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January 16 Commissioner Meeting Recap – BardeBlog

Nicole Barde of The BardeBlog has her usual on point recap of the latest episode of the Storey County Commissioners meeting held on January 16th. Many of the items were perfunctory and thus boring. What was interesting to me was the discussion of the County Manager’s Job Description. There continues …

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A Public Apology To Scott Jolcover

On January 13th I wrote a preamble to the Nicole Barde’s VCTC Meeting Report which you can read here. In that preamble I wrote the following paragraph: My sources tell me that Jolcover’s replacement was necessary because the Storey County District Attorney’s office has (finally) acted on the blatant conflict …

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Wild Horses

Wild Horse Fundraiser January 27th At Silverland Inn

The good people at the Silverland Inn & Suites are raising funds to help protect the Virginia Range Wild Horse Herd. The event includes a Catered Pig Roast Buffet provided by the always food artists from the Cider Factory and a dip in the pool (inside, of course). Live Music …

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2018 Political Season Starts – Herrington To Run Unopposed

  Filing for Judicial candidates ended at 5:00 on Friday, January 12th and races around the state will offer some excitement this year. Storey County’s Justice of the Peace Eileen Herrington learned at 5:01 this past Friday she will not face an opponent in the primaries this June. “I am …

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Biasness – Sunday Word Of The Day Essay

 biasness* | ˈbīəsnes | noun 1 prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair: there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants | the bias toward younger people in recruitment | [in singular]: a systematic bias …

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Comstock Chronicle – Letter To The Editor

The Teller received this Letter to the Editor regarding the Comstock Chronicle and was asked to post it anonymously. We reserve the right to publish letters where the author wishes to remain unknown. Here in Storey County vindictive actions have been known to cost people their jobs among other things. …

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VCTC – Losing Money is an Investment.

Nicole Barde posted her synopsis of the recent VCTC meeting (which you can read here). It’s excellent and I suggest you give it a read. Corrado de Gasparis CFO (Chief Flimflam Officer) of Comstock Mining took his seat replacing the departed Scott Jolcover (also of Comstock Mining) as Deny Dotson …

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So much yellow

Kayline Gavenda Wins Best Actress at RTIFF

As we reported earlier, two local kids were up for awards at the Reno Tahoe International Film Festival. Virginia City Highlands resident Kayline Gavenda starred with her brother Otto in So Much Yellow, a short film telling the emotional story of the difficult day in a family’s life. The film …

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

I ran across this piece on Joe Conforte and Storey County from the Reno Gazette-Journal which ran sometime in 1985. In reading this, I was struck by the irony of the sentiment of the people and the headline. Here we are thirty years into the future and in some ways, …

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Bonus Payola hits $436,248.12 And Climbing.

I have been working on this piece for a couple of weeks. After I finished it and posted it, something was still bugging me that I couldn’t put my finger on. Well, that something just punched me in the face. Stay Tuned for Part Two… Summary: Pat Whitten authorized $ …

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