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By Mike Sunderland
Thoughts from a Grey-Haired Point of View 

What Is News


March 16, 2022

Working for a local newspaper may not be as glamorous as working for a big city daily, but it is not boring. Where else can you do a story on a carrot that looks like Abe Lincoln, a 2-headed snake, or cover a cat rescue? One of the memorable stories I covered gave me opportunities to do it like the big city boys.

In mid 1974 Northern Nevada from the Black Rock Desert on the west thru Elko County on the east was hit with high winds. For many hours from early in the day the wind blew at 70 mph with gusts exceeding 110 mph. The weather bureau called it a linear tornado.

The high wind caused...

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