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Nevada Celts come to Carson Valley

September 14, 2019

There’ve been lots of celebrations of culture in Carson Valley ranging across the alphabet from the Basque to the Washoe. But on Saturday the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park played host to the first Celtic...


Merry times at Morley’s Books

September 13, 2019

Today is Carson City’s September Wine Walk Day. I am at Morley’s Books (used and rare books). This is where I will spend the next few hours displaying my book, and hopefully selling a copy...


Traffickers admit selling drugs

September 13, 2019

A Lake Tahoe couple faces up to 30 years each in prison after they admitted Tuesday to trafficking in methamphetamine. Timothy R. Hecox, 61, and Holly J. Anderson, 50, were arrested on July 20 as...


National Auto Museum in Reno hosts trick or treating

September 13, 2019

Looking for a really unusual place to take the little ones trick or treating this year? The National Automobile Museum in Reno is hosting its annual “Trick or Treat in the Streets of the Museum,”...


Hospital hires patient advocate

September 13, 2019

It was Mother’s Day 2016. Brittany Wilson was sitting in the Carson Valley Medical Center emergency department feeling otherwise helpless, waiting for news on her mom. Emergency staff had detected an unruptured aneurysm in her...


Rancher’s life centers around the seasons

September 13, 2019

She would crawl up in the apple tree after dark, hiding amongst the rustling leaves and sweet smelling fruit. She didn’t mind waiting there with a gentle breeze blowing on a hot summer night. She...


Next steps for master plan maps

September 13, 2019

Less than a week after county commissioners rescinded approval of updated maps in the Douglas County master plan, staff members were working to figure out how to get the process back on track. An Oct....


Grant will help Dangberg Home Ranch carry on

September 13, 2019

A $14,300 grant will help the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park continue to operate. The Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation awarded the grant to the nonprofit Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. The park...


Centennial Ranch program seeking nominations

September 13, 2019

Farms and ranches in operations for 100 years or longer can apply for the Nevada Centennial Awards. The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications for the 2019 Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards...


Fire weather watch prompts caution

September 12, 2019

With a fire weather watch starting 1 p.m. Sunday thanks to a strong cold front rolling into Western Nevada, fire officials are urging residents to be careful with fire. National Weather Service forecasters issued the...


County approves redevelopment work

September 12, 2019

Money to conduct work on the second largest nondisaster expenditure of money in Genoa’s history was released last week by county commissioners. In all $1.275 million of the money remaining in Redevelopment Area No. 1’s...


Moon Over Buffalo rises in Carson Valley

September 12, 2019

There comes a time in everyone’s life when what has been true or reliable is no longer so. Recognizing that situation and being able to deal successfully with the necessary changes it demands are different...


Mormon Station hosts events

September 12, 2019

History Talk – The Early Years of Mormon Station Join a park ranger for a talk on the early settlement and development of Mormon Station, and what life was like for the early settlers that...


Valley has plenty of plein-aire potential

September 12, 2019

In the Carson Valley, we are fortunate to be surrounded by such an exquisite and bountiful landscape. The Sierra Nevada and Pine Nut mountain ranges form a stunning backdrop against the beauty of the region’s...


Democratic women present three scholarships

September 12, 2019

Douglas County Democratic Women (DCDW) has announced scholarships to three Douglas County students who are starting college this fall. Applicants were required to write an essay drawing from the Democratic Credo. Mariah Wolery, a student...


Antique military vehicle convoy passes through Lake Tahoe

September 12, 2019

A convoy of vintage military vehicles will pass through Douglas County on their way to San Francisco on Thursday. In observance of the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. Army Transcontinental Convoy from Washington, D.C.,...


Planning commission denies slaughterhouse

September 11, 2019

A raucous crowd gathered to oppose a slaughterhouse at Centerville, but in the end it was a reluctant planning commissioner that resulted in a denial. On Tuesday planning commissioners deadlocked 3-3 on the proposal, despite...


Minden 9/11 luncheon sold out

September 10, 2019

The annual Sierra Nevada Republican 9/11 observance has sold out. The group has been hosting an event commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center and the Pentagon since just a...


Slaughterhouse hearing Tuesday

September 10, 2019

A slaughterhouse is being proposed for the former Storke Dairy at Centerville. Sinclair Family Farms out of Penryn, Calif., is seeking a permit to operate a commercial meat and poultry processing plant, according to Douglas...


No charges pending in Skyline dog shooting

September 9, 2019

A Skyline Ranch resident may not face charges in connection with the Labor Day shooting of a neighbor’s dog that jumped his fence. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded 6:45 p.m. to a residence in...