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A solution to being powerless (1)

March 12, 2015 — 

Isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?On Friday, Carson Valley experienced its second 90 mph windstorm in roughly two months. …

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Long shots abound this year (2)

March 12, 2015 — 

Betting against the New England Patriots was apparently a long shot, but not nearly as long a shot as the bets placed by some folks on the likelihood taxes will …

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March 11, 2015 — 

Thanks to Ranchos staff for their clean-up effortEditor:Thanks to the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District staff for clearing the roads, walks and district trails after the big storm. The staff …

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Solar farms will be part of landscape (4)

March 11, 2015 — 

It may not be too long before some of Carson Valley’s largest landowners are reaping electrons after the sowing seeds this year down on the solar farms.Despite last week’s setback …

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Fish farm not such a bad idea for Carson Valley (5)

March 11, 2015 — 

John, the drifter kinda cowboy showed up on our place one afternoon while I was irrigating in the field up near the house. He was riding down the lane on …

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Common Core destroys local school control (6)

February 17, 2015 — 

About two years ago, I was favorably disposed toward Common Core. Who could oppose better standards? I asked myself. Certainly not me (a college English instructor by trade). But then …

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Nous sommes Charlie, as well (7)

February 12, 2015 — 

The legend is that Mark Twain wrote a series of personality articles while filling in for the editor of the Territorial Enterprise, which resulted in at least one challenge to …

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Gravel plan is a stretch (8)

January 26, 2015 — 

A proposal to sell gravel to help pay to build an effluent pond for the Douglas County Sewer District No. 1 has got East Valley residents angry and looking for …

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2015 promises to be different (9)

January 26, 2015 — 

Gas prices are down around $2.20, there’s snow in the mountains after an average December, which is more of a compliment than it sounds, and the economy is picking up …

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Leave a protest at the beep (10)

January 26, 2015 — 

Three minutes can be a long time when you’re speaking in public, and nine minutes can be a lifetime unless you’ve got a lot to say. We bring it up …

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Any time, Stormking (11)

January 26, 2015 — 

Not the faintest hint of the lightest drop of moisture has touched Carson Valley’s parched fields during the month of January. We might rejoice in warm temperatures and sunny skies …

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 14, 2015 (12)

January 26, 2015 — 

Douglas lost a great judge Editor: I am compelled to write in reference to the rather mean spirited letter (Jan. 7) from local attorneys Mike and Terri Roeser “thanking” and …

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 9, 2015 (13)

January 26, 2015 — 

Rights are limited Editor: After overcoming a feeling bordering between amazement and strong antipathy for Mr. Meehan’s last letter published Sept. 24, 2014, I felt it to be a more …

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 21, 2015 (14)

January 26, 2015 — 

Revisionist odyssey Editor: After writing Sep. 5, 2014, “further debate with Mr. Meehan really seems to be for naught,” on Jan. 9, Mr. Justus nevertheless resumed his incoherent, revisionist odyssey …

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 16, 2015 (15)

January 26, 2015 — 

Safety comes first Editor: It’s disheartening when Douglas County Sheriff’s Office claims impotence in the wake of lawbreakers. In Johnson Lane at the base of Hot Springs Mountain, on daily …

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Letters of Jan. 7 (16)

January 26, 2015 — 

Congratulations, Judge Editor: Thank you, Judge Michael Gibbons for continuing to think only about yourself. You ran for re-election to serve the people of Douglas County while the entire time …

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Letters to the Editor for Jan. 23 (17)

January 26, 2015 — 

Art Association offers thanks Editor: Carson Valley Art Association would like to thank all the businesses and private individuals for their generous donations to our annual scholarship benefit art show. …

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Letters for Dec. 26 (18)

December 26, 2014 — 

Gravel pit big deal for Valley Editor: I have always enjoyed reading the articles by Terry Burnes. I have found them to be both informative and thought provoking. His latest …

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Ireland joins a couple and families together (19)

December 26, 2014 — 

Many people dream of traveling overseas in their lifetime. I was fortunate enough to visit Ireland in August for my brother’s wedding. It may seem like a lot of trouble …

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A trust we all share (20)

December 26, 2014 — 

Efforts to consolidate accounting for the county’s three Lake Tahoe water systems pretty much collapsed in a heap last week when country commissioners relented in their efforts. There are real …

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