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Potential consolidation concerns Tahoe parents
Potential consolidation concerns Tahoe parents

May 25, 2019

The departure of the principals of both Douglas County’s Lake Tahoe schools raised parents’ concerns about the future of education. More than 100 parents packed a meeting on Monday night in preparation for Tuesday’s school...


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...


School board waits for other budget shoe to drop

May 25, 2019

Despite not knowing quite what their revenues are going to be, Douglas County School Board trustees approved a $90.8 million budget on Tuesday. “We still don’t have an answer on what the Legislature is going...


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...


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,...


Rummage sale today at St. Teresa of Avila’s
Rummage sale today at St. Teresa of Avila’s

May 25, 2019

The Women’s Guild and Save the Holy Innocents Group of St. Avila’s holds their first rummage sale this weekend. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Collectibles, household items, jewelry, clothes and antiques have been donated...


Gardnerville MMA fighters battle in Reno
Gardnerville MMA fighters battle in Reno

May 25, 2019

David Park and Ray Carnwright held their own against younger and more experienced fighters at “Fight to Win 113” held at the Reno Ballroom last Saturday. Park and Carnwright represented Team Fujii/ Machado Jiu Jitsu...



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...


Gardnerville students painting mural
Gardnerville students painting mural

May 24, 2019

Gardnerville Elementary School students are filling in what amounts to Carson Valley’s biggest coloring book. A mural is being colored in by students after artist Alanna McDaniel drew on the walls near the school garden....


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...


The May 24 R-C Morning Report

May 24, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — According to the Census estimate released on Thursday, Douglas County was at 48,467 people, making it the sixth of Nevada’s 17 counties. Clark County added roughly that same number of people in...


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...


The May 23 R-C Morning Report

May 23, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — Presale tickets for the Carson Valley Days Carnival are available at Raley’s, Accolades Trophies and Nevada State Bank for $20. The tickets are only good June 7-9, so don’t try to use...


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...