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Work begins on Gateway Center improvements (1)

October 21, 2014 — 

Work has begun on the $420,000 project to improve Minden Gateway Center. “This is an exciting time for Minden,” Town Manager Jenifer Davidson. “Discussion regarding these site improvements for the …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 21 (2)

October 21, 2014 — 

Gardnerville’s oldest commercial building is rubble this morning after contractors took down the East Fork Hotel on Monday. Minden firm Sierra View Equipment is the contractor for the work, according …

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Assemblyman Pete Livermore dies Monday from heart attack (3)

October 20, 2014 — 

Carson City’s Pete Livermore died Monday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 73. Livermore announced in January that he would complete his second term representing the Capital in …

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Gardnerville woman hurt in Friday accident (4)

October 20, 2014 — 

A Gardnerville woman was injured Friday night in a traffic collision at Highway 395 and Riverview Drive. Jessica Olsen, 19, was southbound on Highway 395 when a Ram 3500 pickup …

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Library hosts zombie cannibal asylum (5)

October 20, 2014 — 

Join other teens and the Douglas County Public Library Teen Advisory Board for “Zombie Cannibal Asylum,” a teen mystery play 5-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Minden library. Investigate a murder …

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Demolition of East Fork Hotel begins (6)

October 20, 2014 — 

Feathers flew as an excavator took huge bites out of the 121-year-old East Fork Hotel on Monday morning as residents and officials looked on. Gardnerville’s oldest commercial building was reduced …

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Search for gold in Nevada remains starved for cash (7)

October 20, 2014 — 

The mining boom has busted out — and exploration companies are paying the price for the industry’s poorly played hands. As investor sentiment flocks to the social media and tech …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 20 (8)

October 20, 2014 — 

I’ve received two reports of a water line break on Bluerock Road from over the weekend. According to both correspondents the water’s been running down the road since Friday night. …

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Douglas County TRIAD shares positive message (9)

October 19, 2014 — 

When Genoa resident Jo Allen lost her husband a year and a half ago, she went to Vitality for Life for grief counseling and came away with much more. Vitality …

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Proposed water rate changes move ahead (10)

October 18, 2014 — 

Douglas County has moved closer to finalizing water rates at three Lake Tahoe water systems, following months of back-and-forth discussion between commissioners and upset ratepayers. County commissioners on Thursday approved …

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Two earthquakes near Topaz Lake (11)

October 18, 2014 — 

Two earthquakes struck east of Topaz Lake within minutes of one another around 11 a.m. Saturday. The first 2.8-magnitude temblor hit at 10:59 a.m. and was 4.3 miles east of …

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English conversation classes introduced to Douglas County (12)

October 17, 2014 — 

For the last decade, Florence Philips, 83, has been helping the immigrant population of Northern Nevada through various English as a Second Language classes. This month ESL in-Home Program will …

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Douglas unemployment down to 2008 numbers (13)

October 17, 2014 — 

Unemployment in Douglas County dropped down to 2008 levels in September, according to figures released by the state. The number of the county’s jobless continued to tick down, dropping another …

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The R-C Morning Report for Oct. 17 (14)

October 17, 2014 — 

We’ll follow up on the robbery at the Carson Country Market in Indian Hills last night. There was also an arrest in Gardnerville on Thursday afternoon that may be related …

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No Ebola in state, but health officials prepare for possibility (15)

October 16, 2014 — 

In the wake of news that a passenger on a flight with an Ebola-infected Texas nurse has been screened for the disease in Reno, Douglas County Public Health officials reassured …

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Supreme Court upholds 2008 Bodden murder conviction (16)

October 16, 2014 — 

The argument that attorneys should have presented her alibi to a jury that a man named Ramos killed her husband and dropped him out an airplane didn’t fly with the …

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Free Medicare forum eases confusion about health care (17)

October 16, 2014 — 

Sorting out the various parts of Medicare can seem like alphabet soup. Diane Noble and her team of counselors will break it down into easy to swallow pieces during a …

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Carson River Education Day celebrates 10 years (18)

October 16, 2014 — 

Fourth-grade students from Scarselli Elementary School invaded River Fork Ranch in Genoa on Tuesday for the 10th year in a row as part of the Soroptomist’s Conserve the Carson River …

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County Economic Vitality Program making strides (19)

October 16, 2014 — 

In 2010, the Douglas County Economic Vitality Program was created with the goal of “creating a community to match the scenery.” Lisa Granahan, program manager, updated members of the Carson …

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Some backyard burning safety tips from Ruhenstroth (20)

October 16, 2014 — 

My garden is an end of season mess. I’ve got dead tomato and squash plants, weeds that were never completely under control and more tumbleweeds than an Old West cowboy …

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