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A family’s tales of the East Fork (1)

October 24, 2014 — 

Even though he was not on hand Monday morning when the 121-year-old East Fork Hotel was torn down in Gardnerville, the occasion was clearly an emotional one for John Borda. …

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Valley program offers free makeovers for cancer patients (2)

October 24, 2014 — 

A national program to help cancer patients cope with the non-medical side effects of cancer treatment – their self-esteem — is active in Douglas County and offering a special session …

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First day of backyard burning canceled (3)

October 24, 2014 — 

Due to a cold front passage Saturday that is expected to raise winds to 50 mph on the Valley floor, the first day of open burning has been canceled. The …

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CVIC Hall safe venue for trick-or-treating (4)

October 24, 2014 — 

Minden’s CVIC Hall will be dressing up for Halloween at the 21st annual Trick-or-Treat Safety Street sponsored by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and The Record-Courier. Trick-or-Treat Safety Street is …

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Tahoe recreational sites closing for season (5)

October 24, 2014 — 

Beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas and other recreational sites are closing for the season, according to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Forest roads close around mid-November for …

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South Lake resort agrees to $10,000 fine for dumping pool water (6)

October 24, 2014 — 

Dumping chlorinated pool water into a stream environment zone cost a South Lake Tahoe resort a $10,000 fine. On Wednesday, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency fined Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 24 (7)

October 24, 2014 — 

Minden library’s Teen Advisory Board is hosting the zombie apocalypse, or at least a carnival asylum at week early in honor of Halloween next Friday. It’s a chance to try …

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Alpine County opens new facility for archive collection (8)

October 24, 2014 — 

A Virginia woman’s search for an ancestor who came over on the Mayflower led her through Alpine County’s Library & Archives and finally to the pages of the Genoa Weekly …

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Douglas County approves Tahoe plans (9)

October 24, 2014 — 

While there aren’t any buyers on the horizon, Kingsbury Middle School turned up in the approval of plans for Douglas County’s portion of Lake Tahoe. Three resolutions and two ordinances …

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Douglas students at low-risk for pertussis (10)

October 23, 2014 — 

After a single case of pertussis, known as whooping cough, was discovered at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School last week officials are recommending parents check with their doctor about getting the DTaP …

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Woman injured in Oct. 17 head-on collision accident out of hospital (11)

October 23, 2014 — 

Family and friends are raising money to help Jessica Olsen, who was seriously injured in an Oct. 17 head-on collision at Highway 395 and Riverview Drive. Olsen was southbound on …

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Backyard burning begins Saturday (12)

October 23, 2014 — 

The opening day for backyard burn season probably won’t be a burn day thanks to forecast blustery weather. Backyard burning starts Saturday and will run through Dec. 14. Fire Marshal …

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Accelerated Internet access on the way for Douglas schools (13)

October 23, 2014 — 

Douglas County schools will connect to Nevada System of Higher Education’s network by spring 2015 for faster Internet access and lower cost. The network speed for 3,000 connected devices in …

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Douglas scores in state’s top 25 high schools (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

Douglas High School is one of the top 25 high schools in Nevada, and the highest scoring four-star high school outside of Clark County. According to figures released by the …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 23 (15)

October 23, 2014 — 

East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson has been appointed to serve on the Nevada Advisory Ebola Task Force in his capacity as Douglas County deputy emergency manager. Backyard burning starts …

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Gardnerville man hits $1 million jackpot (16)

October 22, 2014 — 

It was $100 tips to employees all the way around from Gardnerville resident Bill Paxson at the Casino Fandango on Wednesday night. Paxson, 69, had more than 1 million reasons …

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Douglas High grads pass bar exam (17)

October 22, 2014 — 

The son of a Minden attorney is on the list of Douglas County residents who passed the July 2014 Nevada bar exam, Chief Justice Mark Gibbons announced on Wednesday. Minden …

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Man sought by probation officers remains at large (18)

October 22, 2014 — 

A 23-year-old Minden man is still at large after he ran from a state parole and probation officer in Carson City last week. Robert K. Schwoerer, 23, is believed to …

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Douglas County represented on state Ebola task force (19)

October 22, 2014 — 

Dave Fogerson, East Fork deputy fire chief and deputy emergency management director for Douglas County has been appointed to the state’s Ebola Advisory Task Force. As deputy emergency management director, …

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Tahoe Ridge Winery expanding to Carson City (20)

October 22, 2014 — 

Tahoe Ridge Winery is the new tenant leasing the building that once housed Carson City’s Station Grill at 1105 S. Carson St., the principals have confirmed. Joanne Holmes of the …

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