Letters to the editor for June 7, 2017 | RecordCourier.com

Letters to the editor for June 7, 2017

Liz Evans (left) of Fish Springs laughs as her neighbor, Sandy Haywood, sniffs a basket of strawberries before purchase. "If it smells like the fruit, it's going to taste good," Haywood said.

Ruining Ruhenstroth


Due to the vast knowledge and not reading, or completely ignoring the findings of the Planning Commission, nor listening to residents of the Ruhenstroth Neighborhood Master Plan, as we did not know what we wanted or what was better for our area, when the first Ruhenstroth Master Plan was approved by the majority of residents, the past Board of Commissioners: Barry Penzel, District 5, Steve Thaler, District 2, Nancy McDermid, District 4 and voted out of office by a large majority of voters – Greg Lynn, District 1 the Corley Ranch Proposed Development was approved. The camel now has his big nose under the tent.

Thanks to the action of the past four Board of Commissioners, approving Corley Ranch proposed development; another Master Plan Amendment to the Ruhenstroth Neighborhood is coming up and will probably allow the camel to get his head in the tent. Peri Gardnerville Agriculture to multi-family residential, and commercial to industrial, to the tune of 1.5 million square feet, across the road from the Corley Ranch and Highway 395.

Oh, I did mention that the approved Corley Ranch Development is now for sale? 130 +/- acres for development of much needed housing for ages 55 and older $12,995.000.

Why have a Master Plan with zoning approved by the residents? Buyers know before they sign on the dotted line what the zoning is for an area. If not what they want to do, do not buy.

I guess the residents of the Ruhenstroth Neighborhood will just wait and see what happens next? BLM land perhaps being offered for sale and that area between the Ruhenstroth Neighborhood and the end of East Valley Road near the Corley Ranch being rezoned so the open space neighbors wanted will be gone.

Mary Jane Harding


Trump and the nuclear football


Vice President Dick Cheney, 2008: “The president of the United States now for 50 years is followed at all times, 24 hours a day, by a military aide carrying a football that contains the nuclear codes that he would use and be authorized to use in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States. He could launch the kind of devastating attack the world has never seen. He doesn’t have to check with anybody; he doesn’t have to call Congress, he doesn’t have to check with the courts.”

When the current president finally realizes he’s going down in flames, how can he be stopped from bringing the rest of the world along with him?

John O’Neill


Thanks for help, Sonic


Recently my friend and I visited the Sonic in Minden to film a school Spanish project. We were greeted by the manager named Max and he gladly helped us fulfill our project by lending us the props of a server and food props. He went above and beyond the standard expectations of a Sonic employee to help us finish our project. We’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to Max, and we will be loyal customers to Sonic. I’d also like to thank the Douglas County Public Library for letting us film in the library for another part of the project.

Alyssa Anderson and Antoinette Alvarado