Past Pages for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
150 years ago
Observation on the weather: An old settler says that for the last 17 years the weather during the month of February, on the Pacific Coast, has generally been the pleasantest of any month in the year. And the present month bids fair to be so no exception to the general rule.
130 years ago
Senator Briggs has introduced a bill to encourage the construction of a railroad in the Southern portion of the State of Nevada. This is the Nevada Southwestern Railroad Company, the road to pass from the eastern to the western boundaries of the state.
100 years ago
On Friday evening in the Orphan’s Home gymnasium, there will be an interesting and lively game of basketball between the boys and girls team of Carson High School and the boys and girls team of the Home.
70 years ago
Any woman working more than eight hours in any day would be given a mandatory 30-minute lunch period between the third and fifth hours of just employment under the terms of a bill introduced in the Assembly Friday.
50 years ago
The climate is right for introduction of a bill to allow voters to determine whether Sparks and Reno should merge, Assemblyman Thomas Kean, R-Reno, said today.
30 years ago
Advocates for mobile home renters and owners reached a truce today on legislation that would require landlords to make safety corrections within 24 hours.
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).