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Submersible extends search area below the waves

August 18, 2018 — Lake Tahoe qualifies as a sixth great lake by volume, trailing only the Great Lakes by size. Many searches have occurred over its entire 192 square miles during the years, and many have come up futile. "As soon as depths start getting below that 100-foot

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‘Find your seats, folks!’

August 18, 2018 — I've spent all my life trying to be somebody special. I've fantasized about the day my life would reach its apex of recognition. I exhausted myself and battled feelings of jealousy as others achieved. Though I was already a Christian, even ordained into ministry with

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Dancing in the Bahamas

August 18, 2018 — It's the early 1970s. I am on the tarmac at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas. The pilot shuts down the engines. From the rear of the airplane a stewardess walks forward. She is holding a can of DDT overhead, spraying the compartment. Noxious bugs will

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Kellenbergers celebrate 50th anniversary

August 18, 2018 — Gardnerville residents Rick and Lil Kellenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Lake Tahoe on Friday. Rick said he met Lil through his sister while he was in the U.S. Air Force. "I came home from overseas in Europe with the Air Force after three

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Woman back in Douglas on drug charges

August 18, 2018 — A Placerville woman who failed to appear for her May arraignment on drug trafficking charges is back in Douglas County custody. Laura C. Thrash, 43, was picked up in California on two warrants issued out of district court. She faces charges stemming from her August

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Annual commemorative 9/11 dinner set

August 18, 2018 — The Sierra Nevada Republican Women have been hosting an annual event commemorating 9/11 every year since the tragedy occurred. This year's location is the Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Doors open at 5 p.m. for social gathering with a no host bar; dinner is served 6:30

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TAMBA, TRTA building recreation for the future

August 18, 2018 — Construction began recently on the Lily Lake Trail — a segment the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association says will be key in completing a path around Lake Tahoe. The approximately 2-mile single-track connection between Angora Lakes and Lily Lake will feature stunning views and provide

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Douglas High scores 7 rushing touchdowns in win over Sparks

August 18, 2018 — The Douglas Tigers rushed for seven touchdowns on their way to a 59-22 win over Sparks in a nonleague game Friday night. The Tigers (1-0) started the game with a balanced attack. In the first half, Douglas threw the ball 12 times and rushed 18

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Woman faces felony theft charges

August 17, 2018 — A former Gardnerville woman is facing felony theft charges after she was accused of gambling money belonging to her mother. Sheri Hines, 49, was arrested on charges of theft from an older person, one count of embezzlement of an older person, and one count of

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World War II bomber returns to Minden

August 17, 2018 — The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, part of the Flying Legends Victory Tour, is bringing a B-17 bomber to the Minden-Tahoe Airport, Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, just in time to get hearts pumping for the upcoming Aviation Roundup airshow, Oct. 13-14. The Flying Legends

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County manager interview panel in works

August 17, 2018 — After questions about the make-up of a committee to winnow down the number of Douglas County manager candidates on Thursday, commissioners voted to each pick two people to participate in an Aug. 31 interview panel. The panel suggested by the county Human Resources Department consisted

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The Aug. 17 R-C Morning Report

August 17, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Esmeralda Avenue will be rollicking tonight with the Valley Cruisers annual car show and the Douglas Center for Hope and Healing's Summerfest. Both are fundraisers, with car show donating to City of Refuge and Summerfest supporting the Center.   County commissioners will

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Authorities seek Ranchos vandal

August 16, 2018 — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in several attempted burglary and vandalism incidents committed on Patricia Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. There have been four incidents of vandalism and burglary such as damaging vehicles on the street and attempting to

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No reading grant for Douglas this year

August 16, 2018 — While still accountable for the requirements of Nevada's Read by Grade 3, Douglas County did not receive funding for the program from the state this year. Superintendent Teri White said that funding helped the district support some of students who were struggling. "We are still

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Surviving loss is a rocky road

August 16, 2018 — Dec. 5, 2016, should have been a day to rejoice for Alaina Nunez and her family. Her sister was getting her degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, that day, and the family was all together. Alaina was 11 years old at the time, thinking

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The Aug. 16 R-C Morning Report

August 16, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County Mosquito Abatement will be flying over western Carson Valley this morning spraying for mosquitoes. I read a study that dry spells make mosquitoes more aggressive, and I've got the bites to prove it.   Unveiling of Gardnerville Station has been

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Nevada DOT completing US 50 project near Cave Rock on Lake Tahoe East Shore

August 15, 2018 — With most of the major work stabilizing a roadside slope wrapping up this week, crews expect to remove lane reductions on U.S. 50 near Cave Rock. Those reductions were likely to be lifted by the end of the week, according to a Wednesday morning announcement

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Bringing DEET from above

August 15, 2018 — With less than a quarter inch of rain over the course of 76 days this summer, you'd think the mosquito population would have packed it in. But dehydrated mosquitoes are more aggressive and feed more than those with ready sources of water, a study published

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Reno McGill shines at National Junior High School Finals Rodeo

August 15, 2018 — Reno McGill of the Carson-Douglas Rodeo Club had an outstanding all-around effort at the National High School Finals Rodeo held earlier this summer in Lebanon, Tennessee. McGill finished 15th overall in saddle bronc with a total score of 104. He qualified for the final performance

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Remembering allies Laxalt and Reagan

August 15, 2018 — In the turbulent late-1960s, Paul Laxalt's tenure as governor (1967-1971) was best remembered nationally for his phone conversations with the eccentric and wildly-rich Howard Hughes encouraging his acquisition binge of Nevada gaming properties that helped rid Las Vegas of mob influences. For Nevadans, Laxalt is

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