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JoAnne Skelly: Helping monarch butterflies survive
JoAnne Skelly: Helping monarch butterflies survive

July 19, 2019

I just finished Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior,” a heart-wrenching story about monarch butterflies, their migration and the destruction of their habitat. Although fictional, the author provides detailed scientific information about their physiology, migratory behavior, food...


Alpine fire only the beginning

July 18, 2019

A conflagration somewhere in eastern Alpine County is usually the precursor to Carson Valley’s fire seasons. That this year it waited until the middle of July is a testament to the wet winter that just...


July 18 Letters to the Editor
July 18 Letters to the Editor

July 18, 2019

Jeep wasn’t invited to parade Editor: While we appreciate the coverage for the 2019 Genoa Americana Celebration, I was surprised to say the least at the photo of the “motorized Jeep” leading the Parade (July...


July 11 Letters to the Editor
July 11 Letters to the Editor

July 11, 2019

Demand say in redevelopment Editor: An elected government official’s highest duty is to provide funding for basic government services to their constituents: safety (police, fire, emergency medical rescue), infrastructure (roads and flood control), and other...


Some signers of the Declaration did sacrifice all
Some signers of the Declaration did sacrifice all

July 11, 2019

President Trump got what he wanted for July 4 — a patriotic celebration honoring America and featuring the United States’ military branches with aircraft flyovers and fireworks. Trump was at the center of attention speaking...


Not everything’s up to the government

July 11, 2019

Approval of a new Maverik in Gardnerville will bring the total number of convenience store gas stations in Gardnerville to eight. Meanwhile, in Minden construction is under way on a new carwash, which means the...


Remembering a colleague and a friend
Remembering a colleague and a friend

July 4, 2019

I last heard from former Nevada Press Association Director Ande Engelman in February 2018 when she wrote me a nice thank you note for my column about the closing of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza....


Freedoms key to observing the Fourth

July 4, 2019

Today marks a century since the first Fourth of July after the end of World War I. In honor of that date, we turn to the July 4, 1919, edition of The Record-Courier. In it,...


Letters to the Editor for July 4
Letters to the Editor for July 4

July 4, 2019

Amodei commits to health care Editor: Just weeks after our daughter, Elsie, was born, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that affects more than 30,000 people in the U.S., including 220...


Dealing with mental health

June 27, 2019

Two major cases before the Douglas County courts are awaiting mental health evaluations. The defendants in those cases languish in our jail awaiting a spot at Lakes Crossing in Sparks. Douglas County District Judge Tod...


June 27 Letters to the Editor
June 27 Letters to the Editor

June 27, 2019

Thanks for supporting town Editor: The Minden Town Board along with Town Staff would like to thank Model Dairy for their continued partnership during our Carson Valley Days pancake breakfast at Minden Park. We would...


Jim Hartman: President Trump, ‘Tariff Man’
Jim Hartman: President Trump, ‘Tariff Man’

June 20, 2019

The largest economic fear from President Donald Trump’s election was whether his trade obsession and protectionist impulses would overwhelm the benefits of tax reform and deregulation. His proclaiming himself a “Tariff Man” last December should...


Up or down, RDA will be a gamble

June 20, 2019

When you cut through the emotion and the politics, the debate over Redevelopment Area No. 2 really comes down to where the money to support the county comes from. Opponents to the redevelopment agency are...


Letters to the editor for June 20, 2019
Letters to the editor for June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019

Event Center would help Nevada side Editor: I had occasion to spend the afternoon at South Lake Tahoe. What a wonderful afternoon. Boutique shops, art galleries, home furnishings and so many great food choices. It...


Letters to the Editor for June 13
Letters to the Editor for June 13

June 13, 2019

Thank you to those who helped in a tough time Editor: On Jan. 27, 2019, my best friend, Korbin Preston and myself, were in a horrific car accident, where Korbin lost his life and I...


Going all Gardnerville on yearbook

June 13, 2019

While cool and calm prevailed over this past weekend’s Carson Valley Days celebration, sadly the question in people’s minds was “what’s up with that Carson Valley Middle School yearbook?” One of the school’s students got...


Thanks for making the fishing derby a big hit

June 13, 2019

The Kids’ Fishing Derby this year was a huge success. More than 1,200 kids and their families participated in the 30th Annual Derby on June 1-2 in Lampe Park. The bite was good, the weather...



Nevada’s Medicaid budget ballooning
Nevada’s Medicaid budget ballooning

June 6, 2019

Medicaid has the largest budget in Nevada state government. The explosive growth in Medicaid, far different than the limited federal-state health insurance partnership for the “deserving poor’” envisioned by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, now...


Letters to the Editor for June 6, 2019
Letters to the Editor for June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019

Kiwanis club hosts successful event Editor: On May 4, 2019, the Carson Valley Kiwanis Club hosted its inaugural Spring Into Wine 2019 event at the Supper Club at Genoa Lakes Golf Course. The event was...