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Lucky fishing hole yields early gift

By the calendar, Jolly Old Saint Nick's annual visit is still several days away. But for Randy Hegg of Las Vegas, Christmas came early this year. "I think the fishing gods shined down on me after taking a bunch of family and friends out fishing and...

Gun owners' rights to be tested

Strange things happen during a modern presidential election. Take the phone-call campaigning strategy, for instance. Seemingly out of nowhere your phone begins ringing one day, and even people you don't know want to be your friend. You pick up the...

Public lands are worth protecting

Sometimes we need to be reminded of just how good we have it and that what we have is worth protecting. Just last week I was reminded in a big way, a Texas-sized way, of just how blessed we are to have so much open space in Nevada. Of course, that...

NBC misses golden moment for shooters

The world's focus this week has been on London and the Summer Olympics. As always, gymnastics and swimming have dominated NBC's coverage, and while the country has closely followed the achievements of the women's gymnastics team and Michael Phelps'...