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Carson Valley air quality in unhealthy range (1)

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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August unemployment down 15 percent (2)

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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Helping Hands turns Halloween store (3)

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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Institute drops public records lawsuit against Douglas sewer district (4)

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A lawsuit seeking the release of salary information from the Tahoe Douglas Sewer District has been withdrawn by the Nevada Policy Research Institute.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 (5)

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 (6)

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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Ruhenstroth roads need help (7)

September 18, 2014 — 

Friend, neighbor and co-worker Nate Littrell has been reviewing the road conditions in Ruhenstroth this summer and has some useful information to share: “It has been clear for some time …

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Thursday update: King Fire mushrooms to more than 70,000 acres (8)

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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Nevada Recycles program launches art contest (9)

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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College trustees approve SnowGlobe contract (10)

September 18, 2014 — 

Lake Tahoe Community College trustees approved a one-year contract to bring SnowGlobe, a popular three-day music festival, back to the campus this year. Before the decision was made at the …

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Light pollution topic of next WISE meeting (11)

September 18, 2014 — 

Tractor Supply is having Pet Appreciation Week and will be having a parking lot event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be pet adoptions by Strawberry Fields, Sheriff …

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Award winning librarian takes Douglas job (12)

September 18, 2014 — 

Douglas County’s new public library director is moving from a town in Colorado that was born the same year as Minden, 1906. Pine River, Colo., Library Director Amy Dodson has …

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The R-C Morning Report for Sept. 18 (13)

September 18, 2014 — 

I tried a couple of numbers over at the courthouse this morning and I’m getting voice mail at least. We haven’t received official notice from the county that the phones …

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Cut county phone lines restored (14)

September 17, 2014 — 

Phone lines were restored on Thursday after being cut by a contractor doing work on County Road. Douglas County residents were asked to use their mobile phones if they need …

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Nordyke Ranch House listed in state register of historic places (15)

September 17, 2014 — 

Nordyke Ranch House in Lyon County, south of Yerington, was listed in the Nevada State Register of Historic Places on Sept.12. As one of the few remaining buildings of the …

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East Fork helps fight regional fires (16)

September 17, 2014 — 

East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts sent two brush engines, Brush 10 and Brush 12, to a 50-acre fire in June Lake as part of a Northern Nevada Strike Team. …

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Live streaming fire cameras activated at Tahoe (17)

September 17, 2014 — 

The University of Nevada, Reno’s newest mountaintop camera at Lake Tahoe has just been installed, and has been tracking the smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., …

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The belated R-C Morning Report (18)

September 17, 2014 — 

Amy Dodson was selected last night to be the new director of the Douglas County Public Library by the library board on Tuesday night. Dodson has been director of the …

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King Fire balloons to 18,544 acres; more smoke likely at Truckee-Tahoe (19)

September 17, 2014 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Firefighters are working to contain a growing fire in the Sierra Nevada that more than doubled in size overnight Monday and is prompting hundreds of evacuations. The …

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Young At Heart turns 40 (20)

September 17, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Senior Center on Meadow Lane was filled with more than 100 people to celebrate one of the last major events to happen within its walls before moving …

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