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Flood a hard bet to win (1)

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 (3)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (16)

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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May 28, 2014 — 

Wheeler perfect for Douglas Editor: Jim Wheeler said at the debate the other night, “I’m not an establishment Republican, if there is any such thing,” he said. “I do pretty …

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May 23, 2014 — 

Wheeler is one of us Editor: Jim Wheeler is an honest man. He is not going to approve new taxes. Other politicians and liberals expect us to agree to new …

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Letters to the Editor for May 23 (19)

May 23, 2014 — 

Commissioners embarrassing Editor: What an embarrassing spectacle our Douglas county commissioners’ meetings have become. In both of the two meetings I attended recently, the antics going on among the five …

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Time to talk about Lyme disease (20)

May 18, 2014 — 

Editor: May is nationally recognized as Lyme Disease Awareness month. The months of May through late fall traditionally have the highest rates of infection. Typically thought of as an East …

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