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Recycling water key to agriculture’s future

February 21, 2018 — Nevadans know better than to count on the heavens to provide sufficient moisture for agriculture. "With Nevada being the driest state in the country it is prudent for us to employ any and every practice to conserve water," said Douglas County Extension Educator Steve Lewis.

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The Feb. 21 R-C Morning Report

February 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Two of three people allegedly involved in a Saturday shoplifting raid on the Topsy Walmart are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court this afternoon. According to court documents, two men filled a tote with cameras and ran to a waiting

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Redevelopment Area No. 1 repeal begins

February 20, 2018 — The redevelopment area that brought Walmart, Target and Home Depot to Douglas County is on the road to redaction. A full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The Record-Courier announced a March 1 public hearing where county commissioners are scheduled to eliminate Redevelopment Area No. 1.

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Park improvements slide in on budget

February 20, 2018 — Hundreds of children turned out on Thursday to help break in the new play equipment at Ranchos Aspen Park. Douglas County Parks officials cooked hotdogs at the dedication before school children swarmed the new feature. The old equipment was original to the park, which when

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Minden Elementary students put on successful production

February 20, 2018 — Last week the Missoula Children's Theatre came to Minden Elementary School to work with students on a production of "Gulliver's Travels" made possible through the sponsorship of the Carson Valley Arts Council. Actor-directors Blaire Smith and Samantha Fabiani began the week holding open auditions utilizing

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Four new members join photo club

February 20, 2018 — The Carson Valley Photo Club saw a great turnout at their February meeting with four new members and two visitors. Nancy Hulsey presented the meeting on black and white photography, showing examples of some of the greatest, including Ansel Adams. "You don't take a photograph,

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Weather and climate in Nevada

February 20, 2018 — Gardeners pay attention to weather and hopefully are also aware of Nevada's climate. What's the difference? I'm sitting here watching a front blow through. The trees are wildly waving, the sky is overcast and it's snowing in the mountains. That's weather. Climate on the other

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Society seeks nominations of women in history

February 20, 2018 — The ranks of women recognized by the Douglas County's Historical Society could easily equal the population of 1900 Genoa. In the 17 years of the Women's Remembering Project 133 woman have been honored for their contribution to Douglas County's long history. One, Dr. Eliza Cook,

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Valley resident chosen to exhibit works at Sierra Arts Foundation

February 20, 2018 — Nancy Ryan, a Gardnerville resident, has been chosen to exhibit her work along with fellow textile artist, Denise Oyama Miller of Fremont, Calif., at the Sierra Arts Foundation located at 17 South Virginia St., Reno. Out of 67 entries, eight artists were chosen to display

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culinary check

February 20, 2018 — Carson Valley Sertoma Club presented a $1,000 check to the Douglas High School's Culinary Program to assist them in continuing to provide excellent training and service in the culinary and hospitality industries. Richard Hamzik, Sertoma President, presented the check to Kerry Stack, Culinary Program Director

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Minden man victim in plane crash

February 20, 2018 — A 64-year-old Minden man was identified as the victim in a plane crash that occurred near Indian Hills on Monday. Stephen Filice was killed after the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca he was flying crashed into a field at about 11:30 a.m. Filice was flying the

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The Feb. 20 R-C Morning Report

February 20, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The identity of the pilot in Monday's plane crash could be revealed today. The crash near Indian Hills occurred just after noon when witnesses reported something fell from the aircraft.   A man indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury in a

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Douglas sees highest flu rates in years

February 17, 2018 — Carson Valley Medical Center has seen one of the highest rates of influenza cases this season than the center has seen in years, with 183 cases reported so far since flu season began in October. Last week, Douglas County saw 30 new cases of the

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Lack of snow brings fire concerns

February 16, 2018 — With half the snowpack of average, and nowhere near where it was this time last year, lack of snow has public lands and fire officials nervous. Lake Tahoe snowmobilers are being asked to ride where there is actually snow. "This winter has been a challenge

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The Feb. 16 R-C Morning Report

February 16, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — A bunch of kids turned up at the dedication of the new Ranchos Aspen Park play equipment on Thursday. They didn't seem to miss the original equipment, which in a few cases might have predated their parents.   Those kids are going

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Rising local author seeks funding support

February 15, 2018 — A new children's book transports readers through a portal and into a digital realm where the Code Wizard and his friendly dog, Codex, introduces children to concepts of computer science. A 2008 Douglas High School graduate and Gardnerville resident, Tracy Francis, has created an adventure

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A comforting voice in the wilderness

February 15, 2018 — One small sound could trigger a wall of snow so massive the fire engines would be buried. Red Lake Grade was closed for avalanche control when there was an explosion and structure fire at Kirkwood. The only way for rescue vehicles to get through was

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Fish Springs project wins approval

February 15, 2018 — Like the waters down Pine Nut Creek, concerns about flooding slowed, but didn't stop approval of an 11-unit subdivision in the community in the Pine Nut foothills. County commissioners agreed that a variance for a cul de sac that crosses the flood plain was the

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Community pancake breakfast tomorrow

February 15, 2018 — Don't forget the "Young at Heart" annual pancake breakfast is Saturday from 7:30-11 a.m. The whole community is invited. Hosted by Young at Heart the nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for the Douglas County Senior Center's needs. The cost is just $5 per person

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Board of Equalization stands by Walmart assessment

February 15, 2018 — A representative from Walmart headquarters argued the tax valuation for the store located on Topsy Way should be reduced on Wednesday. Listing issues such as the declining market for big box properties, record number of retail closures and a lack of confidence in the commercial

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