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Sam Bauman: Color coded shopping for produce (1)

September 29, 2014 — 

Farmers market may be shuttered, but we’ll still be shopping for fruit and veggies so I was intrigued by an article in Consumer Reports Wellness Guide. Under the heading of …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 (2)

September 28, 2014 — 

Animal Shelter staff not given fair shake The Carson City Animal Shelter staff continue to be beaten up without support from the city for doing its job well. It’s time …

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Cheers & Kudos: Volunteers help Eagle Scout project at Sierra Lutheran High School (3)

September 28, 2014 — 

Last month, 15 scouts and parents from Boy Scout Troop 33 came together at Sierra Lutheran High School to help me complete a service project for my rank of Eagle …

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: More than $100,000 for our finest – a good start (4)

September 28, 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: The work …

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Guy W. Farmer: A dicey plan for downtown Carson (5)

September 28, 2014 — 

Although I was out of town for the public unveiling of the latest version of the multi-million-dollar Downtown Project, my friend and Appeal colleague John Barrette provided detailed coverage of …

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Scene In Passing: J.O.B. training is job one around here (6)

September 28, 2014 — 

Workforce development is one of those six syllable, mumbo jumbo-laden claptrap terms that prompts eyes to glaze over when people read or hear it. De-constructing it, however, proves infinitely more …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 27, 2014 (7)

September 27, 2014 — 

Negatives outweigh positives in Carson Street plan I have a worthwhile suggestion for those who will make the final decision on the proposed changes to downtown Carson Street. Before you …

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Is This You?: Tangled webs full of feathers (8)

September 27, 2014 — 

While it’s not unheard of in our abode to skip a week, maybe a week and a half, OK two weeks, of vacuuming the carpet, what has been unheard of, …

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Something in air in Denver — freedom (9)

September 26, 2014 — 

I’m writing this week’s column from Denver, Colo., where there’s something in the air. And no, it’s not the unmistakably pungent aroma of a certain weed — though I definitely …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 (10)

September 26, 2014 — 

Downtown needs family oriented businesses I was reading about the Carson Street transition and I think you need to put in businesses that cater to families. No more adult businesses …

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Stories are best by the fire (11)

September 25, 2014 — 

In our 21st century the art of storytelling is being crowded out by the culture of tweeting and texting, and so we lose a little living history in the bargain. …

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If I were king for a day (12)

September 25, 2014 — 

I gave up my lifelong ambition for wealth, power and world domination a few years ago … right after I realized that wielding global influence required working weekends and didn’t …

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Remembering deadly Sierra bus crash (13)

September 25, 2014 — 

A shiver ran down my spine recently as I drove along U.S. Highway 395 and paused at a clearing on the bank of the Walker River about 55 miles south …

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The Barack Obama/ Sen. Harry Reid economy and us (14)

September 25, 2014 — 

How’s the Barack Obama and Harry Reid economy working for you? They claim to care about the poor and middle class, ethnic and racial minorities, and “the little people.” They’re …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 (15)

September 25, 2014 — 

Carson City Rotary Club is a dedicated bunch I was recently invited as a guest to the Carson City Rotary Club’s monthly meeting and wanted to publicly commend it for …

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Burns PBS mini-series on Roosevelts a masterpiece (16)

September 24, 2014 — 

The Roosevelts is Ken Burns at his best. A PBS mini-series spanning 14 hours, it portrays the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt through their many trials and triumphs. …

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Letters to the editor for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 (17)

September 24, 2014 — 

Thankful for Nevada Humane Society contract I want to thank the mayor and the Board of Supervisors for their recent approval of entering into a contract with the Nevada Humane …

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Fresh Ideas: (18)

September 24, 2014 — 

The biggest obstacle to speedy justice in Nevada may be our own voters. In the general election voters will consider Question 1, a statewide ballot measure to amend the state …

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Stupid is as stupid (19)

September 23, 2014 — 

“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted …

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Bilbray-Kohn can curse her fellow Democrats (20)

September 23, 2014 — 

Poor Erin Bilbray-Kohn just can’t catch a break. The titular head of her party, President Barack Obama, has announced his proposal for dealing with the ISIS head-chopper Muslims running amok …

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