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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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Round Hill Shopping Center for sale

April 11, 2018 — The epicenter of commercial activity in Zephyr Cove is on the market. The Round Hill Square Shopping Center has been on the commercial real estate market now for over three weeks. According to a listing by Dickson Commercial Group, the property is for sale for

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Killer Salsa still going strong 25 years later

April 11, 2018 — In 1993, Fran Pritchard only had an inkling whether her work to start up a small business selling salsa would be successful or not. "I went around to the different grocery stores that were in the local area and talked to the store managers; I

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Tahoe too pricey for affordable housing study

March 30, 2018 — A study of housing availability in Douglas County by the Nevada Rural Housing pretty much wrote off Lake Tahoe. The report, which was released Wednesday, acknowledged that there is a large concentration of housing along Lake Tahoe in Douglas County. "While these communities comprise a

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Visitors Authority seeks Amgen volunteers

March 29, 2018 — Volunteers are being sought to support the 2018 Amgen Tour of California men's Stage 6 and the women's Stage 2 race route making its way through Carson Valley May 18. The Carson Valley Visitors Authority put out the call on Thursday. Riders arrive via Highway

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Heavenly, Kirkwood announce closing dates

March 28, 2018 — Skiing and riding season at Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain resorts will close in April, Vail Resorts announced Tuesday morning. Kirkwood will close April 8, and Heavenly will stop the chair lifts on April 22. Northstar California will shut down on April 15. Sierra-at-Tahoe typically closes

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Crafts and Cocktails mix up Gardnerville

March 27, 2018 — Located in one of Carson Valley's most well-known hotels of the early 1900s, Fun & Feng Shui – Social Crafting & Gift Shop may soon be Gardnerville's new "in" place to be. Daisy Bankofier opened the shop in the Ritchford stables in November offering a

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Best of Carson Valley wins national honor

March 25, 2018 — The Record-Courier's Best of Carson Valley won first place for best contest or promotion from the Local Media Association's 2018 Digital Innovation Contest. Best of Carson Valley is an annual promotion celebrating businesses in the heart of Douglas County. "We are thrilled to have won

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Dental school graduates first class

March 20, 2018 — There is a shortage of skilled dental assistants in the Carson Valley. Seyfried Dental Arts is doing its part to help by opening the Valley's only accredited dental assisting school. Assist to Succeed — Minden has already graduated their first class — many of the

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Pandl named manager of the year

March 20, 2018 — Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate Owner-Broker Shele Pandl of Minden was named manager of the year at the Feb. 19-21 Select Group's 2018 Real Estate Summit held at the Peppermill Resort in Reno The Select Group's 2018 Select Summit. Select Summit is an annual real

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178-home north county project wins approval

March 4, 2018 — A 178-home project north of Sunridge was approved by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday after developers dropped a request for a variance to have just one entrance. Land use that would allow the Valley Knolls project has been on the books since the turn of

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Lessons from Gary Coleman’s messy estate

March 4, 2018 — You may remember Gary Coleman, the child actor from the 1970s show "Diff'rent Strokes." Coleman died on May 28, 2010, in Provo, Utah, from an intracranial hemorrhage. There is much that can be learned from Coleman's less-than-perfect estate plan. However, to understand where Coleman went

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Stateline casinos post best January since 2009

March 1, 2018 — Beautiful weather in January contributed to the Stateline gaming win, which was up 14.83 percent, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The casinos in Douglas County's portion of Lake Tahoe took in $19.6 million during the month, compared to $17.1 million last year. That

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A look inside Edgewood Tahoe’s lakeside lodge

February 13, 2018 — When local officials and community members gathered at Edgewood Tahoe this past summer, they noted the reason for the occasion — completion of the $100-million lakeside lodge — was 25 years in the making. With Lake Tahoe and the mountains in the background, Nevada Gov.

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Tribune to serve Incline Village

February 13, 2018 — Later this month the Tahoe Daily Tribune will take over covering Incline Village from the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, which published for the final time Feb. 8, leadership at both publications recently announced. On Feb. 16, the Tahoe Tribune, with new Incline Village news and

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