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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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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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