It is time to fix the budget, and the state, once and for all

This column was originally written in 2015, and then rerun in 2017. With the “fiscal cliff” staring us in the face, it’s time to...

Pierce: Majoring in the minors

The poet Robert Burns said “Oh the gift that God could give us, to see ourselves as others see us" which leads me to...

Pearson: Protecting yourself and our community from the flu

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather. For those of us...

Downtown Minden business rescues newspaper publisher

In this Amazon, Wayfair, Zappos world, many folks may not think where you do business matters. Well, when it came to a...

Specht: Supporting our local market

With the news of the failure of the U.S. Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act, one has to wonder what effect, if...

Solve the problem; fix the budget

As I was perusing Facebook Thursday morning, I saw a photo of a scruffy-faced State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D- Minden. The caption read, “This...

Specht: Eating, shopping local brings potential for economic growth

On any given Friday night, if you listen closely, you can hear the hum of hundreds of car engines as they leave Minden on...

Franklin: Grilling on Main was a success

A couple of years ago, Terry Gardner told me of his idea for a new festival in downtown Minden. In his words, it would become...

Johnson: An obligation to our veterans

Most Americans revere and deeply appreciate the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Our veterans put country before self, leave behind...

Hanna: Leveling threats for teacher pay raises

Whether school teachers and support personnel get a one-time or permanent pay raise appears to be the primary wedge dividing the House...