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Half-dozen hurt in Tahoe wreck (1)

March 2, 2015 — 

Icy roads are being blamed for a collision on Highway 50 Saturday morning near Hiddenwoods at Lake Tahoe.According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, six people were transported as a result …

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Friends remember artist, teacher Gina Gigli (2)

March 2, 2015 — 

Wearing a red Chinese silk shirt with three yellow lilies on it, Ruggero Gigli addressed nearly 60 friends Friday at a memorial for his wife Gina.Gina, who died Aug. 2, …

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Alpine identifies victim in fatal Hope Valley wreck (3)

March 2, 2015 — 

The passenger killed in a Feb. 22 collision in Hope Valley was identified as Troy Joseph Giroux, 29, of Markleeville.Giroux was a passenger in a Subaru being driven by a …

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Two hurt in Sunday collision (4)

March 2, 2015 — 

Two people received nonlife-threatening injuries in a collision at the intersection of Kimmerling Road and Highway 88 on Sunday afternoon.According to an initial report by the Nevada Highway Patrol, Gardnerville …

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The R-C Morning Report for March 2 (5)

March 2, 2015 — 

The admitted Minden-Gardnerville smash & grab burglar from last fall is scheduled to appear in Douglas County District Court this morning for sentencing. Jacob Donovan, 35, could face up to …

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Seniors and students find common ground (6)

March 2, 2015 — 

Seniors and students bridged the generation gap as they swapped stories during lunch last week in Gardnerville.The interaction was a combined effort between Minden Elementary School third- and sixth-graders, where …

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Saying Goode bye (7)

March 2, 2015 — 

On her Caribbean retirement cruise, Karen Goode will undoubtedly have a lot to think about. Goode retired Feb. 20 after 33 years with Douglas County Social Services. “When I first …

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Veterans seek funding for housing (8)

March 2, 2015 — 

A fundraising campaign is under way to raise $270,000 for an affordable housing unit for veterans. Kicked off with the Soar Like an Eagle benefit concert, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere …

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Residents pack Johnson Lane GID meeting (9)

March 2, 2015 — 

More than 120 Johnson Lane residents turned out to hear a presentation on the possibility of forming a general improvement district to keep road dollars in their community.Prompted by recommendations …

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Solar farm appeals denial (10)

February 28, 2015 — 

A meeting on a proposed 322-acre solar farm in the East Valley is 6 p.m. Monday at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.The Buckeye Creek Solar Project is proposed …

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Smith Valley dairy prompts resident protests (11)

February 28, 2015 — 

A Smith Valley residents group is fighting the location of a dairy that is proposed to house more than 7,200 animals in their neighborhood.Members of Save Our Smith Valley are …

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Carson Valley Days applications available (12)

February 27, 2015 — 

Applications now available for vendors, parade entries, and sponsorships for the 105th anniversary Carson Valley Days celebration.All applications were uploaded this week to the Carson Valley Active 20-30 website carsonvalley2030.com …

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We are commanded to love unconditionally (13)

February 27, 2015 — 

The Bible has something to say about how we should treat those who hurt us and persecute us.Matthew 5:38-39 says, “You have heard that it was said, ‘an eye for …

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Kentucky native encourages fresh ideas for Douglas County Library (14)

February 27, 2015 — 

Tucked into the last office of the Douglas County Public Library both Amy Dodson and her collection of elephants are settling in nicely. The Kentucky native moved into the office …

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The R-C Morning Reports for Feb. 27 (15)

February 27, 2015 — 

While the least expensive gas in the Valley is in a three-way tie for $2.199, the most expensive gas has just about cracked $3 a gallon. Three Gardnerville stations were …

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Douglas County sees 21 percent jump in sales (16)

February 26, 2015 — 

Silver bells and cash registers were ringing in December as Douglas County merchants reported a 21-percent jump in taxable sales, officials reported Thursday.According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, Douglas …

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Prepaid tuition deadline Saturday (17)

February 26, 2015 — 

The deadline to enroll in the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program for the 2015 open enrollment period is Saturday. The Nevada Prepaid Tuition program enables parents, grandparents, and other family members …

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FCC enacts Internet openess rule (18)

February 26, 2015 — 

On Thursday the FCC announced new rules designed to ensure Internet openness that critics say will allow the government to regulate it like a utility.At issue is Verizon v. FCC …

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Nancy Thornburg retires from Alpine County archives (19)

February 26, 2015 — 

At the January meeting of the Alpine County Board of Supervisors, Nancy Thornburg was presented with resolutions from the board, state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, and a state representative following …

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Gardnerville station to restore classic canopy (20)

February 26, 2015 — 

Gardnerville, Nev. — The canopy of the former Eagle Gas Station, an example of 1960s Shell architecture, will be preserved as part of a project to convert it into a …

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