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Girl Scouts thank sponsors (1)

December 13, 2014 — 

The Carson Valley Girl Scout troops 2003, 331 and 287 would like to thank Grocery Outlet, Raley’s, Smith’s, Walgreen’s and Walmart for their gracious candy donations to be handed out …

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New achievement levels for students (2)

December 10, 2014 — 

Next spring, Nevada’s students in grades 3 through 8 will take a historic step into the future of Nevada education when they take new state tests that are fully aligned …

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Paying to play best way (3)

December 10, 2014 — 

While Community & Senior Center Foundation Chairman Bob Cook was making a pitch for $10,000 on Saturday, someone ran up to him with a $20 bill. Cook said he had …

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December 10, 2014 — 

Thanks Meeks Editor: Well, they did it again. Another wonderful evening filled with food and fun. Meeks Lumber and their employees at the Gardnerville store went out of their way …

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Landmark goes on auction (5)

December 5, 2014 — 

We believe Sharkey’s was Carson Valley’s first real casino. It has been 43 years since Sharkey Begovich purchased the old Golden Bubble and turned that corner into a landmark. Everyone …

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A day to give thanks (6)

December 4, 2014 — 

“Thanksgiving day brings uncounted family reunions. It means the return to old homes of those who have gone far away. It reunites circles long broken. It exalts the family idea, …

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December 1, 2014 — 

Mental health care gets my vote Editor: In 2012, our family member was diagnosed with a severe mental illness. This kind, beautiful, young man who was on the honor role …

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December 1, 2014 — 

Definition of community Editor: It’s what we see on summer Friday nights at the concert in the park. It happens every third Wednesday of the month at the Carson Valley …

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November 28, 2014 — 

The Record-Courier asked its readers what they were thankful for this year. There was such a large response, we had to run the remainder of the letters in today’s edition. …

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More like gray Friday (10)

November 28, 2014 — 

By the time this appears in print, Black Friday will already have come and gone. With retailers pushing their openings into Thursday, the Friday after Thanksgiving has lost a bit …

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Statehood not a sure bet (11)

November 13, 2014 — 

Not even a Nevadan would have taken the bet that a territory only 4 years old would have become a state on Oct. 31, 1864. The odds were against it. …

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Learning about flooding critical (12)

October 29, 2014 — 

Most of the flood control measures touted by Douglas County for flood awareness week were in progress before a series of flash floods struck last summer. The randomness and power …

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 29 (13)

October 29, 2014 — 

Pierini a professional Editor: I felt it necessary to share my knowledge of Sheriff Ron Pierini. I have spent over 40 years in Nevada law enforcement, and have lived in …

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Election goes down to the wire (14)

October 24, 2014 — 

So far it appears that early voting is going smoothly, though not with quite the enthusiasm we’ve seen in past years. That’s to be expected. The sheriff’s race has been …

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Letters for Oct. 24, 2014 (15)

October 24, 2014 — 

Brady responds to letter Editor: In response to Ms. Hansen’s letter of Oct. 15, I find it necessary to clarify and correct some of the misinformation she provided to your …

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Sept. 24 Letters to the Editor (16)

October 23, 2014 — 

Not so smart meters Editor’s Note: This was an open letter written to NV Energy. Thank you for your letter dated “Summer 2014” informing me I have been “…selected to …

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Sept. 26 Letters to the Editor (17)

October 23, 2014 — 

Always check ID Editor: Be alert. We live in what we all feel is a friendly small town, but there are unfriendly people out there. Our doorbell recently rang at …

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Letters for Oct. 1 (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

Donate blood Editor: I coordinate blood drives throughout the year. I am surprised how difficult it is to get people to schedule for a donation. It is not as difficult …

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Hackers always checking doorknobs (19)

October 23, 2014 — 

You don’t have to have a computer to be victimized by a hacker. There’s always someone rattling your doorknob looking for a way in. While there are some very serious …

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Drought affects us all (20)

October 23, 2014 — 

While we’re coming off our third dry year in a row, not all water years are created equal. In Minden, the 2013-14 water year hit 90 percent of average by …

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