Verlie Doing, the 88-year-old matriarch of Searchlight, is selling her holdings in the town where Harry Reid was born.
Asking price: $4.9 million.
"Now you can own your own historic town," reads the pitch.
Fred Marik, the agent for Doing, has sent out a solicitation on the property (pasted below) and a description (attached here). The 41 acres encapsulate much of the city's center, and she is also selling the mineral rights.
UPDATE NO. 2 -- It's even worse than I thought. As soon as Henderson learned it was part of the NLV amendment last week -- that is, Henderson would have benefited, too -- City Manager Jake Snow sent a "we had nothing to do with this!" email to the speaker. I have obtained their exchange:
On Jan 31, 2013, at 10:56 AM, Jacob Snow wrote:
Just before noon on Monday, five legislative police officers were dispatched to Room 3159 in the Legislative Building.
That is the office belonging to Assemblyman Steven J. Brooks II, who would soon be meeting with Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, whom he is accused of threatening, and Majority Leader William Horne. Two of the police officers, accompanied by Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Rick Combs, went into an anteroom inside Brooks’ office while the others met behind a closed door, theoretically to sign an agreement for Brooks to take a leave of absence.
Todd Bice, a well-known Las Vegas attorney, sent a letter to the district attorney this week accusing Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak of breaking the state's Open Meeting Law.
CARSON CITY -- If you were there in 1989, during the searing acrimony of the 300 percent pension increase, you really can’t believe.
If you were there in 1997, during the special interest domination of the Session From Hell, you really can’t believe.
If you were there in 2003, during the relentless nastiness of The Great Tax Debate, you really can’t believe.
So a cadre of legislative leaders met Sunday in Carson City with troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, and he subsequently agreed to an indefinite leave of absence.
I'm told Brooks emphasized he has a passel of medical problems -- as opposed to psychological -- that he needs some time to heal, using that as the reason for his leave. But the key here is that the select committee, to be appointed this week, will still go on with its business to investigate Brooks.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a relatively rare appearance on a Sunday program today, interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on the "This Week" show.
The full transcript is below, with a few of my annotations sprunkled amid the colloquy in italics. Some of the highlights:
Here are some items I put out on Twitter this morning after perusing end-of-year FEC reports. Enjoy:
----Unsung hero of @SenDeanHeller's victory was Washoe GOP, which became fed PAC to help him, spent more in '12 than circumvented NV GOP: $918K.
----Failed #nv04 candidate @DannyTarkanian is disputing $54K worth of bills he accrued in his campaign: http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/dcdev/forms/C00465963/851420/sd/10
Legislative leaders have reached out to troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks to try to resolve his continued service, but have been met with silence as he appears to be making arrangements to appear in Carson City on Monday.