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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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All American purchases new headquarters in Gardnerville

December 20, 2018 — Since forming All American Auto & Diesel in 2015, partners Jerome Etchegoyhen and Anthony Liscio have focused on making the business, which specializes in auto repair, diesel repair and tire sales, into a success. The business recently purchased its new headquarters at 1436 Industrial Way

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Douglas tourism groups win state grants

December 19, 2018 — Douglas County tourism groups were awarded $38,420 by the Nevada Commission on Tourism on Monday. Both the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe visitors authorities received grants to market Douglas County. The Carson Valley Arts Council received $2,520 for its arts and antiques trail map. The

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Food drive brings in 111 tons

December 12, 2018 — While a tad short of last year's record, donations at last week's Drive-by Holiday Food Drive hit 111 tons. Carson Valley Food Closet Director Sarah Sanchez said 222,221 pounds of food were collected by more than 130 volunteers at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.

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Douglas taxable sales increase 4.6 percent

December 5, 2018 — Douglas County's taxable sales increased 4.6 percent in September compared to 2017. In Tuesday's report, total sales for Douglas were $71.2 million. While far from the county's largest categories, auto sales turned in a 36 percent increase to a bit over $4 million and building

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Bently Heritage project honored by NNDA

November 16, 2018 — The Bently Heritage Estate Distillery of Minden was honored Thursday night by the Northern Nevada Development Authority. The project was honored with the Golden Hammer Award during NNDA's Pioneer Awards at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. The Nevada Builders Alliance presented the award. The Bently Heritage Estate

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Fish farm seeks two more years

November 10, 2018 — A proposed fish farm could get started somewhere with a commercial hatchery as early as January 2019. However, that spot will not be in Carson Valley, according to a request for another two-year extension by Nevada Sea Dreams to build their 270,000 square foot fish

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Moving Wall organizer named citizen of the year

November 7, 2018 — One of the most dramatic experiences in Carson Valley during 2018 was the arrival of the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall. East Side Memorial Park's Nadia Sandoval arranged for the wall to come to Minden, taking on all the tasks from approaching the wall's organizers to

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Honorees for Community Recognition Awards chosen

October 24, 2018 — The individuals and organizations to be recognized at this year's Community Recognition Awards Gala on Nov. 3 have been selected. Chosen from the nominations submitted by the public, this year's group is Valley Eyecare & Eyewear as Business of the Year: Valley Eyecare & Eyewear

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GE’s Bently Nevada celebrates 60 years

October 11, 2018 — Long before anyone heard of Silicon Valley, Don Bently was tinkering in his garage to come up with a way to warn technicians when a bearing on a rotating machine was failing. Sixty years later, the company that still bears his name employs more than

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July a hot one for Douglas merchants

October 10, 2018 — The fiscal year opened with a bang in July with Douglas County merchants raking in $74.4 million in taxable sales, up 8.2 percent over the same month in 2017. By far the largest category in July was accommodations, which brought in $30.39 million from 10

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Bently Nevada celebrates 60 years

October 9, 2018 — Bently Nevada, a business of Baker Hughes, GE company, is celebrating more than 60 years of innovation this month. The company announced Tuesday a continued investment in research & development funding over the next three years. With more than 600 employees locally in Minden, Bently

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Reno chef takes over Overland operation

October 4, 2018 — Reno chef and restauranteur Mark Estee is now operating the Overland Restaurant & Pub. Estee, Nick Meyer, Tommy Linnett and Tanya McCaffery took over the Gardnerville eatery on Monday, according to a firm listing filed with Douglas County. "Our team was drawn to the restaurant

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Reservations being accepted for Genoa project

September 28, 2018 — Genoa Ridge Investors are accepting reservations for the first 43 luxury home sites at Terrazza at Genoa Ranch. The final development within the Genoa Lakes communities is mapped with 106 large semi-custom home lots. A grand opening party will be held on the property today

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