Jan. 10, 2024, R-C Letters to the Editor

Still on the high ground


In reference to Mr. Muzzy’s letter of Jan. 3 he cites the winning margins of Burns, Dickerson, and Jansen as a contradiction to Tony Magnota’s comment that “opinions and comments from the greater Douglas Community” are being dismissed. 

Maybe during the campaign the participants’ comments and opinions were not dismissed by the candidates, but those proceedings were not as visible to the public as their actions as members of the board. It seems that Tony’s comment references current official actions, not what happened during the campaign. What we may be seeing now is that conclusions formed during an evaluation process sometimes don’t translate to actual on-the-ground ability.

The loss of a very good superintendent and these exceedingly high legal costs are signs of serious problems. 

The superficial response to the current controversy that it is due to “the small minority of sore losers” is an indication of a lack of regard to get to the root of the problems by creating distractions by making shallow statements.

We have one of the best school systems in the state. This is the result of years of effort, not from anything that happened in the last few months. 

These students are our future, they need to be educated to meet our community’s, our country’s, and the world’s needs. They need broad exposure and not be overly influenced by any narrow agenda or the propaganda from full-page newspaper ads by a semi-anonymous political action committee.

We need to be protective of our successes, administrative, academic, and morale.

Our school system is still on the high ground. Let’s not lose it.

Bob Taormina


Thanks for supporting St. Gall


The Leadership Team for the St. Gall Rummage Sale Program would like to express their sincere appreciation to the many volunteers who spent hours preparing for the Spring Rummage Sale and the even larger August sale. Thank you, also, to everyone who donated items. Because of the incredible generosity of residents in Douglas County and Carson Valley, the Rummage Sale Program has continued to grow and prosper year after year. 

Last year, your generosity allowed the program to provide donations to other non-profit organizations throughout Douglas County and Carson City. 

These organizations include, but are not limited to: Catholic Charities, Classy Seconds, Douglas County Community and Senior Center, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ormsby Post Acute Rehab, Sertoma, Goodwill, the Boys and Girls Club, Cotton Candy Clouds, the East Fork Gallery, DAWG, and the Douglas County Animal Shelter. It was our way of giving back to the community.

In addition, the yearly Donations have helped families who suffered loss from fire or other natural disasters. The Walker Fire and the Tamarack Fire are perfect examples of the rummage sale proceeds helping to provide families in need with clothes, blankets, as well as replacing necessary household and kitchen items. 

This is an amazing area and we are so grateful for all your support. Thank you.

Diane Ogden

St. Gall Volunteer 

 Leadership Team  

St. Gall Rummage Sale 

Walking the Labyrinth


A note to those of you who missed the phenomenal presentation of the Labyrinth at Heritage Park on New Year’s Eve. So many volunteers spent hours creating an extra ordinary experience of tranquility and meditation on the passing of 2023 and the possibilities of 2024. There also was a sense of community and comradeship that exists in Douglas County. The children, including myself, had the opportunity to roast marshmallows over open fires and enjoy hot cocoa. 

The Heritage Park Gardens Committee under Donna Warner and the volunteers obviously spent hours creating the Labyrinth and are to be lauded for their efforts. If you missed it, put it on your 2024 calendars. I appreciated all their efforts, and I am sure those that attended share my feelings. 

Danna Meyer



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