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Statehood not a sure bet (1)

November 13, 2014 — 

Not even a Nevadan would have taken the bet that a territory only 4 years old would have become a state on Oct. 31, 1864. The odds were against it. …

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Learning about flooding critical (2)

October 29, 2014 — 

Most of the flood control measures touted by Douglas County for flood awareness week were in progress before a series of flash floods struck last summer. The randomness and power …

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Letters to the Editor for Oct. 29 (3)

October 29, 2014 — 

Pierini a professional Editor: I felt it necessary to share my knowledge of Sheriff Ron Pierini. I have spent over 40 years in Nevada law enforcement, and have lived in …

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Election goes down to the wire (4)

October 24, 2014 — 

So far it appears that early voting is going smoothly, though not with quite the enthusiasm we’ve seen in past years. That’s to be expected. The sheriff’s race has been …

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Letters for Oct. 24, 2014 (5)

October 24, 2014 — 

Brady responds to letter Editor: In response to Ms. Hansen’s letter of Oct. 15, I find it necessary to clarify and correct some of the misinformation she provided to your …

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Sept. 24 Letters to the Editor (6)

October 23, 2014 — 

Not so smart meters Editor’s Note: This was an open letter written to NV Energy. Thank you for your letter dated “Summer 2014” informing me I have been “…selected to …

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Sept. 26 Letters to the Editor (7)

October 23, 2014 — 

Always check ID Editor: Be alert. We live in what we all feel is a friendly small town, but there are unfriendly people out there. Our doorbell recently rang at …

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Letters for Oct. 1 (8)

October 23, 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 (9)

October 23, 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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Drought affects us all (10)

October 23, 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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Turnout could be weak (11)

October 23, 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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Sept. 19 Letters to the Editor (12)

October 23, 2014 — 

Thanks for the support Editor: A successful Flea Market hosted by the Tahoe/Douglas Elks Lodge has come and gone. This would not have been possible without the support and volunteer …

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Sept. 17 Letters to the Editor (13)

October 23, 2014 — 

Remembering Candy Dance of old Editor: I’m just an older harmless guy that keeps on making stuff and trying to keep all his other stuff above ground. At present I’m …

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Oct. 10 Letters to the Editor (14)

October 23, 2014 — 

Our apologies Editor: The Genoa Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank John Washington for pointing out a mistake that was unintentionally made at Candy Dance. We are grateful that …

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Let the Bealls ring out (15)

October 23, 2014 — 

On Thursday, it was appropriate that Bealls rhymes with bells, as the Gardnerville department store celebrated its opening. It has been less than 11 months since the Black Friday closure …

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Kingsbury news good for tourism (16)

October 23, 2014 — 

Ever since Kingsbury and McDonald built the first Kingsbury Grade in 1860, the main route between Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe has been both praised and cursed. The original route …

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Letters for Oct. 22, 2014 (17)

October 23, 2014 — 

Citizens input needed in clerk choice Editor: A group of citizens of Douglas County have formed the Citizens Search Committee for Clerk-Treasurer. The office of clerk-treasurer is an elected office. …

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Farewell, East Fork (18)

October 23, 2014 — 

“Geo. Brown, the popular hotel and saloon man, has a large force of workmen engaged on his hotel building, the dimensions of which are 60x28 feet, two stories high. A …

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Letters for Oct. 17, 2014 (19)

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 (20)

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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