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Vehicle hits Minden coin store (1)

December 18, 2014 — 

A vehicle struck Northern Nevada Coin in Minden causing partial damage to the structure at 4:33 p.m. Two people are reportedly inside the store. Reports of an armed man in …

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TRPA turns 45 years old (2)

December 18, 2014 — 

The partnership between California and Nevada that created the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency turned 45 years old on Thursday, marking nearly a half-century of progress in the protection and restoration …

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Yerington resident Mark Thorpe killed in rollover (3)

December 18, 2014 — 

A Yerington man was identified as the victim of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 208 in Mason Valley 7 p.m. Monday. Mark Allen Thorpe, 58, was identified as the …

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The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 18 (4)

December 18, 2014 — 

Genoa residents Linda Birdwell and Tim De Turk will find out today if they’re going to be Genoa Town Board members starting next year. There’s no reason why commissioners won’t …

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Contest to bring Carson Valley horse and rider tourism (5)

December 17, 2014 — 

The Carson Valley Visitors Authority has invited area businesses to help promote the “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” horse and rider tourism campaign to their customers and social media audience. The contest …

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Governor kicks off state park passport program (6)

December 17, 2014 — 

There are 23 state parks in Nevada, and on Wednesday Gov. Brian Sandoval became the first visitor to receive a stamp in the new Nevada State Parks Passport. Fourteen more …

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Job creation touted at Carson Dunkin’ Donuts grand opening (7)

December 17, 2014 — 

With plans to open several Dunkin’ Donuts across Northern Nevada, Carson residents celebrated the opening of the chain’s second store in Carson City on Tuesday. Emphasizing creation of 100 jobs, …

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Grand jury indicts King Fire suspect (8)

December 17, 2014 — 

A Pollock Pines man faces a Jan. 23 hearing after he was indicted by an El Dorado County Grand Jury, District Attorney Vern Pierson announced. Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, is …

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South Lake community mourns the death of teen Dejon Smith (9)

December 17, 2014 — 

A candlelight vigil was Thursday for South Lake Tahoe 14-year-old Dejon Smith, who was apparently killed when a 50-foot pine tree fell during the Dec. 11 windstorm. Smith was found …

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Man faces prison in bicycle caper (10)

December 17, 2014 — 

A California man who used a false credit card to obtain $3,834 in bicycle equipment from a Gardnerville shop last year admitted to felony burglary on Tuesday. Scott Michael Westman, …

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The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 17 (11)

December 17, 2014 — 

St. Gall Catholic Church continues as Gardnerville’s venue for holiday music tonight with the Toccata Chorus and Orchestra presenting Handel’s “Messiah,” 7 p.m. tonight. It’s $30 for adults, $25 for …

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Project Santa Claus helps more than 600 children (12)

December 16, 2014 — 

With the belief that all little girls should have the opportunity to have a baby doll, Linda Faff and her friends at Carson Valley Desert Brushes donated four handmade and …

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Christmas events, sports and flu warning around Antelope Valley (13)

December 16, 2014 — 

There have been a number of holiday celebrations taking place around Antelope Valley, and there will be a few more. This Saturday, the Walker Country Store and VFW Post 3630 …

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Rewards offered in Stateline thefts (14)

December 15, 2014 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to the culprits in two thefts that occurred at Stateline during Thanksgiving week. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance …

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Firefighters to take fire victims shopping (15)

December 15, 2014 — 

A half-dozen members of the Smokey family left homeless in a Nov. 25 house fire are being taken shopping on Wednesday by area firefighters. Norma Smokey and her family, which …

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Tahoe storm expected to boost demand for rentals (16)

December 15, 2014 — 

Vacation rental firms at Lake Tahoe are hoping the latest incarnation of the Pineapple Express brings a bit of green with its ample supply of wind, rain and snow. The …

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The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 15 (17)

December 15, 2014 — 

The Young at Heart Gift Shop will be reopening today at 10 a.m. in the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. Highway construction will close one southbound lane on Highway …

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Frank Sinatra’s old Tahoe casino scheduled to reopen in a year (18)

December 13, 2014 — 

The famed Cal Neva, a North Lake Tahoe hotel-casino once owned by Frank Sinatra, will reopen to the public on Dec 12, 2015 — on what would have been Ol’ …

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Pine Nut gravel pit gets planning recommendation (19)

December 12, 2014 — 

The prospect of trucks hauling gravel right next to the subdivision he’s been trying to sell homes in for years had Grand View Estates manager Steve Mothersell pleading with Douglas …

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Flood work costs near $1 million (20)

December 12, 2014 — 

With nearly 1,500 private culverts to clean out in just the Johnson Lane area, Douglas County commissioners are trying to figure out how to make the community safer within the …

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