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Record Courier Staff Reports

• Douglas County Redevelopment could provide $24.7 million for development of commercial property just east of Highway 395 in north Douglas County. Page A1

• Work began Monday to install a traffic signal at Highway 395 and Stephanie Way. The signal will allow southbound traffic through while stopping northbound traffic. Page A1

• The Christmas holiday season was jump-started last weekend with the traditional lighting of the Minden gazebo and the Parade of Lights. Genoans illuminated their Christmas tree on Sunday. Page A1

• Carson Valley Arts Council members are hoping a free concert on Thursday will pique interest in converting the old Copeland Lumber building into a performance hall. Page A1

• New Washoe Tribal Chairman Waldo W. Walker was sworn in on Friday. Page A2

• District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced at 21-year-old Minden man to six months in a regimental discipline program even though the state said he was ineligible. Page A3

• A 47-year-old Gardnerville man who slipped into unconsciousness as deputies walked him from his vehicle to a patrol car Saturday was charged with driving under the influence for the third time in less than seven years. Page A3


• Yoga instructor Jill Mustacchio suggests warming up for the winter with some relaxation techniques. The owner of Body & Soul Yoga is holding her classes at Sierra Training Studio in Minden. Page A8

• Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new restaurant in Minden. Taco John’s should be open by the end of the year. Page A8


• The Douglas County Public Library in Minden took a “leap” last week, and purchased computerized learning tools called Leap Pads. About 15 preschoolers from Minden Montessori School attended the unveiling. Page B1

• A Mercedes that was featured in the Parade of Lights is the subject of its second fundraiser, this time for the Carson Valley Children’s Center. Page B1

• A new twist on the old classic “Scrooge” will be performed this weekend at Piñon Hills Elementary School. Performers from All About Dance will present “Ebenezer Scrooge: Jazzed Up Like the Dickens” on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Page B1


• The Douglas boys’ basketball team wrapped up the tournament title in the season-opening South Tahoe Invitational over the weekend, beating Manogue 67-49 in the championship game. Douglas went 3-0 in the tournament and will be hosting its own tournament this weekend with the Carson Valley Classic. Page C1

• Brent Koontz was named the region’s defensive player of the year over the weekend as the Northern 4A released its postseason football honors. Koontz was among a large number of Tigers honored. Coach Mike Rippee was named the region’s coach of the year. Page C1