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Common Core destroys local school control (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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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R-C letters for Dec. 24 (16)

December 24, 2014 — 

Seeking Honor Flight donations Editor: The law firm of Kaempfer Crowell donated $3,500 to Honor Flight Nevada on Friday. “We thought it would be a very appropriate gift to make,” …

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Making Christmas memories the hard way (17)

December 24, 2014 — 

While we all spend so much time trying to make Christmas memorable with the elaborate decorations, perfect gifts and fancy food, sometimes it’s the little disasters that make for the …

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Christmas is coming (18)

December 24, 2014 — 

Christmas is coming around again — that blessed day when all refresh themselves with the friendships they have made; Christmas when the dross of life sinks and only the best …

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Girl Scouts thank sponsors (19)

December 13, 2014 — 

The Carson Valley Girl Scout troops 2003, 331 and 287 would like to thank Grocery Outlet, Raley’s, Smith’s, Walgreen’s and Walmart for their gracious candy donations to be handed out …

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New achievement levels for students (20)

December 10, 2014 — 

Next spring, Nevada’s students in grades 3 through 8 will take a historic step into the future of Nevada education when they take new state tests that are fully aligned …

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