Getting in the last word

When I began writing this column three years ago, I called it the “Mesquite Weed.” Some thought it was reference to something more recreational than medical . “What is this guy smoking?” they would ask when they read the weekly column. Others … [Read more...]

BLM: Treat people with respect

If you were to park your car on federal public land and a federal agent came along and destroyed it with a sledgehammer, you would be able to file a felony criminal charge with the local sheriff against that agent or whoever instructed him to carry … [Read more...]

A little defence for Sen. Reid

You’ll seldom see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid defended in this column. However, there’s so much to legitimately complain about the senator’s politics and how he accomplishes his goals, it doesn’t seem right to flay him over misconstrued … [Read more...]

Bundy has damaged the community

To the Editor: It was with a heavy heart that I watched the events that transpired in Bunkerville and Gold Butte during the last several weeks.  Like Mr. Bundy, I too have lived, worked and played in Southern Nevada all my life. The use of the Gold … [Read more...]

A letter to Cresent Hardy

To the Editor: A recent sent a letter to Assemblyman Cresent Hardy (R-Dist.19) who’s running for the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District. Please share as much of it as you can with your readers. “I read in the local paper of your … [Read more...]

Our government has gone astray

To the Editor: My family and I have fought for the U.S. since World War I, some died in this service. We believe in this country. People like (U.S. Sen.) Harry Reid and others are supposed to represent this country, founded for the people by the … [Read more...]

CERT has been around a while

To the Editor: Regarding a column published on Page 2B, April 10, by Debra Beatty about the CERT class (“Local CERT class graduates April 28”) I don't know if I read this correctly about this being the first CERT class here in Mesquite, I know for … [Read more...]

North To Nevada

North To Nevada (Sung to the song: “North To Alaska” by Johnny Horton) Way up north (north to Nevada) Way up north (north to Nevada) North to Nevada You go north, the heat is on North to Nevada You go north, the heat is on Clive’s clan … [Read more...]

Never take ‘it’ for granted

To the Editor:  Daily tasks are executed with little to no thought as to their execution. Quite simply, we get ready, we leave the house, we get in our vehicle and we drive ourselves to the market, to whatever stores we need. We run our errands, we … [Read more...]

BLM gives up its duty

To the Editor: The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and other federal agencies on Saturday capitulated to threats of violence from armed militia members and ceased their legally and morally required duty to remove trespass cattle … [Read more...]