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This Place is a Dump – Literally. The Highland Hills Mess (Part 2)

The Highland Hills Mess – Part 2

Part 1 yesterday discussed the background and some of the history leading up to the current situation, a situation where homes are “stinking and sinking” in some areas of the Highland Hills community that were built on or very near the old Mesquite ... Continue Reading →

Two Brilliant Women

This week I cheerfully walked down to the Garden of Associates on the campus of Caltech and sat on the bench next to the bronze statue of Tenjin the famous 9th Century philosopher and scholar. He spoke up and said, “My, you seem to be in a good mood today. Did you win what you people call ‘The ... Continue Reading →

This Place is a Dump #1 – Literally

The Highland Hills Mess – Part 1

This is the first of three articles on the Disaster at Highland Hills development. This first column will provide an overview of the problems and some history on the development. Future columns will deal with the activities since this mess became more ... Continue Reading →

Education Initiative Will Help Students, Schools, Economy

By: Valery J. McKay, resident of Boulder City

I want to dispel false statements being made by opponents of The Education Initiative (TEI). Voters need to know the importance of passing TEI in this election and how it will support students and teachers — those who will actually benefit ... Continue Reading →


NOTE: I never managed to get any photos, that I know of, the entire tenure with this band. I regret that, as I would’ve liked some for reminders.

As I started writing this, I thought of the movie Almost Famous. Maybe I should call this story Not Even Close, ... Continue Reading →

Fantasy Underground, Week 2

Well, week one is in the books. The first week often does not indicate much because it is the first time the teams of the NFL have had their starters play the entire game. Ragged performances often are the result and fatigue at the end of games colors the results.

Although we are just starting ... Continue Reading →

Teslamania Postscript

It’s official. It’s happening. And it’s unanimous.

Late Thursday night, the Nevada Legislature unanimously passed the Tesla deal. Governor Brian Sandoval (R) quickly signed it into law as US Senator Harry Reid (D) signaled his approval from D.C.

Ultimately, Tesla got ... Continue Reading →

The Roosevelts on PBS

Ken Burns’ new film “The Roosevelts” will begin airing on PBS on Sunday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. It is 14 hours long, shown over 7 nights. You will need to check local listings to see if it repeats throughout the week.

This is a much anticipated docu-series. If you’ve seen Ken Burns ... Continue Reading →

Most Hotly Contested Race in Nevada Today

So it has come to pass, the most hotly contested races in Nevada today, are the Nye County Sheriff’s race and the Nye County Tax Assessor’s race. All the other races seem to be boring, due to lack of vaudevillian stunts and apparently, lack of background checks as well.

In one corner, ... Continue Reading →

Do You Know Your Rights?

Do You Know Your Rights?

There have been several articles and comments in LTN about the role of police and the rights of individuals in the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Some of our readers (like we) seem confused as to what rights individuals have and what rights ... Continue Reading →