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June 24, 2015 — 

Opposed to solar plantEditor:Please accept this letter as our strong opposition to the Park Cattle Co. and Greenstone Renewables, LLC, solar industrial plant to be placed on 260 acres of …

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At 91, Express rider takes it home (2)

June 19, 2015 — 

Reports that Pony Express rider Bob Moore retired last year were greatly exaggerated, I learned when Bob strolled into the office with the material on the annual re-ride through Douglas …

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Where elderly doesn’t mean safe (3)

June 10, 2015 — 

It shouldn’t be a surprise that with the substantial population of elderly residents in Douglas County, that we’ve seen an increase in crime involving elderly perpetrators.On Tuesday, 68-year-old Topaz resident …

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Building a badreputation (4)

June 10, 2015 — 

It’s been roughly a decade since we last heard county officials say they were having a hard time recruiting people.Back around 2005, we were having a hard time finding people …

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New school chief’s lot a public one (5)

June 10, 2015 — 

It has been more than 20 years since The Record-Courier sued the Douglas County School Board in order to obtain the names and backgrounds of nearly two-dozen candidates for superintendent.That …

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Nevada getting an ‘F’ in college (6)

June 10, 2015 — 

You know things are bad when a college president is willing to go before the Nevada Legislature and complain they’re losing money because the college isn’t getting paid for students …

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Congrats to Tigers, Warriors or Falcons (7)

June 10, 2015 — 

Roughly 360 students will walk in tonight’s graduation ceremony at Douglas High School, it’s 100th.This will be the last class to have attended a Douglas High School with only three …

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Not that affordable (8)

June 10, 2015 — 

Douglas County’s ambulance service is being driven toward bankruptcy and it’s not alone.On May 18, Douglas County commissioners sitting as the East Fork Fire District Board approved the district’s annual …

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Keep an eye out for the other guy (9)

June 10, 2015 — 

The largest number of travelers is expected to hit the road this Memorial Day holiday in the last decade.High gas prices, the Great Recession conspired to reduce the number of …

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Letters to the editor for April 29 (10)

April 29, 2015 — 

Connectivity a farceEditor:Connectivity means accessibility to our tax dollars for Douglas taxpayers. This connectivity plan is an untenable farce.Everyone agrees that basic street infrastructure is falling apart all over Douglas …

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Conserve water, and pray for rain (11)

April 28, 2015 — 

Are we at the tail end of a six-year drought or the beginning of a 40-year-drought?That’s the question posed by Carson Water Subconservancy Director Ed James when discussing the future …

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Still allergic (12)

April 28, 2015 — 

It has been years since The Record-Courier pointed out that Douglas County residents are allergic to taxation.We’ve seen response to increasing taxes that could easily be described as visceral. It …

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Towns need new route to flourish (13)

April 28, 2015 — 

It’s only two blocks’ walk from Chris Bently’s offices on Esmeralda Avenue to Minden Meat and Deli, where he wanted to have lunch.Bently is all about sustainability, so there was …

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Letters to the Editor for April 1 (14)

April 28, 2015 — 

Thanks to ASPIRE kidsEditor:As part of the senior community, my husband and I do not often have the opportunity to interface with the teenage population. However on Feb. 13, all …

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Letters for April 8, 2015 (15)

April 28, 2015 — 

Welcome bowling alley backEditor:So, here we are again. Having been connected with Silver Strike Lanes since it opened, I feel qualified in saying this. ”The People” said, give us a …

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Letters to the Editor for April 3 (16)

April 28, 2015 — 

Meyling did good work with veteransEditor:There have been several news articles, both on TV and in The Record-Courier about the undocumented credentials of Fred Meyling, former President of Welcome All …

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Letters for April 15 (17)

April 28, 2015 — 

Say no to solar panelsEditor:My husband and I agree whole-heartedly, that Carson Valley would be disturbingly and disgustingly diminished by acres and acres of 15’ high solar panels. We moved …

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Letters to the Editor for April 10 (18)

April 28, 2015 — 

Solar panels will destroy ValleyEditor:We are writing to express our great concern that Douglas County is considering allowing a 260-acre solar farm in the middle of our beautiful Valley. We …

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Letters to the Editor for April 22 (19)

April 28, 2015 — 

Solve real problems in Douglas CountyEditor:Jack Van Dien’s April 15 letter is right on. Appropriately it was published on Tax Day.It’s no secret the roads of Douglas County are falling …

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Letters to the Editor for April 17 (20)

April 28, 2015 — 

Plan doesn’t connect everyone in the countyEditor:The Record-Courier coverage of the Connectivity Plan has been followed with a great deal of interest in my home. My first thought was that …

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