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Cheers & Kudos: Thanks to Carson City Parks & Rec (1)

January 31, 2015 — 

I would like to thank Carson City Parks and Recreation for its quick response to a request for a trash can and Mutt Mitt station. At the end of Desert …

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Cheers & Kudos: Students able to showcase musical talents thanks to community (2)

January 31, 2015 — 

On Jan. 27, the Mile High-Carson High Jazz Extravaganza XII performed at the Carson City Community Center, and for the second year in a row, the Royal Blue Jazz Band …

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Cheers Kudos: Salvation Army thanks those who contributed during holidays (3)

January 31, 2015 — 

On behalf of The Salvation Army, we would like to thank you for helping us with our holiday programs. We were able to serve more than 6,152 families that represent …

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Ron Bliss: Time running out for those who need health insurance (4)

January 31, 2015 — 

It’s now or never. Come get signed up! That is the message from the Nevada Health Link and insurance companies who offer plans that qualify individuals under the Affordable Care …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 (5)

January 31, 2015 — 

More Carson High history It was with interest and nostalgia that I read the article on the history of Carson High School by Tasha Fuson, principal, and Becky Rodina, teacher, …

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Is This You? A tattletale tale (6)

January 31, 2015 — 

My car is the biggest tattletale. I thought only children were tattletales. Running home as fast as possible to report to the first grown up you cross paths with little …

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Working together to preserve Tahoe (7)

January 30, 2015 — 

As the incoming Chair of the 15-member Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, this promises to be a hopeful and exciting year. The year of 2015 will be full of …

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Undersea probe tied to Fossett, Nevada (8)

January 29, 2015 — 

I will always remember that hot, late-summer day nearly seven-and-a-half years ago when billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett and his single-engine aircraft went missing over Northwest Nevada. It was Labor Day, …

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Unique and one of a kind (9)

January 29, 2015 — 

It’s so rare to find something unique in the world, something truly one of a kind. It’s even more rare to find anything unique or even original in this column …

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PERS response to NPRI pension study confirms accuracy of its analysis (10)

January 29, 2015 — 

Last week, my colleague Robert Fellner and I released a study that compared the pensions of recent full-career government employee retirees with their final year of base pay. What we …

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Reducing wild horse roundups a good plan (11)

January 29, 2015 — 

We love there are wild horses here … and bears and deer. We’re even OK with skunks, raccoons, and a variety of other varmints that Carson Valley residents live with. …

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President took the right action on Cuba (12)

January 29, 2015 — 

On Dec. 17, President Barack Obama announced the United States was going to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, and he would seek congressional removal of the economic embargo against …

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Fresh Ideas: Changes in rainfall (13)

January 28, 2015 — 

Last week I heard Sao Paulo in Brazil is suffering from a seemingly unexplainable drought because the rains expected during the wet season never materialized and the precipitation for 2014 …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 (14)

January 28, 2015 — 

Those who feed wild horses should be punished I would like to know why the Department of Agriculture is not utilizing the no-feeding-the-wild-horses law. The only way the car/horse accidents …

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Government creates jobs like ticks create blood (15)

January 27, 2015 — 

Why do politicians who run on promises to “create jobs” then seemingly go out of their way to do everything humanly possible to hamstring the people who actually create jobs? …

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Shame, disgrace and ruin (16)

January 27, 2015 — 

The Bush administration tortured people. They have admitted that. Large portions of the U.S. population, mostly conservatives, have defended those actions. In reality, torture is indefensible, and those who claim …

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Voice of the Community (17)

January 27, 2015 — 

READERS SUPPORT THEATER Editor: We were excited to read the article entitled “City Approves Grant Process to Restore Theater” when it appeared in the Dec. 24, 2014, issue of the …

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WNC, GBC funding in peril (18)

January 27, 2015 — 

In the governor’s State of the State speech that outlined his education spending, two stepchildren of Nevada’s education funding received a lump of coal. Because of a revision in the …

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Scene In Passing: BAC back! Board ‘conflict’ flap is claptrap (19)

January 27, 2015 — 

Conflicts of interest occur, but actually are rare in government. Law and procedures block them effectively. In the private sector, not so much. I’ll offer one of my own this …

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David Sayen: Get help paying Medicare costs (20)

January 26, 2015 — 

Did you know that you may be able to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums? State-based Medicare Savings Programs also may pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) …

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