Carson Valley Almanac due out May 1 |

Carson Valley Almanac due out May 1

by Joyce Hollister

The 1999 Carson Valley Almanac, featuring more color photos than ever before, will be published May 1.

The 148-page annual edition is in its 18th year of describing life in the Carson Valley and outlining plenty of activities to do and places to see for residents and visitors, too.

For those who like history, you’ll be pleased to see our look at the early days of Carson Valley. Nancy Hamlett has researched the roots of the towns of Genoa, Minden and Gardnerville for this special project. The Carson Valley Historical Society provided us with numerous old pictures, some of which have never been published.

Prep sports fans will be interested in our answer to “Why do people coach?” Sports editor Chuck Smock talked to coaches at Douglas and Coleville high schools.

Have you ever seen an arctic falcon? If not in the flesh, you will in this report illustrated with photos by Belinda Grant and written by Linda Monohan. A Gardnerville man raises falcons in the Valley with special licenses from state and federal agencies.

How a community whose economy has been based on tourism takes on a change of focus, a story by Sheila Gardner, which traces the efforts of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Authority and the county to broaden our economic base.

Other stories feature Suzy Stockdale, community activist, Kathleen Kenney, a future teacher, and Herman and Anneliese Herbig, longtime farmers in the Valley.

Outdoor recreation, old houses, country stores and more are included, plus our Garden Calendar written by Minden horticulturist Tina Fixman, the Carson Valley Events Calendar and the directory of services, clubs, churches, government agencies, youth groups and recreation, among other categories.

The Almanac is the R-C’s award-winning publication.