Dogs, Cars, and Collapsing Mines

In the Nevada Appeal:

Dog park plans move forward

I wrote in May about efforts to get a dedicated dog park built in Carson City. Looks like the push is still on, but there isn’t a whole lot of news to report, just a lot more of “This is what we want to do, and we need money to do it.”

Suzuki dealership plans run out of gas

The Suzuki dealership that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago is now up for sale, a victim of the fumbling economy. You’d think this dealership would be doing better than others because they sold Smart Cars, which should be hot sellers with the cost of gas the way it is. But what killed the dealership is that Carson City was pushing for them to build a permanent building on the site; the mobile home they were selling out of wasn’t cutting it anymore. So rather than go through the expense of all that construction (which was to be a fully green building, according to earlier news reports), they just pulled out of Carson City all together. The land is now for sale for $1.4 million.

Historic headframe collapses in Silver City

The downside of building with wood is that wood rots. Wood falls apart. Wood collapses. And that’s what’s happening in Virginia City and other parts of the Comstock, where all the 150-year old buildings are really starting to show their age. First it was the Sargent House, which was torn down last month because there was no way to save it. And now it’s an old mine headframe in Silver City. The owners tried to have it demolished, but on the Comstock that involves piles and piles of paperwork. So the owner decided just to let nature take its course. Which it did Saturday afternoon. Timberrr!

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