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Sarah Drinkwine

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Board touts newsletter over comment

Even as the Douglas County School Board was proposing policy changes to minimize parents’ and public communication, trustees approved a newsletter to increase communication.

Safe Routes to school plan seeks feedback

The Safe Routes to School Action Plan could see increase in students walking and biking to school in Douglas County.

Trustee questions Gilbert contract

A contract hiring Reno attorney Joey Gilbert was questioned by the senior trustee on the Douglas County School Board.

Policy fight consumes school board

A majority of Tuesday’s seven-hour Douglas County School Board meeting was over an item that would suspend certain district bylaws and policies.

Custodian sweeps school awards

Every year Douglas County School District recognizes dedicated educators and staff during the Employee Recognition Awards.

Douglas County Rodeo sees full house over two days

The Douglas County Fairgrounds had its stands filled during the two day rodeo show Friday and Saturday.

Farmers Markets in last drop of the season

The Minden Farmers Market continues 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 26 on Esmeralda Avenue.

Rural roots link rodeo, country music star

The Douglas County Rodeo returns to the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday.

20-30 Club helps with back-to-school shopping

This year 80 children between Douglas County and Carson City were given $100 each and a volunteer to go shopping at Walmart on Topsy Lane during the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club’s annual back-to-school shopping spree Aug 26.

Nevada native bikes across America for homeless

On Sept. 3, 23-year-old Western Nevada native Zach Harris will begin to pedal more than 4,200 miles across America with a goal to raise $23.78 per mile for homeless Colombian families.

Douglas Schools back in session

School started Monday for Douglas County.

Ag Advantage sprouts in Douglas County

With more than 40 years raising livestock, growing plants and orchards, participating in 4-H and teaching, former Douglas High School teacher Robin Futch has combined her passion for agriculture and teaching to give Douglas County an Ag Advantage.

Back-to-school events encourage positivity

School starts Monday in Douglas County

Douglas declares critical teacher shortage

Douglas County schools open Aug. 21 with a critical shortage of teachers.

Attempted carjacker admits felonies

A man arrested in a May 30 attempted carjacking at Smith’s gas station admitted to armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in Douglas County District Court on Monday.

Supporters step up for Pizza, Pistols & Pooches

More than $9,000 was raised during Millennium Medical Spa’s Pizza, Pistols & Pooches event on Aug. 5 in support of the four-legged deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Hot mic incident prompts call for school board president's censure

A formal censure of Douglas County School Board President Susan Jansen is being sought in connection with a hot mic slur about a speaker at the July 19 meeting.

Minden’s National Night Out benefits DCSO Advisory Council

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office will have another fundraising opportunity Saturday at Millennium Medical Spa during the 4th annual Pizza Pistols & Pooches event.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Sierra Lutheran High School concert Aug. 19

Trinity Lutheran’s new full-time Director of Music Ministry, John Burns and Sierra Lutheran High School are spearheading an August worship concert featuring nationally recognized musicians.

Board president admits hot mic slur

School Board President admitted she used profanity towards a speaker during the July 19 special meeting.

Douglas critically short of bus drivers

With the start of school looming three weeks away, so is the urgency to fill bus driver positions districtwide.

Trinity Lutheran Preschool pedals for a cause

It was bring your bike to school day at Trinity Lutheran Preschool Friday for a Trike-A-Thon event in support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Transgender debate may have spurred attorney change

Some attending a special meeting to change the Douglas County School Board’s legal representation on Wednesday accused a majority of the board of making up their minds before the meeting.

Reno attorney Joey Gilbert hired by Douglas County School Board

Trustees Susan Jansen, David Burns, Katherine Dickerson and Doug Englekirk voted in favor of Gilbert.

Elementary schools added to Safe School program

Students and staff at two more Douglas County schools will have an extra layer of safety come fall.

Douglas School Board seeks to hire Joey Gilbert

The Douglas County School Board meets 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Douglas High School Media Center in Minden.

Methodists welcome new pastor

The Carson Valley United Methodist Church welcomed new Pastor Latu Paea recently.

Minden celebrates Fourth with barbecue

From presenting the colors to the giant inflatable slide and a free patriotic lunch, the Town of Minden fed hundreds at its Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday.

More than 300 participate in Gardnerville Freedom 5K

Reno-Sparks resident Ramona Sanchez crossed the finished line first with a time of 18.32 minutes.

Minden turns upscale New York in play

Curtains open for 'Social Security' 7:30 p.m. July 14 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

Minden hosts big barbecue for Fourth of July

Minden has a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration planned for Tuesday.

Valley’s markets and mingles kick off summer

Farmer’s markets are 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays in Minden on Esmeralda Avenue and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Park in Gardnerville.

Class of 2023 salutes Douglas High’s finest

More than 300 students between Douglas High School, ASPIRE Academy, Douglas Nevada Online and the Adult Education programs received diplomas for their dedication and accomplishments, academically and socially.

School Board to seek new legal counsel

It took the Douglas County School Board more than four hours to decide whether to modify, terminate or replace the current legal services with law firm Maupin, Cox & LeGoy, during the meeting June 13.

Real life Rosie the Riveter, Norma Sherman turns 101

Norma Sherman turns 101 today and to celebrate she wanted to be interviewed by the Record-Courier.

Driver in fatal wreck goes to prison

Family members of a woman who was ejected and killed during a rollover collision June 27, 2021, spoke out against the driver Monday.

Stormy ‘Aloha’ to Carson Valley Days

The rain held off during the Carson Valley Days Parade which brought 65 floats from Esmeralda Avenue to Lampe Park, but started shortly afterwards

Six share high school lessons

ASPIRE Academy’s ceremony is 12:30-1 p.m. at the CVIC Hall followed by Douglas High School at 5:30 p.m. on the softball field at the high school.

Firefighter’s memoir burns stereotypes

A reading of “Burnt” is 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Pink House in Genoa. Tickets are available at

Juniors defeat Seniors 12-6 in annual Mountain Madness

Seniors may have outnumbered juniors during the Powder Puff game at Douglas High School Friday, but the juniors outscored them.

Decades old school roofs to be replaced over summer break

After almost two decades of enduring leaks, Meneley and Jacks Valley Elementary Schools are getting new roofs over the summer and it’s not going to cost the Douglas County School District a dime.

Mountain Madness wraps up year

Forty-six seniors and 28 juniors will demonstrate their skill, speed and ability against each other in the 24th Powder Puff Football Game at Douglas High School on Friday.

Second felony DUI nets max sentence

An intoxicated driver involved in a Dec. 10, 2022, head-on collision that occurred on Kimmerling Road was sentenced to 6-15 years in prison on May 22.