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JoAnne Skelly: Rainwater harvesting is now legal
JoAnne Skelly: Rainwater harvesting is now legal

April 19, 2019

My friend Marie was told recently it was illegal to harvest rainwater in Nevada. She was referring to putting large barrels under gutter downspouts to catch and store water running off a roof. Many people...


Greg Dill: Your Medicare rights and protections
Greg Dill: Your Medicare rights and protections

April 19, 2019

Did you know Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare? Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with Medicare with their inquiries, complaints,...


Get Healthy Carson City: Just drive
Get Healthy Carson City: Just drive

April 18, 2019

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community. It is Monday morning; you get in the car and start your drive to work....


Dennis Cassinelli: Pony Express Stations, Part 4: Dayton
Dennis Cassinelli: Pony Express Stations, Part 4: Dayton

April 18, 2019

In 1849, Abner Blackburn and other prospectors heading to the California gold fields discovered the first Nevada gold where Gold Canyon reaches the Carson River at a place that later became Dayton. In the early...


Letters to the Editor for April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Hate truck has no business in Carson City I was in Carson City today photographing some immigrant youth who had come to lobby for bills of concern to their communities in Las Vegas, Reno, and...


The Popcorn Stand: Guess what day it is?

April 17, 2019

Hey, guess what day it is…Guess what day it is? As I’m writing this Popcorn Stand, it’s a Wednesday, so of course I have to write about the latest tale of a touring camel. This...


Anne Macquarie: What is the Green New Deal?
Anne Macquarie: What is the Green New Deal?

April 17, 2019

In 1933 our country was in the middle of the Great Depression. Dozens of banks had failed. Unemployment was at almost 25% — the highest rate in our country’s history. Incredibly, almost 90 percent of...


Hypocrisy from the left
Hypocrisy from the left

April 17, 2019

The left is becoming ever more deranged. Or maybe with the sunlight shining on their activities as they become more brazen, we just hear more about their hypocrisy. Case in point. Attorney General Barr stated...


It does not exonerate him
It does not exonerate him

April 17, 2019

“While this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,” William Barr, U.S. Attorney General, March 24. In July 2016, the FBI began an investigation into Russian...


The Popcorn Stand: Record isn’t a soft soap job

April 15, 2019

I switch to my fascination with weird world records and what the human mind thinks of. I’ve come across a North Carolina man named Steven Langley who more than satisfies my fascination in both of...


Juliee Morrison: Eat right as you age

April 15, 2019

Maintaining a healthy diet is a great way for seniors to stay active and energized and can also help reduce the risk of common chronic conditions like hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and more. However,...


Trina Machacek: Signals in signs
Trina Machacek: Signals in signs

April 14, 2019

This was funny. I stopped at a little gas station in Austin to buy some gum because Highway 50 between Austin and Fallon is long. A zillion miles long. In reality it’s 111 miles, but...


Teri Vance: Bookmobile in Ruby Valley
Teri Vance: Bookmobile in Ruby Valley

April 14, 2019

A few weeks ago I returned to my alma mater — the one-room schoolhouse in Ruby Valley about 70 miles from Elko, the nearest town — to write a story about the importance of Bookmobiles,...


Guy Farmer: Ring of fire: Burners at it again
Guy Farmer: Ring of fire: Burners at it again

April 14, 2019

Every time I write a Burning Man column I tell myself it’s the last one because I’ve been beating up on them for more than 20 years. But then the money-grubbing Burner hierarchy does or...


Faith & Insight: My life’s purpose
Faith & Insight: My life’s purpose

April 14, 2019

Bible thought: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the...


Maxine Hauser Nietz: SB327 a handout to developers

April 13, 2019

Senate Bill 327 is an act relating to land use planning; defining certain terms relating to superpads. I and many others urge the Legislature NOT to approve this bill. It’s nothing short of a handout...





JoAnne Skelly: Tips for growing strawberries
JoAnne Skelly: Tips for growing strawberries

April 12, 2019

To grow strawberries successfully, there are a few things to know: which type and variety to select, the correct growing conditions, how to rejuvenate a bed and how to protect those succulent fruits from the...