The Mitt Romney campaign came to downtown Overton earlier this week. A 35 foot campaign tour bus for Romney drove into the community at around 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning and parked in front of the Inside Scoop for about 90 minutes. The colorful bus attracted a steady stream of curious locals who came by to see what was going on.
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The students of several classes in local elementary schools had to relive the first-day-of-school jitters all over again this week. The kids were required to switch over to entirely new teachers on Monday four weeks after classes started.
The Overton Power District (OPD) board approved the second phase of a power rate increase during a meeting held on Wednesday, September 19 in Overton. The rate increase, which will go into effect on October 1, raises power usage rates to residential and large commercial customers by 4.5 percent. Small business and irrigation customers will remain unaffected in this phase of the increase. The first phase of the increase took place last year.
National Public Lands Day will be held on this Saturday, September 29. A number of volunteer work projects will be taking place at the Whitney Pockets Area in the Gold Butte Complex. The projects will go on throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will invite the public to Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Warm Springs on Saturday, October 6, for a fun and educational evening of exploring the night sky.
“Evening Under the Stars” begins at 7:00 p.m. at Refuge and will conclude at 9:00 p.m.
The Lost City Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 29; along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live!.
This successful program, in which Lost City Museum will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide.
The Moapa Valley Progress won two top awards in the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest held by the Nevada Press Association (NPA). The awards were announced last weekend at the annual NPA convention held in Las Vegas.
The Progress won a first place award for the Best Editorial Page. This is the second Best Editorial Page distinction for the Progress. The newspaper won the award in 2010 which was the last time it had entered the contest before this year.
It was the American poet, Robert Frost, who so skillfully set a treasured piece of homespun New England wisdom in a poem. That short and characteristically to-the-point American axiom reads, “Good fences make good neighbors”.
Most people can see the truth in that. Yes, a fence is not always esthetically pleasing. And, yes a fence restricts free access and beautiful views of the landscapes beyond. But the fact is that a clear fence line is vital in establishing clear property rights and in avoiding confusions and conflicts between neighbors.
No one asked me but… I find it interesting that the Democrat Party is jumping on a statement Mitt Romney made at a private fundraiser. While speaking to his supporters, he made a statement evaluating who might, or might not, support his effort to become President of the United States.
Romney stated that the 47 percent of the people who pay no income tax would probably not support his efforts. This was based on his belief that all people should share in the cost of the federal government.
Recently while waiting for my wife to pick up a few needed grocery items a head appeared through the vehicle window to ask if I wanted to buy some tamales being sold out of a car. I asked the woman if she purchased the ingredients with food stamps and after a hesitation she replied “Yeah, so what”.