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Do you know of God?

September 23, 2017 — "Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart. (Job 22:21-22 NIV) Job 22:21-29 details a wonderful promise of benefits that come with knowing […]

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Let the good times roll

September 23, 2017 — I walk into "Noemi's Pupuseria." Salvadorian and Guatemala food is their specialty. As a young lad I rode ancient buses, gasoline trucks and a cramped van throughout Guatemala and El Salvador. I still have a lingering passion for both. On my first visit to Noemi's, […]

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Letters for Sept. 22, 2017

September 21, 2017 — Leadership Class works on foundation Editor: Leadership Douglas County is a program sponsored by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. According to its mission statement, it is "a community leadership program designed to develop informed, involved, and knowledgeable community members for Douglas County" in hopes […]

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Candy Dance benefits us all

September 21, 2017 — This weekend's Genoa Candy Dance Faire will convert Nevada's oldest settlement into a giant shopping bazaar, hearkening back to the trading days that saw its founding. While shoppers this weekend won't be looking for fodder for animals or food, the concept will essentially be the […]

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The getting around Candy Dance shuffle

September 21, 2017 — This weekend, Genoa's annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire will take over Nevada's oldest town, drawing tens of thousands of visitors. By my count, this will be the 19th Candy Dance where I've lived next door. The annual fundraiser for the town has successfully […]

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Letters for Sept. 20, 2017

September 19, 2017 — Campaign not worth the money Editor: I would like to comment on your article from June 22, 2017 "Visitor Authority promoting Valley Legends." I really wanted to wait before sending this letter of disapproval as I was curious as to the "legends" they meant. But […]

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Population estimates just that

September 19, 2017 — There's plenty of lots approved to handle the projected 3,400 people in additional population expected to arrive over the next two decades. On Monday, Douglas County commissioners heard that the Nevada Demographer was forecasting that's how many new residents will move here in an early […]

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Christ’s last commandment

September 16, 2017 — The last commandment Jesus gave His disciple before his ascension to heaven is recorded in Matt 28:18-20. As should be expected it is very significant. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the […]

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Joanne S. Marchetta: Restoring Lake Tahoe’s clarity

September 14, 2017 — Lake Tahoe is known around the world for its crystal-clear water. For several decades, Tahoe's clarity, which measured more than 100 feet in 1968, was declining each year because of stormwater pollution from poorly planned development and the lingering effects of historical activities such as […]

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The next big thing in magic

September 14, 2017 — Broadway and TV star Adam Trent presents the "Next Generation of Magic" now through Oct. 22 at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno. Fascinated with magic since childhood illusionist Trent performs an extravaganza of magic, comedy, and music designed to entertain the entire family. Loaded […]

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Disasters affect Douglas

September 14, 2017 — Factors outside of Douglas County have already affected the cost of doing business here, and there's a possibility the two big hurricanes that struck Texas and Florida will contribute to the sticker shock. We've heard on several occasions that the work at the Tahoe Reno […]

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What USA Parkway means to Northern Nevada

September 14, 2017 — On Sept. 8, the USA Parkway extension was opened from Storey County's Tahoe Regional Industrial Center (TRIC) to Highway 50 in Silver Springs. James has taken the pleasant drive on that road that makes getting to Sparks from Silver Springs nearly equivalent in time and […]

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Greg Dill: Two ways to get your Medicare benefits

September 12, 2017 — At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which […]

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A fight worth finishing

September 12, 2017 — More than 8,000 Americans have been killed over the last 16 years in the War on Terror. That number includes the 3,000 people who were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. So far the War […]

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

September 12, 2017 — Swim center an asset to community Editor: Upon moving to the Carson Valley nearly 3 years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Carson Valley Swim Center. As a swimmer transplant from Southern California, I have been to a lot of quality pool complexes […]

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An insider’s view of show business

September 9, 2017 — Orllyene was the VIP Travel Coordinator and I was Manager of Entertainment Operations at Resorts International Casino in Atlantic City. It was her job to hire a limo and driver, and bring folks like Gene Kelly, Diana Ross, Cher and Bill Cosby from Philadelphia to […]

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Good intentions

September 9, 2017 — Good intentions, that is what I had, lots of good intentions. I intended to work out, intended to eat better, and intended to get myself fit for months. Trouble is, I could not seem to find a way to burn any calories or drop any […]

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

September 7, 2017 — U.S. should welcome immigrants Editor: History has repeatedly shown that our country works best when we welcome immigrants rather than shun them. Our amazing ability to assimilate people of diverse backgrounds has always been the powerful engine that drives our country's growth and strength. It's […]

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This trip can’t be eclipsed

September 7, 2017 — Burning Man attendees get called burners. I call myself and anyone else who traveled to see the total solar eclipse in August clippers. And from the constant train of traffic on Hwy 5 and 101 on Monday afternoon after the eclipse in Oregon there were […]

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County could head off pit repeat

September 7, 2017 — On Thursday, Douglas County officials proposed heading off a new proposal for a new gravel mining operation at the pass. A new ordinance designed to limit large subsurface mining operations to general industrial zoning is being proposed. Under current regulations, mining operations, like a gravel […]

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