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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...


County manager ready to serve Douglas
County manager ready to serve Douglas

April 11, 2019

Editor’s Note: County Manager Patrick Cates wrote this letter to county employees. I am thrilled to be part of this great organization. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me and my family. Most...


395 work in works

April 3, 2019

It has been 16 years since Highway 395 through Gardnerville was repaved, and it shows. More than 20,000 vehicles travel what we affectionately know as Main Street every day. We agree with County and Regional...


Letters for April 4, 2019
Letters for April 4, 2019

April 3, 2019

No sanctuary state in Nevada Editor: Local law enforcement would detain criminals found to be counterfeiting United States currency, a violation of federal law. Yet Assembly Bill 281, presented to the Nevada Legislative Judiciary Committee...


Those on the spectrum just want to be accepted
Those on the spectrum just want to be accepted

April 3, 2019

When I tell people that my son has autism, I can usually expect one of a few different responses. “I’m sorry,” or “He doesn’t look autistic,” or “That must be so hard,” are the most...


Opportunity Scholarships deserve funding

March 27, 2019

In business, the careful evaluation of opportunity costs can make all the difference in profit and loss. It considers forfeiting gains among the alternatives. In education, there also are opportunity costs, too, and a critical...