April 6, 2005
Brad Horn/Nevada Appeal Moonlite BunnyRanch owner Dennis Hof smokes a cigar at his brothel's entrance Thursday in Mound House. At right is Sierra, a prostitute at the brothel. Although county governments collect license fees, the state of Nevada has never taxed brothels. If an industry lobbying group and an anti-prostitution lawmaker have their way, that could change this year.
MOUND HOUSE - If visitors to the Moonlite BunnyRanch aren't too distracted by the half-naked woman in skyscraper heels likely to be lounging at the bar, they might notice a small glass box stuffed with dollar bills near the door. This month, the brothel is collecting donations for the Silver Springs Spay and Neuter Clinic. Two months ago, it was the local children's museum.