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Agriculture in the classroom

May 27, 2017 — Students at Meneley Elementary School had the opportunity to learn about the lifeblood of the Carson Valley on Thursday during "Ag in the Classroom." Douglas County Farm Bureau, which covers Douglas County and Carson City, strives to educate kids about the basics of agriculture through […]

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Sewer plant up for redevelopment money

May 27, 2017 — Douglas County commissioners on Thursday will consider providing additional Redevelopment Agency funding for the expansion of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project is currently estimated to be $2 million to $2.7 million over budget. On Thursday, commissioners will consider appropriating an additional $2.7 […]

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Change of space, pace and place

May 27, 2017 — I was on vacation last week, taking some needed down time to recharge. A buddy and I spent a couple days in the Bay Area watching baseball, eating seafood and going to a concert. It was really good to get away from the normal routine […]

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Quagga mussels found on boat near Lake Tahoe

May 26, 2017 — The recent discovery of quagga mussels on a watercraft at a Lake Tahoe boat inspection station highlights the continued need for vigilance against aquatic invasive species. As part of increased prevention methods approved by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board this week, motorists […]

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Memorial Day service Monday

May 26, 2017 — Carson Valley began paying tribute to U.S. service members who have died for their country Friday by placing flags at Eastside Memorial Park in Gardnerville. Members of the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Club, VFW Post 8583 and the Nevada Division of Forestry placed more than 60 flags […]

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Man rescued after bad drug trip

May 26, 2017 — A man, who told emergency dispatchers he was afraid coyotes would eat him, was found safe at a north Carson Valley walking trail on Friday morning. Douglas County 911 received a 3 a.m. call from the man, who said he was lost in the area […]

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Susan Brecik Zachary

May 26, 2017 — June 27, 1955 ~ April 25, 2017 Susan Brecik Zachary, of Yucca Valley, passed away April 25th, 2017 at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, CA due to complications of septic shock. In 1990 her and her husband, Rudy, bought and owned Lucky Liquor […]

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Carson Valley celebrates National Trails Day

May 26, 2017 — The Carson Valley Trails Association will celebrate American Hiking Society's National Trails Day on June 3. Local events are planned at two trails — the Fay-Luther Trail in Gardnerville and the Bently Heritage Trail in Minden. These events are free and open to the public. […]

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Alpine students release Lahontan cutthroat trout at Lake Tahoe

May 25, 2017 — A project where Alpine County school children raised Lahontan cutthroat trout wrapped up last week when they released their fish at Lake Tahoe. On Wednesday, 22 Diamond Valley School elementary students traveled to Taylor Creek to release the fish they raisd from eggs. Trout-in-the-Classroom is […]

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Hit and run results in arrest

May 25, 2017 — A woman who collided with a parked vehicle while intoxicated claimed she didn't know she hit the vehicle because she is hard of hearing. Linda Ward, 70, of Wellington, admitted she had consumed two, 12-ounce beers May 17 before driving her Dodge pickup into a […]

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Garden party June 4 at Wild Rose Inn

May 25, 2017 — An elegant garden party will be held at 4 p.m. June 4 at the Wild Rose Inn, 2332 Main St., Genoa, to benefit Nevada nonprofit corporation "Between Horses and Humans." The inn is currently the private residence of Jeannette and Dave Bostedt. BHH empowers children […]

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Letters to the editor for Friday, May 26, 2017

May 25, 2017 — Policies could do lasting damage Editor: When the Board of County Commissioners was challenged at a recent meeting about allowing an outsider to craft policy decisions that will do lasting damage to the people of Douglas County, one commissioner rose to Werner's defense by claiming […]

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Classified employee of the year named

May 25, 2017 — "Sure, no problem." That's usually the response Eric Pacheco, head custodian at Zephyr Cove Elementary School, gives when someone needs help, makes a request, or has a special situation that needs his attention. His diligent support of the staff, students, parents and visitors of the […]

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Nationally acclaimed artist teaches 3 day workshop

May 25, 2017 — Artist Charles Muench will be teach a three-day workshop in Hope Valley, Calif., from June 12-14. Workshop cost is $450. Muench said the classes will include demonstrations, painting, critiques, and taking in the gestalt derived from a group of artists painting together. "I believe to […]

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Johnson Lane Journal: Area gearing up for flooding

May 25, 2017 — Hello, Johnson Laners, it appears that we survived this epic winter! Now the focus shifts to surviving the epic runoffs that are expected. I suggest you heed the warnings and stock up on sandbags and prepare by having additional food stocks on hand and fuel […]

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Ebbetts, Sonora passes won’t open for weeks

May 25, 2017 — It will be three to five weeks before Ebbetts and Sonora passes will be cleared of snow and reopened, according to the California Department of Transportation. Officials said the department strives to clear the passes by the Memorial Day weekend. This is the first time […]

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‘He makes school fun’

May 25, 2017 — It takes awhile for Andrew Fromdahl to walk through the cafeteria at Jacks Valley Elementary School — every few steps a student approaches the English as a second language teacher to talk with him or give him a high-five. The teacher's popularity was recognized this […]

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Fresh and flavorful

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Creating habitat subject of agriculture series

May 25, 2017 — The Agriculture Innovation Forum Series this month will focus on creating a comfortable environment for you and your wildlife friends. "If you have lived in the Carson Valley or, for that matter, anywhere in Nevada for any period, you have experienced significant winds. Strong winds […]

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Buffett tribute band kicks off GE Family Concert Series on Friday

May 25, 2017 — The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department GE Family Concert Series kicks off 6 p.m. today at Minden Park with Garratt Wilkin and the Parrotheads, co-sponsored by Arrowhead Dental. Dedicated to celebrating Jimmy Buffett's music, the band is based out of Placerville, Calif. The group […]

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