Monday, May 16, 2022

Take a rare bike ride into snowbound Yosemite

Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet and deserted, richly rewards the hardy few who reach it in winter. There’s also much to like about...

Wildfires are already incinerating southwestern states. 

Opinion We must come to understand what isn't working, and what cost-effective tools are not currently being used. Only because they are literally free to...

Ace your age: 50 lessons in 50 years

Interviewing Royal Robbins ranks among the best experiences in my modest writing career. Robbins pioneered Yosemite rock climbing, achieving historic first ascents on both...

nZero’s Carbon Management Tools Track Progress Toward Climate Goals

A few weeks ago, a small company by the name of Ledger8760 rebranded as nZero, a decision meant to demonstrate carbon management’s growing role...

Light winter promises good hiking on Pacific Crest Trail

After a hard day of high-elevation backpacking a dozen miles around Ebbetts Pass, I would have settled for crackers, peanut butter and water. Instead,...

It’s Time to Stop the Public Land Giveaways to Oil and Gas Speculators

Opinion As Nevadans, we cherish our public lands and all they have to offer: from diverse wildlife to endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of...

Rural Nevada is at the Frontline of Renewable Energy Development

Nevada is making strides toward its renewable energy goals as it develops infrastructure to move power throughout the state, but some Nevadans worry the...

Everyday Should Be Earth Day

Opinion  Like most Americans, I’m concerned about climate change. Sometimes I feel discouraged.  I worry about my children’s future, and I don’t always know what...

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Madonna in Traffic Your eyes, shunted away in dark amniotic fluid, what do you see staring onto Boulder Highway, mother straddling the island with cars slipping either side of...

A Dog’s Tale

Opinion My dog died last week.   Well, we killed her…euthanasia is the euphemism for an invaluable salvation-like option that dogs have available, but humans do not. Jennie...

WinterWondergrass Festival’s triumphant return to the Sierra Nevada after two years of pandemic delays

Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, WinterWondergrass returned to Tahoe after a three-year hiatus. The festival was scheduled for March of 2020 but...

Why we need to travel to other countries.

I have just returned from my first trip out of the United States in four years. The challenges of traveling internationally in the COVID-19...

Environment

Take a rare bike ride into snowbound Yosemite

Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet and deserted, richly rewards the hardy few who reach it in winter. There’s also much to like about...

Culture

Take a rare bike ride into snowbound Yosemite

Exploring Yosemite’s snowbound high country, quiet and deserted, richly rewards the hardy few who reach it in winter. There’s also much to like about...

Poem: Madonna in Traffic

Opinion

Wildfires are already incinerating southwestern states. 

Opinion We must come to understand what isn't working, and what cost-effective tools are not currently being used. Only because they are literally free to...

A Dog’s Tale

Storytelling — Audio- and Photo-enhanced Journalism

Former Sex Industry Workers Cite 13th Amendment in Lawsuit that Could End Nevada’s Legal Sex industry

Two former sex industry workers have filed a Complaint in U.S. District Court, District of Nevada against a diverse and extraordinary list of defendants...

The Truckee River Under Assault – Trash is Just One Insult as it Flows through Reno and Sparks

The annual Truckee River Cleanup Day set for September 25, 2021 is a 17 year-old beautification tradition. Every year, the nonprofit organization Keep Truckee...

Downwinders Look to Renew and Expand Radiation Exposure Compensation Act

Between 1951 and 1992, U.S. scientists and engineers conducted 928 nuclear blasts at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), a roughly 1,400 square-mile federal reservation...

Federal Cannabis Legislation at a Crossroads

In every state except Idaho, Kansas, and Nebraska, there is some legal provision for the possession and consumption of cannabis for medical or adult...

As the Dixie Fire Continues to Rage, ForestFest and Solar Cook-Off Remains a Unifying Goal

At the western end of the Indian Valley is the community of Greenville, California. Eight miles to the southeast, at the other end of...

Lyon County Commissioners Approve Naming the Donald J. Trump Justice Complex

The regular Lyon County Commissioners meeting typically begins at 9:00 a.m. and goes all day, a grueling exercise on every 1st and 3rd Thursday...