Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Two New K-9 Officers

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed two new members — two canines recently purchased and now receiving training. One...

Increased Water In Valley Brings Increase In Mosquitoes

Staff & Douglas County Reports · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Increased water throughout Douglas County due to the heavy precipitation throughout the winter and spring has kept the Douglas County Mosquito Abatement General...

Carson City Man, Woman Identified As Deceased In July 4 Crash On Kingsbury Grade

Courtesy of the Nevada High Patrol  GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — On Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at approximately 9:26 p.m., Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers were called to respond to Kingsbury Grade approximately 2 miles up from...

Crews Contain Half-Acre Wildland Fire Off Buckeye Wednesday Night

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — East Fork Fire Protection District crews contained and mopped up a half-acre fire along the dirt extension of Buckeye Road into the Pine Nuts from East...

Kingsbury Reopen Following Fatal Crash Tuesday Evening

Staff Reports GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Nevada Highway Patrol reports two people were killed in a head-on vehicle crash on Kingsbury Grade Tuesday evening. Two more were transported via helicopter from the scene for...

Victim In Saturday Hit-And-Run Identified

Courtesy of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office MINDEN, Nev. – On July 1, 2017 at around 5 a.m., the Nevada Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office arrived at Fremont Ave south of Johnson...

Jacks Valley Road Reopens, Crews Halt Forward Progress Of Foothill Fire (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Staff Reports · 1 min read GENOA, Nev. — Crews responded to a fire in Jacks Valley near the Genoa Lakes Golf Ranch shortly after 4:05 p.m. Monday afternoon. Initial size-up of the wind-driven fire was...

National Weather Service Issues Fire Weather Watch For July 5

Staff Reports · 1 min read RENO, Nev. — The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Northern Nevada and the surrounding region effective Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening as thunderstorms and...

Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 3

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Look for a high of 93 degrees today, matched again on Tuesday for Independence Day. That’ll be about as cool as it gets this...

Pedestrian Killed In Apparent Hit-And-Run At Fremont & Johnson Lane

Courtesy of the Nevada Highway Patrol On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at approximately 5:00 am, Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Fremont Street and Johnson Lane (Minden)...

Carson Ranger District Institutes Temporary Ban On Target Shooting In Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Courtesy of the Carson Ranger District · 2 min read CARSON CITY, Nev. – Due to the risk of wildfires, the Carson Ranger District will be instituting a temporary shooting restriction, effective June 30 through...

Sheriff’s Town Hall To Launch Series Of DCSO Radio Appearances July 7

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with radio personality Jon Sanchez of KOH 780 am for a series of...

Victim Identified In Highway 50 Fatal Crash At Cave Rock

Courtesy of the Nevada Highway Patrol STATELINE, Nev. — Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers were called to the area of Highway 50 near Cave Rock Monday at 4:39 p.m., for a serious injury head on...

Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association Field Day: Getting Better Every Year

by Sue Cauhape, Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association · 4 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Assn. (SIERA) finished its best Field Day in its recent history last Sunday, accumulating 1,422...

Possession & Discharge Of Fireworks Illegal In Douglas County

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 4 min read MINDEN, Nev. – The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and Sheriff Ron Pierini and members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wish...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Recruiting For Citizen Patrol Volunteers

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol is a group of volunteers who receive training, uniforms, and a partner to complete...

Sandoval Signs Bills Supporting Law Enforcement, First Responders

Courtesy of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s Office · 2 min read CARSON CITY, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval on Wednesday signed six bills into law, including two measures supporting law enforcement and first responders, a...

Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast June 18

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — The Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department (East Fork Station 6), 1450 Stephanie Way, will host a pancake breakfast June 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Proceeds...

Deputy Spencer McLaughlin Welcomed To Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. – A new deputy was sworn in on June 12, 2017 in the training room of the Minden Judicial Building surrounded...

Minden Woman Dies After Paddleboarding Accident On Upper Truckee River

Courtesy of South Tahoe Now SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A 49-year-old Minden woman died as a result of falling off her paddleboard on the Upper Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe last week....