Parks designation a way to bypass Congress

President Obama this past week announced the creation of a national monument in southern New Mexico — the 500,000-acre Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which contains hiking trails, Native American ruins and Outlaw Rock, where Billy t … [Read more...]

It’s time to protest new EPA rules

Is there nothing the federal government will not micromanage into a bureaucratic knot of red tape? Now the Environmental Protection Agency has rewritten the rules for the Clean Water Act in such a way that gives it authority over just about any … [Read more...]

Little League Thanks Sponsors, Volunteers and Community

To the Editor: In recognition of our Second Season completed and in the books, we celebrate the opportunity and reflect on the influences and support that the community has given to the little league. What the sponsorships, volunteers, coaches, … [Read more...]

‘Gunfighters of Pioche’ has a certain Twain

One of the distinctive pleasures in reading Mark Twain is his ability to deliver of the most outrageous anecdotal details in such a matter-of-fact, nonchalant tone as to make it sound as though he was recounting the stitching craftsmanship at … [Read more...]

Mark Twain ‘racist’ writing coming back to haunt him

Whether a cove at Lake Tahoe is named after Mark Twain or the man on the moon, we don’t have much of an opinion on that. But what in the world has become of us as a nation when it comes to matter of race? The story is this: For the second time i … [Read more...]

Debate continues on feral horse issue

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month voted 2-1 to reject appeals by several horse-lover groups intent on stopping the Bureau of Land Management from rounding up feral horses and burros. But  the dissent, … [Read more...]

BLM needs to see rancher’s plight

This past week the Elko County Commission voted to send a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, an Elko native and former Harry Reid aide, inviting him to come to Nevada and discuss his agency’s recent decisions that have harmed t … [Read more...]

Ranchers should charge BLM for thirsty horses

AUSTIN — One of the biggest problems facing Nevada ranchers all across the central swath of the state from the California to Utah borders is an overabundance of feral horses drinking water and eating forage rightfully set aside for cattle and sheep, b … [Read more...]

Thank you, Do It Best

To the Editor: Do It Best Corporation on Pioneer Blvd in Mesquite donated pallets of dry dog and cat food to the Mesquite Animal Shelter.  We cannot tell you how grateful we are regarding their generous gesture and donation of food. They reinforce … [Read more...]

Horsford doesn’t know what he’s talking about

To the Editor: In response to Congressman Steven Horsford’s reverence to the thugs carrying weapons around schools, churches and other community buildings. This is “BS.” This is a lie. He is not here to see the truth. I have been around visiting se … [Read more...]