I had the pleasure of purchasing and reading a copy of the Friday edition of the Lahontan Valley News.

I was in town Saturday for the High Sierra Lacrosse League annual season kickoff Jamboree. Your staff writer, Steve Puterski covered this event and conducted a wonderful interview with Jackie Allen and put together an incredibly thorough story of how lacrosse is growing in Northern Nevada. The City of Fallon, Churchill County, NAS Fallon and the Lahontan Valley News were incredibly gracious and the hospitality abound this weekend.

We have had the pleasure of competing against some fine athletes from the Fallon Big Horns Lacrosse teams in the past, plus playing alongside and travelling with Fallon Big Horn players and families chosen for Select Side All-Star travel tournament teams. I can’t express in words the sportsmanship, integrity and dedication these kids and their families have displayed while representing the Fallon Area.

My hopes are the support continues in the Fallon area for lacrosse as this is a wonderfully complementary Spring sport for Boys football and Boys and Girls Soccer. Thanks for coverage in your paper, great writing and the community support your local readers extended to all of the out of town Lacrosse guests yesterday.

Dan Cassidy


‘Climategate’ is ploy to destroy our way of life

“Climategate” was investigated by the universities that employed the parties involved. Then, unsurprisingly, the fox announced that there was no problem in the henhouse.

New York City was shut down based on an erroneous forecast, for which the National Weather Service later apologized.

After the headlines claiming 2014 was the warmest year ever, the folks who said it quietly admitted there was a 38 percent chance that 2014 was 2/100th of a degree warmer than previous years.

According to the IPCC’s computer models, the temperature should be rising year after year. In fact, the globe hasn’t warmed in 18 years.

The real agenda behind the global warming hysteria was admitted by a United Nations official. In a recent speech, Christiana Figueres, head of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, stated: “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history.” Figueres continued, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years — since the industrial revolution.”

So the real reason for the AGW ruse is to destroy the economies of and to reduce the standard of living enjoyed in the industrialized nations, down to the level suffered by people in third world countries. Will we let this happen?

E.C. Cowan

Carson City

Voters should show ID


Regarding “Make it easier, not harder to vote” by Harold Zaroff on Feb. 22, both of my parents were born at home in the wilderness (my mother next to Sioux Indian Reservation, outside Sturgis, S.D.) without a doctor, etc.

When it came time for them to prove their birth, a living relative, their mothers in this case, went with them to the proper authorities and wrote/signed the proper document stating relationship and information needed to obtain birth certificate. Both my parents were issued birth certificates at that time.

My mother never drove, but she had an identification card from DMV with her picture and necessary information. My mother was proud to prove who she was.

I strongly support that voters show photo identifications at the polls. A voter should be proud to do so.

Mary Jane Harding


Money needed for schools and school repairs


The first paragraph of Associated Press writer Michelle Rindel’s recent story tells us federal funds for Nevada highways and infrastructure are decreasing — they fell 6 percent from 2008 to 2013. Immediately, my mind turned to education.

The writer cites growing population in Nevada as a reason for the increased need for infrastructure funding. I get it, no surprise here. If this is true for public infrastructure, why doesn’t this argument apply to public schools also? Surely this population growth includes school-aged children.

So why can’t Republican legislators and taxpayers understand more money is needed for new schools and old school repairs?

Wendell Newman

Carson City