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Douglas got game for homecoming

September 23, 2017 — The theme for the 2017 Douglas High School homecoming week is "Douglas Got Game." For the 10 seniors of the homecoming court that means "don't underestimate us," or Douglas High as a whole. Homecoming week begins Oct. 4 with the football game against Hug kicking […]

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Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

September 23, 2017 — The California Highway Patrol released the identity of a woman who died in a crash at the intersection of California State routes 88 and 89 near Woodfords Sunday, Sept. 17. Charleen Blackburn, a 64-year-old resident of South Lake Tahoe, was riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound […]

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Local resident brings positive change abroad

September 23, 2017 — Tamara Zúñiga-Brown has been a teacher, volunteer and advocate for more than 25 years, spreading awareness of income inequality among university instructors, supporting her international students and focusing on women's rights. Today, she is teacher and assists Chaldean Archbishop Matti Warda in Erbil, Iraq, with […]

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Forest shooting ban lifted Oct. 1

September 23, 2017 — Recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures has prompted the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Carson Ranger District to lift its temporary shooting restriction effective Oct. 1. Licensed hunters are always allowed to hunt on the district in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. "We want […]

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Carson Valley Boys and Girls Club to host “Fall Affair”

September 23, 2017 — The Carson Valley Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada will host its first "Fall Affair" event on Saturday at the Pink House in Genoa, to raise money for a new clubhouse and to spread awareness about what the club does for […]

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Empty Bowls event is Oct. 1

September 23, 2017 — The fourth annual Douglas County Empty Bowls event to benefit the Carson Valley Community Food Closet is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 1. For $15 per person participants will receive all-you-can-eat one pot meal as well as bread and dessert from a variety of local restaurants and […]

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Stormwater utility question flows downhill to Valley

September 22, 2017 — A discussion on whether to continue funding a consultant working on a stormwater utility will be held in Minden next month. County Commissioners Larry Walsh and Dave Nelson both expressed concerns about spending an additional $44,200 on the consultant if the proposed utility's funding didn't […]

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Summer bids chilly farewell

September 22, 2017 — Summer's waning hours brought snow to the Sierra Nevada overnight on Thursday. Wetter weather prompted officials to lift fire restrictions in place since June 30. According to agency Fire Management Officers, decreasing daily sunlight, increasing fuel moisture levels, and cooler evening temperatures are responsible for […]

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Douglas County Assemblyman Jim Wheeler new Assembly minority leader replacing Anderson

September 22, 2017 — Douglas County Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is the new Assembly Republican party leader. Wheeler, who has represented Assembly District 39 since 2013, was chosen by his 15-member caucus in a meeting Thursday in Las Vegas. He replaces Paul Anderson who resigned from his Assembly District 13 […]

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Recycling program comes up short

September 21, 2017 — A six-month pilot program for curbside recycling in select Douglas County neighborhoods netted more than 78,000 pounds of recyclable goods — but fell far short of paying for itself. Douglas County has long led the state in recycling, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection reports. […]

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Douglas High School senior named one of the finalists in National Merit Scholarship program

September 21, 2017 — Douglas High School's Sean D. Dunkelman is one of 16,000 high school seniors in the U.S. who have been named semi-finalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship program. Dunkelman has the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth over $32 million. The […]

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East Fork receives grant for new wildland engine

September 21, 2017 — The East Fork Fire Protection District has received a 2016 Assistance To Firefighter's Grant in the amount of $315,000 to purchase a new Type III Wildland / Urban Interface Engine. The district will need to provide a 10 percent match of $35,000. The unit is […]

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Airporter’s end leaves travelers seeking alternatives

September 21, 2017 — With the official sunset of the Airporter shuttle service on Sept. 30, residents who have been relying on it must find alternative means to get to and from the Reno-Tahoe Airport. Douglas, Carson City and Reno all have public transit, but making those connections and […]

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One-year-old might be youngest to complete Tahoe Rim Trail

September 21, 2017 — At 1 year old, Matilda Nibouar might be the youngest person to complete the Tahoe Rim Trail — a feat she accomplished alongside her parents on her first birthday, Aug. 14. She wasn't originally going to go on the 165-mile trip with her mother and […]

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Candy Dance poster features Minden artist

September 21, 2017 — For the second time this decade, Minden artist Don Fotine is the artist for the annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts poster. Fotine drew the art for the 2012 poster, which featured the Trimmer barn. This year's poster features a painting of the Genoa Town […]

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Health Inspections

September 21, 2017 — Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. All scores are on a 100-point scale, with points deducted depending on the severity of violations: Sept. 5 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Restaurant; Oyster Bar 50 US Highway 50 Stateline Score: 100 Italian Heart's Gourmet Retail […]

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‘Treats for our Troops’ to send Halloween care packages to military

September 21, 2017 — Local Gold Star mother Sally Wiley is coordinating "Treats for our Troops" care packages to be shipped to U.S. military service members in time for Halloween. She will host a pre-packing party at her home in Gardnerville on Oct. 5 starting at 8 a.m., and […]

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Slaughterhouse Coffin Races ring in spooky season

September 21, 2017 — Spirits will be high as businesses, organizations, clubs, families, and friends compete during the third annual "Slaughterhouse Coffin Races" on Oct. 14. The coffin races are similar to Virginia City's "Outhouse Races" where teams of runners push homemade coffins with a rider down our 250-foot […]

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Fire Fest 2017 comes to Stateline Sept. 30

September 20, 2017 — Stateline will host Fire Fest 2017 on Sept. 30, featuring helicopters, fire engines and other attractions. The event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Admission is free and the event is an opportunity for families to […]

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Nuclear energy foundation founder advocates Yucca Mountain repository

September 20, 2017 — The director and founder of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Foundation said last week it will take a grassroots effort to convince politicians to open a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. Invited to address members and guests at the monthly meeting of the Churchill County Central […]

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