Monthly Archives: May 2012

Silver Tailings: A Pig, a Dog and a Jumping Frog

“Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery,” wrote Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Clemens, better known to the world as Mark Twain, was friends with a Comstock prospector named Jim Gillis.  The pair met when Clemens was still trying to strike it … Continue reading

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Eel Gambles His Bones Away

The first Native American Folklore story I ever heard, was told to my Kindergarten class at Margaret Keating School. It was a simple tale of caution and morality. It was read to us by Jon Larson’s mother, Juanita, who had … Continue reading

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Nevada City’s National Hotel

Nevada City’s located roughly 90 minutes from Reno. Nestled among the firs and pines, at an elevation between 2500 and 3000 feet, it quickly became a prosperous town during California’s Gold Rush period. I love to visit Nevada City because … Continue reading

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Thousands of Acres Scorched In Nevada Wildfire

Fire season is picking up steam in Nevada.  A wildfire that destroyed two homes in the rural neighborhood of Topaz Ranch Estates may have been caused by an illegal burn. The fast-moving brush fire in Douglas County forced the evacuation … Continue reading

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Shaking Hands with History

Everyday you and I have a chance to meet history face-to-face. Often times though, we allow it to walk right on by without as much as a side-glance. Perhaps we’re jus’ to busy – but I’ve tried to change this … Continue reading

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Real Talk

It’s something I’ve never felt real comfortable doing – talking to a stranger about my faith. But a while ago I decided to challenge myself to step out my comfort zone. Hey, writing about something is completely different from talking … Continue reading

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The Loaming of Deputy Cari Tom Owens

She was sitting at the counter of “Dippin’ Donuts,” jus’ north of Adelanto proper, working on a cup of coffee when she noticed the tiny ripples forming in the dark liquid. Before Cari could think any further — the earth … Continue reading

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