Fighting Wildland Fire A Community Venture

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection MINDEN, Nev. — As Douglas County remembers the 20th anniversary of the Autumn Hills fire, the East Fork Fire Protection District wants to update the public on fire department preparedness and what the public can do to better prepare for wildland fires. Battalion Chief Scott Fraser, a volunteer during the Autumn Hills fire, has seen a large improvement in how fires are … Continue reading Fighting Wildland Fire A Community Venture

Growing Up Gardnerville: The Summer Of ’96

Growing Up Gardnerville is a series of vignettes and short stories, combining the moments we’ve experienced, heard about and imagined in this wonderful Valley. It is an indulgence of the memory, Twainian in nature: It’s how it happened, clouded by years of exaggerated re-telling. The series premiered in June 2014 with “The Lake.” The places are real, some of the events are too, but names have … Continue reading Growing Up Gardnerville: The Summer Of ’96

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Asks Target Shooters To Take Extra Care To Prevent Wildfires

Courtesy of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest SPARKS, Nev. – With summer here and more people heading outdoors to enjoy the season, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest would like to remind visitors and residents in communities adjacent to the Forest to be extra cautious while engaging in activities that could start a wildfire. Weather conditions have been changing in the past couple of weeks with consistently higher … Continue reading Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Asks Target Shooters To Take Extra Care To Prevent Wildfires