Monthly Archives: January 2013

These Things We Do

One of my favorite military unit motto’s is, “These things we do, so others may live.” I like it because it’s not only simple and direct, but it says so much about the character of those service members who are the U.S. … Continue reading

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Ghost Wrecker

We were heading east on Highway 70, somewhere between the small California settlement Chilcoot and Hallelujah Junction, enjoying the scenery, when I noticed the light blue wrecker, its yellow-orange light bar flashing above its cab. It was steadily gaining on us … Continue reading

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Being Kind

There are three things important in life. First is to be kind, The second is to be kind, And the third is to be kind. My doctor has taken a pledge, “First do no harm,” but I can one-up the … Continue reading

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Three-peat

It’s a hard history to acknowledge, but my Grandpa and his son, my dad, did not talk or see each other for years.  Then suddenly, Grandpa died and it left a hole of grief in Dad’s heart afterwards. A little … Continue reading

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Out Run By a Girl

Throughout high school I was known for many things, some good, some bad, but mainly as ‘fast.’ That’s because since 7th grade I was a race-winning sprinter, setting several records and even getting an invite to the 1976 Olympics track … Continue reading

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The Second Expedition

While European expeditions along the Northcoast remained rare during the 1500s and 1600s, a number of their ships did pass by the coastline of Del Norte. Most notably among them were the Manila Galleons. These ships formed a trade route … Continue reading

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Silver Tailings: The Name Behind the Badge

Elko County’s famous Flying Sheriff, Jesse “Jess” C. Harris is the son of Sheriff Joseph C. Harris, who headed the same office from 1910 to 1936.  The younger Harris came into office in 1950 and served until 1974. Between Joe and Jess, they served … Continue reading

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