Tax reform debate falls down a rabbit hole

If you are trying to follow the debate in Washington about tax reform in its various and evolving iterations, you are likely to come away muttering: Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure. This past week the House passed its version of tax reform … [Read more...]

Medicare changes revealed for 2018

By Andrew Bird Every year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) publishes updates to Medicare’s deductibles and copays for the following year. CMS recently released the changes for 2018 and there are some worthy of note if you a … [Read more...]

Carson City’s V & T Shops

Dennis Cassinelli           When the V & T Railroad reached Virginia City from Carson City in 1869, the owners built the original engine house and repair shops for the railroad in a small building at the southern end of Virginia City. By 1872, … [Read more...]

Stay Alert on Medicare Plan

Always be on the alert for what your Medicare plan does not cover. Just like with other health insurance coverage, Medicare insurance doesn’t necessarily cover everything. Obviously, you know what your deductibles and co-pays are, but you also n … [Read more...]

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...]