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Meeting Thunderbirds pilots inspiring (1)

August 26, 2015 — 

Prior to the USAF Thunderbirds landing in Reno to perform in the Minden air show I met one of their pilots, Major Joshua Boudreaux, through a mutual friend. Despite, from …

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From 0 to Mach 2 (2)

August 21, 2015 — 

The first jet aircraft to fly over Carson Valley was piloted by Minden resident Clarence Godecke around 70 years ago toward the end of World War II.Godecke recalls that as …

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July 31 Letters to the Editor (3)

August 12, 2015 — 

Connectivity plan not realisticEditor:County commissioners will be considering how to raise $4 million in new taxes to create a revenue stream to repay $50 million in bonds, which in turn …

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July 29 Letters to the Editor (4)

August 12, 2015 — 

Bring some sunshine to solar issue Editor:Your ad in The Record-Courier mentioned that you would like input regarding locations and impacts of future industrial solar electric power plants in Douglas …

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Letters to the Editor for July 24 (5)

August 12, 2015 — 

Pay plan’s impact on spendingEditor:At the July 1 Minden Town Board Meeting, the county presented the results of the Douglas County Employee Compensation Study as conducted by Pontifex Consulting Group, …

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Letters to the editor for July 22 (6)

August 12, 2015 — 

Thanks for the voteEditor:We would like to give our sincere appreciation to the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners who voted 5-0 to deny the Greenstone solar industrial plant on …

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Letters to the Editor for July 17 (7)

August 12, 2015 — 

Move off-road trailsEditor:The problem of storm water runoff and soil erosion caused by Off-Road-Vehicles is well understood and documented by various government agencies. The U.S. Geological Survey maintains a bibliography …

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July 15 Letters to the Editor (8)

August 12, 2015 — 

Great help with floodEditor:As a result of the flood on July 8, our driveway was packed with mud. My wife and I are not physically able of cleaning it ourselves …

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July 10 Letters to the Editor (9)

August 12, 2015 — 

Soup kitchen doesn’t belong in RanchosEditor:I recently received a letter from the county about the possibility of a soup kitchen going in down the street from me on the corner …

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July 3 Letters to the Editor (10)

August 12, 2015 — 

Lake needs to fix own toiletEditor:You neighbors at Lake Tahoe in Douglas County have a problem. You have a broken toilet. It happens to be broken down here in Carson …

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July 1 Letters to the Editor (11)

August 12, 2015 — 

Solar plant call dishearteningEditor:I find it disheartening that in this close community the poor decision of the Douglas County Planning Commission to approve a solar industrial electrical plant in an …

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Ways to keep your stuff safe (12)

August 12, 2015 — 

With our recent rash of burglaries, one of the victims has some advice she’d like to share with her neighbors.While she doesn’t want to be named, she said one of …

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Don’t mess with what works (13)

August 12, 2015 — 

We completely understand the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District’s reluctance to have anything to do with Douglas County’s North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant.For one thing, rates for the Minden plant are …

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Flooding’s cost-benefit analysis (14)

August 12, 2015 — 

We’re hoping that last week was the crescendo of this summer’s flash flooding.We know from the initial reports that dozens of homes had water damage from the floods and that …

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What if these aren’t big floods? (15)

August 12, 2015 — 

Within hours of floodwaters washing along Carson Valley byways on Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners proved they’d learned a lesson from last year’s flooding.Where last summer it took weeks to declare …

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Let’s try a fire-free Fourth (16)

August 12, 2015 — 

After fires on the last two Independence Days in a row, it would be nice to celebrate our country’s birth without smoke pouring off the mountains for a change.July 4, …

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Please don’t feed the bears (17)

August 12, 2015 — 

Cartoon bears are cute and hanker over picnic baskets, but real bears are looking for any source of food and we aren’t helping them out by leaving our garbage out …

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Setting the speed tables for Minden (18)

August 12, 2015 — 

We’re not sure the installation of speed tables on Wildrose and Deseret were really what residents were looking for when they sought some way to dissuade traffic from their street.But …

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Staying safe on the water (19)

August 12, 2015 — 

On Wednesday afternoon, there was a close call when a couple of kayakers overturned in Lake Tahoe near Incline Beach.The Coast Guard responded along with Douglas County’s Marine 7 and …

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State law requires solar plant (20)

August 12, 2015 — 

The question seems simple on its face. Why can’t large solar voltaic facilities be located out in the Nevada desert where there aren’t any neighbors to be bothered by them?The …

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