Friday, May 20, 2022

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...

The American Heritage of Wild Horses

Opinion Our history is important when it comes to managing our public lands, natural resources, and wildlife.  Much of our factual history today is being obscured...
David Toll

Tarantulas On Parade

A version of this story appeared in David Toll’s legendary Gold Hill News, which he published regularly between 1974 - 1978.  This story is...

The End of Democracy?

Opinion We are coming to the end of the most consequential year in the complicated history of democracy in our country. Next year, 2022, will...

Positive thinking turns “fool’s gold” into golden experiences

We reached the foot of the mountain early, which should have tipped us off; climbing trips never go ahead of schedule. But the summit...

Death Valley offers more than name suggests

A group of would-be gold miners, exhausted, starving, dehydrated and lost in the desert, sent two men for help in 1849. Amazingly, the pair...

First Person Accounts – Saying No to The Lithium Mine at...

Opinion Lithium Nevada, LLC, a subsidiary of Lithium Americas Corporation has proposed a significantly large lithium mining project less than a one-hour drive north of...

Squaw Valley Changes Name to Palisades Tahoe

The Squaw Valley resort acknowledged more than a year ago that its name “was derogatory and offensive. It did not stand for who we...

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...

Reimagine Our Public Lands? The Diamond Valley Oil Project

Opinion Seventy-five years ago, President Harry Truman merged the General Land Office and the Grazing Service to form the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the...