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Man who battered zip-tied woman up for parole

February 18, 2019 — A Gardnerville man, who was convicted last year by a jury of battery causing substantial bodily harm, is scheduled to go before the Nevada Parole Board on March 25. Donald Douglas Eby, 61, was found guilty by a jury in April 2018 after a four-day

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Woman faces parole board in rape case

February 18, 2019 — A former Indian Hills woman who admitted raping a 14-year-old girl is scheduled to go before the Nevada Parole Board in March. Julie Fry, 44, was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison in October 2009 after pleading guilty to a count of sexual

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The Feb. 18 R-C Morning Report

February 18, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Road controls are in effect across Western Nevada on this Washington's Birthday, including the Highway 395-88 corridor from Indian Hills to the state line and 395 from Jake's Hill south. If you don't have to go anywhere today, maybe save the trip

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Halfway through February already sixth wettest

February 16, 2019 — So far, 2019 has seen the sixth wettest February on record with more than two weeks left to go in the month. A total of 3.89 inches of precipitation has fallen in Minden as of Friday, according to National Weather Service records. That tops the

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Minden man faces exploitation of elderly charge

February 15, 2019 — A Minden man accused of taking nearly $15,000 from his 87-year-old grandfather waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Rhys A. Stefancin-Whitney, 18, faces four felonies in connection with the case, including a charge of exploitation of the elderly and three counts of theft. He is

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Road district plan gets low marks

February 15, 2019 — In 1965, when Red Swift started the development soon to be known as the Gardnerville Ranchos, he controlled the land. That's why he was able to seek an improvement district without getting landowners' consent. He was the landowner. A proposal to allow developers to create

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Inmate claims sentence for failing to support child debtors prison

February 15, 2019 — A man serving a long sentence for multiple instances of driving under the influence is challenging his conviction for failure to provide for a minor child, saying it amounts to debtor's prison. Patrick Kevin McKinnon, 62, who once reportedly said "It would be a cold

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Skiers rescued off Jobs Peak after avalanche

February 15, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — High winds and deep snow challenged an effort to rescue a skier who had broken a leg after being caught in a slab avalanche on Jobs Peak on Tuesday. The skier's buddy called 911 around noon to report his friend was bleeding

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Commercial vacancies prompt appeals

February 15, 2019 — The owners of two retail complexes in northern Douglas County are seeking a break on their assessed valuation due to vacancies. CV Development Corp. is scheduled to appear before the Board of Equalization on Wednesday to ask for a nearly $5 million reduction in the

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Rain no friend to Centerville

February 15, 2019 — Centerville Lane resident Jim Prather waved a rake at motorists speeding through the water over the road near Bass on Wednesday and yelled for them to slow down, adding some choice invective. "It makes me feel better," he said when it was pointed out they

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The Feb. 15 R-C Morning Report

February 15, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — It's snowing out this morning and all Carson Valley schools are on a 90-minute delay while Zephyr Cove Elementary is getting its third snow day in two weeks. Chain controls are in effect for Highway 395 from Indian Hills to Bridgeport, along

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Storm’s second round hits Carson Valley

February 14, 2019 — While rain turned to snow above 6,000 feet around lunchtime on Thursday, the rain kept pouring down in Carson Valley, prompting flooding in the East Valley. Deputies reported East Valley Road was being undermined by water flow, but that a Douglas County road crew was

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Rule change affects Klauber hearing

February 14, 2019 — A proposal to cluster development on the Klauber Ranch was protested by residents, who nearly were silenced by a change in county policy last week. The owners of Park Cattle are proposing moving development rights from property located in the south county to a site

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At least April before new manager to be hired

February 14, 2019 — It will be at least April before the Town of Gardnerville is ready to hire a new manager. Town Board members met Tuesday to accept Town Manager Tom Dallaire's resignation. Dallaire has accepted the position of Douglas County community development director effective in March. While

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The Feb. 14 R-C Morning Report

February 14, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Mother Nature is giving Carson Valley a big wet sloppy kiss on the cheek this Valentine's Day morning with steady rain falling across the county.   A gauge in Johnson Lane recording 1.22 inches of rain over the past 24 hours. I

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The Feb. 13 R-C Morning Report

February 13, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — It's going to be soupy today, with rain falling pretty heavily across Carson Valley. The wind speed is in the 30s at the airport with a 50 mph gust just before 6 a.m. The traffic camera at Airport Road and 395 is

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Wet weather swells Valley streams

February 12, 2019 — Heavy rains started mudslides along Foothill Road south of Genoa on Wednesday as a warmer winter storm brought rain to Carson Valley. Rain on snow in the Carson Range sent torrents of water down small streams and drainages along the mountains' base. State and county

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The Feb. 12 R-C Morning Report

February 12, 2019 — Genoa, Nev. — Muller Lane is one of the last valley routes in Western Nevada to still have chain controls. I drove it on Monday, and there's still some ice on the western portion. Less surprising, there are also controls on Kingsbury Grade. Lake Tahoe

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Movies theme for this year’s Carson Valley Days parade

February 11, 2019 — Whether it's "Charley Varrick" or the "The Motel Life," Carson Valley has been a backdrop for movies for decades. The theme for this year's June 8 Carson Valley Days Parade is "Carson Valley Goes to the Movies." Carson Valley Days is produced by the Carson

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Man gets 2-6 years in heroin sales

February 11, 2019 — A former Gardnerville man, who was arrested multiple times on drug charges early last year, received 2-6 years in prison on Monday. Adam J. Guenther, 28, received consecutive 1-3-year sentences after he admitted one count of trafficking and another of sales of a controlled substance.

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