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Blockchains Announces Smart City at TRIC

Blockchains Announces Smart City

Blockchains CEO Jeffrey Burns announced plans for a 10,000 home “Smart City” at TRIC yesterday. Burns, speaking at a technology conference in Prague, told the excited crowd that he was creating the first connected Smart City built on the backbone of Blockchain technology. When the teller first got wind of …

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Storey County Commission September 19th Meeting

Storey County Commission Job Description

Storey County Commission September 19th Meeting In the Storey County Commission September 19th Meeting, the board pushed the pipeline can down the road with taking the next step in the Special Assessment District. They also approved giving a part of K Street to Steve McBride, Commissioner McBride’s brother.  At first, Commissioner …

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Storey County’s Fiscal Year Starts Without Tesla

Storey County's Fiscal Year Starts Without Tesla

Storey County’s Fiscal Year Starts Without Tesla As we reported earlier, Storey County’s budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 was approved by County Commissioners McBride, Gilman, and McGuffey at a 1.7 million dollar deficit. It appears as if three years into Nevada Governor Sandoval and TRIC Executive Lance Gilman’s “Deal of …

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June 5th Storey County Commissioner Meeting – Bardeblog.com

June 5th Storey County Commissioner Meeting

June 5th Storey County Commissioner Meeting Nicole Barde posted her report on the Tuesday, June 5th Storey County Commissioner Meeting. As usual, Ms. Barde provides her reporting on the meeting and her commentary on the happenings.  This installment includes great news from Jana Seddon who invested a little and generated …

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Storey County FY18-19 Budget Nearing Completion

Storey County FY18-19 Budget

Storey County FY18-19 Budget It’s Budget Season and we have been focusing on how Storey County spends your tax dollars. We wrote about the tentative budget earlier here. We wrote about the record 1.6 billion in taxable sales from 2017 here. And finally, we wrote about the current taxable sales …

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Truth, Lies, and Consequences.

Truth, Lies, and Consequences

  Truth, Lies, and Consequences. In the most recent episode of the Comstock Chronicle, Marshall McBride is quoted asking for concerned citizens to call the Commissioners and other County Officials regarding concerns they may have. He accused me and Nicole Barde of being purveyors of misinformation and lies. He reasoned …

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May 1 Commissioner Meeting Review – bardeblog.com

May 1 Commissioner Meeting Review from bardeblog.com Nicole Barde continues her yeoman work having endured another Storey County Commissioner meeting and filing another insightful report.  In her article she highlights, among other things, the remarkable disconnect that is the information loop here in Storey County; that of informational osmosis; you …

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2019 Storey County Budget Preview

2019 Storey County Budget Preview

In our last article, we discussed the fact that 2017 sales tax revenues fell despite our taxable sales increasing 585% to $1.6 billion dollars (you can read that article here). In this article, we will inspect the 2019 Storey County budget preview to see what the income and expense projections …

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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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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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