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Nevada State Parks offer numerous winter getaways

January 18, 2019 — From ice fishing at the remote and remarkable Wild Horse State Recreation Area in the north, to cool hikes through Southern Nevada's Valley of Fire, 24 state parks dot Nevada, winter wonderlands, ripe to explore and ready to enjoy. Beaver Dam: (Panaca) Always open, Beaver

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The real Jan. 18 R-C Morning Report

January 18, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley participated in a press conference in Reno held by Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam after it was found a double homicide there is similar to our two Ranchos murders.   A score of residents turned out on

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Retrial in 1996 Carson City murder on hold

January 18, 2019 — The retrial of Peter Quinn Elvik on murder charges is on hold after State Public defender Karin Kreizenbeck filed a writ asking the Nevada Supreme Court to order the case dismissed. Elvik was convicted in 1996 of the shooting death of William Gibson at the

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Douglas athletes sign to play at next level

January 18, 2019 — The diversity of the Douglas High athletic program wasn't just shown by the fact four athletes signed to play at the next level. How diverse the Tigers' athletic program was shown by the fact the athletes signed to play at the next level in four

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Washoe homicides similar to Ranchos cases

January 17, 2019 — Both of the women killed in the Gardnerville Ranchos last week were shot, Washoe County Sheriff Darin Balaam said Thursday. Balaam held a press conference in Reno where Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley was present. The Washoe County double homicide bears a resemblance to the two

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Monica Adela Quiroga

January 17, 2019 — January 14, 1987 ~ January 12, 2019 Monica Adela Quiroga, aka Mooch, was born on January 14, 1987 in Reno, Nevada. She passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2019. She grew up in the town of Gardnerville, raised in the Ranchos and attended the local

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Sheriff: Burglary might not be a motive in Ranchos homicides

January 17, 2019 — Burglary doesn't appear to be a motive for two homicides that occurred in the Gardnerville Ranchos within a mile of each other, Sheriff Dan Coverley told Carson Valley business leaders on Wednesday. "We don't think that burglary is a motive for this guy, which makes

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The Jan. 17 R-C Morning Report

January 17, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Today is a snow day for Lake Tahoe schools and Douglas County commissioners. All Lake schools are closed for the blizzard and county commissioners cancelled their Stateline meeting.   Chain controls are in effect over Kingsbury and on Highway 50 from Stateline

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2019 State of the State Address: Gov. Sisolak wants to raise Nevada’s minimum wage

January 16, 2019 — Gov. Steve Sisolak Wednesday praised the progress and economic growth Nevada is experiencing. "But before we get lost in celebration, we have to remember our families who haven't felt the recovery," he said. "The budget and priorities that I will outline tonight are focused on

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New Douglas manager resigns after a week

January 16, 2019 — Douglas County Manager Tom Stone resigned his position effective Wednesday, seven days after he started work. "Effective immediately I am resigning from my position as Douglas County Manager,” Stone said in a letter received by the county on Wednesday. “I want to thank the Board

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Climate change impacts on Nevada

January 16, 2019 — I have been curious how climate change will affect Nevada in years to come. I found an informative site, http://statesatrisk.org/nevada/, that is put out by http://www.climatecentral.org. This organization has "leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact

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Bessie Minor Swift Foundation accepting grant applications

January 16, 2019 — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation recently announced it is accepting grant applications from nonprofits in Douglas County and the surrounding area. Grants will be awarded to select organizations that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. Applications

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Habitual criminal back in prison

January 16, 2019 — A former Gardnerville Ranchos man, who was sent to prison in 2009 as a habitual criminal, had his parole revoked. David Knapp, 50, was originally sentenced to 5-20 years in prison. According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, he was out when he was convicted

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Failure to appear leads to prison

January 16, 2019 — A South Lake Tahoe man was sentenced to prison on Monday after he failed to appear for court in September. Brett M. Bell, 30, was sentenced to 12-30 months in connection with his arrest in Stateline with a third of a gram of methamphetamine. When

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Jan. 17 Letters to the Editor

January 16, 2019 — Kudos to Planning Commission Editor: Kudos to the Planning Commission for their sound rejection of the Klauber development project. Obviously no serious thought was given by the proponents to the widespread detrimental effects this project would have on everyone beyond it. Perhaps they didn't consider

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Douglas County health inspections

January 16, 2019 — Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. A, B or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required

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Douglas boys, girls ski have solid showing

January 16, 2019 — Sloane Niccoli had another outstanding showing for the Douglas High boys ski team which had another solid showing in the Tahoe Basin Ski League on Tuesday in the giant slalom at Alpine Meadows. Sloan placed seventh, finishing his two runs in 1:06.27 (32.17, 34.1) to

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Know your neighbor

January 16, 2019 — It has been more than a quarter century since Douglas County's last double homicide, and that one couldn't be more different than what we've experienced over the past week. In 1992, two Holbrook Junction men were found shot dead in a trailer in the small

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Community rallies together in time of grief

January 16, 2019 — I find myself struggling for words this week. It is difficult to process the collective anguish around the tragic events that have rocked the Carson Valley over the past several days. However, I feel both grateful and blessed to live in a community that faithfully

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Jensen earns all-conference honors

January 16, 2019 — Gardnerville's Andrew Jensen was named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference team as an honorable mention selection for the 2018 season for the University of Jamestown (North Dakota) football team, an NAIA school. The 6-1, 280-pound senior defensive tackle had 38 tackles and one interception

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