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The Aug. 21 R-C Morning Report

August 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager Bobbi Thompson is the guest speaker at today's noon Good Governance Group meeting at the COD Casino in Minden.   While the air in Gardnerville is worse than it is in Las Vegas, it is at least down to

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$1.26 million stormwater plan on deck

August 21, 2018 — Funding a stormwater maintenance plan in northern Carson Valley to the tune of $1.26 million will go before Douglas County commissioners Thursday. Approved during the budget sessions last spring, $1.1 million from the county's general fund will create a stormwater maintenance unit in the Public

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The Aug. 20 R-C Morning Report

August 20, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Smoke levels are forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in Gardnerville today, according to Airnow.gov.  Is it a good thing that once the smoke clears, we'll have to attribute itchy eyes and runny noses to the rabbit brush?   Most of

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New vacation rental rules move forward

August 19, 2018 — An agreement with a company to monitor compliance with the county's new vacation home rental ordinance was approved by county commissioners. Host Compliance will charge the county $94,500, which Community Development Director Mimi Moss said will be offset by fees also approved by commissioners last

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Woman back in Douglas on drug charges

August 18, 2018 — A Placerville woman who failed to appear for her May arraignment on drug trafficking charges is back in Douglas County custody. Laura C. Thrash, 43, was picked up in California on two warrants issued out of district court. She faces charges stemming from her August

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Submersible extends search area below the waves

August 18, 2018 — Lake Tahoe qualifies as a sixth great lake by volume, trailing only the Great Lakes by size. Many searches have occurred over its entire 192 square miles during the years, and many have come up futile. "As soon as depths start getting below that 100-foot

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Woman faces felony theft charges

August 17, 2018 — A former Gardnerville woman is facing felony theft charges after she was accused of gambling money belonging to her mother. Sheri Hines, 49, was arrested on charges of theft from an older person, one count of embezzlement of an older person, and one count of

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County manager interview panel in works

August 17, 2018 — After questions about the make-up of a committee to winnow down the number of Douglas County manager candidates on Thursday, commissioners voted to each pick two people to participate in an Aug. 31 interview panel. The panel suggested by the county Human Resources Department consisted

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The Aug. 17 R-C Morning Report

August 17, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Esmeralda Avenue will be rollicking tonight with the Valley Cruisers annual car show and the Douglas Center for Hope and Healing's Summerfest. Both are fundraisers, with car show donating to City of Refuge and Summerfest supporting the Center.   County commissioners will

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No reading grant for Douglas this year

August 16, 2018 — While still accountable for the requirements of Nevada's Read by Grade 3, Douglas County did not receive funding for the program from the state this year. Superintendent Teri White said that funding helped the district support some of students who were struggling. "We are still

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Surviving loss is a rocky road

August 16, 2018 — Dec. 5, 2016, should have been a day to rejoice for Alaina Nunez and her family. Her sister was getting her degree at the University of Nevada, Reno, that day, and the family was all together. Alaina was 11 years old at the time, thinking

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The Aug. 16 R-C Morning Report

August 16, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County Mosquito Abatement will be flying over western Carson Valley this morning spraying for mosquitoes. I read a study that dry spells make mosquitoes more aggressive, and I've got the bites to prove it.   Unveiling of Gardnerville Station has been

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Bringing DEET from above

August 15, 2018 — With less than a quarter inch of rain over the course of 76 days this summer, you'd think the mosquito population would have packed it in. But dehydrated mosquitoes are more aggressive and feed more than those with ready sources of water, a study published

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Road districts come back around the curve

August 15, 2018 — A proposal to create a road district to maintain those streets in Douglas County not otherwise maintained by other jurisdictions has resurfaced. County Commissioner Larry Walsh asked county staff to determine what would be required to create and fund a district that focused on local

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Man who wouldn’t stay out of casino earns drug felony

August 15, 2018 — A man who kept being kicked out of the MontBleu Hotel ended up convicted of heroin possession after he was arrested a 12th time. Thomas Andrew Pedroli, 32, was taken into custody by hotel security May 27, after he tried to get in using a

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No body found in search of slain felon’s property

August 15, 2018 — No human remains were found on the property of a former Gardnerville resident who was slain last year by a longtime friend in Grass Valley. Douglas County investigators cleared Kenneth Pestana's property off Centerville on Wednesday night without finding a body it was claimed was

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Gardnerville fireworks back for Christmas

August 15, 2018 — Since 2006 the Town of Gardnerville has proudly presented the Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff. The fireworks at the event have continued to draw large crowds each year. It delights audiences of all ages. This will be the seventh year the fireworks has been a part

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The Aug. 15 R-C Morning Report

August 15, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Using mostly grants, Gardnerville transformed an old gas station into a visitor's center and meeting location over the past four years. Gardnerville Station will officially open 4:30 p.m. today. I'm told there will be snacks.   A 10-unit subdivision was approved along

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Candy Dance makes list of top craft fairs

August 14, 2018 — With preparations under way for Candy Dance's 99th anniversary, town officials learned the craft fair was named No. 99 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine for classic-contemporary craft shows. Town Manager Phil Ritger said the ranking was based on results from 2017's show. "I

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Pickup over side of Kingsbury results in discovery of second wreck

August 14, 2018 — State officials worked on Tuesday to fish two pickups from over the side of Kingsbury Grade. A Chevrolet pickup going too fast for conditions hit the guardrail just before midnight on Sunday on the Valley side of the grade. The pickup overturned and came to

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