February 8, 2013
130 years ago
Opposition is already beginning against Sen. John Dennis’ bill to compel county commissioners to advertise expenditures. The opposition is made under the usual mark of economy. It is claimed this advertising will drag vast sums of money from the treasury and into the coffers of the newspapers. The object is to allow taxpayers to see each month where the money goes so John Doe can’t slip a bill for $16 a cord of wood instead of $8. In some cases it will keep the county from extravagant waste of county money.
100 years ago
One of the bills attracting attention this session is the noxious animal bounty law. This provides counties a bounty paid for extermination of noxious animals such as coyotes, wild cats and other destructive animals.
70 years ago
John Koontz, former auditor-recorder of Esmeralda County, has rented his home in Goldfield and now lives in Carson City. Mr. Koontz expects to join the U.S. Army in the near future.
50 years ago
Clark County delegates said today they were considering the possibility of a bill which would allow the southern division of the University of Nevada to ask for a separate appropriation.
20 years ago
Construction magnate Robert L. Helms, stung by a $6 million judgment from a dust storm a decade ago, files in U.S. Bankruptcy Court claiming $30 million to $40 million in debts.
10 years ago
The Comstock Cowboy is back. The mustang was donated to Reno’s Marvin Piccolo School by the Virginia Range Wildlife Protective Agency.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.