Carson City history 2-5
130 years ago
This Virginia & Truckee Wood Ring (continued from yesterday) has not only absorbed all the wood cutting and timber interests of Western Nevada, thus monopolizing two very important industries, but they are charged with the authorship of this diabolical plan for robbing the woodchoppers of the price of their labor. The absence of a lien law in favor of the woodchopper invites collusion between knavish principals and rascally contractors.
110 years ago
Died at the Poor Farm, Richard Anderson. Dick Anderson, as he was familiarity known has been a resident of this city for many years and although rough in manner he had many good qualities. He will be missed by many friends.
50 years ago
More than 160 skiers, speed skaters and biathlon experts from 14 countries will compete in the North American Ski championships at Squaw Valley in preparation for the 1960 Winter Olympics there.
20 years ago
Several legislators questioned a bill to protect non-smoker’s rights as actually protecting smoker’s rights. As written, SB25 would require those in control of public buildings to designate a separate room or area for smokers.
10 years ago
Joe Dini, D-Yerington, has been elected as Assembly speaker for the eighth time.
– Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).