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Rain gets early start on Friday

May 25, 2018 — More than half an inch of rain fell in Genoa 5-6:15 a.m. to open a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service on Friday morning. A gauge in Genoa recorded .6 inches fell in a downpour that struck just as a flood watch issued

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Service Saturday for Thomas Mullarkey, skier who was subject of Sierra search

May 25, 2018 — A funeral Mass is Saturday for a California skier who disappeared at Bear Valley in March. Thomas Dennis Mullarkey's body was found May 14, two months to the day after he was reported missing by his wife on March 14 after he failed to return

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The May 25 R-C Morning Report

May 25, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — We're at the pointy end of the spear for a flood watch that took effect at 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. today. If it's any consolation the haft of that spear runs all the way to the Oregon border. Showers and thunderstorms

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Early voting starts Saturday

May 24, 2018 — While the race to replace Sheriff Ron Pierini has been the most dramatic by far this election season, there are also races to replace two other longtime constitutional officers. Voting begins Saturday to determine who will replace Assessor Doug Sonnemann and Public Administrator Claudette Springmeyer.

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Neighbors aid Topaz Lodge clean up

May 24, 2018 — The Topaz Lodge is open for business after a big flood blocked the front entrance of the South County casino. While floodwaters and mud closed the front of the Topaz Lodge, Manager Rick Ross said the casino remained open and customers remained on the main

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Flood warning issued for Topaz Lake area

May 24, 2018 — A flood warning is in effect for the Slinkard Fire burn area near Topaz Lake. A storm cell was expected to arrive with heavy rain over the burn area. “Debris and mud flows are expected to being within minutes after rain develops, moving quickly downhill

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The May 24 R-C Morning Report

May 24, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The Town Hall debates are online now at Record-Courier.com and YouTube. I'll also post the links to election stories we post over the next few weeks leading up to the election.   Today is the last day you can change your registration

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Neighbors help clear mud from Topaz Lodge entrance

May 23, 2018 — While floodwaters and mud closed the front of the Topaz Lodge, Manager Rick Ross said the casino remained open and customers remained on the main floor the entire time. Ross said when the deluge came, they barricaded the front of the casino, but the flood

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Republicans host state, federal candidate forum

May 23, 2018 — With Nevada's third largest voter registration total and the largest Republican majority in the state, Douglas County is an important battleground in the upcoming primary election. On Wednesday, the Douglas County Republican Central Committee is featuring a candidates' forum with 17 of the 30 candidates

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The May 23 R-C Morning Report

May 23, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — The number of candidates seeking nomination for U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and Governor is dizzying. Tonight Douglas County Republicans will have an opportunity to kick some of those candidates' tires at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Doors open at 5

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Smith Valley man in custody after chase through Ruhenstroth

May 22, 2018 — A Smith Valley man who got behind the wheel of his big pickup after getting a dose of fentanyl was arrested after being pursued around Ruhenstroth on Saturday. Douglas County deputies received a report from a medical facility that Jessie Jeffrey was driving despite being

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The May 22 R-C Morning Report

May 22, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — Highway 395 is still closed south of Holbrook Junction this morning after 100-foot long mudslide left 3-4 feet of debris on the highway. According to firefighters, there were 200 people in the Topaz Lodge who took refuge on the second floor after

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Update: Highway 395 reopened after Monday mudslide

May 21, 2018 — Update: Eighteen hours after closing due to a 100-foot mudslide, Highway 395 reopened at 12:25 p.m. Tuesday. A score of workers and 15 pieces of equipment cleared 5-foot deep deposits of mud from the highway overnight, according to Nevada Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Meg Ragonese. “NDOT

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Yerington man killed in Sunridge shooting

May 21, 2018 — A 77-year-old Yerington man who was killed by Douglas County deputies on Saturday night had a history of violence. Jimmy Alan Moss was shot and killed after he reportedly sped out the garage of a Sunridge address and struck a deputy. The victim reported that

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The May 21 R-C Morning Report

May 21, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — I expect to learn the identity of the person who was shot and killed in a confrontation with deputies who responded to Sunridge on Saturday night for a domestic dispute. The injured deputy sounds like he'll recover. Even as investigators were responding

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Centerville roundabout work done

May 20, 2018 — The trick to navigating a roundabout is in the oncoming vehicle's tires. If they're pointed at you, it's coming around. If pointed away, the vehicle is turning before it gets to you. The second roundabout on Highway 88 will be open for business at Centerville

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Genoans dedicate monument to Nevada artist

May 19, 2018 — More than 70 people turned out for the dedication of a monument to Genoa artist Hans Meyer-Kassel on Saturday. Located in front of the Genoa Courthouse Museum, the monument featuring one of Meyer-Kassel's paintings was unveiled by his nephew H. William Brooks and author Jack

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Grouse delisting illegal, judge says

May 18, 2018 — If the bi-state sage grouse had as many lives as its endangered species listing, it wouldn't need one. A federal judge resurrected the possibility of listing the bird in habitats that include the Pine Nut Mountains on Tuesday. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Chief

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Ski pass thief faces probation violation

May 18, 2018 — One of three men who were convicted of selling more than $100,000 in fraudulent ski passes was taken into custody on Monday for an alleged probation violation. Gardnerville resident Mark E. Graham, 22, was granted probation on Aug. 21, 2017, after he admitted to a

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The May 18 R-C Morning Report

May 18, 2018 — Genoa, Nev. — There’s a huge bicycle race that’s going to head up Foothill Road and over Kingsbury this afternoon. If you’re not interested in watching the cyclists, it might be a good idea to avoid that corner of the Valley until the excitement passes.

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