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Why do people climb?

December 12, 2018 — Ranching is a lifetime sport like golfing, swimming, biking, hiking and rock climbing. Rock climbing, which I have done a few time now so I can speak about it knowledgeably like a mom putting a bandage on a skinned knee can talk about orthopedic surgery,

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Dec. 13 Letters to the Editor

December 12, 2018 — Thanks for successful Turkey Trot Editor: The Carson Valley Community Food Closet held its second annual Turkey Trot this past Thanksgiving and partnered again this year with Douglas Animal Welfare Group. Volunteers from both organizations were thrilled to welcome over 500 participants in this year's

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JoAnne Skelly: Living Christmas tree care

December 12, 2018 — Keep living Christmas trees in the house only seven to 10 days. Otherwise, the buds will break dormancy, start to develop and lose their ability to withstand cold. When a tree that's no longer dormant is placed outside in the cold, it rarely survives. However,

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Time for Muller Parkway to meet reality

December 12, 2018 — The argument that Muller Lane Parkway should be four lanes down its length is belied by the fact that the county is only required to build two lanes. At $6.6 million for 2.1 miles, the parkway is a pretty pricey piece of roadway crossing agricultural

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God is always with Us

December 7, 2018 — When we read the account of the birth of Jesus in Matt 1:18-25 we find a very bold and compelling statement. It is a prophetic fulfillment taken from the Old Testament book of Isaiah written well before the event. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself

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Election 2018: Color Nevada blue

December 5, 2018 — The California Republican Party has been pronounced "dead" resulting from the November GOP election tsunami in the Golden State. "The Grand Old Party is dead — partly because it has failed to separate itself from today's toxic national brand of Republican politics," says former Assembly

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

December 5, 2018 — Wind-driven fire danger in the Carson Valley In 2017 thousands of homes were destroyed in Sonoma County, California by the wind-driven Tubbs Fire. In Santa Rosa, two neighborhoods lost over 3,000 homes. Locally we experience the same dangerous Zephyr winds that fanned these California fires,

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JoAnne Skelly: Gardening grows the child

November 28, 2018 — Children often spend a lot of time indoors. In fact, "children spend on average less than one hour per day outside" (National Gardening Association, 2018). And yet, a connection to nature has significant developmental benefits for children. Physical health advantages include an increase in vitamin

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Remember When?

November 28, 2018 — 140 Years Ago Nov. 29, 1878 The Thanksgiving Ball given at the Courthouse last evening, though not very well attended was a very orderly and nicely conducted party. 120 Years Ago Nov. 25, 1899 William Hoops was severely injured Friday while hauling wood in Pine

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Let’s use Thanksgiving to be kinder, gentler

November 21, 2018 — Many people have said Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday because it's the least commercialized of all holidays. But it seems now Thanksgiving has been swept up into the two-month holiday frenzy between Oct. 31 and Jan. 1. It's hard for us to keep track of

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Reducing my plastic footprint

November 21, 2018 — A recent documentary on PBS on plastic pollution shocked me with something called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to a 2018 research study, approximately "79 thousand tonnes of ocean plastic are floating inside an area 1.6 million km2

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Autumn outing turned full moon fiasco

November 21, 2018 — Harvest moons. Crisp, autumn-hued leaves. Brisk temperatures. The delights of the season lure me into a bakery to splurge. I wished to savor yet another fall pleasure: pumpkin spice coffee. Little did I know, my autumn outing was about to enter the Twilight Zone. As

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Letters to the editor for Nov. 22, 2018

November 21, 2018 — Muller Way agreements bad policy Editor: Muller Parkway was approved in 2004, and was designated from the start as a bypass. The congestion on Highway 395 through Minden and Gardnerville was already evident at that time, and has only gotten worse since then. Several significant

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Greg Dill: Your Medicare costs in 2019

November 21, 2018 — As we head into the holiday season, I wanted to let you know how much your Medicare will cost in 2019. Most people with Medicare will pay the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B, which will be $135.50 next year, an increase of $1.50

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Free pet adoptions today at Nevada Humane Society

November 17, 2018 — Yes, that's right, the Nevada Humane Society, along with many Nevada groups is participating in this holiday adoption event on Saturday, Nov. 17. Below is a list of locations where free pet adoptions will take place this weekend, including the adopting group's website, and where

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Volunteers crtiical in firestorm

November 14, 2018 — There are a few places in Douglas County that could be likened to the town of Paradise except perhaps in scale. We've watched blazes burn down to the boundaries of Pine View Estates, through Topaz Ranch. After the big Aspen fire that struck in 1996,

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Letters for Nov. 15, 2018

November 14, 2018 — Douglas turnout not enough to stem the blue Editor: From The Record-Courier's Nov. 8 front-page article Douglas turnout state's second highest: "….Douglas County voters led the other rural counties in trying to stem the Silver State's blue tide." Perhaps those high numbers were also due

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Thanks for supporting Chamber Gala

November 14, 2018 — On behalf of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank the many people and organizations who made last week's Community Recognition Awards Gala so memorable. We will start with our full partner for the event, the Record Courier and Associate Publisher Tara

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Trump could pose more problems for GOP

November 14, 2018 — President Trump's political approach is to never admit a mistake or setback. So, he proclaimed the midterm election result a "tremendous success." In truth, the outcome was an overall GOP defeat, and a devastating one in Nevada. Republican Senate gains were a consolation, with Democratic

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JoAnne Skelly: Pruning evergreen trees

November 14, 2018 — We're pruning pine, incense cedar and spruce trees now. Some have branches hanging in the way of the driveway or gates. Others have dead or dying branches. We had delayed pruning until after a hard freeze to reduce the possibility for beetle attacks. When a

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