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Douglas County woman guilty of exploiting mother

September 18, 2018 — Sheri Hines, 49, pleaded guilty this week to embezzling more than $5,000 from her mother. She admitted using a debit card entrusted to her to provide for her mother. Since her mother is over age 60, that embezzlement qualifies as a Category B felony under

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit pulls body from 1,062 feet in Lake Tahoe

September 18, 2018 — Douglas County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit (Marine 7) recovered a body from a depth of 1,062 feet in Lake Tahoe on Monday. The recovery was made while searching for a missing person, who reportedly drowned the week prior, according to a press release from the

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GOP barbecue features radio talk-show host

September 18, 2018 — Best-selling author, syndicated newspaper columnist, and radio talk-show host Larry Elder will be the featured speaker Saturday at the Douglas County Republican Central Committee's Heritage Day BBQ. The son of a janitor, Elder excelled at school and practiced law before entering the entertainment field starring

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The Sept. 18 R-C Morning Report

September 18, 2018 —   Genoa, Nev. — Today is the second to the last Esmeralda Avenue Farmers Markets 4-8 p.m. in Minden. Both the Lampe Park and Genoa farmers markets have already wrapped up for the season. Another sign summer is waning.   Rocky Barth says Bella Vista

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Washoe name for Sierra ridge official

September 17, 2018 — A ridge that stretches south of Caples Lake in the Mokelumne Wilderness has received a Washoe name, officials announced on Monday. Squaw Ridge in Amador and Alpine counties was formally renamed Hungalelti Ridge (pronounced Hunga-Lel-Ti), a name proposed the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

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Masons rededicate Genoa Lodge

September 17, 2018 — Freemasons gathered in Genoa on Saturday to rededicate the lodge that has called the oldest town home since Sept. 17, 1868. The rededication was part of the sesquicentennial celebration of Lodge No. 12. About three-dozen Masons attended in their aprons. Grand Master of Masons in

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Mom’s Sand Harbor picture wins national contest

September 17, 2018 — A stay-at-home mom, who first visited Lake Tahoe two years before, won Aspira's 2018 America State Parks Photo Contest over 10,000 other entries. The photo of Sand Harbor was taken by Karen Wong, who the Nevada Division of State Parks said won the contest without

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Woman receives up to seven years for thefts

September 17, 2018 — A disabled Navy veteran told a judge on Monday he doubted he'd live to see the $728 restitution ordered during the sentencing of a Gardnerville woman who'd drained his bank account and ran up his credit card. Jaclyn Thun, 32, admitted to taking $728 from

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The Sept. 17 R-C Morning Report

September 17, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County is home to four 5-star schools, including both public high schools. Zephyr Cove Elementary School edged out Douglas High by a point for the county's top index score with 90.5.  We also have three two-star schools, including Jacks Valley, Scarselli

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Scores of bicyclists pass through Genoa

September 16, 2018 — Hundreds of cyclists rode from Bowers Mansion through Nevada's oldest town on Sunday as part of the annual Edible Pedal 100. "We had 450 riders go over access the Jacks Valley route," Ride Director Mark Kattelman said on Monday. Sponsored by the Sunrise Reno Rotary

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Kahle hosts senior health fair

September 16, 2018 — The Douglas County Senior Center will be hosting Active Living Health Fair 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 19 at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade Road, Stateline. The Health Fair is designed to provide the community with an expanded awareness of Health Care providers and services

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Fire claims Gardnerville Ranchos garage

September 16, 2018 — A vehicle fire reportedly spread to a garage at a Gardnerville Ranchos duplex on the corner of Tillman Lane and Kimmerling Road on Sunday morning. The initial call came in around 10 a.m. East Fork firefighters arrived quickly on scene. Kimmerling and the northbound lane

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Forest health project underway in Spooner Lake backcountry

September 16, 2018 — Portions of the Spooner Lake backcountry will be closed for a forest health project. With dense vegetation spanning over 300 acres, the scenic Spooner Lake portion of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is increasingly susceptible to environmental disturbances threatening the health of the Tahoe Basin,

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4-H Sign-up Night is Monday

September 16, 2018 — Douglas County 4-H Sign Up Night is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday for ages 5-19 and their parents at The Carson Valley United Methodist Church at 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. 4-H is a Youth Development Program of The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. 4-H members participate in

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Agencies and REMSA partner to provide paramedic education

September 15, 2018 — With a national shortage of paramedic certified individuals impacting emergency response agencies across the country, local fire agencies banded together and formed a partnership with the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority, REMSA, to train their existing fire personnel to the level of Paramedic. For some

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Contrast of kingdoms

September 15, 2018 — The Bible tells us that when we are born again we enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:3: Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said

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Arsenal baseball wins title

September 15, 2018 — The Nevada Arsenal 12 and under baseball team won the title of the Back to School Bash tournament held last weekend in Incline Village. The Arsenal opened with a 20-6 win over the Northern Nevada Baseball Club. The Arsenal exploded for 14 unanswered runs after

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Douglas High hosts different sort of STEAM-up

September 15, 2018 — The second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math event featured robots and displays on Tuesday. Organizer July Michel said 700 people were served Bently hamburgers and hotdogs at the event, rustled up by Cocomoes catering at the Douglas High School Stem Building. She said

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9/11 survivor shares experience of landing in Newfoundland

September 15, 2018 — Gander, Newfoundland, is out on the edge of North America, the population of just 10,000 spent many years isolated from most of the world. Their language is English, with a dialect created from a heritage of Irish, French, and indigenous ancestors and is truly one

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Planners reject change for apartments

September 15, 2018 — While an 81-unit apartment complex south of Gardnerville was approved by planning commissioners on Tuesday, it didn't have the votes for a master plan amendment that would have saved the owners around $5,000 a unit. The owners of Crestmore Drive Residence 1861 were permitted to

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