Hank Monk: A stage driver to get you there on time

Very few images define the spirit of the Old West more than a colorful picture of a stage coach dashing through the spectacular scenery of the western mountains drawn by a team of four or six beautiful horses. For very good reason, this image has … [Read more...]

Is This You? An Impatient, Patient

If you have never been lucky enough to encounter an impatient patient in a waiting room, well take heart, eventually you will be privy to a scene you will tell your friends about, over and over again because you still cannot believe what you saw. … [Read more...]

Food and Nutrition: Cholesterol

Many who suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure, or who may have high triglycerides in their blood have heard of cholesterol but may wonder what exactly it is. Cholesterol is an essential substance needed to build cells. It is mostly made in … [Read more...]

Nevada History: Riding along with the Slim Princess

By 1880, the owners of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad had become so successful that they decided to pursue another venture to tap into the new mining districts developing in the south central part of Nevada. The idea was to construct a new … [Read more...]

LC History: Curious Madame Cadue

When “Dutch” George Lambert escaped from the jail at the Lincoln County Courthouse (the Million Dollar Courthouse), in Pioche on August 14, 1874, a woman known as Madame Cadue went with him. Maybe by his invitation, maybe not. Nevertheless, she took … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About the Fats

Fats have had a bad reputation for a long time. They are calorie dense, providing nine calories per gram compared to carbohydrates and protein, which provide four calories per gram. However, scientists are finding that eating a balance of healthy … [Read more...]

Food and Nutrition: Flavonoids

Most brightly colored fruits and vegetables contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent damage to your cells by satisfying free radicals and creating balance. Flavonoids, or bioflavonoids, is an umbrella term for a number of … [Read more...]

Is This You?

A few days ago I took another step towards being grown up. There are loads of things that happen in life that you can attribute to the growing up process of each of us. “Firsts” are good growing up markers. First spanking. First grade. First car. … [Read more...]

Million Dollar Courthouse Jail, Maybe Not so Secure

The present day Lincoln County Detention Center is a fine facility. Not perfect, but a fine facility. Most people know much of the story of the historic Million Dollar Courthouse in Pioche, about the continual cost overruns that just kept … [Read more...]

Improper Estate Planning Can Spell Disaster for Children

Little or poor planning can have devastating effects on the lives of your children. Few tasks we attempt during our lives have a greater impact on our family than creating an estate plan, but the worst thing you can do is to leave your property to … [Read more...]

Chinese Immigrants Settled in Pioche in the 1870s

Pioche, Nevada was a mining town. Rough and ready it was. Ready for a fight, and gunfights happened regularly in front of businesses that sit on the steep hills of Main Street. Pioche in its earliest days was equal to any others that could be … [Read more...]

Renovation of Historic Caliente House Complete

Randy Alfano, project manager at The Bison Group and proprietor of Treasure Hunters Classy Consignments, finished the renovation at 190 Front Street in Caliente on the Fourth of July. Alfano, a Caliente resident, started the renovation project in … [Read more...]

Better Nutrition in Garden Produce

Growing a produce garden can be an excellent way to ensure you are getting more nutrition in your food. Food is healthier for you when it is eaten closer to its harvest. After picking, food starts to become less appealing in color, taste, texture and … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness: The Importance of Water

Look at the Three day supply! We all know that water is important. Our Doctors tell us to make sure we are hydrated. Health experts tell us that water isn’t just good for our bodily functions but we think better when we are well hydrated. With that … [Read more...]

Food Additives

Food additives can be intimidating, controversial and confusing. It is important to know what kind of substances you are putting into your body and to understand why they are included in your food. According to the American Dietetic Association, … [Read more...]

Horse thieves in the 1800s

There is a place in Lincoln County, northeast of Pioche about 19 miles, on State Route 322, named Horsethief Gulch. It’s the campground at Spring Valley State Park. Just how the name came to be is anybody’s guess. Certainly some sort of such activity … [Read more...]

4-H offering summer activities for county kids

The 4-H summer project clubs are right around the corner. The program invites every youth to be involved. A new flyer lists the project clubs in each town and says, “If your child is passionate about participating in a club, please sign them up. For … [Read more...]

Winter sledding in Pioche

Winter sledding has been popular for a long time, even back into ancient times in some climates with snowy weather, and back in the early days of the Great Depression around Pioche, Nevada, 1931 for example, it was just as popular as it ever was, … [Read more...]

Food and Nutrition: Health and your potential

You have an astounding amount of potential within you. Although only a piece of the whole, your physical health can play an important role in helping you to achieve that potential. My objective today is to inspire you to find your untapped … [Read more...]

Cornstarch and whiskey

Many hard rock miners came to the town of Delamar in the mountains ofeastern Lincoln Country in the late 1890’s. Ed Dula was one of those. He and his wife built a small cabin, like many others, out of the native local rock. Some of these homes could … [Read more...]