Stone Refuge


The brick building at the corner of Front and F Streets was one of the first permanent structures in the city. The two story building was built to house a store on the ground floor, but was never used for that purpose. Instead it served as a Wells Fargo Express Office and the Darby and … Continue reading Stone Refuge

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Crescent City Tsunamis: A Brief History


Since the tidal gauge was installed in Crescent City's harbor in 1934, the town has been hit by 34 tsunamis. This time, the waves raced into the boat basin, ripping up docks, sinking 11 boats, damaging 47 others, killing one man and causing millions of dollars in damage. Tsunamis are different from stormy seas. A … Continue reading Crescent City Tsunamis: A Brief History

The Budget and the Battleborn Bonus


There's nothing worse than having a good message, but garbling it up due to poor wording and bad facts. Case in point: the ongoing federal budget battle and the war of words between Senator Harry Reid and conservative commentators. It started with Reid, who bragged, "The National Endowment for the Humanities is the reason we … Continue reading The Budget and the Battleborn Bonus

Death in a Pit and a PR Nightmare


It is one of the worse PR nightmares I've ever seen. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Pershing County authorities released a statement making no mention of a rescue attempt having ever been made. It started after Devin Westenskow, out with friends and co-workers, exploring the Nevada back county, stepped into the vent-shaft of an abandoned mine and fell … Continue reading Death in a Pit and a PR Nightmare

Tire Pressure Bill Passes Nevada Legislature


A bill requiring garages to check the tire pressures on vehicles that come into the shop for repair has cleared the Nevada Senate. SB144 was approved along mostly party lines, with Republican Senator Joe Hardy of Boulder City voting with Democrats for passage. Under the bill, repair shops would need to fill tires according to … Continue reading Tire Pressure Bill Passes Nevada Legislature