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Douglas Sheriff’s Office hosting hunter safety class

Staff Reports

A hunter safety class is being hosted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The Saturday class at the sheriff’s office administration building, located at 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden, is certified for all ages. Anyone who passes, will receive a certificate that is valid anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The certificate allows a person to purchase a hunting license. The course will cover several topics including but not limited to, wilderness survival, gun safety, wildlife habitat and conservation, archery and hunting regulations.

Completion of a work book is mandatory prior to the class. The work book can be obtained at the sheriff’s office or purchased on line. The cost of the course is $5 unless the participant is under 18. Registration fees for students under 18 years of age will be paid for by the Carson Valley Chukar Club. This will be the last hunter safety class offered by the sheriff’s office until the spring of 2018.

The class is limited to 40 students per class and pre-registration is required. To pre-register, visit and click on Learn and Participate/Hunter Ed Class.

Call the sheriff’s administration at 782-9900 during regular working hours for more information.

Volleyball clinic starts Monday

The second session in a series of youth volleyball clinics will be held Monday through Thursday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Four days of instruction will be offered for girls and boys in third through eighth grades during the clinics, which are directed by Dan Hannah and Rick Jenkins with support from the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.

Group instruction, active drills, video feedback, on-court personal training, and competitive situations will be used to help students develop volleyball skills in the participants.

The beginners section will be held each day from 8-10 a.m. at a cost of $50.

The intermediate section will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a cost of $80.

Advanced students will receive instruction from 1-3 p.m. at a cost of $100.

Contact Hannah at or at 265-1711 for more information.

Sign-ups are also taken at the parks and recreation department.

Youth tennis class at Zephyr Cove

A six-day tennis class is being offered for youth ages 4-12 at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club starting Tuesday through Thursday next week and concluding on Aug. 8-10.

Instruction is provided by Dave Nostrant, who has been teaching for more than 30 years and is in his first year at Zephyr Cove.

Sessions for 4-7 year olds will be held from 1-1:30 p.m. each day and 8-12 year olds will be on the courts from 2-3 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a racket, water and sunscreen and wear non-marking shoes.

The cost is $35 for the younger age group and $75 for the older kids. Space is limited.

Visit to register.

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is located on Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove.

Carson Valley junior golf starts Tuesday

Carson Valley is offering a junior program for players 6 to 14 years of age on Tuesday and Thursday.

The program costs $135 and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The program is being conducted by Beau Server, head golf pro, and includes instruction, clubs, course time and lunch.

Call 265-3181 for information.

Lacrosse fundraiser, clinic on Aug. 5

A fundraiser/clinic is being hosted by the Douglas Lacrosse Club of Carson Valley on Aug. 5 in Gardnerville.

The club, which fielded its first High Sierra Lacrosse high school level girls team this spring, will hold a car wash from noon-2 p.m. in the Yogurt Beach parking lot. T-shirts will also be sold as part of the fundraiser.

Yogurt Beach will donate a percentage of its proceeds on sales between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to help with equipment and other costs, according to club coach Daunelle Wulstein.

Also, a youth lacrosse clinic will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at Stodick Park for girls 13-17 years of age who are interested in playing lacrosse next year. Among the staff members will be Douglas assistant coach Emily Fulstone, who played lacrosse for the University of Oregon.

There is no cost for the clinic. Anyone interested in attending may RSVP to in an email.

Girls are asked to bring water and sunscreen, and if available, a lacrosse stick, goggles, and mouthguards, Wulstein said. If not available, mouthguards will be available at a small cost, she added. Some sticks and goggles will also be available.

Carson Valley Fastpitch meeting set for Aug. 7

Carson Valley Fastpitch will hold elections for board positions on Aug. 7 at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

The Monday meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in filling a board position must submit a letter of intent no later than July 31. Applications may be emailed to or by mail to Carson Valley Fastpitch, P.O. Box 2142, Minden, 89423. Applicants will be contacted to set an interview at the organization’s Aug. 7 meeting. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory.

Call Melissa Strazi at 291-3763 or Patti Snyder at 265-6447 for information.

Adult soccer league registration continues

Registration is under way for the parks and recreation department adult open soccer league.

The deadline is Aug. 25. The cost is $550 through Aug. 15 and $600 after that date.

Team rosters are limited to 20 players (the minimum age is 18) and each team will play eight regular season games.

Games will be on Sundays at Carson Valley Middle School starting on Aug. 27.

Pancreatic cancer fundraiser on Sept. 16

Three sports — golf, running and power lifting — will be featured on Sept. 16 when the Carson City Kiwanis Club presents its fourth annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.

In addition to the golf tournament, which is a four-person scramble scheduled for a 9 a.m. start , a 5K fun run is set for 8 a.m. and the Carson City Bench Press Championships from 7-9 a.m.

The golf tournament fee is $90 per player, which includes range balls as well as lunch and prizes. Lunch tickets for guests can be purchased for $10. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

The 5K registration is $30 and $10 for the kids half-mile 12-and-under fun run. Registration for the bench press event is $10 for three lifts, with a variety of categories available.

Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network as well as the Carson City Kiwanis scholarship fund.

Contact Robey Willis at for information.