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Garden domes arise at Zephyr Cove

November 18, 2019

With the support of the Zephyr Cove Elementary School Parent Club and a generous donation from Lisa Maloff, Amy Cranch volunteered to organize the construction of two 18-foot garden domes which are now in place...


TRPA hosting ‘Loop Road’ open house

November 18, 2019

Following the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board’s decision to approve the Highway 50 Revitalization Plan last year, planning alternatives are now coming into focus on the project. TRPA is inviting the public to an...


Flood awareness event Tuesday

November 15, 2019

Today marks 60 days since Minden last received measurable precipitation as a dry spell continues to reign in Carson Valley. With the forecast showing a slight chance of showers on Tuesday night and Wednesday, it’s...


Sheriff announces promotions

November 15, 2019

On Wednesday Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley promoted Deputy Steven Schultz to the rank of Investigator. Schultz has more than 36 years of law enforcement experience in Nevada and California. The State of Nevada Police...


Good tools make a job easier

November 15, 2019

On, off, on, off… That’s what I keep doing with our irrigation and hoses as the daytime temperatures stay warm, but with nighttime temperatures below freezing. On, water; off, open spigots and hoses and drain...



Veterans in spotlight this week

November 14, 2019

More than 400 veterans and their spouses turned out for a free spaghetti meal on Veterans Day at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. It was a busy Friday before the Veterans Day weekend, with...



TOPS celebrates 20th birthday

November 14, 2019

In 1999, in a room over Sharkey’s Casino, the Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS Chapter No. 141 was formed. The 20th anniversary finds that chapter alive and well and serving 25-plus members who now meet...


Genoans seek safer Highway 395

November 14, 2019

Genoans are hoping to get the Nevada Department of Transportation to prioritize installing acceleration lanes at the intersection of Highway 395 and Genoa Lane. Genoa Town Board members approved memos to the Nevada Department of...


New Great Life Church gets town’s blessing

November 14, 2019

A new addition to the Highway to Heaven passed muster last week after the Gardnerville Town Board approved the design of the Great Life Church, located on Centerville Lane. Pastor Larry Spivey said there are...


County denies slaughterhouse appeal

November 13, 2019

An appeal of a proposed slaughterhouse in Centerville was unanimously denied by Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday night. Citing concerns about the flood plain and a septic system that state regulators said they would have...


Valley families remember those who served

November 13, 2019

Carson Valley residents described how relatives now in Garden Cemetery served their country on Veterans Day. It was a day of two senators, with Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, describing his father’s service in the U.S....


Planning commission denies Park change

November 13, 2019

A proposed change in the master plan that would move 1,044 acres of receiving area from Topaz Ranch Estates to Carson Valley was denied 4-3 on Tuesday. Planning Commission Chairwoman JoEtta Brown joined DeVere Henderson,...



UC Davis plants more 4,000 sugar pine seedlings

November 11, 2019

UC Davis biologist Patricia Maloney and a team of researchers collected seeds from 100 sugar pine trees that survived the California drought and bark-beetle infestation that killed more 129 million other trees between 2012 and...


Elks honor Vietnam vets with steak dinner

November 11, 2019

More than 150 veterans and their guests had a steak dinner on Saturday courtesy of the Tahoe-Douglas Elks. The Elks honored veterans from World War II to the present at their dinner, held at the...


Work ahead to prepare home for wildfires

November 10, 2019

In 2003, I wrote an article on making a home firesafe. I started with this, “The raging fires in California are a terrible reminder of the wildfire risk of living in the urban-wildland interface.” Now,...


Slaughter house appeal Wednesday

November 8, 2019

During the flood of 1955, lifelong Centerville resident Julian Larrouy said he helped Roy Storke move all his dairy cows onto Centerville Lane because it was the highest spot. Larrouy moved to Centerville as a...


Park agreement clears first hurdle

November 8, 2019

The first reading of a development agreement with Park Holdings that will exchange up to 2,500 homes for the right of way for Muller Parkway was once more approved 3-2 after about four hours on...