Letters to the Editor

Candidate says thank you

Congratulations to the primary winners.

I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me, believed in me and supported me.

It means so much to know you and have spent the time with you.

Leo Blundo


‘Cinderella Era’ of your vehicle is no fairy tale

Once upon a time, buying a new car may have sounded like a dream come true, but keeping your car through the “Cinderella Era” can mean more gold at the end of the rainbow.

The “Cinderella Era” is the period of time after the payoff when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs. With proper care, the typical vehicle should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance, and that’s no fairy tale.

By simply allocating the equivalent of just one new car payment, motorists can cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance and live happily ever after with their current vehicle.

The most common maintenance procedures and repairs to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning.

The council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.

The end of the story is that a properly maintained vehicle is safer, more dependable, more fuel efficient, less polluting and more valuable.

To help make it easy to follow a routine auto care program, the nonprofit Car Care Council has free tools available at www.carcare.org, including the popular 80-page Car Care Guide and a customized service schedule.


Rich White

Executive Director,

Car Care Council


Thank you to professional, courteous deputies

Last Thursday, May 9, I drove to CVS to get a copy of a legal document.

I left the ignition key in the car. As I approached the entry door, a young woman was entering.

After living in this town for 20 years, I can spot a “tweaker” from a block away. She fit the bill.

It only took a couple of minutes to use the copy machine and then I left. To my shock, my car was gone.

I immediately called 911 and within two or three minutes, Deputy Murphy arrived.

The manager at CVS informed him that he had reviewed the surveillance tapes which showed this woman getting into my car and taking off.

After putting out an “all-points bulletin” to other police, he asked how I was going to get home.

I told him that I would call a taxi, but he said that he would be glad to give me a ride! I couldn’t believe it.

It was the first time that I had sat in a police car without being handcuffed and on my way to jail.

When I got home, I sat on the couch and was trying to wrap my head around what had just occurred.

After about an hour, a sheriff’s car pulled into my driveway. I walked out and Deputy Heaney told me to get in his car and that they had recovered my car and the woman who stole it. Deputy Murphy had her under arrest on Highway 160 near Simkins. Upon arrival, they asked me if this was the woman from CVS. Of course it was.

As for Deputy Murphy and Deputy Heaney. I will always be grateful. They were professional and courteous and we can all feel a little safer knowing they are patrolling the streets.

I can’t think of a phrase in English that would convey my heartfelt thanks. I CAN think of a phrase in Spanish that does. Vaya con Dios – “May God be with you always.”

P.S. Thank you Sheriff Wehrly for hiring these two fine young deputies.

Steve Wilson

A post-primary look at a Nye County issue

Now that the primary is over can we look at the issues and not the politics? With the new budget starting in July, our amazing commissioners are at it again. They have hired a big money lawyer at $1000 to negotiate with only one group of employees and it looks like he is stalling the talks in order to get paid more money and stick it to the county. Nice job on that one, BOCC!!

Why was this guy hired when the other groups of county and town employees were able to just sit down and negotiate their contracts? Why do we as voters keep putting and or re-electing people that make absurd and ridiculous choices like this? I’d be quite interested to hear any type of dialogue from the BOCC that could justify an expenditure like this since they are always over-spending the budget.

Alec Nelson