by Joey Crandall, email@example.com Follow @joeycrandall
GARDNERVILLE, Nev., March 4, 2015 – Demolition on the house behind the Overland Hotel began Tuesday, presumably to make way for parking at the new Overland when it re-opens. It caused quite a debate on our social media channels.
Our stance remains the same: We love history, we really, really do. And it is sad to lose the structures that help define this community. But the problem with history is that it is old, and old in construction can prove to be costly and dangerous to remedy. All of the structures we’ve lost in the past year, with the exception of the East Fork Hotel, were also on the sales block in the past year. Outside of ponying up to buy, remodel and restore the properties in question ourselves, it’s tough to question those that did.
We talked at length with a couple over the summer that had a high interest in moving and restoring the East Fork. They came out, took a look at it, and said outside of tearing it down and building it back up, there was no way to do it. Our guess is it would have been much the same with a number of these other structures we’ve lost in the past six months.
Let’s not forget the end goal here across the board is rebuilding thriving and longstanding businesses in the heart of Gardnerville. That means jobs, and it means foot traffic for the other businesses on Main Street.
Along those lines, a job fair for the newly-remodeled Sharkey’s Casino has been set for March 14 in the Picon Room at Carson Valley Inn. You can read more about that here.
Speaking of reading, we are very happy to report all of our headlines are back to a reasonable and readable size. It took us 48 hours, but we got there.
Douglas County Public Library hosts toddler storytime (18 months to 3 years old) at the Minden branch, 1625 Library Lane, today at 10:30 a.m.
The Minden Town Board meets tonight at the CVIC Hall in Minden at 5:30 pm.
In today’s weather, brought to you by Sierra Chef, look for clear skies with a high of 50 degrees and winds between 5 and 10 mph. Overnight low is set at 19 degrees. The clear skies will stick around through at least next Tuesday with temperatures reaching close to 70 degrees early next week.
Sierra Chef’s next cooking class will be March 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Italian Hearts Pasta Sauces Kitchen, 1425 Industrial Way in Gardnerville. Chef Diane Weidinger of Heart Rock Herb & Spice is the guest instructor, covering spice blending for dishes such as Zucchini Feta Pancakes, Mini Beef Sliders, Honey Glazed Carrots and more. Ability level is for beginner adults (over 21) for the hands-on instructional session. Class size limit is 12 and cost is $75 per per person. To sign up for the class, visit this link.
After spending a little too much time kicking the computer trying to make the headlines bigger over the past few days, we have a ton of stories to get to today. Well, maybe not a ton, but at least a few. Keep an eye out for those.
That’s a full lid for now. Take care out there and have a great day.
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