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A Sierra Wave farewell

Kurt Hildebrand

Carson Valley aviators are remembering weather forecaster Doug Armstrong next week. A long time Reno resident, Doug died on March 5 at the age of 75.

He was instrumental in spotting the Sierra Wave that Minden resident Gordon Boettger rode on his record soaring flights.

Doug also served as a ground contact for Boettger, providing updates on the Minden pilot’s flights and funneling valuable weather intel to him both before and while he was in the air.

He was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service for 39 years serving in Florida, Alaska, The North Pole, and finally, in Reno.

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Members of the Douglas High School Thespian Troupe will be washing cars at the Stratton Center 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to raise money to attend an international competition in Lincoln, Neb., at the end of June.

The troupe hit blackjack in Las Vegas when 21 of their members came back from the state competition with superior ratings, which earned them a berth at the next level.

Getting 21 students to Nebraska will cost an estimated $30,000, so the thespians will be spending the next three months conducting fundraisers. If you want to help out, and don’t think your car will be dirty enough by Saturday, contact drama teacher Amy Sando at asando@dcsd.k12.nv.us.

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A new traffic feature has shown up in Nevada’s Oldest Town as a result of the Genoa Vista Trail. A crosswalk from the trail to the Genoa Post Office at the town’s south entrance is barely a week old. Between that and the deer, there are plenty of reasons to watch your speed through town.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at khildebrand@recordcourier.com or 782-5121, ext. 215.