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Lane closures on Kingsbury through July 31

July 16, 2019

Single lane closures will take place on the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade through July 31 as the Nevada Department of Transportation clears roadside slopes. Small sections of Kingsbury Grade will be reduced to...


Doc Fischer discusses Nevada buckaroos
Doc Fischer discusses Nevada buckaroos

July 15, 2019

This month, historian Dr. Michael Fischer will speak on the history of the Nevada Buckaroo at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park. Fischer’s program “The Nevada Buckaroo from the Ground Up – His Heritage, Gear...


Officials to talk about Highway 395 widening

July 13, 2019

California transportation officials are hosting a meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in Walker to discuss widening of the shoulders along Highway 395. The California Department of Transportation is holding the meeting at 442 Mule Deer Road....


Pond Tour tickets on sale
Pond Tour tickets on sale

July 13, 2019

Tickets for the July 20 Pond Tour are on sale at Valley Garden Center in Gardnerville and Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City. Tickets are $10 each, or $15 for two. Tickets include maps to...


Outages may be more common in Western Nevada
Outages may be more common in Western Nevada

July 12, 2019

With Western Nevada’s wild and wooly weather, power outages can be a weekly occurrence. On Tuesday, a bird flying around in a substation knocked out power to nearly 2,500 Douglas County residents, mostly at Stateline....


Thespian program shows county grants in action
Thespian program shows county grants in action

July 12, 2019

Carson Valley Community Theatre’s Young Thespian Program will host theatrical events July 24-25 in Minden. Made possible by a grant from Douglas County, both are free of charge to children under 16, with a donation...


Pair in pursuit back in court

July 12, 2019

The bail for a Reno woman accused of attempting to elude authorities in a July 1 pursuit that led from southern Carson City around Carson Valley will remain at $5,000. Tasheena Savage appeared in East...


GOED officials visit Carson Valley

July 12, 2019

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development met with Douglas County government and business leaders Thursday to discuss how continued connectivity issues in Rural Nevada remain an ongoing challenge. “Each Nevada community has unique needs...


Coventry Cross forms Care Committee
Coventry Cross forms Care Committee

July 12, 2019

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church has formed a Creation Care Committee with the goal of acting as stewards of God’s planet by undertaking projects that respect the environment. Anyone with a passion for nurturing the health...



The power of the cross
The power of the cross

July 12, 2019

In 1 Cor 1:18-19 of the New Testament we read an important verse that declares the flashpoint of the power of God and the power of the Gospel. “For the message of the cross is...


Teen archer works toward Olympic dream
Teen archer works toward Olympic dream

July 12, 2019

A 15-year-old girl staying in Carson Valley hopes to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. TaraRose Lee hails from Idaho, but she and her mother are staying here while she prepares for the first round of...


Cultural Awareness Conference scheduled for July 18 at CVI
Cultural Awareness Conference scheduled for July 18 at CVI

July 12, 2019

The Washoe Tribal Health Center, Healing Center, and Cultural Resources Department join with the local Suicide Prevention Network to provide the third annual Cultural Awareness Conference on July 18. This event is free and open...


Managing pests around your house
Managing pests around your house

July 12, 2019

The word “pest” means different things to different people: weeds that are never-ending, insects on plants or in houses, plant diseases of all types, mushrooms in a lawn or critters digging up a garden or...



Nearly a ton of trash picked up after Tahoe Fourth
Nearly a ton of trash picked up after Tahoe Fourth

July 11, 2019

This year’s Fourth of July celebration left more trash on Lake Tahoe’s beaches than each of the previous three years. The League to Save Lake Tahoe reports that 315 people volunteered along the shoreline of...


Lake Tahoe water level reaches legal limit
Lake Tahoe water level reaches legal limit

July 11, 2019

Lake Tahoe is nearly at its legal capacity. The water level in the lake was at 6,229.02 feet Tuesday morning, according to numbers from the U.S. Geological Survey. That puts the level just shy of...


Judges delay two trials set for this month

July 11, 2019

Two trials scheduled for July were vacated this week, delaying but not reducing the anticipated busy schedule for this year. A trial scheduled to begin on Tuesday was delayed until Nov. 19. Defendant John Hamrick,...


Bird blamed for Tuesday outage
Bird blamed for Tuesday outage

July 10, 2019

A bird in a substation is being blamed for a more-than-four-hour outage that affected nearly 2,500 NV Energy customers at its peak. The outage was first reported at 10:10 a.m. Power was restored at 1:50...


Zephyr Point building dedication on Sunday
Zephyr Point building dedication on Sunday

July 10, 2019

The dedication of the Dobbins Hall Building at Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe takes place 1:30 p.m. Sunday. In its present location since 1924, Zephyr Point began serving Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area and...