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Letters to the Editor for Sept. 27

October 12, 2018 — Jones best candidate for justice of peace Editor: Regarding the campaign for East Fork Justice of the Peace, Cassandra Jones' opponent is claiming that she lacks the experience needed for the position. In fact, Cassandra has over 15 years in criminal and civil litigation, and

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Letters to the editor for July 19, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Support for the wild horses Editor: I am a resident of Carson Valley, I have been just about my entire life, besides a few years in Virginia, where I served in the U.S. Navy. One of the things that I did in the military was

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Oct. 11 Letters to the Editor

October 11, 2018 — Jones best for Justice Editor: As our valley continues to grow and change, it is vital that we elect judges that are motivated to improve our courts to be more accessible and responsive. For that reason, and many others, I am supporting Cassandra Jones to

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Enjoying autumn in Carson Valley

October 11, 2018 — In the first few days of October if you looked out your window toward the mountains before you put on your glasses you might have thought there was snow. The sight could get your heart racing because you love snow sports or you raise grass

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Finding a place hard in Douglas

October 11, 2018 — It hasn't been a secret that people working in Douglas County have had a hard time finding someplace to live here. We're not interested in the labels … affordable, attainable, workforce … are just words bandied about in political debates on the master plan or

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Oct. 4 Letters to the Editor

October 5, 2018 — Protecting water in rural Nevada Editor: Most folks who move to Douglas County do so to enjoy the rugged beauty and rural character of the land. When I campaigned for commissioner, I pledged to protect these attributes, and I have done so by upholding the

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Free enterprise key to freedom

October 3, 2018 — On Friday, The Record-Courier conducted its 24th Best of Carson Valley awards. Just the previous day, during the Critical Issues Conference, Douglas County gave out its Spotlight Awards to seven businesses ranging in size from Angler's Edge to Caesar's Entertainment. We're not going to mince

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Fall best time of year

September 28, 2018 — Hello Johnson Laners, Welcome to fall! This is a wonderful time of year here in our section of the valley. Gorgeous skies, wonderful evenings — we are so blessed to be here. Is it any wonder that visitors decide to stay and purchase homes? Unfortunately,

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Celebrating Valley’s volunteers

September 26, 2018 — What do preserving the Fish Springs wild horse herd and Candy Dance have in common? The answer is volunteers. The Fish Springs herd wouldn't have stood a chance if it hadn't been for the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates and supporters demonstrated work to help

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Raising money to help Valley woman

September 26, 2018 — Candy Dance is a fundraiser for more than just the Town of Genoa. This year, East Fork Professional Firefighters Local 3726 will be selling frozen tanker drops (it's a rum drink, but I bet they'll have them sans booze) at their booth by the Mason's

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Kavanaugh hearing a partisan display

September 26, 2018 — A week-long nationally unifying tribute to Sen. John McCain concluded on Sept. 2 with his being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy. McCain was honored both as military hero and public servant champion of bipartisan causes. Only two days later, the hyper-partisanship and

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Sept. 20, 2018, Letters to the Editor

September 21, 2018 — Abusing power not a good legacy Editor: How would you like to be Dave Maxwell when he answered his front door and an armed constable handed him a notice to appear for the following item: For possible action. Discussion to discuss the character, competence, alleged

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Everyone talks about the weather …

September 19, 2018 — There have been 21 Septembers in Minden since records started being kept 112 years ago when not a drop of precipitation fell in the town gauge. And it looks like we're well on our way to a 22nd. Summer ends on Saturday and with only

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Senior Scene: An elegant evening

September 15, 2018 — The dining room is an elegant display of Karen's impeccable taste. Imagine a long, long table, five chairs on either side, Jack and Karen at either end. The occasion is a visit from her sister, Marilyn, and her husband, Ron, from Wisconsin. Marilyn bubbles with

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Contrast of kingdoms

September 15, 2018 — The Bible tells us that when we are born again we enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:3: Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said

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Using a hammer to swat a fly

September 12, 2018 — While we are generally in favor of expanding attainable housing in Minden and Gardnerville, we're not sure the master plan is the best way to do it. The issue is that it often takes years for a project with the proper approvals to get off

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Letters for Sept. 13, 2018

September 12, 2018 — Thanks for supporting group Editor: Although it is only August, Lisa Maloff made a donation of $75,000 to Tahoe Youth & Family Services. This funding will be used to provide a Christmas party to children in Tahoe and help with funding services for youth and

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Tahoe Youth & Family Services maps future

September 12, 2018 — Although I have been on staff with Tahoe Youth & Family Services since January, I still use the word, "new" because we have spent this year rebuilding. We have faced many challenges over the last several years and I truly feel that I am part

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Love what comes up

September 12, 2018 — Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. From love we create, nurture and cultivate. Love brings us closer together and keeps us connected when we're apart. We all have a never ending abundance of love inside of us. It's always there whether we

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JoAnne Skelly: I’m a cloner and didn’t know it

September 11, 2018 — At The Greenhouse Project (TGP), I saw a note on the board, "Plant Clones." I asked Cory, the TGP manager, about that. He wanted to plant cuttings of a particularly tasty tomato he and the AmeriCorps interns had rooted in water, trying to reproduce it

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