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Rain gets early start on Friday

May 25, 2018 — More than half an inch of rain fell in Genoa 5-6:15 a.m. to open a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service on Friday morning. A gauge in Genoa recorded .6 inches fell in a downpour that struck just as a flood watch issued

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Service Saturday for Thomas Mullarkey, skier who was subject of Sierra search

May 25, 2018 — A funeral Mass is Saturday for a California skier who disappeared at Bear Valley in March. Thomas Dennis Mullarkey's body was found May 14, two months to the day after he was reported missing by his wife on March 14 after he failed to return

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The May 25 R-C Morning Report

May 25, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — We're at the pointy end of the spear for a flood watch that took effect at 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. today. If it's any consolation the haft of that spear runs all the way to the Oregon border. Showers and thunderstorms

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New technology officer survives first network challenge

May 24, 2018 — The day after news went out Douglas County had a new technology officer, so did the county's internet and email servers. On Thursday, Tammy James faced a network outage that closed several online and public services. James was named to lead the technology services department

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Douglas County Library hosting 6-week Geneology course

May 24, 2018 — Are you interested in learning more about your family history? The Douglas County Public Library will be providing a six-week class on how to use the library's Heritage Quest database for family and historical research. From June 14 to July 26, professional genealogist Yvonne Prettyman

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Neighbors aid Topaz Lodge clean up

May 24, 2018 — The Topaz Lodge is open for business after a big flood blocked the front entrance of the South County casino. While floodwaters and mud closed the front of the Topaz Lodge, Manager Rick Ross said the casino remained open and customers remained on the main

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Early voting starts Saturday

May 24, 2018 — While the race to replace Sheriff Ron Pierini has been the most dramatic by far this election season, there are also races to replace two other longtime constitutional officers. Voting begins Saturday to determine who will replace Assessor Doug Sonnemann and Public Administrator Claudette Springmeyer.

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Communities adapting to wildfire

May 24, 2018 — There are several communities in Douglas County that neighbor on sage, brush or forest, which is generally referred to as wildland. Fires that start in the wilderness can quickly threaten those neighborhoods, and their number has grown in the past two decades. According to a

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Middle school students learn hands-on CPR

May 24, 2018 — Carson Valley Middle School's sports medicine teacher Michelle Norris wants her students to know they can save lives. Norris provides hands-on medical experiences at the end of every semester to her seventh and eight grade classes. This semester nurses from Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center

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Flood warning issued for Topaz Lake area

May 24, 2018 — A flood warning is in effect for the Slinkard Fire burn area near Topaz Lake. A storm cell was expected to arrive with heavy rain over the burn area. “Debris and mud flows are expected to being within minutes after rain develops, moving quickly downhill

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The May 24 R-C Morning Report

May 24, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The Town Hall debates are online now at Record-Courier.com and YouTube. I'll also post the links to election stories we post over the next few weeks leading up to the election.   Today is the last day you can change your registration

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Video: Douglas County Commissioners Town Hall Debate

May 24, 2018 — Here is video of the May 16 Douglas County Town Hall Debate for county commissioner.

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Video: Douglas County Sheriff’s Debate

May 24, 2018 — Here is the video of May  16 Town Hall Debate.

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Club thanks Douglas High culinary arts students

May 23, 2018 — Sierra Nevada Republican Women attended the lunch prepared by culinary arts students at Douglas High School on May 18. The students and their teacher, along with SNRW members, are pictured in the photo taken at the high school in the area where the meal was

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Neighbors help clear mud from Topaz Lodge entrance

May 23, 2018 — While floodwaters and mud closed the front of the Topaz Lodge, Manager Rick Ross said the casino remained open and customers remained on the main floor the entire time. Ross said when the deluge came, they barricaded the front of the casino, but the flood

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Spring time means time to give blood

May 23, 2018 — This season, there are so many blood drives available to the public that vampires can be heard cheering throughout Carson Valley in the evenings. People across the country are excellent blood donors after a terrible event such as a mass shooting. After the Vegas shooting

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Lecture focuses on battle against pests

May 23, 2018 — Farmers, ranchers and gardeners everywhere face many of the same challenges – weeds growing in unwanted places, critters digging holes and insects eating plants. To help producers better understand and overcome these common struggles, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents, "Weeds, Critters and Insects in

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Farmers Markets produce the goods

May 23, 2018 — All three Carson Valley farmers markets kicked off this week starting with Minden's Esmeralda market on Tuesday. Wednesday morning was the beginning of the Lampe Park Farmers Market, which coincided with a thunderstorm that sent hail the size of gravel and lightning strikes, and covered

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Big Mama’s show a big hit

May 23, 2018 — A week after the 2018 Big Mama's Show & Shine organizers are still tallying the benefit to Douglas County's Meals on Wheels. There were 111 participants in this year's May 12 show, ranging from 1910 to present day and also included motorcycles and two 18

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Carson Valley Art Association awards $1,000 in scholarships

May 23, 2018 — The Carson Valley Art Association has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Douglas High School students Davianna Morris and Lea Gifford, both of Minden. Davianna, who received the CVAA Scholarship, pursued Graphic Design while at Douglas, and designed the 2018 Lions Club Carson Valley Days commemorative button.

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