In John L. Smith’s Nov. 12 column about green energy, he quoted a story from the High Country News, which is publishing this clarification about its story: “Our story, ‘Clean energy’s dirty secret,’ stated that the California Wind Energy Association hired a biologist, who argued that certain wind turbines were ‘too big to cut birds in half.’ In fact, the biologist, who has been affiliated with CalWEA, made that claim separately.”
Welcome to our annual Taste of the Holidays issue.
How would you react to paying up to 266 percent more at the local Albertsons for the same items sold at any other Albertsons in Clark County?
I generally don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I actually find most of them silly and baseless. The John F. Kennedy assassination in 1964 was likely the place where these alternate conspiracy theories were born. Along came the moon landing and the conspiracy theories questioning the authenticity of the event abounded. Then we have 9/11, one conspiracy advocate suggested the Twin Towers were rigged by the government to fall down.
Peoples’ statements and written words to me are always amazing and fascinating, sometimes sad and depressing. There’s so much to take in coming from all directions. What’s true? What’s a lie? What do we believe? Do we take it all in?
Yesterday, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two as a small, private ceremony was held at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home to thank veterans for their service.
It is incredulous that a confused, frail 36-year United States senator and two-term vice president (who began his political career during Nixon’s first term) with an anemic political record, who rarely ventured more than 75 miles from his basement after 9 a.m., garnered almost 75 million votes.
This year’s election seemed to underscore the strange nature of 2020.
There has been much discussion recently about the removal of the city manager and city attorney by a 4-1 vote of the City Council. Statements have been made about the ability of the council to make such a decision. This is certainly not the first time such replacements have been done by a council. The following wording of the city charter is from the powers section of the charter pertaining to the positions the council has the authority to appoint or remove.
Last week, City Council members terminated the employment contracts for City Manager Al Noyola and City Attorney Steve Morris.