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Carson City

4th annual Extreme Police Motorcycle Training Challenge

The fourth annual Extreme Police Motorcycle Training Challenge will be today and Saturday at 1111 E. William St. This year’s training challenge will showcase motor officers from throughout the West coast. The competition is open to all currently employed law enforcement motor officers and current duty motorcycles.

This event is sponsored by numerous local businesses and all proceeds will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada. For information, call 887-2020.

Welcome home barbecue to celebrate WNCC baseball team

The Western Nevada Community College United Students Association will host a barbecue at 1 p.m. today for the Wildcats baseball team in honor of their incredibly successful second season. The event is free and open to Wildcats supporters and friends.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their Wildcats gear. Head coach D.J. Whittemore, the assistant coaches and many of the players will be on hand outside the Dini Student Center on the Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Parkway.

For a roster with photos, final season stats, and a full schedule with scores, visit or call 445-3000.

Volunteers needed to chaperone 4-H camp

Adult chaperones are needed to spend a week, July 8-14, with local youth at the 4-H Camp near Stateline, on the shores of Lake Tahoe. The Western Area 4-H Camp provides youth ages 9 to 12 with a week of fun and educational activities, including swimming, canoeing, hiking, learning about the lake’s unique environment, doing arts and crafts, singing campfire songs and more.

Training for chaperones is provided so previous experience is helpful but not necessary. Chaperones are needed to provide supervision and lead activities.

There are no fees for volunteering, and room and board is provided while at the camp. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old and attend a training session June 10. In addition, university credit or continuing education credit can be earned by volunteering. To earn credit, volunteers need to sign up for the appropriate course and pay the applicable per-credit fees at University of Nevada, Reno.

Applications and requirements are available at your local University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office. For information, call Sarah Chvilicek at 784-4848.

Carson Valley

Genoa Home & Garden Tour to be on Sunday

The Genoa Home & Garden Tour will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Speakers are Ron Brown who will speak at 11 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. on the growing and care of exotic orchids. Dave Ruf of Greenhouse Garden Center will speak at noon with all new topics. He will be followed by Dan McClure from Nevadas Own who will speak about plants he has developed for our high desert region.

Tickets are $12 each. For information call 782-4951 or visit