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Scammers abound during tax season

March 20, 2019 — It's tax season, so of course it is also tax scam season. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents, particularly seniors to be aware of the continuing efforts of scammers to separate their hard earned money from their pocketbooks. "With the tax deadline approaching,

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Snowboarder killed in fall from Sierra cliff

March 20, 2019 — A snowboarder was found dead after someone reported they saw him fall from the cliffs above Twin Lakes in Mono County. Justin Khoshnevis, 32, of Los Alamitos, Calif., appears to have come across the ridgeline from "Dragon's Tail" in an effort to ride "Hole in

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Marley’s Ghost performs in Minden April 5 at CVIC Hall

March 20, 2019 — The Carson Valley Arts Council will present Marley's Ghost in concert on April 5 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Marley's Ghost is a band based in Northern California which has performed since the mid-1980s. "This West Coast group deftly dashes across decades of American

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The March 20 R-C Morning Report

March 20, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — If you have a child who wants to sign up for hunter safety classes this weekend, it might be a good idea to visit http://www.ndow.org today and see if there's room. There's homework that has to be done prior to the class.

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Carson Valley Days Parade applications available online

March 19, 2019 — As the planning for this year's Carson Valley Days continues the Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club would like to let everyone know that the applications for parade entries, vendor spots, and sponsorships are now available and online at http://www.carsonvalley2030.com. All applications must be completed and

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Lois C. Compston

March 19, 2019 — November 28, 1925 ~ March 11, 2019 Lois C. Compston, 93, of Smith, Nevada, passed away on March 11, 2019. A Smith native, she was born November 28, 1925, to Norman D. Brown and Lucile Dressler Brown. She and her sister Lucile grew up on

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Bears waking up from winter’s nap

March 19, 2019 — More snow in the mountains could send awakening bears into lower elevations earlier than usual. There haven't been any calls to the Nevada Department of Wildlife complaining about bears, yet, but they may be making an appearance soon. "We collar bears, and a lot of

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Man accused of assault swears off alcohol, guns

March 19, 2019 — A 67-year Topaz Ranch Estates man said he would never touch alcohol or a firearm again after he was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly pointing a shotgun and a pistol at three people. Richard C. Garska appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday

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The March 19 R-C Morning Report

March 19, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — A 15-year project to replace the decomposed granite walkways at Lampe Park with pavers is wrapping up this week, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Morgan said. Should their budget be approved this year there is a plan to replace the pathway lighting

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Amendment to remove regents from constitution could go to 2020 ballot

March 18, 2019 — The proposed amendment removing the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution is now just one step away from heading to the 2020 General Election ballot. After an hour of testimony, the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections voted unanimously to recommend "do pass"

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Woman admits selling 13 ounces of methamphetamine

March 18, 2019 — A March 23 trial has been canceled after a Placerville woman admitted to a charge of felony trafficking in methamphetamine and failure to appear in court. Laura C. Thrash, 48, faces 25 years to life in prison for selling 13 ounces of the drug over

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John Brown Miller

March 18, 2019 — John Brown Miller, 101, died March 17, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

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The March 18 R-C Morning Report

March 18, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — The bear sign is out in Genoa and it's time to start keeping an eye on your trash as bears wake up from their winter's nap and start coming down looking for food. I'll do something more in-depth for Thursday.   The

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Valley rain expected this week

March 17, 2019 — After a brief flirtation with spring, Carson Valley weather will be turning back to winter this week. A storm will arrive in Western Nevada as early as Tuesday night with the heaviest precipitation on Wednesday. The first official day of spring will see snow levels

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Update: East Fork burn line back in operation

March 17, 2019 — The phone number residents call to find out if it's OK to burn was restored by 9 a.m. Monday. The line went down on Sunday due to a technical issue. East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson said that St. Patrick's Day was a permissible burn day.

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Three drama students headed to Internationals

March 15, 2019 — A trio of Douglas High School drama students qualified at the Nevada State Thespian Festival for the next level. Mason Rodway, Kim Courtney, and Francesca Melander received superior ratings in contrasting monologues, and were invited to the International Thespian Festival, June 24-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Let your light so shine

March 15, 2019 — Jesus, who has given us so much, made a request of His disciples, "Let your light shine before men (people) in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 5:16) Isn't He asking us

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Fountain of resources at Douglas County Senior Center

March 15, 2019 — Do you love old automobiles? Come join a group from the Douglas County Community and Senior Center in Gardnerville on March 28 for a trip to explore the different auto eras at the National Automobile Museum in Reno. The bus leaves the Center at 9

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DA responds to Tiregate criticism

March 15, 2019 — In the midst of prosecuting a death penalty case against a man accused of shooting two Gardnerville Ranchos women, District Attorney Mark Jackson bristled at the accusation he could have headed off the theft of $1 million in tires by a county employee. Foothill resident

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Smokey on top of her game for Douglas

March 15, 2019 — Alyssa Smokey did it all for the Douglas softball team on Thursday in its 20-0 win at Galena on Thursday. Smokey pitched a perfect game on the mound and went 4-of-4 at the plate. Smokey capped her day by hitting a grand slam home run

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