Thank you, Mesquite

To the Editor: We come on holiday to Mesquite every year, we usually travel on silver rider with friendly drivers, but in April this year our friendly driver rescued myself and my poor wife who was in danger of being blown onto road, the gusts of … [Read more...]

Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one — for now

Nevada senior Sen. Harry Reid — during one of his many full-throated anti-Koch brothers rants — recently told the world he knows better than the Founders just how much free speech the citizens of this country should be allowed. He announced he is back … [Read more...]

VA treatment has history

So, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this past week as a result of the scandal over veterans dying while waiting to receive treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s strongly worded call for his ouster surely t … [Read more...]

Permanent Records

Typing awards were given out at a local school recently. The winners were pictured with their awards on the front page of our weekly newspaper.  It was nice to see those smiling faces, gleaming with pride. I noticed, however; yes I have a however, … [Read more...]

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...]