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April 30, 2013
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Valley man completes Alcatraz swim

Inspiration doesn’t often give warning before it strikes. For Gardnerville resident Doug Robbins, it came in 2009 while thumbing through the pages of a Sunday London Times. Robbins had just lost his wife, and was looking for something to latch on to in continuing their life-long love of travel. “It’s life, you know, the way it goes,” Robbins said. “During that time, I just wanted to be able to keep up with what we used to do when she was alive, which was to travel a lot.” So off the pages of the Times jumped an intriguing photo — riding …

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