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No better way to recognize community

November 14, 2019

What a spectacular evening. From the time we opened the doors to the very end, “It’s Time to Shine,” the 2019 Community Recognition Awards was an evening to remember. We want to thank the many...


We raise cattle to eat them

November 14, 2019

On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners took up the issue of a meat-processing operation on the old Storke Dairy in Centerville. We have no idea what Wednesday’s vote will be as of this writing. Commissioners are...


Letters to the Editor for Nov. 14, 2019

November 14, 2019

Trick or Treat Safety Street a success Editor: Trick or Treat Halloween Safety Street was such a wonderful success because of all the businesses and non-profits that sponsor the event and/or come out and decorate...


Letters for Nov. 7, 2019

November 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: The Record-Courier received a significant number of letters regarding the proposed slaughterhouse. Our apologies to anyone who was missed. Attack ads not worth consideration Editor: In the Oct. 31 Record-Courier, we got the...


Shizuru’s statements are puzzling

November 7, 2019

Jeanne Shizuru’s statements in her paid advertisement on page 8 of the Oct. 26 edition of The R-C are very puzzling especially because she is the wife of Commissioner Dave Nelson, whose job it is...


Which strike force?

November 7, 2019

There are two very different organizations claiming to be taxpayers strike forces vying for the attention of Douglas County residents. Last week, one of those organizations was responsible for an advertisement that pointed out activist...



Letters for Oct. 31, 2019

October 31, 2019

Not a tiny minority Editor: In reading Mark Forsberg’s one-page advertisement. (Yes, it was an ad.) I’m curious as to where he gets his 1 percent of the population, as everyone that I’ve talked with...


Park proposal alters the master plan

October 31, 2019

The Park master plan amendment is a bad deal for Douglas County. It’s a mystery why three commissioners, who campaigned on support for our plans, voted for it. But due to irregularities in noticing that...


The land we love the best

October 31, 2019

Anyone who was a school child in Nevada during the 1960s remembers when Halloween suddenly became a day off. While the reason for all that was pretty obvious to those who grew up in Western...



Slow growth is working for county

October 24, 2019

The Douglas County Growth Management Ordinance enacted in 2007 stipulates a maximum number of allowable allocations for building permits each year. The number of actual building permits issued by the county since then has been...


Park project not in public interest

October 24, 2019

The Park Ranch Holdings proposed development for up to 2,500 homes near the future Muller Parkway is not in the public interest, nor does it meet the required findings for a master plan amendment. The...


Letters to the editor for Thrusday, Oct. 24, 2019

October 24, 2019

Who are the Concerned Citizens of Douglas County? Editor: In the Oct. 10 issue of The Record-Courier an article appeared regarding Mark Gardner’s announcement for candidacy for Douglas County commissioner. Having no prior knowledge of...


Rebalancing the Ninth Circuit

October 24, 2019

With impeachment dominating in the House, Senate Republicans are focused on approving more nominations of federal judges. The Senate has already confirmed more than 150 judicial nominees since President Trump took office. Notably, Trump has...


Wild horse and burro plan not a way forward

October 17, 2019

On Sept. 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $35 million for a massive reduction of America’s relatively minor wild horse/burro herds scattered throughout the West. Through an arrogant misinformation blitz, including the film “Horse Rich...


High winds usually kill power here

October 17, 2019

News from California’s public safety outage was so widespread that NV Energy felt the need to send an email to its customers saying they had no plans to follow suit. But that’s not to say...


Letters to the Editor for Oct. 17

October 17, 2019

Genoa making land grab? Editor: At the Oct. 3 meeting of the Douglas Board of County Commissioners, Town Manager J.T. Chevallier presented an annexation scheme, aka ordinance 2019-1560, to add 78.46 acres to the town’s...


Oct. 10, 2019, Letters to the Editor

October 16, 2019

Is growth stoppable? Editor: Can someone explain to me how current commissioners or candidates can “stop development”? Douglas County has been planning on growth for years, and there is land designated for that growth —...


Master plan road show

October 10, 2019

A half dozen public meetings during the course of 45 days are scheduled to discuss the Douglas County master plan and a proposed agreement with Park Holdings. It seems fitting that the master plan road...