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Super Lien Solution Calms Creditors

A bill slated to take effect this October should lessen the considerable angst caused by a controversial Nevada Supreme Court ruling last year. In September 2014, the state’s high court decided that a Home Owner Association (HOA) foreclosure sale for failure to pay HOA fees could take priority over a mortgage and extinguish a first

Did you know? County Factoids

Humboldt County was designated as a county in 1856 by the Utah Territorial Legislature and again in 1861 by the new Nevada Legislature. Lyon County is Nevada’s third most populous county. It was one of the nine original counties created in 1861 and was named after Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union General to be killed in the Civil War.


VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. – While Virginia City remains true blue to its 1850s heritage, visitors can now connect with the past via free Wi-Fi. The new “VC Visitor” access provides free 24-hour access with a simple email login for visitors in the business district. A sweet deal from a local company made it possible to visit


By Jack Harpster As a seventeen-year-old living in the bucolic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Duane Leroy Bliss had been bitten by the gold bug. It was 1850, and two prior stints as a cabin boy on a sailing ship to South America had roused an adventurous spirit in the young man. When news of


Q&A with Assemblyman Derek Armstrong

For conservative Republicans, Governor Sandoval’s call for $438 million in new taxes a year was unthinkable – and an idea unmatched since 2003, the year Nevada implemented a payroll tax on businesses. Sandoval had the backing of moderate Republicans in the Assembly and Senate leadership in both parties on the basis that new revenue would


Q&A with Assemblyman Paul Anderson

Featured on this issue’s cover along with fellow Republican Derek Armstrong , Majority Leader Paul Anderson spent the 2015 Legislative session trying to build bridges and put out fires in an often-divided caucus. In the end, he was a key player in getting Governor Sandoval’s revenue and reform deal across the finish line. Anderson has


Education Bill Round-Up

The 2015 Nevada Legislature passed a number of education-related bills that were signed into law by Governor Sandoval in June. Following are summaries of some key measures. Senate Bill 391 aka “Read by Three”:  This bill states that a competitive literacy grant program will be administered by the Nevada Department of Education and serve both

Nevada Sen. Patricia Farley, R-Las Vegas, talks about the session in her office at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Her daughter Brooke, 9, is behind her. 
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

5 Things with Senator Patricia Farley

Territorial Enterprise editor Elizabeth Thompson chatted with Senator Farley the morning after the 2015 Legislature adjourned. Here are five things Farley said about her service. PROFILE R-Las Vegas Elected November 2014 Committee Service Senate Commerce, Labor and Energy (Vice Chair) Senate Legislative Operations and Elections (Chair) Senate Transportation (Member) Education University of Arizona, B.S. in


Nevada joins suit challenging federal waters rule

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval has authorized Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt to join a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule that significantly expands the scope of waters subject to pollution controls under the Clean Water Act. Sandoval released a strongly worded statement in late June after the United States Environmental Protection Agency