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  • Spring Tips for Winter Wheat
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 AM
    As I drive around the area, I can see that the winter wheat planted last fall has responded well to the above average precipitation received over the winter months. Winter wheat production can be improved and input costs reduced with good knowledge of growth and development. Seeding date, irrigation scheduling, fertilizer, and pest control are more effective if accurately timed to crop development.
  • Rock on
    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 AM
    Do some rocks have the ability to make the world go around? Yes, some rocks are worth their weight in gold — those would be golden rocks. Yes big ole golden nuggets. Then again some rocks are just rocks. But put some of those plain rocks together in a line and drill some holes in them and string them on some wire or heavy thread and put a clasp on them and you have jewelry. Rock jewelry.
  • K-12 Education in Nevada: The facts, part II
    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 AM
    This is the fifth column in a series presenting findings and conclusions of Nevada’s 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), posted at controller.nv.gov. Last time, we discussed state spending and revenue trends in K-12 education. Here, we address key policy issues.
  • A continuing dilemma
    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 AM
    While I try to remain a positive outlook on Alzheimer’s disease with the hope that a cure or at least a slowing or reversing of the disease will soon be discovered, reversing the course remains something of a mystery with no real end in sight.
  • We can use a little Irish humor now
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:00 AM
    Thank goodness St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Our country is in need of some Irish humor about now.
  • Democrats, psychological projection and Russia
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:00 AM
    Have you ever been around someone who has a bad case of gas, but always finds ways to blame the noxious fumes on those around them?
  • Rising Mineral Demand Must Spur New Mining Approach in U.S.
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:00 AM
    A new government report suggests we must revisit the regulatory regime that restricts hard rock mining in the United States. A surge in demand is coming for the minerals and metals needed in every sector of our economy, and we are woefully unprepared to meet it. 
  • Snow on desert floor
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 AM
    It’s a Sunday morning in March 2017 as I write these lines. Winter should be over. Spring should be popping up buds, flowers and bright new life. But no; not a chance. Winter has returned for one last hurrah.
  • The Rural-Urban Divide
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:00 AM
    The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president drew attention to the rural-urban divide. It wasn’t the only dividing line in the election, but it is credited with helping Trump win.

  • Strangles Horse Disease reported in Nevada
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:00 AM
    On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) began receiving accounts of horses exposed to equine herpes virus type 4 (EHV-4) and Streptococcus equi bacterial infection (also known as strangles or equine distemper). Both diseases are highly contagious among horses, and strangles is listed on the National List of Reportable Animal Diseases.
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