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Authors turn up for book display
Authors turn up for book display

May 25, 2019

Local authors are the stars. “Friends of the Library,” producers, and library staff direct the show. A dozen tables are pre-set by Librarian Luis Davis and the gala kicks off. Orllyene and I set up...


Keeping invasive species out of Lake Tahoe
Keeping invasive species out of Lake Tahoe

May 22, 2019

While it felt like spring had finally arrived, we all know Mother Nature can be fickle, especially at Lake Tahoe. For those who love to play in the snow, it was a fantastic winter, and...


RDA No. 2 is a critical debate

May 22, 2019

We’re going to leave the question of whether Chairman Barry Penzel should resign as chairman to our letter writers. That’s because we don’t want last week’s fracas to overshadow the importance of the debate that...


Letters to the editor for May 23, 2019

May 22, 2019

Don’t confuse Water Co. and county Editor: In reference to Marshall Goldy’s letter to the editor regarding the Pinenut project (Stoneridge Villas Manufactured Home Community). Commissioner Engels was so concerned about the demand on the...



Thinking about a bypass

May 15, 2019

We’ve been writing about Muller Lane Parkway and its predecessor since the county first decided it might be a good idea to route traffic around the twin towns of Minden and Gardnerville. While the proposed...


Letters for May 16
Letters for May 16

May 15, 2019

Too much multi-family approved Editor: The feeling that some of us have that a majority of our Board of County Commissioners no longer serves the interests of Douglas County voters was confirmed with their May...


Clean energy may yet provide common ground
Clean energy may yet provide common ground

May 9, 2019

Progressive Democrats in February rolled out their Green New Deal — a 14-page resolution introduced by New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. While non-binding, it calls for massive public investment in...


County is a creature of the state

May 9, 2019

Some residents in Douglas County are under the impression that county commissioners can do whatever they want. During recent debates we’ve heard calls for a building moratorium and significant increases in impact fees to fund...


Letters to the editor for May 9, 2019
Letters to the editor for May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019

Remembering mom Editor: Our days are warming, and events are offered everywhere like the new shoots of grass springing up in every location. I sometimes feel like Alice in Wonderland before the Cheshire Cat and...


JoAnne Skelly: Timely spring tips
JoAnne Skelly: Timely spring tips

May 3, 2019

With Tax Day gone, it’s safe to prune roses now. Fertilize them lightly with an organic fertilizer, which will feed them gently without encouraging tender growth susceptible to the last few freezes. Fertilize your lawn....


Gotta Dance raises roof for suicide prevention

May 2, 2019

While they watched and cheered on the 10 Gotta Dance 2019 celebrity couples Dancin’ to the Movies on April 5, more than 560 community members “raised the roof” on the Douglas County Community Center and...


Thanks to all our deputies

May 2, 2019

Today peace officers from across the state gather in Carson City to recognize their comrades, who sacrificed everything to protect their communities. Douglas County peace officers carried the baton with two new names for the...


FROLICKING GEESE
FROLICKING GEESE

May 2, 2019

Thanks for supporting guitars for veterans Editor: Guitars for Vets works with the VA health care system to bring the healing power of music to Veterans who are dealing with the stress of being exposed...


Puzzling out public safety

April 25, 2019

While asking for an additional three weeks to make a decision, we think chances are Douglas County isn’t going to move the Sheriff’s Office into the Wool Building located just across Water Street. The building...


Letters to the editor April 25
Letters to the editor April 25

April 25, 2019

ASPIRE moving memorial Editor: ASPIRE Academy High School is proud of the community and school service its students do each year. ASPIRE students are required to select a personal service project that addresses a need...


Letters for April 18
Letters for April 18

April 18, 2019

Can’t see the night for the lights Editor: Moving to town a few years ago, I knew it was going to be almost impossible to see a star-filled night sky. The Gardnerville and Minden light...


Maybe time to dial it back

April 18, 2019

Nearly two years after Douglas County converted land slated for a casino and commercial space in Minden to homes and multi-family housing, work has started on the project at Highway 88 and 395. The project...


Jim Hartman: Student debt causes social, economic problems
Jim Hartman: Student debt causes social, economic problems

April 18, 2019

Last June, the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) was expected to adopt a “modest” 1.8 percent increase in registration fees and nonresident tuition for both 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic...


Showcasing Valley business

April 11, 2019

Today we celebrate Carson Valley’s true heritage at the Business Showcase in Gardnerville. When Genoa was founded in 1851, it was as a trading post, selling food and supplies to those bound for the California...