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Big crowd turns out for Showcase

April 12, 2019 — An estimated 1,200 people attended Thursday's 19th annual Business Showcase. The line to get in stretched from one end of the Douglas County Community & Senior Center to the other at around 3 p.m., when the showcase opened. "We issued right around 1,050 guest wristbands

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Taxable sales sluggish in January

April 11, 2019 — While taxable sales were up in January compared to the prior year, Douglas County's 4.3 percent increase was the state's most sluggish growth. Merchants raked in $56.87 million in taxable sales during the first month of 2019, bringing the fiscal year up to $477 million.

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Business Showcase on the way

April 7, 2019 — One of the more reliable signs of spring is the Chamber Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, 3-6 p.m. Thursday at the Community & Senior Center "This is the 19th year the Chamber has hosted this event and it promises to be our best ever,"

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Tickets on sale now for celebrity golf tournament

April 1, 2019 — Tickets are available now for the 30th annual American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament July 9–14. A season pass ticket good for all six days is available for $70 for Tuesday through Sunday access. Daily tickets are $20 per day Tuesday through Thursday and $30

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Project proposes manufactured, not mobile, homes

April 1, 2019 — The developer proposing a 158-home manufactured home project on the south end of Gardnerville could face an uphill battle before county commissioners. Stoneridge developer Chuck Hathoot said the homes he's proposing for the project are not mobile homes. "It's a tough thing to convey that

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Woman named director of Chateau

March 27, 2019 — Foothill resident Katie Nichols has been named executive director of Pegasus Senior Living's The Chateau of Gardnerville. As director the Chateau will be one of three Pegasus' communities designated as learning sites. "These communities will set the benchmark as a training facility and commitment to

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Minden hotel workers win hospitality awards

March 27, 2019 — Two Minden hotel employees were honored at the first Northern Nevada Hospitality Awards on March 1. Carson Valley Inn Chief Engineer Michael Belanger was named management professional of the year by the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Front Office Manager

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Minden firm one of seven in state expanding

March 21, 2019 — A Minden firm is one of seven expanding with the support of the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development. Pure Ground Ingredients, which is an industrial supplier of organic botanicals, spices, chili and black and green teas, are expanding their operations. According to the company's

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Genoa restaurant scheduled to re-open in 2020

March 21, 2019 — The shuttered fine-dining establishment that once drew celebrities to Genoa is getting a much-needed makeover. La Ferme — seating its last customers in October 2015 — was recently purchased by Dan and Lois Wray, the owners of The Pink House, a cheese and charcuterie shop

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Main Street plans ‘Sweep the Town’

March 15, 2019 — The Main Street Gardnerville program, along with the Town of Gardnerville, will be hosting a "Sweep the Town" work day on 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 27. "We would like to encourage all of the community to get out and clean either downtown with us or in

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Edgewood named hotel of the year

March 10, 2019 — Edgewood Tahoe Resort was named 2019 hotel of the year in the United States and Canada by Preferred Hotels & Resorts Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 700 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across

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Senior Living donates to Wounded Warrior

March 8, 2019 — As part of its mission to give back to the community it serves, Carson Valley Senior Living and Memory Care donated 50 percent of the community's total move-in fees from November and December 2018 to the Wounded Warrior Project. The amount totaled $3,750. The Wounded

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Khristopher’s makes new home in Minden

February 20, 2019 — It has been more than a dozen years since Carson Valley first heard of Khristopher's Café, and now the venerable north county eatery has arrived in Minden. The restaurant, which first opened in 2006, has moved into the former Minden Food Co. on Esmeralda Avenue.

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New general manager appointed at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

February 4, 2019 — A 15-year casino hotel and finance executive has been appointed general manager and president for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Joelle Shearin will oversee all operations for the fully integrated gaming resort. Her most recent role was vice president and general manager

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Main Street Gardnerville seeks 2 directors

February 1, 2019 — Two seats have opened up on the Main Street Gardnerville board of directors. "We are accepting applications from individuals who would like to join an energetic group of volunteers dedicated to ensuring our downtown remains vibrant and welcoming to residents and visitors alike," according to

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Retail sales take lead in Douglas

January 31, 2019 — Taxable sales climbed 5.2 percent in Douglas County during November, according to figures released by the Nevada Department of Taxation. General merchandise stores took the lead as the county's largest sector, bringing in $10 million in sales during the month that included Black Friday. That

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Bently Distillery headlines state attractions

January 10, 2019 — The opening of the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery early this year is one of the most anticipated events, according to TravelNevada, the state's tourism agency. Owner Christopher Bently will open one of only four estate distilleries in the U.S. in the renovated 100-year-old Minden flour

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Tree man can help with dying trees

January 10, 2019 — Gardnerville resident Ron Bell can be called the tree man. Many in Northern Nevada may wonder why their trees are dying and Bell through his company, Happy Roots and Shoots, can help. Bell evaluates the soil of trees to see how good it is. Bell

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County posts 2.1 percent increase in taxable sales

January 3, 2019 — Taxable sales were up 2.1 percent in Douglas County despite a poor showing by the county's food services and drinking places in October 2018, according to figures released on Thursday. Typically the largest category for the county, thanks in large part to the Stateline casinos,

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Douglas jobless numbers up a smidge

December 21, 2018 — While there might have been some additional seasonal hiring in preparation for Christmas, it wasn't reflected in Douglas County's jobless numbers. The unemployment rate has held steady around 4 percent since May, bumping up slightly to 4.1 percent in November. According to the Nevada Department

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