4th of July Celebration in Genoa

The highlight of my day was listening to the patriot songs produced by the Carson Valley Symphony at the Old Mormon Fort. One enjoyable patriotic song after another. Hundreds of people attended this event as well.

4th of July at Zephyr Beach

I checked out the scene at Zephyr Beach to see how the recently approved Beer Garden and parking restrictions were working. I was shocked by the number of cars parked on the side of Highway 50. The were several hundred. People were walking a mile to get to the beach, some dangerously in the highway.

Douglas County Deputies and Aramark security guards were out in force at the beach. Trash cans and Porta Potties were abundant. I am looking forward to the official report but everything looked good while I was there.

Town of Minden 4th of July Barbeque and Bike Ride

The Town of Minden knows how to host a party. Several hundreds of people attended. There were water slides and other games for the kids, the barbeque was great and the line moved super-fast.

Freedom 5K Fun Run for the Wreath

Over 300 people participated in the Freedom 5K Fun Run, the most ever. I made the run, slowly jogging the entire way, but I knew I was in trouble when several ladies running with their dogs and several men pushing a stroller passed me by. Douglas County’s former Chief Financial Officer, Teri Willoughby, whizzed by me in an impressive show of speed and stamina.

The Kids Fishing Derby

The Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the Kids Fishing Derby nonprofit organization, made a triumphant return this year with the Elks Club’s essential volunteer support. After a four-year break due to COVID-19 and a volunteer shortage, the event welcomed children aged three to twelve.

Run entirely by volunteers, the Derby aims to introduce kids to fishing and the great outdoors. Any leftover proceeds fund next year’s event. In appreciation, volunteers received a hat and lunch.

This year’s event was a hit, with nearly 1,000 children participating. Almost every child caught at least two fish, and every participant went home with a prize.

It was a fantastic day of fun, fishing, and sharing our community spirit!

We had a great time at the Carson Valley Days Parade!

I had the pleasure of attending the American Dream Gun Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

I had the pleasure of attending the American Dream Gun Show at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

There were so many beautiful quilts at the Carson Valley Quilt Show, I couldn't pick out my favorite!

A great time was had by all at the Back Country Festival

It's always nice to see friends at the Genoa Wine Walk

I had the pleasure of attending the Genoa Cemetery Memorial Day Service. Maggie Tracey and many others put on a heartwarming event. Over 50 people attended.

The Vietnam Moving Wall at the Eastside Memorial Park

I had the opportunity to attend the Carson Valley Trails Association event. It was great seeing everyone.

I attended the opening of Nectar Beauty Salon.

The Carson Valley Hot Air For Hope Balloon Festival was a beautiful site. A good time was had by all.

I had a great time at the Minden Farmers Market!

Thursday Wine Walk is back!

It was great to attend the Boys and Girls Club Grand Opening. Big thank you to Lois Wray for purchasing the building.

I had a great time at the Let’s Rally Carson Valley Barbeque. All donations go to support Clinical Services, Learning Supplies, Summer Programs and Program Supplies.

Had great time at Wind Down Wednesday with Sheila Lavrum and Adam Cohen. Wonderful people.

Carson Valley Chamber Coffee

Douglas County employees celebrated Cinco De Mayo on Friday, which included a contest for best salsa and a food truck with delicious Mexican food:

A good time was had by all at the Grand Opening
of United Federal Credit Union in Minden.

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase

Genoa's 4th Annual Spring into Wine
An elegant wine tasting event benefitting Douglas County youth

The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Veteran's Fundraiser Dinner raised money to support Veterans' groups in Carson City and Reno

St. Gall Spring Rummage Sale

Donuts and Dispatach:
Douglas County’s Dispatch office held a Donut and Dispatch event celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It was a good time for all, food, candy, games, and friends!

Douglas County lost a pillar in its community when AJ Ursic recently passed. I had great respect for AJ because he was a fierce, tireless fighter for issues he believed in.

Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt and Fundraiser
My family and I support the volunteer fire departments in our community whenever possible. Each year, we attend the spaghetti dinner fundraiser in Fish Springs. This Easter we attended the Johnson Lane Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser.

Restyle- This building has been a part of Gardnerville since 1947. The owners spent $7,500 in renovations. Main Street Gardnerville provided $2,300 towards the cost.

Carson Valley Sertoma Oktoberfest at Heritage Park in Gardnerville


Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Tahoe Blue Events Center

Tark in the Park 2023

Carson Valley residents woke up to a beautiful site of Hot Air Balloons gracing its skies this morning.

I had great time at the first Wine Walk of the year.

I want to thank Shelley Zimbler and all of the residents at the Tahoe Beach Club who participated in my Town Hall.

I had a great time at the first “Wind Down Wednesday event” at Heritage Park.

“St. Gall hosted a wonderful 90th birthday party for beloved Father John.

One of the best-kept secrets in Douglas County is the incredible work the Community Services Department does on a day-to-day basis to make Douglas County the envy of the entire nation.

Elephants vs. Donkeys Charity Basketball Game:

I had a great time participating in the annual Elephants (Republican) vs. Donkeys (Democrats) charity basketball game in Carson City.

St Gall Fundraiser
To date, over $30,000 has been raised for the kneelers.

I had a chance to attend a fundraiser hosted by the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the Scholarship Fund for Young Musicians.

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly morning coffee event at Sage: Mind, Body & Soul

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly morning coffee event at Sage, a recently opened health and wellness company. I did a Small Business Saturday of Sage a year ago. Please see the following link:

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce monthly morning coffee event at Blind Coffee

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted another tour of a Carson Valley business. This tour was of the very impressive Blind Coffee. I will do a Small Business video of this business soon.

Taste of Italy Dinner

Amy and I had a wonderful night attending the “Taste of Italy” dinner. It is a monthly event put on by Cynthia and Mike, owners of Sierra Chef in Genoa. Approximately 70 people attended. Great food and great conversations with new friends. I highly recommend this event.

Knights of Columbus Bingo

Amy and I participated in the Knights of Columbus Bingo event at St. Gall’s Church. Incredibly, I won one of the bingos. I never win these events. The next Bingo night is October 14th at Saint Gall Catholic Church.

Spaghetti Feed & Dance Fundraiser

I had the pleasure of attending a Spaghetti Feed & Dance fundraiser for the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department. This is a wonderful event, for a great cause, and which draws hundreds of people. I encourage you to attend next September.

Tark in the Park

Labor Day at the “Tark in the Park” barbeque was a great event across the board. I was able to meet many new constituents, several of which had concerns about different items dealing with the County, and I was able to personally explain what was going on. The most rewarding part was seeing so many young kids playing together on the two bounce houses and in the water park.

Opening of the Chabad Synagogue

Opening of the Chabad Synagogue located at 255 Kingsbury Grade Rd. There was a great turnout, and the homemade pizza was incredible.

Brautovich Park Restoration Project

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency honored the Brautovich Park Restoration Project. We had the ribbon cutting for this project two weeks ago. Douglas County residents should be proud of this award and of Brautovich Park!

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer, Amy Burgans, hosted an Employee Appreciation Lunch. The theme of the lunch was a luau complete with Kona Icees.

Concert In The Park

I was honored to introduce The Island of Black and White band to several hundred people at Minden Park as part of the 2022 Bently Summer Camp Series.

©2024 Tarkanian for Douglas County Commissioner

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