Letters for Feb. 22, 2017
February 22, 2017
Thankful law enforcement wife
I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Commissioners Barry Penzel, Steve Thaler, Nancy McDermid, and Larry Walsh for your comments of gratitude and support of our law enforcement family at the Feb 16 commissioner meeting. As a law enforcement wife, I know that my husband and his partners do this job around the clock with their best efforts to keep our community safe. While providing for our family, he willingly sacrifices his own life to protect and assist strangers and friends alike. Daily news reports remind me of the risks our family faces as one tragic event after another is broadcast. We face these risks together. I believe, wholeheartedly, that the men and women who do this job are a great part of what helps make our community a desirable place to live, work and play. I also believe that they do it, above all else, because it is what they love. Thank you, as well, to my husband, Investigator Garren and the entire Douglas County Sheriff's Office for your outstanding commitment to the job and this way of life.
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I want to take a couple of minutes of your time to thank all the great people who came out and supported the Kiwanis 4th annual Eagles and Ag benefit Concert on January 21, 2017. The event was a huge success with about 200-plus people enjoying the sounds of Woodie and the Longboards. After an introduction to the two recipients of our benefit, Quilts of Valor and Welcome All Veterans Everywhere, the band played for almost 3-plus hours. We had a lively dance contest with a local couple winning first place. There was beer and wine available and a few snacks. The auction was a big hit, with a Valentine package at Harrah's Lake Tahoe selling for $225.
It was a fun night for all and with the help of the following, we were able to raise about $3,000 net. The following helped with auction items and helped sell the majority of the tickets: Carson Valley Arts Council, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carson Valley Golf Course, Comstock Lode Quilters, Dave Nelson, Realtor, Douglas County Community/Senior Center, Genoa Lakes Golf Course, Genoa Ranch Course, Harrah's Lake Tahoe, Holiday Inn Express Suites, JT's Restaurant, Julio's Restaurant, Mary Ellen Conaway, Overland Restaurant, The Record-Courier, Topaz Lodge, Welcome All Veterans Everywhere, and of course all the Kiwanians who spent their time on this effort.
It is amazing how the generous people of Douglas County always step up to the plate to help veteran organizations and others.
Eagles and Ag Benefit Concert Chairman
Why not have stop signs at every intersection
While I am happy to read that our Governor has added his word on Centerville – Highway 88 intersection problems, one must wonder why other deadly intersections were not included, or are we to think that there is some death total at any intersection that is acceptable before the State is concerned. Why not post signs at each of these locations such as. DO NOT EXCEED _ DEATHS PER YEAR AT THIS LOCATION. Or possibly have mandatory all-way full stops until the problem is solved. Surely survival is more important than hoping to win at Russian Roulette. As a taxpayer, I am willing to pay my share of the needed costs to solve such problems in a reasonable way. Reducing accidents should also help keep down insurance rates.