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.
SILVER DOLLAR: The talent of our residents never ceases to amaze us, and it was on display again recently during the Western Nevada College Musical Theater Company's production of "Phantom of the Opera."
From the Nevada Appeal staff members who witnessed the performance to the letters to the editor and the phone calls, all said the show was "phenomenal."
In a letter to the editor, Jim Shirk said "This was an exceptional, awe-inspiring, talented, brilliant performance by our very own Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company. To everyone - thank you."
We know more local talent will be on display in the near future, including in today's performance of "The Nutcracker Ballet," and the upcoming production of "Annie Jr." by the Wild Horse Children's Theater.
WOODEN NICKEL: As if our faith in the federal government wasn't already shaken, the latest news of the supercommittee's failure to even present a proposal to cut $1.2 trillion from our federal deficit during the next 10 years is even more alarming.
Working together on a federal level doesn't seem to be in the cards for our elected officials.