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Showcase celebrates business (1)

April 17, 2014 — 

The first Business Showcase was April 19, 2001, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds and featured 63 booths according to a special publication produced by The Record-Courier for the event. Nearly …

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Even the bears know it’s a bad water year (2)

April 17, 2014 — 

An old time rancher once told my husband to be sure to give our fields a long drink of water before putting them to bed for the winter. Last year …

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Teachers say they are taken for granted (3)

April 17, 2014 — 

Editor’s Note: This was read by five school district employees at the April 8 Douglas County School of Trustees meeting. “Us” and “them” … why? When did this happen? How …

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Lunch With Robin Reedy (4)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: I had the pleasure of attending a forum for the upcoming Assembly District 39 primary election last Wednesday, hosted by the Douglas County Republican Women. The forum provided the …

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Thanks to Kiwanis for their support (5)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: Two very important causes and a club whose mission is to “Service to the Community While Enjoying Fun and Fellowship” all came together in collaboration for the good of …

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April 14, 2014 — 

Oppose motocross track Editor: We would like to add our voices with neighbors in the Jacks Valley neighborhood, who oppose the motocross track proposed in our area. Many valid reasons …

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Drunken spending spree (7)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: So 7 million people signed up for Obamacare out of 300 million US citizens (Maybe, since the number who have paid their premiums is unknown.) The President bragged they …

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Happy in a new home (8)

April 14, 2014 — 

Happy in a new home Editor: “Lives changed, hearts healed” is the motto of Between Horses and Humans, a nonprofit that pairs able-bodied children, embroiled in emotional and behavioral issues, …

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Sheriff makes community safe (9)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: I am writing in regard to Sheriff Ron Pierini. I have been a resident of Douglas County since 1996, first in Topaz Ranch Estates, the last 15 years in …

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Kingsbury Grade closure will cost Valley residents millions (10)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: In a meeting at Douglas High School on Thursday, Nevada Department of Transportation officials explained the plans to perform significant structural repairs and safety repairs on Kingsbury Grade. In …

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Some inconsistencies (11)

April 14, 2014 — 

Editor: Voters sorting through Sheriff Pierini’s re-election campaign communications should be aware of some inconsistencies. Regarding sheriff’s candidate David Brady’s commitment to seek professional department accreditation, Sheriff Pierini’s campaign website …

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Service for longtime Valley resident Saturday (12)

April 11, 2014 — 

A memorial service for Annett Garrison is 10 a.m. April 22 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church. Annett and her husband, Don, arrived in Carson Valley 50 years ago. She …

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Drought affects all of us (13)

April 11, 2014 — 

Snow in the mountains is money in the bank if you’re a Carson Valley rancher. And the longer it takes that snow to melt, the better off the Valley’s irrigators …

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The unenforceable law (14)

April 7, 2014 — 

Editor: I’m older now, and it isn’t my world anymore. But one thing the younger generation needs to know is that my generation never wasted time passing laws that we …

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Road maintenance will hit residents in their wallets (15)

March 25, 2014 — 

Grab your wallets, folks, your county commissioners are about to put their grubby hands on them. Again. For what cause, you might ask? Well, it seems that over the past …

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Local taxes should maintain local roads (16)

March 25, 2014 — 

Road maintenance and the funding for it in Douglas County are surprisingly complex topics. But after studying them over many months, the County Road Funding Task Force came to a …

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Value being an American (17)

March 22, 2014 — 

Editor: Some of those people who wondered why I was wearing red, white and blue on March 17th instead of green deserve an explanation. I have no problem about being …

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American potatoes (18)

March 22, 2014 — 

Editor: Who’s complaining about jobs going overseas? Mostly it’s middle class working people. They’re easy to find. Just watch the checkout lines at Walmart. They’ll be there with a cart …

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Kill daylight saving time (19)

March 22, 2014 — 

Editor: If a politician wanted to be a hero and serve the public in a helpful manner here is a tip, stop daylight saving time. The idea of a daylight …

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Against God’s law (20)

March 19, 2014 — 

Editor: In response to a letter submitted by Teri A Cotham, published on Feb. 19. Thank you Teri for being brave enough to take a public stand against the phenomenon …

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