Good Morning, Carson Valley!

by Joey Crandall

Welcome to one of the busiest weekends of the summer for the Valley.

The St. Gall Rummage Sale got underway about three minutes ago. It’ll continue through 5 p.m. today, and run from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The Western States Wild Horse and Burro Expo will make its Carson Valley debut today at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and will continue through Sunday. If you do, there is a $5 parking charge per car, but no ticket fee to get in the gate.

The GE Summer Concert Series continues tonight at Minden Town Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  with Savanah Blue, a southern rock revue, co-sponsored by Tahoe Ridge Winery & Bistro.

The Community Walk to Stop Diabetes will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park in Gardnerville. Information,

And the Douglas County Historical Society will host its annual Taste of the Towns fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Tasting booths will be set up in the Carson Valley Museum parking lot, and participants can walk through downtown Gardnerville and taste at participating restaurants. Tickets are on sale at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center for $25 each ($20 for members). Information, 775-782-2555.

If I forgot anything, just let me know and we can add it to the list. And wherever you end up this weekend, break out the camera, take some pictures and send your favorites to or post to our Facebook page at

We had a couple yard sales submitted for our free classified section for this weekend. You can check them out at this link. If you have a sale going on this weekend, there is still time to get it on the page. Just e-mail in about 20 words and attach a photo if you’d like.

Outside of that, it appears the smoke from the Aspen Fire in the Sierra National Forest has subsided in the Valley. As of yesterday, the fire, located near the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, had burned more than 21 square miles.

We’ve got three feature stories we’d like to get online today and then we’ll spend the weekend chipping away at our Valleypedia page. It’s still a work in progress, and likely will be for a long, long time. But our hope from the beginning has been to shape it into a comprehensive hub of information about the Valley’s history, geography and inner-workings. If you take a look at it and have items or information you’d like to add, please feel free to e-mail it in or give me a call.

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