Letter to the editor-Assemblyman Jim Marchant

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Letter: President Donald Trump swept into office promising to restore much needed economic growth to the nation. Making good on that promise, he recently announced, “Lowering the overall tax burden on American business is big league... that's … [Read more...]

4/20 Cartoon

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If you want to smoke weed, you’d better know the laws

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Nevada is one of eight states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes allowing anyone to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, one/eighth ounce of a concentrate and paraphernalia associated with smoking marijuana. So with the recent … [Read more...]

Silly bill would create Public Lands Day

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Some people have a really strange concept of "democracy," and that says a lot about some of the people elected to the Nevada Legislature. Also, if you thought an earlier proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day as a silly waste of … [Read more...]

I’m Just Sayin’

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by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison As any student of English knows, it is a dynamic language. Words and phrases are borrowed from other languages, sometimes to add a bit of gravitas (Latin), sometimes for a mardi gras (French) sort of fun. … [Read more...]

Cartoon

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Letter to the editor-Sears

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With the recent news surrounding Sears Holdings Corporation(SHC), We want to assure our customers and trade partners that we are going strong and will continue providing the community access to the brands they love and need. Sears Holdings … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Mesquite Community Education Foundation

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Thank you for publishing coverage of the VVHS “Spring Fling.” The event was the first of its kind in many years, giving the community an opportunity to enjoy an evening at Virgin Valley High School, featuring the talents of our … [Read more...]

Forget PILT checks, transfer federal lands

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There is considerable consternation in rural counties across the West over the Trump administration planning to cut the size of Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) checks this year. The current budget blueprint calls for cuts but doesn’t specify how … [Read more...]

Dayton’s Pony Express Stations

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Dennis Cassinelli   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 1850s, Spafford … [Read more...]