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The July 17 R-C Morning Report
The July 17 R-C Morning Report

July 17, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — Federal fire investigators believe the Airport Fire in Alpine County was the result of an illegal campfire. Fortunately, the fire didn’t burn any structures or result in any injuries. Douglas County is...


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...


Caring Target worker saves customer from paying scammers $5,000

July 16, 2019

A fast-thinking Jacks Valley Target employee saved someone from buying a $5,000 pre-paid gift card at the request of telephone scammers. “The caring Target employee halted the transaction and notified the Sheriff’s Office,” Spokesman Sgt....


The July 16 R-C Morning Report
The July 16 R-C Morning Report

July 16, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — A quick response put down the first real wildfire of the season is fairly good order. Indian Creek Campground was supposed to open 6 p.m. Monday after being evacuated. The 21-acre fire...



Drug importer receives life sentence
Drug importer receives life sentence

July 15, 2019

A Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for drug trafficking on Tuesday. Michael Culletto, 35, was convicted by a jury on May 30 after only two hours of deliberation....


Mosquito District spraying in Genoa on Monday night

July 15, 2019

Genoans, who have been swatting swarms of mosquitoes, will get some help tonight. The Douglas County Mosquito Abatement District is scheduled to fog Genoa Lakes and Nevada’s oldest town tonight. Night fogging is typically done...


2:15 p.m. update: Alpine airport fire up to 21 acres
2:15 p.m. update: Alpine airport fire up to 21 acres

July 15, 2019

Update: A fire burning near the Alpine County Airport has reportedly grown to 21 acres. Firefighters have a handle on the blaze that sent a smoke plume visible from most of Carson Valley. East Fork...


Applicants sought for historic district, audit committees

July 15, 2019

Applications are being accepted for appointment to the Audit Committee and the Genoa Historic District Committee. The application deadline is 5 p.m. July 26. Interviews and appointments will be made at a Board of County...


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...


The July 15 R-C Morning Report
The July 15 R-C Morning Report

July 15, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — I wager East Fork is among the firefighting agencies being demobilized off the 1,151-acre Jasper Fire, which was 45-percent contained at last report. The fire’s burning near Spanish Springs and prompted evacuations...


Second red flag warning of season issued for Sunday

July 13, 2019

A red flag warning has been issued for 1-9 p.m. for low humidity and gusty wins across Western Nevada. East Fork firefighters responded to a 50-acre wildfire in Sun Valley north of Reno on Sunday...


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....


Motorcyclist injured in Carson crash

July 13, 2019

A motorcyclist was helicoptered to a Reno hospital after a crash on Highway 50 east on Wednesday night. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, two vehicles were eastbound, east of Akron Way in the fast...



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...


Ranchos vehicle fire isolated incident
Ranchos vehicle fire isolated incident

July 12, 2019

A vehicle fire that occurred at a Riverview home in the Gardnerville Ranchos was not related to a series of fires that occurred in Carson City on Wednesday morning. East Fork firefighters and Douglas County...


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...


Two new principals take charge
Two new principals take charge

July 12, 2019

A new principal has been hired to run both Whittell High and Zephyr Cove Elementary schools. Former Carlin Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Shawn Lear said he is busy moving his family back to Western...


Big tiger waiting for Douglas High students’ return
Big tiger waiting for Douglas High students’ return

July 12, 2019

There’s only a month left until Douglas County schools open for the new school year, and high school students will be returning to a new mural. Former Carson Valley resident Skye Walker returned to Carson...