for a record $6 million.

Carson Valley home prices hit record levels

A lack of inventory, low interest rates and eager buyers have sent Douglas County home prices into the stratosphere.

Sewer plant’s flare draws attention

With wildfire season in full swing, it’s no surprise that there have been some calls from concerned residents about a fire at the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District sewer plant.