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Lawsuit over background check question dismissed

August 21, 2018 — Nevada District Court Judge Joe Hardy in Clark County on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt for not implementing a background check proposal approved by voters. Voters approved in 2016 Question 1 which sought to strengthen background checks

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The Aug. 21 R-C Morning Report

August 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager Bobbi Thompson is the guest speaker at today's noon Good Governance Group meeting at the COD Casino in Minden.   While the air in Gardnerville is worse than it is in Las Vegas, it is at least down to

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$1.26 million stormwater plan on deck

August 21, 2018 — Funding a stormwater maintenance plan in northern Carson Valley to the tune of $1.26 million will go before Douglas County commissioners Thursday. Approved during the budget sessions last spring, $1.1 million from the county's general fund will create a stormwater maintenance unit in the Public

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Discover Nevada’s newest state park: Walker River State Recreation Area

August 20, 2018 — YERINGTON — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced Nevada's newest state park, the Walker River State Recreation Area, will open to the public at the Pitchfork Ranch on Sept. 22. The century-old Pitchfork Ranch, located near Yerington, is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, with

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The Aug. 20 R-C Morning Report

August 20, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Smoke levels are forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in Gardnerville today, according to Airnow.gov.  Is it a good thing that once the smoke clears, we'll have to attribute itchy eyes and runny noses to the rabbit brush?   Most of

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New vacation rental rules move forward

August 19, 2018 — An agreement with a company to monitor compliance with Douglas County's new vacation home rental ordinance was approved by county commissioners. Host Compliance will charge the county $94,500, which Community Development Director Mimi Moss said will be offset by fees also approved by commissioners last

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Annual commemorative 9/11 dinner set

August 18, 2018 — The Sierra Nevada Republican Women have been hosting an annual event commemorating 9/11 every year since the tragedy occurred. This year's location is the Carson Valley Inn, Minden. Doors open at 5 p.m. for social gathering with a no host bar; dinner is served 6:30

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Kellenbergers celebrate 50th anniversary

August 18, 2018 — Gardnerville residents Rick and Lil Kellenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Lake Tahoe on Friday. Rick said he met Lil through his sister while he was in the U.S. Air Force. "I came home from overseas in Europe with the Air Force after three

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Dancing in the Bahamas

August 18, 2018 — It's the early 1970s. I am on the tarmac at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas. The pilot shuts down the engines. From the rear of the airplane a stewardess walks forward. She is holding a can of DDT overhead, spraying the compartment. Noxious bugs will

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‘Find your seats, folks!’

August 18, 2018 — I've spent all my life trying to be somebody special. I've fantasized about the day my life would reach its apex of recognition. I exhausted myself and battled feelings of jealousy as others achieved. Though I was already a Christian, even ordained into ministry with

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Submersible extends search area below the waves

August 18, 2018 — Lake Tahoe qualifies as a sixth great lake by volume, trailing only the Great Lakes by size. Many searches have occurred over its entire 192 square miles during the years, and many have come up futile. "As soon as depths start getting below that 100-foot

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TAMBA, TRTA building recreation for the future

August 18, 2018 — Construction began recently on the Lily Lake Trail — a segment the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association says will be key in completing a path around Lake Tahoe. The approximately 2-mile single-track connection between Angora Lakes and Lily Lake will feature stunning views and provide

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World War II bomber returns to Minden

August 17, 2018 — The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum, part of the Flying Legends Victory Tour, is bringing a B-17 bomber to the Minden-Tahoe Airport, Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, just in time to get hearts pumping for the upcoming Aviation Roundup airshow, Oct. 13-14. The Flying Legends

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The Aug. 17 R-C Morning Report

August 17, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Esmeralda Avenue will be rollicking tonight with the Valley Cruisers annual car show and the Douglas Center for Hope and Healing's Summerfest. Both are fundraisers, with car show donating to City of Refuge and Summerfest supporting the Center.   County commissioners will

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No reading grant for Douglas this year

August 16, 2018 — While still accountable for the requirements of Nevada's Read by Grade 3, Douglas County did not receive funding for the program from the state this year. Superintendent Teri White said that funding helped the district support some of students who were struggling. "We are still

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Surviving loss is a rocky road

August 16, 2018 — Dec. 5, 2016, should have been a day to rejoice for Alaina Nunez and her family. Her sister was getting her degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, that day, and the family was all together. Alaina was 11 years old at the time, thinking

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The Aug. 16 R-C Morning Report

August 16, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County Mosquito Abatement will be flying over western Carson Valley this morning spraying for mosquitoes. I read a study that dry spells make mosquitoes more aggressive, and I've got the bites to prove it.   Unveiling of Gardnerville Station has been

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Bringing DEET from above

August 15, 2018 — With less than a quarter inch of rain over the course of 76 days this summer, you'd think the mosquito population would have packed it in. But dehydrated mosquitoes are more aggressive and feed more than those with ready sources of water, a study published

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Road districts come back around the curve

August 15, 2018 — A proposal to create a road district to maintain those streets in Douglas County not otherwise maintained by other jurisdictions has resurfaced. County Commissioner Larry Walsh asked county staff to determine what would be required to create and fund a district that focused on local

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New owners at Dance Workshop in Carson Valley

August 15, 2018 — The Dance Workshop has announced that Erica Chipp-Adams and Oliver Adams have moved to Carson Valley to take over the management and ownership of the Dance Workshop Minden, alongside founder Ann Peters. The move has been in the works since November. Erica is not a

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