2015 Thanksgiving Thankful List

by Tom Garrison Each holiday season I compose and send to relatives and friends a “Thanksgiving Thankful List” for the preceding year. My wife, Deb, and I enjoy our life in Utah’s red rock country and have many things for which we are thankful. I h … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Last Veteran

When I attend Veteran Day ceremonies like we have in Mesquite each year with the memorial service and parade, I don't reflect back on the most awesome experiences of my career in the military. There are other quiet moments when I think about … [Read more...]

Special Commentary from Yoli Bell

Often I have flashbacks about my cancer. It has been 15 years since my diagnosis and I still hold my breath after each mammogram - until I get a clean bill of health. I did get a phone call last year after my mammogram and had to return for an … [Read more...]

Dysfunction Exacts a Cost

Earlier this month, The Economist, the renowned British weekly, ran an editorial advocating an end to the U.S. dollar’s supremacy as the world’s chief currency. The magazine offered several economic motives and one supremely political one. “For how lo … [Read more...]

Treating Breast Cancer: Advancements Offer Hope

By: George Hahm, M.D., FACS, General  Surgeon October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is the second article in a three-part series written to help women understand more about this disease; the first article focused on early … [Read more...]

Readers rely on newspapers more than they think

Despite the evolution of iPads, smartphones and apps to disseminate the news in one form or another, your local newspapers still hold an integral position in gathering and reporting the news. The newspaper in its present and electronic formats … [Read more...]

Small Crowd – Great Performance – Fun Evening

On Saturday, September 19, I attended a wonderful concert that Blair Adam, the new President of Mesquite Arts Council (MAC), spent a lot of time and energy bringing to Mesquite.  The event was a Tribute to Waylon Jennings, performed by Bob … [Read more...]

Nevada Veterans Legislation passed in the 2015 Session

By Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R-AD-19) Those who have answered our nation’s call to serve in the United States Armed Forces are patriots. They made a commitment to their country and gave years of dedicated service at home and abroad, often at i … [Read more...]

What Do We Mean By “Representative Government”?

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. Much of that discussion will be insightful and thought-provoking, but there’s a good chance you’ll also find a lot of it vague … [Read more...]

Politicians Are Failing Us on the Economy

A couple of months ago, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the U.S. economy’s long-term prospects. Not to put too fine a point on it, we’re headed for the fiscal rocks. Federal spending accounts for about 20 percent of the … [Read more...]