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Celebrity DAWG pound raises more than $30,000 (1)

October 21, 2014 — 

Carson Valley Inn & Casino’s ballroom was filled to the max with a sellout crowd of 200 people Saturday night who came out to support the animals of Douglas County. …

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Gardnerville urges residents to stay clear of Gilman mud (2)

October 21, 2014 — 

A report that a child got stuck in the mud on Saturday at what’s left of the Gilman Ponds in Gardnerville prompted the town to cordon off the popular site. …

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Work begins on Gateway Center improvements (3)

October 21, 2014 — 

Work has begun on the $420,000 project to improve Minden Gateway Center. “This is an exciting time for Minden,” Town Manager Jenifer Davidson. “Discussion regarding these site improvements for the …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 21 (4)

October 21, 2014 — 

Gardnerville’s oldest commercial building is rubble this morning after contractors took down the East Fork Hotel on Monday. Minden firm Sierra View Equipment is the contractor for the work, according …

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Gardnerville Ranchos woman facing third DUI (5)

October 20, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville Ranchos woman admitted Monday to driving under the influence, her third offense. Lisa Foster, 58, was arrested Sept. 23 after a flagger working on Kingsbury Grade noticed the …

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Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies Monday from heart attack (6)

October 20, 2014 — 

Carson City’s Pete Livermore died Monday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 73. Livermore announced in January that he would complete his second term representing the Capital in …

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Gardnerville woman hurt in Friday accident (7)

October 20, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville woman was injured Friday night in a traffic collision at Highway 395 and Riverview Drive. Jessica Olsen, 19, was southbound on Highway 395 when a Ram 3500 pickup …

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Library hosts zombie cannibal asylum (8)

October 20, 2014 — 

Join other teens and the Douglas County Public Library Teen Advisory Board for “Zombie Cannibal Asylum,” a teen mystery play 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Minden library. Investigate a murder …

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Demolition of East Fork Hotel begins (9)

October 20, 2014 — 

Feathers flew as an excavator took huge bites out of the 121-year-old East Fork Hotel on Monday morning as residents and officials looked on. Gardnerville’s oldest commercial building was reduced …

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Search for gold in Nevada remains starved for cash (10)

October 20, 2014 — 

The mining boom has busted out — and exploration companies are paying the price for the industry’s poorly played hands. As investor sentiment flocks to the social media and tech …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 20 (11)

October 20, 2014 — 

I’ve received two reports of a water line break on Bluerock Road from over the weekend. According to both correspondents the water’s been running down the road since Friday night. …

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Douglas County TRIAD shares positive message (12)

October 19, 2014 — 

When Genoa resident Jo Allen lost her husband a year and a half ago, she went to Vitality for Life for grief counseling and came away with much more. Vitality …

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Early voting starts in Douglas County, Nev. (13)

October 18, 2014 — 

Slightly more than 900 people celebrated 20 years of early voting by turning out to participate on Saturday. According to figures posted to the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s website, 530 people …

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Proposed water rate changes move ahead (14)

October 18, 2014 — 

Douglas County has moved closer to finalizing water rates at three Lake Tahoe water systems, following months of back-and-forth discussion between commissioners and upset ratepayers. County commissioners on Thursday approved …

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Two earthquakes near Topaz Lake (15)

October 18, 2014 — 

Two earthquakes struck east of Topaz Lake within minutes of one another around 11 a.m. Saturday. The first 2.8-magnitude temblor hit at 10:59 a.m. and was 4.3 miles east of …

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Douglas County getting warrants for blood draws (16)

October 18, 2014 — 

Procedures to obtain a warrant for a nonconsensual blood draw in DUI cases have been in place in Douglas County since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it constituted a search. …

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Two injured in Thursday BlueGo bus accident (17)

October 17, 2014 — 

Two people were injured in an accident at Highway 395 and Airport Road 6:40 a.m. Thursday. BlueGo Bus driver John Thomas O’Connor, 71, was southbound on Highway 395 turning onto …

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English conversation classes introduced to Douglas County (18)

October 17, 2014 — 

For the last decade, Florence Philips, 83, has been helping the immigrant population of Northern Nevada through various English as a Second Language classes. This month ESL in-Home Program will …

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Couple in custody in vehicle burglaries (19)

October 17, 2014 — 

A Chico, Calif., couple was arrested on Thursday in relation to four smash and grab vehicle burglaries in Carson Valley. Lisa Vantine, 32, and Jacob Donovan, 35, were taken into …

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Douglas unemployment down to 2008 numbers (20)

October 17, 2014 — 

Unemployment in Douglas County dropped down to 2008 levels in September, according to figures released by the state. The number of the county’s jobless continued to tick down, dropping another …

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