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Target shooting blamed in Topaz Ranch Estates fire

August 22, 2019

Gardnerville, Nev. — Target shooting is being blamed for a fire burning in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates. Acreage on the Canyon Fire was revised to 441 acres after better mapping, according to the...


The Aug. 21 R-C Morning Report

August 21, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — July was a hot month for Douglas County workers, with only 3.9 percent on the unemployment rolls. According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, that equals 937 people, with 22,922...


800-acre fire threatens Topaz Ranch Estates

August 21, 2019

The first big wildfire broke out in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates on Wednesday afternoon. The 800-acre Canyon Fire was first reported at about 1:45 p.m. by multiple residents. The fire was burning in...



County may revisit Park decision

August 23, 2019

A decision to move 1,044 acres of receiving area from Topaz Ranch Estates to Carson Valley could be reconsidered at county commissioners Sept. 5 meeting. County commissioners are scheduled to hear a final report from...


The Aug. 22 R-C Morning Report

August 22, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — The voluntary evacuation order has been lifted for parts of Topaz Ranch Estates as the Canyon Fire laid down overnight. Nearly 200 firefighters will work on the fire today in anticipation of...


Inmate walks away from conservation camp

August 20, 2019

Authorities are looking for a minimum security inmate who walked away Sunday from the Stewart Conservation Camp located outside Carson City. James Park, 51, was found missing during an institutional count at the camp, according...


Rapist sentenced to life in prison

August 19, 2019

Minden, Nev. — An admitted rapist received life in prison with the possibility of parole after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a Gardnerville woman earlier this year. The victim called Daniel Joseph Aguilar, 35,...



The Aug. 25 R-C Morning Report

August 23, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — The Volunteer Expo was bustling with 279 potential volunteers on Thursday night, according to the 2019 Leadership Class. There were 42 different booths crowded into the Community & Senior Center Dining Room....


Murder trial set for next month postponed

August 20, 2019

A trial in the death of a Gardnerville Ranchos man scheduled for next month has been postponed. Adam A. Bernard, 41, is claiming self-defense in the July 8, 2017, beating of Brian Cook, who died...



Barbecue starts Ruhenstroth house fire

August 23, 2019

A Friday evening cook-out turned into a house fire in Ruhenstroth, south of Gardnerville. Firefighters responded to the structure fire at about 5:20 p.m. Bystanders extinguished the barbecue that started the blaze, but the fire...


Woman faces theft charges in burglaries

August 17, 2019

A Fairfield, Calif., woman is in Douglas County custody multiple theft charges. Briana T. Williams, 23, was arrested on a Tahoe Township Justice Court warrant issued in April. She faces two counts of burglary, one...


Airport project clear for landing

August 22, 2019

It is nearly nine years since Douglas County voters narrowly lifted a weight limit at Minden-Tahoe Airport and in that time a dozen projects worth $15 million have been completed. Last week county commissioners agreed...


Vaping linked to severe respiratory attacks

August 20, 2019

Alpine County’s Public Health Officer is warning residents that 20 cases of severe respiratory issues have been reported in California associated with vaping. Dr. Richard O. Johnson said that since June cases have been reported...


Man accused of sexual assault

August 22, 2019

A California man was arrested at Lake Tahoe on charges of attempted rape and felony domestic battery on Sunday night. Bryan A. Meehan, 43, of San Diego was taken into custody in Roundhill at 9:54...


Thief sent to prison 5 years after crime discovered

August 22, 2019

A man who said he moved to Carson Valley to get away from crime-ridden California was sentenced on three felonies Monday. Thomas Reed IV, 35, received a 28-72-month prison sentence after he admitted to charges...


Longtime resident killed in Holbrook collision

August 23, 2019

Topaz Ranch Estates resident Jon Justin Trent was identified by the Nevada Highway Patrol as the person killed in a single vehicle rollover near Holbrook Junction on Aug. 16. The crash occurred off Highway 208...