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Tesla and Panasonic Halt Gigafactory Expansion

Panasonic and Tesla announced they were halting expansion of Storey County’s Gigafactory earlier this month. With weak demand for Tesla vehicles and Tesla’s unmet production commitments, the Japanese manufacturer has effectively pulled the plug on future growth in Storey County. Both Tesla and Panasonic planned to increase capacity at the …

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Gary Hames Removed as Community Development Director

Gary Hames Relieved of Duties The Teller has confirmed that on Thursday, April 18th, Community Development Director Gary Hames was escorted out of the building. County Manager in waiting Austin Osborne appointed Fire Marshall Martin Azevedo acting director. The locks on the building have been changed and all emails and …

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Commissioner Gilman’s Proclamation of Abundance 2.0

Proclamation of Abundance 1.0 In 2014, Commissioner Lance Gilman sent a letter to all Storey County residents proclaiming the abundance of wealth that was being generated at TRIC would be shared with everyone in the county. This letter caused a ripple of excitement to run through the County. According to …

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SCSD School Board Meeting Reveals Surprise

April 10th Storey County School Board Meeting Report Last night I went to the SCSD Board meeting. You can check out the agenda by clicking here. The meeting was perfunctory, but there was one teeny little (big massive) reveal I have suspected for years. Choir, Gifted and Talented Kids On …

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Storey County Wants To Raise Taxes

Commissioner Carmona asks the Legislature to give Storey County permission to raise taxes. Readers of the Teller may remember when Commissioner Marshall McBride told legislators that it was unfair for people driving diesel vehicles to avoid paying more taxes than their gasoline-burning counterparts in Storey County (click here to watch …

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Explosion Rocks The Delta Saloon

An explosion rocked downtown Virginia City just after 9:00 am this morning at the Delta Saloon. The blast appeared to be centered in an upstairs kitchen facing B Street and blew out the Delta’s windows on C Street. No Injuries In The Blast “Luckily, no one appears to have been …

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Surprise Court Order Cancels Journalist Hearing

Gilman v. Toll

Is Sam Toll A Reporter? Judge Rules Yes. Readers of The Teller are aware of the upcoming hearing to determine if The Teller’s editor Sam Toll is a journalist and if The Teller is a modern day equivalent of a newspaper. The hearing was originally set for December 20th. It …

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Storey County Taxable Sales Continue Nosedive

December 2018 Report Shows Twelfth Consecutive Monthly Decline Nevada Department of Taxation released the monthly numbers for December 2018 yesterday. As we have been reporting, things have pretty much come to a standstill at TRIC. At this point, we all see the picture. The growth at TRIC has come to …

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State K-12 Spending Up, Results Not Improved

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Guest Column By Ron Knecht – This is the fourth in a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2018 (FY18). The first two columns showed that since FY06 state spending has grown faster than Nevada’s economy, thus imposing an ever-larger real burden on Nevada families …

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Gilman v. Toll – Toll Files Motion To Dismiss

Gilman v. Toll

Toll Files Motion To Dismiss Case Based On Evidence Surrounding Lance Gilman’s Residence Attorneys for Sam Toll filed a motion yesterday to dismiss the defamation lawsuit brought by Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman. The Court granted an order requiring a quick response to the order the same day. New evidence …

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