Red Light Runners

Running red lights is nothing new; in fact I see it almost every day. What is most disturbing is that majority of these runners are usually engaged in a face down position, using their cell phones; oblivious to what’s around them. What sparked this t … [Read more...]

Group files suit to halt oil and gas exploration

Send in the Luddites. Don’t bother they’re here. A group calling itself the Reese River Basin Citizens Against Fracking has joined the cacophony of doomsayers crying in the wilderness for all oil and natural gas exploration to be stopped lest the p … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History July 7th –July 13th

July 1891; No record of anyone living in Mesquite at this time. (Mesquite Flats A History of Virgin Valley Vincent L. Leavitt) July 9th 1906; Walter Barieu Murder trial begins. Walter Barieu murdered Sheriff Tom Logan (Logandale is named for the … [Read more...]

What to Take to a Waterpark

It's summertime… and depending where you reside, swimming has always been a great way to have fun on a hot sunny day. So for those of you not near a beach, most likely you may know where your nearest waterpark might be; even amusement parks such as S … [Read more...]

Wild horse law doing more harm than good

The Bureau of Land Management this past week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it in Nevada federal court over its failure to properly manage wild horses, as required by law, and letting the mustang population explode far beyond w … [Read more...]

This Week in Local History June 30 – July 6, 2014

This Week in Local History June 30th to July 6th 1776 July 4th -Independence Day.  On this day in 1776 Congress approved The Declaration of Independence, declaring the United States independent of Great Britain. 1880- 15 Families now reside at the … [Read more...]

The Truth About Grandmas

Poets often wax nostalgic about Grannies sitting on the front porch bragging about their grandkids. However, anytime my maternal grandmother bragged or said something nice, it was a safe bet that she wasn’t talking about her grandkids. She only spoke … [Read more...]

Laughter is Always the Best Medicine

People of all ages experience some type of illness at one time or another, and depending on that illness, comes prescriptions usually filled by the doctor or a variety of over the counter medicines which are suggested, but that isn’t always the cure. … [Read more...]

The First Amendment makes us Different

The First Amendment to the Constitution forbids “the establishment of religion”. Such “establishment” was common in 18th century Europe. The “established” faith was the one the sovereign had chosen, and was therefore favored and supported by the st … [Read more...]

POV: 4th of July

On July 4, 1776, we announced our independence from Britain and the Republic was born. That Republic has brought its citizens incredible wealth and freedom. This idea of freedom and the right to pursue ones dreams has attracted millions in search of … [Read more...]