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Rising local author seeks funding support

February 15, 2018 — A new children's book transports readers through a portal and into a digital realm where the Code Wizard and his friendly dog, Codex, introduces children to concepts of computer science. A 2008 Douglas High School graduate and Gardnerville resident, Tracy Francis, has created an adventure

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Children get moving at Douglas County Library

February 13, 2018 — The Douglas County Public Library isn't all books and study groups, a dozen 3-4 year olds proved that while they leaped over alligators, twirled hearts and stretched like cats in the library meeting room Friday. The kids were taking dance lessons from Gardnerville resident and

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Book mobile to hit the road this summer

February 8, 2018 — With the help of the Friends of the Douglas County Library and many local and outside donations, the library expects to go mobile this summer. A bookmobile library service has been a multi-year project of the Rotary Club of Minden and the library as an

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Goat grazing restores Stewart Ranch

February 6, 2018 — After leading a two-year project to manage invasive weeds with managed goat grazing, the Washoe Tribe sponsored a tour of Stewart Ranch to showcase the results Thursday. "Stand up straight, ground your feet into the dirt and connect to the earth. This is a celebration

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Pep rally brings Douglas High School together for fun and support

February 1, 2018 — Students paired up and relayed through hoops and cones while wearing giant plastic bubbles during Douglas High School's winter homecoming pep rally Wednesday. The race was one of many activities in celebration of winter sports and upcoming games. During the rally the 24 homecoming king

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Students receive hands-on experience

February 1, 2018 — Douglas High School students in Jill Alley's business management class made connections with two local businesses recently. Junior Diego Solis partnered with Pulse Fitness and senior Paul Costelo partnered with Edward Jones financial services. The partnerships were part of a class project that encourages students

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Cookie gives first lessons

January 30, 2018 — Everyone loves "Cookie," the horse that recently joined Kids and Horses therapeutic center. The black and white Gypsy Vanner which looks like an Oreo cookie dunked in a glass of milk, was brought to the center last August and began giving lessons earlier this month.

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New Adult Education facility open

January 28, 2018 — Completing high school doesn't always work out for some due to various reasons, but that doesn't mean they should be deprived of a diploma or high school equivalency. Douglas County School District's Adult Education classes are designed to help adults achieve their goals and the

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Homecoming court to showcase dance moves

January 28, 2018 — Dancing in front of your peers can be frightening, but the 24 nominees making up Douglas High School's winter homecoming court are excited to showcase their moves. "It's nerve racking because we have to dance in front of the whole school, but it's exciting at

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Senior Health Fair draws a crowd

January 27, 2018 — Gardnerville resident Joanne Moore began to drift into a peaceful state as Dr. Susan Barry gently touched her head, neck and shoulders at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center Friday. Barry, Heart to Heart president, was giving Moore a Reiki massage — an energy

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Leadership students raise funds for local nonprofits

January 25, 2018 — Pau-Wa-Lu leadership students donated $500 to two Douglas County nonprofit organizations Wednesday. Every year leadership students at the school participate in a community service project and raise funds through school events to support local charities. This year the students supported DAWG and Tahoe Youth and

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ASPIRE Academy stands with Vegas through blood drive

January 23, 2018 — More than 30 people donated blood in the United Services Blood Mobile at ASPIRE Academy on Monday in honor of the victims and families of the October Las Vegas mass shooting. Students at the school organized the donations for a community service project. "The whole

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Animal shelter changes lives

January 23, 2018 — One simple act of kindness can make a difference in a pet's life and today couldn't be a more fitting day to do just that. Today is "Change a Pet's Life Day." "Change a Pet's Life Day" was created for nationwide recognition of homeless pets

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New Douglas High principal looks back on first semester

January 23, 2018 — After longtime Principal Marty Swisher, transferred to ASPIRE Academy at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, Douglas High School had some big shoes to fill. With a semester behind him, Joe Girdner said he is adjusting well and is honored to be in the

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Blue Angels pay advance visit

January 16, 2018 — Since 1946, the Navy Blue Angels have zoomed across the sky for more than 500 million fans across the country and are expected to thrill Minden during the 2018 Aviation Roundup Oct. 13-14 at Minden-Tahoe Airport. The Navy Blue Angels is a flight exhibition team

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Project Santa hits 30-year milestone through community involvement

January 13, 2018 — Last year was a milestone for Project Santa Claus in celebrating 30 years of service and dedication to more than 20,500 children. It also was a year of change as five service clubs in the Carson Valley came together as one to take on the

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Douglas student represents county at national leadership conference

January 11, 2018 — Among more than 700 students from across the country, Douglas High School junior McKinna Jackson was in shock when she was chosen to represent the school at the National Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C., last November. "I wanted to cry, I was pretty excited,"

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How you know if you are a Carson Valley local

January 10, 2018 — As locals, we can all agree that the Carson Valley is a great place to live, but what makes  it special and why do residents call it home? To get an inside look, we posted this fill-in-the-blank on our Facebook page in January and received

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Santa makes a surprise visit at Alpine school

December 23, 2017 — Alpine Early Learning Center's preschool children were in the middle of singing "Here comes Santa Claus," during the center's Christmas Celebration Thursday, when to their surprise, St. Nick himself walked into their school. "Do you know what today is," Santa asked the children. "Today is

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Churches harmonize Christmas meaning

December 21, 2017 — "Oh Come All Ye Faithful," and "Silent Night" will be heard at more than a dozen Douglas County churches this weekend in preparation for Christmas. Services provide an opportunity to reflect on what Christmas is about and coming together to celebrate. "It's just a holy

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