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Douglas sees third coronavirus death

A third Douglas County death related to the coronavirus outbreak was reported on Saturday evening. East Fork Fire Marshal Amy Ray reported six new cases and five recoveries in the county. As of Saturday night,...


Walker poet loses life in Mountain View fire

Eastern Sierra poet Sallie Joseph was identified as the victim of the Mountain View Fire. The Mono County Sheriff’s reported that the 69-year-old was found in the remains of her Lone Company Road home. Joseph...


Judge confirms slaughterhouse denial

Douglas County’s denial of a slaughterhouse at Centerville was upheld in court this week. Visiting Judge Janet Berry ruled that the county commissioners unanimous decision was supported by substantial evidence and was not an abuse...


Quick reaction saves home in Mottsville fire

A garage owned by longtime Carson Valley car collector Dick Clark was destroyed in Tuesday’s fire near the base of Kingsbury Grade, but firefighters were able to save the house. Clark previously lost a home...


Tiger named educator of the year

Minden third-grade teacher Colin Kvasnicka starred as Macbeth in the Scottish play while a Douglas High drama student in 2003. Seventeen years later, the one-time actor who grew up in Carson Valley, was recognized as...


Master Plan update approaches finish line

The chairman of the Douglas County Planning Commission defended the public outreach conducted as part of the update of the master plan on Thursday. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the final plan on...


One person dead in 21,000-acre Walker fire

One person is dead and scores of structures have been destroyed in a Tuesday wildfire driven by howling winds through Walker south of Gardnerville. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was a fatality related...



The Nov. 23, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — Firefighters have a line around 70 percent of the Mountain View Fire burning down in Walker. Residents were allowed back on their property on Sunday morning to salvage what they can. Full...


Help sought for residents displaced by Walker fire

As the impact of the 29,000-acre wildfire that raged through Walker on Tuesday is being assessed, friends and relatives of residents who lost their homes went online with fundraisers. An Antelope Valley volunteer was fighting...


An old-fashioned cattle drive comes to life

“Cows are a’comin.’” It sounds like a Willie Nelson song, doesn’t it?  I just drove up the road to see if the annual cattle drive has arrived.  Nope, not yet. Dean Heller’s field is where all 675...


The Nov. 20, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — The Genoa Town Offices are closed through the end of the month after Town Manager J.T. Chevallier announced he tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday.  Douglas County saw 15 new cases...







Health officials concerned by Thanksgiving gatherings

Health officials are concerned that small Thanksgiving gatherings could increase the number of coronavirus cases. “Small gatherings of friends and family have attributed to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the Quad-County Region,” according to...


Making memories in the kitchen

Something has happened to my ability to track the passage of time because yesterday was the start of summer and next week it’s Thanksgiving. I thought I might be having a Rip Van Winkle moment...