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Wait for leaves to leave to prune

September 13, 2019

Gardeners ask me if it’s time to prune. Late summer and early fall pruning can encourage new growth, which will not have time to harden off before freezes occur. If freeze damage happens, the health...


Letters for Sept. 12, 2019

September 12, 2019

Judicial center should take precedence Editor: We were recently given a tour of the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center on Buckeye. Retired Justice Tom Perkins led an effort well over a year ago...


County’s mistake could end up being a good thing

September 12, 2019

It’s ironic that the county’s mistakes in processing the 2,500-unit Park development proposal would turn out to be a good thing. Why? Because they give the county an opportunity to correct the greater mistake of...


Time to slow master plan update

September 12, 2019

If county commissioners really want to slow down the update to the master plan, they need to make that clear to staff soon. On Tuesday, planning commissioners were told that a special meeting around Oct....


Building on flood lawsuit result

September 5, 2019

We know not everyone who signed onto a lawsuit against the county in the wake of the 2015 floods was happy with the results. In it’s press release announcing the lawsuit, attorneys claimed the county...


Wanting to go back and erase everything

September 5, 2019

The large plastic envelope holding my night’s work slips out of my grip and slides under the car. Anger and angst pummel my chest. As on every Tuesday and Thursday morning for the three weeks...


Letters to the editor for Sept. 5, 2019

September 5, 2019

Gathering for charity Editor: The 10th annual “All 4 Charity” King Crab & Steak Cookout was at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. Proceeds from this year’s dinner support MEFIYI (Me-for-Incredible-Youth) 2019-20 school year...


Simon says get one from the vault

August 29, 2019

When I get an item about a former Douglas resident I habitually do a little research, and sometimes that sparks a memory. On Monday, I learned that former Tiger Daniel S. Judd joined the Allison...


Parkway has had a long, winding path

August 29, 2019

It will be almost a quarter century on the dot since Douglas County commissioners voted to move Muller Lane Parkway closer to Minden and Gardnerville. At a September 1994 meeting, commissioners took a look at...


Letters to the Editor for Aug. 29

August 29, 2019

What about Centerville? Editor: I have been reading all of these articles in this paper, about the Park property proposal, and the development of thousands of new homes in our valley. Also included in this...


The history of busing in Berkeley

August 22, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris was credited with a political “break out” moment in the June 27 Democratic presidential primary debate by casting herself as “the little girl in California” who “integrated” the Berkeley public schools in...


Letters for Aug. 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

Commissioners have history of obstinate governance Editor: I’m as concerned, disappointed, and worried about the impact the Park/Muller project will have on the rural nature of Douglas County as anyone. But if you step back...


Volunteers hold community together

August 22, 2019

There is now literally a statue to volunteers in Carson Valley. Last week, Genoans dedicated the statue of Lillian Virgin Finnegan in tribute to the Valley’s volunteer spirit. The effort to buy and erect the...


Bewildered by approval of Park agreement

August 15, 2019

I imagine many Douglas County residents share my bewilderment at the county’s approval of a development agreement with the Parks that would allow 2,500 new homes here in exchange for little apparent public benefit. Using...


Letters to the editor, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

August 15, 2019

Park project problematic Editor: The special Douglas County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Aug. 6 delivered a stage-managed gift to the Park family. Park was allowed to transfer their residential receiving area from Topaz...


Muller not a freeway

August 15, 2019

A 1964 Record-Courier story reporting a state representative’s comments about a bypass around Minden and Gardnerville by 1972 wasn’t really about Muller Lane Parkway. That envisioned bypass ran along the base of the Pine Nuts...


Here comes another school year

August 8, 2019

The sounds of the Douglas Tiger Marching Band have been wafting over the fields of Minden since Monday; meanwhile the Tigers football team will be gearing up today to practice on their new field. We’re...


Letters to the editor for Aug. 8, 2019

August 8, 2019

Volunteering has many benefits Editor: Volunteering can be difficult given our busy lives; but if you can make the time for it, the benefits can be quite impactful. I volunteer with several organizations for various...


Letters for Aug. 1, 2019

August 1, 2019

Good governance not a luxury Editor: Over the last several months there have been several letters to the editor and other mailings by individuals within our community making false accusations and disparaging comments regarding an...


Miss Nevada interns with Douglas County

August 1, 2019

In my capacity as editor of The Record-Courier I get press releases from folks all the time. For me, occasionally, it’s more interesting to see who the contact person is than the actual information provided....