‘Gunfighters of Pioche’ has a certain Twain

One of the distinctive pleasures in reading Mark Twain is his ability to deliver of the most outrageous anecdotal details in such a matter-of-fact, nonchalant tone as to make it sound as though he was recounting the stitching craftsmanship at the … [Read more...]

9th circuit ruling on horses

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

Poor Mark Twain

W hether a cove at Lake Tahoe is named after Mark Twain or the man on the moon, we don’t have much of an opinion on that. But what in the world has become of us as a nation when it comes to matter of race? The story is this: For the second … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor This past weekend, my family traveled to Lovelock to see the White Pine High School girls softball games.  the games were nail biters, on the edge of your seat games.. What a talented team of young ladies.  the long trip to … [Read more...]

Ranchers should charge BLM for thirsty horses

By Thomas Mitchell AUSTIN — One of the biggest problems facing Nevada ranchers all across the central swath of the state from the California to Utah borders is an overabundance of feral horses drinking water and eating forage rightfully set aside … [Read more...]

Editorial: BLM needs to see rancher’s plight

This past week the Elko County Commission voted to send a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, an Elko native and former Harry Reid aide, inviting him to come to Nevada and discuss his agency’s recent decisions that have harmed … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: McGill Revitalization Associations, along with Andy McVicars, Hal Hollingsworth and the McGill Volunteer Fire Department are all working together to restore the McGill baseball park. Over the years the grass has taken over the … [Read more...]

Ranchers need to strike while the iron is hot

“But do not be angry, my lord, that I make merry in this way; very often I have heard a truth told in jest.” — Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1390   AUSTIN — In late April in an old Methodist Church, ranchers and public officials huddled to … [Read more...]

Editorial: Sage grouse bill garners support

If the federal land agencies insist on requiring special protections for sage grouse in Nevada and across the West, they should bear the brunt of the cost and not the state and local governments and private landowners, says Rep. Mark Amodei, who … [Read more...]

Point of View

Courtesy photo
The Tomera family of Lander County is battling with the Bureau of Land Management over the closure of one of their grazing alloments. Above they are standing in the green grass along Lewis Creek above their ranch. From left is Paul, Lynn, Dan and Pete Tomera.

By Rex Steninger Former owner and editor of the Elko Daily Free Press Several Lander County ranching families are scrambling to survive after what they describe as the Battle Mountain Bureau of Land Management’s decision to close the Argenta … [Read more...]

Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin