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The Nov. 27, 2020, R-C Morning Report

Genoa, Nev. — The Northern Mono Chamber of Commerce is gathering donations for the more than 100 family displaced by the Mountain View Fire in Walker. You can send donations to NMCC, 106651 Highway 395,...


Coronavirus spike testing health care limits

A combined 309 new coronavirus cases were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday, driving the number of active cases to 349, according to Carson City Health and Human Services. Douglas County Emergency Manager Tod Carlini reported...


County approves fourth code enforcement officer

A fourth code enforcement officer was approved for hire by Douglas County commissioners, who balked at investing too much into vacation home rental enforcement. County Manager Patrick Cates also sought an administrative assistant and the...


Donors earn Park Ranch endowment gift for Dangberg

The 2020 fundraising campaign benefitting the nonprofit that cares for the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park recently achieved a significant goal after supporters gave more than $54,000. The donations were enough to earn a $50,000...



Valley puts the giving into Thanksgiving

A drive-through Thanksgiving lunch at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center served 297 meals on Wednesday and collected $1,200 in donations. Gift and angel trees are springing up at businesses all over Carson Valley,...



Alpine author issues third book in Genoa Cemetery series

She has always been intrigued by cemeteries. Local historian and author Karen Dustman would look at headstones and wonder “Who were these people? What were their lives like?” She was willing to deeply and thoroughly investigate to...


State taking down some flashing warning lights

In the movie “Starman,” Jeff Bridges expresses an alien observer’s take on how traffic signals work. “I watched you very carefully,” he said to his human passenger. “Red light — stop. Green light — go....



Wreaths Across America returns in December

Carson Valley’s two major cemeteries hope to raise sufficient funds to place live wreaths on the graves of nearly 600 veterans on Dec. 19. Wreaths Across America is a nationwide remembrance conducted in 50 states,...


Walker poet loses life in Mountain View fire

Eastern Sierra poet Sallie Joseph was identified as the victim of the Mountain View Fire. The Mono County Sheriff’s reported that the 69-year-old was found in the remains of her Lone Company Road home. Joseph...


Pine needles can be composted

On our walk today I was commenting to my husband “I can’t believe two pine trees could lose that many needles!” This was after I spent a number of hours raking the needles up from...


One person dead in 21,000-acre Walker fire

One person is dead and scores of structures have been destroyed in a Tuesday wildfire driven by howling winds through Walker south of Gardnerville. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office confirmed there was a fatality related...


Quick reaction saves home in Mottsville fire

A garage owned by longtime Carson Valley car collector Dick Clark was destroyed in Tuesday’s fire near the base of Kingsbury Grade, but firefighters were able to save the house. Clark previously lost a home...


The Nov. 25, 2020, R-C Morning Report

A 264-case spike in Douglas County reported Tuesday evening drove the number of active coronavirus cases from 39 to 303, or close to the 304 total cases reported on Sept. 24, according to Carson City...


Careful cooking this Thanksgiving

With health officials suggesting reduced Thanksgiving gatherings, some holiday celebrations might be in the hands of less experienced cooks. While the coronavirus has everyone’s attention, there are a bunch of hazards associated with Thanksgiving that...