This week in history Dec. 13-19

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December 14, 1911: The state and county elections passed off very nicely here on Dec 12. We were certainly treated fine by our county officials, for they sent us a box of nuts, games, candy and cigars, and, the best of all, paid for a big dinner for … [Read more...]

State budget could use some belt tightening

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The members of the Nevada Economic Forum met earlier this month and came up with a forecast for how much the total state general fund revenues will be for the next two years. The Economic Forum was created by lawmakers in 1993. It is responsible … [Read more...]

We Do Not Canonize

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The Founding Fathers may not be too happy with us right now. They were most afraid of tyranny and imperialism taking over our experiment in self-government. The president was to be a commoner; not above the law, and certainly not royalty of any kind. … [Read more...]

Peek and Boo-Hoo

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 I started my holiday baking. Oh I’m making all my normal regulars. English toffee, peanut brittle, spiced nuts. But this year I’ve decided to throw a new comer into the mix. Some pumpkin biscotti. On the outset that doesn’t sound like a big deal. It … [Read more...]

Hoard of gold coins found at Lovelock Chinatown

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  Some stories are worthy of being told more than once. There are countless stories about lost or buried treasure in Nevada history. Most of these are legends that may or may or may not have any basis in fact. The following story however, is one of … [Read more...]

Give books about Nevada and by Nevadans

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With Christmas rapidly approaching some of you may still be confounded by the question of just what to give that Nevada friend or family member. May we be so bold as to suggest a gift that endures — books about Nevada or by Nevadans. The choices are … [Read more...]

This week in history Dec. 6-12

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December 7 1910, Bunkerville: It is reported that all the ore teams hauling for Grand Gulch will be laid off over the holidays. The miners are going home to be with their families. December 7, 1912: Ira J Earl returned home last night from Logan, … [Read more...]

The asylum caravan

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The asylum caravan or should we say invasion force is on our southern border. The president of the U.S. and the mayor of Tijuana describe them as mobs seeking the eternal gravy train in America. The hordes are currently massing for the upcoming big … [Read more...]

Believing in Miracles

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Miracles happen, and while many of us believe in them, some will try and explain it as scientific findings or a given reason(s) as to how or why the event occurred. The miracle is an unexplainable event which can be attributed to the supernatural … [Read more...]

Words are Wisdom

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 I enjoy contests. I enter contests sending my hope filled entries out into the world with this thought, “Hey, somebody’s gotta win, might as well be me!” That is how the lottery gets to be worth sooooo much. Apparently I am not the only one who is … [Read more...]