August 15, 2018 — We get the feeling people wouldn't be quite so all fired up about roads if their neighbors were being murdered in their sleep. That might be an exaggeration at some level, but roads are just one of the things the county spends taxpayers' money on.
August 15, 2018 — In the turbulent late-1960s, Paul Laxalt's tenure as governor (1967-1971) was best remembered nationally for his phone conversations with the eccentric and wildly-rich Howard Hughes encouraging his acquisition binge of Nevada gaming properties that helped rid Las Vegas of mob influences. For Nevadans, Laxalt is
August 9, 2018 — Dog days of summer and my feet feel the burn through my shoes standing on patio pavers. I spray my shoes with the garden hose; the heat will dry them in minutes. The cowboy irrigating stops by on his quad to ask for water. I
August 9, 2018 — Profitability not a reason for variances Editor: I commented at the Aug. 1 Board of County Commissioners meeting that the 1978 Douglas County Grand Jury Final Report finding on zoning variances was that "…the law should mean what it says and apply equally to all
August 9, 2018 — Lions seeking help Editor: The property where the Lions Club has been storing its sheds and trailer (the one where you buy See's Candy) has been sold and the new owner is requiring them to move out. They are looking for a place to store
August 2, 2018 — One of the five freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is the right to petition the government. In most people's minds that involves having a bunch of people signing a list and presenting it to whatever branch is in charge of what you want.
August 2, 2018 — I'm writing to voice concerns about the new subdivision. I agree with many, if not all, of the concerns voiced in previous letters to the editor and various fliers that have been distributed. The top concerns from those already mentioned are the fact that allowances
July 26, 2018 — Many people are under the impression that the vacation home rental ordinance going before the Board of Commissioners on Aug. 2 is only for the Lake Tahoe Basin. As currently written it applies to the Lake Tahoe Basin and East Fork Township, which includes Carson
July 26, 2018 — We're pretty pleased to see the county's vacation home rental ordinance get some added teeth. We do, however, question the wisdom of expanding the ordinance to include the East Fork Township before seeing how the new rules play out at the Lake. We can see
July 26, 2018 — Doesn't miss the crunch of metal Editor: I have been a resident of Centerville since 1943. There has been so many changes since that time that I won't go back to that era. As far as the new roundabout goes I give it an A-plus.
July 19, 2018 — Do you enjoy working with five bosses, who have differing views on how the county should be run? Are you ready for a bewilderingly public hiring and review process? Then you might be a good candidate for Douglas County manager. Nevada's open meeting law treats
July 19, 2018 — As I write this the BLM is packing supplies and loading their trailers with all the items they need to trap our Carson Valley's wild horses. I have heard these stories over and over. I am a wild horse photographer and advocate. My kids are
July 13, 2018 — Partisan political lines deepen as a starkly divided country faces the November midterm election of exceptional passion and importance. The divisions between our two political party "tribes" are so profound that fully 31 percent of the American people believe the country will be in a
July 13, 2018 — What happened to previous plan Editor: On any given day the U.S. Forestry land south of the Ranchos is enjoyed by an assortment of dirtbike riders, ATV enthusiasts, pet walkers, hikers, drone flyers, and horse riders. What will happen when Rancho Sierra develops homes right
July 11, 2018 — Keep horses on the range Editor: I am not in favor of round ups or taking wild horses off the range. Better alternatives are available, the first alternative is PZP it is affective when administered to mares and does no harm, it is used in
July 10, 2018 — It costs $50,000 over the lifetime of every horse the Bureau of Lane Management rounds up and cares for. That means the roughly 100 horses in the Fish Springs herd will cost $5 million to care for over the next several years. In 2016, federal
July 10, 2018 — When we moved our cattle to a close pasture for summer grazing the grass was so tall and thick one could barely see the calves' little black ear tips as they moved about the field. Months later some of that grass still tickles the underside
July 6, 2018 — Opposed to Ranchos Sierra project Editor: I would urge all of you to voice your outrage with the proposed Rancho Sierra development. As planned, the project would construct 353 homes on an 80-acre parcel at the end of Tillman Lane. There are so many problems
July 5, 2018 — It has been a year and authorities are no closer to finding out who's responsible for the death of Roberto Palomar-Espinoza. The 21-year-old was walking home from a party when he was hit by a vehicle and left dying on the road early on the
July 5, 2018 — Gardnerville resident Pam Brekas was interviewed for a story about missing Korean War soldiers, including her uncle who disappeared just 11 days after arriving in the country in July 1950. The Carson Valley artist was only 2 years old when her uncle Wayne Barton Gill