Food and Nutrition: Organic Foods

Organic foods are produced without using many conventional practices, with the goal to preserve natural resources from the farm to the store. Conventional practices that are prohibited in organic food production include irradiation (using ionizing … [Read more...]

History: Hail the Mule!

Many Old West historians like to tell the story of the tenderfoot who objected to riding a mule down an almost perpendicular cliff. “Don’t worry none,” said an old timer, “that mule thinks too much of itself to fall and break its neck.” Even in the … [Read more...]

History: Early Life in Lincoln County

Panaca was established in 1864. Henry Sharp came to the Pahranagat Valley in 1865, and Pioche and Delamar were started in the 1870s. Three or four generations back or more, the ancestors of many who live in Lincoln County today did not have nearly … [Read more...]

Food Culture in Japan

It is interesting how each culture has its own customs, ideas, and traditions which all seem to revolve around food. On a recent trip to Japan, I found many differences and similarities connecting America and Japan to food. I found it interesting … [Read more...]

Confederate Lincoln County

Nevada is only on the Colorado River because Arizona had sided with the Confederacy during the Civil War. And prior to gaining statehood on the Union side in 1864, part of present day Lincoln County was once in the Confederacy. Until 1909, Lincoln … [Read more...]

A tour of old Pioche

Lincoln County residents are familiar with the Million Dollar Courthouse and the Thompson Opera House in Pioche, but how familiar are you with some of the other historic buildings in the mountain side town once called the “Toughest town in the W … [Read more...]

Is This You? Rags

Something hit me funny just before dinner last night. Something that in our house we do all the time. It has become so common place that I think nothing of it. I’m thinking though that if you were at my table when I did this you might have a second t … [Read more...]

Is This You? Glue

I break stuff. Some things are beyond repair. Like a drinking glass that slips out my hand, lands on the edge of the kitchen counter then makes a break for it to get to the floor and scatter shards of shrapnel from the kitchen sink all the way across … [Read more...]

Ma Steward’s mine

The late Judge Roscoe Wilkes notes in his book High Desert Tales, that if a person goes to the Million Dollar Courthouse in Pioche, “then across the street to the east, and look down over the embankment, below you will see the general area where our m … [Read more...]

Is This You? Smile Wider

I notice smiles. It is just a thing I do. I’ve done it all my life. But bigger and better smiles became easier for me to show ever since I was in my last years of being a teenager when I had my first “real” job with benefits and went into a dentist an … [Read more...]

Is This You? Whatever Vs. Anyway

Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan in the respect that I shall never grow up. That isn’t a bad thing in some ways. Like I will always get sticky ice cream on my shirt when eating an ice cream cone in the summer. I will squish the ice cream into those l … [Read more...]

Is This You? Friendly Fact Finding

Is there a real line that needs to stay wide, bold and un-crossable when you meet a new friend? I’m not talking about just manners. Manners should be upheld no matter where you are in a relationship. Manners like not picking at anything that might be … [Read more...]

LCHS advisor: ‘FFA not just for farmers’

On March 21 to 25, Lincoln County High School’s FFA Chapter attended the annual Nevada FFA State Convention held at the University of Nevada, Reno, alongside over 500 high school students from across the State. Advisor Tyler Heaton described the s … [Read more...]

Is This You? Whatever vs. Anyway

Sometimes I feel like Peter Pan in the respect that I shall never grow up. That isn’t a bad thing in some ways. Like I will always get sticky ice cream on my shirt when eating an ice cream cone in the summer. I will squish the ice cream into those l … [Read more...]

Is this you? 52 Pick Up

It took years of listening to those close to me to learn the type of lettuce I bought was not the best. “No flavor,” Rots too fast,” and just plain “Yuck,” I was lovingly told. It was suggested I buy one of those packs of hearts of romaine lettuce to … [Read more...]

Will and trust contests

Ever since the ancient laws of primogeniture (the eldest son gets it all) were swept away by the right to make a will, heirs have objected to even the best made wills and trusts. Conflicts can arise before or during the administration of an estate or … [Read more...]

Rural business leaders getting ahead of change

In a small Kentucky county with a population of just under 5,000 people, a community is coming together to build something beautiful. Hickman County, Kentucky was deeded a piece of land for “one whole dollar,” according to county judge/executive Ke … [Read more...]

Is This You? 52 Pick Up

It took years of listening to those close to me to learn the type of lettuce I bought was not the best. “No flavor,” Rots too fast,” and just plain “Yuck,” I was lovingly told. It was suggested I buy one of those packs of hearts of romaine lettuce to … [Read more...]

Pioche Highland Hideaway adds to lodging options

Getaways…we all need them. This probably has most of you thinking about getting away somewhere the first chance you get, most likely concluded by thinking when it was you last got away. For everyone else…congratulations. You have the perfect lif … [Read more...]

Is this You? Sidetracking

Think of what words go along with the word “side.” Side-saddle. I like to think that side-saddle was the way that ladies of old England rode when they mounted their steed to follow after the hounds to kill some poor fox (unless of course if the fox ou … [Read more...]