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Turlock man in custody on 2014 thefts
Turlock man in custody on 2014 thefts

May 25, 2019

A Turlock, Calif., man, who is accused of a rash of 2014 thefts, is in Douglas County custody. Thomas Paul Reed IV, 35, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday and ordered held in...


A message that sinks into our hearts
A message that sinks into our hearts

May 25, 2019

There is a wonderful and powerful worship song with that title that we sing quite often. I think many times we sing songs and fail to let the words and the message sink into our...


Census less than a year away

May 25, 2019

Census estimates showed Clark County added the equivalent of Douglas County’s population between 2017 and 2018. Estimates released on Thursday show Douglas had 48,467 people on July 1, 2018, up from 48,018 in 2017 and...


Monitor Pass reopens for 3-day weekend
Monitor Pass reopens for 3-day weekend

May 25, 2019

Monitor Pass between Topaz and Markleeville reopened on Friday morning, while Highway 4 between Raymond Meadows and Alpine Lake remained closed. Highway 89 had been cleared and opened on May 16, but last week’s late-season...


Alpine girl ready to tackle the world
Alpine girl ready to tackle the world

May 25, 2019

The minute an emergency call would come over the scanner, McKinna would hop on her bike and race down to the edge of the intersection. She waited there so she could wave at her mother,...


JoAnne Skelly: Perennial pepperweed, aka ‘tall whitetop’
JoAnne Skelly: Perennial pepperweed, aka ‘tall whitetop’

May 24, 2019

Visiting the garden today at the Greenhouse Project, I was discussing perennial pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium, management with Cory King, the Project’s manager, farmer and educator. Controlling this noxious invasive weed organically is difficult. The most...


County starts work trimming master plan
County starts work trimming master plan

May 24, 2019

A slimmer, trimmer Douglas County master plan is in the works that will focus on maps indicating land use. Douglas County commissioners approved a plan on Thursday to have staff prepare revised drafts of the...


Four Douglas deputies graduate academy
Four Douglas deputies graduate academy

May 24, 2019

On Wednesday, Douglas County deputies Jeremey Cunningham, Jose Gutierrez, Stephen Graves and Joshua Hodges graduated from the State of Nevada Police Officers Standards and Training Academy. Cunningham represented the entire Academy Class as their representative...


Tip-a-Cop with CoCoMoes benefits Special Olympics
Tip-a-Cop with CoCoMoes benefits Special Olympics

May 24, 2019

On Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office joins forces with CoCoMoes Q restaurant in the Gardnerville Ranchos for a “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. Volunteers from the DCSO will be on hand to serve restaurant...


Litka named for remarkable community involvement
Litka named for remarkable community involvement

May 22, 2019

A 1998 graduate of Douglas High School, Pamela Litka received the Community Involvement award at Tuesday’s celebration of Carson Valley’s Remarkable Women. A participant in the annual Bunko for Breast Cancer event for the past...


Minden resident named remarkable mother
Minden resident named remarkable mother

May 22, 2019

Nominated by her daughter, Minden resident Jessica Radke was named a remarkable mother on Tuesday. Radke graduated from Douglas High School in 2000 and from Western Governors University in 2018. She teaches third-grade at Meneley...


Remarkable businesswoman is Carson Valley veterinarian
Remarkable businesswoman is Carson Valley veterinarian

May 22, 2019

Veterinarian Dr. Dawn Gleason operates her own mobile practice in the Carson Valley. Gleason is a graduate of Colorado State University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Having lived in Carson Valley since 2012, Gleason...


Scarselli reading specialist a Remarkable Woman to Watch
Scarselli reading specialist a Remarkable Woman to Watch

May 22, 2019

Longtime Carson Valley resident Hollie Harvey was named a remarkable woman to watch at a ceremony held at the Carson Valley Inn on Tuesday. Harvey is a Scarselli Elementary School learning strategist who successfully requested...


Paris named Remarkable veteran
Paris named Remarkable veteran

May 22, 2019

Gardnerville resident Jackie Paris was named a Remarkable veteran at Tuesday’s celebration of the Carson Valley’s Most Remarkable Women at the Carson Valley Inn on Tuesday. Paris served in Iraq for three months with the...


Fischer remarkable young professional
Fischer remarkable young professional

May 22, 2019

Gardnerville business owner Meredith Fischer was named the Young Professional in the second annual celebration of Carson Valley’s Remarkable Women. A Douglas County native, Fischer graduated from Douglas High School in 2004. She received her...


Karen Lamb named remarkable teacher
Karen Lamb named remarkable teacher

May 22, 2019

A 2000 graduate of Douglas High School, Karen Lamb came back to teach at her alma mater in 2006. On Tuesday, Lamb was named most remarkable teacher at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Since...


Douglas students receive college degrees
Douglas students receive college degrees

May 22, 2019

The first cohort of Douglas High School students received degrees through Western Nevada College’s Jump Start Program on Monday, more than two weeks before their graduation in Minden on June 6. Minden resident and Douglas...


Weather holding for first concert in Minden Park
Weather holding for first concert in Minden Park

May 22, 2019

All signs point to a Go for the first concert in Minden Park open 6 p.m. today featuring regional favorite Mumbo Gumbo. As of 3 p.m. the sun is still shining and the the chance...


Health Inspections

May 22, 2019

Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. A, B, or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted...


Centerville wreck closes 88
Centerville wreck closes 88

May 22, 2019

Highway 88 was closed for four hours after a Tuesday night wreck that resulted in injuries. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the two-vehicle collision occurred at Highway 88 and Centerville Lane at about 9...