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Past Pages for January 18-21, 2020

January 18, 2020

Saturday 150 Years Ago The storm: A gale began and was the severest that has visited us for more than a year. The wind blew, and we had a lively snow storm. At the State...


Letters to the Editor for January 15, 2020

January 16, 2020

Constitution clearly states who can declare war I was drawn in by the headline of Mr. Farmer`s commentary (Reaction to Soleimani killing covers spectrum). I had hoped for an article that promoted understanding of various...


Get Healthy, Carson City: Be cancer aware

January 16, 2020

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. HPV causes almost...


Past Pages for January 15-17, 2020

January 15, 2020

Wednesday 150 Years Ago Nonpareil Club: The Ball was attended by a numerous and much delighted company who kept up their jollities until the gray streaks began to show themselves in the east. Everybody was...



Dennis Cassinelli: Ice fishing at Nevada state parks

January 15, 2020

Ice fishing at Nevada State Parks has been a family tradition for many years. Every year, people dedicated to this winter sport watch the Department of Wildlife reports on ice fishing conditions to find out...



Jim Hartman: Is Klobuchar the Goldilocks alternative?

January 13, 2020

Thirteen Democratic presidential candidates qualified with the Nevada Democratic Party for the Feb. 22 caucuses, with only Michael Bloomberg failing to file. In reality, the Democratic field is now winnowed to five candidates who satisfied...


Trina Machacek: Ugh. Exercising.

January 13, 2020

There are no resolutions that seem to be broken faster than, “I’m going to treat my body better.” Be it by diet or exercise. I’ve been invited to a gym. I’ve gotten notes from diet...


An open letter to officials of Carson City by Maxine Nietz

January 12, 2020

A Métis activist from Canada said, “Don’t mistake motion for action.” President Fillmore said, “It is not strange… to mistake change for progress.” Author Ellen A. G. Glasgow wrote, “All change is not growth; as...


Faith & Insight: Grounding identity above

January 12, 2020

People today seem to be going through an identity crisis. This is especially true when in adolescence. In every direction we are being overwhelmed with different opinions regarding the proper grounding for identity and human...


Guy Farmer: What’s next with Iran?

January 11, 2020

The Blame America First crowd was loudly outraged after President Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, a notorious international terrorist and mass murderer responsible for the deaths of hundreds of...


Past Pages for January 11 to 14, 2020

January 11, 2020

Saturday 150 Years Ago Burglary: Lilienfield, a clothing store on Carson street, was entered by burglars who took a large amount of clothing and two cases of boots. No clue has been obtained…. It is...




Letters to the Editor for January 8, 2020

January 9, 2020

Democrats maintained dog, pony show during impeachment hearings I am responding to a letter to the editor titled “Rules for Jurors” [Nevada Appeal, Dec. 28]. After the completely partisan witch hunt investigation in the House,...



Get Healthy, Carson City: The clean indoor air act

January 8, 2020

Effective Jan. 1, the use of vapor products or electronic cigarettes as well as the smoking of tobacco products in most public places and indoor places of employment are no longer allowed under the Nevada...


Past Pages for January 8-10, 2020

January 8, 2020

Wednesday 150 Years Ago The Mint: The Mint lot is going to look magnificent. The greater part of the iron fence is up. When the sidewalks are all in shape, and the lot itself is...


Our republic

January 8, 2020

Can you name the five rights enumerated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? If you can’t, you are not alone. Most people can’t. According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center 37 percent couldn’t...