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When the lights go out (1)

February 9, 2016 — 

Twice in the last few weeks, our electricity’s gone off. The first time happened when a semi-truck crossed four lanes, taking out a power pole by the Eagles Hall not …

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Cruz’s ugly win in Iowa (2)

February 9, 2016 — 

We now have our unofficial Final Four (for now): Outsiders Donald Trump and Ben Carson and insiders Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The fat lady has now begun clearing her …

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Nevada must accept assistance for Anaconda Copper pit cleanup (3)

February 9, 2016 — 

For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live …

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Specific, measurable, achievable (4)

February 9, 2016 — 

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery This election year, we are hearing lots of promises. To fulfill these promises, goals must be set. An …

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Best of Fallon: let the 2016 voting begin (5)

February 9, 2016 — 

Have a favorite restaurant or watering hole? How about a great dentist or auto mechanic? Is there a special event in Churchill County you enjoy or a place you escape …

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John Bullis: No basis in stock received in demutualization (6)

February 8, 2016 — 

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (our area) has held that policyholders in mutual insurance companies have no tax basis in the stock issued to them when the insurance company …

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Letters to the editor for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 (7)

February 8, 2016 — 

Future solvency of PERS in questionIn 2015 the Nevada Legislature made changes to Public Employee Retirement System of Nevada, or PERS. This was done to address the inadequacy of funding …

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Sam Bauman: City takes care of us stumbling seniors (8)

February 8, 2016 — 

Last week I stood at the entrance to the Senior Center off the Long Street dining room. Some 150 seniors were spread out enjoying the regular lunch. Ruben sandwiches were …

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 (9)

February 7, 2016 — 

Collision repair class at CHS shouldn’t be sackedDear Gov. Sandoval,I know you are concerned about the Nevada’s education system, as we all are. That is why I need you to …

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Kelly Bullis: Rapid depreciation on building (10)

February 7, 2016 — 

Owning real estate is a great long-term investment idea. It’s just about the only investment you get to write off part of the cost every year, rather than waiting until …

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BOnnie Matton: The bad results of feeding wild horses in suburbs (11)

February 7, 2016 — 

My name is Bonnie Matton and I’m president of the Wild Horse Preservation League in Dayton. Many of us love to see Nevada’s wild horses. So much so, visitors come …

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Guy W. Farmer: President Obama, gun salesman (12)

February 7, 2016 — 

President Obama has sold more guns than the best gun salesman in America. That’s because gun sales spike every time Obama and his “progressive” allies advocate for more gun control …

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Silver Dollars and Wooden Nickels: Eagle Scout lands on Carson City’s Lone Mountain (13)

February 7, 2016 — 

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: In his Eagle …

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Is This You? The ‘New Now!’ dance (14)

February 6, 2016 — 

Spending money is sometimes hard to do. Not money for milk and bread and regular goodies. Not even money for shoes for the kids or a movie once in a …

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 (15)

February 6, 2016 — 

Ways to lower Muzzy’s taxesOnce again, for the hundredth time, a letter from Lynn Muzzy concerning his dislike for taxes. I think it is time to find ways to lower …

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Jan. 5, 2016 (16)

February 4, 2016 — 

Thane Cornell wrote the following poem after watching the Republican presidential candidates debate on Jan. 28. Change, change, change!“Change! Change! Change!My whole life is nothing but change, change, change!”Moaned the …

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Sharing an intersting factoid (17)

February 4, 2016 — 

I recently came across a list of something called “interesting factoids.” I have to admit that I’ve used the word factoid, but I’ve never really known what it meant. I …

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A disaster in Oregon (18)

February 4, 2016 — 

Two men are in prison for trying to protect their property, a man reported as a solid citizen and family man is dead, and a community is shaken and divided. …

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Letters to the editor for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 (19)

February 3, 2016 — 

Senseless murder impacts so many livesSo many young minds at work to set upon one individual. What is wrong with young people today? It seems to me the cohorts involved …

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Fresh Ideas: Those who are optimistic feel successful (20)

February 3, 2016 — 

Several years ago, employees in a large hospital participated in a research study measuring employees happiness. The CEO of the hospital, administrators and accountants, doctors and nurses, and janitors, all …

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