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Parade of Lights barely beats the rain

December 7, 2019

While a light drizzle fell on the Parade of Lights on Saturday night, the main deluge waiting until the parade had cleared Minden Park. “We were so lucky,” Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Chernock said...


School district seeks feedback on new grading system

December 7, 2019

A new standards-based grading system for students in third through fifth grades as been adopted by the Douglas County School District. “Research indicates that standards-based grading enables teachers to provide more specific feedback to parents...


The Kentucky Derby in the sky

December 7, 2019

Rusty Williams is the Howard Hughes of racing pigeon fanciers. He connects with 5,000 pigeon fanciers on Facebook and has his own website silverbullitclassic.com. At times he grooms 500 racing pigeons for a race and...


Showing a weakness for antiques

December 7, 2019

They say the first step in dealing with a problem is to recognize it. I have an affliction. I have begun collecting odd items from the past. Perhaps this is because I have always felt...


Merry fishmas: Get ready Topaz opens Jan. 1

December 7, 2019

Hello Fellow anglers, and a very merry fishmas to you all. Although we have a lull in the fishing due to mother nature. Some anglers have been getting out to try the waters. As many...


County backs Genoa Lane fix

December 7, 2019

Safety improvements to Genoa Lane at Highway 395 were prioritized on Thursday after county commissioners learned that the intersection at Lucerne won’t be getting a traffic light. Nevada Department of Transportation representative Lee Bonner urged...


Flags at half staff today

December 7, 2019

Flags will be flying at half-staff today in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The Japanese attack on the U.S. fleet stationed at Hawaii occurred 78 years ago on Dec. 7, 1941 and resulted...


Forecast calls for breezy Parade of Lights

December 7, 2019

The fog that has swirled around Carson Valley for the last three days finally lifted this morning as a new storm arrives. But breezy conditions will replace foggy ones for today’s Parade of Lights, which...


13 Tigers earn all-region, all-league honors

December 7, 2019

After a postseason appearance, the Douglas High football team placed 13 athletes on the all-Sierra League teams announced Monday. Three of those 13 athletes were named to the 4A all-region team as well. Douglas wideout...


Tiger girls fall to Foothill

December 7, 2019

Douglas High girls basketball was able to rebound in the fourth quarter of its 48-30 loss to Foothill Thursday night, but the Tigers dug too deep a hole in the first three quarters. Douglas trailed...


Pickup theft leads to prison

December 7, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to prison on Tuesday in connection with a September theft of a pickup. Michael A. Jordan, 35, was ordered to serve 14-40 months in prison. Jordan was arrested Sept....


County implementing audit report

December 7, 2019

While a presentation on the county’s audit was delayed, county officials said they haven’t been idle in implementing recommendations in the report. “Although a new purchasing policy is not yet complete, we have made tremendous...


Dangberg hosting ‘Home Ranch for the Holidays

December 7, 2019

The Dangberg Historic Home Ranch is hosting a vintage toy exhibit, with music, baked treats and hot cider. “Home Ranch for the Holidays,” is an open-house celebration of the season that returns to the Ranch...


Robert Wenner

December 6, 2019

Robert “Bob” Wenner August 1, 1954 – November 21, 2019 Born on August 1, 1954 in Sacramento, CA, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019 in Minden, NV. Robert is preceded in death by his...


Julie Hawkins

December 6, 2019

Julie Hawkins, age 54, of Gardnerville, NV passed away on December 2, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775) 783-9312.


Lieselotte Gonsalves

December 6, 2019

Lieselotte Gonsalves, 96 of Minden passed away on December 2, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals and Cremations. 888-6800



Tahoe man drowns trying to save dogs

December 6, 2019

A South Lake Tahoe man drowned on Thanksgiving day after falling through ice at Lake Baron while likely trying to save his dogs. David Schmidt, 39, was walking three dogs around noon Nov. 28 beside...


North Valley project revival in cards

December 6, 2019

When the county approved a high-rise hotel and casino near the Carson-Douglas line in 2007, it was hailed as an answer to the Great Recession. A dozen years later, developers are seeking to eliminate the...


Gardnerville leads Christmas celebrations

December 6, 2019

The fog was so thick on Thursday night that even Rudolph the Reindeer’s red nose wouldn’t have been bright enough. So what chance did Gardnerville’s fireworks show have? Fortunately, the fireworks were not the lone...