Good morning, Carson Valley!
We posted a rather broad range of topics yesterday, ranging from Douglas grads Matt Thomas and Kameron Van Winkle making the decision to continue their college baseball careers at UNLV to the Valley Visioning workshop, where a prospective design plan was presented for public review at the Carson Valley Inn.
Incidentally, while we were there, we had the opportunity to tour CVI’s new outdoor events center, which is targeted for an Aug. 11 opening. When complete, it will be able to hold up to 800 spectators.
Wyatt Denny got his final National High School Finals Rodeo campaign going in style as he posted a 72 in the first round of the bareback to take the early lead in the event. With steer wrestling and cutting also on his schedule this week, he has a strong chance to compete for the all-around cowboy national title.
He’ll compete in the first round of cutting this morning, which if you’re interested, you can watch live at www.nhsratv.com. The morning performance starts at 8 a.m. (click on the link for cutting arena performance).
The Record-Courier is reporting that bail has been set at $250,000 for Gary Wilson, 44, who was the subject of a 26-h0ur man hunt in Topaz Ranch Estates last week.
According to The R-C, Wilson is accused shooting a man with a birdshot-loaded rifle, firing somewhere between five and nine times (according to differing witness reports) and causing a superficial wound to his shoulder and back. Their complete story is at this link. Wilson has been charged with attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon.
Today, we’ll be checking in on this weekend’s annual Minden Ranch Rodeo, which incidentally is conducted at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Gardnerville. Part of the proceeds from this years event will go toward a rodeo college scholarship, which has been awarded to Wyatt Denny.
We’ll be keeping tabs on Denny, and should, at some point, have a wrap-up of the weekend’s state softball tournament.
The Minden Farmers Market is tonight on Esmeralda Avenue, starting at 4 p.m.