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May the Fourth be with you; Minden hosts “Star Wars” event (1)

May 4, 2016 — 

Main Street Minden is throwing the first annual May the Fourth be with you event 4-7 p.m. today at Minden Park in honor of “Star Wars.”There is free admission and …

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Suspicious packages encourage sweeps (2)

May 4, 2016 — 

A reported pipe bomb at the South Lake Tahoe courthouse and a suspicious package in Carson City had Douglas County deputies checking government buildings on Wednesday morning.There were no reports …

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Structural concerns close Topaz Post Office (3)

May 4, 2016 — 

Operations at the Topaz Post Office will be temporarily suspended due to structural concerns with the building.Beginning May 28, all operations at the Topaz Post Office will be temporarily moved …

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Scatter’s Attic to raise funds for Dangberg Historic Park (4)

May 4, 2016 — 

Scatter’s Attic, a sale of donated collectibles and household goods, will take place at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park noon-2 p.m. Saturday. The sale is a fundraiser for the …

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Orientation for Boys and Girls summer session through June (5)

May 4, 2016 — 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada is hosting mandatory parent orientation sessions for students registering for the summer session and the 2016-17 school year.Orientation will be at the …

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Spring Art Show features award winners (6)

May 4, 2016 — 

Douglas High School’s annual Spring Art Show is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, in the DHS media center. This event showcases the work of the talented student artists in a variety of …

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Scouts celebrate Arbor Day with tree-planting Friday (7)

May 4, 2016 — 

More than two-dozen members of Girl Scout Troops 287 and 314 and Boy Scout Packs 8583 and 411 helped plant three trees in Gardnerville in honor of Arbor Day on …

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County hears new solar rules (8)

May 4, 2016 — 

While many residents are urging county commissioners to exclude agricultural land from consideration for solar generating facilities, a case making its way through district court could render that decision moot.Greenstone …

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The R-C Morning Report for May 4 (9)

May 4, 2016 — 

Genoa, Nev. — National Night Out continues in the Gardnerville Ranchos at the general improvement district board’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. The only thing on the agenda is collecting …

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Town budgets prompt worker discussion (10)

May 3, 2016 — 

A proposed 16.4 percent increase in Minden’s wholesale water fund prompted Douglas County commissioners to question the town’s budget.The town is proposing to increase the water rate it charges the …

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Fire engulfs structure in the Tahoe Keys (11)

May 3, 2016 — 

Tahoe Douglas firefighters responded to help fight a $3 million structure fire that claimed a condominium in the Tahoe Keys on Tuesday afternoon. At 1:48 p.m. Tuesday dispatchers received a …

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Peace Officers Memorial Run passes through Valley Wednesday (12)

May 3, 2016 — 

Douglas County deputies will be participating in the 17th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Run Wednesday.The run started in Las Vegas on April 27, and is broken up into …

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Briefs filed with 9th Circuit in 1995 Carson City murder case (13)

May 3, 2016 — 

Prosecutors are appealing to reinstate the 20-year-old murder conviction of a man who has been incarcerated since he was 14.Nevada’s Attorney General has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals …

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The R-C Morning Report for May 3 (14)

May 3, 2016 — 

Genoa, Nev. — East Fork is seeking an increase in its ambulance rates at Thursday’s Douglas County commissioners meeting. The district’s goal is to raise $120,000 to offset the costs …

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Fire stops Friday traffic north of Minden (15)

May 2, 2016 — 

A car fire slowed traffic on Highway 395 on Friday afternoon.Reported at 3:45 p.m., the incident closed southbound lanes as firefighters doused the blaze.No one was injured, but the vehicle …

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Food truck festival rolls through Minden (16)

May 2, 2016 — 

After taking a moment to decide, Frankie Reynolds was glad she tried the Winey Munkies food truck first.The wine ice cream truck was one of seven choices at Saturday’s food …

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Ranchos Resident named community health nurse (17)

May 2, 2016 — 

Gardnerville Ranchos resident Catherine “Cat” Fuller has been selected Douglas County Community Health Clinic community health nurse/advanced practice registered nurse. Fuller’s first official day was April 4.“I am very honored …

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New Yorker honored by senior group (18)

May 2, 2016 — 

Vats of sticking sugar maple sap, boiling down to make maple syrup would be a few ounces lighter after Theresa Jungers and her siblings paid them a visit, collecting just …

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Fire claims home in Kings Lane (19)

May 2, 2016 — 

A Sunday morning fire rendered a Gardnerville home uninhabitable.East Fork firefighters and Douglas County deputies responded to 1246 Kings Lane at around 9:47 a.m.When they arrived, they found smoke and …

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The R-C Morning Report for May 2 (20)

May 2, 2016 — 

Genoa, Nev. — The tentative budgets for East Fork Fire District, and the towns of Genoa, Minden and Gardnerville will go before county commissioners today at 4 p.m. The county’s …

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