Author of book on presidential power grabs should have enough material for a sequel or two

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”          ― James … [Read more...]

This Week in History Dec. 11, 2014

December 1913 Virgin Valley High School Basketball team beats Las Vegas, Winning the silver championship cup for the first time. (On display at the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum) December 14 1973 I-15 pass officially opens through the Virgin River … [Read more...]

How low will it go?

Oil prices have been dropping for the last couple of years as the American oil boom has been expanding production. The estimated oil reserves within the United States have increased almost 10% since 1975. After almost 40 years of production, we have … [Read more...]

Ships Crossing In the Night

In the night of July 25, 1956, The Italian liner Andrea Doria was steaming off Nantucket towards New York. Seventeen hundred passengers and crew were on board. Heavy fog reduced visibility. Another ship, the Stockholm, was headed in the opposite … [Read more...]


From experience I can tell you that when you are about 7 and you have to admit to your parents that it was you who cut the rubber gasket that goes around the top of the tub styled dishwasher, with a knife every time you unloaded the dishwasher, just … [Read more...]

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

As Christmas nears, the pressure is on… searching for the perfect gift, for that special someone; so what if money is scarce… what can you buy? It’s time to do your shopping on a budget this year, so let’s get a game plan together beginning with your … [Read more...]

Odds Are…

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there will the squirrels nesting in it jump out scamper away as it tumbles?  Odds are yes. Will those same squirrels have time collect the nuts they have been packing up that tree trunk for months, stuffed i … [Read more...]

Always Give Thanks – Even After Thanksgiving

This past week we celebrated “Thanksgiving”. For most of us it was a time of turkey, feasting and football. Across our country parades were held and black Friday followed. Some stores are now opening late on Thanksgiving Day and I have even heard peo … [Read more...]

“Life at the Top of Mesquite” – Featured Real Estate Agent Pat Bekeris

We're celebrating the opening of our new model home!  Royal Vista is a gated community with 95 semi-custom home sites.  We offer 8 standard floor plans which you can customize to "make it yours".  Our high quality standard features include custom kn … [Read more...]

Nevada’s problem is its spending priorities, not its rate of taxation

Cowboy humorist, philosopher and rope-twirling raconteur Will Rogers once said, “It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.” Well, everybody knows Nevada is a low-tax state. Ask anyone. Why our very state Co … [Read more...]