Proposed environmental bills would kill jobs

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With delusions of saving the planet from catastrophic warming, a Las Vegas assemblyman is offering up a futile gesture in the form of a bill to ban fracking in Nevada. According to media accounts Democratic Assemblyman Justin Watkins has stated … [Read more...]

This week in History Feb. 23-Mar. 1

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Feb.23, 1923: Relief Society House dedicated for use. Feb. 28, 1868: Beaver Dam Settlement abandoned. Mar. 1880: Post office named -first spelled Mesquit; changed to Mesquite in 1897. Mar. 1894: Settlers begin to work on the settlement of … [Read more...]

On the subject of Illegal Immigration

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We see on television many protests that are in support of Illegal immigrants but most of the protesters have no idea of the facts. Recently the Los Angeles times published an article that stated that about 40% of people working in Los Angeles are … [Read more...]

Desert Dust

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If I mention Barney Oldfield will that show my age? Barney was an early twentieth century racecar driver. His image is that of a wild man wearing a leather crash helmet with goggles sitting in an open top, no windshield racer. I bring Barney up … [Read more...]

Pie School

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  I have made pie before. I make apple pie, peach pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, lemon pie, coconut pie, cherry pie, pecan pie… I have never made minced meat pie. I don’t even know what that is nor do I think I want to know.                   I … [Read more...]

Amazing Traits of Animals and Their Intelligence

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Are there more differences between animals and human behaviors or similarities? My guess is its’ a horse a piece, (no pun intended). Recently after viewing the PBS channel (Spy in the Wild), I was amazed at the interactions of a few unlikely … [Read more...]

Minimum wage bill doesn’t pass constitutional muster

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Democrats in the Nevada Legislature have introduced Senate Bill 106, which proposes to amend the state minimum wage law by raising the minimum wage by 75 cents an hour each year until it reaches $11 an hour for employers who provide health insurance … [Read more...]

The Stewart Indian School

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Dennis Cassinelli         The Pyramid Lake Indian War of 1860 marked the beginning of an extremely difficult time for the American Indian population of the Great Basin area. Until this time, the Indians and the European emigrants were able to … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 16-22

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Feb. 17, 1902: Edwin Jones spoke at church, "We should not allow our children out at night, around campfires. There is no good in it" Feb. 19, 1998: J.L.Bowler Elementary school dedicated.   … [Read more...]

Monday Mornings with the Mayors

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On Monday, Feb. 20, Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman will by on Monday Mornings with the Mayors on KLAS Channel 8 in Las Vegas from 6:40 a.m at 7:00 a.m. The segment will feature Mayor Litman talking about Mesquite, regional issues and answer questions … [Read more...]