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Letters to the Editor for April 27, 2016 (1)

April 27, 2016 — 

Solar plants not good for farmsEditor:For a year the residents of Douglas County have been talking about, discussing about and arguing about industrial solar and where it should be allowed. …

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Long road ahead for fire board (2)

April 27, 2016 — 

If approved, East Fork Fire District’s separation from the county will be the subject of a long public process.Should commissioners agree, the district would have its own elected board. It …

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Letters for April 15, 2016 (3)

April 15, 2016 — 

A great injusticeEditor:I think The Record-Courier did a great injustice to the Gorrindo family and the community by publishing the alleged criminal actions against Lance the day before the funeral …

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Letters to the Editor for April 1 (4)

April 1, 2016 — 

Not really a boom Editor:March 25 R-C headline: “Census estimates Douglas growing.” Some might read that as the boom times are here again. Strike up the band and let the …

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Remembering a Valley scribe (5)

April 1, 2016 — 

Associated Press Reno Bureau reporter Tom Gardner died on Good Friday in Yerington at age 73.Before going to Yerington, he’d lived in Johnson Lane since 1981. Professional writers, he and …

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Wildlife not just at the casinos (6)

April 1, 2016 — 

Mountain lions live here. So do bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks, rattlesnakes and a variety of other critters that inhabited this place for millennia before humans arrived.And yet, there …

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March 25, 2016 — 

Does district need sales tax?Editor:Nevada Senate Bill 411 allows the imposition of certain taxes in a county to fund capital projects of the school district based on the recommendations of …

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Election letters (8)

March 25, 2016 — 

With the likelihood that the Douglas County commissioner races will be determined in the June primary, we need to set forth some rules for the letters to the editor page.Senate …

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25 years and still counting (9)

March 16, 2016 — 

While the first use of the term “Muller Lane Parkway” dates back to the beginning of 1991, having a route that crosses north of Minden and Gardnerville is as old …

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Letters to the Editor March 11 (10)

March 14, 2016 — 

Caucus process disenfranchisingEditor:Did you want to have a say in the 2016 GOP Primary Election?If so, did you happen to be in town 5-9 p.m. on the evening of Feb …

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Early caucus helps voter turnout (11)

March 7, 2016 — 

We hope that Nevada’s First in the West caucus helps encourage voters to participate, but are they really a better way to select a presidential candidate? The good news is …

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Burning question comes to court (12)

March 7, 2016 — 

The tragedy that started with a controlled burn on May 20, 2012, continues to smolder in Douglas County’s courts.Like the wildfire that claimed two homes and 17 other structures in …

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School calendar nothing new (13)

March 7, 2016 — 

If there is one thing Douglas County has experienced over the last three decades it’s a variety of school calendars.The announcement that Douglas was shaving two weeks off the summer …

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Eagle watchers arrive (14)

March 7, 2016 — 

We can think of no better blend to bring visitors to Carson Valley than the combination of agriculture and raptors that this week’s Eagles and Ag event provides.The eagles are …

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March 4, 2016 — 

What the water meter?Editor:The Town of Minden is pumping our groundwater on a daily basis to Carson City and beyond and now they want to put water meters on our …

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Give master plan update some time (16)

March 4, 2016 — 

By today both the Corleys and the residents of Ruhenstroth will have an answer to the question as to whether the northern part of that ranch will be a receiving …

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Nice to see ‘Miracle’ March (17)

March 2, 2016 — 

A quarter of a century ago, the drought was so bad that a slightly better than average March seemed sufficient to win the adjective “Miracle.”The snow pack was so bad …

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March 2 Letters to the Editor (18)

March 2, 2016 — 

Against Corley Ranch ProjectEditor:I remember listening to the radio when Paul Harvey (I believe that was his name) would report on an incident, etc. and then say, “Now for the …

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Letters for Feb. 26, 2016 (19)

February 27, 2016 — 

Great job, RepublicansEditor:Congratulations to the Douglas County Republican party for the way the 2016 caucus was organized and run. In my opinion, it was run similarly to a normal election. …

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Keep public land public (20)

February 27, 2016 — 

The last time someone bought land from the federal government in Douglas County was when Big George Ventures’ Raymond Sidney spent $16.1 million for 100 acres on the north county …

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