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Man arrested after backing into deputy’s leg

November 15, 2018 — An accused reckless driver was arrested near the Grant Avenue in Gardnerville on Wednesday evening. David E. Baxley, 31, faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge out of East Fork Justice Court. He was booked in lieu of $25,000. Baxley was arrested after he

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County approves 911 surcharge

November 15, 2018 — A 50-cent increase in the 911 surcharge was approved by the Douglas County commission 4-1 on Thursday. The increase will affect individual cell phones, home phones and trunk lines and will go to fund the Douglas County Emergency 911 system. Commissioner Dave Nelson was the

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The Nov. 15 R-C Morning Report

November 15, 2018 — County commissioners will discuss the second reading of the 911 surcharge at their Lake Tahoe meeting in Stateline 1:30 p.m. today.  The other big issue at today's Lake meeting will be discussion of vacation home rentals survey and possibly taking the temperature for expanding those

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Sheridan Fire station needs volunteers

November 14, 2018 — An effort is underway to bring volunteers back to The East Fork Fire District's rural fire stations. Concerns from neighbors after a leaf burn resulted in the destruction of a Sheridan Acres home prompted the district to seek recruits in the outlying areas. Rumors regarding

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The Nov. 13 R-C Morning Report

November 13, 2018 — A project consisting of three 32-unit triplexes north of Sunridge is up before the planning commission of a tentative subdivision map at the 1 p.m. today at the CVIC Hall. Also before the planning commissioners is a two-year extension of a fish farm south of

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Valley residents gathering donations for Paradise victims

November 11, 2018 — A horrific 105,000-acre fire that has essentially destroyed a Northern California town has prompted a Gardnerville restaurant to gather supplies for the residents of Paradise. As of Saturday night, Cal Fire was reporting 23 civilians dead and 6,713 homes and businesses destroyed in the fire

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Fish farm seeks two more years

November 10, 2018 — A proposed fish farm could get started somewhere with a commercial hatchery as early as January 2019. However, that spot will not be in Carson Valley, according to a request for another two-year extension by Nevada Sea Dreams to build their 270,000 square foot fish

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Carson Valley salutes veterans

November 10, 2018 — From school children singing to raising a really big flag to feeding hundreds, there's just too much love for veterans in Carson Valley to be contained in one just one day. Sunday marks not only Veterans Day, but the centennial of its predecessor, Armistice Day,

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The Nov. 9 R-C Morning Report

November 9, 2018 — Marines will be gathering at noon today at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Building to celebrate the 243rdbirthday of their service with cake, coffee and a message from the Commandant.  Serving, veteran and retired Marines are all welcome.   Douglas High School theater students' one-act

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The Nov. 8 R-C Morning Report

November 8, 2018 — Around three-score veterans attended Gardnerville Elementary School's assembly and another dozen were at Sierra Lutheran High School on Wednesday. The schools are getting a head start on Veterans Day observances.   The Douglas County Community & Senior Center runs the flag up its brand new

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Douglas turnout state’s second highest

November 7, 2018 — With the second highest turnout in the state, Douglas County voters led the other rural counties in trying to stem the Silver State's blue tide. Only Eureka's 860 active voters had a higher turnout than Douglas, which reported 74.08 percent to the Nevada Secretary of

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Moving Wall organizer named citizen of the year

November 7, 2018 — One of the most dramatic experiences in Carson Valley during 2018 was the arrival of the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall. East Side Memorial Park's Nadia Sandoval arranged for the wall to come to Minden, taking on all the tasks from approaching the wall's organizers to

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The Nov. 7 R-C Morning Report

November 7, 2018 — At roughly 75 percent, turnout in Douglas County was pretty impressive for a mid-term, though hardly a record. The vote in 2010 was slightly higher, so it will go in the books as the second best turnout in the 21stCentury. If you think your vote

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Jones to don East Fork judicial robes

November 7, 2018 — In the hardest fought Douglas County race of the general election, Gardnerville attorney Cassandra Jones edged out Erik Levin for East Fork Justice of the Peace. According to results issued Tuesday night, Jones received 56 percent of the vote. "I'm overwhelmed by the support I

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Accused hotboxers end Sunday drive in hoosegow

November 6, 2018 — Two men, who were allegedly witnessed enjoying a marijuana cigarette during a Sunday afternoon drive down Highway 395, were taken into custody after a traffic stop in Minden. A passenger in another vehicle reported smelling marijuana while stopped at the Topsy Lane light. When he

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The Nov. 6 R-C Morning Report

November 6, 2018 — I hear there was a robocall going out in the East Fork Justice of the Peace race. I'm not surprised. Cassandra Jones and Erik Levin raised $93,000 in that race and most of that has been expended.   But all those efforts by all those

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County fires up vacation rental hotline

November 5, 2018 — While residents appear to slightly favor vacation rentals countywide, that might not extend to East Fork Township, where they are currently prohibited. Douglas County commissioners will hear on Nov. 15 the results of a web survey conducted to determine residents' desire to expand the county's

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The Nov. 5 R-C Morning Report

November 5, 2018 — More than 43 percent of Douglas County's active voters have cast a ballot in the General Election. According to the Douglas County Clerk's Office 15,377 ballots have been cast early or absentee. Turnout is the percentage of active voters who turn out but there are

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Voters line up as Election Day looms

November 3, 2018 — In the final finance reporting before Election Day, lead fundraiser Erik Levin listed $62,643 in contributions and $61,502 in expenditures during his pursuit of the East Fork Justice of the Peace robes. Friday was the deadline to report campaign finances for the year. Levin and

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Man in motorcycle shootout kicked in Ranchos door

November 3, 2018 — Before he was wanted in the armed robbery of a Carson City yogurt shop, a man who was killed in a running shootout with Lake Tahoe Police was being sought in a Gardnerville Ranchos home invasion. Billy Jo Johnson, 34, was killed in Meyers on

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