weather icon Clear

Letters to the Editor

Tails End closing due to funding loss

To the people of Pahrump:

Tails End Animal Clinic is scheduled to close due to non-funding, leaving many loving pets in need of homes and workers out of jobs.

Animal lovers can you open your hearts and wallets to adopt these animals?

We adopted a few, finding them most enjoyable and willing to adapt to our house rules. If treated well, they will make wonderful loving companions.

Vickie Katick


Still looking for the political sure thing

A sure thing, now that’s what I’m looking for. A lead pipe sure thing. Something a guy can really count on. I mean a fact that you can take to the bank and it won’t bounce.

I guess there are some things that are for sure. Will the BLM continue to push folks around? That’s a sure thing, but no, every once in a while they do some good. No sure bet there … How about Pahrump runs out of water, you can get odds on that. But what if it rains? I guess that’s no good either … I got one now for sure! How do you like this one? Our president, Barack Obama, continues his weasel-like lying ways. Sure bet? Well, wait a minute, in six years there has got to be some situation that the Great One handled the right way … Can’t think of anything right now but in six years there has to be something! Oh yeah, Bin Laden, but alas no, that was our brave servicemen, heroes all.

But still there must be something so no trip to the bank on this one … It hit me! A bolt from the blue! That feeling like your pony is at the finish line and you got the win, place and show, plus the exacta! I got it, it’s the Republicans, finally a sure thing. Let me explain. I was so optimistic when they won both houses. I said you just watch, they will really show their cojones now. They will stop this nonsense regarding our socialist president. Yes, yes. Hooray, hooray. But alas, I guess I am just an old fool to believe in the two-party system that was somewhat true in years gone by.

Well at least I found the sure thing I was looking for, something a guy can really count on. It is the fact that the Republicans will continue giving Obama anything and everything he wants. Yeah, they’ll carp and bitch, rant and rave, but when it comes time to vote they will vote with Obama.

One more sure thing … if you see an issue that the Dems and Repubs agree on, the American people are just about to get screwed. Take it to the bank.

Adrian Hill

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Tim Burke: Reflecting on dads as Father’s Day nears

Being a father is a gift that not everyone gets to experience but for those of us who are lucky enough to be a dad, the role comes with a lot of responsibility in raising children. Moms rule the house and make everything work as a family unit, but dads play an important role in teaching their children how to become good adults.

Dennis Myers: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak cast a veto against the founders

In his veto of Assembly Bill 186, Gov. Steve Sisolak argues that he is speaking for the founding fathers (they were all men) in their cutting and splicing of the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan at the constitutional convention when they were trying to placate not the small states but the slave states, most of which happened to be the small ones.

Tim Burke: Showing pride for newest graduates, reflecting on history

Life for this year’s Pahrump Valley High School graduating senior class will have quite a different immediate future in front of them than did those who were graduating during World War II.

Dan Schinhofen: Politics as usual with Yucca Mountain

The U.S. House of Representatives just released their budget and what a surprise, no funding to continue the licensing on Yucca Mountain, our national repository.

Dennis Myers: How the system was broken and why it continues

In May, the Nevada Senate voted final passage of a measure removing several sections from Nevada abortion law that are incompatible with the state’s voter-approved legal abortion statute.