The great Winnemucca bank robbery of 1900

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Dennis Cassinelli History records that on Wednesday, September 19, 1900, the First National Bank of Winnemucca at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and Bridge Street in Winnemucca, Nevada. was held up by three unmasked men. The estimated … [Read more...]

Equal pay bill is a waste of time and money

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If you ever seek to land a government contract in Nevada — paving roads, scrubbing floors, selling typing paper — under a proposed law you will be guilty until proven innocent. Assembly Bill 106, being sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Ellen … [Read more...]

cartoon 2-23-17

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Letter to the editor-Cook

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Letter: I was amazed last Friday when I arrived 30 minutes early for my appointment at the local barber shop. The owner told me that he didn't like anyone just siting and staring at him for 30 minutes. I asked if I should wait out in the rain. The … [Read more...]

The lives and hard times of dogs:

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How to keep your pet out of the slammer Clifford Gravett, Esq.   Mesquite is nothing if not a pet lover’s town; from Great Danes to Chihuahuas to everything else in between (not to mention cats, fish, and other more exotic pets). Given … [Read more...]

Lawmakers waste time on changing Columbus Day law

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Lawmakers have just 120 days every other year to take care of business, and they are always complaining that there just isn’t enough time to get it done. Perhaps, just perhaps, that is because they spend an incredible amount of time in pointless, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Montoya

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The City of Mesquite would like to thank all of the volunteers, organizations and individuals for their help organizing and contributing to the 13th Annual Heart Walk. It was a tremendous success, thanks largely to the generosity of the sponsors, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Fox

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On February 2, 2017, Teri Nehrenz wrote a letter to the editor expressing some confusion over the goals of those who took part in the Women’s Marches on January 21, 2017. These marches drew hundreds of thousands of people – not just women – from all … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Chavez

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On Saturday, Feb. 4, I lost my wallet while shopping at our local Wal Mart. When I discovered that it was missing, I immediately felt nauseated and like I had been punched in the stomach. The thought of replacing all my personal effects, cancelling … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor-Lusby

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Every day on the streets of Mesquite, drivers are running stop signs, stop lights, tail gating and speeding. There is not a day that goes by I am almost hit by one of these drivers. If I honk at them to get their attention they just give the finger. … [Read more...]