Nevada leads nation in reducing carbon output

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Those onerous and costly Environmental Protection Agency rules requiring power plants in each state to cut carbon output by 30 percent from its 2005 level by 2030 should not be so onerous and costly for Nevadans after all. We've already done … [Read more...]

Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one — for now

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Nevada senior Sen. Harry Reid — during one of his many full-throated anti-Koch brothers rants — recently told the world he knows better than the Founders just how much free speech the citizens of this country should be allowed. He announced he is … [Read more...]

VA treatment has history

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So, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this past week as a result of the scandal over veterans dying while waiting to receive treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s strongly worded call for his ouster surely … [Read more...]

Parks designation a way to bypass Congress

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President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico — the 500,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy … [Read more...]

It’s time to protest new EPA rules

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Is there nothing the federal government will not micromanage into a bureaucratic knot of red tape? Now the Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten the rules for the Clean Water Act in such a way that gives it authority over just about any … [Read more...]

‘Gunfighters of Pioche’ has a certain Twain

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One of the distinctive pleasures in reading Mark Twain is his ability to deliver of the most outrageous anecdotal details in such a matter-of-fact, nonchalant tone as to make it sound as though he was recounting the stitching craftsmanship at … [Read more...]

Debate continues on feral horse issue

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A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

Ranchers should charge BLM for thirsty horses

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AUSTIN — One of the biggest problems facing Nevada ranchers all across the central swath of the state from the California to Utah borders is an overabundance of feral horses drinking water and eating forage rightfully set aside for cattle and sheep, … [Read more...]

Ranchers need to strike while the iron is hot

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“But do not be angry, my lord, that I make merry in this way; very often I have heard a truth told in jest.” — Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1390   AUSTIN — In late April in an old Methodist Church, ranchers and public officials huddled to … [Read more...]

What choices did Cliven Bundy have?

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Officials of the Bureau of Land Management insist Bunkerville cattle rancher Cliven Bundy “owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million” in unpaid grazing fees for the past two decades. That was their excuse for closing off 600,000 acres of … [Read more...]