Sunday, January 29, 2023
By the time the Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled the fourth leg of its Energy Earthshot Initiative last year, a project in south-central Utah had long been exploring the potential of geothermal energy in the United States. The Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy, otherwise known as...
Community Voices Moab, Utah, gets just eight inches of rain per year, yet rainwater flooded John Weisheit’s basement last summer. Extremes are common in a desert: Rain and snow are rare, and a deluge can cause flooding. Weisheit, 68, co-director of Living Rivers and a former Colorado River guide, has long...
A skier’s dream greeted us: a perfect day, 2,000 vertical feet of virgin powder to descend, and no one else in sight on the mountain. It took us several hours to ascend the 10,457-foot Lassen Peak, a tough workout that earned us a spectacular view of Mt. Shasta and...
The Winnemucca to the Sea highway was proposed by locals and ranchers In the 1950’s thinking they needed a direct route to the sea in Crescent City. A group was formed to look into the feasibility of having a continuous, improved, all-weather route from U.S. 40 (now I 80)...
“You will not have trouble getting into Heaven,” he said, impressed with himself. “You have already been to hell; you studied with me.” Lee Strasberg said to a theatre classroom filled with a mixture of famous actors and actors who just wanted to get acting work. “Toscanini called his...
My brother Dan and I have enjoyed many outdoor adventures together, but neither of us had ever tried a ski trip this long in early winter, when days are short and storms are common. While more cautious (and maybe smarter) adventures will often wait until spring temperatures melt away...
A photograph of the Nevada legislative building, taken in 2009.
The Nevada Legislature convenes its 82nd legislative session on Feb. 6, kicking off the biennial process of determining how to spend Nevada’s tax dollars and what policies to pursue. As 2023 gets underway, let's take a look at what to expect. Lots of changes heading into 2023 session It starts at...

A Hard Flight 

Evelyn, who was running Air Tamarak by herself at the time, came for me at my cabin early one morning. “I need you down at the dock right away. There’s an unplanned trip for you to fly.” That was all she told me before rushing back, so I didn’t...

Environment

How One Utah Research Plant Could Unlock Geothermal Energy Across the...

By the time the Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled the fourth leg of its Energy Earthshot Initiative last year, a project in south-central Utah...

Culture

Winnemucca to the Sea Highway

The Winnemucca to the Sea highway was proposed by locals and ranchers In the 1950’s thinking they needed a direct route to the sea...

A Hard Flight 

Opinion

Atmospheric rivers endanger the West

Community Voices Moab, Utah, gets just eight inches of rain per year, yet rainwater flooded John Weisheit’s basement last summer. Extremes are common in a...

Storytelling — Audio- and Photo-enhanced Journalism

Studying With The Devil/Saint of Acting Teachers

“You will not have trouble getting into Heaven,” he said, impressed with himself. “You have already been to hell; you studied with me.” Lee...

A Hard Flight 

Evelyn, who was running Air Tamarak by herself at the time, came for me at my cabin early one morning. “I need you down...

Reno Jazz Master Tristan Selzler and His New Album 

Today we are truly blessed to be able to bring you Reno Jazz-legend-in-the-making, Tristan Selzler’s new Jazz album, Tales from the Loving Cup. When I...

The Crush of It

          What is the question you want to ask? Follow your heart knowing heart is a dead metaphor for what...

Road Kills

Her legs were scarred with mosquito bites, which she could not help but scratch. There were bites from the hummingbird-sized mosquitos of Louisiana from...

A Sense of Ease That Disappears as Quickly As It Comes

Portrait on the Lost Coast   I bring a photo of myself, a past haircut to a new stylist, to show her what I'd like. In it, my niece,...