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Safety Day in Lampe Park May 19

Douglas County Community Emergency Response Team announces its second annual Safety Day 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 19 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The U.S. Forest Service, Care Flight, NV Energy, Nevada Division of Forestry, in addition to Nursery Manager Ryan Sharrer, who will be giving out native plants, Bureau of Land Management, Rehab 3 trailer, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Douglas County Sheriff, DARE and the K-9 unit, Search and Rescue and UNR cooperative Extension.

All agencies will have booths explaining their services and how to handle all types of emergencies, such as, fire, earthquake, flooding and wildfires.

Fire Awareness Day in Holbrook

The community of Holbrook Highlands, members of the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities participated in a Dumpster Project Saturday in celebration of the fifth anniversary of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

Holbrook Junction was awarded project funding of $500 sponsored by National Fire Protection Association and State Farm Insurance.

The community was able to clean up their properties by clearing Ladder Fuels, Pine Needles, Pine Cones, leaves and fallen branches around their homes and property. They were able to drop off their debris in the dumpster container.

Holbrook Community volunteers, Douglas County Sheriff Explorers Post 2105, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) helped participate for the day. Educational material was distributed from the Living with Fire and Firewise organizations. May is Wildfire Awareness Month. The project is an effort to make a difference to help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to protect our homes and entire community to reduce the wildfire risk.

Advocates training new volunteers

Special Advocates for Elderly of Douglas County is starting a training for new volunteers beginning in June. Volunteers are men and women who want to help our community’s most vulnerable adults who are involved in the court system.

When adults do not have a voice of their own, SAFE can act as that voice. Volunteers take time to learn about the person, their family, their situation and then make a recommendation to the Judge about what is best for their future.

The training occurs once per week, for five weeks.

If you are over the age of 21, care about the dignity for older adults, and have some time to commit to volunteering, contact us today.

You can learn more about SAFE by going to Douglas County’s website at and clicking on Court Advocacy Programs, or by calling Leanne Wagoner, the Manager of Court Advocacy at 775-782-6247.

Two pass Bar exam

It was announced on Wednesday that two Carson Valley residents passed the February 2018 Nevada bar examination

Genoa resident Neal C. Falk and Minden resident Daniel S. Judd were on the list of those passing the exam.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Douglas advised that some of the named individuals may have further requirements to satisfy before they can be admitted.