Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: We’ve got some tough ancestors

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, then warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: March’s gaming win increased 7.6 percent compared with March 2014, fueled by Baccarat and blackjack gains. The news came out the same day we learned statewide taxable sales were up 4.6 percent in February. The taxable-sales boost was even better in Carson City, which posted an increase of 4.9 percent.

WOODEN NICKEL: The closure of Kingsbury Grade is a necessary evil — it involves pavement reconstruction and safety improvements — but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Of course, the inconvenience for those heading to Lake Tahoe is nothing compared with the challenges explorers and natives faced when traversing the formidable Sierra Nevada. We’ve got some tough ancestors here in Nevada.

SILVER DOLLAR: Nevada’s fallen law enforcement officers were recognized in a ceremony Thursday on the Capitol grounds. We join the governor and attendees there in saluting our heroes and thanking them for the sacrifices they make in keeping us safe.


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