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Jan. 23 Letters to the Editor

January 23, 2020

Tahoe Youth & Family Services has new programs Editor: The years of 2018-19 were years of endings and new beginnings. Tahoe Youth & Family Services faced a lot of change. As we all know, change...


Couple makes Ducks Unlimited magazine

January 23, 2020

North County residents John and Patti Larson were featured in the latest edition of Ducks Unlimited Magazine. They’ve run the annual Carson Valley Ducks Unlimited fundraising dinner, which is Feb. 1, for eight years. John...


First judge’s race in a spell

January 23, 2020

One of the reasons judges have their own filing period is because races for judicial seats are expensive and fraught with the potential for pitfalls. Under Nevada law, candidates for judge may not begin building...


Jan. 16 Letters to the Editor

January 16, 2020

Commissioners should listen Editor: At the Jan. 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting, remarks I made at a Planning Commission meeting were called out by Commissioner Wes Rice. My remarks concerned the BOCC overriding the...


Ranchos barn is history

January 16, 2020

The 80-year-old barn that has been a landmark visible from the northern entrance to the Gardnerville Ranchos was torn down without much fanfare on New Year’s Eve. We’ve done some digging and the barn, besides...


Is Klobuchar the Goldilocks alternative?

January 12, 2020

Thirteen Democratic presidential candidates qualified with the Nevada Democratic Party for the Feb. 22 caucuses, with only Michael Bloomberg failing to file. In reality, the Democratic field is now winnowed to five candidates who satisfied...


Playing the long game

January 12, 2020

You can tell when individuals in the marketplace are betting on something by their reaction to potential government regulation. We’ve seen this happen nationally with perceived threats to the Second Amendment during the previous administration...


Letter to the Editor for Jan. 9

January 12, 2020

Power hungry Democrats don’t care about citizens Editor: The Democrats care more about holding onto their power and hatred for the president, than the best interest of the nation. Impeachment calls started on the first...


Definition of news

January 2, 2020

You’d think it would be easy to prognosticate a year dubbed 2020. But even with 2020 vision figuring out what’s going to happen over the next year is beyond the range of any crystal ball...


Letters for Jan. 2, 2020

January 2, 2020

Work together to benefit all of Douglas County Editor: Last year, was a challenging year for Douglas County. We experienced a bitterly divided County Commission. We experienced special interest groups and residents that seem to...


Plans for prosperity underwent public process

December 26, 2019

I am writing to provide a clear summary of the public process which occurred during the adoption of the Plan for Prosperity by the Towns of Minden and Gardnerville. The Plan for Prosperity designated certain...


Dec. 12 Letters to the Editor

December 21, 2019

Carson Valley robbed of its innocence Editor: Dec. 3 marked a very sad day in Carson Valley history. Commissioners Penzel, Walsh, and Rice voted in favor of transferring 1,044 acres of receiving area owned by...


Valley residents bring charity

December 21, 2019

Carson Valley residents hate taxes but love giving, and nowhere was that more clear than at Friday’s annual Share Your Christmas Drive-by Food Drive. The 239,930 pounds of food donated at the Carson Valley Inn...


Dec. 19 Letters to the Editor

December 21, 2019

Growth’s impacts on transportation Editor: Having lived in several other areas in my past before moving to the semi-rural Douglas County I have seen some growth and its effects. One of those things that has...


Lucky No. 24 Parade of Lights

December 12, 2019

Let’s just say it. We got soooo lucky on Parade of Lights night this year. The forecast said it was going to rain and at 2:45 in our neighborhood it was pouring and our float...


’Tis the season

December 12, 2019

It was so foggy for Gardnerville’s Christmas Kickoff the fireworks looked sort of like flashing lights under a plastic container. But the Sierra Bellringers and both children’s dance groups helped stave off the chill brought...


Letters for Dec. 5, 2019

December 10, 2019

VFW Post 8583 thankful for Buddy Poppy drive help Editor: Once again VFW Post 8583 would like to thank the generous folks of Carson Valley for making our Veterans Day Buddy Poppy drive very successful....


What’s next with Park?

December 5, 2019

With county commissioners’ approval of the swap of 1,044 acres of receiving area and a development agreement for the Park property north of Minden, the question is what’s next? While the agreement settles a lawsuit...


Thankful it’s not worse

November 28, 2019

It has been 110 years since the good people of Gardnerville tried to build a railroad from the V&T depot in Minden. In 1909, Gardnerville residents raised $5,000 and donated right-of-way for the train and...


Letters to the editor for Nov. 28

November 28, 2019

Public policy not property Editor: Re: “Fairway Fight” (R-C Nov. 23) — there is a misquote in the story that creates a major false impression. I’m quoted as saying “This is good public property.” What...