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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AT&T Service Still Spotty

ATM, land-line telephones, internet, cell phones we plunged into chaos in Northern Nevada at approximately 5 PM yesterday and the problem is expected to continue today.

“If you don’t get 911 on the first try, go ahead and try again,” said Craig Griffin Communication's manager for the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, reached by phone this morning. He called it a network failure and said they have been working to get the system back up, but "It will be ongoing through the day most likely. The system is limping along, but it is working better than it was yesterday at 5 in the afternoon."

 Last night, calls to his phone and others over AT&T lines were met with this message:

"BEEEP, Due to local telephone company trouble in the area you are calling, your call can not be completed at this time."

It's not clear how many people were affected, but Michele Anderson with the City of Reno knows it is in the thousands. 

“Reno, Sparks, Washoe County and Carson City is a pretty big region, earlier I have AT&T on my cell phone I was having some issues even just calling out, people are hiving problems with their internet. It is really just patchy.”

AT&T said that part of the problem is that all the lines are connected: Land lines, Internet, ATM and Wireless networks.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Reid Issues Statement on Home Town Sale
A spokesperson for Senator Harry Reid says he has no plans to buy the small town of Searchlight, Nevada, but he has issued a statement with kind words for the owners who are hoping to sell his childhood stomping grounds.

The owner of the Searchlight Nugget, Verlie Doing wants to retire in Montana and is asking 5 million for the Searchlight Nugget casino.

“I have known the Doing family forever," Reid wrote in an e-mail. "They have been so kind to me and my family. They have done so much for the community, from the museum, the park, the shops, nothing gets done in Searchlight without the Doing's.”

Little is left of the town except the former brothel that now operates as a truck stop, hotel, restaurant and casino.

The broker of the property says that the small town may get a boost from a gold mine that is expected to open in the area.
Opinions may vary about the future of the area. I got a taste of that when I spoke to my dad, Dan Plaskon about his home town. He didn't even know where it was, but he thinks that at least Senator Reids home is a pretty important place. "He has done so much for the State of Nevada. The state should buy it and make it a park." 
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Nation's First Cold War Memorial Groundbreaking & Book Signing

The Forest Service members of the CIA and workers from Area 51 were at Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas for the groundbreaking of the nation's first Cold War Memorial on Saturday, November 17. This will enhance the regions international recognition for its role in America's victory in the Cold War. The Atomic Testing museum with its hands-on exhibits, the atomic test site with its bomb-ravaged structures and now the cold war memorial honoring America's heroes who lost their lives in America's longest war. Vistors can get a signed first-edition copy of Silent Heroes of the Cold War (Stephen's Press 2008) and learn more at this first public event on a multi-million dollar Forest Service project in the area.


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