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Walk encourages awareness of Cystic Fibrosis

May 14, 2018 — Truette Bryce looks like any other eighth-grader at Carson Valley Middle School. She's active, social and enjoys playing volleyball. She may look like a healthy teenager on the outside, but inside she is suffering from a hidden disease known as Cystic Fibrosis. Bryce is one

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Lifepoint went, gave and served community

May 8, 2018 — Dozens of Lifepoint Church members flooded throughout Carson City and Douglas County Saturday with a mission; "Go give serve (and) love." The mission was a community outreach project to go out and serve at various locations for the mere joy of doing it. "It's an

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Jedis return to Minden for Star Wars Day

May 8, 2018 — The force was strong at Minden Park Friday as dozens of Carson Valley residents gathered to celebrate Minden's third annual Star Wars Day. Star Wars Day is celebrated May 4 by Jedi fans around the world. The date is a play on the popular Star

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Pro athlete to speak in Minden on Thursday

May 6, 2018 — Listening to a Ted Talk and journaling started out as a simple class assignment in the Jobs for America's Graduates program at Douglas High School, but soon turned into a mass marketing project for the students to get professional paraplegic athlete Jeremy McGhee to Douglas

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Nevadans faced with choice on 2018 ballot

May 1, 2018 — NV Energy has been the only option Nevada residents have when it comes to purchasing electricity since 1919. At that time, the people of Nevada chose to trust a public utility with the state's power infrastructure and costs. Nevadans knew that it would be most

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Former Partnership director donates $500 to Tahoe Youth

May 1, 2018 — Tahoe Youth and Family Services received $500 in funding Friday from retired Partnership of Community Resources Executive Director Cheryl Bricker. "Cheryl is an asset to this community and really truly cares about the community and the youth," said Tahoe Youth and Family Services Executive Director

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Chamber of Commerce luncheon highlights the power of social media

April 24, 2018 — Marketers are faced with more than 1,000 media outlets from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to LinkedIn, YouTube and WhatsApp and an ever-changing number of tactics, channels and tools to promote their business. The question is, what do you choose? That was the focus at the

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Hold on to your underpants New play coming to Minden’s CVIC Hall

April 19, 2018 — Theo Markes faces an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. Adapted from a 1911 classic German play by Carl Sternheim and rewritten by comedian Steve Martin, the Carson Valley Community Theatre's new production, "The Underpants" is about Theo and Louise Markes, a couple

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Entrepreneurs venture ideas to ‘Shark Tank’

April 17, 2018 — Social media marketing, a franchise pizza parlor and a charter fishing expedition were some of the ideas dangled in front of local business leaders Monday by Douglas High School students in Jill Alley's principles of business and marketing class. The students were participating in their

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A dentist, candy maker and a banker walk into the business showcase…

April 14, 2018 — It's not often that a dentist, chocolate shop and financial agencies are in the same location at once, but during the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce's Business Showcase Thursday, more than 80 businesses conveniently brought their goods and services together for Valley residents to browse

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Tesla offers opportunity to high school students

April 12, 2018 — Full-time employment, attending college and a low cost of living would fulfill most every high school senior's dream when thinking about the future. Tesla representative Chris Reilly announced said dream opportunity to Douglas High School students Monday. Reilly discussed plans for Tesla and its new

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Registration for Kids Fishing derby underway

April 12, 2018 — At least 1,500 young anglers are expected at the 29th annual Kids Fishing Derby, which will be held June 2-3 at Lampe Park. Children 3-12 years of age are eligible for the derby. Kids Fishing Derby fundraiser and sponsorship coordinator Steve Hamilton said everything will

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Mr. DHS creates friendships

April 11, 2018 — More than a decade ago Douglas High School's Leadership Club created Mr. DHS as a way to promote school spirit and break the barriers of cliques. During the 12th annual contest, contestants remain true to that promotion. "I don't think of it as an award,

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Sharing God’s stories

April 11, 2018 — Often times family units break down when a loved one suffers from PTSD, alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, hypersexual disorders and anger. Operation Savannah President Alexander Bischoff said one of the most useful methods of recovery for many disorders is through storytelling. "Recovery begins when

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Mr. DHS bachelors take the stage Friday

April 3, 2018 — Being crowned Mr. DHS means having fun, meeting friends and expressing and embracing unique personalities, said Douglas High School senior Jon Fastabend. Fastabend is one of 14 seniors competing in the 2018 Mr. DHS "The Bachelors" themed pageant Friday at the CVIC Hall in Minden.

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Egg hunt teaches children story of Easter

March 31, 2018 — One…two…three… Go! Dozens of children scattered in all directions in search of the colorful surprises left by the Easter Bunny at Trinity Lutheran Preschool Friday morning. The preschool's supervisor and Raccoon teacher Jacqueline Bertucci said the Easter egg hunt was the highlight after a week

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Scarselli students venture down the rabbit hole

March 29, 2018 — More than 50 first- through fifth-grade students at Scarselli Elementary school had five days to memorize lines for a two-day showing of "Alice in Wonderland." Sponsored by the Carson Valley Arts Council, a team from Missoula Children's Theatre arrived in Gardnerville last week with a

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Douglas motorcycle club pays off school district lunch debt

March 29, 2018 — Motorcycle clubs often receive a reputation of being associated with gangs, violence and crime, but one Douglas County club is trying to portray themselves as the opposite. Douglas County POBOB motorcycle club recently paid off the school district's lunch money debt at all 12 Douglas

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Easter happenings

March 27, 2018 — Easter may be on April Fool's Day this year, but it's no joke that the big bunny will hop into the Valley with eggs and treats while dozens of area churches celebrate with services on Sunday. Children can put their scavenging to the test at

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Crafts and Cocktails mix up Gardnerville

March 27, 2018 — Located in one of Carson Valley's most well-known hotels of the early 1900s, Fun & Feng Shui – Social Crafting & Gift Shop may soon be Gardnerville's new "in" place to be. Daisy Bankofier opened the shop in the Ritchford stables in November offering a

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