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Attorneys’ role in upholding judicial ethics

January 24, 2020

Attorneys constitute an inseparable part of the judicial system and, as such, they serve a vital role in guarding its integrity and objectivity. This duty includes upholding judicial canons, both in the courtroom and outside...


Last call for Adele’s in Carson City

January 24, 2020

A beautiful piece of Carson City history may soon be — history. The former Adele’s restaurant, that popular upscale eatery that graced North Carson Street since 1977, could soon be razed to enlarge the gas...


Civil conduct in an incivil time

January 24, 2020

You have to be living on a mountain with no electronic devices to escape the tsunami of partisan vitriol that is overtaking our nation, triggered by the impeachment trial and the upcoming presidential election. Both...


Douglas courts seeking interpreters

January 24, 2020

A trial that will take up most of next month will require several interpreters working up to eight hours a day for 15 days. The impending trial of Juan Gabriel Ramirez-Vargas on charges of sexually...


County seeks lower Stateline rent

January 24, 2020

Douglas County commissioners are hoping to find some affordable housing for their meetings at Lake Tahoe. The county currently pays $50,000 a year rent on the room in the Tahoe Transportation Center where commissioners were...


Douglas sticker brings home award

January 24, 2020

Douglas County’s award-winning “I Voted” sticker was a collaboration between the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office and a Nevada graphic designer. State Reprographics Supervisor Megan Starr proposed the sticker and adding a Braille component. “She presented...


Tahoe path extension public comment opens

January 24, 2020

A draft decision has been issued by the U.S. Forest Service on extending a path from Sand Harbor to Spooner Junction along the Highway 28 corridor. The extension will bring the path into the northwest...


JoAnne Skelly: A design challenge

January 24, 2020

My friend Cathy asked me for some low-maintenance plant ideas for a north-facing planter up against a garage wall, next to a walkway. She doesn’t want to have to prune wayward branches or deadhead too...


Snow didn’t survive long

January 23, 2020

Despite last week’s big storm, this winter has been drier and warmer than last year. With only a week left in January, the Carson River basin only has 94 percent of its average snowpack and...


Cookies and live music on tap for February

January 23, 2020

“Cookies with Evelyn,” a Valentine cookie decorating class with artist Evelyn Yonkers, is 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1. The event will cover tips and tricks for creating beautiful valentine cookie designs, and Yonkers brings...


New rules affect navigable waters

January 23, 2020

New federal rules to protect navigable waters promise to provide the certainty farmers and ranchers need to maintain agricultural production and enhance the land under their care, California Farm Bureau Federation officials said. On Thursday,...


Learning about the Kirman Fields

January 23, 2020

I have been spending time with Bob Ellison the last few weeks in preparation for this journal and several to come. I think we have some great history to pass to you. So, keep reading...


Dinner gong brings eagles

January 23, 2020

Every indication is that the guests of honor of this year’s Eagles and Agriculture event are in Carson Valley looking for a meal. Audubon bird counters spotted a handful of eagles on the last day...


Roundtable discusses fire and climate

January 23, 2020

Free presentations on fire conditions, community safety and climate impact at Lake Tahoe are scheduled for 8-11 a.m. Jan. 27 in Stateline. Cal Fire Sacramento Staff Chief Chris Anthony, National Weather Service Los Angeles Incident...


Wastewater plant work delayed to May

January 23, 2020

One of the biggest public works projects under way in Carson Valley is the $9.3 million expansion of the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. Contractor Farr Construction was supposed to be done in October 2019...


Photo Club picks best of 2019

January 23, 2020

Soon-to-be Photo Club Past President Sandy Jonkey and her husband Bill spent their morning setting up the room and decorating for last month’s Christmas party. A flat screen television was used to display the nearly...


Victim identified in Genoa collision

January 22, 2020

A Genoa man succumbed to injuries sustained in a New Year’s Eve collision with Trimmer Outpost in Genoa. Martin Hubbard, 82, was identified as the driver of a 2010 gold Lexus that left Main Street...


We are no longer slaves

January 18, 2020

Some folks have some difficulty accepting and appreciating the new “contemporary” Christian music. I confess, I’ve been “guilty as charged!” I did that for a long time until I started to listen more to the...



Service Feb. 1 for Gardnerville icon

January 18, 2020

It wasn’t that long ago that the first week of January would see Sharkey’s put on a big feast for Serbian Christmas, featuring its key organizer, Mashelle Begovich. On Monday, the businesswoman, humanitarian and fight...