Author: Eureka Sentinel

Letter to the Editor: August 1, 2013

Dear Editor, I attended a meeting of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council July 30 (my third) in Carson City. Like a lot of things that go on in government, few readers will have heard of the council. It was set up late last year by Gov. Sandoval in an effort to forestall the feds’ putting the sage grouse on the endangered species list, a measure that would declare large swaths of Nevada off limits to business and recreation. The Legislature earmarked $304 million to fund the council. Now the council, comprising representatives of several federal agencies and state offices is working on preserving habitat for the birds. In the recent hearings and writings by the council there is little said about preserving the birds, only habitat. Cliff Gardner of Elko County and Floyd Rathbun and Bob Clifford of Churchill County have spoken at previous meetings, pointing out errors and misconceptions the council is making. Both Gardner and Rathbun have extensive knowledge of the sage grouse and its habits. While the council sees farming and ranching as harmful to the bird, Gardner and Rathbun have facts showing that sage grouse numbers were highest in the 1950’s when agriculture was prominate in Nevada and that since the usurping of control over public land by federal agencies the population has diminished. The council seems uninterested, however, in listening to facts and has entered...

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NOVS ROVER program to visit Eureka in August

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services Veterans Outreach “ROVER” Program will visit the Eureka Fire House, so veterans and family members will be able to meet with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to learn about benefits and services they may be eligible for but unaware of. “We continue to ask local businesses, city officials and anyone willing to help us spread the word, to post a flyer at their location or download and email the flyer to their personal network,” says Executive Deputy Director, Kat Miller. To download; go to the NOVS ROVER page at http://www.veterans. nv.gov/rover.html to find the ROVER schedule and scroll down to the date of the event. Wednesday – Aug. 13 – Eureka Fire House – 290 N. Main St. – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Veterans and family members can make an appointment to meet with a Veterans Service Officer to discuss their benefits and pre-scheduled appointments are suggested. Walk-in appointments are welcome, but can only be seen as time permits. “Appointments at some recent locations have filled up prior to the date,” says program supervisor, Scott Fincher. “With help from the community, the word has been getting out and we really encourage veterans or family members to consider making an appointment in advance.” To schedule an advanced appointment, contact Pamela (775) 688-1653 ext 6 or Barbara at (775) 321-4880. Veterans are advised to...

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Senator Reid endorses Clinton for president

LAS VEGAS — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a ringing endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the event she runs for president in 2016. Reid said in an interview with “PBS NewsHour” that he thinks Clinton’s work as senator and Secretary of State was remarkable. He said he had “such admiration” for Bill Clinton’s presidency, but thinks the former first lady could top his record and “handle things probably even better” than her husband. Reid didn’t directly answer Woodruff’s question about whether he’d like to see Hillary Clinton run. But he said he didn’t know of anyone who was a bigger fan of her than...

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