PILT funding still doesn’t add up

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Dear Nevada counties: The checks are in the mail. Signed: Harry Reid. Sen. Harry Reid has issued a press release saying Nevada counties are to receive more than $25 million in federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) from the Department of the … [Read more...]

Kudos to Klasik Kloset

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Dear Editor, The Desert Rose Christian Church in Beaver Dam, who also operates the Desert Rose food Pantry, would like to shout a big THANK YOU to the Klasik Kloset Boutique. They have showed faithfulness to families in need by giving beautiful … [Read more...]

Just plain rude

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Dear Editor, Today I overheard a conversation that really got my blood boiling.  A lady was talking to a receptionist to make an appointment when out of the blue the lady asked if the receptionist was a smoker. The receptionist replied that indeed … [Read more...]

Congress should repeal, replace ESA

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Our federal bureaucrats have never met a problem they couldn’t exacerbate. That is especially the case with their handling of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Using flimsy evidence the Fish and Wildlife Service has declared countless species to … [Read more...]

Prior restraint just a form of censorship

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“Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” ― John Milton, Areopagitica It is called prior restraint. But that doesn't seem to stop Nevada judges. This past Friday, the last day of … [Read more...]

No savings here

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To the Editor: To Senator Reid, and those who voted for and support the Affordable Health Care Act. (AKA Obamacare). When does the affordable part kick in?  I just opened a letter telling me my insurance monthly premium is going up 32%. ($816.00 … [Read more...]

Pranks lead to bad impressions

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To the Editor: When I moved into Mesquite in November 2013, I was warned to secure yard décor. Annually, high school seniors perform a prank of taking personal property. This year, our neighborhood was hit but no one laughed. Neighbors experienced … [Read more...]

Thank you, Mesquite

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To the Editor: We come on holiday to Mesquite every year, we usually travel on silver rider with friendly drivers, but in April this year our friendly driver rescued myself and my poor wife who was in danger of being blown onto road, the gusts of … [Read more...]

Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one — for now

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Nevada senior Sen. Harry Reid — during one of his many full-throated anti-Koch brothers rants — recently told the world he knows better than the Founders just how much free speech the citizens of this country should be allowed. He announced he is … [Read more...]

VA treatment has history

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So, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this past week as a result of the scandal over veterans dying while waiting to receive treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s strongly worded call for his ouster surely … [Read more...]