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Douglas, Alpine authors at solstice book signing

June 21, 2018 — Douglas and Alpine authors will participate in a summer solstice book signing at the Nevada State Museum on Saturday. Karen Dustman, Judy Wickwire and Laura Hickey will be in attendance with their books, "The Old Genoa Cemetery," "Historic Alpine," "Fredericksburg Cemetery," and "Ghost of the

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Airport Road traffic signal nears completion

June 21, 2018 — Turn lane closures and lane reductions will take place next week on Highway 395 at Airport Road in the Carson Valley as part of an ongoing Nevada Department of Transportation project to install a traffic signal and improve other highway intersections. Left-hand turns will not

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citizen of the year

June 21, 2018 — Thanks to 20-30 Club Editor: My family and I would like to express our appreciation to the Carson Valley 20-30 Club for selecting me as "Citizen of the Year" for Carson Valley Days. The selection was a great surprise to me and quite humbling. Thank

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Four truckloads of trash hauled out of Stateline forest

June 21, 2018 — Four dump-truck loads of trash were hauled out from the forest behind Mont Bleu and Harrah's Casino in Stateline by volunteers from Harrah's Entertainment and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. In years past the area has been known for a small group of homeless population

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Two firefighters graduate academy

June 21, 2018 — Two new East Fork firefighters graduated from the 12-week Regional Training Academy on June 15, according to the East Fork Fire Protection District. Firefighter-EMT Matt Galas and Firefighter-Paramedic Mitchell Hammond successfully completed a demanding training academy along with several other firefighters from five other agencies.

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The June 21 R-C Morning Report

June 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The Pony Express rider is still west of Kyburz this morning, according to nationalponyexpress.org. They left Sacramento on time at 3 p.m. and are expected to arrive at Woodfords at 2 p.m. today. I get the feeling the Carson Valley run is

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Road work accelerates

June 20, 2018 — Construction began on Southgate Drive in Gardnerville on Thursday as work continues on Carson Valley roads. Colbre Paving and Grading will lower the valves and manholes located on Southgate Drive and in a patch area on Service Drive. Over the weekend they will begin removing

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Mormon cricket numbers jumping

June 20, 2018 — Nevada scourge Mormon crickets devour crops and can cause slick roads when they reach outbreak levels. "Mormon cricket populations have been steadily increasing over the last few years," said Nevada Department of Agriculture Entomologist Jeff Knight. "Our partnership with the USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine

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Sparman wins flight in men’s club event

June 20, 2018 — Jack Sparman was the Flight A winner during Carson Valley Men's Golf Club tournament play on June 10. Sparman carded a net 71, two shots ahead of Paul Cwalina in second-place during the individual stroke play event at the Carson Valley Golf Course. Chris Willing

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The June 20 R-C Morning Report

June 20, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Firefighters have a line around 60 percent of the Upper Colony Fire, but it will be next week before it's fully contained. That fire has cost $1.1 million to fight so far. One of the five helicopters working the Upper Colony Fire

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Truckee native next Bridgeport District ranger

June 19, 2018 — A Truckee native takes over as Bridgeport District ranger next week, according to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Monday is Jan Cutts' first day on the job, where she will oversee management of more than 1 million acres of National Forest lands in California and Nevada.

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Trafficking charge against Grammy winner dismissed, ruled entrapment

June 19, 2018 — A trafficking charge was dismissed against a Grammy award winner, after it was ruled he was the victim of entrapment. In May 2016, Randy C. Cantor, 59, was expecting a night of romance after he delivered methamphetamine to a woman he had met years before

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Man in custody in Kingsbury battery

June 19, 2018 — A Kingsbury Grade man was arrested on felony charges of domestic battery and sexual assault after deputies responded to a text for help on Saturday afternoon. Tommy N. Chen, 30, was booked into Douglas County Jail after the alleged victim texted a friend, who contacted

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Imaginary intruder shooter given probation

June 19, 2018 — An Indian Hills man charged with possession of a firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance was received probation on Monday. Harold Nolte Jr., 33, was arrested in February after he fired nine holes through the side of his RV against imaginary intruders.

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Carson Valley gives back to the kids

June 19, 2018 — On Friday afternoon, guests gathered at TJ's Corral for a fundraiser benefiting the Carson Valley Branch of the Boys and Girls Club through the Mike Tice foundation, kicking off the Mike Tice eighth annual charity weekend "For the Kids." The Carson Valley Music, Food and

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RV fire closes Monitor Pass

June 19, 2018 — Highway 89 over Monitor Pass is closed due to a motorhome fire that destroyed it and the pickup it was towing. The fire was first reported at around 2:15 p.m. when Topaz residents spotted smoke coming from that direction. Firefighters on scene said there was

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Elaine Kristine “Kris” Mallison (Nelson)

June 19, 2018 — Elaine Kristine "Kris" Mallison (Nelson), of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away June 12, 2018. Kris was proud of her Norwegian heritage and was an active member of the Daughter's of Norway, Queen Maud Lodge of Carson City, Nevada and the Alameda County Cattlewomens in Livermore, California.

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The June 19 R-C Morning Report

June 19, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The cost of putting out the Upper Colony Fire is up to $752,000. Fortunately some of that will be covered by a grant. The fire is down to 1,200 acres thanks to better mapping and could be contained by Wednesday. Carson Valley

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Eleanore Smokey

June 18, 2018 — June 2, 1940 ~ June 14, 2018 Eleanore Smokey passed away on June 14, 2018. She was born in Dresslerville, NV. She was a lifetime resident of Dresslerville and graduated in 1958 from Douglas High School. She married her husband Romaine and they lived in

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Update: Washoe Lake Dam work under way

June 18, 2018 — Crews are working to plug a hole in the Washoe Lake Dam, with work expected to be complete this morning. A flood watch for Steamboat Creek and Ditch in Pleasant Valley expires at 10 a.m. today. Officials believe the dam will hold after filling it

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