Good Morning, Carson Valley!

Photo courtesy of Gary Jessup/ Instagram: Sunrazesfromthesky33

by Joey Crandall,

The Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School marching band was practicing its paces through my neighborhood yesterday. They are playing Smashmouth’s “All-Star” for parade competitions this year.

My first thought was how cool it was that a school band would play something so current. My second thought just about rocked me to me core: Most kids in the band hadn’t been born yet when the song was released in May of 1999.

This came on the heels of watching Forrest Gump Tuesday night, with the stunning realization that next summer the movie will be 20 years old.

The collection of events was hammered home late last night when my back locked up while playing with my children. While I lay face down on the bed, arms sprawled out and unable to move, my wife asked what was wrong.

“Smashmouth is older than all the middle schoolers,” I moaned with a voice muffled by blankets.

Time goes too fast.

In any case, it’s chilly and windy today, with a high of 56 and winds gusting up to 25 mph.

Gary Jessup sent in another brilliant picture of last night’s sunset. He maintains a healthy Instagram account with many sunrises and sunsets in the area. You can find him at Sunrazesfromthesky33.

Western Nevada College will offer a tour of its technical and manufacturing programs from 5 to 8 p.m. as part of the region’s celebration of National Manufacturing Day. Anyone attending all sessions will have a chance to win one of two WNC course scholarships, a book
scholarship, or other prizes. Admission is free.

The Douglas volleyball teams will be at Hug this afternoon and evening and the Tiger freshman and JV football teams will be at Galena.

The Douglas tennis teams will be taking on Damonte Ranch this afternoon at 3 p.m. with the boys traveling to South Reno and the girls playing in Minden.

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