Bigfoot hunters coming |

Bigfoot hunters coming

Kurt Hildebrand

On Thursday, Bigfoot hunters reportedly gathered at the Genoa Lakes Resort Course for a town hall meeting.

The cast of the Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot” gathered with 30 or so invited guests to talk about the elusive creature.

They’re hoping to hear some stories and answer some questions.

They will be all over the Tahoe Basin looking for Big Foot and answer questions from residents about the search for Bigfoot.

The show features the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, whose Web page says you can join an expedition to go look for Bigfoot for $300-500, as long as you bring your own gear, food, pay for travel and other amenities. Sounds a lot like Burning Man to me, only in the woods instead of out on the Playa. Bigfoot was not available for comment.

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At Tuesday’s Genoa Town Board meeting, I found myself surrounded by members of one family. Randy and Betsy Falcke were sitting behind me, while Roger Falcke was back two rows. Meanwhile, sitting on the board was Roger’s son-in-law Trent Tholen.

I suspect such tableaus were once commonplace in Carson Valley, which wags once referred to as “Cousin Valley,” but it’s been a while since I’ve seen that many family members in one meeting.

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Carol McCulloch celebrated her 20th year working in the county clerk’s office, not her 25th. Carol is also celebrating National Tartan Day on Saturday in honor of her Scottish heritage.

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Sierra Lutheran graduate and Gardnerville resident Wade Evert Meddles has accepted a Maroon Scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University. Wade’s a junior at the school. He won multiple state titles while at Sierra Lutheran and was the Gatorade runner of the year for the state of Nevada.

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