Carson City's greatest event a smashing success

The presidential candidates have left town and, with nearly 11 months to go before the caucus, there will be plenty of time for Nevada's Democrats to weigh the hopefuls' arguments and make their choices.

What's important at this moment for Carson City is that we pulled off the biggest event this city has ever seen. Not just pulled it off, but scored an astounding success.

Sure, it didn't hurt that one of our legendary windstorms had mostly subsided by morning and the sun was shining brightly on our snowy hillsides. But this success was due mostly to the hard work of many people.

It begins with the Democratic Party officials who gave the city the distinction of hosting the first forum of the campaign and party workers and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees who worked long hours making sure everything was perfect. It extends to many other people, including city and state workers, volunteers and business owners, who worked overtime to get the city ready.

All of that work paid off on Wednesday, and the city collectively has good reason to be proud.

As Mayor Teixeira proudly proclaimed after watching some of the candidates give speeches to a crowd of people at the Nevada Appeal, you can't buy publicity like this.

It was an important day for the city not only because of what we accomplished, but because of what it suggests we can accomplish in the future now that we're on the map.

There's no way of telling whether the next president of the United States was in Carson City on Wednesday but, if so, he or she will long remember that the path to the presidency began here.


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