Kirkwood summer activities kickoff Friday |

Kirkwood summer activities kickoff Friday

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Kirkwood summer activities to kick off

Summer adventures at Kirkwood kickoff on Friday, July 4, offering guests ample outdoor recreational opportunities including mountain biking, hiking, disc golf and horseback riding.

The Alpine County resort also hosts several popular events such as the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, the 13th annual Kirkwood Wildflower Festival and the 13th annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off.

The resort will be open for summer operations through Aug. 31. Lift accessed hiking and biking will be available on weekends from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fun Fridays return at Carson Valley Golf Course

Fun Fridays are returning to the Carson Valley Golf Course.

The special for players includes a regular adult green fee (9 or 18 holes) as well as a complimentary barbecue lunch at the new patio area. Season pass holders, Carson Valley Club members and multi-play ticket golfers may have lunch for $5.

Call the Carson Valley Golf Course at 265-3181 for information.

Volunteer football coaches needed

Volunteer coaches are needed for the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department Youth NFL Flag Football Program. The program includes 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 year old divisions for boys and girls. Coaches’ application and background checks are required for all coaches and must be received by Aug. 8.

Games will be held on Saturdays at Stodick Park in September, October and November.

Visit or call 782-9828 for information.

Minden Ranch Rodeo Aug. 2-3

The Minden Ranch Rodeo — the “Buckaroo Fest” — will be held as part of the State of Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair celebration at Fuji in Carson City on Aug. 2-3.

Minden Ranch Rodeo, which originated in 1999, is sanctioned through the Western States Ranch Rodeo Association. All qualifying ranch teams and top 15 individual event contestants will be invited to compete at the annual WSRRA National Finals Rodeo held the first week of November in Winnemucca.

The list of events includes ranch bronc riding, women’s steer roping, calf roping, team roping, double mugging, ranch horse, branding, doctoring, trailer loading and wild cow milking.

Proceeds are used to establish scholarships for local area high school rodeo youth and other charitable organizations. Visit for information.

Genoa Peak Madathon on Aug. 9

Registration is now open for the second annual Genoa Peak Madathon which will be held on Aug. 9.

Presented by Ascent Runs, the “Completely Mad” Madathon — a 26.2-mile full marathon from Genoa to the top of Genoa Peak, is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. from Genoa Park. The registration is currently $110 ($120 after July 9).

The “Only Half Mad” half-marathon — 13.1 miles that will take runners part way up the mountain — starts at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $75 ($85 after July 9).

Visit for information.

Genoa Lakes hosts Wounded Warrior golf

Registration is now open for the Genoa Open Golf Tournament for Warriors on Aug. 11 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

The tournament, billed as the “World’s Largest Golf Outing” to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Wounded Warrior Project, is a four-person scramble on the Genoa Lakes Ranch Course. A 9 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled.

The cost is $100, which includes a box lunch. Call Leslie Nixon at 760-920-0832 or Suzette Eropkin at 760-937-0453 to register for the tournament. Visit the Wounded Warrior Project website at for information.