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Walkaway recaptured after stealing water truck

March 29, 2017 — The man who walked away from the Stewart Conservation Camp in South Carson City was rearrested Wednesday after stealing and crashing a Carson City Public Works Water truck. Martin Joseph, 47, was last seen Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m. near the edge of the ranch […]

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Increased whooping cough cases in Douglas County and Carson City

March 29, 2017 — Carson City Health & Human Services is reporting an increase of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in Carson City and Douglas County. Health & Human Services is reporting the outbreak as an isolated event; however, health officials are encouraging families to take preventive measures. Caused […]

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Bill in Nevada Legislature aims to protect newer wells

March 29, 2017 — Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, told fellow members of Senate Natural Resources on Tuesday SB271 is designed to protect homeowners on newer domestic wells. SB271 requires if the State Engineer declares a critical shortage in a water basin and orders pumping curtailed, he not completely cut […]

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Mapping the lake

March 29, 2017 — The Lake Tahoe region has been steadily evolving into a more bicycle friendly area and the addition of an updated, printed bike map covering the whole basin may help continue this cyclist-oriented growth. Upgrading the various paper maps from around the region into one, uniform […]

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That inevitable empty feeling has come

March 29, 2017 — I feel like a part of me died on Monday; that I'd lost part of my childhood. The feeling started over the weekend when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who seemed against the Raiders re-locating to Las Vegas when the idea first came up last year, […]

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Inmate Martin Eric Joseph sought after walking away from Stewart Conservation Camp in Carson City

March 28, 2017 — Law enforcement is looking for Martin Joseph 49, after he walked away from a work detail at the Stewart Conservation Camp located in South Carson City, according to The Nevada Department of Corrections. He was last seen this afternoon around 3 p.m. near the edge of the ranch […]

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Fires under investigation

March 28, 2017 — A series of unrelated brush and structure fires kept East Fork Fire Protection crews busy this week. Three small cheat grass fires were reported at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday between Airport Road and Johnson Lane. Fire Investigator Terry Taylor said they still are under investigation […]

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$145 million budget up for review

March 28, 2017 — Douglas County Commissioners discussed a nearly $145 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 county budget Monday during the first of several public hearings. Excluding the Redevelopment Agency and the towns of Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa, the tentative budget comes in at $144,539,314. It includes a $52 million […]

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Library on wheels expected next year

March 28, 2017 — If all goes well, the Douglas County Public Library will go mobile in a year. The library is working on creating a UPS truck-sized bookmobile complete with Wi-Fi, computers and books to deliver services to home-bound seniors, the senior center, schools and other areas where […]

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Maestretti earns honor roll at University of Kansas

March 28, 2017 — Approximately 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2016 semester. The students, from KU's Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, represent 91 of 105 Kansas counties, 48 […]

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Industrial hemp farm coming to Valley

March 28, 2017 — Although Douglas County residents overwhelmingly shot down Question 2 on the November ballot, a similar form of green is soon coming to Carson Valley. Las Vegas-based Positively Green Organics LLC in late December was approved by the Nevada Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp […]

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Drugs land 3 in jail

March 28, 2017 — A Gardnerville Ranchos woman was arrested last week on suspicion of coordinating a sale of opiates. Melinda R. Roach, 20, was arrested Wednesday at Walmart. Roach in January coordinated the sale of 40 Percocet pills for $165. According to court documents, the actual transaction was […]

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Health Inspections for March 22

March 28, 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. March 22 Louie's Mandarin Gourmet Restaurant 1799 Ironwood Dr. Minden Score: 100 Continuum Packing Solutions LLC Processing plant for food 2232 […]

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Historical Society honors 5 Carson Valley women

March 28, 2017 — Five women who represent a span of more than 150 years of life in Carson Valley were honored Saturday when the Douglas County Historical Society presented its annual "Women in History Remembering Project" inductions. Linda Lucile Shaw Reid, June Thran, Elzyette Knott Selby, Charlotte Lovegrove […]

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JoAnne Skelly: Myth busted: Bramble berries are friends after all

March 28, 2017 — I was discussing planting raspberries and blackberries together recently on a visit to the Bay Area. I had always been taught that planting these two types of berries near each other could be detrimental to the health of both due to disease spread. A family […]

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Do you see silver linings or dark clouds?

March 28, 2017 — What happens when life throws us a curve ball? That moment when we receive bad news or something happens unexpectedly. These are the moments that define who we are. These are the moments that bring our true nature out for all to see. We all […]

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Remember When for March 29

March 28, 2017 — 120 YEARS AGO March 26, 1897 Fun fact- No bird can fly backward without turning; the dragonfly, however, can do this and outstrip the swallow in speed. 100 YEARS AGO March 30, 1917 Of a total of 460 bills introduced in the legislature, 272 originated […]

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Prison for man who skipped drug court

March 28, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe man who admitted to violating his probation was sentenced in Douglas County District Court Monday to up to four years in the Nevada Department of Corrections. Sean F. Walton, 31, was detained in July for trespassing at MontBleu Casino by security. […]

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No hearing for primary reform

March 28, 2017 — We were disappointed to hear that a bill to open up Nevada's closed primary system probably isn't going to see the light of day this Legislative session. Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, said Friday that SB 103, sponsored by Minden Sen. James Settelemeyer, […]

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Timothy G. Rowe

March 28, 2017 — November 4, 1955 – February 7, 2017 Tim was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and moved with his family to Placerville, California, at age 12. He attended El Dorado High School, University of Southern California, and California State University, Sacramento. He spent the majority of […]

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