State Forestry Helicopter Crew Honored for Rescue Mission

April 16, 2009

Nevada Division of Forestry Pilot Nick Lopes (left) and Helicopter Manager Lee Stewart (right) receive letters of appreciation from Commander Shane Yates, operations manager at Naval Air Station, Fallon, for their assistance in rescuing skiers near Heavenly, Nevada.

Nevada Division of Forestry Pilot Nick Lopes (left) and Helicopter Manager Lee Stewart (right) receive letters of appreciation from Commander Shane Yates, operations manager at Naval Air Station, Fallon, for their assistance in rescuing skiers near Heavenly, Nevada.

Nevada Division of Forestry Pilot Nick Lopes (left) and Helicopter Manager Lee Stewart (right) receive letters of appreciation from Commander Shane Yates, operations manager at Naval Air Station, Fallon, for their assistance in rescuing skiers near Heavenly, Nevada.

MINDEN, Nev. — When a skier went missing from Heavenly Ski Resort on March 3, an air-based search was determined to be the best way to look for the individual in the mountainous terrain.

Within an hour of being called out to the mission, the Nevada Division of Forestry’s helicopter crew spotted the skier. The skier was not in a position to be rescued on foot because of heavy snow, so Fallon Naval Air Station personnel, who were also part of the search and rescue mission, recovered the skier from its helicopter.

Meanwhile, NDF’s crew spotted two more skiers, who also appeared to be in trouble and out of resort’s boundary. Contact was made with the two additional skiers, and it was determined that because of heavy snow and hypothermia setting in, that naval ground crews would rescue the skiers.

NDF’s air operations provide search and rescue support, though the helicopter crew’s primary mission is initial attacks on wildland fires. The crew averages 100 hours of flight time 35 days a year helping to fight wildfires.

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Christmas at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch

December 24, 2008

The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley’s first and largest ranches. The ranch was home to German immigrant Heinrich Friedrich Dangberg who founded the site in 1857. Christmas at the Dangberg Home Ranch has been reconstructed with historic artifacts, toys and decorations. Park Interpreter Mark Jensen narrates this video and describes the Ranch’s Christmas time exhibit.


Dangberg Home Ranch to host holiday toy exhibit December 12-14

December 2, 2008

 

Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch

Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, invites the public to attend a celebration of the holidays. The event will feature an exhibit of antique toys, Christmas cards and decorations from the park’s extensive collection. Visitors will enjoy hearing music played on the Dangberg’s 1916 Knabe and Company grand piano.

Displayed exhibit items will include: a variety of stuffed animals, dolls, card games and other toys from the early decades of the 20th century, as well as board games, construction sets and other play items from the 1930s and 1940s. These items are examples of the childhood play from two generations of the Dangberg family.

“The park’s collection of antique toys is a lot of fun,” said Park Interpreter Mark Jensen. “We have Kewpie dolls, early Mickey Mouse toys, cast-iron trains, ‘Tinker Toys,’ board games from the 1910s such as ‘Department Store’ and ‘Sailor Boy,’ ‘Lincoln Logs’ and other and other toys that will make park visitors laugh, think and reminisce.” Read the rest of this entry »


Dangberg Ranch features historic clothing exhibit Oct. 31

October 22, 2008

Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch

Hat collection at Dangberg Ranch

MINDEN, Nev. — The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, operated by the Nevada Division of State Parks in collaboration with Douglas County, will display portions of its collection of historic clothing in a special exhibit over the Nevada Day weekend.
 
Items to be shown in the exhibit include clothing from the 1890s through the 1960s. Highlights include the wedding gown worn by Gertrude Dangberg in her 1898 wedding, a ball gown she wore to Carson City parties in 1903 and Henry Fred Dangberg, Jr.’s tuxedos from the first decades of the 20th century.
 
Children’s clothing from the early 1900s will be displayed, including a pair of bib overalls from the 1890s that are the oldest Levi’s known to exist in Nevada. Beaded dresses from the 1920s, evening gowns from the 1930s, and casual dresses in a variety of styles from the 1930s through the 1950s will also be shown. Selections from the park’s collection of jewelry, shoes, hats, gloves and purses will round out the exhibit. Read the rest of this entry »


Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park 2008 tour schedule

June 10, 2008

MINDEN, Nev.– Nevada State Parks invites the public to tour the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park, located just west of Minden in Douglas County. Tours include several historic buildings constructed between 1857 and 1916, including the main residence, which was one of the most prominent.

Tours also include information on the history of the Dangberg family and its ranching operations, with displays of artifacts that date from the late 19th century through the 1970s and include furniture, clothing, agricultural tools, carriages and more. Restoration work on the buildings’ electrical systems and exteriors, including wood and masonry repairs and a fresh coat of paint, has just been completed. Read the rest of this entry »