Highway 395 Reopens As Crews Gain Foothold On Slinkard Fire

Staff Reports TOPAZ, Calif. — Update, 10 a.m., Saturday —  Highway 395 has reopened to traffic in both directions near the Nevada state line. #slinkardfire from my front yard. Worth watching this video. pic.twitter.com/L2qu5krAPS —...

Douglas County Food Health Inspections: Aug. 24

Staff Reports · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. — This week’s Douglas County food health inspections appear below. Up this week: Capisce?; Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino; Eagles Nest; The Butcher’s Choice Of Nevada; Chef’s...

Afternoon Lightning Strikes Keep Fire Crews Busy

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — An afternoon thunderstorm sparked multiple small fires across Carson Valley Tuesday, as well as a 150-acre fire near Voltaire Canyon in Carson City. East Fork Fire...

East Fork Fire & Regional Agencies Tackle Busy Saturday Slate Of Calls

by Scott Fraser, East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Saturday was a busy day for East Fork Fire Protection District and our surrounding agencies. Shortly before 10 a.m., units...

East Fork Firefighters Tackle Quarter-Acre Blaze Near Topaz Ranch Road Tuesday Evening

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On Tuesday evening, East Fork Fire Protection District crews responded to a quarter-acre fire in the area of Topaz Ranch Road...

Class Resumes At Scarselli Elementary After Crews Investigate Odor Resembling Gas

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 2 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — At 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, East Fork Fire Protection District personnel was alerted to a reported smell that resembled gas at Scarselli...

East Fork Fire Protection District Adopts 2017 Standard Of Cover

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection District · 5 min read MINDEN, Nev. — The East Fork Fire Protection District Board of Directors adopted the 2017 Standard of Cover. The document describes the service area,...

First West Nile Case Reported In Douglas County For 2017

Courtesy of CarsonNow.org · 1 min read CARSON CITY, Nev. — Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Mosquito Abatement are reporting the first human case of West Nile virus in the Carson...

Deputy Dustin Tremaine Joins Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — On July 31, 2017, Dustin Tremaine was administered his oath of office in the presence of family and friends. Deputy...

Deputy Zack Hickman Joins Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Douglas County Sheriff’s Office welcomes a new deputy sheriff.  On Aug. 7, 2017, Zack Hickman was administered his oath of office in the presence of family and friends. Deputy Hickman was raised in Douglas County and graduated from Douglas High School in 2006. Following his high school graduation Zach attended Western Nevada College and was awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice.  Deputy Hickman was hired by the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 and worked in their jail for three years and in their Patrol Division for five years. Deputy Hickman is happy to return to the Carson Valley, his home. Deputy Hickman will be assigned to the Patrol Division under the leadership of Captain Joe Duffy.

Crews Quickly Contain Quarter-Acre Mott Fire In Autumn Hills Area

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — East Fork Fire Protection crews responded to a quarter-acre, lightning-sparked vegetation fire near Autumn Hills Road and Jeannie Lane in the foothills as a thunderstorm passed...

Douglas County Recognizes Debra Gochenouer For 20 Years Of Service With 911 Emergency Services

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Debra Gochenouer, Douglas County Senior Emergency Communications Specialist for 911 Emergency Services, is celebrating twenty years in the field. Debra has...

Two Killed In Skydiving Accident Near Minden Tahoe Airport

Staff Reports MINDEN, Nev. — A pair of skydivers died Thursday morning near Minden Tahoe Airport in the area of Heybourne Road, according to emergency officials. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said two...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Officers Go Through Active Assailant Response Training

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 3 min read MINDEN, Nev. — “If you don’t think this can happen here, you’re wrong, because it already has happened here. Just up the street in Carson. And I...

Scenes From The Preacher Fire (PHOTOS)

Staff Reports · 3 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — As the plume of smoke from the Preacher Fire towered over the southeast portion of Carson Valley Monday evening, photos from our readers flooded in. We’ve...

Preacher Fire Fully Contained

Staff Reports · 4 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Updated 9 p.m., Friday — Crews wrapped up full containment on the Preacher Fire Saturday afternoon, with a final burn size of 5,333 acres. A...

Crews Contain Fire North Of Jacks Valley Road Tuesday Evening

Staff Reports · 1 min read ‪Crews contained a 3.2-acre fire near Summerhill Drive north of Jacks Valley Road near Highway 395 in Northern Douglas County Tuesday evening. First report of the fire came just...

Carson Valley Air Quality Plunges Into Hazardous Range

Staff Reports · 2 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Air quality in Carson Valley plummeted overnight into the “hazardous” range as smoke continued to pour in from the Detwiler Fire near Yosemite in California. Tuesday afternoon...

Fire Held To One Acre Near Holbrook

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection · 1 min read East Fork Fire Protection District responded to a report of a vegetation fire behind the Holbrook Trailer park shortly after noon on Saturday. The fire...

East Fork Professional Firefighters Urge Public To Review Proposed Standards Of Cover

East Fork Professional Firefighters Association & East Fork Fire Protection District Reports· 7 min read MINDEN, Nev. – Members of the East Fork Professional Firefighters Association battalion chiefs and firefighters bargaining units, in cooperation...