Rural Character Photo Contest Accepting Entries

Staff Reports · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and GreenACTnv are conducting a photo contest seeking images within Douglas County the depict rural character. Entrants can win up to $300 for their entry. Photos will be accepted between Aug. 1-31. All entries must include a descriptive caption. The caption is equally as important as the photo and will be … Continue reading Rural Character Photo Contest Accepting Entries

Douglas High Grad Joe Girdner Takes The Reins As New Principal

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 5 min read MINDEN, Nev. — It’s been 25 years since Joe Girdner walked the halls of Douglas High School as a student. “Honestly, there’s not a lot that has changed,” he said, sitting in the school’s conference room during his first official day on campus as Douglas High’s new principal last week. Granted, the campus has gone several major physical … Continue reading Douglas High Grad Joe Girdner Takes The Reins As New Principal

Airbus Perlan Mission II Reaches New High Altitude In Pursuit Of World Aviation Record

Courtesy of Airbus Perlan Mission II · 4 min read EL CALAFATE, Argentina – Airbus Perlan Mission II, an initiative to fly a glider without an engine to the edge of space and which has a hangar based at the Minden Tahoe Airport,  this week reached a new high altitude in its second season of flight testing in El Calafate, Argentina. Pilots Jim Payne, Morgan Sandercock, … Continue reading Airbus Perlan Mission II Reaches New High Altitude In Pursuit Of World Aviation Record

Author Bonnie Boice Nishikawa To Speak On Nevada State Children’s Home At Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Aug. 6

Courtesy of the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park · 3 min read MINDEN, Nev.- Author Bonnie Boice Nishikawa will speak on her book The Nevada State Orphans/Children’s Home: My Life as a “Home” Kid at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday, August 6, at 10 a.m. The Nevada State Orphans Home at Carson City was authorized in 1869 by the legislature with construction beginning … Continue reading Author Bonnie Boice Nishikawa To Speak On Nevada State Children’s Home At Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park Aug. 6

Minden Block Party To Benefit Local Charities & Non-Profits Aug. 18

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 3 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Come Aug. 18, a pair of summer event fundraisers will join forces to throw one big block party in downtown Minden. Mike Schiller’s 2017 Main Street Event car show — an event with roots in the Valley going back 29 years — will line Esmeralda Avenue from 4 p.m. into the later hours of the … Continue reading Minden Block Party To Benefit Local Charities & Non-Profits Aug. 18

Johnson Lane Residents Invited To Drainage Master Plan Meeting

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. – Johnson Lane residents are invited to learn about the Johnson Lane Area Drainage Master Plan (ADMP) on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the CVIC Hall in downtown Minden. Past flood experiences, comments, and concerns from residents are welcome and needed in order to create a comprehensive drainage master plan for Johnson Lane. The … Continue reading Johnson Lane Residents Invited To Drainage Master Plan Meeting