3.5 Earthquake Registered Near Double Springs Flat

Staff Reports · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports a brief, magnitude 3.5 earthquake was recorded 1 mile south east of Double Springs Flat at 9:36 p.m. Friday. A cluster...

East Fork Fire Protection District Ready To Launch New Volunteer Opportunities

Courtesy of the East Fork Fire Protection District · 5 min read ​​ MINDEN, Nev. — After several years of struggling to maintain its volunteer firefighting forces following the traditional model of deployment and...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Swears In Deputy Marisa Irby

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. – A new deputy sheriff was sworn in by Undersheriff Paul Howell on June 5, 2017. Deputy Marisa Irby grew up...

Crews Respond To Three Wildfires In Area, 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Double Springs Flat

Staff Reports · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Crews responded to three separate fires Tuesday afternoon around Carson Valley. The Payne Fire, located a mile east of Highway 88 in the southwest part of the...

Douglas County Community & Senior Center Receives Emergency Generator

by Melissa Blosser, Douglas County Community Relations · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Douglas County Community & Senior Center received a 125 KW generator for backup emergency power on May 18. The generator will...

Power Restored After Tuesday Afternoon Outage In Gardnerville, Ranchos

Staff Reports · 1 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — NV Energy reports 2,841 customers lost power in Gardnerville and the Ranchos due to equipment failure starting at approximately 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Most of those had...

Crews On Scene Of Lightning-Caused Fire In Fay Canyon

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — East Fork Fire and the USFS responded to a lightning strike fire in the Fay Canyon area Monday evening. As of 9...

East Fork Fire Protection District Adopts Budget

Courtesy of the East Fork Fire Protection District · 5 min read MINDEN, Nev. — For the first time in its 36 year history, the East Fork Fire Protection District adopted its final budget for the...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Reports Recent Increase In Local Vehicle Burglaries

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public of an increase in vehicle burglaries in Douglas County recently. There...

Rollover Closes Kingsbury Grade Tuesday Evening

Courtesy of East Fork Fire Protection An injury accident closed Kingsbury Grade Tuesday evening around 9:30 p.m. after a male driver lost control of his vehicle and rolled approximately 100 feet down an embankment....

Scenes From The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Open House (PHOTOS)

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office hosted a community open house Thursday evening, displaying and demonstrating its facilities, equipment and many services offered. East Fork Fire, Nevada...

Though Not Imminent, Potential For Highway 395 Flooding Remains

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com  · 4 min read There is a possibility that the record-level snowpack still stored up in the Sierras, given a continued gradual snowmelt from moderate temperatures, could easily pass underneath...

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Nets 18 Boxes Of Medication

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. – On April 29, 2017 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office participated in the Drug Enforcement’s Drug Take Back Day which was Saturday, April...

Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association HAMs Join Safety Day Demonstrations May 13

Courtesy of Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association · 1 min read The Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Assn., (SIERA) will bring their mobile unit to demonstrate how amateur radio helps during local emergencies. Saturday, May 13,...

Flood Advisory Remains In Effect Through Friday In Carson Valley

Staff Reports · 3 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Update 6 a.m., Monday — The main stem of the Carson River between Genoa and Carson City eased back from monitor stage Sunday evening as all points upstream continued...

Temporary Flood Barrier Installed Near Aspen Mobile Home Park

Staff & Douglas County Reports · 2 min read GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Increased snowmelt throughout the week at higher elevations has brought with it across-the-board rises on local streams, ditches and sloughs, as well as...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Open House May 10

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 2 min read MINDEN, Nev. — The employees of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office invite the public to visit the DC Judicial Building located at 1038...

Scenes From The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run 2017 (PHOTOS)

Staff Reports · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. — Law Enforcement officers around Nevada kicked off the the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run in Las Vegas on April 26. Since then, a baton carrying names...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Deputy Tyree Holdridge

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 1 min read MINDEN, Nev. – There’s a new deputy sheriff in town and his name is Tyree Holdridge. Deputy Holdridge grew up in Gardnerville and...

Law Enforcement Memorial Run To Pass Through Carson Valley Wednesday

Staff Reports · 1 min read Law Enforcement officers around Nevada kicked off the the Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run in Las Vegas on April 26. Since then, a baton carrying names of the 130...