Nevada’s Question 1 would not stop criminals from getting guns

Since the American-born son of Afghan refugees shot to death 49 and wounded more than 50 more in a gay nightclub in Orlando recently there has been a constant drum beat for tighter controls on gun purchases. “This massacre is therefore a further … [Read more...]

Selective dudgeon by environmentalists over use of national monument land

This is why they are called spoilsports. A group calling itself Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is raising a ruckus over plans by the Bureau of Land Management to route a portion of a desert race from Las Vegas to Reno through a … [Read more...]

Nevada should drop its renewable energy mandate

It is high time Nevada dumped its ill-advised, pocket-picking, job-killing renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS). By Nevada law by 2025 fully 25 percent of all electrical power generated in the state must come from renewable sources such as … [Read more...]

Nevada’s rural congressmen chip away at federal lands

Nevada’s congressional representatives who represent the state’s rural communities continue to chip away at the massive federal public lands under the control of various federal agencies in an effort to aid economic development and recreational … [Read more...]

Scouts curbs Wotus, but Congress needs to act

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) this past week acted to finally curb, but not eliminate, the unfettered power of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to control every stream, ditch, wetland or muddy hoof print that … [Read more...]

Widely criticized BLM security agent promoted

No bureaucratic bungling shall go unrewarded. Be it at the State Department, Veterans Affairs, Internal Revenue Service, the Justice Department, Immigration or the Bureau of Land Management. The man who was in charge of security for the BLM … [Read more...]

Hardy expected to pick up Republican Party nomination

Fourth Congressional District incumbent Cresent Hardy of Mesquite is expected to pick up the Republican Party nomination in the June 14 primary, for which early voting begins in days. He faces two low-profile opponents. Hardy describes himself as … [Read more...]

Eight candidates vying for the Democratic nomination

There are eight candidates in the crowded race for the Democratic nomination for the 4th Congressional District — three of whom have served in the Nevada Legislature. The incumbent is Republican Cresent Hardy. The primary election is June 14 and … [Read more...]

Thumbs up to all that made the Ely cemetery look extra nice

To the Editor: I was born and raised in McGill and my parents are buried at the Ely cemetery. Each year my husband and I take our weeder, spades and other tools to clear out debris, dig out dandelions, etc., at their grave sites. This year, … [Read more...]

KNPR back on the air

To the editor: Public radio listeners in White Pine County might like to know that KNPR is once again on the air in White Pine County.  The antenna on Kimberly Peak was damaged by falling ice this past winter, and the maintenance crew was unable … [Read more...]