Slink Fire Roars to 6,500 Acres, Hwy 395 Closed, Town of Walker Evacuated, Emigrant Wilderness Threatened

Slink Fire Roars to 6,500 Acres, Hwy 395 Closed, Town of Walker Evacuated, Emigrant Wilderness Threatened

Bridgeport, CA. August 31st, 2020– Influenced by dry fuels, topography and winds, the Slink Fire made a substantial run towards the towns of Walker and Coleville at approximately 3 p.m. this afternoon. The fire has grown to 6,500 acres, with 5% containment. Click the above image for a full sized photo of the Slink Fire […]

Luckily Only Minor Injuries for Minden Woman in Hwy 88 Collision

Luckily Only Minor Injuries for Minden Woman in Hwy 88 Collision

Kirkwood, CA…A 70 year old Nevada womanwas traveling eastbound on State Route 88, east of Kit Carson Drive. She was traveling on a straight portion of roadway when she allowed her vehicle to gradually drift left, over double solid yellow lines, and into the opposing westbound lane. The vehicle continued drifting across the westbound lane […]

Law Enforcement Catches Up With Kidnapper In Yerington

Law Enforcement Catches Up With Kidnapper In Yerington

Minden, NV…nden, Nevada – Today at about 8:30 a.m. Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigators and Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Francisco “Frankie” Perez in Yerington, Nevada. Perez was located at a residence in the 300 block of North West Street. Perez, age 28, was arrested without incident on an outstanding warrant for Kidnapping with a Deadly […]

Man Still At Large After Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

Man Still At Large After Kidnapping & Armed Robbery

Minden, NV…On December 14, 2016 Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call of a kidnapping and armed robbery that reportedly occurred in the 1500 block of Gilman Avenue in Gardnerville. An adult male victim reported he had been kidnapped and robbed and showed Deputies the location of the crime. Subsequent investigation found that the […]

Scam Caller Plagues Douglas County Citizens

Scam Caller Plagues Douglas County Citizens

Minden, NV…On 10/24/16 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of attempted fraud. In all of the reported incidents a male subject claimed to be Lt Mike Sharp with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Caller IDs identify the phone number as (775) 375-5858, located in Winnemucca, Nevada. The complainants were told they owe money […]

Tahoe Boat Inspections Move To Launch Ramps For Fall And Winter

Tahoe Boat Inspections Move To Launch Ramps For Fall And Winter

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV… Starting in October boat inspections will move to select launch ramps and winter hours will begin. Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) inspectors will be stationed at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat launches from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, weather and construction permitting. All boats without an […]

Kids & Horses Adds Hippotherapy

Kids & Horses Adds Hippotherapy

Minden, NV…Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center is adding new therapists and hippotherapy to its offerings. The center works with individuals, of all ages, facing a broad range of challenges including paralysis, multiple sclerosis, autism, muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, and stroke. It is the only riding center offering […]

Update On Flooding In Douglas County

Update On Flooding In Douglas County

Minden, NV…Douglas County Emergency Management is currently working on managing the current flooding in the Stephanie and Johnson Lane areas of Douglas County. Douglas County has activated a flood hot line for residents who have been affected by the flooding. The number to call is (775) 782-6262 or visit douglasflood2015@gmail.com. The Johnson Lane Firehouse Station 6 is […]