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Winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Sunday

February 17, 2019 — Up to five inches of snow are expected today throughout Western Nevada as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Services in Reno says slippery road conditions will remain. As of Sunday morning, chains and snow tires were

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Gardnerville awarded grant for Main Street

February 15, 2019 — Gardnerville has been awarded a $1,700 grant for its Main Street from the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development. The grant will be used to purchase banners for the highway and side street to highlight upcoming community events. Gardnerville was one of six communities to

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A seesaw show business life

February 15, 2019 — My boss and very dear friend, Tibor Rudas is resigning as vice president of Entertainment at Atlantic City's Resorts International Casino. Tibor plans to open the general public's eyes to the miracle of Luciano Pavarotti's voice. Today he is at Resorts Cabaret Theatre on Paradise

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Minden man faces exploitation of elderly charge

February 15, 2019 — A Minden man accused of taking nearly $15,000 from his 87-year-old grandfather waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Rhys A. Stefancin-Whitney, 18, faces four felonies in connection with the case, including a charge of exploitation of the elderly and three counts of theft. He is

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Let God carry away your anxiety

February 15, 2019 — Proverbs 12:25 says; "An anxious heart weights a man down…" Today many are weighed down by anxiety and peace seems to allude many. Fueled by our high paced lifestyle we see the toll stress is taking on individuals and families. Stress related illnesses are common

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Road district plan gets low marks

February 15, 2019 — In 1965, when Red Swift started the development soon to be known as the Gardnerville Ranchos, he controlled the land. That's why he was able to seek an improvement district without getting landowners' consent. He was the landowner. A proposal to allow developers to create

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Inmate claims sentence for failing to support child debtors prison

February 15, 2019 — A man serving a long sentence for multiple instances of driving under the influence is challenging his conviction for failure to provide for a minor child, saying it amounts to debtor's prison. Patrick Kevin McKinnon, 62, who once reportedly said "It would be a cold

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Public invited to discuss new proposed parking near Heavenly Village

February 15, 2019 — The City of South Lake Tahoe will hold a public meeting next week to discuss new proposed parking near Heavenly Village. The proposal to the city would add 57 paid-parking spaces in the public right-of-way along Bellamy Court and Heavenly Village Way. Adding the spaces

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Heroism above tragedy

February 15, 2019 — None of will ever forget hearing about the nightmare that ended the "Route 91 Harvest music festival" off the Vegas strip, on Oct. 1, 2017. In the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history, Jan Lambourne. 47, of Teulon, Manitoba (a small Canadian town near

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You heard the truth from me

February 15, 2019 — Hello fellow anglers, not really the right weather to go fishing recently. But us die hards will get out there no matter what. Before we get to some reports, I would like to put a few rumors and report to rest. In a recent website

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Friday afternoon commute difficult

February 15, 2019 — Here's the latest on road conditions in the region. As of 3:55 p.m. tires on all four wheels from Truckee to Kings Beach. Nevada NEVADA ROUTE 207 (KINGSBURY GRADE) Chains are required, all vehicles except four-wheel-drive with snow tires, from U.S. 50 junction to Foothill

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Skiers rescued off Jobs Peak after avalanche

February 15, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — High winds and deep snow challenged an effort to rescue a skier who had broken a leg after being caught in a slab avalanche on Jobs Peak on Tuesday. The skier's buddy called 911 around noon to report his friend was bleeding

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Commercial vacancies prompt appeals

February 15, 2019 — The owners of two retail complexes in northern Douglas County are seeking a break on their assessed valuation due to vacancies. CV Development Corp. is scheduled to appear before the Board of Equalization on Wednesday to ask for a nearly $5 million reduction in the

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Rain no friend to Centerville

February 15, 2019 — Centerville Lane resident Jim Prather waved a rake at motorists speeding through the water over the road near Bass on Wednesday and yelled for them to slow down, adding some choice invective. "It makes me feel better," he said when it was pointed out they

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The Feb. 15 R-C Morning Report

February 15, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — It's snowing out this morning and all Carson Valley schools are on a 90-minute delay while Zephyr Cove Elementary is getting its third snow day in two weeks. Chain controls are in effect for Highway 395 from Indian Hills to Bridgeport, along

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Storm’s second round hits Carson Valley

February 14, 2019 — While rain turned to snow above 6,000 feet around lunchtime on Thursday, the rain kept pouring down in Carson Valley, prompting flooding in the East Valley. Deputies reported East Valley Road was being undermined by water flow, but that a Douglas County road crew was

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Health Inspections for Feb. 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 — Carson City conducts health inspections for Douglas County. A, B, or C grades are given based on the inspection score, which starts at zero. Points are added for each violation. Note: Low-risk factors are noted but not factored into scoring, although restaurants are still required

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Rule change affects Klauber hearing

February 14, 2019 — A proposal to cluster development on the Klauber Ranch was protested by residents, who nearly were silenced by a change in county policy last week. The owners of Park Cattle are proposing moving development rights from property located in the south county to a site

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At least April before new manager to be hired

February 14, 2019 — It will be at least April before the Town of Gardnerville is ready to hire a new manager. Town Board members met Tuesday to accept Town Manager Tom Dallaire's resignation. Dallaire has accepted the position of Douglas County community development director effective in March. While

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Kiwanis of Carson Valley and Rosebud’s Dance Band host Valentine’s dance

February 14, 2019 — A Valentine's dance is scheduled this Saturday at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., in Minden. The Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and Rosebud's Dance Band host the event in a joint fundraising effort. The Kiwanis will donate their portion of the proceeds to provide

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