Good Morning, Carson Valley: Dec. 6


by Joey Crandall,

Ron Harpin’s fireworks photos from last night became the 1,000th story we have posted to Carson Valley Times since opening on July 1st.

Douglas county’s Melissa Blosser just missed the cut at 1,001, with her great story on the county roads crew.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 10 p.m. tonight, with 1-3 inches of snow expected. If you’re headed out to the various Christmas kickoff events, bundle up. High today is just 33 degrees, and it will fall quickly from there. Tonight’s low is 21 degrees.

It’s a busy day around the Valley, so we’re just going to post the calendar:

Toy Exhibit:  The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park’s annual exhibit of vintage toys and games, “Home Ranch for the Holidays,” is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and presents children’s playthings from the 1860s through the 1940s. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 16 and younger, and free for members of the Friends of Dangberg Home Ranch. Reservations are not needed. Information, or 775-783-9417.

Scolari’s Customer Appreciation Party: A potluck gathering of former employees and customers of the Scolari’s Food & Drug will be at 5 p.m. in the upstairs room at Sharkey’s Casino.

Gazebo Lighting: The Gazebo in Minden Town Park will be officially light up for the 2013 Christmas season at 6 p.m. There will also be a German Weihnachts Festival (Christmas Festival) Marketplace on Fifth Street between Esmeralda and Mono Avenue. There will be live music, fire pits and marshmallow roasts with complimentary cookies and hot cider. There will also be free pictures with Santa Claus.

Genoa Tree Lightning: Scheduled for 6-6:15 p.m. with a visit from Santa at the corner of Nixon St. and Main St. in Genoa.

CVAC Concert: The Carson Valley Arts Council will host a concert featuring the Toccata Orchestra and Chorus with Excerpts from Handel’s Messiah at St. Gall Catholic Church starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the CVAC ticket office, 1572 Highway 395, Minden or call 775-782-8207 or

Girls Basketball: Douglas vs. Heritage at Reno High School, Spanish Springs Invitational, 6 p.m. (JV vs. Reno at Reno, 6 p.m.; Freshmen vs. Reno at Reno, 7:30 p.m.)

Boys Basketball: Douglas at Wild West Shootout, Manogue, TBA.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there, and have a great day!

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