Stories for February 2010


Sunday, February 28

Saturday, February 27

Friday, February 26

Walmart vows to cut greenhouse gas emissions

(WP) - Walmart vowed last week to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 million metric tons across its vast network of suppliers and stores by 2015, part of the retailer's ongoing efforts to become more environmentally friendly.

More small-space retailers seek locations

Small shopkeepers and restaurateurs appear to be seeking more locations in the Reno area, and landlords hope they'll begin seeing a reduction in historically high vacancy rates.

Real estate businesses see workload increase

Residential real estate brokerages and their suppliers - everyone from mortgage companies to home inspectors - aren't leaping to add staff even though the number of home sales is up strongly.

Investing in Gold by Allen Rowe: Cleaning coins removes both dirt and value

If you want some good advise, "Don't clean your coins" is just that. Does this mean that coins should never be cleaned? No, but usually cleaning your coins removes not only dirt, but also value.

Business Briefs Feb. 28

Co-owner of Solar store gets wind-machine training The Solar Store is pleased to announce the return of its engineer and part owner, Dennis Medeiros to Carson City after attending wind machine training in Phoenix.

Thursday, February 25

Wednesday, February 24

Tuesday, February 23

Get 'mad hungry' enough to get back in the kitchen

If you've been resolving to get back into the kitchen, a new cookbook offers encouragement and strategies.

Monday, February 22

Sunday, February 21

Letters to the editor: Feb. 21

Why shouldn't Nevada have state lottery?

Commentary: Let the board do what it was elected to do

After reading a second opinion piece in as many weeks advocating the placement of the proposed Nugget redevelopment project on the November ballot, I feel a response is necessary.

Guy Farmer: How not to deal with terrorists

I almost felt sorry for Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday as he tried to convince skeptical "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory that the Obama administration is tough on international terrorism and terrorists. It was apparent that Gregory wasn't buying what Biden was selling, and I don't blame him.

Silver Dollars & wooden nickels: A week of silver all around the city

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Saturday, February 20

Letters to the Editor Feb. 20

Public plan would lower health costs

Commentary: The governor's sorry State of the State

It appears that Gov. Jim Gibbons has decided to blame Democrats, the feds and teacher unions for everything. The governor's State of the State message on Feb. 8 sounded more like campaign rhetoric than a plan for economic recovery.

Friday, February 19

Music of hammers returning: Sound of new home construction in Carson City heard after four years of silence

After a four-year hiatus from any building activity, six new homes are being built in the Silver Oak Homes development in North Carson City and will be completed by summer.

Tax Tips by Kelly Bullis: Solar energy credits: Are we there yet?

Much has been said over the last few years, and more recently in the last tax law passed by Congress, about getting money back for upgrading your home or business to be more energy efficient.

William Creekbaum: Boomers face retirement

Just as they've revolutionized American culture, baby boomers are reinventing retirement. They are expected to live longer, play harder and - most telling of all - many are also planning to work in some way in their later years.

Business Briefs Feb. 21

Dairy processor files for reorganization Citing what its chief executive officer calls a "perfect storm" of difficult financial conditions, Western Dairy Specialties of Yerington seeks to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code.

Business Licenses Feb. 21

Carson City business licenses filed between Feb. 15 and Feb. 19. Accounts Receivable Management, out of town, New Jersey, William Cosenza. 800-220-3350.

Thursday, February 18

Wednesday, February 17

Tuesday, February 16

Pasta and shrimp made quick

Stash the menus and put the phone down. Ordering in isn't necessarily faster when you're tired or rushed to get dinner for two on the table.

White bean soup is a quick fix for a hearty meal

This soup is quick and easy and more than the sum of its parts. And to make it even better, it's inexpensive to prepare.

Citrus from the broiler

This dish is exactly what I imagine being served in midwinter at a fine country inn: classic American breakfast food made special by extra touches. It is a simple mixture of beautifully cut fruit, sugar and spice. The warm fruit has the best qualities of an old-fashioned broiled grapefruit, but with more style and flavor.

Monday, February 15

Sunday, February 14

Commentary: Carson Nugget redevelopment: What's the hurry?

After reading Steve Neighbors' lengthy defense of the $80 million Carson Nugget redevelopment project in last Sunday's Appeal, I was left with an important question: What's the hurry?

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Nevadans continue to help Haiti victims

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Letters to the editor Feb. 14

Carson City generates harmonious energy

Saturday, February 13

Friday, February 12

Fernley is construction hot spot

Although construction activity has been stagnant throughout Northern Nevada, commercial building activity buzzes in Fernley.

Business Briefs Feb. 14, 2010

Golf course under new ownership The Sunridge Golf Club is under new ownership.

Carol Perry: Wall Street recovery or rose-colored glasses?

Back in 2008, the market meltdown was tied directly to the U.S. real estate markets. Too many people taking out mortgages they could not afford. Too many brokers willing to bend the old rules to qualify these people for loans they should not be getting. Too many houses being built to keep up with the demand now that everyone who fogs a mirror can get a home loan.

Consumer Reports: Streaming online movies to television

Getting online content on television is easier than ever. A growing number of Internet-capable televisions and Blu-ray players allow consumers to stream video from the Web to the big screen via a broadband connection.

Tax Tips by Kelly Bullis: Red Flag Rules for businesses

Here's a trivia question. What does the Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve System, FDIC, National Credit Union Administration and the FTC have in common? (Besides all being Federal Government Agencies.)

Business Licenses Feb. 14, 2010

Carson City business licenses issued between Feb. 8 and Feb. 12. Ashley Ambrose, 20 College Pkwy, new general business, Ashley Ambrose, owner.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 12

Don't rush into tax-hiking downtown project

Commentary: Lack of knowledge of Constitution imperils us all

Today Americans face daunting circumstances. We have no way to pay the monstrous debt that Congress has incurred without materially lowering our standard of living (via taxes and/or inflation). How did we get here? How do we get out?

Thursday, February 11

Wednesday, February 10

Tuesday, February 9

Winter frittata, a one-dish brunch for a company

For the overworked cook looking to make an easy one-pan main course, you can't do better than a frittata.

Fall in love with blintzes

Rhubarb. Pie Plant. Fruit or vegetable? At least half my newer cookbooks don't list rhubarb in the index, and the ones that do often combine it with strawberries, or cook it until it's too soft for my taste. It is the first - and most anticipated - sign of spring in our garden.

Eating Lighter: Shells with Peas, Ricotta and Basil

4 servings I don't miss the fattiness of a cream sauce, but sometimes I miss the combination of a creamy dairy-based sauce with my pasta. When I do, I use part-skim ricotta cheese instead. It's not quite the same, but its long shelf life in the refrigerator makes it easy to keep on hand.

Olympics-inspired appetizer sports asparagus 'skis'

Get ready to hit the slopes. A mountain of soft white goat cheese paired with asparagus spear "skis" makes for a fine arranged salad reminiscent of Alpine skiing.

Healthy Plate: Express your love with feast of duck

When in comes to matters of the heart, a luxurious roast duck dinner can be as healthy as it is impressive.

Monday, February 8

Sunday, February 7

Letters to the Editor Feb. 7

You moved to the country, now deal with it

Commentary: Setting the record straight on Nugget redevelopment project

Based on recent comments in the Nevada Appeal regarding the Nugget project, please allow me to set the record straight. Since this is a community project, it is important that the community understand the facts surrounding this project, which are as follows:

Commentary: A battle against prostate cancer

I just returned from Southern California, where I underwent two months' worth of highly targeted proton radiation therapy for prostate cancer at the Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC). My prognosis is very positive and I'm glad to be home.

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Silver to those who helped with funeral costs

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out

Saturday, February 6

Letters to the Editor Feb. 6

No proof that wild horses damage rangeland

Commentary: Throwing all the bums out is a bad idea

My brother-in-law is a wonderful guy. Usually he's very thoughtful, but sometimes he goes off the deep end.

Commentary: Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center celebrates decade of care

Ten years ago, on Feb. 2, 2000, a vision became a reality. The Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center opened its doors to our community and the Northern Nevada region. Housed in the historic Adams House on Minnesota Street adjacent to the former Carson Tahoe Hospital campus, it was the perfect setting for a service that would come to be associated with the kinds of support cancer patients and families needed.

Friday, February 5

Business Briefs Feb. 7

Downtown Coin hosting monthly coin collector meeting Downtown Coin will host its monthly coin club at 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the store on 111 W. Telegraph St., said owner Dan Wilson.

There's no time to lose in securing your retirement

Studies show that wealth alone is no guarantee of a secure retirement. That's why I think it's time to start thinking about what you'll need.

Launching with $20M: Sparks company gets NASA funds for passenger spacecraft design

A Northern Nevada company received a boost to its efforts to be at the forefront of the United State's commercial spacecraft industry after NASA announced last week the company will get $20 million in funding.

Business Licenses Feb. 7

Business licenses issued in Carson City between Feb. 1 and Feb. 4. Alie's Flowers and Gifts, 1233 S. Carson St., general business, Catherine Greene, owner.

Carson City's gold has both history and value

At our store we are often asked what we perceive is a good value in gold coins.

Letters to the Editor Feb. 5

Criticism was directed at Paslov, and no one else

Chuck Muth: Mount Reagan project kicks off in Nevada

Tomorrow, Feb. 6, would have been President Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday - and supporters, friends and fans of the late president will celebrate with a party/reception in Las Vegas to kick off a yearlong effort to select and designate an appropriate mountain peak in Nevada to name "Mount Reagan."

Thursday, February 4

Wednesday, February 3