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Cheers & Kudos: S.T.E.P. doing good work (1)

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 (2)

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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Our Opinion: Name freeway after Deputy Carl Howell (3)

August 26, 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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Bo Statham: An inconvenient truth: Biden better than Clinton (4)

August 26, 2015 — 

To borrow a phrase from former vice president Albert Gore, Democrats must face an “inconvenient truth” about presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. That exercise leads this writer to the judgment …

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Dan Mooney: Naked power and Donald Trump (5)

August 26, 2015 — 

Over the years, I have wondered about the differences between how our American democracy controls power as compared to other nations. After studying and writing about power for more than …

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‘Not much’ is not enough for an authentic discourse (6)

August 26, 2015 — 

Routines can be our best teachers. For me, it’s grocery shopping: load the shopping cart, pay, load the car, squeeze in a few more errands, unload the car, load the …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 (7)

August 26, 2015 — 

Carson, Fiorina not lifetime politiciansThe comment “conservatives like to use scare tactics” is so funny considering Obama wants to delay Social Security checks just so he can screw the Republicans …

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Donald Trump’s tremendous fantasies (8)

August 25, 2015 — 

Donald Trump is an American billionaire businessman running for president of the United States. He has made many claims, one being that he would bring jobs back to America from …

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The U.S. Department of Labor threatens Nevada’s sheepherders (9)

August 25, 2015 — 

My great-grandfather was a Basque sheepherder. He came from the Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque Country and made his home in our Sierra Nevada. The ancient practice of sheepherding thrives …

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Getting home to the puppies (10)

August 25, 2015 — 

Just two seconds after I sat down on my living room couch, Molly jumped onto my lap, licking my face. That puppy had followed me into the house, getting in …

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They place their lives on the line (11)

August 25, 2015 — 

Our policemen, sheriff’s deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers put their lives on the line every day for Nevadans. Major incidences do not occur often, but when they do, the …

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Sam Bauman: Cooling down now, so head for the hiking trails (12)

August 24, 2015 — 

With temperatures easing down a bit it may be time for seniors to consider hiking again. Weekly group hikes are fine as they come with trained guides. Those are group …

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John Bullis: Teaching kids about money (13)

August 24, 2015 — 

It seems a lot of parents are not comfortable talking to their children about money (as well as a couple of other topics).Your children can benefit from learning about money …

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Ron Bliss: Nevada, California seem to have it better than other states in terms of ObamaCare (14)

August 24, 2015 — 

I have been having a discussion with agents from other states regarding ObamaCare and their states seem to be having it worse than Nevada and California, when it comes their …

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Cheers & Kudos: Farmers market thanks contributors to food drive (15)

August 23, 2015 — 

The 3rd & Curry St. Farmers Market would like to thank everyone for contributing to the Feds Feed Families Food Drive during National Farmers Market week. We donated 1,421 pounds …

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Guy W. Farmer: Social engineering in our U.S. military (16)

August 23, 2015 — 

Here’s a recent headline that caught my attention: “U.S. Elite Commando Units Lack Diversity.” Question: Can someone please tell me what race, ethnicity, gender or sexual preference have to do …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: We all mourn, come together (17)

August 23, 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: A silver dollar …

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‘Gummit’ composition & other fishy tales (18)

August 23, 2015 — 

If brevity is the soul of clarity and you enjoy that, then this is the column for you. It offers one quick hitter after another.The first is a Nevada post-recession …

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Animal shelter and Humane Society are doing great things (19)

August 23, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: The Nevada Appeal presented the Carson City Board of Supervisors, the mayor and city manager an opportunity for a column. Mayor Robert Crowell will appear next Sunday.Let’s talk …

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Here’s how Carson Street projects are being paid for (20)

August 23, 2015 — 

I’d like to take this opportunity to address some of the questions raised in a recent letter on the editorial page.The Carson Street improvements are to be paid with the …

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