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The Nov. 20 R-C Morning Report

November 20, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — Today is the last day to donate to the Meals on Wheels Senior Gift Bags at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center sponsored by Young at Heart. Tuesday’s flood session wasn’t exactly...


Douglas outskirts getting paper Census

November 19, 2019

While most Douglas County residents will receive a mailed notice encouraging them to participate in the U.S. Census online, some in the more remote corners will also receive a paper questionnaire. On Monday, the Census...



Valley man admits felony DUI in collision

November 19, 2019

A former Ruhenstroth man admitted he was drunk when he was involved in a collision that could send him to prison for up to 15 years. Bradley Owen Lundin, 65, pleaded guilty to a subsequent...


The Nov. 19 R-C Morning Report

November 19, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — I’ve heard from at least one local business that someone is passing fake C-notes around town. They’re not hard to spot, but if you get a stack of hundreds for some reason,...


Garden domes arise at Zephyr Cove

November 18, 2019

With the support of the Zephyr Cove Elementary School Parent Club and a generous donation from Lisa Maloff, Amy Cranch volunteered to organize the construction of two 18-foot garden domes which are now in place...


TRPA hosting ‘Loop Road’ open house

November 18, 2019

Following the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board’s decision to approve the Highway 50 Revitalization Plan last year, planning alternatives are now coming into focus on the project. TRPA is inviting the public to an...


The Nov. 18 R-C Morning Report

November 18, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — In honor of flood awareness week, it might actually rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. It would be about time. I’m getting tired of hooking up the hoses to water every day and...


Minden drug dealer admits felonies

November 15, 2019

One of the residents of a County Road home arrested in a drug raid admitted to two felony counts on Tuesday. Jerold Melton Brewer, 48, entered a guilty plea to counts of trafficking and sales...


Man arrested in domestic battery

November 15, 2019

An Indian Hills man was taken into custody on Nov. 9 after a woman reported receiving a text for help. Joshua Ian McCarthy, 36, was taken into custody after deputies found him walking barefoot down...


Farmers Bank achieves rare rating

November 15, 2019

The historic Bently Farmers Bank renovation in Minden resulted in the only building in the state to achieve platinum certification under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Commercial Interiors rating system. General contractor Miles...


Massive tree trucked into Heavenly Village

November 15, 2019

“Eat your heart out Rockefeller,” yells Kenny Curtzwiler, owner of Ski Bum Family Inc. as a 63-foot tree is lowered by crane into Heavenly Village. The community tree is the brainchild of Heavenly Village owner...


Flood awareness event Tuesday

November 15, 2019

Today might see the end of a two-month dry spell just in time for a flood awareness event in Gardnerville. Flood Awareness Week continues through Friday. In observance of the week, Douglas County and the...


Sheriff announces promotions

November 15, 2019

On Wednesday Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley promoted Deputy Steven Schultz to the rank of Investigator. Schultz has more than 36 years of law enforcement experience in Nevada and California. The State of Nevada Police...


Good tools make a job easier

November 15, 2019

On, off, on, off… That’s what I keep doing with our irrigation and hoses as the daytime temperatures stay warm, but with nighttime temperatures below freezing. On, water; off, open spigots and hoses and drain...


The Nov. 15 R-C Morning Report

November 15, 2019

Genoa, Nev. — Douglas High School drama students start their 8th annual 1-Act Play Festival 7 p.m. today at the school’s drama room. Admission to the plays tonight is $10 at the door. The matinee is...




TOPS celebrates 20th birthday

November 14, 2019

In 1999, in a room over Sharkey’s Casino, the Take Off Pounds Sensibly, TOPS Chapter No. 141 was formed. The 20th anniversary finds that chapter alive and well and serving 25-plus members who now meet...


County commissioner’s outburst gets online traction

November 14, 2019

A Carson Valley woman, who was yelled at by Douglas County Commissioner John Engels last week, said she didn’t feel threatened, but that she did feel the outburst was unwarranted. Danna Meyer asked for an...