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Charges dropped in manhunt (1)

July 25, 2014 — 

Charges have been dismissed against a man who was the subject of a manhunt in Ruhenstroth. The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office said it will not file a complaint against …

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Residents help students back to school (2)

July 25, 2014 — 

The first day of school is three weeks away, and Valley residents are seeking to help. Nifty Thrifty owner Robert Londregan is giving away a bag full of clothes to …

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Meeting a pair of angels in the waiting room (3)

July 25, 2014 — 

Orllyene and I are sitting in the waiting area, of the Surgery Center of Reno. Orllyene has patiently waited for 8 months to have a corneal transplant, and today is …

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Worry doesn’t change the situation (4)

July 25, 2014 — 

There is this guy I know that thinks he has a superpower. I know, it sounds crazy, and if you ask him about it, he won’t say it’s a superpower, …

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Earthquakes rattling central Alpine (5)

July 25, 2014 — 

A half dozen earthquakes between 1.4 and 1.9 magnitude were located near Heenan Lake in Alpine County on Friday. The quakes started at 9:30 p.m. and were located along Highway …

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Sierra Front dispatchers control the chaos (6)

July 25, 2014 — 

Despite working nine active fires last week, the atmosphere on the initial tack floor of the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center was relatively calm. “It’s been a busy couple of …

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Two injured in Tahoe hotel fire (7)

July 25, 2014 — 

Two people were hurt when they jumped off a second story balcony to escape a burning South Lake Tahoe hotel on Wednesday night. Nearly a third of Deerfield Lodge in …

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The R-C Morning Report for July 25 (8)

July 25, 2014 — 

The gaming win at Stateline’s casinos ended the fiscal year down 3.34 percent for the fiscal year after June came in slightly down from the same month last year. Casinos …

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County establishes flood debris dump sites (9)

July 24, 2014 — 

Two sites have been established where residents may dump dirt, rocks, and other debris damaged in the flood. The sites are located at the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Station off …

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County: Sunday storm 100-year flood (10)

July 24, 2014 — 

Sunday’s deluge was a once-in-a-century occurrence, county officials said Thursday. “The initial analysis places this storm at a 100-year, two-hour storm, essentially meaning that the intensity of rainfall had a …

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Elisa Storke loses fight with cancer (11)

July 24, 2014 — 

Elisa Storke lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, according to the Facebook Page Elisa’s Angels. Storke, 34, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma in November 2013. She was …

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Johnson Lane closed for ditch cleaning (12)

July 24, 2014 — 

Johnson Lane is closed between Vicky and Clapham lanes today while workers muck out the drainage ditch next to the road. Tons of mud and silt are being trucked out …

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Officials looking to boost access to Tahoe Rim Trail (13)

July 24, 2014 — 

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is asking volunteers to help with hiker counts and surveys this Saturday, as the group tries to determine how many people are using the 165-mile …

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The R-C Morning Report for July 24 (14)

July 24, 2014 — 

Johnson Lane is closed at Clapham until 11 a.m. today. If you’ve got to get to the highway there are lots of ways around. I don’t know for sure, but …

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Elks Summerfest Carnival second day today (15)

July 23, 2014 — 

Day two of the Tahoe-Douglas Elks’ annual Summerfest Carnival at Lampe Park in Gardnerville second day starts 5 p.m. The carnival is 5-11 p.m. through Friday, and noon to 11 …

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Grocery Outlet store opening July 31 (16)

July 23, 2014 — 

Grocery Outlet’s new store in Gardnerville will have a soft opening and ribbon-cutting event on July 31 and a public grand opening Aug. 2. Locally based independent operator and owner …

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Man arrested after Ruhenstroth search (17)

July 23, 2014 — 

A five-hour manhunt in Ruhenstroth on Tuesday night resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly took his 12-year-old son after an argument with his wife. Robert Diaz, 37, …

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Service set for stationmaster’s son (18)

July 22, 2014 — 

A memorial service is 3 p.m. Saturday at Genoa Community Church on Nixon Street for longtime Minden resident and native Nevadan Hap Fisher. Rev. Patrick Jolly will officiate. Fisher, 92, …

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Family digs out after mudslide (19)

July 22, 2014 — 

While preparing for their daughter’s birthday celebration, North Valley residents Debra, Brent and Daylin Olson watched the lightning on Sunday, never expecting that a torrential rainstorm occurring on the mountain …

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Hard Rock hotel and casino coming to Lake Tahoe (20)

July 22, 2014 — 

STATELINE, Nev. — Rumors of a Hard Rock hotel coming to Lake Tahoe proved to be true Thursday, after weeks of speculation as to what would become of the old …

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