Nevada’s Lehman Caves

For several years before the area now known as the Great Basin National Park was created, my family and I hunted, camped and visited the area, including the spectacular Lehman caves. Discovered by rancher Absolom S. Lehman and others in 1885 and … [Read more...]

Hiking Southern Nevada

Hiking Southern Nevada, Volume One is available in paperback format. Each of the 25 hikes described in the guide originally appeared as a published story in The Spectrum (St. George, UT); Mesquite Local News (Mesquite, NV); The Sun Runner (Joshua Tree … [Read more...]

This week in history June 14-20

June 14, 1909, Littlefield: The second crop of hay is being cut and is a very heavy yield. Harvest is complete and the grain is stacked. June 15, 1922: Smashing all known existing records for the same feat equaling the average train  time between … [Read more...]

High court should stand firmly for free speech

It has long been agreed that the First Amendment right to free speech includes the right to not be compelled to speak, but this past week the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to skirt this simple premise, though it ruled in favor of a Colorado cake baker … [Read more...]

Congress Has Forgotten How to Say “Yes”

The United States is a country of immigrants. We are the only country founded on the ideas of freedom and inclusion. We must keep reminding ourselves because we are a long-time reaching those ideals. Being that unique country, it only makes sense … [Read more...]

A Word about Food

Summer is here, so this means that many of us will plan outdoor festivities with food and drinks. Grocery shopping becomes a little challenging when we know that the food will be exposed to air for a period of time, so beginning with storing the food … [Read more...]

When It Rains

  I’m going to bet that when you read the title, “When It Rains,” you will think the next line is, “It Pours.” Thus concluding that today I am going to discuss the ins and outs of Murphy’s Law. But that isn’t the case. No I want to really talk abou … [Read more...]

The Perfect Look, Selecting the Right Hair Stylist

By Richard Brown One of the hardest things is trying to find the perfect Hair Stylist.  Especially if your new in town, you want someone that really has a vision for your “Look” and works to make you well, wonderful looking. You want a style tha … [Read more...]

This week in history June 7-13

June 7, 1915, Littlefield AZ: The Misses Tena and Maud Reber went to mesquite tonight to assist the young people of that place to entertain the married people for the Mesquite Ward (congregation). Most all married and some young people went from … [Read more...]

Being ‘green’ is easy, ignore facts

If you thought the “green movement” was more about self-righteous politics than clear-headed science, here are two tales that prove the point. In Arizona a petition is being circulated in an effort to get on the ballot an initiative called the Cle … [Read more...]