Supreme Court right to expedit education savings account hearing

There is a reason the courts routinely expedite cases involving children. If the cases were handled in the usual mañana fashion the children would have children of their own by the time the case is resolved. The state Supreme Court has rightly … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Why can’t the City and County get along? Well, the truth is we do get along on some joint projects. The County provides police service to the City. This agreement was not easy to work out. In fact, both parties had to go to … [Read more...]

Bundy prosecutors should prove need for any secrecy

A federal judge has granted the Las Vegas Review-Journal, this newspaper and The Associated Press the right to intervene in the criminal case involving the armed standoff at the Bundy ranch in Bunkerville two years ago in order to challenge an effort … [Read more...]

Feds hand counties a tiny fraction of public land revenue

It is that time of year again. The Interior Department has just announced the paltry sums it will dole out this year to counties that have federal public lands from which they can collect no property taxes to support public services. This year the … [Read more...]

Art & Wine Walk at Renaissance Village

Photo special to the Times The White Pine County Library Summer Reading Program "On your mark, Get set…Read!" is in full swing. The program is open to all children ages 2-10. Thee will be lots of incentives awarded to get kids reading this summer. … [Read more...]

Efforts to save endangered species can be counterproductive

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (ESA), intending to protect the likes of eagles and grizzlies and bison. Instead … [Read more...]

Nevada is a leader in educational effeciency

By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual “Kids Count Data Book” ranked Nevada 49th among the states in K-12 education. We always check the actual numbers behind rankings like this. But the so-called “Data … [Read more...]

Dr. G.N. Christensen will be parade Grand Marshal

The Great Basin Service Club announced the selection of G.N. Christensen, M.D. as the Grand Marshal for this year’s July 4th parade. He has been an active and vital part of the community since his arrival in 1968. Dr. Christensen (Norm to his … [Read more...]

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...]