The IRS should back off changing gaming rules

The Internal Revenue Service is pondering new rules regarding tax reporting by casinos — including tracking player rewards and loyalty card programs and lowering the threshold for reporting electronic jackpots from $1,200 to $600. At a hearing in W … [Read more...]

Finally, some common sense compromise from the BLM on grazing

Sometimes you just have to call their bluff. The Bureau of Land Management had for two years denied permission for Badger Ranch owners Dan and Eddyann Filippini to graze cattle on their North Buffalo and Copper Canyon allotments — which is i … [Read more...]

Why Run for Office?

I spend a fair amount of time talking to students and other young people about Congress and politics in general, and I’ve noticed something. It used to be that I’d regularly get asked how one runs for office. Nowadays, I rarely do. This is a young … [Read more...]

Education savings accounts will be a boon to education

One of the few things of value to be ground up and spat out by our Nevada legislative sausage factory this year was the education saving accounts (ESA) law created by Senate Bill 302. Gov. Brian Sandoval quickly signed the bill into law. SB302 … [Read more...]

Water Board’s Favoritism

To the Editor: The Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) has been through some tough times in the past few years, both structurally and financially. I know some of the past Board of Director’s decisions have been difficult and not always popular w … [Read more...]

An offended mayor

To the Editor: Mesquite, Nevada Mayor Al Litman in his Splash Pad article seems concerned about criticism he and the city council receive from citizens. It is untrue that the “blog site” he refers to are a “few in the community that will never b … [Read more...]

What goes around comes around

To the Editor: Today, 6/4/15, two small kittens were turned in to the Mesquite Animal Shelter. The couple who brought them in found them in a dirt area by Pizza Hut. The temperature was approaching 100 degrees, they had no food or water and were … [Read more...]

Amazing job, MPD

To the Editor: Thank you to the Mesquite Police Department for the arrest related to the thefts at North View Laundromat last week, a job well-done! Eva & Dallas Reber (Owners) Mesquite  … [Read more...]

Feudalism, How About Unpatriotic?

To the Editor: What do call constant attacks against the President and his ability to act under laws that were voted on by congress? Some might call it annoying, some might call it rhetoric, but I call it unpatriotic. Mr. Thomas Mitchell has been … [Read more...]

Being Grateful

To the Editor: Evidently due to a windshield wiper motor problem, on Wednesday, 27 May, while sitting in the driveway, our Chevy Tahoe caught fire . We just want to send our thanks to the man who rang our doorbell and pounded on the door to alert … [Read more...]