Save the City Money

Recently the Mayor of our fair city explained the financial difficulties we are in. Like so many cities we are spending more than we take in. There are so many good sounding projects just waiting for the city to fund them, yet even if they sound like … [Read more...]

Marinated Lamb Chops

Marinated Lamb Chops (Good any time of the year) Ingredients: ¼ cup maple syrup (good quality) ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar 3 shallots, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 Tbs. orange juice concentrate Juice of ½ lemon Zest of 1 … [Read more...]

This Week in History Feb. 27, 2015

February 28 1868; Beaver Dam Settlement abandoned. March 2 1938; Big flood came down the river and took out the ditch and dam. March 1944; Rock hospital opens. (Now Virgin Valley Heritage Museum) … [Read more...]

It’s time to focus on what we can control, not what we can’t

By Mayor Al Litman When the Mesquite Local news asked me when I was going to write another Mayor’s Corner article, I said shortly.  I later had second thoughts, but after reading the letters to the editor in both our local papers, I decided it was … [Read more...]

Too Much Political Correctness

Thank God being politically correct had no place on the front porches of my youth.  Folks pretty much spoke their mind and teasing was viewed as a token of friendship and a way to show affection.  Folks seldom took the time to tease those who were n … [Read more...]

State Constitution does not allow laws regulating political speech

The Nevada Supreme Court made the right decision but for the wrong reason. In the case of Citizen Outreach vs. State, the court ruled 5-2 a couple of weeks ago that the organization did not violate a 1997 law requiring those who engage in express … [Read more...]

Not Wrinkles: Crinkles

What would you say to a lady who did not smile for twelve years so that her face would not begin to wrinkle?  Me, I would say, “Wow your face looks good but your body is a mess!”  Not really, I probably would think it though.  I don’t remember achievi … [Read more...]

CEO of Gallup calls jobless rate ‘big lie’ created by White House, Wall Street and the Media

The chairman of the venerable Gallup research and polling firm says the official U.S. unemployment rate is really an underestimation and a “big lie" perpetuated by the White House, Wall Street and the media. What CEO and Chairman Jim C … [Read more...]

Things that Happen to Your Luggage

Traveling today has become common for many people; whether it’s business or pleasure, you will find most airports a very busy place. When traveling by air, most likely you will need to check a bag or two; as the standard of carry-ons has diminished i … [Read more...]

Rep. Hardy expects to see some action on federal land issues

Freshman 4th Congressional District Rep. Cresent Hardy, whose district covers the southern half of rural Nevada, foresees considerable debate and action coming during this 114th session of Congress on various issues concerning use and control of … [Read more...]