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Early voting begins in Carson City (1)

October 19, 2014 — 

Carson City residents take advantage of the chance to vote early on Saturday. Early voting continues at the County Clerk’s Office at the Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St., Suite 1025. …

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State of Nevada agency budgets seek elimination of state worker furloughs (2)

October 19, 2014 — 

If the governor agrees, the coming biennium will see the end of the unpaid furlough days state workers have suffered for the past five years. In addition, all state employees, …

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Election 2014: Carson City candidates make final pitches as early voting starts (3)

October 18, 2014 — 

Speed was the drill sergeant as various candidates for Carson City offices ran through their paces at a Vote Smart Nevada forum Friday evening. All four candidates for city supervisor …

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Nevada Obamacare customers will have to re-enroll (4)

October 18, 2014 — 

Silver State Health Insurance officials say all 32,000 people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Healthcare Act have to re-enroll next month to continue coverage in 2015. …

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Election 2014: 3 vie to replace Pete Livermore in state Assembly (5)

October 17, 2014 — 

All three candidates for Assembly District 40 say they want to dramatically change Nevada’s tax structure and budget. They have different approaches to how to do that. In a nutshell, …

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Early voting begins Saturday (6)

October 16, 2014 — 

Early voting begins Saturday as Nevadans go to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates. In Churchill County, the polls open Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the …

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Candidates share similar ideas on the sheriff’s department, new jail (7)

October 16, 2014 — 

One of the most anticipated local races features two similar candidates, yet their subtle differences is what stands out. Incumbent Ben Trotter and challenger Jay Horsley engaged in a civil …

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School board candidates grilled on safety in the schools, Common Core, bullying (8)

October 16, 2014 — 

Five candidates seeking four Churchill County School District School Board seats discussed their plans for the future at Wednesday’s LVN Candidates Night at the Fallon Convention Center. Matt Hyde is …

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County tax error corrected (9)

October 16, 2014 — 

The Churchill County Commissioners were filled in at their Wednesday with an overview of the amended property tax bills and the related technical corrections. Comptroller Alan Kalt said the error …

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Carson City Chamber hosting Soup’s On! with supervisor candidates (10)

October 16, 2014 — 

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce is holding its Soup’s On! luncheon with the four candidates for Carson City Supervisor at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gold Dust West. The …

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Election 2014: Krueger, Woodbury square off in Carson City District Attorney race (11)

October 15, 2014 — 

A key issue in the battle to become Carson City’s next district attorney is a high staff turnover rate in the office. “Over the past few years, I’ve just been …

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County Commissioners meet today (12)

October 14, 2014 — 

The second County Commission meeting of October will be conducted today at 1:15 p.m. at the Churchill County Administration Building chambers, 155 N. Taylor St. Among the items commissioners will …

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Five running for school board (13)

October 14, 2014 — 

Five candidates are running for four open seats on the Churchill County School Board. The Lahontan Valley News sent the candidates questionnaires about their interest in the position and qualifications. …

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Mosquito, Vector and Weed Control; Public Administrator (14)

October 14, 2014 — 

The following candidates are running for Churchill County Mosquito, Vector and Weed Control. The Lahontan Valley News sent candidates questionnaires about their interest in the position and qualifications. Candidates are …

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LVN Candidates’ Night for local offices, Assembly (15)

October 14, 2014 — 

Wednesday is the county’s only Candidates’ Night to shed a spotlight on those individuals running for local offices. The following times will be adjusted depending on the length of each …

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USA Parkway to be built by end of 2017 as part of Tesla deal (16)

October 13, 2014 — 

The Nevada Department of Transportation board was told on Monday that building the USA Parkway between Highway 50 and the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center will force one-year delays in seven …

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Assemblyman Jim Wheeler wants collective bargaining open to public (17)

October 10, 2014 — 

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Gardnerville, has requested a bill that would open governmental collective bargaining sessions to the public. He said the way the system works now both sides bring a …

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Nevada Office of Traffic Safety awarded $1.1 million grant (18)

October 10, 2014 — 

Nevada’s Office of Traffic Safety has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The money will be used for a variety of safety programs …

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Trotter, Horsley face off (19)

October 9, 2014 — 

In less than one month, residents of Churchill County will take to the polls to elect their sheriff. Incumbent Ben Trotter and challenger Jay Horsley are competing for the top …

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Mondhink-Felton seeks assessor’s job (20)

October 9, 2014 — 

Denise Mondhink-Felton was the only candidate to file for Churchill County Assessor, an office held by Norma Green, who is retiring. The following information was provided on a questionnaire to …

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