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County seeks moratorium on solar farm projects (1)

May 2, 2015 — 

Public opposition to two solar power generation facilities has prompted the county to suggest a six-month moratorium on requests for permits.Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss the moratorium at …

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Sharkey’s Casino opening gets red ribbon treatment (2)

May 2, 2015 — 

The day Mike Pegram took charge of Sharkey’s in December he said it would require a little polishing.Nearly five months later, with the red ribbon draped around his neck, he …

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Tahoe Chateau project could start work this summer (3)

May 2, 2015 — 

Work could begin this summer on the Chateau at the Village project which lies across the border from Stateline if the South Lake Tahoe City Council blesses a design review …

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Firefighters prepare for long season (4)

May 1, 2015 — 

Last weekend’s rain may have been sufficient to grow weeds and grass, but it hasn’t done much to hydrate fuels that could turn into a wildfire this season.“Everyone who lives …

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It’s good to get to know the man behind the politician (5)

May 1, 2015 — 

The best way to get to know a stage actor is to catch him before he goes on stage. The same holds true for politicians. Once a candidate gets elected, …

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Have You Forgotten These Fifty Days? (6)

May 1, 2015 — 

Which is more important, Christmas or Easter? The chicken or the egg? How about the coop for shelter and some food to survive too? We are big on Christmas and …

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Coventry Cross Episcopal Church hosts weekly class (7)

May 1, 2015 — 

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church is hosting a weekly class for Episcopalians who want to learn more about their faith, or for anyone who is seeking to join a new church …

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Fifth Cowboy Festival kicks up dust in Genoa (8)

May 1, 2015 — 

Hoop skirts, spurs and guitars swished, clanked and twanged throughout the streets of Genoa as the fifth annual Cowboy Festival transported the town back in time today. The final day …

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Peace Officers Memorial Run on Wednesday (9)

May 1, 2015 — 

Douglas County deputies will be picking up the baton 7 a.m.Wednesday in the 16th annual Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Relay Run from Las Vegas to Carson City.The more than 400-mile …

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Sheriff opens office to public (10)

May 1, 2015 — 

Ever wondered what it’s like inside the Douglas County Jail, but have been too law abiding to find out?On Wednesday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its annual open …

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Yosemite’s Tioga Road opens Monday (11)

May 1, 2015 — 

Lee Vining, Calif. — The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season 8 a.m. Monday for all vehicle traffic. Due to a light snowpack this past …

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Coral Lopez wins Youth Spring Sports photo contest (12)

May 1, 2015 — 

A photo of a young skier on the slopes for the first year won The Record-Courier’s Spring Youth Sports photo contest.Gardnerville resident Coral Lopez is the winner of a $25 …

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The R-C Morning Report for May 1 (13)

May 1, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. Or, you could go watch the second Elisa Storke Memorial Dodgeball Tournament 6 p.m. today at …

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Invasive species roadside inspections begin Friday (14)

April 30, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — The Spooner Junction station for inspection and decontamination of motorized boats and watercraft official will be open Friday for the boating season. Locations, hours of operation and …

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Scout builds bridge to complete Eagle rank (15)

April 30, 2015 — 

Raising and donating more than 200 pounds of food one summer out of Heritage Park Gardens, planted the seed Zach Kruse needed for his Eagle Scout project. Kruse recently completed …

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Annual greenhouse plant sale supports FFA students (16)

April 30, 2015 — 

Future Farmers of America students have been getting their hands dirty since February preparing for their annual plant sale.The ninth annual greenhouse plant sale is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9-10 …

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Garage sales shouldn’t be the only time we say hello (17)

April 30, 2015 — 

Last Friday it was cold, rainy and there was even sleet or hail depending on where you were. Today? Who knows? It’s spring in the Sierras and we get what …

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Sarah Chichester joins Intero Real Estate Services (18)

April 30, 2015 — 

Sarah Chichester has joined Intero Real Estate Services, Alpine Sierra LLC in Gardnerville. As a fifth-generation native to Carson Valley, Chichester has a vast knowledge of the area. “This knowledge …

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Stateline gaming down for March (19)

April 30, 2015 — 

A lack of snow in March couldn’t have helped the gaming take at Stateline, which posted a 6.83 percent decline compared to the same month in 2014.The chief source of …

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Work begins on new helicopter parts firm (20)

April 30, 2015 — 

Work began last week on a helicopter repair business that will feature the first privately held heliport in Douglas County.Helicopter Parts International, owned by Harry Niwranski, broke ground on a …

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