A gentle reminder

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You’ve been cautioned before. But are you prepared yet in case an emergency strikes? In case of an emergency do you have an evacuation plan and an alternate evacuation plan? In the case of an all-out emergency do you or have you given thought to … [Read more...]

‘Three Murders and It’s only Monday’ opens Friday

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“Three Murders and It’s only Monday,” is the play being staged by the Virgin Valley Theatre Group for the month of May. The play is written by Pat Cook and is a spoof of the whodunit  genre and private eyes. The play is directed by Susan Bennett and … [Read more...]

What choices did Cliven Bundy have?

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Officials of the Bureau of Land Management insist Bunkerville cattle rancher Cliven Bundy “owes the American taxpayers in excess of $1 million” in unpaid grazing fees for the past two decades. That was their excuse for closing off 600,000 acres of … [Read more...]

Getting in the last word

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When I began writing this column three years ago, I called it the “Mesquite Weed.” Some thought it was reference to something more recreational than medical . “What is this guy smoking?” they would ask when they read the weekly column. Others … [Read more...]

“3D” Winners Announced

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[slideshow_deploy id='804'] Virgin Valley Artists Association announced the winners of its monthly art competition at the public reception on Thursday, April 24, at the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.  The April competition was a “3D” contest, open to … [Read more...]

BMX track opens

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Saturday, April 26, the chamber of commerce along with Mayor Wier met at 49 E. Old Mill Road (across from the recreation center) to have an official ribbon cutting ceremony to open the new BMX track. Several Months ago Ethan Richards and a group of … [Read more...]

Character biographies are first

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In my last article I touched on inventing characters.  What I would like to do in this article is walk through some points that I have used and still use in that inventing process. A story needs a storyteller.  Most writers in their first works use … [Read more...]

The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style

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“The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture & Style” by Nelson George c.2014, William Morrow $27.99 / $34.99 Canada 256 pages They should have called you Super-Fly. Yep, that’s what you were, dancing in front of … [Read more...]

NFL does Manning, Broncos no favors

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Now is the time for Peyton Manning to call an audible. He might want to check with the NFL about changing the schedule. More than two months after the first snap of the Super Bowl sailed over Manning’s head, the Denver Broncos appear to be screwed … [Read more...]

New Park Experience in Mesquite, Nev. Offers Awesome Thrills for Family, Bonding For Companies

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The Awesome Adventure Park at the Eureka Casino Resort features a Supercross Swing, Zip Line, Remote Control Cars, Razor SideXSides, Rock Climbing, and more. Special deals are available for citizens of Mesquite, Moapa Valley, Beaver Dam, or … [Read more...]