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Missing man with exposure rescued near Heavenly

February 23, 2018 — A helicopter was used to airlift a missing person from a canyon near Heavenly Ski Resort on Friday morning. Douglas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue helped located the man and a National Guard Black Hawk helicopter hoisted him up at about 8:40 a.m. East Fork

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The Feb. 23 R-C Morning Report

February 23, 2018 —   Genoa, Nev. — The weather knocked the traffic camera at Airport Road and Highway 395 pointing down at the ground, which shows a little snow this morning. If road controls are any indicator, there's slicker roads elsewhere.   Those controls start at 88 and

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Camera thefts lead to 2 arrests

February 22, 2018 — Two people are facing charges related to a Saturday shoplifting incident at the Grant Walmart. Deputies received a report that two men filled a plastic tote with cameras and ran from the store at around 9:25 a.m. A store security officer told deputies they got

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Robber won’t do more time for drugs

February 22, 2018 — A Reno man serving 4-10 years for robbery out of Washoe County received another sentence in Douglas County for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Robert M. Dean, 25, was sentenced in April on the robbery charge and faces consecutive prison term of

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The Feb. 22 R-C Morning Report

February 22, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Radar shows the mass of the incoming snowstorm is still north of Reno as of 6 a.m. A winter-weather advisory is in effect for the Sierra and a big chunk of Western Nevada. Forecasters say we could see snow up until 10

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Stateline hotel murder case must wait on feds

February 21, 2018 — It could be more than a year after the victim's body was discovered before the chief suspect sees the inside of a Douglas County courtroom. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada, a 44-year-old transient indicted in the stabbing death of a Reno man at a Stateline casino, will face

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The Feb. 21 R-C Morning Report

February 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Two of three people allegedly involved in a Saturday shoplifting raid on the Topsy Walmart are scheduled to appear in East Fork Justice Court this afternoon. According to court documents, two men filled a tote with cameras and ran to a waiting

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Redevelopment Area No. 1 repeal begins

February 20, 2018 — The redevelopment area that brought Walmart, Target and Home Depot to Douglas County is on the road to redaction. A full-page ad in Sunday's edition of The Record-Courier announced a March 1 public hearing where county commissioners are scheduled to eliminate Redevelopment Area No. 1.

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The Feb. 20 R-C Morning Report

February 20, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The identity of the pilot in Monday's plane crash could be revealed today. The crash near Indian Hills occurred just after noon when witnesses reported something fell from the aircraft.   A man indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury in a

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The Feb. 19 R-C Morning Report

February 19, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Expect the roads to be slick this Washington's Birthday morning pretty much everywhere you go. Highway 395 near Airport Road has a little snow on it, according to the NDOT traffic cam.   Road controls are in effect on highways 395 and

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Lack of snow brings fire concerns

February 16, 2018 — With half the snowpack of average, and nowhere near where it was this time last year, lack of snow has public lands and fire officials nervous. Lake Tahoe snowmobilers are being asked to ride where there is actually snow. "This winter has been a challenge

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The Feb. 16 R-C Morning Report

February 16, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — A bunch of kids turned up at the dedication of the new Ranchos Aspen Park play equipment on Thursday. They didn't seem to miss the original equipment, which in a few cases might have predated their parents.   Those kids are going

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Fish Springs project wins approval

February 15, 2018 — Like the waters down Pine Nut Creek, concerns about flooding slowed, but didn't stop approval of an 11-unit subdivision in the community in the Pine Nut foothills. County commissioners agreed that a variance for a cul de sac that crosses the flood plain was the

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Zone changes for about 100 units OK’d

February 15, 2018 — Planning commissioners approved a handful of zone changes on Tuesday that will result in about 100 homes across Carson Valley. That's not the net increase, but it's pretty close. The zoning was altered to match master plan amendments approved by the county last year. The

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The Feb. 15 R-C Morning Report

February 15, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Douglas County commissioners have one of the shortest meetings in their history today at Stateline. The only two actual items on the agenda are a presentation on the condition of the county's Tahoe utility fund and another on the Stateline to Stateline

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The Feb. 14 R-C Morning Report

February 14, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — I figure the flower and chocolate shops will be packed today for Valentine's Day, while the restaurants will be doing a rousing business tonight. Tell your beloved how you feel, not just today, but every day. Planning commissioners approved a handful of

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Sold-out Arpaio speech to draw protest

February 13, 2018 — Not everyone who will be in Minden on Sunday will be there to greet former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Some will be there to demonstrate in opposition to the controversial sheriff's sold-out keynote speech at the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Douglas County Republican Central Committee Chairman Dick

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Genoa artist subject of retrospective

February 13, 2018 — When Hans Meyer-Kassel was painting a portrait of the Mason's Hall in Genoa he had company in the form of his young nephew, Bill Brooks. Brooks donated the copyright for the painting to use for Genoa's next Candy Dance poster. Brooks's aunt was Maria Meyer-Kassel's

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Washoe doctor sues tribe over firing

February 13, 2018 — A lawsuit against the Washoe Tribe by a doctor who was dismissed after returning home from military deployment could set a precedent. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Loren Simpson filed suit in U.S. District Court on Jan. 29 after he was fired from his job with

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Zone changes go to county

February 13, 2018 — It will be a busy day on Tuesday for Douglas County planning commissioners as people seek zone changes to match their master plan designations. The oldest of the set is being sought by Genoa resident Ron Bommarito, whose property at 185 Mill St. has been

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