Wet Roads in The Highlands 

Greetings, A few weeks ago Nicole Frens mentioned Prospect being closed.  As the warmer weather sets in, more roads like Prospect are popping up. Prospect is closed because a spring has popped in the middle of the roadway. The earth/dirt is so soft and saturated that driving through it would …

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Louisana Lottery

Early American Government Ran on Lotteries, Not Taxes

The corrupt Louisiana State Lottery company, which issued this 1889 ticket (shown front and back), gave lotteries a bad name. In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What …

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Donald Trump

Trump’s Crusade Against “Archaic” Government Gridlock

After more than 100 days in office, President Trump’s approval rating is at 42 percent, the lowest for any president in the post-WWII era. Trump criticizes the filibuster, claiming it forces the government to make bad decisions. Lacking any significant legislative accomplishments, and governing almost exclusively by executive order, Trump …

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VCTC Meeting recap – Nicole Barde

SUMMARY OF THE MAY11, 2017 VCTC MEETING 15 May 2017 ALL OF THE NEW HOTELS AT TRI MEANS MONEY, MONEY, MONEY FOR VCTC… BUT A STRATEGY AIMED AT INVOLVING TRI AND ITS EMPLOYEES AND BUSINESS TRAVELERS IN STOREY COUNTY ACTIVITIES STILL NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED. THE GOLD HILL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT WILL BE HAVING ITS …

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Fidget Spinner

The Free Market at work: Fidget Spinning

Fidget Spinning Explained, Defended, and Celebrated A parent was discussing her child’s obsession with home-made edible slime, feeling some relief that this trend had displaced the annoying bottle-flipping craze of early 2016. Unbeknownst to her, slime is about to be displaced in turn by the newest fashion: fidget spinning.  In …

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Lockwood Mothers Day Breakfast provided by WeCare and SCSO

Over 100 people enjoyed pancake and sausage breakfast cooked up by members of Lockwood’s WeCare organization and Sherff Gerald Antinoro. Hot cakes started flipping at 8:00 am and by 11:00 they were all served. Volunteer servers including Jay Carmona and John-Michael Mendoza seated mothers and their escorts and were handed …

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Community Update from Jay Carmona Highlands HOA President

Greetings, First, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms in Our community! Second, I had the opportunity to attend the Mother’s Day Breakfast in Lockwood this morning and it was a great event. The Mother’s Day Breakfast is hosted by Sheriff Antinoro and a local organization called “We Care”. This event …

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SCSO Incident Log May 1st – May 7th

*================================================= 01:05 Medical Call May 1st, 2017 0002 Occurred on N Main, Gold Hill. Diff breathing/10yom /does have asthma. . Disposition: Assist Fire Department (Case # ? ). *================================================= 01:13 Property Check (Residential/Vacation) May 1st, 2017 0003 Officer initiated activity at Food Bank, Italy Dr, Mccarran. . Disposition: Property Checks …

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Arrest Log May 1-May 7

The Storey County Sheriff’s Office released the names and pictures of four individuals arrested in Storey County during the week of May first through May 7th. Reckless Driving, Domestic Violence and outstanding warrants.               If you want to find out what happened last week …

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cut taxes

History Is on the Side of Tax Cuts

Donald Trump is proving he has a mild grasp oft the economy killing nature of confiscatory tax rates. He cut taxes last week but raised taxes er… tariffs on Canadian Lumber killing 8600 jobs and slowing the American housing market. Ronald Reagan learned from his first hand experience. Tax and …

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