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Facts don’t support wild horse roundup

February 14, 2019 — My statement concerns the Carson-City-BLM roundup of 575 out of 775 wild horses from the Pine Nut Mountain Herd Management Area, announced to start last week. As a lifelong observer of this unique, historic and ecologically benefiting herd, I strongly protest this unfair roundup. BLM's

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Public support critical to process

February 14, 2019 — We completely understand the desire to reduce the length of time the county spends on each ordinance. Between the applicant's presentation, public comment and commission debate, a controversial project like Klauber Ranch, could mean two four-hour hearings. That's substantial staff time on the part of

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Feb. 14 Letters to the Editor

February 14, 2019 — Residential growth not only issue Editor: There is an undercurrent of opinions that are concerned about growth and increased multiple resident housing. Opposing new multiple housing is not the only solution to this perceived problem. Douglas County wages for many are in minimum wage service

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Tiregate report hits home

February 7, 2019 — A 99-page Nevada Division of Investigation report delving into the Tiregate thefts pointed out around nine people detectives believed to be culpable in the theft of $1 million in tires from the county. It was nearly four months after the report was approved by the

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Government shutdown a political farce

February 7, 2019 — The federal budget for fiscal 2019 is $4.407 trillion. President Trump wants $5.7 billion for more miles of "wall" along the border with Mexico. Democrats don't want to spend a dime on the wall, but they will allocate $1.3 billion in additional funding for "border

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Letters to the editor

February 7, 2019 — Time to trim the trees Editor: We have lived in Minden for three years and we have noticed that the city trees have not been cut back or trimmed. There are four or five huge trees across from McDonald's, Super Burrito and the Real Estate

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Restoring stability in our lives

January 30, 2019 — Like everyone I spoke to when I heard the news of the homicides in our lovely, mountain shadowed community, I was alarmed, crushed in spirit and afraid. Our shadow became more like a shroud of insecurity. The remorse for those who lost their lives and

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Making the case for Reno

January 30, 2019 — We echo the relief many Carson Valley residents have expressed in the wake of the announcement that an arrest has been made in the deaths of two Gardnerville Ranchos women shot in their homes. Three weeks ago today, Connie Koontz was found dead by her

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Background check too important

January 23, 2019 — We're not going to speculate on the reason for the departure of County Manager Tom Stone last week. But we agree with several people that a hiring process that does a background check only on the final candidate seems backward. We're told the reason is

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January 23, 2019 — Knecht right man for job Editor: Regarding the selection of a Douglas County manager, anyone who watched the commissioners' contract vote Jan. 9 saw three of the five commissioners pass over the most qualified candidate, former Nevada Controller Ron Knecht. Instead they approved a contract

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Coping and understanding grief

January 23, 2019 — In response to the multitude of recent tragedies in our community, I am sharing some information and education on grief awareness that may help those who are currently impacted by these losses. When death occurs, we often hear the terms "grief" and "mourning" used interchangeably.

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Know your neighbor

January 16, 2019 — It has been more than a quarter century since Douglas County's last double homicide, and that one couldn't be more different than what we've experienced over the past week. In 1992, two Holbrook Junction men were found shot dead in a trailer in the small

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Jan. 17 Letters to the Editor

January 16, 2019 — Kudos to Planning Commission Editor: Kudos to the Planning Commission for their sound rejection of the Klauber development project. Obviously no serious thought was given by the proponents to the widespread detrimental effects this project would have on everyone beyond it. Perhaps they didn't consider

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Climate change impacts on Nevada

January 16, 2019 — I have been curious how climate change will affect Nevada in years to come. I found an informative site, http://statesatrisk.org/nevada/, that is put out by http://www.climatecentral.org. This organization has "leading scientists and journalists researching and reporting the facts about our changing climate and its impact

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Judge appointments are the long game

January 9, 2019 — While the media and House Democrats will focus their attention on investigating President Donald Trump in 2019, Senate Republicans will concentrate on the long game of reshaping the federal judiciary by confirming as many of President Trump's judicial nominees as they can in 2019-2020. Senate

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Keeping an eye on government

January 9, 2019 — As we begin the New Year, resolutions are being made, new memberships at the Pulse gym are expanding, and a lot of folks are on Google, searching for the latest consummate diet. For the citizens of Douglas County, who envision a transparent county government, and

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Resolving not to mix up my Pauls in new year

January 3, 2019 — I took a little razzing at the Courthouse on Monday for misidentifying East Fork Constable Paul Gilbert as Paul Howell. "If I'd known you were sensitive about it I would have doubled down," outgoing East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins said. The constable

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Letters to the editor for Jan. 3, 2019

January 3, 2019 — Keep the Valley's rural nature Editor: The Douglas County Planning Commission will hear an application at their Jan. 8 (Tuesday) meeting at 10 a.m. for a proposed project adjacent to the Westwood/Carson River interface. If this application is approved it will have an immediate impact

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Welcome 2019

January 2, 2019 — A cold north wind accompanied 2019 into Carson Valley, which we hope is not a portend of things to come. We've seen a lot of new years arrive here, and one thing we can say for sure is that they all are different. New administrations

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Letters to the editor, Dec. 27, 2018

December 26, 2018 — Thanks for supporting food closet Editor: We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the Douglas County community for your support at the 26th Annual Channel 2 News Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive on Friday, December 7, 2018. We are pleased to share that

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