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Letters for Oct. 17, 2014 (1)

October 19, 2014 — 

Tribal elections Saturday Editor: The Washoe People have existed for 10,000-plus years. What has kept us together as a people was our unique language, our cultural practices, and our understanding …

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Barry Smith: Nevada newspapers couldn’t resist a good hoax (2)

October 15, 2014 — 

Nevada’s upcoming 150th birthday and National Newspaper Week make for a good opportunity to remind residents of one of this state’s seldom-celebrated contributions to journalism: The hoax. The lie. Tall …

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Silence not a sign of resilience (3)

October 15, 2014 — 

Douglas County is a big place, so sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are all sorts of nooks and corners where residents typically make their own way outside of …

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Letters to the editor for Oct. 15 (4)

October 15, 2014 — 

Supporting Sheriff Pierini Editor: I am writing this letter in support of our Sheriff, Ron Pierini. He has served Douglas County well and continues to do so. After seeing basically …

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Turnout could be weak (5)

October 8, 2014 — 

There are only 10 days until early voting begins in the 2014 General Election and less than a month before the big day on Nov. 4. On Tuesday, The Record-Courier, …

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Letters for Oct. 8, 2014 (6)

October 8, 2014 — 

Pierini campaign needs to answer questions Editor: Sheriff Pierini’s campaign cheerleaders have been working hard to spread the message that the Douglas County Sheriff’s department isn’t broken and doesn’t need …

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Drought affects us all (7)

October 8, 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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Letters for Oct. 3 (8)

October 8, 2014 — 

Pierini best for sheriff Editor: The race for Douglas County Sheriff is a clear choice. I have been a Douglas County resident since 1998 and Sheriff Ron Pierini has done …

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Seven running for tribal chairman (9)

October 8, 2014 — 

Seven candidates have filed to run for Washoe Tribal Chairman which is up for election on Oct. 18. The terms “elected” and “appointed” denotes how the individuals became members of …

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Learning about leadership in Douglas County (10)

October 8, 2014 — 

This past Friday night, 19 friends, myself included, gathered to put on an alumni banquet for former Leadership Douglas County graduates dating back to 1996. I am honored to be …

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Letters for Oct. 1 (11)

October 1, 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 (12)

October 1, 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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September 12, 2014 — 

Maxing county’s credit card Editor: The limit on our county’s credit card must have been upped recently. How else to help explain the spending spree outlined in Sunday’s R-C? We …

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Successor new county manager’s key priority (14)

September 12, 2014 — 

Anyone watching the search for executives in Douglas County could be forgiven for suffering from sticker shock. Last week, county commissioners base salary counteroffer of $172,000 to successful county manager …

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September 10, 2014 — 

Radar sign a joke Editor: I see that my quarter-mile deadend street, Wildrose between Second and Spruce, is in the news again as an out of control L.A. freeway, dragstrip. …

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Mountain lion lurking in the foothills (16)

September 10, 2014 — 

The mystery has been solved. Unfortunately I don’t sing opera. See, last month a news story told of a woman hiking in Colorado being stalked by a mountain lion. The …

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Seeds sown in Iraq bearing bad fruit (17)

September 10, 2014 — 

On Thursday, it will be 13 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Not long after the attack we were fighting …

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Guard marks third anniversary of IHOP shooting (18)

September 5, 2014 — 

Saturday marks three years since the Sept. 6, 2011, IHOP shooting in Carson City. Nevada National Guard airmen and soldiers will participate in their third annual Remembrance Run at 6:30 …

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Nevada betting on Tesla (19)

September 5, 2014 — 

We love that Tesla Motors is looking at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center for a $5 billion battery factory. However, the tax incentives being sought to bring the plant here …

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September 5, 2014 — 

Backing Brady for sheriff Editor: High information voters in Douglas County are properly concerned about wasteful government spending of their tax dollars at the federal and state level. They should …

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