Editorial: Education funding lawsuit not likely

Some are speculating as to whether Nevada could be successfully sued and forced to increase its public education funding, as reportedly happened a couple of weeks ago with a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court. Let’s just say we’re not in Kansas … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, This is my first “letter to the editor.” I have a personal interest. I am hurt and I am mad so I must tell of a recent injustice. It is a sad day in the Ely community when a person is in court representing themselves to prove their … [Read more...]

Margin tax initiative starting to heat up

By Thomas Mitchell The battle for votes over Question 3 on this November’s statewide ballot — known as The Education Initiative by its proponents, but as the Margin Tax Initiative by its opponents — is escalating. The Nevada State Education … [Read more...]

Editorial: Research foundation should cut its losses

The White House has included in its dead-on-arrival budget a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to build a laboratory and research facilities — currently housed in leased space on the UNLV campus — at the 122-acre UNLV Harry Reid … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor

From The Zoo to you, Thrifty Tails will re-open Friday. The days and hours will remain the same at this time Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be marking items of clothing down. More information will be coming soon. We … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Howard E. Bohrn The new year is in full swing and the White Pine Public Museum is continuing our membership and fundraising drive in an effort to raise funds to expand and showcase our offerings to the public. Members are now being offered a 20 … [Read more...]

Day’s ‘Horse Lover’ a bumpy ride

By Thomas Mitchell There is a uniquely Western thrill in witnessing a herd of wild mustangs galloping across a sagebrush-dotted hillside. There is a concomitant melancholy to seeing acres of small corrals stretching across Palomino Valley near … [Read more...]

Editorial: Health Exchange website disaster can’t be fixed

The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (SSHIX), created to conform to the dictates of the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, is an unmitigated disaster. Nevada Health Link crashes and serves up error messages. People’s questions sit in a queue … [Read more...]

Walking the tightrope during ‘middle year’ requires great balance

Life may not be meals, as one best-selling book claims, but both should be balanced. A balanced meal, of course, is one in which the last morsel from the cord of string beans is followed by the last heaping forkful of potatoes and then the last … [Read more...]

Point of View

By Mark Basset For over a century, steam locomotives 40 and 93 have called White Pine County home. Amazingly, both locomotives are still in operation, now hauling excursion trains that delight thousands of visitors a year.  In the course of a … [Read more...]

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