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...]


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...]

Delusional candidates think wealth can be created by robbing Peter to pay Paul

Vice President Joe Biden breezed through Nevada one afternoon earlier this month, stopping long enough to pitch the idea of increasing the federal minimum wage 40 percent from $7.25 an hour to $10.10, saying this would not cost jobs and would pump … [Read more...]


Laxalt looks to pursue interests of Nevadans more than Miller in AG race The race for attorney general of Nevada matches two scions of political families, Ross Miller, son of former Gov. Bob Miller, and Adam Laxalt, grandson of Paul Laxalt, who … [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, 18 years ago, long before I became White Pine County District Attorney, I moved to Ely as a recent law school graduate. The people I worked with treated each other with courtesy and respect, including those on different sides of the … [Read more...]

If you haven’t taken the time to study the candidates and issues: Don’t vote

Early voting starts Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 4. It is time to start cramming for the test — a test of the American democratic republic. Normally this time of year you hear: Be sure and vote. Your vote counts. It is your civic duty to … [Read more...]

Misleading question 3 is bad for taxpayers, not much better for schools

If you know nothing about any other matter on the November ballot, we urge you to go the polls to cast a resounding “no” vote on Question 3 — otherwise known as The Education Initiative or more accurately as the margin tax. Depending on which … [Read more...]