A tribute to our mothers

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Dennis Cassinelli  On this Mother’s Day, we will have a family barbecue to celebrate and thank all the mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers among us. This will be a time for appreciation of not only those with us today, but a remembrance … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor-Faas

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Dear Editor,   The Committee members for La Dolce Vita fundraiser are grateful to each and every one who participated in the April 15 benefit for Mesquite Cancer HELP Society.  Amid the music, tribute toasts all around, and bidding on … [Read more...]

Nevadans would benefit from Trump’s tax deduction change

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So President Trump has finally decided to take our advice. More than a year ago this newspaper noted in an editorial that then presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Ben Carson all had proposed … [Read more...]

Calling all Homesteaders

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  Unfortunately, no one is offering fifty acres and a mule to homesteaders any more, but the State of Nevada does offer an extremely generous homestead exemption to homeowners, which means that should you ever be in the unfortunate situation … [Read more...]

State workers should not be allowed to unionize

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Lawmakers in Carson City keep coming up with more ways to spend our money. Senate Bill 486, for example, would authorize state government workers to unionize and collectively bargain for salaries and benefits. Currently, state law allows local … [Read more...]

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...]

Letter to the editor-Assemblyman Jim Marchant

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Letter: President Donald Trump swept into office promising to restore much needed economic growth to the nation. Making good on that promise, he recently announced, “Lowering the overall tax burden on American business is big league... that's … [Read more...]

4/20 Cartoon

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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...]

Silly bill would create Public Lands Day

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Some people have a really strange concept of "democracy," and that says a lot about some of the people elected to the Nevada Legislature. Also, if you thought an earlier proposal to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day as a silly waste of … [Read more...]