Starbucks donates to GES |

Starbucks donates to GES

Staff Reports

Starbucks recently donated $500 to Gardnerville Elementary School through the Make Your Mark Program.

Sharyn Denison, who works for the Minden Starbucks as a barista, donated enough hours helping in Marilyn Pope’s second-grade class for the school to be a recipient of the donation.

Denison helps the students with word association, math, reading and other special projects. This is her eighth year of helping at the school.

The Carson Valley Inn has given Katie’s Country Kitchen a refreshed new look.

The first phase of remodeling is taking place over four days continuing through Thursday.

During this time, Katie’s will be closed and the Carson Valley Inn will be serving a buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Valley Ballroom. A late-night menu will be available during graveyard shift in the CV Steak lounge area.

The daily breakfast buffet in the Valley Ballroom is from 7 to 11 a.m. The lunch buffet is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dinner buffet is from 4 to 9 p.m. Complete menus are available on the Carson Valley Inn’s website at

“We are excited about the upcoming changes for Katie’s,” said Joey Whitacre, director of casino operations and marketing. “When completed, Katie’s will have new carpeting, chairs, wall coverings and more. The tile will be updated, the entrance and cashier areas will be refreshed and a new counter and other improvements will enhance the guest experience. Of course we will keep the same great staff and menu items our guests have enjoyed for years.”