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...]

A citizen’s guide to Nevada’s open-government laws

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Do you know your rights when it comes to requesting government records or attending meetings in Nevada? Here’s a quick guide in honor of Sunshine Week, which runs March 16-22. Who can request records? Anybody. Unlike a handful of states, Nevada … [Read more...]

Where Congress Falls Short … And Where It Doesn’t

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At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I’d sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from worrying about the current politics of Capitol Hill and take a longer view. Congress, I said, … [Read more...]

Little Changes make a big difference in serving you

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Peggy Stauffer: Social Security District Manager, Las Vegas Social Security Card Center The new year is always a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want … [Read more...]