The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: While we officially honored all of our veterans last week, it’s something we should obviously do every day, not just through lip service, but through action. So a Silver Dollar goes to all those Northern Nevada employers — and employers everywhere — who are focused on hiring veterans.
SILVER DOLLAR: We also honor all those involved — including the hard work of Clyde Jurey — in the development of the Nevada Fallen Heroes book, which lists the more than 800 Nevada veterans who died serving their country.
SILVER DOLLAR: A belated happy birthday to The Few, The Proud, the United States Marines. The Marines celebrated their 239th birthday last week, which for anyone who’s counting, means the Marines are older than this country itself.
SILVER DOLLAR: Again to Carson City’s Mackena Bell. who finished 29th in her debut last week in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Phoenix. The female racer moved up to 29th after qualifying 39th, so it’s safe to say Bell had a successful debut in the Nationwide Series.
SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s Matt Williams for being named the National League Manager of the Year after leading the Washington Nationals to the NL’s best record in baseball during the regular season and the NL East title.
WOODEN NICKEL: We keep harping on this, but to all the powers-to-be who are responsible for the television schedule when it comes to sports, especially college football. We already mentioned how we had to watch many baseball playoff games on FOXSports1 — not FOX — locking out viewers who don’t have that channel. The same can be said for college football with networks like CBS Sports and Pac 12 again locking out viewers who don’t have these networks from watching their favorite teams.