Editor's note: This piece, which originally ran in the Feb/March 2010 issue of Desert Companion, speculates on what might happen if Reid had lost his re-election to Republican challenger Sharron Angle. With the announcement of Reid's retirement, some of Hugh Jackson's observations are just as relevant today as they were five years ago.
It’s no secret that we’re living in Droughtville. With grim regularity, it seems like a few months don’t eke by before there’s a new study that startles researchers into a new level of shock at, yikes, how arid things are in the West ...
I was on Mt. Wilson, the highest in Red Rock, climbing a route called Gwondonnaland Boogie. That’s a really long route — I want to say 25 pitches (vertical sections a rope’s length in distance). I was leading the top pitch.
Nature: very nice, but also full of bugs. And kinda far away. And shot through with quiet, contemplative moments when you can truly get a bead on your position in the universe and ponder what's important in life. Totally not my style. Instead, why not hike closer to home? Here are a few sights from recent rambles around Fremont Street.
News item: A controversial bill recently proposed by Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore would allow guns on college campuses, in K-12 schools and day-care facilities. Here are some other bills under consideration by the Republican-led state Legislature.