Operation Haylift 1948 – 1949

Dennis Cassinelli       When the record-shattering blizzards of 1948 - 49 threatened the lives of thousands of livestock, Operation Haylift flew into action. The winter storms of 1948-49 were the heaviest in the West since 1889, and thousands of re … [Read more...]

Fishing Winnemucca Lake

By Dennis Cassinelli         Demand for fresh fish during the Comstock boom days was met by resourceful fishermen who brought their catch to market from Stillwater Marsh east of Fallon and from Pyramid and Winnemucca lakes. Some of the local Ind … [Read more...]

Rare lunar eclipse coming

By Dave Maxwell Lincoln County Record People throughout the United States were excited to see the total eclipse of the sun in 2017. And while the U.S. won’t be getting as good a look at that again until 2024, parts of the country will be a … [Read more...]

Dean Heller Delivered for Nevadans in 2017

Last year was full of victories for Nevada and Americans across the country because of Dean Heller’s leadership. Heller helped author the tax plan that repeals the Obamacare individual mandate and has already led to higher wages and a c … [Read more...]

Healthcare rankings show gradual improvement

https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/end-of-year-health-care-rankings-show-nevadas-gradual-improvement-still-a-long-way-to-go By Megan Messerly The Nevada Independent Nevada has been gradually making improvements to its health-care system over … [Read more...]

How did Prehistoric Nevadans cope with winter weather?

Dennis Cassinelli         People who live here today and complain when the Nevada Department of Transportation hasn’t plowed the road in time or when their heating bills are too high, should look back in time a few hundred or thousand years to see … [Read more...]

Fremont’s first New Years Eve in Nevada, 1843

by Dennis Cassinelli It has been more than 50 years since I took my first hunting trip into the vast, desert country of northwestern Nevada. This is the area of northern Washoe County that includes the Black Rock Desert, Soldier Meadows and the … [Read more...]

Whoa! We spent $22m on what?

By Sherman Frederick Do you believe in UFOs – unidentified flying objects? How about UFPs – unidentified funded programs? Mark me as curious about UFOs, but dead set against UFPs, especially when the UFP is about UFOs. That’s the gift the … [Read more...]

The night before a Comstock Christmas

A poem by Dennis Cassinelli ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the mines, The men heard the whistles that signaled the time. From the bowels of the earth, they were pulled to the top, Up out of the shaft, then they came to a s … [Read more...]

The tragedy at Susan’s Bluff

Dennis Cassinelli         I first heard about the legend of Susan’s Bluff over 40 years ago from Oliver Perondi, a fellow employee at the Nevada Department of Transportation. We were traveling east on Highway 50 a few miles east of Dayton when he p … [Read more...]