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TRIC Effluent Pipeline Financing Pulled From GOED

In what may (or may not) be an epic win for Storey County Taxpayers, the effort to use SB1 to fund the TRIC effluent pipeline has been withdrawn from consideration by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Jeremy Aguero of Applied Analysis announced the decision at the January 18th …

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TRIC Sells All Remaining Property At Center

Mustang Ranch Brothel Owner, TRIC Marketing Manager, and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman alluded to “a major deal in the works” during recent Commissioner Meetings. Gilman announced today that all remaining available property owned by TRIC has been sold. Gilman announced yesterday that TRIC has sold the remaining 74,000 acres …

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January 16 Commissioner Meeting Recap – BardeBlog

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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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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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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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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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No Tax Rollback Happening Anytime Soon (Or Ever)

The First Storey County Commissioner Meeting of 2018 had some interesting points in between the standard fare. The conversation over the fabled tax rollback/rebate/cuts continued as Commissioner Jack McGuffey tried once again to make this dead horse gallop so he can pretend to lead the charge for all us little …

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Jay Carmona Announces Candidacy

I noticed this morning on my Facebook feed that Virginia City Highlands resident Jay Carmona has declared he will challenge incumbent Commissioner Jack McGuffey in the primary election held on June 4th, 2018. A lifelong Republican, Mr. Carmona feels he can represent Storey County as County Commissioner. I reached out …

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