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July 30, 2013
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Minden medi-spa name gets makeover

Minden Med Spa has a new name and a new employee.

Located at 1478-B 4th St., in Minden owners says it is the only full-service medi-spa in Carson Valley.

“Our highly-trained and experienced professional staff includes Nita Schwartz, M.D., Jenn King, R.N., and now Jenna Peck, RNC, MSN,” a statement issued by the spa said.

Formerly known as Cosmedix, the spa has been in business for six years, and is a leading provider of Botox and Juvederm in the area. They specialize in laser hair, age spot and vein removal, among many other laser therapies.

Owner Schwartz has lived in Genoa since 2004, and is married to Dr. Garrett Schwartz. She has been an emergency physician since 1991, and owner-operator of Mountaintop Medical Associates in Kirkwood for six years.

Peck, a Genoa resident, joined the firm earlier this year.

The spa is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment.

For more information visit or call 782-8485.

Debug hosts Relay for Life fundraiser

DeBug Computer is helping raise money for Relay for Life for the month of August. DeBug will be doing free diagnostic checks for all computers brought in on Thursday and Friday. For every computer that is brought in for the free diagnostic on these days DeBug will donate the $40 dollar fee to Relay for Life, and accept donations as well.

“We are hoping to make this a successful fundraiser for Relay for Life,” organizers said. “We hope to see you all there and would like to thank you in advance for everybody’s help with making this fundraiser a success.”

The free diagnostic check will be available at both locations; 1560 Highway 395, Suite C, in Minden, or 591 S. Saliman Street in Carson City.

Moody’s rates Douglas County Aa2

The possibility became even more remote that Douglas County will follow Detroit and three dozen other American municipalities into bankruptcy, when Moody’s Investors Service rated the county’s financial status very strong.

Moody’s said Douglas County’s financial status was rated Aa2, the third highest rating, due to the county’s “structurally balanced financial operations.”

Moody’s bond rating comes just one year after Standard and Poor’s Rating Services provided an A+ or “strong” rating for Douglas County in 2012.

“A strong bond rating is a reflection of the financial health of our organization and economic vitality of our community,” said County Manager Steve Mokrohisky. “Douglas County’s latest bond rating is a result of our efforts to stabilize personnel costs, enhance revenues and focus on long range solutions to fiscal challenges.”

Moody’s Aa2 bond rating is considered a reflection of an organization’s high quality, very low credit risk and very strong capacity to meet its financial commitments. In its analysis, Moody’s identified “the county made a number of adjustments to achieve structural balance and more sustainable long-term results.”

Moody’s specifically noted the county’s efforts to work with other taxing entities to shift property tax revenues to the county, calling those partnerships “a significant development.”

Moody’s also commented on the county’s work with employees to reach three-year labor agreements that reduce personnel expenses, concluding that those efforts “create a more sustainable cost structure into the future.”

In 2012, S&P reviewed Douglas County’s financial status and rated the ounty “strong” with its A+ rating. S&P stated that the highlights of the county’s management techniques are its formal financial policies, using external and internal resources for budget assumptions, and engaging in multiyear financial planning.

Many local governments across the country have had their bond ratings downgraded, and approximately 36 municipal bankruptcies have been filed since 2010, due to declining revenues, increasing expenses and unfunded employee benefit liabilities.

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 31, 2013 11:53AM Published Jul 30, 2013 09:50AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.