We have a new subdivision coming to Minden! The Village at Monte Vista, which is being built by Santa Ynez Valley Construction Company, is situated at the North end of Minden off Ironwood Drive. There will be 5 different residence options available. Check out their website for the specs on each floor plan to see which sites are currently available. Give me a call if you’d like to set up a showing!
Did you know that there’s an artist retreat for select sculptors right here in the Carson Valley? Buffalo Creek Art Center, an educational non-profit organization, hosts sculptors every summer June through October.
The program is open to sculptors working in metal, ceramic, wood, stone and mixed media. Artists can find information for applying to the residency on the Buffalo Creek Art Center’s website.
To hear more about how the Center began, check out this article from the Record Courier.
Our Shred Event is back on! As you know, the tax filing deadline was extended to July 15th this year due to COVID-19. Once you’ve filed, you may find that some late “spring cleaning” is in order. The new date for our annual office Shred Event for our preferred clients is now Saturday, July 18, from 9 am to 12 pm! Prevent identity theft by securely shredding your outdated bank statements, bills, legal agreements and other personal documents.
We will also be hosting a donation drive at the same time for the Douglas County Animal Shelter. You can bring dog and cat food (canned and dry), cat litter, cleaning supplies, hard toys, treats, etc. to the RE/MAX office during the Shred Event. I look forward to seeing you there!
Great news for all the microbrewery fans out there—Shoe Tree Brewing Company in Carson City is coming to Minden! According to this article from the Record Courier, the brewery was recently approved to go into the Ironwood Center.
They are hoping to be up and running by the end of summer—perfect timing for Oktoberfest!
Ready for some outdoor summer fun? “Heavenly and Kirkwood mountain resorts will be open for select summer activities ahead of July Fourth,” according to this article from the Record Courier. The Heavenly Gondola will be open and there will be plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, disc golf and more!
All Vail resorts are taking the necessary precautions during these times. They are sanitizing surfaces regularly. All employees are required to wear face masks. In addition, the number of guests is being limited in order to ensure social distancing is being practiced.
For more information and dates, check out the article here.
“The Douglas County Public Library plans to reopen its Minden branch starting” today, according to this article from the Record Courier. Small groups of patrons will be allowed inside the library to browse and checkout from 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. The Lake Tahoe branch will be open with limited hours as well.
The Douglas County Historical Society’s museums are open, and so is the Genoa Courthouse Museum. State Museums in Carson City also opened back up last week. This includes the Nevada State Museum and the Nevada State Railroad Museum. For days, times, and additional information, check out the RC article.
Governor Sisolak recently released guidance for Phase 2 of reopening, which will occur this Friday, May 29th. A number of businesses will be allowed to reopen with social distancing requirements (generally less than 50% capacity per the fire code) and gatherings are now capped at 50 people. Businesses specifically allowed to reopen under Phase 2 are:
- Movie Theaters
- Recreation Centers
You can find the transcript of the Governor’s remarks by clicking here, which outline the businesses that can reopen and general guidelines they must follow. Below is a chart indicating business operations under Phase 2.
According to this article from the Record Courier, the Douglas County Public Libraries have opened up their bookdrops and will begin performing curbside service. The Minden branch will be open for curbside service Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. The Zephyr Cove branch will service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4pm. For more information, check out the article here.
It’s so exciting to see that the farmers markets are opening up for the season, despite new rules and regulations required of them due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minden market on Esmeralda Street began yesterday (5/19/20) and will continue every Tuesday afternoon from 4–8 pm for the season. The Gardnerville market will still take place on Wednesday mornings from 8 am to 1 pm (starting 5/27/20) but at a new location: Heritage Park. In addition, according to the Record Courier, this “market will be renamed the Main Street Farmers Market…”
Other changes include needing to register for a time slot at the Main Street market in order to attend. More details can be found at Sierra Chef.