This week in history Aug. 24-30

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August 25, 1912: Littlefield, AZ, Joseph H Reber has a few men working on the dam site situated at the narrows (mouth of the Virgin River Gorge) August 26, 1905: The thermometer was up to 102 today, the hottest was in August 110, the highest in … [Read more...]

Why the Hate

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Why all the hate, it is very disturbing to see such deep hatred here in America. People who were friends are pulling away, part of our country wants to pull out and people attack each other with weapons to hurt and possibility kill. Who really has it … [Read more...]

Criticizing Democrats

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There can be little doubt in any regular reader’s mind about my political loyalties. I’m not sure why I think I have the chops to opine with you because my track record for picking presidents isn’t very good. I’ve been voting since 1968 (voting age … [Read more...]

Eliminating Unwanted Phone Calls

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  Waiting for an important phone call isn’t easy today, as most of us experience unwanted calls. The phone rings and you don’t recognize the number, so do you pick it up? Most likely it’s a robocall; automated call which delivers a message, … [Read more...]

Forevermore

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Here we go again. Falling into fall. There are two ways to go here. Upbeat and ready for cooler weather, county fairs, hunting, fall colors, Indian summer. Or down beat, sad to see summer waning, shorter days, looming winter, and back to school. Tell … [Read more...]

The history of railroad design

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Dennis Cassinelli           It was November 12th, 1869 that the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Locomotive LYON first chugged across the Crown Point Trestle to signal the beginning of the fabulous history of the country’s most famous short line … [Read more...]

This week in history Aug. 17-23

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August 17, 1898: Third crop of Lucerne cut. Worms invested it badly. August 20, 1908: James S Abbott raised 33 bushels of wheat without irrigation more than any of the other farmers raised with irrigation. There is a fine crop of seedless raisins … [Read more...]

You’ve Received a Criminal Charge, Now What?

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The vast majority of the residents of this fine valley we call home are excellent and upstanding citizens. Nonetheless, for various reasons, many of us from time to time will receive a citation (or “ticket”) from the police for offenses ranging from … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Has a Favorite Son

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When I was employed in education we used to refer to people who had something to say about a lot of subjects, but knew little of substance as being a river a mile wide and an inch deep. Donald Trump’s river is an inch wide and an inch deep. Mr. Trump … [Read more...]

From the Mayor

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In response to a front page article August 7,  in the Review Journal on Mesquite stating that the recent influx of people as new residents is altering the local ambience, I would like to make my comments regarding the story and set the record … [Read more...]