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Mammoth Mountain lives up to its name

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., in the Eastern Sierra Mountain Range, is surrounded by some of our nation’s most spectacular scenery, including the Inyo National Forest and the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness Areas. Sportsmen of one kind or another visit throughout the year, but for the skiers of Southern Nevada, the slopes of Mammoth Mountain have few equals in depth and duration of snow pack and ease of access.

Yoga Goes Au Naturel

Over the past couple of years, yoga instructor David Oliphant learned two valuable lessons:

Death Valley springing forth with wildflowers

As any experienced bloom chaser will tell you, it takes more than one storm system — even a soaker of record proportions — to grow wildflowers in the hottest, driest place in North America. Experts at Death Valley National Park are predicting only a moderate bloom this year, despite the storm front that delivered almost a year’s worth of rain to the park’s Furnace Creek weather station several weeks ago.

Debt limit raised by $1.9 trillion

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted last week to raise the limit on how much the government can borrow to keep itself running, a move that while necessary has become highly political.

A splash of cold water

Reversing a District Court decision, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the groundwater applications underpinning a multibillion-dollar plan to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from east central Nevada may not be valid.

Titus said what everyone knows

Dina Titus is the last person I would have expected to channel Dick Cheney.

A few reminders for the constitutionally challenged

As recent events have clearly amplified, the average American’s grasp of the content and purpose of the U.S. Constitution is woefully inadequate and too often inaccurate.

Let locals run the range

I’m well into my 70s now. I’ve been in and out of the ranching business all my life. I’ve run a lot of horses, trapped coyotes and bobcats, cut post over a good portion of the state of Nevada. And I tell you, I have never been so disgusted.

Do we think twice about calling police?

Charlie Mitchener, the Las Vegas business owner who was handcuffed and disarmed after presenting a concealed weapons permit along with his driver’s license to a police officer responding to a burglary call at his place of business Jan. 3, has provided me with his Jan. 19 follow-up letter to Metro.

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