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14 hrs ago | Nevada Appeal

Hundreds of backpacks collected for area students

Shown from the left is Lt. Mark Cyr; Matt Carboni, Salvation Army youth pastor; and Peggy Sweetland, special projects coordinator with the Carson City School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Carson City, NV

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KOLO-TV Reno

Arson Suspected in Gardnerville Ranchos Fires

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for the people involved in several suspected arson fires over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Gardnerville Ranchos, NV, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Semiconductors, NV Energy, Electronics

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Nevada Appeal

Western Nevada College "Always Lost" Exhibition on War at the Marin Library in Marin, Calif.

A Douglas County landmark is preparing to display Western Nevada College's contribution to the scars of war, "Always Lost: A Meditation on War."

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Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Minden, NV

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Record-Courier

Explorers compete in Orange County event

From left, John Chambers-Stanley, Spencer Flanders, Taylee Pickering, Chelsea Osborn, Makayla Raub, Fallon Montanucci, Maverick Duffy, Erik Jacobson, The Douglas County Sheriff's Explorer POST No.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Record-Courier

Man gets probation in solar panel thefts

A Washoe Valley man, who admitted taking solar panels from three Douglas County locations, said he'd turned his life around after finding religion.

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Related Topix: Washoe Valley, NV, Drugs, Johnson Lane, NV

The Record-Courier

The R-C Morning Report for Aug. 21

Consolidation of the county's three Lake Tahoe water systems along with their new rates are before Douglas County commissioners' at their regular meeting today.

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Related Topix: Gardnerville, NV, Weather

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Nevada jobless rate flat in July

Nevada's unemployment rate was flat in July, remaining at 7.7 percent. But officials pointed out that is 2.2 percent lower than July a year ago.

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Related Topix: Nevada, Reno, NV, Carson City, NV, Churchill County, NV

KRNV-TV Reno

Minden residents voice concerns over flood cleanup efforts

After three floods in one month, Johnson Lane area residents in Minden have been left cleaning up mud and debris left on properties, city streets and public drainage systems.

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Related Topix: Minden, NV, Johnson Lane, NV, Weather

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Record-Courier

Minden starts search for new town board member

The search has begun for a new Minden Town Board member to replace Steve Thaler, who becomes a Douglas County commissioner on Jan. 1, 2015.

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Related Topix: Minden, NV

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Record-Courier

Reno man victim in fatal Pine Nut accident

A Reno man was identified Monday as the pedestrian killed Aug. 10 on Highway 395 after he was struck by a pickup, and then two Sheriff's patrol cars.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

The Record-Courier

Mark Sexton Band at Dangberg

The Mark Sexton Band will headline a concert opened by local singer Vanessa Littrell at the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Gardnerville, NV

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Record-Courier

Douglas jobless numbers down in July

Unemployment dropped to 8 percent in Douglas County during July, down from 10 percent at the beginning of the year.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Reno, NV, Carson City, NV

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Record-Courier

University of Nevada freshmen start boot camp on Sunday

While Douglas County's public school students start school on Monday, 350 incoming freshmen at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be starting a five-day boot camp on Sunday.

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Related Topix: University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV

The Record-Courier

It's the water: Genoa well wins water award

Water from Douglas County Utilities's Genoa well was pronounced the best tasting in Nevada by the 2014 Nevada Rural Water Association Training and Technical Conference at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.

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Related Topix: Genoa, NV, Reno, NV, Panaca, NV, Lincoln County, NV

The Record-Courier

A car crosses flood waters on July 20.

The Douglas County Emergency Reverse 911 system is back up and running, and the however the National Weather Service issues appropriate warnings from their radar system and the Emergency Broadcast System.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Johnson Lane, NV, Carlin, NV

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

ALS patient challenges Harry Reid to improve Nevada medical care

"He's what I consider the most powerful man in the state," says Mike Wedin of Carson City.

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Related Topix: Carson City, NV

Nevada Appeal

Odds are, Douglas bypass will not happen

It would take more than a bypass to slow down flash floods from the Pine Nuts into Carson Valley, but the accompanying flood control structures would be a welcome diversion.

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Related Topix: Weather, Johnson Lane, NV, Carson City, NV

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Record-Courier

Minden photographer Jay Aldrich took this photo from Kingsbury Grade on Monday afternoon.

A flash-flood damage hotline has been set up at 782-9993 for residents to report damage.

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Related Topix: Weather, Minden, NV, Natural Disasters, Flood, Hailstorm, Johnson Lane, NV

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Record-Courier

Clerk-treasurer to resign

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Ted Thran is resigning his seat effective Sept. 1 to take a job with the Town of Minden as accountant.

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Related Topix: Minden, NV

KTVN Reno

Nevada Supreme Court justice serving jury duty

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Chief Justice Mark Gibbons was summoned and then selected from about 100 other potential jurors to serve at a Carson City trial this week.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Carson City, NV

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