Dear Editor,

I am the unreasoning Charlie Morris, who beats up Mr. Inlow. Although I don’t understand the term ‘unreasoning’ as used by Mr. Longfellow since I have endeavored to express my reasons in each letter. By any chance are you the late Henry Wadsworth Longfellow? But I digress.

Pursuit of happiness is an inalienable right and that cannot be denied. My pursuit of happiness is having an unfettered view of Walker Lake without junk cars or health hazards in the view. But your “Pursuit” trumps mine I guess.

Tell me Mr. Longfellow, how much trickle down has come your way? Have you made a decent living? Have you suffered terribly at the hands of the Ivory Tower crowd? People like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Oprah started out as one of us suffering masses. How did they manage to overcome the odds and become a one percenter?

But most of all, I want to ask that you tell us how you have suffered at the hands of these strangers who complain about your property and the other strangers who have visited your property. Describe to us what you’ve been forced to build just to please some stranger. Also tell us about your vigorous protestations that were ignored.

You see Mr. Longfellow, if you can enlighten we the unreasoning with actual, factual instances of that which you speak, we may be more inclined to find your arguments plausible.

As for the twenty-six who signed the next letter, thank you for your support. We really must remember the response of Ben Franklin to John Hancocks comment about hanging together during the signing of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. “We must indeed all hang together — or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Lets us all hang together and do our part to clean up Mineral County.

To everyone including Mr. Inlow and Mr. Longfellow, have a joyful, happy and safe July 4th.

Charlie Morris,

Walker Lake


Dear Editor,

At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on June 19, the Board heard an agenda item requesting the Board to authorize the Public Works Dept. to reopen the original road to the town of Aurora.  The request was made by Georgana Mayne, director of the Mineral County Museum, who asked the Board to help ensure this public road was reopened for use by the general public – local and tourists alike.

There was disagreement on the part of the current mining company, but the Commissioners were quite clear about the fact that this is a historic public road and it was closed without County authorization by the previous mine owner, Great Basin Gold.  

The Commissioners stood their ground and advised the company the County would be reopening the section of this public road that Great Basin had closed in 2009.  All agreed that another meeting will be held on August 21, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. to further revisit this matter.

I would like to commend the Commissioners for supporting the public’s interest in this road.  The road that Great Basin left to travelers coming up the “lime kiln” canyon road from Fletcher has an untenable and dangerous grade to climb, often making it difficult even for 4WD vehicles.

With all of the criticism our Commissioners have received lately, I believe in giving credit where credit is due.  I was particularly impressed with the support we received from Commissioner Cliff Cichowlaz, who seemed to readily understand the circumstances, and Chair Jerrie Tipton was first to make it clear the County would reopen this section of road.

Good job, Commissioners!

Sue Silver


Dear Editor,

In response to a letter published in the June 19 paper and signed by 26 people willing to name themselves as supporters of continuing forth with even more government control over our lives and property.

It does not surprise me that 26 people actually committed their names to that misinformed and ill-conceived letter, but I am surprised that they did not come up with at least one hundred names. After all our little government click and friends are much larger than 26.

The letter actually has the audacity to claim the new Nuisance Abatement Ordinance gives the people more rights and legal process than the old law. The Commissioners themselves have openly stated that they needed the new ordinance to put more teeth into it.

The Petition to get rid of the new ordinance was written by John Schlegelmilch, Attorney at Law. This is what he wrote for the description of effect in part: “On June 6, 2013, the Mineral County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 229A, Bill 245, which substantially increased the County’s authority over private property and expanded the definition of what would constitute a nuisance within Mineral County.”

Does anyone desire to challenge this attorney’s words? He actually read both versions of the Ordinance in their entirety. Does substantially increasing the County’s authority over private property give the people more rights or less rights? Does expanding the definition of what Constitutes a Nuisance give the people more rights or less rights?

I find it ironic that I am being accused of badgering people because I am showing the people what our local government is doing, AND I am encouraging EVERYONE to go read the Ordinance for themselves and not take anyone’s word for it. How many times have these people encouraged you to go read it for yourselves? Yet these people continue to attack me by name as though it was me personally against Mineral County, when in all actuality it is everyone in this County that does not want more government control over their property and their lives. So who is badgering whom?

We will however save our multiple signing for Petitions and Ballot votes instead of attempting to impress people with multiple signing on a letter to the Editor. Ultimately the people of Mineral County will decide the outcome, not me nor those in or connected tightly to this County government click.

See you on Election Day!

Glen H. Inlow

Mineral County PAC for Limited   Government