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Trina Machacek: A man’s wallet

February 23, 2020

For some unexplainable reason, during the past few weeks men’s wallets have been discussed around me. I don’t think it has much to do about me — well how did that happen?! But rather the...


Faith & Insight: A mission from God

February 23, 2020

After serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force, James Meredith returned home to his beloved Mississippi. He saw himself as a man on a mission, “a mission from God.” Meredith had a plan to...


Letters to the Editor for February 22, 2020

February 23, 2020

Solve the problem The proposed open non-presidential primary proposal by Kieckhefer of the top two in the general election doesn’t solve the problem with voter participation. The number of independents or non-party registered voters is...



Past Pages for February 22 to 25, 2020

February 22, 2020

Saturday 150 years ago… Shooting at Empire. — A row occurred in a Chinese gambling den at Empire City yesterday in which a man from China was shot through the arm by another man named...



Analysis: Democrats’ civility gives way to combustible conflict

February 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — Through a year of campaigning, the Democratic presidential candidates played nice, talking up party unity, disagreeing mostly politely on policy. No more. Wednesday’s debate signaled a sharp turn in the Democratic contest, with...


Cate Kortzeborn: What Medicare does (and doesn’t) cover

February 20, 2020

Medicare helps pay for a wide variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t covered....


Article Two and unlimited power

February 19, 2020

“I have an Article II where I have the right to do whatever I want as president.” President Donald Trump, July 23, 2019 The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787 to replace...


Democrat disarray

February 19, 2020

The last two weeks have removed any doubt about who the Democrat Party now is. Several noteworthy things occurred so I will try to comment on them all. I may jump around a bit. The...


Past Pages for February 19 to 21, 2020

February 19, 2020

Wednesday 150 years ago Miss H.K. Clapp has a class of some thirty people from China who attend a night school at the Sierra Seminary each evening in the week. She and Miss Babcock and...


Trina Machacek: Hot dog a new shop

February 17, 2020

Shopping, especially for clothes is not something I “relish.” I do “muster” through it, just to “catch-up” when I need to! Enough hot dog talk. Shopping is an acquired taste and takes a special skill...


Letters to the Editor for February 15, 2020

February 16, 2020

Impeachment trial was ‘disgusting’ The so-called “Senate impeachment trial” was totally disgusting. These gutless senators decided to side with Trump, even though they took an oath to be “fair and impartial.” Instead of holding Trump...


Faith & Insight: Fighting fire

February 16, 2020

The fire is out for the moment, but the acrimonious smoke from the impeachment inferno still hangs over our country. And, with a contentious and bitterly partisan election season already upon us, public nastiness will...


Guy Farmer: Why is the BLM based in Washington, D.C.?

February 15, 2020

If more than 99 percent of America’s public lands are in Nevada and the West, why is the headquarters of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which manages those public lands, located thousands of miles...



Past Pages for February 15 to 18, 2020

February 15, 2020

Saturday 150 years ago Big Day’s Work at the Mint. Col. Curry minted some ten thousand dollars in gold tens yesterday at the Carson Branch Mint. This begins to look like business. 130 years ago...


JoAnne Skelly: That’s landscaping?

February 14, 2020

I saw the darndest landscape last week. I was in Incline Village at a friend’s house that backs up to Tahoe Boulevard. My friend said, “Look at the neighbor’s backyard; you won’t believe it!” The...


Kim Palchikoff: How to deal with fear

February 14, 2020

The world of mental health is fraught with fear. For those of us suffering from mental illness, our lives are filled with fear. As a teenager, overwhelmed with mood swings, yet to be diagnosed with...


Dennis Cassinelli: Operation Haylift, 1948-1949

February 13, 2020

I recently received an email from 91-year-old Harold Harvell concerning an earlier article I wrote about the Operation Haylift of 1948-49. Harvell was personally involved in the operation. With his permission, I am including some...