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Attorney-client relationship life long

August 23, 2019

Your case is closed and your relationship with your attorney has concluded. But are your confidences still safe? Yes. Your attorney has certain continuing obligations toward you and remains bound by confidentiality and conflict of...


Remembering 911, 18 years later

August 23, 2019

No one will ever forget the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. That is when 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaida hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in...


Gardnerville resident swims the Bosphours Channel

August 23, 2019

Not everyone has a bucket list, but with Doug Robbins it seems to never end. So on July 21, he competed in the Bosphorus Channel Swim, known as one of the pinnacles in world swimming,...


Raised by the wild in Woodfords

August 23, 2019

She was raised by the wild in Woodfords. It surrounded her as a child and has defined who she has become as a woman. On a windswept mountainside overlooking Carson Valley, Shasta Leonard used the...


Barbecue starts Ruhenstroth house fire

August 23, 2019

A Friday evening cook-out turned into a house fire in Ruhenstroth, south of Gardnerville. Firefighters responded to the structure fire at about 5:20 p.m. Bystanders extinguished the barbecue that started the blaze, but the fire...



$100,000 available to Tahoe nonprofits

August 22, 2019

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority will distribute $100,000 to local nonprofits resulting from the 30th American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament with organizations invited to apply for funding by 4 p.m. Sept. 13. Applications are...


Target shooting blamed in Topaz Ranch Estates fire

August 22, 2019

Gardnerville, Nev. — Target shooting is being blamed for a fire burning in the hills above Topaz Ranch Estates. Acreage on the Canyon Fire was revised to 441 acres after better mapping, according to the...



Lake students to greet new improvements

August 22, 2019

Douglas County’s Lake Tahoe students will return to school Monday to some changes, including the installation of two 18-foot grow domes. The grow domes will support Zephyr Cove’s science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education...


‘The Motel Life’ author speaking at Minden Library

August 22, 2019

Nevada Reads is a statewide book club that invites Nevadans to read selected works of literature and come together in their communities to share the ideas and perceptions inspired by the books they have read....


Fall sports start Friday

August 22, 2019

The Douglas High fall sports seasons gets underway Friday. The cross country teams will host the Douglas Class Races on Friday in Gardnerville. The meet is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start at Lampe Park....



Carson Valley Arts Council releases concert line-up

August 22, 2019

The Carson Valley Arts Council will kick off its 2019-20 Concert Series beginning Oct. 4 bringing diverse local music performers as well as performers from across the country to our local community and schools. Season...



The history of busing in Berkeley

August 22, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris was credited with a political “break out” moment in the June 27 Democratic presidential primary debate by casting herself as “the little girl in California” who “integrated” the Berkeley public schools in...


JoAnne Skelly: Be a responsible recycler

August 22, 2019

In Northern Nevada, many of us have single-stream recycling with curbside pickup. However, in an anti-pollution campaign, China has reduced or eliminated what kind of foreign recyclables and what percent (.5) of contaminated materials it...


September a good month to hit the links

August 22, 2019

August is coming to a close, the new school year is underway, and signs of autumn are in the air. In anticipation of the change of season, Carson Valley Golf Course hosts a “Fall Into...


Letters for Aug. 22, 2019

August 22, 2019

Commissioners have history of obstinate governance Editor: I’m as concerned, disappointed, and worried about the impact the Park/Muller project will have on the rural nature of Douglas County as anyone. But if you step back...


Volunteers hold community together

August 22, 2019

There is now literally a statue to volunteers in Carson Valley. Last week, Genoans dedicated the statue of Lillian Virgin Finnegan in tribute to the Valley’s volunteer spirit. The effort to buy and erect the...