Sage grouse bill garners support

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If the federal land agencies insist on requiring special protections for sage grouse in Nevada and across the West, they should bear the brunt of the cost and not the state and local governments and private landowners, says Rep. Mark Amodei, who … [Read more...]

Ranchers need to strike while the iron is hot

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“But do not be angry, my lord, that I make merry in this way; very often I have heard a truth told in jest.” — Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1390   AUSTIN — In late April in an old Methodist Church, ranchers and public officials huddled to … [Read more...]

Mesquite is safe

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To the Editor: This morning I opened your paper and read the letter from Mr. Day of North Platte, NE. It literally made me laugh out loud. Mr. Day, you could hardly find a safer place than Mesquite, NV.  It is still one of those sweet small … [Read more...]

The best yet

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To the Editor: To the out going editor... Where were you the last three years?  Your last column was your best. Up until this last column, I thought you pitched slow pitch softball for a living.... and seriously, good luck. Jim Olson Bunkerville … [Read more...]

Why replace the mayor?

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To the Editor: Being we seem to need to replace the mayor? I have a few questions. 1. Why is a mayor needed? Let the city manager finish out the mayor’s term, but with no increase in pay! 2. If the mayor needs to be in office why can’t we have a … [Read more...]

Costs for solar arrays dropping

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To the Editor: As a candidate for Trustee of the Overton Power District, I feel the need to comment on the article posted online on April 25, “OPD survey asks if you want solar power,” by Susan Santarcangelo (Editor’s note: the article appears on … [Read more...]

No Mesquite visit for us

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To the Editor: My wife has a friend who lives in your town. They went to college together.   Most people think they are sisters as they are very close. They try to see each other every two or three years. We’ve been planning a trip to Mesquite for … [Read more...]

It’s about more than tortoises and cows

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To the Editor: Let's put this into perspective. Our government can't protect our borders, it can't protect our citizens and military in Benghazi, but it can send in SWAT teams and snipers to effectively ban us from 600,000 plus acres of public land … [Read more...]

Warped values

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To the Editor: What a warped sense of values! Radicals who call themselves “Occupy Wall Street” commit multiple crimes of rape, assault, destruction of property, police attacks and attempt to blow up a bridge in Ohio, and they are adored and … [Read more...]

BLM should pay restitution

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To the Editor: The Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming (ICOW) is outraged at the recent Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) aggressive behavior against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who had lawful grazing rights dating back decades.     In this particular … [Read more...]