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Fresh Ideas: Eating wild (1)

July 23, 2014 — 

My husband Chas and I were riding our bikes along Eastlake Boulevard last week when I heard a rooster crowing. Not an uncommon sound in a rural area, but this …

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Transparency & other assorted tee shots (2)

July 23, 2014 — 

A half century watching politicians means you rarely see something you haven’t seen before or learn something new about the breed. Certainly that is the case, for the most part, …

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If it’s too good to be true ... it’s not (3)

July 22, 2014 — 

Another scam surfaced last week. According to both the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office and Fallon Police Department, numerous reports indicate a caller is identifying himself with the CCSO and is …

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That mean old government (4)

July 22, 2014 — 

I watched a movie the other night called “Wild River,” starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick, the story about an elderly women who steadfastly refused to sell her property, an …

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Letter to the editor, Tuesday, July 21 (5)

July 21, 2014 — 

Stop the influx across our border Linda Adams’ recent letter gratuitously compared the flood of illegal alien children coming across our southern border to the baby Jesus, suggesting that we …

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Watch out for snakes in sagebrush, open areas (6)

July 21, 2014 — 

Nevada’s wildlife officials are warning people about rattlesnake dangers. Personally, I’ve only seen rattlesnakes twice in all my years of hiking Nevada. One was in the flatland approach to Prison …

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Scene In Passing: Disruptive infotech offers up locks to pick (7)

July 19, 2014 — 

It’s time to declare Carson City open for business. Finally. Again. Whatever. Whether that proves accurate or misses the mark, only time will tell. Funny thing, though, about time. It’s …

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Guy W. Farmer: Politically incorrect graduation speakers (8)

July 19, 2014 — 

Now that graduation season is over, it’s instructive to examine how America’s colleges and universities choose their graduation speakers in the 21st century. All too often our colleges are required …

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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: We definitely owe ‘The Pied Pfeifer,’ first responders (9)

July 19, 2014 — 

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: It was …

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Letters to the editor, Sunday, July 20 (10)

July 19, 2014 — 

Column took rearview mirror approach Les Smith’s guest column of July 9 regarding his view of wildlife management — best left to hunters and trappers — is what I call …

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Beverlee McGrath: Nevada’s wildlife belongs to taxpayers (11)

July 19, 2014 — 

This question was recently asked: “Who should have a say in how Nevada wildlife is managed.” Nevada’s wildlife, including the predators, are part of a healthy functioning landscape and should …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, July 19 (12)

July 19, 2014 — 

Farmer has right take on immigration Congratulations to Guy W. Farmer for his comments on July 13. I would like to add a few more comments. The White House orchestrated …

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Ken Beaton: A thank you kiss for the ages (13)

July 19, 2014 — 

After 22 years of Benito Mussolini’s fascist oppression and nine months of occupation under Nazi boots, the sweet taste of liberation was worth more than a simple peck on the …

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July 18, 2014 — 

‘The least among us’ Children fleeing across the border from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. It seems that these children fleeing to our borders are in the image of another …

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Chuck Muth: What is the world coming to? (15)

July 18, 2014 — 

I have an exceptionally low level of tolerance for stupidity. Which I guess helps explain why I fight so hard to shrink the size of government. Let’s face it, government …

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The strange affair of ‘Tokyo Rose’ (16)

July 17, 2014 — 

TOKYO — I would not be writing this column today about wartime intrigue, deceit and treachery if it had not been for a chance meeting here with a half-dozen total …

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Microcosm of immigration controversy (17)

July 17, 2014 — 

My closing comments on the exchange of columns between Guy Farmer and me are they are a microcosm of the immigration controversy that has embroiled our nation: Proponents of comprehensive …

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July 17, 2014 — 

Schools need more volunteers I just read the article in Sunday’s paper about more money needed for the schools. Having volunteered for two years and tutored reading for six years …

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Pondering a potful of the golden fleeced (19)

July 15, 2014 — 

Nevada and other states, along with local communities, are wrestling with pot questions in a legal thicket growing into a bramble bush bedeviling the federal system. Federal law brands marijuana …

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Fresh Ideas: You’re invited. Kindly respond (20)

July 15, 2014 — 

Summer is wedding season. Across the country, thousands of hopeful, loving couples are saying, “I do” before family and friends, pledging to love, honor and share the housework. Now, thanks …

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