More about Potosi

Virginia City’s older sister Dennis Cassinelli           Since I wrote a previous article about the similarities and differences between the old silver town of Potosi in Bolivia and our own Virginia City here in Nevada, I have had some questions f … [Read more...]

Stand-Alone Plans Help Seniors

By Andrew Bird Medicare is a great program for seniors. It covers a lot of the major medical costs that accompany many of us as we age, such as most stays at the hospital and most major surgeries. If you are on Part B it will even cover most … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Contribution to the Civil War

Dennis Cassinelli           No sooner had the Pyramid Lake Indian Wars ended and fear of attack from hostile Indians subsided in the Nevada Territory and on the Comstock in 1860, the American Civil War began. Fortunately, the Comstock militiamen ha … [Read more...]

Visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum

Dennis Cassinelli           Being a member of the Nevada State museum and having been a volunteer tour guide there, I want to encourage Carson City visitors to visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Fall is an ideal time to see this wonderful attr … [Read more...]

Paddock was a big gambler, but experts say no known nexus between losses and violence

By John L. Smith Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo’s experience tells him mass murderer Stephen Paddock might have had a … [Read more...]

The “Slim Princess” Railroad

Dennis Cassinelli            By 1880, the owners of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad decided to pursue another venture to tap into the new mining districts developing in the south central part of Nevada. The idea was to construct a new railroad li … [Read more...]

Giunchigliani, Laxalt about to announce candidacy

By Jackie Valley, Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels The Nevada Independent Monday promises to be a “special” day for two like … [Read more...]

New Medicare Cards Coming

By Andrew Bird In this day and age with identity theft running so rampant and still continuing to rise, one must be vigilant in protecting their personal information from scammers and other such criminals. Personal information includes things like … [Read more...]

Indian artifacts can be found almost anywhere

Dennis Cassinelli         Ever since I grew up on a ranch that had been an old Indian village site, I have had a special fascination for Indian artifacts. Arrowheads, beads, scrapers and fragments of other stone tools can still be found just about … [Read more...]

Democrats’ DACA rhetoric just muddies the waters

The vitriol being spewed over President Trump’s suspension of Obama’s executive fiat to defer deportation of illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children is nothing more than pretentious and pointless political patronizing. Nevada’s … [Read more...]