Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mischief

Spring’s arrived in my neck of the woods – or more appropriately – the high desert. The crocuses are budding and the reptiles are coming out of their long-time’s burrows. The latter wouldn’t have been known to me if it … Continue reading

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Beyond the Emidio

For the most part, Japanese submarines operated off the west coast of the U.S. freely in the early months of World War II. As plans were made for the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s 6th Fleet submarines were directed … Continue reading

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Nevada’s Still Looking for Green Jobs

President Obama’s making a pitch for his national energy strategy.  Speaking in Boulder City, Nevada, at the Copper Mountain Solar I plant, he says the strategy must include an aggressive pursuit of clean, alternative energy sources. The President also says the … Continue reading

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Tape Delayed Fight

Like most brother’s so close in age, Adam and I used to get in physical altercations. Sometimes I’d be the one who’d start it — other times Adam would start them. What we were fighting over at the time is … Continue reading

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History of the Blue Ledge Mine

While doing some research about Del Norte resident L.F. Cooper, I found out he and others were invested in a mining operation in a neighboring county. Furthermore the mine exists today. Somewhere between 1896 and 1898, copper deposits were discovered in … Continue reading

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Nevada Lawmakers Sans Job Creation

Nevada lawmakers have been busy this week, hearing bills and creating laws to better the lives of residents in this great state. Problem is — so far I see nothing that creates jobs — something Nevadans are desperate for. Health … Continue reading

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Mining in Del Norte

Del Norte County yielded several types of metal to miners who worked here more than 100 years ago. Gold mining began in 1851, and by the late 1800s remained one of the “most important” of its industries, according to A.J. … Continue reading

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