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Towns celebrate Independence Day (1)

July 4, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — Rain and the threat of rain didn’t stop Carson Valley residents from celebrating the Fourth of July on Saturday.Folks flocked to listen to music at Genoa’s Americana …

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Feds prepare to turn over Washington Fire to locals (2)

July 4, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — Federal firefighters working the 17,790-acre Washington Fire are preparing to pack their bags and turn the blaze over to local authorities.They leave with the fire 94 percent …

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Minor flooding from Pine Nut storm (3)

July 3, 2015 — 

A thunderstorm passing over the Pine Nuts is causing flooding along the East Valley this evening.East Fork, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue are working …

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Tahoe fireworks display brings 2.5 tons of pyrotechnic fun (4)

July 3, 2015 — 

Stateline, Nev. — A big noise from the East Coast plans to bring the bang to Lake Tahoe’s fireworks show this year.Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority selected Fireworks by Grucci, a New …

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Nevada joins lawsuit challenging federal water rules (5)

July 3, 2015 — 

Nevada is joining in a lawsuit challenging a federal rule the state said would expand federal powers over state and local water beyond those designated navigable.Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt …

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DUI checkpoint at Tahoe for Fourth (6)

July 3, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — A DUI checkpoint will be set up at Lake Tahoe in Douglas County for the Fourth of July holiday, the Nevada Highway Patrol announced Friday.The checkpoint is …

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Washington Fire at 90 percent containment (7)

July 3, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — With a hand line around 90 percent of the 17,790-acre Washington Fire, officials are preparing to turn management of the blaze back over to local authorities on …

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County denies solar permit (8)

July 2, 2015 — 

Minden, Nev. — A permit to allow a solar generation plant north of Muller Lane was denied by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday.Opponents who spoke at the meeting outnumbered supporters …

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Fireworks verboten in Douglas (9)

July 2, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — At-home fireworks have been banned in Douglas County for almost a quarter of a century.In July 1981, yellow warning signs were posted around the county warning residents …

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Carson Valley blood drive collects 68 units (10)

July 2, 2015 — 

Minden Town Board Member Matt Bernard enjoyed a post-donation cookie in the bloodmobile at Carson Valley Inn on Wednesday. United Blood Services set up shop collecting 68 units of blood …

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The R-C Morning Report for July 2 (11)

July 2, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — Two appeals of Planning Commission decisions will take up most of Douglas County commissioners’ time this afternoon. The main show will be Steve and Mary Walker’s appeal …

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Thunderstorm douses Washington Fire (12)

July 2, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — Wednesday’s thunderstorms helped firefighters by dropping 1.7 inches of rain between Monitor Pass and Markleeville.While the rain caused debris flows that temporarily closed highways 4 and 89, …

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Highways 4 and 89 reopen after mudslide (13)

July 1, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — A mudslide temporarily closed Highway 4 just east of Markleeville after a severe thunderstorm rolled through northern Mono and southern Alpine counties.Forecasters warned that heavy rain on …

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Getting healthy earns Valley resident state championship (14)

July 1, 2015 — 

Rick Ackerson never considered himself a buff guy.That is until he won first place in the masters physique category at the NPC Nevada State Championships in Reno on June 13.“I …

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Valley celebrates Independence Day (15)

July 1, 2015 — 

As if Independence Day wasn’t enough of a reason to celebrate, Minden and Gardnerville have another reason after being named Best Towns in Nevada Magazine’s Tour Around Nevada.Each year, Nevada …

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The R-C Morning Report for July 1 (16)

July 1, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — The three fires set by Tuesday’s lightning storms, including one in far eastern Douglas County, are essentially out. Nice thing about lightning, there’s a giant electric finger …

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Gardnerville man killed in hang glider crash (17)

June 30, 2015 — 

A Gardnerville man has been identified as the victim of a fatal hang glider crash near Slide Mountain on Friday.Edgar Higgins, 48, was the subject of a search after a …

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Firefighters respond to Pine Nut fire (18)

June 30, 2015 — 

A lightning strike reportedly started a fire in the Sweetwater Mountains above Eastside Lane in far eastern Douglas County.A thunderstorm cell was moving north along the county’s southeastern corner.MeaForward progress …

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Tips to keep pets cool this summer (19)

June 30, 2015 — 

High temperatures are hard enough on people, and they’re even harder on their furry friends.Animal Care Assistant Tiffany Dubois offered tips on how to keep pets cool in the summer …

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Highway 89 reopens over Monitor Pass (20)

June 30, 2015 — 

Genoa, Nev. — Highway 89 over Monitor Pass is open, and as of 8 a.m. today Indian Creek campground and all BLM land surrounding the 17,787-acre Washington Fire in Alpine …

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