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Controlled burning was closed at midnight today by the Nevada Division of Forestry. The summer months are rapidly approaching and fuel conditions are dry. NDF will re-open controlled burning in the fall when adequate precipitation has been received. With the onset of summer homeowners are advised to have adequate defensible space around their homes.

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. Call Sarah Chvilicek at 784-4848.

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Carson City

Annual Pops Party takes over lawn at Governor’s Mansion

The Carson City Symphony’s 23rd Pops Party concert will be at 4 p.m. today on the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion. The program will feature the Carson City Symphony, Carson Chamber Singers, guest soloist CeCe Gable, and the Strings in the Schools youth orchestra. There will be refreshments and prizes and admission is free.

For information call 883-4154 or visit

Carson Valley

Need a ride, Douglas County Senior Services can help

Douglas County Senior Services provides transportation for people 60 years and older to come to the center and have lunch, play bingo and socialize.

Each day drivers begin pick ups in town and in the Gardnerville Ranchos at 8 a.m. Participants will arrive at the center by 9 a.m., enjoy lunch at noon and get a ride home at 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. if they want to stay for bingo.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday there are pick ups in the north county. Those who live in Indian Hills or Johnson Lane will be picked up at 8:30 a.m., be at the center by 10 a.m. and catch a ride home after bingo at 2 p.m.

For information, call 783-6455.

Library closed for Carson Valley Days

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden will be closed from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9 so that staff may participation in the Carson Valley Days Parade.

The Library will be open from 1-6 p.m. that day. Call the library at 782-9841.