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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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Bently: Distillery could open by November

September 27, 2018 — The Bently Heritage Distillery could be open to the public in November, owner Christopher Bently said to a crowd in Minden on Thursday. "Now that I've said that, there's a chance it will be a soft opening," he said at the Critical Issues Conference put

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United Blood Services changes name to Vitalant

September 24, 2018 — The blood center that has served Western Nevada for more than 35 years is getting a name change it was announced on Monday. Parent company Blood Systems announced that its 10 blood center brands including United Blood Services will unite as one brand under the

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Buckeye dirtwork part of 633-home project

September 23, 2018 — Earthwork across Buckeye Road from Winhaven is part of the 633-home project formerly known as the Ranch at Gardnerville. Renamed Heybourne Meadows, the project off Buckeye is the northern tip of the project that stretches a mile along the northern boundary of Minden and Gardnerville.

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$5,000 fine set for illegal vacation rentals

September 12, 2018 — At least one new rule regarding vacation home rentals will extend beyond the boundaries of the Tahoe Township. Under an ordinance approved by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday, anyone operating a rental without a permit could be subject to a $5,000 fine. Commissioners approved stiffening

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County takes up multi-family projects

September 5, 2018 — A project that trades a casino and shopping mall for multi-family residential in Minden goes before Douglas County commissioners on Thursday. Master plan amendments for land owned by Mike Pegram's And Away They Go were approved last year by commissioners. Today, county commissioners are scheduled

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Despite lack of details, Lake Tahoe residents hopeful historic Cal Neva will be restored to former glory

September 5, 2018 — The historic, and presently shuttered, Cal Neva will remain a casino and hotel when it reopens. Beyond that simple statement, details and plans for the property remain unfinished and undisclosed — a point realized by many of the roughly 100 people who circulated through the

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Stateline posts biggest win in five years

September 5, 2018 — Stateline's casinos posted their biggest win for a July in five years, raking in $29.9 million during the month. That's the second biggest win for the casinos, which are the main source of gaming revenue in Douglas County, since 2013. That year the casinos brought

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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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