Some Thoughts on Governing

I have been working in or around government for over 50 years, and if you asked me to boil down what I’ve learned to one sentence, it is this: Governing is much harder work than most people imagine. This doesn’t excuse its lapses or sluggish rate of p … [Read more...]

Rescue Organization Says Thank You

To The Editor: Adopt A Rescue Pet is one of the largest dog rescue in Southern Nevada we are all volunteer, non-profit and of course no-kill. Our group receives no state or federal funds and relies only on fundraisers and donations. We do … [Read more...]

Thank you for supporting the donkeys in the Groupon campaign

To the Editor: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue (PVDR) Scenic AZ Satellite Adoption Center was featured in a Groupon Grassroots fund raising campaign October 6 - 16, 2014. We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we r … [Read more...]

Remember driving rules

To the Editor: Recently I have witnessed several potential car accidents at the intersection of Pioneer and Grapevine. The reason is confusion over right-of-way. Vehicles traveling north and south must stop at a stop sign then proceed when the … [Read more...]

Ramaker responds

To The Editor: People  have asked me to explain my concerned about Virgin Valley Water District policies. Specifically, they want to know why, if they needed, had I not done something about them as a board member. That is a good question. Before … [Read more...]

Support Group Sessions…Yes, No, Maybe

To the Editor: As part of Breast Cancer Month the concept of support groups as a necessary means to the wellness of cancer patients can sometimes have a negative allusion -- not in the case of those many patients who have attended our local cancer … [Read more...]

Cegavske’s background in business is important; Attorney General Pick

The secretary of state of Nevada has a number of duties relating to keeping track of business filings, commercial recordings, regulating notaries and securities. But the highest profile and most significant duty of the office is to oversee the … [Read more...]

The Truth about Road Scholars

I am writing regarding an article written by Debra Beatty on October 17, 2014 in the Mesquite Local News ( While we appreciate the coverage, I would like to clarify some of the information … [Read more...]

Knecht has the right experience for controller; Treasurer Pick

The office of controller may be one of the least understood constitutional offices in the state of Nevada. The controller is basically the chief fiscal officer, responsible for handling the states accounting system, paying bills and collecting … [Read more...]

Vote for Ellestad

To the Editor: I urge Mesquite voters to elect Barbara Ellestad to the Virgin Valley Water District board on November 4. Barbara’s work background is not specifically water management, and this is her first time to run for a public office. That s … [Read more...]