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Keep manager hunt local (1)

February 2, 2016 — 

We agree with Commission Chairman Doug Johnson that a nationwide search for a new county manager is the last thing we want.The best county managers Douglas County has ever had …

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Lands bill preserves open space (2)

February 2, 2016 — 

Concerns have been raised about some of the provisions in the Douglas County Lands Bill, which is making its way through Congress.The Sierra Club issued a resolution last spring opposing …

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Hold horses on planning appointment (3)

February 2, 2016 — 

New planning commissioner Bryan Davis attended his first meeting on Tuesday, only six days after some residents attacked him for being a shill for his employer, Edgewood.Edgewood is one of …

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Pleased station work continues (4)

February 2, 2016 — 

We’re glad that Gardnerville is continuing its efforts to convert the S-curve gas station for a new use.The conversion was never going to be easy. It’s final years were not …

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¿Dónde está El Niño? (5)

February 2, 2016 — 

A drive over Kingsbury is sufficient to recognize that while this has been a nice winter, it has hardly been a drought-buster, yet.So far, Minden has received 1.04 inches of …

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February 2, 2016 — 

Highway 50 realignmentEditor:In articles many entities have spoken in favor of realigning Highway 50, however the final decision on any realignment will require the approval of the U.S. Department of …

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Eight istoo manyfatalities (7)

February 2, 2016 — 

Nevada issued its annual report on the number of fatal accidents that occurred in Douglas County.Eight people lost their lives on our highways last year, up from three, investigated by …

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Letters to Editor from Jan. 6, 2016 (8)

February 2, 2016 — 

Excellent example of deputy saving a lifeEditor:It seems that nearly every week we are hearing something about how law enforcement officers across the country are allegedly using excessive force or …

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Letter for Jan. 27, 2016 (9)

February 2, 2016 — 

Saving a barn owlEditor:On Saturday, I found a barn owl hanging by his leg near the top of the beams in my indoor arena, almost 25-feet high. It was heartbreaking …

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Letters for Jan. 22 (10)

February 2, 2016 — 

Strong defense critical to futureEditor:The rise of the Islamic State , heightened by recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, have more voters saying terrorism represents the greatest threat …

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Letters for Jan. 29, 2016 (11)

February 2, 2016 — 

Why the golden parachute?Editor:I would love to know what county commissioner has ever had a job where you can get six-months severance plus sick and vacation time?Plus how many other …

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See a penny, leaving it alone might be best (12)

January 25, 2016 — 

The old saw says if you see a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck. I would suggest that if the penny’s embedded in the …

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County Manager departure not done deal (13)

January 21, 2016 — 

There might be an assumption out there that Douglas County commissioners are going to agree with County Manager Jim Nichols’ assessment that it’s time for him to go.But the reality …

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Letters from Jan. 13, 2016 (14)

January 21, 2016 — 

Thanks for saving ElksEditor:Due to the fast response this past Sunday by the East Fork Fire Protection District personnel, the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Lodge on Kimmerling Road in the Gardnerville Ranchos …

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Letters for Jan. 20, 2016 (15)

January 20, 2016 — 

Quick work saved lifeEditor:On Jan. 3 my healthy, handsome husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working out at Pulse Fitness. Thanks to the quick administration of CPR by Geoff …

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Merry Christmas, Carson Valley (16)

January 4, 2016 — 

This is the season of the year when our hearts and minds naturally turn to those who are near and dear to us, with an affection that apparently is greater …

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Litigation flowing like water (17)

January 4, 2016 — 

After six years of litigation that went to the Nevada Supreme Court and back, another 60 days doesn’t seem like a lot of time to try and resolve the conflict …

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Big take shows Valley’s heart (18)

January 4, 2016 — 

On Friday, the annual Share Your Christmas Food Drive at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden collected nearly 177,000 pounds of food and more than $50,000.That’s better than last year, …

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Lights and charity ring in holiday (19)

January 4, 2016 — 

We’re lucky in Western Nevada to have as much sun as we do through most of the winter.As nights grow longer, a little extra light doesn’t hurt the psyche.This week …

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Connectivityhas work cut out for it (20)

January 4, 2016 — 

Connectivity proponents are going to have their work cut out for them on Thursday when county commissioners debate the second reading on increasing the gas and sales taxes.We think the …

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