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Killer doesn’t need two eyes (1)

August 20, 2014 — 

On Oct. 27, 1989, the body of Modesto Real Estate agent Dorothy Greene was found in Lake Tahoe by anglers. She’d been shot once in the head after being lured …

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Edwin James: Flows direct correlation to snowpack on Carson River (2)

August 20, 2014 — 

On July 19, 2014, a Mason Valley News opinion piece discussed the low flows in the Carson River compared to the flows in the Truckee River. The opinion piece opined …

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Neighbors helping neighbors (3)

August 9, 2014 — 

Carson Valley residents at the base of the Pine Nut Mountains have had to put up with a lot of water flowing through their neighborhoods. While certainly not enough to …

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Manager search hits high gear (4)

August 1, 2014 — 

Next week Douglas County residents will get a chance to personally meet the next Douglas County manager. The public process to hire a county manager is only slightly more invasive …

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Flood a hard bet to win (5)

July 26, 2014 — 

It’s no surprise to us that Sunday’s disaster turned out to be a 100-year-flood flowing off Hot Springs Mountain and into the residents’ homes and yards. It’s not much comfort …

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July 26, 2014 — 

A bad first impression Editor: I want to commend who had the good sense to remove all of those paper signs hanging on the wire fence at the intersection of …

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Alpine County officials correct record (7)

July 26, 2014 — 

On June 27, The Record-Courier published a guest column from Alpine County resident Nancy Thornburg. In that column she accused Donald O’Connor and Teola Tremayne of failure to establish a …

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July 11, 2014 — 

Stop attack on our gun rights Editor: They’re back. Former New York Mayor Bloomberg’s latest astroturf front group is planning another attempt to criminalize private firearms transactions in Nevada, this …

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Taste of lawn clippings ruins you for grass (9)

July 11, 2014 — 

Not even July and it has already begun. Someone took the boards out of the river in the middle of the night during our decreed water rotation. Going to be …

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Fighting fires risky business (10)

July 11, 2014 — 

Someone using illegal fireworks out in the wilderness might claim they’re not hurting anyone. But in fact whoever set the Minnehaha Canyon fire through their recklessness did hurt someone, six …

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Nevada native celebrates 50 years (11)

July 7, 2014 — 

A piñon pine standing in front of the Douglas County Courthouse was planted as part of Nevada’s centennial celebration in 1964. Randy Slater, who was with the sheriff’s office then, …

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Have a safe and happy July Fourth (12)

July 7, 2014 — 

After nature’s fireworks set off the Pine Nut volcano last year, we should be forgiven for hoping today’s Fourth of July holiday passes quietly. Today marks the anniversary of the …

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July 7, 2014 — 

County commissioners back at it Editor: Our county commissioners are on another roll, doing what they do best: dithering, dathering, slithering and slathering, cheered on by Chairman Johnson. Meeting June …

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June 22, 2014 — 

Thanks for the support Editor: On behalf of ASPIRE Academy High School, I would like to thank Fred and Marla Gartrell, of Genoa Lakes Golf Course, for their generous support …

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Letters to the Editor for June 11 (15)

June 11, 2014 — 

Mad as hell Editor: On May 28, I was cited for a water violation by Gardnerville Ranchos Improvement General District Manager Bob Spellberg. So I went to the GID office …

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Election Day brings plenty of drama (16)

June 10, 2014 — 

It’s still Tuesday in The R-C’s newsroom and we have only a few things we know about the 2014 primary election. The first thing we know is that there are …

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Letters to the Editor for June 4 (17)

June 4, 2014 — 

Volunteers save county money Editor: Various programs operated by the volunteers in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office saved county citizens in 2013 approximately $867,195. One hundred ninety-eight volunteers in Citizen …

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Get out there and vote (18)

May 30, 2014 — 

The polls open for early voting in the June 10, 2014, primary election on Saturday. There are a lot of candidates on the ballots, but only a few of the …

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May 30, 2014 — 

What do they want for their money Editor: I was surprised by the headline article’s opening sentence in the May 23 Record-Courier proclaiming Reedy the winner in the race for …

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Good reason to oppose sage grouse listing (20)

May 28, 2014 — 

I have been an avid outdoorsman all my life: camping outdoors, backpacking, 25-year Nevada bow hunter, fishing, dirt biker, ATV’er, snowmobiler, mountain biker, mountain climber, hiker, metal detecting, wildlife viewer …

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