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IVGID GM’s corner: Managing change — as a community (1)

October 1, 2014 — 

In my last column, I mentioned that staff would be recommending a “significant public participation process as part of the implementation plan” for the Diamond Peak Master Plan. I’ve had …

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Revenooer Rants: Time remains to unravel that Roth IRA conversion (2)

October 1, 2014 — 

So you converted your “traditional” IRA to Roth IRA status in 2013 and now find, for any number of reasons, that you suffer from buyer’s remorse, and wish you hadn’t. …

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Market Pulse: Searching for a financial adviser? Here’s what to ask (3)

October 1, 2014 — 

A month ago the wealth management editor at The Wall Street Journal ran an article on why, after only nine months, he fired his financial adviser. He thought he knew …

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Guest Column: Diamond Peak Master Plan example of poor trustee oversight (4)

October 1, 2014 — 

When my husband Bill and I selected Incline Village as our retirement destination in 1989, it was a perfect fit for us. The well-kept, all-inclusive, small residential community was a …

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Letter to the Editor: Mandatory bear-proof not the answer (5)

October 1, 2014 — 

IVGID has put mandatory bear-proof containers on the backburner to allow better inspection, enforcement and increased fines to deal with the approximate 5 percent of the property owners who violate …

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Letter to the Editor: IVGID board not listening to community feedback (6)

October 1, 2014 — 

Last week (September 24th) I attended the board meeting as I was interested in the Information Technology initiative with a price tag of more than $600K. I certainly support IVGID’s …

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Jim Clark: What in the world is going on in the Truckee Meadows? (7)

October 1, 2014 — 

Turf fights in the Truckee Meadows are starting to make the ISIS bloodletting look like all day kindergarten. Luckily those of us living safely up here in Incline/Crystal Bay can …

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Pine Nuts: The road is my middle name (8)

October 1, 2014 — 

I just love that song, “The Road is My Middle Name.” There are no dull times on the road. I cite this last week. On Monday I attended a dog …

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Building the coalition (9)

September 30, 2014 — 

When Sarah Palin accepted her Vice Presidential nomination at the 2008 Republican National Convention, she ridiculed the resume of the man who four-and-a-half months later would become our 44th President. …

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Kevin MacMillan: They call it puppy love... (10)

September 30, 2014 — 

I’ve always wanted to own a dog, but every time I start thinking hard about it, I decide to hold off. The way I see it, a newspaper editor’s busy …

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Guest Column: Opposed to CA Proposition 47 (11)

September 30, 2014 — 

As your Nevada County public safety leaders, we emphatically express our opposition of Proposition 47, which has qualified for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election. The law enforcement community …

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Market Beat: The strengthening US dollar and falling gas prices (12)

September 29, 2014 — 

Gasoline prices in the U.S. are at a seven-month low. According to AAA, the national average for regular right now is $3.34, and many experts predict that it will continue …

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Guest Column: Our hospital cannot revert to the 1980s (13)

September 29, 2014 — 

It’s too bad that a small, but vocal, minority wants to return our hospital to a small town hospital of the 1980s when it served a community of perhaps 10,000 …

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Guest Column: Cancer patients are getting state-of-the-art health care (14)

September 29, 2014 — 

Regarding the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, on Sept. 26, in the Sierra Sun, Dr. Mark Spohr, candidate for the hospital board, expressed righteous indignation with our cancer …

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Guest Column: IVGID candidate clueless to facts about beaches (15)

September 29, 2014 — 

So one of our IVGID candidates, Robert Olmer, says of the district-owned beaches: “they’re not private beaches, and they’re not public either — but they belong to us.” It is …

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Guest Column: Power line project a rip-off to ratepayers (16)

September 29, 2014 — 

You are about to be ripped off big time by your local electric company, Liberty Utilities, regarding its plan to upgrade electrical lines across the North Shore and Truckee. But, …

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Guest column: Unethical behavior by a public employee? (17)

September 27, 2014 — 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Upon reading this guest column online, Steve Pinkerton, general manager of IVGID, submitted the following statement in response: “IVGID has reviewed this week’s guest column, entitled: ‘Unethical behavior …

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Andy Whyman: The absence of mental health care in America (18)

September 27, 2014 — 

In 1963, Congress passed the Community Mental Health Act. The noble and generous idea driving this legislation was a simple one — if you had major mental health problems you …

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Be prepared for disasters (19)

September 26, 2014 — 

As a young woman deeply involved in scouting “Be Prepared” was emblazoned into my very being. Now watching the King Fire’s three-headed dragon breathing at our door has left me …

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September 26, 2014 — 

Updates at the American Legion American Legion Post No. 795 is going through a time of positive change, and we ask you to bear with us through the transition. We …

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