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Table of
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7 BlazingTrails
13 KarenGoode
19 ADayintheLifeofCarsonValley
31 RidetheWind
37 TakingFlight
41 SeniorsHelpingSeniors
45 CarsonValleyCalendar
49 CarsonValleyDirectory
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Above:
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On the cover:
A glider fies over Genoa Lakes.
SHANNON LITZ
From left:
Carson Valley Middle School students learn about perspective.
PAM BREKAS
Karen Goode.
SHANNON LITZ
A gray fox watches workers on the Genoa Trail.
JEREMY VLCAN
Leslie Whorley works in the Young at Heart Gift Shop.
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Blazing
Trails
STORY BY JOYCE HOLLISTER I PHOTOS COURTESY OF JEREMY VLCAN, CARSON VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION
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t’satoughjob,andsomeonehastodoit.
Inthiscase,thejobisscoutingthebestroutefora
mountainsidetrail,andCarsonValleyTrailsAssociation
VicePresidentJeremyVlcangladlytakesiton.Hehas
beenthego-toguyforthedevelopmentoftheGenoaTrail
System,trekkingupcanyonsandcreeksides,pushingthrough
tangledundergrowthandstrikingacrossbrush-coveredslopes
insearchofthebestplacestositethetrail.
“Idomostofthescoutingbymyself,becausetheterrain
istoodiffcultformostpeople,”Vlcansaid.TheCVTAhad
around150volunteerswhohelpedbuildtheGenoaTrail
Systemlastspringandsummer,buthedidn’twanttoinjure
anyoftheminthepreliminaryprocess.

Many miles of trail were gouged out of the mountainside
by this miniature bulldozer. The Carson Valley Trails Association
contracted with Trailscape to work on the Genoa Trail System,
shown here on the upper Sierra Canyon Trail.
Trail system connects oldest town with Tahoe Rim
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“Whenyou’vegotsteepcontoursgoingfromoneridgeto
nextridge,it’sreallyhardonthekneesandthelegs,”hesaid.
“You’realwaysslippingandfalling.”
Beforethisscoutingtripcantakeplace,thereareafewkey
proceduraldetailstoconsider.Vlcanexplainedhowhetakesa
trailfromplantocompletion.
“Istherecurrentaccessonpublicland?Ifso,thatstarts
youout.Youhavetobeawareofpropertyboundaries,”he
said.“Sometimesthereareprivatelandownerswhowantyou
toputtrailsontheirland,andtherearetimes,ofcourse,when
theydon’t.”
TheterrainaboveGenoaisamosaicofsagebrush,bitter
brush,andwhiteandJeffreypines.Thetrailisonpublicland
thatabutsprivatepropertyhereandthere.Thecanyons,steep
androcky,areofteninshadow.Ridgesseemtosoaralmost
perpendiculartothesky,whereinsummerthesunburns
fercely.
“Welookedattopolinesonmaps,lookedatinteresting
featuresandsawhowthetrailcouldtieintootherexisting
trails,forinstance,theTahoeRimTrail,”Vlcansaid.“When
tyingitalltogether,weneededtobuilditonareasonable
gradesopeoplecancomfortablywalkorridebikes.”
AsheclimbedupthestreambedinGenoaCanyonlooking
forinterestingfeatures,Vlcanfounda15-footwaterfall.
“Iwalkedtheentiredrainage.Thewaterfallwasthemain
featureinthecanyon.Iwasnotexpectingtoseeanythingthat
signifcant,”hesaid.Hesitedthetrailsoitwouldcrossjust
belowthewaterfall.
Afterensuringtheproposedtrailskirtedprivate
boundaries,showedoffspecialfeaturesandmaintaineda
walkablegrade,Vlcanhangedfagsaboutevery50to100feet
ontheroute.Theapprovalphasebeganwithenvironmental
studiesbyexpertsfromtheU.S.ForestService,which
administerstheGenoatrailarea.
Wildlifebiologists,forinstance,determinedifany
habitatsmightbeaffected,andhydrologistsstudiedthe
impacttrailsmighthaveonwaterfowandsedimentation.An
archaeologicalstudylookedintowhetherNativeAmericanand
Above:
Working late last fall on a portion of the Genoa Trail System
known as the “knife ridge” are, front to back, Joni Jackson,
Liz Cataldo, Jim Klovstad and Lisa Klovstad.
Left:
Workers build a stretch of trail high above Carson Valley.
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pioneerartifactswouldbedisturbedduringtrailconstruction.
“They(theagencyexperts)walkthecorridorand
dotheirpapers.Theycometoaconclusionandmake
arecommendation,yesorno.Ifyes,theremightbea
suggestion.Ihadtomovethetrailinafewplacesbecauseof
archaeologicalsites,maybe100yards,”Vlcansaid.
Asignifcantpartoftheapprovalprocessispublicreview
oftheproposedtrail.TheU.S.ForestServiceheldtwoformal
publicmeetingsfortheGenoasystem.Anybodycouldattend
themeetings,whetherasanindividualorrepresentingan
organization.Vlcansaidthroughouttheprojectinputwasalso
gatheredthroughgeneralinteractionwiththepublic.
Onceaproposedtrailgetsthego-ahead,ithastobe
builtwithinanumberofyears,usuallyfve.TheGenoaTrail
Systemwasapprovedlateinthewinterof2011andwasabout
99percentbuiltwhenvolunteersstoppedworkinthefall.
A0.3-milesectionthatstillneededclearingwasfnishedin
midspringbeforethegrandopeninginMay.

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TheGenoaTrailSystemisacombinationofoldlogging
roadsandnewtrailsbuiltbyacontractorandasmall
bulldozerpaidforthroughgrantsanddonations.Hard-hat-
wearingvolunteerswieldinghandtoolsbuiltsomethreemiles
oftrail.AbatchofNVEnergyemployeesworkedinagroup
lastsummer,butoftenindividualsshowedupforworkdays
theirown,comingandgoingastheirtimeallowed.The
volunteersputinmorethan4,000hourslastyearalone.
Becauseofitselevation—anaverageofaround6,000
feet,rangingfrom4,900to8,450feet—thetrailsystem
offershikers,equestriansandmountainbikersspectacular
viewsoftheValley,CarsonRiverandPineNutMountains.
Wherethemountainsidesaretoosteepforcomfortandsafety,
switchbackskeepthetrailgenerallyatorbelowa10-percent
grade.Dogsareallowed,buttheymustbecontrolledbytheir
owners.
TheGenoaTrailSystemiscomprisedoftwoloops,the8.2-
mileGenoaLoopwithaccessnearthebaseofGenoaorSierra
Canyons,andthe6.2-mileEagleRidgeLoopwithaccessfrom
SierraCanyonorEagleRidge.Bothoftheseloopscouldalso
behikedasacombined10-mileloopstartingfromeitherEagle
Ridge,GenoaCanyonorwithinthetownofGenoaitself.Allof
theseoptionsrequireuserstofollowpublicroadsinandnear
Genoatocompleteeachloop.
Somehikersgoupasfarastheywishorhavetimefor,
thenreturntothetrailheadwheretheybegan.Or,hikerswith
twovehiclescanleaveacaratoneendofthetrailandbeginat
theotherforaone-waytrip.
Solidlybuiltkioskswithmapsandinformationstandat
eachtrailhead,andsignsshowdirectionswheretrailsdiverge.
ThetrailheadatGenoaCanyon,locatedatthetopof
CarsonStreet,wasaformerloggingroadsochokedwith
underbrushthatvolunteersworkedfortwoorthreedaysto
clearit.Stingingnettlesdidn’thelp.“Itwasajungleinthere.
Youcouldn’tsee10feetintoit,”Vlcansaid.
ThetrailrisingheregoesdeepintoGenoaCanyon,where
itisniceandcoolduringthesummer,andacrossbrush-
coveredridges.ThereisparkingavailableattheendofCarson
StreetatthebaseofGenoaCanyonanddispersedparking
elsewherearoundtown.
Backpackerswhoareaimingforthe168-mileTahoeRim
TrailcanbeginattheSierraCanyontrailheadandhike9.6
milestotheTRT.Asmallsectionofthistrailisalsoaformer
loggingroadandhasabridgecrossingSierraCreek.Parkingis
alongCentennialDriveatthebottomofSnowshoeLane.
TheEagleRidgetrailheadislocatedjustabovethegreen
watertankonEagleRidgeRoad.HikerscanaccesstheTahoe
RimTrailfromhere,also9.6mileswithabitlesselevation
climbthanthatinSierraCanyon.Thetrailbeginsona
midcenturyloggingroad,builtintheearly1950stoaccess
timbertowardGenoaPeak.Hikerswillfndthistrailismore
exposedandhasfewertreesthanothersectionsoftheroute.
ParkingisallowedatthetrailheadoralongEagleRidgeRoad.
TheCarsonValleyTrailsAssociationboaststhreetrail
systemsandhasplansforseveralmore,withthelong-
termgoaloflinkingthemallinthe100-mileCarsonValley
DiscoveryTrail.Laterthissummerworkmaybeginonthe
ClearCreek/JacksValleyTrailSystem,forwhichninemileshas
beenapprovedandanotherninemilesispending.
Visitcarsonvalleytrails.orgformoreinformationandto
printtheCarsonValleyTrailsAssociation’sbrochuresand
maps.

The Genoa Canyon Trailhead gets an information
kiosk courtesy of enthusiastic volunteers.
Directional signs also guide CVTA trail users.
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TheothertwoCVTAtrailsystemshavebeenpopularwith
Valleyresidentsandvisitors.Theyare:
Fay-Luther Trail System and Jobs Peak Ranch Trail
The8.9-mileFay-LutherTrailSystemwasthefrsttrail
establishedbytheCarsonValleyTrailsAssociation.Its
loopsandlineartrailsarelocatedonpubliclandorapublic
easement.About30vehiclesandhorsetrailerscanparkatthe
trailheadoffFoothillRoad.
Hikers,horsebackridersanddogwalkersarewelcome,but
thesandytrailsarediffcultforbikeriders.Vlcanrecommends
thatfrst-timehikersontheFay-Luthersystemtakethe
InterpretiveLoop,whichhassignstellingofthearea’shistory,
foraandfauna.
TheJobsPeakRanchTrail,comprisingthefrst1.5miles
oftrailfromtheJobsPeakRanchTrailhead,crossesprivate
landonaneasementandconnectswiththeFay-Luthersystem.
HorsesandbikesarenotallowedonJobsPeakRanchTrail,
anddogsmustbeleashedatalltimes.Trailusersparkata
smalltrailheadonFoothillRoad.
Bently-Kirman Tract Trail
The5.1-mileroundtriptrailoffStephanieLanehastwo
loopsandseveralspursthatmeanderthroughaworkingranch
andtopointsonthebanksoftheCarsonRiver.Walkerstravel
onmostlylevelground.Migratorybirdsappearinspring.
TheNatureConservancyacquiredaconservationeasement
frompropertyownerDonBentlytopreserveafoodplain,and
theCVTApartneredwiththeConservancy,localbusinesses,
EagleScoutsandBentlytobuildthetrail.
Earlymorningorlateafternoonarebesttimestohike
insummer,andinwinter,visitsshouldbebasedondaily
conditions.Nohorses,bikesordogsareallowed.Asmall
parkingareaislocatedatthetrailhead,ahalf-milenorthof
StephanieLaneonHeybourneRoad.■
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Karen
Goode:
STORY BY SHEILA GARDNER I PHOTOS BY SHANNON LITZ
A
ftertheaccolades,balloonsandbouquetswere
deliveredbycountyoffcialsheraldingKaren
Goode’s30yearsofservicetoDouglasCounty,the
socialservicesmanagerdidwhatshe’sbeendoing
forthepastthreedecades.
Shewentbacktowork.
RefectingontheFeb.1anniversary,Goode,55,saidsheis
surprisedhowfastthetimehasgonesince1982.

Karen Good has been helping those Douglas County
residents in need for more than three decades.
Offering a helping hand for 30 years
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Shewasa25-year-oldwifeandmotherwhensheandher
husbanddecidedtomovefromCaliforniatoraisetheir2-year-
olddaughterinasmalltown.
“WemovedintotheRanchos,andItookanyjobIcould
fnd.Iwenttoworkasanassessor’sclerkfortheDepartment
ofMotorVehicles,”Goodesaid.
Shehadsomeexperienceworkinginsocialservicesin
California.
“Oneday,outoftheblue,(formercountymanager)Bob
Hadfeldcameintotalktome,”shesaid.“Hewasareal
visionary.Hewantedtocreateasocialservicesdepartment
whentherewasn’tany.”
Therewerestatutesinplace,butnoposition.The
departmenthadthebleaknameof“indigentservices.”The
jokewasthatanyoneseekingwelfareinDouglasCountywas
givenabusticketoutoftown.
“Itwasjustmeatthattime,”saidGoode.
HerfrstoffcewasinthebasementoftheDouglasCounty
courthouse.Fromthere,socialservicesrentedoffcespacein
stripmallsinMinden,fnallysettlinginaformerphysicians’
complexonSpruceStreetinGardnerville.
Thebuildingwasrecentlyremodeledaftercommunity
healthservicesmovedacrossthestreet.
Shenowsupervisesastaffofnine.
“Asadivision,we’vecomefromamodewherewewould
justdealwithcrisesallthetime,”shesaid.“Asthestaffhas
developed,wetakemoretimetolookatwhat’scausingthe
problem.We’vetakenamoreholistic,teamapproach.”
Businesspickedupsubstantiallyforsocialserviceswhen
therecessionhitDouglasCountyandtherestofthecountryin
2007.
“Weneedtohelppeoplefndwork.Ithinkwe’reableto
lookatthecauseandhelppeoplegetpermanentlyoutofthe
problem.ThereareveryfewpeopleinNevadawhoarepoor
andwanttobepoor,”Goodesaid.
Theagencyisdealingwithpeoplewhowanttoworkand
maybeunemployedforthefrsttime.
“Iamsopleasedtogetemployeetrainingstarted,”Goode
said.“Wetelleveryone,‘It’shereforyou,too.’Peoplearemore
educated,butthey’renoteducatedinthesystem.”
She’swatchedyoungfamiliesreachthepainfuldecisionto
leaveCarsonValleytofndmoreaffordableplacestolive.
“ThesearepeoplewhogrewupintheValley.Afterthey
losetheirhouses,theyaskmeiftheyaregoingtohaveto
move.Itellthemtheyjustansweredtheirownquestion,”
Goodesaid.
She’salsoseeinganinfuxofseniorcitizensrequesting
assistance.
“Theycomeinalotmorethantheyusedto,”shesaid.“It’s
roughoutthere.”
Goodesaidsheisproudofthelowturnoveramongstaff
inthesocialservicesdepartmentdespitethehighstressjob.
“Wetrytotreateachotherreallywellandrespecteach
other,”shesaid.“It’saverydemandingjobattimes.Wewatch
eachotherforburnout.Asajoke,Iboughtmoodringsfor
everybody.”
Shecountsamongheremployeescolleagueswhoweren’t
bornwhenshecametoworkforDouglasCounty.
“Nothingismorerewardingthanwatchingtheseladies
workashardastheydo.Then,somebodycomesbackandsays,
‘Igotajob,’”shesaid.
It’snotallworkforGoode.

Karen Goode pictured with her husband Gil in their log
home along the Carson River.
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Elect Kelly Kite for Republican, Assembly District 39
“I am optimistic about our future, if we continue to build our
economy and reduce unemployment by supporting local busi-
ness growth. I have served my country, county and District 39
with a deep sense of commitment to preserve our rights and
freedoms. As your District 39 Assemblyman, I sincerely thank
you for your past support. It has been an honor to have served
you and I would appreciate your vote in the primary election.”
Please remember to vote in this important primary on June 12.
Early voting starts on May 26 and ends June 8. Thank you for
your continued confdence.
Contact me with your questions:
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HerdaughterHolly,whowas2in1982whenGoodecame
toworkinDouglasCounty,wasduetodeliverhersecond
childinearlyMay.SheandherhusbandMikearetheparents
ofCatalinawhoisthelightofhergrandparents’lives.
“Havingagrandchildchangedmealot.IneverthoughtI’d
seemyselfasagrandma.It’sreallyspecial,”Goodesaid.
SheandherhusbandGil,whomshemarriedin1998
after14yearsasasingleparent,builttheirloghomealongthe
CarsonRiverin2000.Ittook10months,andtheGoodesand
theirfriendsdidmostofthework.
ShehasbeenamemberofPastorPeteNelson’s
congregationatCarsonValleyUnitedMethodistChurchsince
1991.
“WevisitedalotofdifferentchurchesintheValley.Iknew
Peteprofessionallyfromthefoodcloset.TheUnitedMethodist
churchjustfeltlikehomeforme.”
ThesupportisreturnedbyNelson.
“Karenisoneofthemostwonderful,givingpeopleI’ve
metinmylife.Sheneversaysanythingbadaboutpeople,even
whentheydeserveit,”hesaid.
Hecalledher“theconsummateservant.”
“Sheisalwaysseekingtoservehercommunity.Shegoes
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otherprojects,oftenenlistingthehelpofherhusband.

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HewasonhandinFebruarytohonorGoodeatacounty
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Below:
Mottsville Lane view of the
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Ride the
Wind
STORY BY CARYN HALLER I PHOTOS BY SHANNON LITZ, JIM GRANT
A
mazing. That’s how I’d describe my frst glider ride
last November at SoaringNV.
It was a cold morning after the frst storm of
winter hit the Valley, but when asked what the best
time of the year to fy is, my pilot Jeffery Hazlegrove said,
“Anytime you get into the air is a good time.” Jeffrey, a master
fight instructor for SoaringNV, teaches eight months out of the
year, although the company is open year-round.
A glider over Carson Valley.
Glider ride offers different perspective on Valley
32 CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012
In the Minden area, the mountains, deserts and clouds all
combine to create perfect gliding conditions. According to Jef-
frey, there are only three places that compare to Minden; New
Zealand, South America and Africa.
“Minden’s been on the map as a soaring destination since
the 1920s. It’s world famous. If you’re racing cars you want to
go to the best track. If you’re a glider pilot, you want to go to
the area with the best conditions,” Jeffrey said. “People might
not be able to do this kind of fying in Washington or Oregon
or Germany, so they come here.”
On our way out to the glider I asked if I’d be able to take
notes while in the air. Jeffrey said I wouldn’t need to because,
“this is not something you’ll soon forget.”
Sitting on the tarmac waiting to take off I was pretty
nervous, even though I knew I was in good hands.
Jeffrey, 55, took his frst solo glider fight at age 14. He has
logged 11,700 glider fights in his career.
“It grows on you more and more and more. By the time
you do several fights it’s in your blood. It’s a passion,” he said.
“It’s still quite a thrill taking a person up for their frst fight.
And seeing my students soloing brings a smile to my heart.”
After we lifted off I thought, “Oh this isn’t so bad,” but
then we hit a little down draft and my stomach dropped. Being
towed by the plane, it was hard to tell that we were ascending,
or even moving at all.
We reached 9,800 feet and my body was still a little tense
with apprehension about what was going to happen next when
Jeffrey said, “you see that yellow knob right there on your
left, pull it. That will release us from the tow plane.” I pulled
it, and we were off on our own heading for Genoa Peak and
Lake Tahoe. I was beginning to relax by this time and enjoying
the views of the snow-dusted Valley below. Our air speed was
about 60 knots, but it felt like we were standing still. When
we reached Genoa Peak and turned around, it was amazing to
have a bird’s-eye view of the landscape.
All the circular felds, which on the ground seem square,
and a large section of the Carson River, combined with a
close-up look at the mountains, really made for a spectacular
experience. Off to the north I caught a glimpse of Washoe Lake.
Soaring was totally different from fying in a commercial plane
because I could see so much more and really felt the plane
moving with the air around it.

Below:
Glider over the ridge.
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I was beginning to understand why thousands of people
visit SoaringNV every year to experience for the frst time or the
hundredth time what I was.
“Somewhere in the back of their minds they’ve always
wanted to do this. We hear ‘bucket list’ a lot lately,” Jeffrey said.
“It’s the love, the drive, the desire. It’s a part of you. I feel like
something is missing if I haven’t fown in a while.”
He also told me about a 92-year-old Carson Valley man
that goes up regularly with him, and SoaringNV had their frst
wedding performed in a glider over the summer.
We were beginning to descend when Jeffrey gave me the
rundown on how the stick works. Move it forward to make
the nose go down, and up to make it go up, right to go right
and left to go left. He then asked, “Are you ready?” My entire
brain was screaming no, but I took control and went for it. My
frst reaction was to just keep it steady and not move the plane
at all, but Jeffrey coaxed me to move the stick around using
small movements, and I got the hang of it. I piloted for a few
minutes doing my best to keep the wings even and the nose
pointed in the right direction. It’s wasn’t as easy as it looks on
television. It’s constant little adjustments. I’m glad I had the
opportunity to do it, but I was really glad when he took back
the controls.



























I couldn’t imagine soloing in a glider, but Jeffrey explained
that having a pilot’s license provides a sense of freedom.
Depending on the person, getting a license can take three days
to six months.
“If you’ve ever thought you wanted to do it, go fy. Don’t
let somebody tell you that you can’t,” he said. “Gliding gives
you that freedom. You are in control, it’s not somebody else
telling you. It is using Mother Nature, and about as green as
you can possibly be.”
He then asked me if I was ready for some tricks. That I was
totally ready for. By this time I was feeling really relaxed and,
since my breakfast was still intact, I fgured why not. He frst
did a wing over where the glider tips completely sideways and
foats to the side. It reminded me of a feather foating back and
forth. It was as if we were weightless just hanging out in the
open sky. Jeffrey then asked if I wanted to do a loop. Of course
I did. As soon as he pointed the nose upward I could feel the
G’s working against me. He told me to look around, and I
tried, but it was a little diffcult to move my head. We were
then upside down and fnishing our loop. All I could say was
“Wow!” Way better than any roller coaster I have ever been on.
The ride was then near the end, and we came in for our
landing. Jeffrey used spoilers on the wings to slowly bring us
down. I thought touching down would be a lot bumpier than
it was, since the aircraft only weighs 850 pounds. It was so
easy, and not scary at all. We landed quite gently and came to a
stop right where we left off from. I didn’t want to get out. I felt
like I was in a dream, and completely speechless. Then Jeffrey
pointed the camera at me that was mounted on the wing to
document our fight, and asked what I thought. All I could
do was smile and giggle while stuttering out a few nonsensical
words. My frst glider ride will most likely not be my last.
Jeffrey was right, it defnitely wasn’t something I’ll soon forget.
To schedule a ride, or for more information on learning to
fy, visit www.soaringnv.com, or call 782-9595. ■

Left:
Caryn Haller is strapped in for her ride in a glider.
Opposite:
Glider and tow plane in Carson Valley.
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Taking
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STORY BY KURT HILDEBRAND I PHOTOS BY GORDON BOETTGER, SHANNON LITZ
M
ost people look at a 14-hour fight as an ordeal.
But Minden resident Gordon Boettger looks
at spending that amount of time in an aircraft
cockpit that’s not quite as long as he is as an
opportunity for adventure.
Folding his 6-foot, 6-inch frame into the cockpit of his
1972 Kestrel sailplane, he knows that with each fight he is
heading into harm’s way, and that coming home safely is the
real task.
The scene from inside a Duo Discus glider from a fight
along the Sierra Wave in February 2011.
Preparation key to breaking glider records
38 CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012
“People ask me ‘how do you sit in a place for 14 hours?’”
he said. “What’s amazing is that the only thing separating you
and the elements is an eighth-inch piece of canopy and a thin
shell of a cockpit. It’s pretty harsh up there.”
Boettger has broken records for solo fying, and was
honored during March in Washington D.C., along with friend
Hugh Bennett, for a record fight in Bennett’s two-seater.
When fying at altitudes as high as 27,000 feet, at a surface
speed averaging 80 mph, being prepared is the key to survival.
“I won’t fy without a parachute,” he said. “If a wing comes
off the plane, you need to be able to survive. Bailing out is bad
news. If you get clear of the aircraft and get the chute open,
you’re probably going to break a leg or two when you land.”
While his survival suit keeps him warm, and auxiliary
oxygen in his bail-out bottle will give him three minutes to get
where the air is breathable, the real challenge is being found
once he lands.

































“You never know how far you’ll be from rescue,” he said.
“It’s a huge desert out there. It takes days for people to be
found.”
That’s why he carries not one or two emergency locator
beacons, but three.
“I play the scenario in my head,” he said. “You’ve got to
get clear of the aircraft and get the chute open. You can land 30
miles downwind, and still on the way down, there’s a signal.”
Boettger has never had to use his emergency oxygen or his
parachute. But even the act of fying the aircraft is a challenge
that requires preparation.
“You always have to think of the worst-case scenario. I have
an emergency landing transmitter and three back-up devices,”
he said.
He doesn’t give up breathing, eating, drinking or even
urinating for 14 hours while he’s packed into the cockpit of the
Kestrel.
With temperatures of -40 degrees at upper altitudes, just
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but fortunately, it has a clear plastic nose that allows the sun to
warm his feet and legs.
“It’s cold, but with my feet in the canopy, it lets solar
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A couple of sandwiches and he has all the ingredients for a
record-breaking fight.
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Melissa and Gordon Boettger in front of their Carson Valley home.
Opposite:
The high Sierra during a February fight along the Sierra Wave.
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“When it’s all laid out the night before it’s got to be just
perfect,” he said. “Everything has to be in reach.”
He said each fight is a three-day event.
“The frst day you spend ramping up for it physically, you
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Boettger uses a checklist to put everything where he can get
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“Little things can add up,” he said. “The cockpit is
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You have to be ready to go at 4 a.m.”
Dealing with all the safety issues in advance is how
Boettger allows himself to focus on fying.
“I don’t want all the safety issues to overwhelm me,” he
said. “None of this is worth losing your life.”
He describes the conditions as pretty cramped during the
fight, but the payoff comes with the ride.
“The scenery is just incredible,” he said. ■

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“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” – Psalms 119:105
Sunday Service • 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:05am
Wednesday 7:00pm • Bible Study, Youth Group, AWANA Club
Other Ministries
Women’s Bible Study • Men’s Bible Study • Prayer Meetings • Kids Clubs
Pastor Rich Lammay
For more information, please call
782-7846 or visit www.hsfellowship.org
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Seniors
Helping
STORY BY CARYN HALLER I PHOTOS BY JIM GRANT
I
f the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Club had a motto it
would be, “Seniors helping seniors.” And they are always
in need of new members.
The club was founded in 1975 to operate and
maintain the Douglas County Senior Center. Since then it has
transitioned into the fundraising arm of the center leaving day-
to-day operations up to the county.

Pam Tompkins sorts items from the U Pick It Raffe at
the Douglas County Senior Center on Feb. 15, 2012.
Senior volunteers serve the community
Seniors
42 CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012
“I would encourage people to join the board so we can
have new people to help with our events and get new ideas. It’s
giving back to the community. It’s a senior helping a senior,”
President Andrea Rajeski said. “We need volunteers to drive
seniors, serve meals, help out at bingo, set up raffes. We’re
always looking for help.”
Membership costs $3 a year, and is open to anyone age 55
and older.
Each month the Young At Heart board meets with the
senior center management to discuss what the center’s needs
are. In the past, they have paid for new furniture in the dining
room, a walk-in freezer, an ice machine, a refrigerator for the
dining room and built the gift shop.
“It’s rewarding that I can be there to give back and help a
senior who’s in need,” Rajeski said. “We have a ton of seniors
in this Valley.”
In 2011 the group donated more than $5,500 to various
senior center causes including 90 and older birthday meals,
Mother’s Day fowers, Father’s Day treats, an inventory control
program for the kitchen and upgrades on the dining room
speaker system.
“Our goal is to support the senior center and that’s what
we do,” board member Paul Lockwood said. “Ever since I’ve
been there, whenever they’ve asked for something we’ve gotten
it for them.”
Lockwood joined Young at Heart 14 years ago as a way to
keep himself active.
“I really believe God helps those who help themselves, so
we seniors should get involved with helping other seniors,” he
said. “The more involved you get, the more activities you do.
It helps keep you young. Sitting at home doesn’t do anything
mentally or physically for you, so getting involved is a good
thing.”
During the year, the organization holds many fundraising
events such as monthly and lunchtime bingo, bake sales, a
holiday craft fair and raffes. They are also involved in the
adopt-a-senior program that provides funds for seniors to
pay for dental care or eyeglasses, they donate to the Meals-
on-Wheels program and organize the holiday gift bags for the
homebound.
Rajeski said the building of the new Douglas County
Community & Senior Center in the fall of 2014 is a long-time
coming.
“It’s wonderful. It’s more practical right now and it’s
needed,” she said. “The center now can only hold 126 people
for meals and there are days that it’s packed. We certainly need
the space.”
She also said the club is brainstorming new ideas to
increase future revenue.
“We do pretty good. We have people serving all the time,”
she said. “If something is needed at the center we talk about it
and see what we can do to get it for them.”
With 400 members, not all active, Young at Heart has a
goal of reaching 500 members this year.
Ann Smutnak has started taking Young at Heart
membership dues for 2012. She is available at the senior
center Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to enroll new
members or renew returning memberships.
“It’s a fun organization where people get together and give
back to the community,” Rajeski said.
For more information about Young at Heart,
call 783-6455 ■
Left:
Gift Shop volunteer Leslie Whorley displays
a handmade quilt that is one of the
many items available in the store.
Opposite:
Whorley writes a receipt for a customer who
purchased a knitted elephant for her grandchild.
CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012 43
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Annual membership available • Contact club for details • It’s easy to register
JOIN THE CLUB!
JOIN THE FUN!
After School, Winter & Spring Breaks
and Summer Programs!
775.443.7642 • www.bgcwn.org
The Boys & Girls Club of Carson Valley
is open at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School
701 Longvalley Road • Gardnerville
1375 Centerville Lane • Gardnerville • www.carsonvalleyumc.com • Also on Facebook
Carson Valley United Methodist Church
Building on over 150 years of service in the valley.
Early Service & Sunday School • 8:30am
Traditional Service & Sunday School • 10:30am
Child Care provided from 8:00am until 11:30am
“The Journey” 6:00pm
All are welcome!
Rev. Pete Nelson
782-4600
DCR - Douglas County Running
Douglas County’s premier FREE social running
group for beginners and veterans alike.
www.meetup.com/DouglasCountyRunning
Login, check the calendar, and RSVP for a run!
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May
Minden Farmers Market,
Open Tuesdays 4-8 p.m.
through September on
Esmeralda Avenue. Information,
Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444.
June
Summer Family Concert Series,
6:30 p.m. June 1, Minden Park,
Garratt Wilkin & the Parrotheads.
Sponsored by GE Energy and the
Carson Valley Inn. Information,
Douglas County Recreation
Division, 782-9828.
23rd Annual
Kids Fishing Derby,
June 2-3, Lampe Park, various
times available. Ages 3-12
sign up at Angler’s Edge,
kfdvolunteer@aol.com.
25th Annual Minden
Street Festival of the Arts,
June 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Esmeralda Avenue, sponsored by
Town of Minden. Information,
Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444.
Lampe Farmers Market,
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays
starts June 6 through September
at Lampe Park, Gardnerville.
dcparksrecreation.co.douglas.
nv.us or call 782-9828.
Carson Valley Days,
June 7-10, sponsored by the
Carson Valley Active 20-30.
Carnival begins Thursday 5 p.m.
The parade will be Saturday, 9
a.m. Arts and craft booths. Kids’
and adults’ activities. Live music
Friday 6-9 p.m. Saturday noon
to 9 p.m. Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
www.carsonvalley2030.org
Carson Valley Art Association
annual art show,
June 8-10, at the CVIC Hall in
Minden hosted by the East Fork
Gallery. Artists reception 6-8 p.m.
June 8. Information, 782-8035.
Carson Valley Duck Derby,
June 10, Lampe Park in
conjunction with Carson Valley
Days. Post times: 1 p.m., general
public race; 2 p.m., business
class; 3 p.m., service clubs,
churches race. Purchase ducks
at www.sierranv2030.org/ducks.
html. Information, 782-1200.
Chautauqua in the Park,
5-8 p.m. June 13 at Mormon
Station State Historic Park in
Genoa. Information, 265-6097.
Pony Express Re-Ride,
arrives in Genoa heading west at
about 8:30 a.m. June 14 on its
way to Sacramento, Calif.
www.xphomestation.com
Movies in the Park,
June 15 at dusk in Heritage Park,
Gardnerville.
Concert on the Green,
5 p.m. June 17 in Genoa Park.
Information, 782-8696.
Summer Family Concert Series,
6:30 p.m. June 22, Minden Park,
Country Singer Dave Russell, free.
Sponsored by GE Energy and the
Carson Valley Inn. Information,
Douglas County Recreation
Division, 782-9828.
Great Barns of Carson Valley,
tour 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June
23. Advance tickets required.
Information, 782-2555.
Tour of the Carson Valley
Bike Ride,
8 a.m. June 24, starting at Mormon
Station State Historic Park in
Genoa. 44-mile tour, 20-mile
bike & hike tour and 11-mile
family and beginner fun ride.
July
Red White & Blue Celebration,
in Gardnerville’s Heritage Park
on July 4. Starts 2 p.m., featuring
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra.
Carson Valley
Calendar
Fresh produce is available at local farmers markets.
JIM GRANT
Pops in the Park,
July 4, for the 28th consecutive
year, the SierraPhilharmonic
League sponsors the Reno
Philharmonic Orchestra,
Mormon Station State Historic
Park, Genoa. Festivities begin
at 1 p.m. Picnic all day, concert
begins at 4:15 p.m. Information,
782-2590.
Movies in the Park,
July 6 at dusk in Heritage Park,
Gardnerville.
Genoa Community Garage Sale,
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7.
www.genoanevada.org
Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge
2670 Summerfest Carnival,
July 11-15, Lampe Park.
Curse of the Hanging Tree,
6:30 and 7:45 p.m., July 13-
14. Advance tickets required.
Information, 782-2555.
Death Ride
Endurance Cycling Event,
is July 14, Alpine County,
starting at Markleeville.
Information, (530) 694-2475.
Web site, www.deathride.com
Summer Family Concert Series,
6:30 p.m. July 20, Minden Park,
Imagine - A tribute to the Beatles,
free. Sponsored by GE Energy.
Information, Douglas County
Recreation Division, 782-9828.
Minden Ranch Rodeo,
July 21-22, rodeo 5 p.m.
July 21, 10 a.m. July 22. Proceeds
beneft Kiwanis-sponsored youth
organizations and Douglas High
School Rodeo Scholarship Fund.
East Fork Gallery
Anniversary Reception,
4-8 p.m. July 27 at the East Fork
Gallery in Gardnerville.
Movies in the Park,
July 27 at dusk in Heritage Park,
Gardnerville.
Minden Festival of the Arts,
July 28-29, Esmeralda Ave. in
Minden. Sponsored by Town of
Minden. Entertainment and lots
of crafts. Information,
Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444.
august
Hot August Nights
Poker Run,
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Meet
at Minden Park on Esmeralda
Ave. Information, 782-8144.
Summer Family Concert Series,
6:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Minden Park,
Renegade, tribute to Styx &
classic rock, free. Sponsored by
GE Energy. Information, Douglas
County Recreation Division,
782-9828.
Taste of the Towns,
fundraiser for the Douglas
County Historical Society 5-8
p.m. Aug. 4 at the Carson Valley
Museum & Cultural Center in
Gardnerville. Food and music.
Advanced tickets required.
Information, 782-2555.
13th Annual Douglas County
Relay for Life,
Celebrate cancer survivorship
and help raise money for the
American Cancer Society. This is
an overnight event Aug. 4 and 5,
Lampe Park, Gardnerville.
Hot August Nights,
Aug. 7-12 in Reno.
www.hotaugustnights.net.
Movies in the Park,
Aug. 10 at dusk in Heritage Park,
Gardnerville.
Main Street Show n’ Shine,
Aug. 17-18, downtown Minden.
Carson Valley
Antique Tractor Show,
Aug. 18-19. Adults $5, children
free. Information, 291-2001.
Concert on the Green,
5 p.m. Aug. 19 in Genoa Park.
Information, 782-8696.
Summer Family Concert Series,
6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Minden Park,
Shane Dwight, free. Sponsored
by GE Energy. Information,
Douglas County Recreation
Division, 782-9828.
septeMber
27th annual
Great Balloon Race,
Sept. 7-9, Rancho San Rafael
Park in Reno. Information,
www.renoballoon.com.
Concert on the Green,
5 p.m. Sept. 9 in Genoa Park.
Information, 782-8696.
46 CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012
Left:
Avalynn Gozza, 2, blows bubbles
at Lampe Park duing the 2011
Carson Valley Days festival.
RECORD-COURIER FILE PHOTO
CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012 47
The 47th National
Championship Air Races,
Sept. 12-16 in Stead.
Information, www.airrace.org
Fifth annual
Sustainable Living and
Renewable Energy Roundup,
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in
Lampe Park. Free workshops and
presentation. Information,
265-6827 or greenlivingfest.org.
Douglas County Historical
Society Home Tour,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15.
Information, 782-2555.
Street Vibrations,
Sept. 19-23, Reno.
Information, road-shows.com/
street_vibrations.php
Douglas County Public Library
annual book sale,
is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22, and 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the CVIC
Hall in Minden.
22nd annual Oktoberfest,
noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at
Heritage Park in Gardnerville.
Al Gruber & The Bavarian Band.
Information, 782-7134.
92nd Annual Genoa Candy
Dance Arts and Crafts,
Sept. 29-30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mormon Station and Genoa
Town Park. Dinner dance
Sept. 29, starts at 5 p.m.
Information, 782-8696
candydanceartsandcraftsfaire.org
Genoa Peddler’s Fair,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29-
30, Antiques Plus, call for
information, 782-4951.
OctOber
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra,
performance 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the
CVIC Hall in Minden.
Scarecrow Festival,
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 6 in Minden
Park. The East Fork Gallery
provides supplies to make your
own one-of-a-kind scarecrow.
All the artists will be on hand
to help with your creations.
Information, 782-7629.
Haunted Minden Ghost Walk,
Oct. 19. Tours are 6:30 and 7:30
p.m. Information, 782-2555.
Haunted Gardnerville
Ghost Walk,
Tours are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct.
20. Begins at the Carson Valley
Cultural Center & Museum.
Information, 782-2555.
Haunted Gardnerville
Cemetery Walk,
6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20.
Information, 782-2555.
Haunted Genoa
Cemetery Tour,
11 a.m. Oct. 21.
Information, 782-2555.
Nevada Day Parade,
Oct. 27, Carson City. Celebrate
statehood with a parade starting
at 10 a.m. Information,
www.nevadaday.com
Douglas County
Sheriff’s Offce
Trick or Treat Safety Street,
starting 3 p.m. Oct. 31, CVIC
Hall, Esmeralda Ave., Minden.
Information, 782-9941.
nOveMber
Scholarship Art Show,
Nov. 2-4 at the CVIC Hall,
Esmeralda Ave. Minden,
sponsored by the Carson Valley
Art Association. Reception 6-8
p.m. Nov. 2. Raffe 2-3 p.m.
Nov. 4. Information, 782-8035.
Carson Valley Kiwanis
annual Turkey Bingo,
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 17
at the CVIC Hall.
Carson Valley Christmas
Season Kick-Off,
Nov. 28, at Heritage Park,
sponsored by the Town of
Gardnerville. Information,
782-7134.
Elks annual Spaghetti Feed
and Christmas Tree Bingo,
is Nov. 30 at the CVIC Hall.
Lighting of the
Minden Gazebo and Tree,
Nov. 30, live music, and a very
special visitor. Information,
Roxanne Stangle, 782-2444.
Christmas in Genoa,
Nov. 30, caroling, Christmas tree
lighting at 6 p.m., Santa visit
and refreshments. Information,
782-8696.
German Christmas Marketplace,
Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Esmeralda
Ave. in Minden will resemble
streets of old-fashioned villages
in Germany for Christmas
shopping, fun and food.
Information, 782-2444.
DeceMber
17th annual Parade of Lights,
Dec. 1, Highway 395 from
Gardnerville to Minden
sponsored by the Carson Valley
Chamber of Commerce and
Visitors Authority. Information,
782-8144.
Breakfast with Santa,
in the Genoa Community Center,
8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 1.
Information, 782-8696.
Holiday Gala Gallery of Trees
& Cookie Walk,
featuring gingerbread houses
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at
the Carson Valley Museum &
Cultural Center. Information,
782-2555.
East Fork Gallery
Christmas Reception,
noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2, at the
East Fork Gallery, Gardnerville.
Information, 782-7629.
Christmas in the
Sierra Concert,
featuring the Comstock
Cowboys, Dec. 8 two shows 5
p.m. and 8 p.m. Concert in the
Genoa Town Hall.
Information, 782-8696. ■
Above:
Thousands of people visit the
town of Genoa for the annual
Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Fair.
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Information about Douglas County and surrounding areas
Douglas County is governed by
the Board of County Commissioners,
which regularly meets on the frst
and third Thursday afternoons of
each month. Specifc meeting dates
and times may be obtained by calling
782-9821 (County Commissioners
and Manager’s offce) or 782-9012
(County Clerk), or visit the county’s
Web site, www.co.douglas.nv.us and
look under county agenda calendars.
The mailing address for all county
offces is (Department Name), P.O.
Box 218, Minden, NV 89423. The
area code for Douglas County (and
all of Northern Nevada) is 775.
gOvernMent
Administrative Services/
Comptroller
Douglas County Administration
Building
1616 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9030
The comptroller’s department
is responsible for posting all
fnancial entries of the county,
unincorporated towns, and East Fork
Fire & Paramedic Districts. It posts
and transmits all taxes collected
in Douglas County to the school
district, general improvement districts
and the State of Nevada.
Human Resources Division
Douglas County
Minden Inn
1594 Esmeralda Ave.
P.O. Box 218
Minden 89423
782-9860, Job Line: 782-9824
782-9083, fax
Call this offce for information
about employment with the county.
Applications can be submitted by fax
or e-mail with hard copy to follow.
Animal Control Shelter
921 Pinenut Road
Gardnerville 89410
782-9061
782-9059, fax
Supervisor: Janet Duzan
www.douglascountynv.gov/sites/
Animal_Control
The Animal Control Shelter
is located at 921 Pinenut Road,
across from the Douglas County
Fairgrounds off Highway 395 south
of Gardnerville. Current rabies
vaccination certifcates are necessary
to process the license. Dog licenses
are available at all of the sheriff’s
substations. One-year licenses are
$25 for unaltered dogs and $8 for
altered dogs. Two and three-year
licenses are available (be sure to
provide rabies and sterilization
certifcates). Shelter hours are 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
for adoptions only. Closed on
major holidays. Aluminum cans are
collected all year as a fundraiser.
Assessor
Douglas County Administration
Building
1616 Eighth Street
P.O. Box 218
Minden 89423
782-9830
782-9884, fax
http://assessor.co.douglas.nv.us/
Assessor: Doug Sonnemann
Contact the assessor’s offce
to register airplanes and mobile
homes, to report business assets, to
fle exemptions for senior citizens,
agriculture, open space, veterans’
widows, orphans and the blind,
and to obtain information about
assessor’s parcel numbers, assessor’s
maps, legal descriptions and property
appraisals on real property. The
assessor is an elected offcial.
County Commissioners
County Offce
782-9821
782-6255, fax
Greg Lynn, District 1
720-2818 or glynn@co.douglas.nv.us
Lee Bonner, District 2, or lbonner@
co.douglas.nv.us
Doug Johnson, District 3
790-3195 or 782-9821
dougnjohnson@charter.net
Nancy McDermid, District 4,
267-7968 or
nmcdermid@co.douglas.nv.us
Mike Olson, District 5,
790-6330 or molson@co.douglas.
nv.us
Commissioners are elected
at large to a four-year term. Each
commissioner represents one of
fve voting districts. To take an
issue before the Douglas County
commission, contact the county
manager’s offce at 782-9821.

50 CARSON VALLEY ALMANAC 2012
County Manager
1594 Esmeralda Ave. (Minden Inn)
P.O. Box 218
Minden 89423
782-9821
782-6255, fax
County Manager: Steve Mokrohisky
This department assists
the Douglas County Board of
Commissioners. The county manager
is responsible for the county’s overall
budget as well as the values, growth
and development of the organization
and is an informational resource for
the community, addressing citizens’
concerns and issues.
Carson Valley Swim Center
1600 Highway 88
Minden 89423
782-8841
Director: Kirk Chiapella
www.carsonvalleyswimcenter.com
The East Fork Swimming Pool
District operates the Carson Valley
Swim Center. The facility has four
indoor pools with a waterslide and
activity toys (slide pool kept at 86
degrees) which are open year-round
and two outdoor pools which are
open May-October.
Clerk-Treasurer
1616 Eighth St.
Minden 89423
782-9013
cltr.co.douglas.nv.us
Clerk-Treasurer: Ted Thran
This is an elected position.
Clerk-Treasurer’s offce is divided as
follows:
Civil Clerk’s offce
1616 Eighth St.
782-9020
782-9016, fax
This offce provides the following
services and documents: notary
bonds, passports, marriage licenses,
voter registration, dog licenses,
fling for fctitious frm names,
elections department and the county
commissioner’s clerk.
County commissioner’s clerk:
1616 Eighth St.
782-9012
The clerk provides information
about meeting dates of the county
commission, agenda items, the
appropriate departments to go
through to appear before the county
commission and about actions taken
at previous commission meetings.
782-9015, marriage license info
Treasurer’s Offce
Douglas County Administration
Building
1616 Eighth St., Minden
782-9017
782-9888, fax
This offce collects property taxes
and water fees, invests county monies
and maintains county utility billings.
Court Clerks
Ninth Judicial District Court
Judicial Law Enforcement Building
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9820
782-9954, fax
Court clerks are responsible for
district court functions, such as fling
and collecting fees for estates, civil
and criminal matters, jury trials and
jury duty summons.
Tahoe General Services
Douglas County Administration
Building (Lake Tahoe)
175 Highway 50 (Kingsbury)
Stateline 89449
586-7290, marriage license
information
586-7226, general information
566-7227, fax
This offce performs general
county functions such as issuing dog
licenses, notary bonds, passports,
marriage licenses, voter registration,
fctitious frm names, motor vehicle
registration, fngerprinting, taxes
and special assessments collected,
water district fees collected, juvenile
probation restitution and fnes
collected.
Voter Registration
1616 Eighth St., Minden
Minden 89423
782-9023
Contact this offce if you would
like to register to vote, if you need
to change your physical or mailing
address or if you need to change your
name on your voter registration.
Community Development
1594 Esmeralda Ave. (Minden Inn)
Minden 89423
Administration: 782-6230
Planning: 782-6217
Engineering: 782-6235
Building: 782-6224
Code enforcement: 782-6214
Roads: 782-9035
Director: Mimi Moss
This department includes
planning, building, engineering,
regional streets and highways, road
maintenance, water monitoring,
zoning, code enforcement. The
staff provides information about
building and land development
codes and other land and property
information, as well as background
information about the county.
The offce issues building permits,
reviews building plans for health
and safety requirements, schedules
inspections for buildings in progress
and provides zoning and subdivision
information. All development-related
applications and processing go
through this offce.
District Attorney
District Attorney: Mark Jackson
Judicial and Law Enforcement
Center
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9800, Criminal
782-9803, Civil
782-9807, fax
Douglas County Administration Bldg.
175 Highway 50 (Kingsbury Grade)
Stateline 89449
586-7215
586-7217, fax
782-9881, Child support
782-9880, fax
The district attorney is a licensed
attorney and an elected offcial. This
offcer serves as the county’s public
prosecutor for criminal and juvenile
matters. The offce represents county
commissioners and other county or
township offcials in civil matters.
By state law, the district attorney is
also responsible for collection of
child support payments. The district
attorney cannot represent private
citizens in civil matters.
Fire Protection
East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts
Emergencies: 911
1694 County Road
P.O. Box 218
Minden 89423
Business: 782-9040
782-9043, fax
www.eastforkfre.org
Fire Chief:
Tod Carlini, 782-9040
Deputy Chief - Operations:
Dave Fogerson, 782-9099
Deputy Chief - Fire Marshal:
Steve Eisele, 782-9041
Deputy Fire Chief of Training & Safety:
Tim Soule, 782-9099
Medical Director:
Dr. Craig L. Berger
Fire Captain/Inspector:
Terry Taylor, 782-9861
Training Captain:
Larry Goss, 782-9040
East Fork Fire District Secretary:
Lisa Owen, 782-9040
Ambulance billing offce: 782-9044
This fre district oversees the fre
departments, which provide 24-hour,
seven-days-a-week, complete fre
protection. Call the main offce for
information on burning permits.
The paramedic district administers
the 24-hour advanced life-support
paramedic service. The paramedics
offer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
courses and emergency medical
technician classes once a year.
Volunteer departments:
Gardnerville Station 2
1255 Douglas Ave.
782-2003
Genoa Station 3
2298 Main St.
782-4575
Topaz Ranch Estates Station 4
1476 Albite Dr.
266-3780
Topaz Station 5
1990 Austin St.
266-3377
Johnson Lane Station 6
1450 Stephanie Way
267-2675
Ranchos Fire/Rescue Station 7
940 Mitch Drive
783-6470
Sheridan Station 8
980 Sheridan Lane
265-4590
Fish Springs Station 9
2249 Fish Springs Road
782-4344
Ruhenstroth Station 10
2008 Pinto Circle
Gardnerville 89410
265-4828
Sunridge Station 12
3620 N. Sunridge Drive
267-4914
267-3004
Helping Hands
Thrift Shop
Established 1964
To Provide Hope
and Helping Hands
for a Brighter Future
An Extension Ministry
of the Carson Valley
United Methodist Church
Our proceeds benefit
those in our community
M-F: 10am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Closed Sundays
1418-A Ìndustrial Way
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-782-9410
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Lileo T. Sunderland, M.F.T.
• Marriage • Family
• Individual Counseling
775-783-1136
1191 - A High School Street
P.O. Box 2275
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Therapy That Makes Sense
Lileo Sunderland
M.F.T.
Licensed in Nevada and California
Paramedic Station 14
1699 County Road
Minden 89423
783-6440
Jacks Valley Station 15
(Seasonal)
3450 Jacks Valley Road
Carson City 89705
267-1785
Jacks Valley Station 16
(Reserve Equipment)
3456 Princeton Ave.
267-3065
Tahoe-Douglas
Fire Protection District
193 Elk Point Road and Highway 50
P.O. Box 919
Zephyr Cove 89448
Emergencies: 911
Business: 588-3591
www.tahoefre.com
Fire Chief: Ben Sharit
This district covers the Lake
Tahoe area of Douglas County, from
Daggett Summit to Stateline and
Glenbrook areas. Fire suppression,
paramedic ambulance. Call for
information about CPR training,
children’s fre prevention programs,
burning permits.
Gardnerville Ranchos
General Improvement District
931 Mitch Drive
Gardnerville 89460
265-2048
265-9688, fax
www.grgid.com
District Manager: Bob Spellberg
Meetings held frst Wednesday of
each month at 6 p.m. in the district
offce.
Indian Hills
General Improvement District
3394 James Lee Park Road, No. A
Carson City 89705
267-2805
267-3510, fax
www.indianhillsnevada.com
District Manager: John Lufrano
Meets third Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Topaz Ranch Estates General
Improvement District
3924 Carter Way
Wellington 89444
266-3000 or 266-3212
266-1036, fax
Meets second Wednesday at 7
p.m., at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park
building.
Justice Courts:
East Fork Township
Carson Valley Judicial and Law
Enforcement Center
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9955
Justice of the Peace: Tom Perkins
Small claims and civil actions
are instituted through this court
and appointments for marriage are
scheduled with the J.P.’s clerk.
Tahoe Township Douglas County
Administration Building
175 Highway 50 (Kingsbury Grade)
Stateline 89449
586-7200
Justice of the Peace: Richard Glasson
Small claims and civil actions
are instituted through this court
and appointments for marriage are
scheduled with the J.P.’s clerk. The
two justices of the peace are elected.
Juvenile Probation Department
Carson Valley Judicial and Law
Enforcement Center
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9811
Lake Tahoe
Douglas County Administration Bldg.
175 Highway 50 (Kingsbury Grade)
Stateline 89449
586-7210
Juvenile Detention Center
175 Highway 50
Stateline 89449
586-7220
Chief Probation Offcer:
Scott Shick
The department, under
jurisdiction of the Ninth Judicial
District Court, handles juveniles
on probation. This offce can be
contacted about problem children
in the neighborhood or those
who commit criminal acts. Parents
with children having problems at
school, home or in the community
can contact this offce for help and
information.
Minden-Tahoe Airport
1146 Airport Road
Minden 89423
782-9871
782-9872, fax
www.mindentahoeairport.com
Operational Services Director
Airport Manager: Bobbi Thompson
The Minden-Tahoe Airport is
located east of Highway 395 on
Airport Road. Residents may call
for information about tie-downs
and hangar rentals. For fuel, call
Hutt Aviation at 782-8277 or Soar
Minden, 782-7627. Airport Advisory
Committee meets 6 p.m. July 13,
Sept. 14 and Nov. 9 in the Douglas
County commissioners’ chambers.
Ninth Judicial District Court
Judicial and Law Enforcement
Center
P.O. Box 218
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
Department 1
Judge David R. Gamble
782-9961
Department 2
Judge Michael Gibbons
782-9951
Call for information regarding
jury duty summons or for general
information about the court system.
The judges are elected to their
positions.
Douglas County Public Library
Library Director: Linda Deacy
Main Library
1625 Library Lane
Minden 89423
782-9841
782-5754, fax
Web site: http://douglas.lib.nv.us/
Contact: Linda Wilson
E-mail: lawilson@clan.lib.nv.us
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through
Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Storytime: Toddler Storytime*,
ages 18 mos. to 3 yrs, Tuesdays at
10:30 a.m. in the Minden Library.
Preschool Storytime*, Ages 3 to 5
years, Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. in the
Minden Library. Family Storytime*
for ages 3 years and up at 10 a.m. in
Lampe Park near the Farmers’ Market
from June through August. *All
storytime programs are seasonal;
please contact the library for detailed
information.
Lake Tahoe Branch Library
233 Warrior Way
Zephyr Cove
Phone: 588-6411
Fax: 588-6464
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wed., and 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday;
closed Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday.
Storytime: Stories at Kahle Park;
please call the library for details.
Book return locations
South County
1550 S. Hwy 395 (directly west of
Holbrook Junction intersection). The
library book return is located just
outside the entrance to the building.
North County
3620 N. Sunridge Drive (south end
of Fire Station #12)
The library kiosk is located inside
the lobby at the south end of the
building. A computer terminal is
available for searching the library
catalog and online reference tools. A
magazine and paperback exchange
rack is also located inside the lobby.
A library book return is located at
the south end of the building, just
outside the entrance to the lobby.
Parks & Recreation Department
Lampe Park
1327 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville 89410
Director: Scott Morgan
782-9828
782-9844, fax
Recreation Division
Recreation Superintendent:
Brian Fitzgerald
The department serves the
community’s recreational needs for
the residents of the county. Offered
are over 300 classes for all age groups.
Call 782-9828 for information about
activities and the recreation division’s
brochure.
Adult Volleyball League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Department
Sheryl Christian – 782-9828
www.dcprsports.com

Adult Softball League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Department
Sheryl Christian – 782-9828
www.dcprsports.com
Adult Flag Football League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Department
Sheryl Christian – 782-9828
www.dcprsports.com
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Kahle Park Community Center
(775) 586-7271
236 Kingsbury Grade
Stateline 89449
The Kahle Park Community
Center offers a 1,500-square-
foot weight room with hours of
operation. The community center
has a preschool and a Kids Club
Program; a large variety of tot, youth
and adult classes; and room rentals.
Parks Division
782-9835
Parks Superintendent:
Craig Burnside
This department oversees the
county park facilities. The Douglas
County Fairgrounds is managed
by the parks division and includes
an 81-acre complex with rodeo
arenas, an indoor pavilion, 1,500-
seat grandstand with announcer’s
booth. For information regarding
reservations of any park facility,
contact the recreation division at
782-9828.
Recorder
Douglas County Administration
Building
1616 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
782-9027
Recorder: Karen Ellison
The recorder’s offce is separated
into two offces, with the recorder
as an elected offcial. The recorder’s
offce is responsible for recording all
documents relating to land, such as
deeds, deeds of trust, liens, maps, etc.
Call the recorder’s offce for more
information. Open Monday- Friday, 9
a.m.-5 p.m.
Sheriff’s Offces:
Carson Valley Judicial and Law
Enforcement Building
1625 Eighth Street
Minden 89423
Sheriff: Ron Pierini
Emergencies: 911
Administrative: 782-9900
Nonemergency: 782-9935
Records: 782-9933
Public/media information: 782- 9931
Lake Tahoe
Douglas County Administrative
Building
175 Highway 50
Stateline 89449
Emergencies: 911
Administrative: 586-7250
Undersheriff: Paul Howell
Road conditions: (877) 687-6237
For licensing, liquor, gaming
and to request a property check on
a residence while owners are out of
town, call 782-9933. For information
on DARE, call 783-6441; for the
Neighborhood Watch program and
information, 782-9931.
Substations:
North Valley Substation
3587 North Sunridge Drive
Sunridge subdivision, 267-3691
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Tillman Center Substation
1281-9 Kimmerling, Ranchos,
265-7090
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
South County Substation
1470 Albite, Topaz Ranch Estates,
266-1028
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Services
Douglas County
Corner of Spruce St. and Cemetery Ln.
Gardnerville 89410
782-9825
Manager: Karen Goode
This department handles the
county’s welfare assistance programs
and emergency assistance for Douglas
County indigents. Offce hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
noon and 1-5 p.m.
Town Offces:
Gardnerville
1407 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
Town manager: Tom Dallaire
782-7134
782-7135, fax
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Genoa
2289 Main St., P.O. Box 14
Genoa 89411
Town manager: Sheryl Gonzales
Town offce: 782-8696
782-2779, fax
E-mail: genoa@co.douglas.nv.us
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Minden
1604 Esmeralda Ave. (CVIC Hall)
Town manager: Jenifer Scott
782-5976
782-5287, fax
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
State Legislators:
James Settelmeyer,
Senator
Home, 2388 Hwy 395
Minden 89423
265-7739
jsettelmeyer@sen.state.nv.us
Kelly Kite
Home, 1579 Jones St.
Minden, NV 89423
775-450-6962
kkite@asm.state.nv.us
National Legislators:
Senators:
Dean Heller
361-A Russell Senate Offce Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-6244, offce
(202) 228-6753, fax
senator@heller.senate.gov
(775) 885-9111, 883-5590, fax
Harry Reid
528 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3542
(202) 224-7327, fax
882-7343, 883-1980, fax
http://reid.senate.gov
House of Representatives:
Mark Amodei
125 Cannon House Offce Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-6155
(202) 686-5760, fax
http://amodei.house.gov/zipauth.shtml
(775) 686-5760
(775) 686-5711, fax
Post offces:
Douglas County:
Gardnerville
Meadowdale Shopping Center
1267 Highway 395, 89410
Gardnerville Ranchos
1271 Kimmerling Road,
Gardnerville, 89460
Genoa
2244 Main Street (Foothill Road)
89411
Minden
1640 Highway 395, 89423
Lyon County:
Wellington
2818 Highway 208, 89444
California Post Offces:
Alpine County
Markleeville
14845 State Route 88, 96120
Mono County-Coleville
111747 Highway 395, 96107
Topaz Lake
11 Topaz Lane, 96133
Northern Mono County Offces,
Bridgeport, Calif.
Board of Supervisors
Lynda Roberts, Clerk of the Board
Dave Wilbrecht, Mono County
Administrative Offcer
(760) 932-5414
Tim Hansen, Mono County
Supervisor, District 4
(760) 932-5538
Richard C. Scholl,
Mono County Sheriff, Bridgeport
(760) 932-5279
www.monocounty.ca.gov
publIc HealtH anD saFety
Carson Valley Medical Center
Emergency Department/Urgent
Care/Family Medicine
1107 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
782-1500
782-1600 for emergencies
Administrator: Bill Hale
The center houses primary
care and infusion center for
chemotherapy, a diabetes center,
specialty physicians, and an
emergency department.
Community Health Service
1133 Spruce St.
Gardnerville 89410
782-9038
175 Hwy 50 (near Kingsbury Grade)
Stateline 89449
586-7235
Community health nurses in
Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.
The nurses provide well-baby
clinics, immunization for infants,
school children and adults against
preventable communicable diseases,
health counseling and family
planning, HIV/AIDS testing and
counseling, education and counseling
for the prevention of sexually
transmitted diseases. The offce also
provides cervical cancer screening
which includes pap smear, pelvic
examination and breast examination.
Douglas County Sheriff’s
Search & Rescue
Judicial and Law Enforcement Center
1038 Buckeye Road, frst foor
P.O. Box 1306
Minden 89423
Information: 782-9930
www.douglassar.org/
DCSSAR is a nonproft volunteer
organization responsible for locating
and rescuing people lost, stranded
or injured in the county’s back
country. The group operates under
the auspices of the sheriff’s offce.
Members, who are graduates of the
DCSAR Academy, train monthly
in areas such as mountaineering,
tracking, swiftwater, technical ropes,
search operations, emergency ropes
and emergency medical treatment.
The team is always looking for new
members who have a desire to help
the community and who enjoy
learning new skills. General meetings
are held the fourth Thursday.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s
Mounted Posse
Judicial and Law Enforcement Ctr.
1038 Buckeye Road
Minden 89423
Information: 782-9900
The sheriff’s mounted posse was
formed early in 1998 by volunteers
who enjoy riding horses and who
serve the community in horse-related
activities. The posse trains twice
per month, usually on a weekend.
Posse activities include emergency
livestock evacuation, parade riding,
security at special events, support
of community service entities in
Douglas County and support of the
sheriff’s department with mounted
personnel whenever needed.
Douglas Mental Health Clinic
1538 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
782-3671 (Emergencies also)
782-6639, fax
Mental health services are
provided for children, adolescents
and their families. Also served are
persons with severe emotional
problems who need psychotherapy,
case management or psychiatric
consultation. Counseling is also
available for adults and couples.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for appointments.
Minden Emergency-Urgent Care
925 Ironwood Drive, Suite 110
Minden 89423
783-7800
The facility, a service of Carson
Tahoe Regional Medical Center,
is located in the Minden Medical
Center. The hours of the urgent
care center are 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., seven
days a week. The center provides
walk-in emergency and urgent
care services, as well as physicals
— including sports, general health,
pre-employment and occupational.
Public Utilities
Commission of Nevada
Division of Consumer Complaint
Resolution Capitol Complex
1150 E. William St.
Carson City 89701
684-6100
cOMMunIty resOurces
Carson Tahoe Support Groups
885-4281
(877) 284-2627, toll free
Contact: Ann Profftt
Cancer support groups for
members to gain strength from
sharing similar experiences. Meetings
are at the Cancer Resource Center,
1535 Medical Parkway, Carson City.
Sponsored by the Carson Douglas
Medical Alliance.
Al Anon Family Groups
1375 Centerville Lane
or 1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-5692
Meets: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, noon
Fridays, Carson Valley United
Methodist Church offce, 1375
Centerville Lane, Gardnerville;
Alcoholics Anonymous
Minden/Gardnerville group
1276 Pit Road, No. 4
Gardnerville 89410
265-4460
Hotline and for information on
meeting times and place.
Topaz area
Meets: Sunday, 7 p.m.; Monday and
Thursday, 8 p.m., at the park building
at the end of Carter Way in Topaz
Ranch Estates.
Alpine County Tobacco Education
Alpine County Health and Human
Services Agency
75 B Diamond Valley Road
Markleeville, Calif. 96120
(530) 694-2146
(530) 694-2544, fax
Alpine County Tobacco
Education Program is dedicated to
educating Alpine County residents of
all ages to the dangers of tobacco use
and the benefts of living a healthy,
tobacco-free lifestyle.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
(775)786-8061
Contact: Dori Ward
Meets: Second Thursday, 2 p.m.,
Coventry Cross Episcopal Church,
1631 Esmeralda Place
American Lung Association
Better Breathers Support Group
782-1626
Contact: Shannon Cridebring
Meets: Fourth Thursday of the
month, Carson Valley Medical
Center, Gardnerville, 2:25 p.m.
Free support group for people with
breathing problems.
American Red Cross
Northern Nevada Chapter
Emergency Services
Serving Carson Valley, Carson City
and nine northwestern Nevada
counties.
(775) 856-1000
(775) 856-3030, fax
www.nevada.redcross.org
Emergency services; health and
safety classes offered in Carson Valley.
Volunteers welcome.
Arthritis Support Group
Carson Valley and Carson City
782-7279 and 883-4548
A group formed to give support
and encouragement to people with
arthritis by sharing experiences and
information. Group meets for lunch
the third Saturday of the month; call
for location.
Breast Cancer Support Group
782-1656
Contact: Susan Sanford
Meets: First Tuesday, 11 a.m. Carson
Valley Medical center, 1107 Hwy 395
Carson Valley
Community Food Closet
P.O. Box 2911
1255 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-3711
Director: Kathy Thompson
The food closet, a nonproft
organization, provides emergency
food supplies to families who qualify
through Douglas County social
services. Provided year-round to
families as needed. Contributions
of food or fnancial support are
welcome. Open Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:30-4
p.m. Call for information.
Codependents Anonymous
230-1507
Meets noon every Friday, at
Carson Valley United Methodist
Church, 1375 Centerville, Lane,
in Gardnerville.. For men, women
and teens who desire healthy
relationships.
Douglas Animal Welfare Group
P.O. Box 1850, Gardnerville 89410
www.dawgrescue.com
267-7325
Contact: Diana Furness
The purpose of DAWG is to
better the lives of the Douglas
County animals by improving
their adoptability and thereby
increasing the adoption rate while
at the Douglas County Animal
Shelter, educating the community
about responsible pet ownership
and engaging in other projects and
activities that will yield positive
benefts to the animals, owners and
citizens.
Douglas County Community
Access Television
1572 Highway 395
P.O. Box 218, Minden 89423
782-6290, www.dccatv.org
DCCATV operates Channel 216
in Carson Valley and Channel 19 at
Lake Tahoe. It offers a wide range
of programming that refects the
interests of residents and visitors.
Family Support Council
of Douglas County
A Family Resource Center
1255 Waterloo Lane, Suite A
Gardnerville 89410
782-8692
782-1942, fax
www.family-support.org
A United Way Partner, the Family
Support Council as a family resource
center serves the needs of Douglas
County residents with problems of
physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
The council sponsors the following
family service programs:
Domestic Violence Program
A 24-hour crisis telephone line, crisis
intervention services for victims, crisis
counseling, women’s support groups.
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Mediation Services
The Family Support Council’s
mediation services offer people
the opportunity to work through
conficts with the help of an
impartial, trained mediator.
Call 782-8692 for information
regarding fees and scheduling.
Parents and Children Together
A family-enhancement program
which provides offce and homebased
parenting skills and support to
families in Douglas County.
Sexual Assault Program
This program provides victims of
sexual assault with trained staff who
provide support during this diffcult
time.
Friends in Service Helping
Thrift Store
1231 Service Drive
Gardnerville 89410
783-1455
Clothing, shoes, furniture, linens,
appliances, books and collectibles.
Vouchers for people in emergencies.
Food pantry is open six days,
Monday-Saturday. Referrals to Focus
Homeless Shelter. Agency also refers
people in need to other human
services agencies. Donations to the
store are accepted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, in the
back, or call to make special
arrangements.
Helping Hands Thrift Shop
An outreach ministry of Carson
Valley United Methodist Church
782-9410
1418-A Industrial Way
Gardnerville 89410
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday. Closed Sunday and major
holidays.
Kids & Horses Inc.
2869 Esaw St.
Minden 89423
267-1775
267-1775, fax
A Premier Accredited Center
of North American Riding for
the Handicapped Association.
Therapeutic riding, interactive
faulting and hypotherapy (by a
licensed physical therapist) for
physically and mentally challenged
persons aged two years and older are
provided.
Parkinson’s Referral
266-3402
Contact: Carol Hathaway
Meets frst Thursday, Country Kitchen
of Merrill Gardens, Gardnerville,
noon-2 p.m. Caregivers welcome.
Partnership of
Community Resources
1615 Highway 395 Suite C
Minden 89423
782-8611 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays
782-4216, fax
www.partnership-resource.org
The Partnership of Community
Resources is a nonproft corporation
founded in 1992 by a group of
social service providers to facilitate
networking and the exchange of
information between existing
agencies and reduce duplication
of services in the community. The
partnership focuses on prevention
advocacy and encourages youth to
join prevention clubs sponsored by
the partnership and other agencies:
Students Taking On Prevention:
Prevention of underage drinking
with clubs active at middle and high
schools.
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Control: Douglas High School
In addition, the partnership
collaborates with the school
district and juvenile probation to
offer Insight Douglas as a student
assistance program group at middle
schools and a community-based
project called Community and
Parents Against Substance Abuse for
high school-aged students.
Project Santa Claus
P.O. Box 5351
Gardnerville 89410
A nonproft group under the
Carson Valley Community Food
Closet which provides Christmas
gifts for children of families who
qualify in Douglas County. Angel
trees with gift requests appear in late
November in locations in Carson
Valley. Contributions of either gifts or
fnancial support are welcome.
Project School Days
P.O. Box 5438
Gardnerville 89410
782-7562
Contact: Alis Nalder
The purpose and goal of Project
School Days, a nonproft, ongoing
program, is to make sure all Douglas
County children have all the school
supplies they need at home and
for special projects. The program
provides materials to the teachers
so they can confdentially give these
materials to children in need.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group
1702 Highway 88, Suite B
Minden 89423
782-1366
Meets frst and third Thursdays
6-7 p.m. at the Partnership of
Community Resources. All family,
friends or coworkers are invited.
Sponsored by the Suicide Prevention
Network of Douglas County. For
crisis lines, call (775) 784-8090 or
toll-free (800) 992- 5757.
University of Nevada, Reno
Cooperative Extension
1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-9960
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 to
5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Extension Educator: Steve Lewis
The Douglas County offce of the
University of Nevada Cooperative
Extension is an off-campus teaching
arm of the university.
USDA Offces
1702 County Road Suite 1A
Minden 89423
782-3661
782-3547, fax
Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency
administers many of the farm
subsidy programs available under the
U.S. Department of Agriculture. The
offce serves the counties of Douglas,
Carson City, Alpine, Inyo and Mono.
Natural Resources
Conservation Service
The Natural Resources
Conservation Service is a federal
agency working with private
landowners to help them protect
their natural resources. NRCS
provides engineering, grazing
management, water uses, soils
information, erosion control and
wildlife conservation assistance.
Carson Valley/Alpine/Mono
County Conservation District
The Carson Valley Conservation
District has seven appointed/
elected directors from the Douglas
County/Carson City areas. The
board of directors sets water and soil
conservation goals for private land
management in the Carson Valley
area.
senIOr servIces
Douglas County Senior
Services Senior Center
2300 Meadow Lane
Gardnerville 89410
783-6455
783-6456 for DART transport
Director: Travis Lee
Services open to those 60
years of age or older. The senior
services center provides meals
Monday through Friday at noon.
Services for seniors include
homebound meals for Carson Valley
residents, homemaker services and
transportation to the center for meals.
Health services include medical,
dental, audiology testing and blood
pressure checks. Professional services
available to seniors include Medicaid
assistance, monthly legal assistance
and income tax services.
Young At Heart
Senior Citizens Club Inc.
P.O. Box 1042
Gardnerville 89410
783-6455
Board meets: Second Monday,
9:30 a.m., at the Douglas County
Senior Services Center, 2300 Meadow
Lane, Gardnerville. A variety of
programs and activities are available
to seniors through Young at Heart.
These include bingo, potluck social
and game days, bus trips, ceramics,
craft fairs, gift shop, special occasion
fun events and fundraisers.
Washoe Tribe Senior Citizens
801 Wa She Shu Street
Dresslerville 265-6426
This program, directed by the
Washoe Tribe, welcomes elders of
Native American descent 55 years
and older and non-Native Americans
over 60 to participate in the lunch
program. In addition to beading
and basket-making classes, the
seniors take part in programs that
promote cultural and traditional
heritage. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
lunch reservations are required for
two or more people. Contact the
tribe or senior citizen’s center for
information.
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Friends in Service Helping
Thrift Store
775-783-1455
Katrina Rowe , CV Community Development & Store Manager
1231 Service Dr.
Gardnerville NV 89410
cultural grOups
Carson Valley Art Association
P.O. Box 2048
Gardnerville 89410
782-8035
Contact: Ron Clarke
Meets: At the UNR Cooperative
Extension conference room, 1329
Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.
The association encourages
participation in and appreciation
of the visual fne arts. It sponsors
two major art shows each year at the
CVIC Hall in Minden, one during
Carson Valley Days and the other
later in the year to raise funds for
scholarships for deserving Douglas
High School senior art students. Both
shows are open to artists of Nevada
and adjacent California counties. The
group also sponsors demonstrations
and occasional feld trips.
Carson Valley Arts Council
1572 Highway 395
Minden 89423
782-8207
Contact: Steve Farnsley
www.cvartscouncil.com
Meets: The second Thursday
of each month at the Copeland
Cultural Arts Center. The CVAC is
a nonproft organization working
to develop, support and encourage
the performing and visual arts.
Their purpose is to present and
promote cultural events and provide
educational and experiential
opportunities in the visual, literary,
music, dance and performance
disciplines. An online calendar is
at www.cvartscouncil.com. Submit
events at info@cvartscouncil.com.
Carson Valley Pops Orchestra
P.O. Box 2251
Minden 89423
Contact: Elizabeth Eubanks
cvpops@hotmail.com
Meets: Meets and rehearses most
Mondays at 7 p.m. at the CVIC Hall
in Minden. The Pops welcomes new
members.
Douglas County Historical Society
1477 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
782-2555
Meets: The third Thursday at 7
p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum
& Cultural Center. The society,
formed to preserve the history of
Douglas County, operates the Genoa
Courthouse Museum and the Carson
Valley Museum & Cultural Center in
Gardnerville. The museums contain
artifacts that illustrate the history
of the county. The society hosts
programs year-round.
East Fork Gallery
1503 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
782-7629, gallery
The gallery, an artists’ cooperative,
is located in The Record-Courier
Center. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Call for more information. Artists’
works, including paintings, graphics,
photographs and pottery, porcelain
and seasonal gifts, are for sale.
Friends of the
Carson Valley Youth Orchestra
267-3495
Contact: John or Nelle O’Neill
This nonproft, tax-exempt
corporation was formed to support
the Carson Valley Sinfonia, an
ensemble of advanced student
and adult string players and the
Intermediate String Orchestra for
younger students. These two groups
are open to qualifed members of the
community without charge and give
several performances throughout the
year. A featured event for the past two
years has been participation with the
Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony
Orchestra at Pau-Wa- Lu Middle
School in the fall.
Sierra Philharmonic League
PO Box 234, Genoa, NV 89411
www.sierraphilharmonicleague.org
The league promotes and
supports the Reno Philharmonic
Orchestra in Carson Valley, Carson
City and surrounding communities
and awards educational scholarships
to musicians. Annually on the Fourth
of July, the league sponsors a free
Pops in the Park concert given by the
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra at the
Mormon Station State Historic Park
in Genoa.
clubs anD OrganIZatIOns
Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club
P.O. Box 2030, Gardnerville 89410
www.carsonvalley2030.org
Meets: Every Wednesday, 7 p.m.
in the old jail building behind the
French Hotel in Gardnerville. The
club organizes the annual Carson
Valley Days the second weekend in
June, sponsors youth activities and
raises money for other community
projects. The club holds an annual
Easter Egg Hunt and a Pedro
tournament in February. Members
are men aged 21 to 45.
Aglow International
P.O. Box 2927
Gardnerville 89410
783-8042
Meets: Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
824 Dark Brush, Dresslerville. Call for
directions. An interdenominational
Christian women’s group whose
mission is to lead women to Jesus
Christ and provide opportunity for
Christian women to grow in their
faith and minister to others.
Antique Automobile
Club of America
barryandrobin@charter.net
Contact: Barry Smith
The AACA is the largest and
oldest automotive historical society
in the U.S. Meetings are held
monthly on the second Wednesday
of the month. In odd numbered
months (January, March, May, July,
September and November) the
breakfast meetings held at 9 a.m. at
Hamdogs restaurant in Gardnerville.
Back Country Horsemen of Nevada
Carson Valley Chapter
www.bchnv.com
www.bchncv@gbis.com
Group works with the park
service, Bureau of Land Management
and Division of Forestry to help
maintain trails and educate the
public on safe horse and back
country usage and Leave No Trace.
Group meets the frst Wed. of each
month, 7 p.m. at Grandma Hattie’s.
Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi is a noncollege
sorority. Cultural programs are
conducted at meetings. The group
also sponsors some service projects.
The following chapters are active in
Carson Valley.
Xi Alpha Theta, Exemplar
782-5356
Contact: Betty Kaminski
Meets: First and third Wednesday of
the month at 7 p.m.
Laureate Omega
883-1741
Contact: Darlene Ruedy
Meets: Second and fourth Tuesday
of the month at 7 p.m. at various
locations. Call for Information.
Nevada Mu Master
782-3330
Contact: Nancy Sheets
Meets: First and third Monday of the
month at 7 p.m.
North Mono County
Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Phi Sigma
Walker, Coleville and Topaz
(530) 495-2149
Contact: Neoma Hoffman
Meets: Second and fourth
Wednesday of the month in
members’ homes. Members host an
annual children’s Halloween carnival
and a corned beef and cabbage
dinner in March. The group sponsors
one DHS scholarship.
Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670
P.O. Box 143
Minden 89423
Offce: 265-4523 (Tue. & Thu.)
Lounge: 265-5483
Meets: First, third, and fourth
Wednesdays 7 p.m., except July and
August frst & third Wednesdays.
Social Hour: 6 p.m.
The Elks is a fraternal
organization that works together on
national and local levels to provide
help for the needy, scholarships and
other activities for youth, community
services and patriotic and drug
awareness programs.
Carson Valley Desert Brushes
Contact: Sheri
265-1937
Meets: Second Wednesday at 6:30
p.m. at the Johnson Lane VFD on
Stephanie Way. New painters and
beginners are invited.
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Carson Valley Life Member Club
of Telephone Pioneers
782-7352
Contact: Beverly Sutherland
The organization is open to any
retired telephone or communications
employees. Meets for luncheon
or dinner meetings. Call for more
information.
Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club
265-3181
This organization assists and
encourages its members to hone
skills through regular competitive
play, thereby achieving the ability
to play a better game of golf. Adult
memberships, 18 and over. The
group plays Sundays at Carson
Valley Golf Course March through
November. Members are also entered
into the Northern Nevada Golfng
Association where they play in
various tournaments and establish
handicaps. Call the Carson Valley Pro
Shop for more information.
Carson Valley Photo Club
783-8600
Contact: Dave Colon
Meets: Second Tuesday 6:30 p.m.
at Carson Valley United Methodist
Church, 1375 Centerville Lane. Vice
president Pam Brekas.
Carson Valley Quilt Guild
P.O. Box 2541
Minden 89423
Contact: Pat Baker
www.cvqg.com
patricia2877@sbcglobal.net
Meets: Fourth Monday, Carson Valley
United Methodist Church, 1375
Centerville Lane, Gardnerville, 6:30
p.m., social hour, 7 p.m., meeting.
Open to all quilters. The group also
holds workshops from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m., the third Monday of the month
at the Minden library conference
room, 1625 Library Lane; 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. The guild gives high school
scholarships, quilts to families during
disasters and money to Meals on
Wheels.
Carson Valley Radio Club
P.O. Box 2892
Minden 89423
267-4900
Contact: Dick Flanagan
www.cvrc.net
info@cvrc.net
Traditional ham radio activities
include emergency preparedness,
radio contests, hidden transmitter
hunts, public service events and
search and rescue.
Carson Valley Sertoma Club
P.O. Box 1546
Minden 89423
265-5332
patscvsertoma@charter.net
sertoma-carsonvalley.org
Meets: Every Friday at 7 a.m.,
Sharkey’s. The motto of this
international organization is “Service
to Mankind.” The local chapter,
one of the largest service clubs in
the Valley, raises money through
community events to help support
youth scholarships and programs,
civic and charitable causes, and
especially to provide speech and
hearing services to those needing aid.
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Carson Valley Toastmasters
(775) 267-4813 or 781-5491
Contact: Seena Drapala
www.toastmasters.org
Meets: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Please call for location or more
information.Want to make more
money? Improve your skills to
become a convincing speaker, a
perceptive listener, an effective leader.
Carson Valley Trails Association
P.O. Box 222
Minden, NV 89423
267-3025
www.carsonvalleytrails.org
The Carson Valley Trails
Association is a nonproft, volunteer-
based organization working to
provide access to public lands
through a recreational trail system.
Chai Sierra Chavurah
885-9917
Contact: Sandy Osheroff
Meets: Third Sunday of every
month at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck
dinner and/or guest speaker in
members’ homes. This is a social
group open to all. Call for meeting
locations or more information.
Civil Air Patrol, Douglas County
Composition Squadron
Minden-Tahoe Airport Squadron bldg.
Minden-Tahoe Airport
1144 Airport Road
Minden 89423
782.6260
www.nvwg.cap.gov/units/dccs.htm
Meets: Second and fourth
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Cadets meet at
6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The Civil
Air Patrol performs three missions:
aerospace education, emergency
services and cadet programs, which
are open to youths aged 12-21.
Interested people are welcome to join
or attend meetings.
Daughters of the
American Revolution
John C. Fremont Chapter
267-9911
Contact: Greta DeHart
Meets: Third Saturday of the
month at 1 p.m. in members’
homes. Call for more information.
On a national level, DAR owns
and operates two schools for
underprivileged children, one
in South Carolina and one in
Alabama. Membership is limited
to descendants of those who
contributed in any way to the success
of the American Revolution.
Douglas County
Education Foundation
P.O. Box 91
Minden 89423
720-6136
Contact: Blaine Spires
douglascountyeducationfoundation.org
The Douglas County Education
Foundation was founded in 1984
as a private, nonproft organization.
Its purpose is to promote quality
education by funding unique,
exciting and enriching projects and
providing other resources that the
district can’t fund and to recognize
outstanding educators in Douglas
County with the “Golden Apple”
award. Donations are tax deductible.
Douglas County Genealogy Group
392-0470
The Douglas County Genealogy
Group meets 1 p.m. the frst
Thursday September through May
at Carson Valley United Methodist
Church, 1375 Centerville Lane.
El Rancho Saddle Club
P.O. Box 145
Gardnerville 89410
782-5943
Contact: Michele Nalder
Family-oriented organization
which sponsors seven schooling
horse shows each season. Western,
English and pleasure driving classes
are held for exhibitors of all ages and
levels. Meets 7:30 p.m. frst Tuesday
of the month at the Douglas County
Public Library.
Fleet Reserve Association
Sierra Tahoe Branch 137
P.O. Box 1342
Minden 89423
267-9592
Contact: Bud Harris
Meets: Fourth Friday of the
month at 6:30 p.m. in the Veteran’s
Memorial Hall, Second and Curry
streets, Carson City. The Fleet Reserve
Association is a congressionally
chartered organization whose
mission is to preserve and enhance
quality of life programs for members
of the Sea Services and their families.
U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast
Guard enlisted personnel, active duty,
retired or former service members are
eligible to join.
Friends of the
Douglas County Library
P.O. Box 337
Minden 89423
782-9841 (main library)
782-5754, fax
Contact: Librarian Linda Deacy
The friends promote use of the
library, encourage and support library
services and bring together those who
are interested in library programs and
services.
Gardnerville Woman’s Literary Club
782-3131
Contact: Carol Corwin
Membership is limited.
Sierra Nevada Chapter
of Good Sam Club
267-3873
Contact: June Bachman
Meets: First Wednesday of the
month during winter at 1 p.m. Call
for moreinformation. The club
promotes RV camping Tuesday
through Thursday from May through
October.
High Sierra Fly Casters
P.O. Box 3121
Gardnerville 89410
782-4734
Contact: Angler’s Edge
Meets: Third Wednesday evening
of the month at Carson Valley United
Methodist Church. Call for times and
locations.
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Inliners International Club
Northern Nevada Chapter
Contact: Dennis Bargman
782-7074
www.inliners.org
dncbarg@charter.com
Meets: Second Saturday at Q’s BBQ in
Carson City
The Northern Nevada Chapter of
the Inliners International Club was
formed in October 2004. The Inliners
International Club was started in
1981 by a few hot rod inline engine
enthusiasts. Membership is open to
any owner of a 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder
engine vehicle, or devotee of same.
International Footprint Assn.
Carson Valley Chapter No. 72
P.O. Box 2242
Minden 89423
Contact: Claudia Lowe
267-5630
www.cvfootprint.org
The International Footprint
Association holds a dinner meeting,
followed with a guest speaker, on
the third Thursday of each month
except for July and December. In
July the group has a family picnic
and in December a holiday party.
The dinner meetings are held at
various locations throughout Carson
Valley. The goal of International
Footprint Association chapters is to
promote cooperation between all
law enforcement agencies, business
people and private citizens.
Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley
P.O. Box 892
Gardnerville 89410
265-9443
Contact: Gary Dove
Meets: Thursday at 06:30 am at
Sharkey’s Casino Rib Room.
Kiwanis is a global organization
of volunteers dedicated to changing
the world one child and one
community at a time. The Kiwanis
Club of Carson Valley is a snapshot
of the community, with members
from all walks of life and at every
step of the career ladder. They are
unifed in their belief that children
and their communities beneft from
the efforts of a profcient group of
caring and involved individuals
who give a little of their time and
talents to make Carson Valley a better
places in which to live and work.
Our Mission “Service to Community
While Enjoying Fun and Fellowship”
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Club of Carson Valley
Knights of Columbus Immaculate
Heart of Mary Council No. 12845
782-2852
Contact: Richard Morissette
Meets: Second Wednesday.
Formed by the St. Gall Catholic
Community in Gardnerville. The
Knights of Columbus, a Catholic
men’s organization, is dedicated
to serving both the church and the
community. Membership is open to
male practicing Catholics 18 years
and older. Call for membership or
information.
Lions Club
P.O. Box 314
Minden 89423
267-2774
Contact: Ron Santi
Meets: First three Wednesdays
at 6:30 p.m., dinner, Sharkey’s Rib
Room, Gardnerville. The Lions Club
fundraises for sight and hearing
projects. The club is involved in
the national eye glass donation
project and provides exams and
glasses for young and old; club also
raises money for scholarships and
community projects.
Masonic Lodges
Carson Valley Lodge 33, F&AM
P.O. Box 2
Gardnerville 89410
783-3444
Meets: Third Tuesday, 7 p.m.,
Masonic Hall on Highway 395
in Gardnerville (over Cheshire
Antiques).
Douglas Lodge No. 12, F&AM
Lodge: Main St., Genoa
265-7706
Contact: Bill Vining
Meets: Second Wednesday of each
month at 7 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m.
Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
40 West First St., Reno 89501
322-1933, lodge offce
The group sponsors clinics in
Carson City and Reno for patients of
aphasia and dyslexia at no charge to
the patients.
Carson Valley Shrine Club
P.O. Box 3082
Gardnerville 89410
782-6583
Contact: Paul Lockwood
Meets: Five times annually with
prior arrangements. The Shrine
Club supports Shrine Hospitals
for Crippled Children, those with
orthopedic, spinal or burn injuries.
The motto is “Strong legs run so weak
legs can walk.”
Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba
P.O. Box 2168
Gardnerville 89410
782-5266
Contact: Teresa Fernandez
Generally meets the third
Saturday of the month for a dinner
meeting, rotated among Valley
Basque restaurants. Members limited
to descendants of Basque heritage
and spouses.
Minden Fortnightly
P.O. Box 543
Minden 89423
782-0248
Contact: Shari Chappell
Meets: October through April,
frst and third Tuesday, 7 p.m., CVIC
Hall, Minden. Club raises money to
contribute toward the upkeep of the
CVIC Hall, for community activities
and gives scholarships to Douglas
High School seniors, one male and
one female. The organization also
sponsors students for Girls’ and
Boys’ State, as well as contributing to
various community projects.
Minden Rotary Club
P.O. Box 284, Minden 89423
782-1539
Contact: Woodie Ross
Meets: Every Tuesday noon at
Carson Valley Inn. Rotary offers
numerous community affairs and
supports many area youth groups.
Sponsors the Rotarian International
Student Exchange program and
awards scholarships to Douglas High
School seniors each year.
Miss Douglas County
& Miss Carson City
Scholarship Organization
(775) 230-3745
Shauna Bartshe
An offcially licensed franchise
of the Miss America Organization,
the group’s purpose is to promote
educational and career achievement
through scholarships to young
women between the ages of 17 and
24 who also meet other eligibility
criteria. The national organization
is the largest single source of
scholarships for young women in the
world.
National Active and
Retired Federal Employees
MIN-GARD Chapter 2167
P.O. Box 2928, Minden 89423
782-4115
Contact: Homer Boone
Meets: Fourth Tuesday (except
July and August; November and
December meetings vary due to
Thanksgiving and Christmas), 2-4
p.m. at the Carson Valley United
Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville
Lane, Gardnerville.
National Pony Express Association
State Headquarters
www.xphomestation.com
This organization is a nonproft
educational association organized for
the perpetuation and recognition of
the authentic and historical running
of the Pony Express. Its aim is to
preserve the marking and honoring
of the route and its historical events
now that the U.S. Congress has
designated it a National Historic
Trail. New members welcome.
Nevada Association
of Porcelain Artists
265-5813
Contact: Elinor Skiles
Meets: Third Friday at 10:30 a.m.
at Douglas County Recreation
Department on Waterloo Lane in
Gardnerville. Everyone welcome. This
group was founded to promote the
fne art of china painting. Call for
special events information.
Nevada Wandering Wheels
Motorcycle Club
P.O. Box 2958
Minden 89423
782-5802
Contact: Norbert Monohan
Meets: Second Thursday at Round
Table Pizza, 6 p.m. Motorcycle
owners are welcome.
Northern Nevada Pond Club
882-9284
Contact: Paul Brugger
Meets: Third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. New
members welcome to learn about
home pond management. Call for
meeting locations.
Pine Nut Preservation League
P.O. Box 2723
Minden 89423
783-9631
Contact: John Dicks
Dedicated to the preservation of
the Pine Nut Mountain Range and
surrounding area. Call for meeting
times and locations.
Senior Men’s Club of Empire Ranch
Empire Ranch Road
Carson City
782-6583
Contact: Paul Lockwood, 885-2100
Senior men ages 60 and over
meet every Wednesday morning,
March through October, at Empire
Ranch Golf Course. All levels of play.
Call the golf club for details.
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Share a Book Club
Douglas County Senior Center
2300 Meadow Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-9841 or 783-6455
Meets: Second Wednesday, 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. Our members are all
great readers and eager to share
their thoughts on special books they
have read. Check our Web site www.
freewebs.com/shareabookclub/ to
discover the books we have reviewed.
All adults welcome; the center is
wheelchair friendly.
Sheridan Volunteer Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 1901, Gardnerville 89410
265-4590
Contact: Gale Maynor
Meets: Every Thursday at 7 p.m. at
the frehouse on Centerville and
Sheridan Way.
Sierra Intermountain
Emergency Radio Association
P.O. Box 2348
Minden 89423
265-4278
Contact: George Uebele
Meets: First Saturday 1 p.m. At
Carson Valley United Methodist
Church. A social breakfast is fourth
Saturday 8 a.m. At Danny’s Ironwood
grill in Minden.
Sierra Nevada Active 20-30
Women’s Club No. 730
2222 Park Place No. 2E
Minden 89423
(760) 716-2984
Contact: Betsy Mauchley
www.sierranv2030.org
E-mail: info@sierranv2030.org
Meets: General meetings are 6
p.m. the frst and third Wednesdays
at 2222 Park Place, No. 2, Minden.
Sierra Nevada Active 20-30 No. 730
is a nonproft organization that
provides young women with the
opportunity for personal growth,
friendships and leadership
development while improving the
quality of lives of special-needs
children of Douglas County.
Sierra Sagebrush Flyers
P.O. Box 1192
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Contact: Ray Brindos
265-0978
http://ssbf.org/
Meets: First Thursday of the
month at 7 p.m. at Carson Valley
United Methodist Church. The Sierra
Sagebrush Flyers is a model airplane
club open to anyone wishing to fy or
learn to fy model airplanes.
Sustainable Living and
Renewable Energy Roundup
265-6827
PO Box 824, Minden, NV 89423
www.greenlivingfest.org
Contact: Vicki Bates,
vrbates@charter.net or 265-6827
Educational non-proft
promoting sustainable practices,
renewable energy use, and
environmental responsibility in the
way we work, live and play. Hosts
the Green Living Festival, Sept 15 at
Lampe Park, feld trips and a locavore
dinner August 15.
Silver State Pygmy Goat Assn.
267-4355
Contact: Ray Hoyt
www.sspga.org
Meets: Periodically at various
locations. The association has as
its purpose the promotion of the
pygmy goat breed, the education
of the public about the pygmy goat
and providing pygmy goat owners
information on health care, nutrition,
breeding, kidding and housing
requirements. Call for information.
Soroptimist International
of Carson Valley
P.O. Box 192, Minden 89423
265-5487 or 782-2268
Contact: Rosann Turiglitatto
Meets: Every Tuesday at noon,
Holiday Inn Express, Minden.
Soroptimist is an international
service club whose members
contribute to a variety of service
projects. Most of the money raised
within Carson Valley is returned to
the community through donations
to local projects and organizations.
Members must be in a professional
feld, an owner or co-owner of
a business or in a management
position in an area frm. Call for
membership information.
Topaz Sagehens
266-3401
Meets: Third Wednesday
September through May, 1 p.m.,
at the Topaz Ranch Estates Park
building. The goal and purpose of the
group is to promote an educational
program that improves home,
community and rural life.
TOPS Nv. No.141
265-5235
Contact: Faye Pekar
Meets: Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., at St.
Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville
Lane, Room 148, Gardnerville. Take
Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonproft
weightloss support group. Weekly
weigh-ins and incentives for reaching
weight-loss goals.
University Women
of Carson Valley
265-4278
Contact: Dorothy Uebele
E-mail: duebele2@charter.net
Meets: Second Saturday 1:30
p.m. Book club 1:30 p.m. fourth
Saturday in members’ homes.
This group is open to women
graduates of four-year colleges and
universities; associate members
include noncollege graduates. The
group sponsors a scholarship for
a graduating Douglas High School
senior. Book group meets the fourth
Saturday in a member’s home to
discuss a selected novel. Call for
more information.
Valley Cruisers Car Club
P.O. Box 1184
Gardnerville 89410
265-3654
Contact: Diana Lombard, secretary
Meets: First Sunday 6:30 p.m.
at Sharkey’s Casino. Membership is
open to those who have a love for
cars made in 1972 or earlier, who
are interested in the restoration,
preservation and safe operation of
vintage cars.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 3630 (Topaz)
266-4840
Contact: Harvey S. Ludington
Meets: Third Wednesday at 7:30
p.m., Topaz Ranch Estates Park
building. All eligible veterans are
welcome.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3657
(Walker/Coleville)
(530) 495-2132
Commander: Elmer DeFrese
(530) 495-2149
Meets: Second Thursday, 7 p.m., at
the Walker Community Center.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8583
P.O. Box 1606
Minden 89423
450-3057
Meets: Second Thursday, 7 p.m.,
at the Elks Lodge, 1276 Pit Road in
Gardnerville. American veterans of all
armed conficts are welcome.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 8583 Ladies Auxiliary
450-2387
Meets: 6:30 p.m. the second
Monday of the month at Carson
Valley United Methodist Church.
Blue Star and Gold Star Moms
welcome.
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Berean Bible Church
1516 Highway 395
Gardnerville, 89410
P.O. Box 1267
Minden 89423
782-3931
Pastor: Eddie Almeida and Llew Bush
9:30 a.m. And 5 p.m. Sunday.
Calvary Chapel of Carson Valley
1004 Dresslerville Road
Gardnerville 89460
265-3259
(Offce open 8:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.)
Pastor: Dan Steen
cvcalvary.org
Sunday School and Sunday worship
service 9 a.m. Evening worship 6
p.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Sat. 8 a.m.;
Bible Study, Tues. 7 p.m.; Ladies’
Bible Study Wed. 7 p.m.; Youth
activities, Thurs. 7 p.m.; Kid’s Club,
Fri. 6:30 p.m. Child care available
Sunday morning services
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
3597 N. Sunridge Drive
Carson City
267-3200
www.ccchurchcc.org
Pastor: Rev. Father James J. Setelik Jr.
Mass times: 4 p.m. Saturday; English
9 a.m. Sunday; Spanish 11:30
a.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. Wednesday
and Thursday; 12:10 p.m. Friday.
Confession 3 p.m. Saturday.
Carson Valley
United Methodist Church
1375 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-4600
Pastor: Pete Nelson
www.carsonvalleyumc.com
Early worship, Sunday, 8:30 a.m.;
Traditional worship, 10:30 a.m.
‘The Journey’ Service 6 p.m. Call
for information on choir and youth
groups.
Carson Valley House of Praise
1219 Service Drive
Gardnerville 89410
265-3866
Pastor: George Whorley
Services, Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6:30
p.m.; “Into His marvelous Light,”
free home Bible study. Bible study
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Call for
information and meeting place.
Christ Presbyterian Church
1436-C S. Industrial Way
Gardnerville 89410
782-3781
Pastor: Pat Hardy
www.cvcpc.org
Sunday worship (including
Children’s Church and child care)
9:30 a.m.; Communion Worship
Service frst Sunday of each month.
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Bible studies include Monday
Women’s at Carol Karp’s home,
Tuesday Men’s at Pastor Bill’s home,
Thursday Adult Bible Study at the
church. Wednesday evening is
choir practice. Call for information
and times of monthly fellowship
activities.
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Minden
Meetinghouse
891 Mahogany Drive
Carson Valley Ward
Spruce and Deseret streets
First Ward
782-5872
Bishop: David Haws
Second Ward
782-7890
Bishop: Robert Hook
Third Ward
782-3885
Bishop: Bo Jackson
Call for information, service times.
Coventry Cross Episcopal Church
1631 Esmeralda Ave.
P.O. Box 518
Minden 89423
782-4161 Church Offce
Priest: Rev. Elizabeth Tattersall
Worship service 10 a.m. Sunday
Services.
Crossroads Nazarene
1788 Pinenut Road
Gardnerville
782-4498
Traditional service 8 a.m.;
contemporary service 10:15 a.m.
Sunday school, youth and small
groups.
First Baptist Church
of Minden-Gardnerville
1311 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, 89410
782-5513
Pastor: Larry Webb
Sunday School, 9:15 a.m., traditional
worship services, 10:30 a.m. Call for
further information.
First Baptist Church
of Topaz Ranch Estates
1441 Agate Road
Wellington 89444
266-3309 or 266-4154
Pastor: Don Chambers
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. worship, 11
a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 5 p.m.
Prayer Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Call for
additional information.
The Fountainhead
Foursquare Church
3690 Highway 395
P.O. Box 2775
Carson City 89702
Web site: www.fountainheadcc.org
267-4488 offce
Pastor: Louie Locke
Sunday morning services at 9:30.;
youth group gatherings: middle
and high school students, Thursday
6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Call for more
information.
Genoa Community Church
182 Nixon St.
Genoa 89411
782-7075
Contact: Keith Corban
Sunday service 10 a.m. Rev. Patrick
Jolly. Non-denominational, speakers
and musicians.
Grace Community Church
2320 Heybourne Road
Minden 89423
782-6516
Pastor: Dr. Brian Borgman
www.gracenevada.com
Services, Sunday School, 9 a.m.;
morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
afternoon worship, 1:15 p.m. Nursery
available for all services. Adult Bible
study, youth discipleship and Kids
Desiring God, Wednesday. Call for
information on other activities.
High Sierra Fellowship
1701 Lucerne St.
P.O. Box 279
Minden 89423
782-7486
Pastor: Rich Lammay
www.hsfellowship.org
Worship services, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m.
Hilltop Community Church
3588 Romans Road
Carson City 89705
267-3020 church
www.hilltopchurch.net
Teaching Pastors: Joel Berger
and P.J. Lewis
Sunday traditional service, 8 and 9:30
a.m.; Saturday contemporary service,
6 p.m.; Kids programs for all three
services. Child care through grade 6.
Bible study groups and youth groups
meet weekly. Call for information.
Johnson Lane Baptist Church
1581 Johnson Lane
Minden 89423
267-9590
Pastor: Rick South
http://johnsonlanebaptist.com/
Sunday service, 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Wednesday
night prayer service, 5 p.m.
LifePoint Church
1095 Stephanie Way, Minden 89423
267-0151
www.lifepointnv.com
Saturday service, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday service, 9 and 10:45 a.m.
Home groups, special services.
Living Word Fellowship
824 Pba’ul (Dark Brush, near Long
Valley and Dresslerville roads)
Gardnerville 89460
Pastor: Gene Holman
265-3235, church
Sunday service, 10 a.m. and children’s
church; child care during service.
St. Gall Catholic Church
1343 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville 89410
782-2852
782-2622 fax
Web site: www.saintgall.org
Parish administrator:
Father Paul McCollum
Mass services, Saturday at 4 p.m.
in English and 6 p.m. in Spanish;
Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.;
Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:10
p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 8
a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation,
Saturday 2:30-3:30 p.m. and any
time upon request. Confessions are
2:30-3:30 p.m. Call for information
about preschool through high school
religious education, 782-3784.
Shepherd of the Sierra
Lutheran Church
3680 Highway 395
North of Jacks Valley Road
(near Target) 267-3680
Pastor: Norman Milz
www.shepherdofthesierralutheran.org
Church service and Sunday School,
9:30 a.m., Bible study, 8:30 a.m.
Smith Valley Baptist Church
888 Hudson Way, Smith
(775) 465-9399 church
Pastor: Travis Walker
www.smithvalleybaptist.com
Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
services, 11 a.m.; Sunday youth
services, 5 p.m. Bible study,
Wednesday 6 p.m.
Smith Valley Community
United Methodist Church
44 Rivers Road
Smith 89430
(775) 465-2452
Pastor: Bart Welsh
Sunday services 10 a.m.; adult Bible
study 9 a.m. Friday. Women’s Bible
study 10 a.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m.
Thursday.
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Topaz Community
Open Bible Church
3777 Granite Way, Wellington 89444
266-0020
Pastor: Ron and Nanci Carter
Sunday services; Prayers, 9 a.m.,
morning worship, 10 a.m. Meets at
the Topaz Ranch Estates Community
Building at the end of Carter Way.
Trinity Lutheran Church
1480 Douglas Ave.
Gardnerville 89410
782-8153; 782-8154 fax
Pastor: Jim Beilstein
Director of Child Care Center:
Donna Einspahr
www.trinitylutherangv.com
Sunday services, 8 a.m. and 10:45
a.m.; Sunday School and adult
Bible classes, 9:30 a.m. (Child
care available). Youth group meets
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.; Thursday Bible
study, 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., women’s
Bible study, Tuesday 9:30 a.m.;
preschool and child care center,
call 782-KIDS (782-5437) for more
information.
Valley Christian Fellowship
811 Short Court, Gardnerville 89460
265-4100
Pastor: Leo Kruger
www.non-denominationalchurch.org
Worship services, Sunday 10 a.m. and
Wednesday 6:45 p.m.
yOutH grOups
Adventure Camp
Ages 5 – 12
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
782-9828
www.douglascountynv.gov
American Youth Soccer Organization
P.O. Box 2409
Minden 89423
www.cvayso.org
Season starts in August and ends
in October. Registration, April,
May and June.
Carson Valley
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
884-0838
There are various active Boy Scout
Troops, Cub Scouts, Explorer Posts
and Venturing Crews in Douglas
County. Scouts are boys in the frst
grade through 21 years old.
Carson Valley Girl Scouts
Sierra Nevada Council
(800) 222-5406 (Council offce)
The Carson Valley Girl Scouts are
part of the Girl Scouts of the Sierra
Nevada Council. They sell calendars
and cookies to raise funds for these
activities.
Carson Valley Girls Softball
P.O. Box 2142
Minden 89423
265-6447
Contact: Patti Snyder
Ages 5 to 18. Season is April 1 to
July 1 with signups in February
and March. All girls are welcome.
Everyone plays.
Carson Valley Soccer Club
267-4545
Contact: Tim Dry
http://carsonvalleysoccer.org/
Spring season; plays competitively in
the area as well as out of state.
Co-ed Youth Basketball
Douglas County
Recreation Department
782-9828
The basketball season for third
through eighth graders is December
through March, with signups in the
month of November.
Douglas County 4-H Youth
Development Program
P.O. Box 338
Minden 89423
1329 Waterloo Lane,
Gardnerville
782-9960
Contact: Shannon Montana
4-H, one of America’s oldest youth
organizations, helps prepare kids for
the future. Friendships, self-esteem
and personal development make 4-H
an experience all youths can beneft
from. The program is open to young
people aged 5-19 with no dues or
initial fees (although there may be
costs associated with individual
projects).
Douglas Dolfns Swim Team
782-8840
www.ddst.org
Boys and girls compete separately in
age groups. Team is open to children
age 5-18. Program accommodates all
levels from novice to champion.
Douglas Ski Clubs
265-4236
Contact: Robert Pumphrey
Valley Saturday Club
782-3543
Valley Sunday Club
Contact: Tom Hickey, 782-2164
Sandy Cooke, 841-3339
Ski clubs in the Valley operate
Saturdays as well as Sundays. Signups
are in early winter. All Douglas
County students welcome. Children
must provide their own equipment
and be at least 8.
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Group and Private Lessons
for Kids, Teens, and Adults;
Clinics; Special Interest Groups
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* For 4, 5 & 6 year olds
Adult Programs
* Lessons and Clinics
Equine-Assisted Learning
Programs for adults and kids
Explorers Post 2105
Douglas County Sheriff’s
Offce Youth Services Offce
782-6441
Contact: Deputy Chris Griffth
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Post is
open to boys and girls, 14-21 years
old, who wish to receive training
in law enforcement. Meetings held
5:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Law
Enforcement Center in Minden.
MeFiYi Foundation
Amateur athletic programs
783-9598 or 782-9828
The MeFiYi Foundation is a nonproft
organization that supports amateur
athletics and recreation programs
in Northern Nevada and organizes
youth sports camps throughout the
year to help youths improve their
skills in several sports.
Silver State Pony Club
781-9644
Contact: Denise Beronio
The group is an affliate of the U.S.
Pony Club and follows all of its rules
and regulations; this is an English
riding club for youths ages 8-21
years. Ride locations vary. Club offers
instruction, competition, friendship.
Young Chautauquans
Douglas County Historical Society
1477 Highway 395
Gardnerville 89410
265-6097
Contact: Grace Bower
The Douglas County Young
Chautauquans season is January
through June. Members research
historic personages and give public
presentations in character.
Youth Basketball League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Anthony Davis – 782-9828
www.dcprsports.com
Youth Volleyball League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Anthony Davis – 782-9828
www.dcprsports.com
Youth Flag Football League
Douglas County Parks & Recreation
Anthony Davis – 782-9828
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Genoa Town Park
782-8696
Nixon Street in historic Genoa across
from the Community Church. Public
rest rooms.
Heritage Park
782-7134
Gilman Avenue just north of
downtown Gardnerville. Public
restrooms.
Minden Park
782-5976
Esmeralda Avenue in central Minden.
Public restrooms.
Mormon Station
State Historic Park
782-2590 or 687-4379
Programs planned for summer
season; call for schedule. Open May
to October, the Mormon Station State
Historic Park in Genoa offers picnic
tables, museum and large grassy area
for dayuse visitors. Also the contact
for tours of the Dangberg Home
Ranch Historic Park.
Grover Hot Springs
California State Park
(530) 694-2249
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Carson Valley
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782-2852
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RE/MAX Realty Affi liates
Gardnerville • 775.782.8777
1320 Hwy 395 N, Garnderville, NV 89410
www.realty-affi liates.com
RE/MAX Realty Affi liates
Carson City • 775.885.2200
2310 S. Carson Street, #1, Carson City, NV 89701
www.realtyaffi liatescarson.com
Outstanding Agents.
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in Carson Valley 2011
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estate in the Carson Valley
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