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Letters to the Editor for May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 — Editor's Note: Friday will be the last day to raise new issues in the Letters to the Editor. All campaign letters must arrive by noon June 6 in order to appear before the election. Veteran statement offensive Editor: As stated in your lead article in

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When the real mud flies

May 23, 2018 — Anyone who thought there was a lot of mudslinging in this campaign got a little lesson from Mother Nature on Monday evening. Emergency personnel from across Douglas and Mono counties responded to Topaz Lake where more than a half inch of rain fell in 30

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Letters to the Editor for May 18

May 21, 2018 — Backing Dave Brady Editor: Wow! Can't find deputies, but lots of candidates for the top cop position. Most of the candidates appear to be placing their bets on years of experience in law enforcement as the principal criterion for our vote. But, in my opinion,

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Time to lose the weight for the grandkids’ sake

May 18, 2018 — Well this month's column is going to be about diets. There was a time in my life when I was 125 pounds, skinny as a rail. I ate a large bag of Lay's potato chips for dinner followed up with a six-pack of soda. I

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Here comes the fun

May 18, 2018 — Over the next three weeks, Carson Valley is going to be hopping, and we're going to be rushing to catch up. Starting with this Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, and features a kite festival at the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch, the annual Genoa Garage

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Say ‘no’ to variances for Rancho Sierra

May 16, 2018 — My Name is Amber Minor and I have been a resident of Douglas county for 26 years. I did not move here to retire, I moved here to start my life. When I first moved here three of us lived in the apartments behind the

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Letters to the Editor for May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Establishing Condron scholarship Editor: During his lifetime, Charlie Condron was a man of many vocations. But those closest to his heart, were his role as a teacher, administrator, and pioneer in Professional Development for teachers in the state of Nevada. Considering all that Charlie did

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Letters to the Editor for May 11, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Huge red flag on Duffy Editor: For the first time in many years, we have a highly competitive race for Douglas County Sheriff. Unfortunately, I am deeply concerned about one of them: Capt. Joe Duffy. Duffy comes across like a cop's cop. He's burly, tough-talking

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Letters for May 9, 2018

May 16, 2018 — Questioning Duffy's leadership Editor: I recently attended a Q&A with the Sheriff's Candidates on April 26. The event was put on by the Douglas Democrats and covered numerous areas clearly outlining many of the similarities and distinctive differences of each candidate. They all did a

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Animal control officer hangs up big net

May 10, 2018 — Douglas County said farewell to Janet Duzan last week with a proclamation and a standing ovation. Janet worked for Douglas County Animal Services for a quarter of a century, spending the last decade as animal services officer. She and husband Ted Duzan met on a

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Not only project in pipeline

May 10, 2018 — Just as the rain causes weeds to sprout, residents across Douglas County are finding out the improved economy has prompted long-dormant developments to sprout. A project that has been waiting in the wings for the past 12 years drew a crowd of protesters to the

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The definition of optimism

May 8, 2018 — I cannot believe I did it. Knew in my heart it was wrong. There was no way it was going to work, but I did it any way. Knew better. It was false hope. Sure things were changing, but I knew. Knew from decades on

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Is prison the answer?

May 8, 2018 — An anonymous caller on Friday pointed out that a person who admitted to a felony DUI was not incarcerated and asked why that wasn't a story. We don't have caller ID here, and the person didn't leave contact information. So here's the answer for all

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A road by any other name

May 3, 2018 — Should county commissioners reserve dollars for things that are in their jurisdiction, though we know that residents living in more urban areas are paying higher taxes? Aren't those residents living in the towns and improvement districts paying a higher tax rate to have decent roads

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Lions move breakfast to June

May 3, 2018 — Over the past 63 years, the Carson Valley Lions Club Mother's Day Breakfast has been a Gardnerville tradition. According to Ron Santi, with a few exceptions due to inclement weather, the club has sponsored a breakfast for mothers and others since 1954. But due to

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Letters for May 4, 2018

May 3, 2018 — Lucerne trees will be back Editor: Whew. That was without a doubt one of the most spirited and vitriolic letters to the editor in some time. Obviously the writer feels strongly about trees — good on ya'. The missing background and information concerning the Lucerne

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Jim Hartman: County must rebuild trust after Tiregate

May 1, 2018 — The 2017-18 Douglas County Grand Jury Final Report concluded that a decade long embezzlement of more than $1 million by Vehicle Maintenance Manager Chris Oakden "should never have occurred and the failure to detect it was inexcusable." The report notes the amount "only represents the

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Gotta Dance gots to thank folks

May 1, 2018 — Gotta Dance was Bringing Back the '80s on March 23 and more than 500 people showed up to the Douglas County Community Center stoked to cheer us on. The sixth annual "Gotta Dance" fundraiser for Suicide Prevention Network was a tremendous success … hailed by

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Time key in a crisis

May 1, 2018 — How many ambulances should be serving Topaz Ranch Estates? The community, located 20 miles south of Gardnerville in southern Douglas County, was home to 1,500 people in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you add in Topaz Lake, those precincts are home to

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Posse still riding tall in the saddle

April 26, 2018 — I understand news reports of the demise of the Douglas County Mounted Posse are greatly exaggerated. While the sheriff's office and the posse parted ways last year, they didn't ride into the sunset by any means. In fact, if Channel 4's Joe Hart, who reported

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