Monthly Archives: July 2012

Behind Roff Way

We call it the Roff Building, mostly because we don’t know what else to call it and it sits on the corner of Roff Way and West 1st Street.  Roff Way gets its name from a prominent Reno family that helped … Continue reading

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Services For Two Aurora Shooting Victims

Praised for her boundless energy,  family and friends gathered in San Antonio to remember her.  Jessica Ghawi, who narrowly escaped a shooting in Toronto earlier this year, has been laid to rest. “If this coward could have done this with this … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Needless Death

Odd how the national media grabs onto a particular person involved in a tragedy. In the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, in Littleton, Colorado, it was Rachael Scott, one of 15 people to die that April 20th. At the time of … Continue reading

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“The Dark Knight Rises” Massacre

The suspect in the shooting at a Colorado theater is reportedly telling police he’s the Joker, Batman’s arch nemesis and is known for chaotic violence. This, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.  The suspect is 24-year-old James Holmes … Continue reading

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Reunion, Part 5 and Final

“Ugh!” I thought as I blinked awake, “My eye’s feel like two piss-holes in the snow!” It felt as if I had jus’ fallen asleep when my alarm sounded. And as soon as I looked at the time it occurred to … Continue reading

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Reunion, Part 4

Perhaps it was that I was in a rush — or maybe it is old age — but I knew as I drove north on US 101 I was heading to the Elks Club on H Street. But that didn’t … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: Bombing Run Over Elko

Somebody shouted smoke was pouring from the old warehouse behind the Post Office, the one used to house roofing and construction materials along with electrical equipment. Immediately, a call went out to the fire department. Elko only had a volunteer fire department, … Continue reading

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