Rural lands bill must pass Senate now

As the days of Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s power to set the agenda of the U.S. Senate wind down in this lame duck session of Congress, there is one bill the Democratic majority leader must bring to a vote and win passage. That is a package of seven … [Read more...]

Nevada Supreme Court should rule for free speech as guaranteed by state Constitution

It drives me to distraction when smart lawyers try to peel away tiny layers of the law with a scalpel instead of bashing it with a sledgehammer. That’s what the attorney for Citizen Outreach did recently before the Nevada Supreme Court. He … [Read more...]

New attorney general needs to hit the ground running on issues involving federal land agencies

Newly elected Attorney General Adam Laxalt has promised to make a priority of defending the state and its businesses and residents against overzealous federal encroachment on rights to use public and private land within the state of Nevada. He says … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The fourth grade at Aviston Elementary, located in southern Illinois, is learning about the United States and the different environments, climates, resources, and highlights found in each region. The kids int he class think it would … [Read more...]

Let water seek its price level in a free market

T he West has been parched by drought for 15 years. Lake Mead stands at 39 percent of its capacity. Thousands of acres of agricultural land lie fallow. Fruit and nut trees are dying. Cities are banning lawn watering. The dwindling waters of the … [Read more...]

If Harry Reid had his way our electricity bills would necessarily sky rocket

P redictably Harry Reid, D-Green Energy Cronies, launched into full pouting mode after the Nevada Public Utilities Commission killed a proposal by NV Energy to build a $438 million, 200-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant on the Moapa … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to you, the voters of White Pine County, for your overwhelming support in this General Election. You let your voice be heard that you value experience, qualifications, education, and competence … [Read more...]

The celebration of the sesquicentennial of Nevada’s ‘statehood’ may be a bit premature

O n Oct. 31, 1864 — 150 years ago — President Lincoln declared, “Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in accordance with the duty imposed upon me by the act of congress aforesaid, do hereby declare … [Read more...]

Editorials

Number cruncher Knecht should beat bad reputation Martin for Controller job  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, … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: From The Zoo to You We have reached that time of year again to renew your sign-ups of your Ridley’s Advantage Card Program points to The Zoo Inc. (They need to be renewed every year).  Zoo volunteers will be at Ridley’s on … [Read more...]