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Kingslane sidewalk project in works

October 21, 2018 — Don Garrison has been watching the improvements in front of the Gardnerville Town Yard while wondering why something hasn't been done along the highway in front of Kings Lane. The former East Fork Justice of the Peace has a relative who requires a scooter to

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Mail-in ballots popular option this election

October 21, 2018 — Next weekend's Nevada Day Parade will be a popular event for candidates, their opportunities to connect with Douglas voters who haven't yet cast a ballot is eroding. Of the 2,578 county voters who cast a ballot as of Saturday, 1,939 used the mails. The Clerk-Treasurer

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Carlini evaluation passes with flying colors

October 20, 2018 — High marks were the older of the day for the first public evaluation of East Fork Fire Protection District Chief Tod Carlini by the newly formed district board. The annual evaluation was conducted in September and ratified in October by the board. The district board

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Schiller continues strong showing in drag boat racing

October 19, 2018 — Mike Schiller will likely not win a Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series title but he's still having the time of his life. Among the highlights for the Carson Valley native, 63, was a second place finish in one of the recent races in the

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Rescue dog’s nip uncovers breast cancer

October 19, 2018 — It was a rescue dog. One of three border collies had been found abandoned in the road — a gift from a co-worker in the clinical laboratory at Carson Valley Medical Center in Gardnerville. When Lindsey Strazi took the dog — Mellie — home, she

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Schultz ends season with strong finish

October 19, 2018 — Minden kart racer Tanner Schultz finished the Northern Nevada Kart Club's 2018 season series in third place. Schultz finished third overall after a third place finish in the season's last points race on Sunday. Schultz started out the day first on the practice chart, then

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Winter is coming, but what should the Lake Tahoe basin expect?

October 19, 2018 — It's crazy season for the snow-minded. Skiers and boarders want to know how much powder they can plan on slaying this winter and those who would rather see snow dumps measured in inches instead of feet are bracing for what may — or may not

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Option available if you missed Saturday’s Prescription drug take-back

October 19, 2018 — Anyone who missed Saturday's annual prescription round-up, may bring them to The Judicial & Law Enforcement Building and drop them off in the green box. A prescription drug round-up is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Partnership of Community Resources

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Mold found in two fire stations

October 19, 2018 — Mold discovered in two East Fork fire stations will require personnel to temporarily relocate while it's cleaned up Gardnerville Ranchos Station 7 and Minden Station 14 are affected, East Fork Chief Tod Carlini said Friday. "During the course of a scheduled flooring replacement project at

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The Oct. 19 R-C Morning Report

October 19, 2018 —   Voter registration is closed for the 2018 General Election and early voting kicks off 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The R-C has posted video of Wednesday's Town Hall Debate at https://www.recordcourier.com/news/video-of-town-hall-debate/   Commissioners nudged the 911 increase along by finding no significant impact

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County spokeswoman takes reins in Genoa

October 18, 2018 — On Oct. 3 the Town of Genoa approved an interlocal agreement to appoint Melissa Blosser as interim Genoa town manager. The contract was approved by Douglas County commissioners on Thursday at their board meeting. The contract is for month to month for the amount of

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Justice of the Peace race tops $80,000

October 18, 2018 — The race for East Fork Justice of the Peace has one of been the priciest so far in this election. Candidate Erik Levin raised $58,337.32, including $44,351 he reported providing his campaign. With contributions under $100 and in-kind contributions, he reported a total of $60,626

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Assistant county manager might apply for top job

October 18, 2018 — On Thursday, Assistant County Manager Jenifer Davidson announced she was planning to apply for the county's top job. Davidson shared her plans during a discussion on the progress toward hiring a new county manager. "I am considering putting my name in the hat for the

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Clean up efforts help beautify and preserve open space

October 18, 2018 — One of the many benefits of living in the Carson Valley is our proximity to open space. Northern Nevada's high desert climate and topography afford outdoor enthusiasts ample opportunity to explore and enjoy these undeveloped areas. Unfortunately, some choose to use these stretches of land

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One objection to 911 fee hike

October 18, 2018 — Of 570 letters sent out to businesses to learn the impact of an increase in the 911 surcharge, the county received one protest. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a business impact statement for the increase at their meeting in Stateline on Thursday. The

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Theatre company tackles ‘Mousetrap’

October 18, 2018 — The theater is dark. The audience hears a murder take place, which is then followed by a radio announcer stating that the victim was a Mrs. Maureen Lyon of Culver Street. Murder and mayhem has come to the Carson Valley! But don't worry, this is

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The Oct. 18 R-C Morning Report

October 18, 2018 — It sounds as though the county is pretty close to locating a search firm to help find a new county manager. Once picked, the firm will help by finalizing and posting the vacancy. County commissioners are scheduled to hear an update of the process at

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Commission tours Muller Lane Parkway route

October 17, 2018 — On Tuesday, Douglas County commissioners took a tour of the potential route of Muller Lane Parkway along the northern boundary of Minden and Gardnerville. The parkway stretching from Muller Lane and Highway 395 in the north to the Gardnerville Walmart south of the two towns.

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Deal designed to help save Sagebrush State’s sagebrush

October 17, 2018 — State, federal, and nonprofit organizations plan to sign an agreement on Friday in Reno to conserve and restore sagebrush  across Nevada and eastern California. "This partnership is modeled on the highly successful Burley Project in Idaho and will allow Nevada partners to cooperatively pool resources

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The Oct. 17 R-C Morning Report

October 17, 2018 — A 16-year-old Chalfant girl remains missing after she disappeared on Saturday wearing a T-shirt and sweat pants. The Mono County Sheriff's Office has used tracking dogs and helicopters to try and locate her, according to Sheriff Ingrid Braun. Mono authorities seek missing Chalfant girl  

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