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Susan Stornetta: The mid-August, mid-move state of mind (1)

September 2, 2015 — 

I’m in the midst of a move, relocating after a 15-year sojourn in a cabin at a spring in a leafy canyon, midway down the Virginia Range’s east slope, in …

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Ken Beaton: A tale of two battleships (2)

September 2, 2015 — 

If Dec. 7, 1941 was “A day that will live in infamy,” with the sinking of our battleship USS Arizona BB-39, then Sept. 2, 1945, was a monumental day on …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 (3)

September 2, 2015 — 

Hopes natural vegetation can be restoredMr. Powell is correct on his commentary. My observation is that prior to the freeway completion to Fairview that the deer seldom crossed Carson Street. …

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It’s what they aren’t saying (4)

September 1, 2015 — 

There are more Republicans running for their party’s nomination for president than Carter has liver pills, to coin an old, old phrase. When it comes to many of the things …

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Community efforts to reduce alcohol sales to area minors (5)

September 1, 2015 — 

In response to recent community-wide assessments, Churchill Community Coalition is launching an alcohol prevention campaign targeting the local sale and distribution of alcohol to minors. Despite laws regarding drinking age, …

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Another Opinion: Name freeway after Deputy Carl Howell (6)

September 1, 2015 — 

We think Carson City resident Steven David’s idea to name the Carson City Freeway after Deputy Carl Howell. It would be an excellent way to honor the deputy who gave …

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Major league snow job forecast to stop tax repeal efforts (7)

September 1, 2015 — 

It might still be hot August nights in Nevada, but get ready for the Mother of All Blizzards!No, I’m not talking about that white stuff that falls from the sky …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 (8)

August 31, 2015 — 

How to stop the violence?I was horrified to wake up and hear of the on-air murder of two television journalists in Virginia the other day, yet their bodies were still …

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Sam Bauman: A battle to get new hearing aids up and working (9)

August 31, 2015 — 

Readers of this column know that I have been switching hearing aids through the Veterans Affairs facility in Reno. The hearing battle goes back more than 30 years, starting when …

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John Bullis: Is a CRUT something to consider? (10)

August 31, 2015 — 

About 99.7 percent of folks who die do not need to file a U.S. Estate Tax Return, form 706. The exclusion (before adjusting for taxable gifts) is currently $5.43 million. …

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Fallon is the place to be this weekend (11)

August 31, 2015 — 

Be safe this weekend, and for those looking for something to do, the annual Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair is the event to attend.For the first time in years, …

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Scene In Passing: Bacon brought home by those in know (12)

August 30, 2015 — 

About four centuries ago, an Englishman named Bacon blazed a trail on the path a Nevadan named Bacon follows to this day.Francis Bacon, credited with being among the fathers of …

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Cheers & Kudos: Fundraiser for family in need successful thanks to community (13)

August 30, 2015 — 

What a wonderfully generous, supportive community we have. Ethan McKinney’s Benefit Dinner/Auction on Aug. 8 brought the family financial and emotional support as over 400 people participated. So many individuals …

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Bob Fredlund: The Comstock Loop Nevada style (14)

August 30, 2015 — 

It’s amazing the difference 162 years can make — what started as a mining area in 1853 and the site of “The Comstock Lode” has now become “The Comstock Loop” …

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Proud to be a Carsonite (15)

August 30, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. City Manager Nick Marano will appear next Sunday.On …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 (16)

August 30, 2015 — 

Feral cats shouldn’t be releasedIn response to the current feral cat issue, use common sense and say no to the release of feral cats. When these animals are allowed to …

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Guy W. Farmer: Recent tragedies show us all lives matter (17)

August 30, 2015 — 

“All lives matter,” I thought to myself Wednesday as I watched news coverage of a horrible shooting incident in southern Virginia, where two TV journalists were shot to death by …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: CTH determined to beat cancer (18)

August 30, 2015 — 

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To all those …

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Cheers & Kudos: S.T.E.P. doing good work (19)

August 28, 2015 — 

I attended a fundraiser for S.T.E.P., Sierra Therapeutic Equestrian Program, a non profit organization, 33 Bellevue Drive, Washoe Valley. I’d never heard of S.T.E.P., and everyone should. Organized by Connie …

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Jim Powell guest col: Urban deer in Carson City; it’s not like a zoo (20)

August 27, 2015 — 

Over the course of the last 30-40 years three significant events have taken place regarding our urban deer population. One event developed slowly while the other two have evolved rapidly. …

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