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Resilient racer: 2-time cancer survivor Wendy Chioji starts new battle after Ironman Lake Tahoe (1)

September 20, 2014 — 

After Wendy Chioji crosses the finish line to complete the Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe on Sunday, she will begin a different type of challenge. The two-time cancer survivor recently discovered …

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West Nile Virus found in more Carson City areas (2)

September 20, 2014 — 

West Nile Virus in Carson City mosquito spots are in more areas that previously reported by the city‘s Health and Human Services Department and Nevada Department of Agriculture. Earlier this …

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Superintendent addresses increased standards (3)

September 20, 2014 — 

With the belief that graduation begins in kindergarten, The Douglas County School District has implemented new standards in the last two years to better prepare students for college and the …

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Woman released on five years probation (4)

September 19, 2014 — 

A Woodfords woman was sentenced to 14-36 months in prison but placed on probation for five years for possession of a controlled substance. Kelly Meahan, 46, was arrested July 3 …

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BLM: Drones prohibit firefighters from battling wildfires (5)

September 19, 2014 — 

The Bureau of Land Management has issued a warning to operators of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, (UASs) better known as drones: their aircraft are not welcome around or above wildfires. BLM …

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Douglas students gain AP recognition (6)

September 19, 2014 — 

Douglas High School’s Advance Placement students have been recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars. These students are either current seniors or graduates of the class of 2014. They …

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Community and senior center cornerstone built by Masons (7)

September 19, 2014 — 

A cornerstone bearing the inscription AD 2014 was measured, mortared and blessed by the Masons of the State of Nevada, Tuesday in a traditional ceremony. The Masons instated the cornerstone …

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Scarecrows take shape in Minden Park (8)

September 19, 2014 — 

The sounds of crumpling newspaper will accompany the crunching of leaves in Minden Park as the 28th Scarecrow Festival returns to Minden. East Fork Gallery will host the Scarecrow Festival …

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Carson Valley air quality in unhealthy range (9)

September 19, 2014 — 

Smoke from the King Fire drifting into the Valley has put the air quality in the “Unhealthy” range. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection air quality monitor in the Gardnerville …

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California man sentenced to eight years in prison (10)

September 19, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Coleville man was ordered to serve 8-20 years in prison Tuesday after he admitted to attempted sexual assault on a child under the age of 16. Colton Ward’s …

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Unemployment down 15 percent in August (11)

September 19, 2014 — 

In August, 13,063 initial claims for unemployment insurance were filed in Nevada, a decline of 15.4 percent compared to July 2014, but up 1.6 percent compared to August 2013 when …

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Douglas sees 79 fewer students in 2014 (12)

September 19, 2014 — 

After two years on the plateau, the number of students attending Douglas County schools dropped by 79 to 6,059. That’s not the biggest decrease in district history, but it does …

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Helping Hands turns Halloween store (13)

September 19, 2014 — 

Helping Hands Thrift Store employees sorted through more than four dozen boxes Monday morning filled with hundreds of Halloween costumes. The store received donations from Walmart and a former theater …

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Public records lawsuit dropped against Douglas sewer district (14)

September 18, 2014 — 

A lawsuit seeking the release of salary information from the Tahoe Douglas Sewer District has been withdrawn by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The lawsuit filed in August in Douglas …

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Minden Mill distillery project work begins next week (15)

September 18, 2014 — 

The racing stripe of yellow tape around the pumps at the bright red Cowboy Corner gas station is the first sign that work is beginning on a distillery at the …

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Smoke prompts Tahoe air show to offer free admission (16)

September 18, 2014 — 

The proceeds from Saturday’s Lake in the Sky Air Show are the latest victim of the King fire burning near Pollock Pines. Organizers have decided to drop the admission fee …

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Man, 37, suspected of starting King Fire; bail set at $10 million (17)

September 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately setting the King Fire. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, has been charged with arson. He is being held in …

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Thursday update: King Fire mushrooms to more than 70,000 acres (18)

September 18, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The King Fire raging in the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe has ballooned to more than 70,000 acres as of Thursday morning, prompting hundreds of evacuations and …

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Tim Kelly’s ‘The Butler Did It’ opens Sept. 26 (19)

September 18, 2014 — 

Set at Ravenswood Manor, an isolated estate on Turkey Island, off the coast of San Francisco, “The Butler Did It” spoofs English mystery plays with an American flair. Carson Valley …

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Nevada Recycles program launches art contest (20)

September 18, 2014 — 

The Nevada Recycles program has partnered with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to support a statewide recycled art contest to increase Nevadans’ awareness and interest in recycling. Entrants must be Nevada …

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