The First Indian War At Pyramid Lake

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Dennis Cassinelli         In my previous article, I told about the raid and destruction of Williams Station along the Carson River by a band of renegade Paiute Indians from the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation on May 6, 1860. The Comstock Lode had … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Don’t Let a Timeshare Become a Trap

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Timeshares are an extremely common form of property ownership in Nevada, which is not surprising given how important tourism and vacations are to Nevada’s economy. For some people, timeshares can be an excellent vacation option; however, for others … [Read more...]

The Pyramid Lake Indian Wars

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Part 1: Williams Station Massacre Dennis Cassinelli         This is the first in a series of articles about some of the most tragic events in the history of Nevada. About once a month, I will send out a story to describe the events that forever … [Read more...]

Child Custody and Child Support

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Divorce is tragic and all too common. It is even worse when there are disputes about child custody and innocent children are caught in the middle. Nevertheless, divorce is an unfortunate reality and when such a regrettable situation arises, … [Read more...]

Keyhole Canyon Archeological Site Hike

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by Tom Garrison © 2017 Tom Garrison My wife Deb and I have visited numerous rock art sites in our 25+ years of desert exploring. They are appealing—art pecked into stone (petroglyphs) or in some cases painted (pictographs). The art takes … [Read more...]

The Silver State Flour Mill

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Dennis Cassinelli         Like many people in western Nevada, I have a few choice pieces of antique yard art at my home to remind me of the rich, cultural heritage of our area. Some people have a weathered wagon wheel or perhaps a rusty old mine car … [Read more...]

CNN starts odd trend in journalism

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CNN starts odd trend in journalism   Are you watching the snit-fight between the president of the United States and the cable news powerhouse CNN? It’s a beaut. Donald Trump called CNN the proprietor of fake news and CNN said the … [Read more...]