Monthly Archives: November 2012

The New Price of Freedom

Officials have approved an alternative for NV Energy customers who don’t want the new smart meters. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada says southern Nevada customers opting out can pay $98.75 to install an electric meter, plus $8.14 every month. … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: The Brother Grosh

Credit for the discovery of the Comstock Lode remains disputed. It is said to have been discovered, in 1857, by Ethan Allen Grosh and Hosea Ballou Grosh, sons of a Pennsylvania minister, trained mineralogists and veterans of the California gold … Continue reading

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Oscar Gensaw, Jr., 1959-2012

My heartaches as I read from the Del Norte Triplicate about the passing of my friend Oscar Gensaw. He and I grew up a year apart in Klamath, attending grade school and high school together. He was born July 3, 1959, at Seaside … Continue reading

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Nevada to Protect the Rights of Communists

Nevada has decided to repeal a state law that allows job discrimination against communists. A 12-member Legislative Commission agreed to introduce a bill at the 2013 session that would repeal a law passed in 1951 during the anti-communist fervor of … Continue reading

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A Bear’s Rug

The Beaver’s moved into the old house at the end of the long dirt road as if overnight. The next day there were two more children in the neighborhood to play with. Bridget and Brett Beaver were both blonde and … Continue reading

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Reid Interupted

It was the day after President Ronald Reagan ordered a strike against Libyan Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. I was working for KROI/KPLY in Sparks at a remote for a home and garden show inside the Conventions Center. I was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Forward Operating Base Nine

“Merry Christmas, Doc!” the gunnery sergeant barked as he spooned a heap of dressing on my tray. “Same to you, Guns,” I replied half-heartedly. Setting my tray at a the stand-up table where a few other Marines were wolfing down … Continue reading