Letter to the Editor-Mike McGreer

During the July 19th meeting of the Virgin Valley Board of Directors, Barbara Ellestad made outlandish and untrue accusations against her colleague on the Board, Sandra Ramaker, and myself

Specifically, she accused Ms. Ramaker of plagiarism in an article that Ms. Ramaker wrote recently and published in the Desert Valley Times and LetsTalkNevada.com. The article was rejected for publication by her newspaper, The Mesquite Local News.

Ellestad referred to a passage in the article that was consistent with a passage in an article that I had written for LetsTalk.  Let me be absolutely clear, Ms. Ramaker had then, has now and will continue to have my permission to quote me, and use material that I have written or published without attribution.

Ellestad went on to accuse me of writing the article. Again, let me be clear, I am not the author of articles published by Ms. Ramaker. I am one of many individuals in this community who Ms. Ramaker consults, listens to and accepts or rejects their concerns.

We do share correspondence, and discuss mutual concerns, but Ms. Ramaker makes up her own mind on what she says and writes.

Michael M. McGreer,

Mesquite, Nevada, 89027



  1. John Crosby says:

    I, for one, and I’m sure I’m not alone is getting tired of this ongoing cat fight between these to ladies. It make me wonder how much is getting done at the VVWD. If election time is in you ladies futre be prepared to “Hit the bricks”.

  2. I could not agree more. The public display between the two of them is ridiculous, and we’re all tired of it. It’s time for Barbara to step down from either the water board or thise paper. In my personal opinion it is a complete conflict of interest.

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