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The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 20 (1)

August 20, 2014 — 

Around 150 residents packed the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday night to let Douglas County commissioners Lee Bonner and Barry Penzel know that they weren’t too happy with …

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Woman admits killing roommate (2)

August 19, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville woman who killed her roommate on Dec. 2, 2013, was drunk and had fought with the victim much of the morning before loading a handgun and shooting him, …

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BLM sponsors Adopt-A-Space program (3)

August 19, 2014 — 

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office has launched the “Adopt-a-Space” Program to combat illegal dumping on public lands. Two open houses about the new …

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Bell rings in new year at Douglas (4)

August 19, 2014 — 

Ready or not, a new year and new look were welcomed in Monday morning at Douglas High School. And even the presence of construction workers did little to distract students …

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Third sesquicentennial medallion sales end in a week (5)

August 19, 2014 — 

Sales of the third Nevada Sesquicentennial medallion will end 5 p.m. Aug. 26. The medallion is the third in the series of four being produced throughout the year. The third …

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Minden starts search for new town board member (6)

August 19, 2014 — 

The search has begun for a new Minden Town Board member to replace Steve Thaler, who becomes a Douglas County commissioner on Jan. 1, 2015. Applicants must be residents of …

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Not too late to join Relay For Life on Saturday (7)

August 19, 2014 — 

On Saturday, Lampe Park will be going purple, the national color representing all cancers. We are inviting the public to please come and support the American Cancer Society Relay for …

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Carson-Tahoe Moto returns to Minden (8)

August 19, 2014 — 

Motorcyclists will gather in Minden on Thursday for the second Carson-Tahoe Moto. Based at the Carson Valley Inn, this is the second of three years participating riders will base their …

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Elderly man admits shooting caretaker (9)

August 19, 2014 — 

An elderly Fish Springs man admitted Tuesday to second degree murder in the shooting death of his caretaker, though he still claimed it was an accident. Melvin Norlund, 81, faces …

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University system is seeking a 14.5 percent increase (10)

August 19, 2014 — 

The university system is requesting a 14.5 percent increase in its budget for the coming biennium. The proposed budget is on the Board of Regents agenda for Friday. Funding from …

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C.O.D. Casino open for business in Minden (11)

August 19, 2014 — 

Gardnerville resident Linda Koleff won $150 in the first hour of business at Minden’s second gambling hall Monday. The long-awaited C.O.D. Casino opened with little fanfare as nearly 100 customers …

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Commissioners pick candidate for manager (12)

August 19, 2014 — 

Former Las Vegas Deputy City Manager James Nichols was the top choice to take over as the new Douglas County manager. “That last candidate broke the mold for me,” Commission …

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The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 19 (13)

August 19, 2014 — 

Eighteen years after the first Tahoe Summit, officials and politicians are gathering today at Valhalla to celebrate the Lake and talk about drought, wildfire and invasive species. The summit kicks …

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Signs welcome visitors to Tahoe (14)

August 18, 2014 — 

Visitors to Lake Tahoe on Tuesday noticed new gateway signs along three Nevada highways leading into the basin. Installed near Daggett Summit on Kingsbury Grade, Spooner Summit on Highway 50 …

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Reno man victim in fatal Pine Nut accident (15)

August 18, 2014 — 

A Reno man was identified Monday as the pedestrian killed Aug. 10 on Highway 395 after he was struck by a pickup, and then two Sheriff’s patrol cars. Russell R. …

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Mark Sexton Band to perform at Dangberg Ranch (16)

August 18, 2014 — 

The Mark Sexton Band will headline a concert opened by local singer Vanessa Littrell at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday. Sexton, who plays the guitar and sings …

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Carson Valley Medical Center hosts health fair (17)

August 18, 2014 — 

Health and wellness has been a popular topic among Americans as the obesity rate continually increases. According to Americashealthrankings.org/NV, “560,000 adults are obese in Nevada.” To help combat this, the …

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The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 18 (18)

August 18, 2014 — 

The buses are running this morning for the first day of all Douglas County schools. The four candidates for Douglas County manager will undergo their interviews with commissioners 9 a.m. …

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Antique tractor show continues today (19)

August 17, 2014 — 

The Northern Nevada Antique Power Club’s 19th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show continues through 4 p.m. today at Valley View Ranch, 1000 East Valley Road, Gardnerville. Club President Pat …

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Douglas jobless numbers down in July (20)

August 17, 2014 — 

Unemployment dropped to 8 percent in Douglas County during July, down from 10 percent at the beginning of the year. There are 950 more employed workers than there were at …

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