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Journey Revisited kicks off park concerts

May 22, 2018 — The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department's 2018 GE Family Concert Series kicks off Friday with "Journey Revisited" and is sponsored by American AVK Company. Spend an evening of music with family and friends at Minden Park.  Concerts are free of charge due to the

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An overload of players for Wolf Pack

May 22, 2018 — Sports fodder for a Friday morning … The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball program has enough players for three teams. The Wolf Pack currently has 20 players, 19 of whom are eligible to play this coming season. Of those 20, no less than 15 are

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Douglas softball team caps successful season

May 22, 2018 — Douglas High softball coach John Glover expressed his concern last week about the pros and cons of relying on the long ball. "I'd rather we didn't live and die by the home run," Glover said with a smile on Thursday after the Tigers homered three

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Sierra Lutheran boys, girls track finish second

May 22, 2018 — Sierra Lutheran's boys started Saturday at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships in Carson City with a season-best performance in the 4×800 relay that catapulted the Falcons to a second-place finish among 1A schools. The quartet of sophomore Caleb Contreras, freshman Andreas Gilson, sophomore

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Kids’ Fishing Derby volunteers to meet

May 22, 2018 — An organizational meeting for volunteers to the 29th annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Lampe Park pavilion. Anyone interested in helping at the derby is welcome to attend. Follow-up volunteer meetings will be held on Saturday at

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80 Douglas residents graduate Western Nevada College on Monday

May 22, 2018 — Eighty Douglas County residents were among the 539 to receive a diploma as part of Monday's Western Nevada College graduation ceremony. Gov. Brian Sandoval was the commencement speaker at the graduation held at the Marv Teixeira Pavilion in Carson City. Sandoval shared his experiences towards

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Smith Valley man in custody after chase through Ruhenstroth

May 22, 2018 — A Smith Valley man who got behind the wheel of his big pickup after getting a dose of fentanyl was arrested after being pursued around Ruhenstroth on Saturday. Douglas County deputies received a report from a medical facility that Jessie Jeffrey was driving despite being

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The May 22 R-C Morning Report

May 22, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Highway 395 is still closed south of Holbrook Junction this morning after 100-foot long mudslide left 3-4 feet of debris on the highway. According to firefighters, there were 200 people in the Topaz Lodge who took refuge on the second floor after

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State reminds residents, ‘Don’t feed the bears’

May 21, 2018 — Lake Tahoe agencies remind residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal at all times while in bear country.  Intentional or unintentional feeding of bears can result in the bear being killed, fines and jail time for violators.  Every year law enforcement

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Update: Highway 395 reopened after Monday mudslide

May 21, 2018 — Update: Eighteen hours after closing due to a 100-foot mudslide, Highway 395 reopened at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday. A score of workers and 15 pieces of equipment cleared 5-foot deep deposits of mud from the highway overnight, according to Nevada Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese. “NDOT

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Town Hall Debate airs Monday night on Cable Access television

May 21, 2018 — The first airing of the May 16 Town Hall Debate is 6 p.m. Monday on Douglas County Community Access Television Channel 193 in Carson Valley and Channel 192 at Lake Tahoe. The debate featuring candidates for county commissioner and sheriff is two hours long and

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Lonny Lorell Smith

May 21, 2018 — February 28, 1958 ~ May 17, 2018 Lonny Lorell Smith, 60, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on May 17th, 2018 while at home in Gardnerville, Nevada. He was born on February 28th, 1958 in Corvallis, Oregon to Lorell and Norma Smith. This

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Yerington man killed in Sunridge shooting

May 21, 2018 — A 77-year-old Yerington man who was killed by Douglas County deputies on Saturday night had a history of violence. Jimmy Alan Moss was shot and killed after he reportedly sped out the garage of a Sunridge address and struck a deputy. The victim reported that

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Letters to the Editor for May 18

May 21, 2018 — Backing Dave Brady Editor: Wow! Can't find deputies, but lots of candidates for the top cop position. Most of the candidates appear to be placing their bets on years of experience in law enforcement as the principal criterion for our vote. But, in my opinion,

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The May 21 R-C Morning Report

May 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — I expect to learn the identity of the person who was shot and killed in a confrontation with deputies who responded to Sunridge on Saturday night for a domestic dispute. The injured deputy sounds like he'll recover. Even as investigators were responding

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Kaleb Foster slams fourth homer

May 20, 2018 — Here's a breakdown of Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college: BASEBALL KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the fifth inning last Friday in the Wolf Pack's

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Tigers on track to state finals

May 20, 2018 — Ten Douglas High School athletes will compete today and Saturday at the NIAA State Track and Field Championships in Carson City. Running and field events in all four classifications — 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A — will get underway at 3 p.m. today and 8

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Norvell: Pack football ‘light years ahead’ now

May 20, 2018 — It would be an understatement to say a lot has happened since May 23, 2017, when Jay Norvell spoke at the Carson Valley Inn about his vision as the University of Nevada's first-year head football coach. On Tuesday night, Norvell returned as part of the

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Norvell explains Wolf Pack vision

May 20, 2018 — Jay Norvell spoke on Tuesday night about how the University of Nevada football program has progressed in his first full year as head coach. That means steps forward that have taken place on and off the field. It's been a process, Norvell explained to his

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Girls lacrosse ends season with victory

May 20, 2018 — The Douglas Girls Lacrosse Club ended its second season on an upbeat note with a 9-6 win at Reno. Douglas was led by its three seniors. Ally Foster was recognized as the team's MVP for the High Sierra Lacrosse League game as she scored four

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