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Sunridge planning an event center

August 15, 2018 — Sunridge Golf and Recreations is experiencing a major uptick in play and membership since last year, defying a national trend showing a die-off of the sport. Golf play at Sunridge Golf and Recreations, a more than 20-year-old golf course in Carson City, is up more than

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Man wins $2 million settlement in Stateline elevator drop

August 9, 2018 — A man injured when an elevator at a Stateline casino rapidly dropped before coming to a stop has been awarded $2 million. The decision handed down by a jury in mid-July found that Schindler Elevator Company was negligent and required it to pay $2 million

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Jobless numbers lowest since Great Recession

August 5, 2018 — Signs of full employment can be seen hanging at small businesses and restaurants across Carson Valley, where it seems just about every place is seeking workers. That observation is borne out by unemployment figures release by the state that show the jobless rate in Douglas

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Not just flat-tops at auto-themed hair salon

August 3, 2018 — An automotive-themed hair studio is hosting its grand opening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 1540 Highway 395, Suite 5 in Gardnerville. Chop Shop Hair Garage is operated by Jill and Matt Thurston "We hope people will stop by to see the shop, enjoy

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Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe establishing year-round paid parking

July 27, 2018 — It started with paid parking during special events. Next came a crackdown on non-patron parking. Now starting July 30, visitors will have to pay to park at Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe year round. The two properties, which are both owned by Caesars Entertainment, made

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Moderates will lose most

July 13, 2018 — Partisan political lines deepen as a starkly divided country faces the November midterm election of exceptional passion and importance. The divisions between our two political party "tribes" are so profound that fully 31 percent of the American people believe the country will be in a

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Sales tax gets another bump from Bently Heritage project

July 5, 2018 — April saw another big bump in taxable sales in the beverage and tobacco product manufacturing sector. The sector is up 1,000 percent so far in the fiscal year, with $22.75 million in sales, $4.78 million of that in April. Much of that is attributed to

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New owners restore Cutthroat name

June 22, 2018 — A historic Markleeville saloon was restored to its former name after being bought by new owners, who take pride in the bar's history. The Cutthroat Saloon and Restaurant has undergone a few different owners in the past decades, and for a time was known as

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Mad Dog Cafe to hold grand opening Saturday

June 14, 2018 — About 50 people participated in a historical walk as part of Saturday's grand opening of the Mad Dog Cafe located on Highway 88 in Woodfords. The walk was just one of several events that took place in the Alpine County crossroads. Alpine County Supervisor Don

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Sales numbers bubble with beverage manufacturing

June 14, 2018 — A 14,355-percent increase in beverage and tobacco product manufacturing boosted taxable sales in Douglas County during the month of March. Purchase of equipment for the Bently Heritage Distillery could have contributed to the sector posting $15.4 million in taxable sales. That sector brought in $106,569.

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Harrah’s and Harveys start paid parking Saturday

June 12, 2018 — Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe announced Tuesday that they will establish the paid valet and self-parking program beginning Saturday. This renewed parking policy will run this summer on days and nights during major special events and peak holiday periods at both Stateline properties. Parking rates

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Starbucks plant unveils expansion ahead of schedule

June 8, 2018 — Exactly one year to the day that the Starbucks Distribution Center and Roasting Plant broke ground on its expansion, the ribbon was cut in celebration of the completed project. The addition of 710,000 square feet brought the total size of the distribution center, located near

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Gardnerville fish farm angles for $3.6 million investment

June 4, 2018 — Accredited investors with a minimum of $25,000 are being solicited to raise money to build a $3.6 million fish farm south of Gardnerville. Nevada Sea Dream and Harvest Returns — which is an online platform for agricultural investing — are seeking investors to build the

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R-C, Vicki Bates honored by Main Street

May 29, 2018 — Main Street Gardnerville announced their Volunteer and Business of the year for 2018. At a special recognition event the Main Street Gardnerville program was proud to present these annual honors. "Recognizing the people and businesses that serve our Main Street Gardnerville district is one of

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New bakery has hometown roots

May 23, 2018 — Despite traveling far and wide to perfect her baking talents, Jessica Wood always knew she wanted to return home to Carson Valley. Before becoming the owner of Main Street Baking Co., Wood grew up here, graduated from Douglas High, and began attending school at the

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Supreme Court rejects $20 million decision

May 6, 2018 — The Nevada Supreme Court overturned a $20 million dollar judgment regarding a Minden helicopter company and a Henderson investment firm. The original case regarded a breach of contract. Peggy and Jeffrey Cain, the owners of Heli Ops International, a helicopter company out of Minden, entered

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Main Street Gardnerville gains accreditation

April 27, 2018 — Not only is Main Street Gardnerville the only program of its kind in Nevada, on Thursday it announced receiving national accreditation from the National Main Street Center. Founded in 2008, the program is celebrating its 10th year. Its performance will be evaluated annually by the

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Chamber of Commerce luncheon highlights the power of social media

April 24, 2018 — Marketers are faced with more than 1,000 media outlets from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to LinkedIn, YouTube and WhatsApp and an ever-changing number of tactics, channels and tools to promote their business. The question is, what do you choose? That was the focus at the

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Parent company sells MontBleu in Stateline

April 18, 2018 — The parent company of the MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa in Stateline announced the sale of the property on Monday. Reno-based Eldorado Resorts struck a $1.85 billion deal acquiring MontBleu and the Tropicana Laughlin Hotel and Casino in Southern Nevada, as well as casinos in

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A dentist, candy maker and a banker walk into the business showcase…

April 14, 2018 — It's not often that a dentist, chocolate shop and financial agencies are in the same location at once, but during the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase Thursday, more than 80 businesses conveniently brought their goods and services together for Valley residents to browse

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