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Judge will call Tiregate grand jury

April 17, 2019 — A grand jury will be called to wrap up the investigation of $1 million in tire thefts from Douglas County. In a letter to county commissioners, District Judge Tod Young said he was inclined to impanel a grand jury as long as county commissioners were

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Storey County names new county manager

April 17, 2019 — On Wednesday, Storey County announced it was hiring Human Resources Director Austin Osborne to replace long time County Manager Pat Whitten in July. Former State Controller Ron Knecht was one of three finalists for the position overseeing the Comstock county. Knecht was also a finalist

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Cool spring has kept mountain melt-off on ice

April 17, 2019 — The second half of April is typically when the Carson River begins to see peak runoff, though that might not be true this spring. The West Fork at Woodfords is expected to rise above the monitor stage of 12.5 feet late Saturday night by a

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The April 17 R-C Morning Report

April 17, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — The state is scheduled to conduct a routine bridge inspection at Cradlebaugh which will reduce Highway 395 to one lane each direction 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. While we're looking at high water in the river, it should remain well within

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Douglas healthier than rest of Nevada

April 16, 2019 — Douglas County residents tend to be healthier than most Nevadans, according to figures released by the state. East Fork Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson told members of the Douglas County Board of Health the county led the pack for healthy factors and came in second to

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The April 16 R-C Morning Report

April 16, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — The new splash pad in Minden Park is scheduled to officially open May 1, in time for the town's May the Fourth be With You celebration, on you guessed it, May 4. Work on the Gazebo is expected to be done well

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Stateline murders topic of Reno talk

April 15, 2019 — Two notorious murders against the pristine backdrop of Lake Tahoe are the subject of this month's American Gaming Archives Fireside Chat at the Nevada Historical Society. "Murder and Mayhem on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe," features Carson Valley residents, gaming expert Howard Herz and

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Explorers take second in Central Valley competition

April 15, 2019 — Douglas County Sheriff's Explorers won second place overall April 4 at the 2019 Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition. Fourteen members of Post No. 2105 traveled to Visalia, Calif., for the competition. On April 5, the Explorers competed in the physical components of the competition.

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The April 15 R-C Morning Report

April 15, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — It's Spring Break in Douglas, and it seems anyone with kids is on vacation this week. At least we won't have to dodge buses for a week.   It wasn't quite true in 2018 that someone died every day in Douglas, but

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Spring raises memories of France

April 12, 2019 — The sky is blue, the sun bright and the snowcapped Sweetwater Mountains are straight ahead. Quail by the covey are busily chirping and meadowlarks are warming up for their morning symphony. This is common fare on my morning walks in rural Smith Valley. A commotion

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Sunrise Pass trash dump a mystery

April 12, 2019 — On Wednesday, it was reported that someone had dumped an extensive amount of trash up on Sunrise Pass which leads to the Pine Nuts. I went out there to see if I could pick it up and haul it off to the dump. However, upon

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Woman faces prison in meth sales

April 12, 2019 — A 58-year-old Carson City woman faces up to six years in prison after she admitted Tuesday to selling methamphetamine. Sandra Dee Tieffer is accused of selling the drug on Nov. 30 in the parking lot of the Topsy Walmart. Tieffer will remain in custody until

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Palm Sunday celebrates Jesus entry into Jerusalem

April 12, 2019 — This Sunday is Palm Sunday celebrating what is called the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It is one of the most interesting events in all history. Jesus was fulfilling prophecy by riding into the city on a colt of a donkey. The city was

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Judge weighs in on Incline district records lawsuit

April 12, 2019 — A judge indicated she plans to rule against a lawsuit alleging the Incline Village General Improvement District failed to comply with state's public records act. Judge Lynne K. Simons rejected a motion on behalf of the district asking for a summary judgment and instead noticed

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Service May 10 for former Supreme Court Justice Noel Manoukian

April 12, 2019 — Former Supreme Court Justice and Douglas County District Judge Noel Manoukian died early April 11. He was 81. Born Jan. 1, 1938, his name was the result of his father's time in France, according to wife Louise. She said the couple celebrated their 50th anniversary

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What it’s like to be trapped in an avalanche

April 12, 2019 — She turned her back to the thick mass of hard wet snow: moving quickly and instinctively to create an air pocket with her elbow. All passenger side windows had been blown out by the impact and the car was filled with snow. Tunneling her hand

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The April 12 R-C Morning Report

April 12, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Business Showcase was packed on Thursday with the line to get in stretching all the way to the other side of the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. I'll have the official count later, but it looked like success to me.  

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Work on Highway 28 use path starts April 22

April 11, 2019 — At Lake Tahoe, final construction of State Route 28 shared use path, water quality and traffic safety improvements will begin April 22 with single lane closures and short-term full road closures south of Incline Village. Project completion is anticipated for early July and will be

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State vet recommends owners keep horses home

April 11, 2019 — Nevada horse owners are being warned not to travel or compete with their animals after reports of two more cases of equine herpes virus were announced by the Nevada Department of Agriculture on Thursday. "At this time, I am recommending horse owners in Nevada do

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Walker River park plans early Earth Day

April 11, 2019 — First observed on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., as a way to expand knowledge and awareness of environmental concerns and to spur legislative reform regarding these issues within the U.S. For his legacy of environmental and educational

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