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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 (2)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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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Couple celebrates 100th birthdays (9)

September 3, 2014 — 

After enjoying 73 years of birthdays together, Don and Jane Thaw of Stateline and Corvallis, Ore., recently celebrated their 100th birthdays at a celebration on Aug. 9 at the Round …

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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 3, 2014 (10)

September 3, 2014 — 

Slow down in town Editor: Last Wednesday afternoon I witnessed a beautiful black cat being hit by a small, light blue sedan that was driving too fast in Genoa (at …

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Neighbors want slower traffic (11)

September 3, 2014 — 

We were shocked to learn that roughly 1,000 vehicles a day use Wildrose from Spruce Street to slip around the congestion of Highway 395. But not as shocked as we …

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Flooding in part due to piecemeal development (12)

August 27, 2014 — 

In the aftermath of the recent flooding here is some information that might help readers assess the situation and what might be done about it. The East Valley area has …

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Resilience key to survival (13)

August 27, 2014 — 

A few weeks short of 20 years ago, Gardnerville residents experienced a magnitude 6 earthquake centered in Double Spring Flat. To this day you can do a Google search for …

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August 27, 2014 — 

Thanks for supporting FISH Editor: I would like to thank all the attendees and volunteers who participated in the first Celebrity Waiter Luau to support the FISH Family Dining Room …

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August 22, 2014 — 

Grateful Cub Scouts Editor: We would like to personally thank Larry and Jill Rice, owners of Sierra Gourmet Grill and Wine Bar for allowing us to hold a carwash fundraiser …

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Donating hair for cancer patients (16)

August 22, 2014 — 

Gardnerville Elementary School 9-year-old Allie Rosendale donated her hair to benefit children with cancer. Grandmother Linda Cuddy said Allie took it on herself to grow out her hair. “Her hair …

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A century makes big difference (17)

August 22, 2014 — 

A century ago, one of the most calamitous events in the history of the world occurred when the outbreak of hostilities involving Germany started the Great War. Even from the …

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Killer doesn’t need two eyes (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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