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Talk of the Town: Digging into Eagle Valley Golf Course

September 23, 2017 — What are you really thinking When you're driving off the tee? It should go straight and oh so far … A hole-in-one would be nice to see! Eagle Valley Golf Course I'm not sure How it got its name But if we all shot "Eagles" […]

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Guy W. Farmer: This was President Trump’s finest hour

September 23, 2017 — Warning: Don't read this column if you suffer from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) because I'm going to write some nice things, for a change, about President Donald J. Trump, who delivered a remarkable speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. […]

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SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Command performance by locals who serve

September 23, 2017 — SILVER DOLLAR: To Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever for being selected to take over the command of the Fallon Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center and to the man he replaces, Rear Adm. Gregory N. Harris. SILVER DOLLAR: To the 152nd Communications Flight, Nevada Air National […]

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Letters to the editor for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

September 23, 2017 — Protecting integrity of elections is crucial Russian trolls just spent at least $100,000 on political ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. This is a serious, serious issue and just the tip of the iceberg. It is imperative that we close all campaign finance loopholes […]

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Linda Webster: Service organization staple in Carson City celebrates 154th birthday

September 23, 2017 — On Saturday, Sept. 17, Warren Engine Company No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company members celebrated the 154th anniversary of Warren Engine Company No. 1 Volunteer Fire Company at the Elks Lodge in Carson City. Warren Engine Company No. 1, Carson City's volunteer fire company, was established […]

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The Popcorn Stand: Dog days

September 23, 2017 — Today is Dogs in Politics Day or Checkers Day which recognizes one of the most politically savvy speeches in history. It was on Sept. 23, 1952 when vice presidential candidate Richard Nixon gave his now famous "Checkers" speech, denying charges he had used campaign contributions […]

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Teri Vance: Cleanup of local park and a Lucky day

September 22, 2017 — What started as nearly daily walks along the Linear Park Trail near her home, Gillian Mandel has turned into a community project to improve the area. For her Gold Award project as part of the Girl Scouts, the Carson High School junior has made plans […]

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Is This You? A shot in the arm

September 22, 2017 — There are subjects that will be debated for years and years and will still not be resolved. You know, the chicken or the egg? The lefties or righties in politics? Which is better, with or without fries? Yes, all important discussions for sure. So let's […]

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Letters to the editor for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

September 22, 2017 — GOP health care bill is a disgrace Senator Heller should be ashamed for supporting the Cassidy/Graham health care bill — the last-ditch effort to overturn the Affordable Care Act. This version is even worse than the last ill-fated previous attempts by the right wingers in […]

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Fred LaSor: There are other options for North Korea

September 21, 2017 — The North Korea column two weeks ago by my friend Guy Farmer was educational, prompting me to look further at the issue. Guy is right diplomacy needs to be our first weapon against Kim Jong Un, but people are still calling for force to decapitate […]

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Popcorn Stand: We lost two greats this week

September 21, 2017 — Two sports figure who in my opinion deserve more credit for how much impact they had on our culture died earlier this week in boxer Jake LaMotta and former pro football player Bernie Casey. LaMotta died at the age of 95 on Tuesday while Casey […]

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Letters to the editor for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

September 21, 2017 — Reciting the pledge is American A response to the question posed by Bud Irving, "Is this pledge necessary?" in the Sept. 17 edition. Dear Bud, Thank you for your service to your country by virtue of your years in the military. Our Pledge of Allegiance […]

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Ron Knecht and James Smack: What we’ve done at the Controller’s Office

September 21, 2017 — This is our report to Nevadans after serving as Controller and Deputy Controller for two years and nine months. Ron ran for Controller especially to promote transparency and accountability by providing regular analyses of state operations, spending and taxes. Helping Nevadans determine whether their tax […]

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Living in bonus time

September 21, 2017 — A few months ago I celebrated my 60th birthday, well to be honest, I didn't really celebrate. The truth is after so many birthdays you don't celebrate your birthday as much as you kind of notice that it's your birthday. Since then I've started noticing […]

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JoAnne Skelly: Tree staking not tree bondage

September 21, 2017 — Since fall is the best time to plant trees, here is information on staking new trees. The ideal is to avoid staking or guying trees if at all possible. What determines the need for staking is the size and type of tree, the size of […]

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Dennis Cassinelli: Indian artifacts can be found almost anywhere

September 20, 2017 — Ever since I grew up on a ranch that had been an old Indian village site, I've had a special fascination for Indian artifacts. Arrowheads, beads, scrapers and fragments of other stone tools can still be found just about anywhere in the mountains, fields and […]

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The Popcorn Stand: What will young whippersnappers think of next

September 20, 2017 — The OFD (old, fuddy duddy) is having a hard time keeping up with what the young whippersnappers (that's a real olden times term for millennials) are doing and I was floored by the photos Appeal photographer Jim Grant brought back of some young whippersnappers "freerunning." […]

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Jim Hartman: Nevada stands alone

September 19, 2017 — While marijuana-industry written Question 2 passed statewide last November, it was defeated by voters in both Carson City and Douglas County. Recreational marijuana is now "legal" throughout Nevada, but localities are free to choose to license, or not to license, commercial marijuana establishments. In Douglas […]

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The Popcorn Stand: The OFD says in my day…

September 19, 2017 — The OFD (old, fuddy duddy) is going off on another rant about how things were so much tougher (and better) in my day. When I was younger I promised myself I would never use the phrase "in my day" when I got older, but let's […]

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Honoring those who kept us safe from flooding

September 19, 2017 — The winter storms presented an ominous sign for western Nevada as early storms in December and January dumped record amounts of snow in the Sierra. The National Weather Service in Reno, along with other federal and state agencies, began to issue warnings that the spring […]

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