Buffett Must Save The Tortoise To Save The Climate
On one-hand  Warren Buffet’s NV-Energy mega solar farm must content with environmental challenges common to development in desert environments. On the other-hand the solar projects offsets emissions from carbon-based energy generation. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) identified a series of environmental challenges to Buffett’s Gemini Solar Project that his developers must address prior to...
Nevada Senators Push $74 Million For State COVID-19 Relief
Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has distributed $74,478,095 to 53 health care providers across Nevada to address costs associated with the coronavirus pandemic. These funds were allocated as part of the CARES Act—and are in addition...
$1 Million Lee School Prize For Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announced
The Lee Business School at UNLV has created a $1,000,000 Lee School Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – leeprize.com – with the goal of discovering and funding innovative technologies and solutions that make the food and beverage, hospitality, casino, sports and entertainment and travel industries a safe place for employees and guests in the post...
Out-Of-Towners Held On Drug Charges
Mesquite, NV – Last Wednesday the Mesquite Police added to their recent drug arrests by apprehending a Mendota, Illinois couple and charging them with a number of drug related felonies. As with their June 18th arrest, a police officer conducts a traffic stop on Interstate 15, observes evidence of illegal drug activity, initiates an investigation...
The Math of Social Distancing Is a Lesson in Geometry By Patrick Honner
By Patrick Honner, Contributing Columnist at Quantamagizne How to safely reopen offices, schools and other public spaces while keeping people six feet apart comes down to a question mathematician have been studying for centuries Determining how to safely reopen buildings and public spaces under social distancing is in part an exercise in geometry: If each...
Water Board Usurps Court With Threatening Motion
Mesquite, NV. On August 4, the Virgin Valley Water Board (VVWB) voted unanimously to declare the Lease between the Virgin Valley Water District (VVWD) and Paradise Canyon (dba Wolf Creek Golf Course) null and void as of May 31.  The water board gave the owners of Paradise Canyon 30-days to enter a new lease and...
Proper Use of Cloth Mask To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Scientific Brief Background SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominately by respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe. CDC recommends community use of masks, specifically non-valved multi-layer cloth masks, to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Masks are primarily intended to reduce the emission of virus-laden droplets (“source control”), which...
Sen. Cortez Masto (D-Nev) Questions Biden Energy Nominee On Yucca Mountain
Cortez Masto Questions Granholm About Plutonium, Clean Energy, Secures Administration’s Commitment to Oppose Yucca Mountain Washington, D.C. – In an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) questioned former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Energy, about Yucca Mountain, plutonium storage, and the Department of Energy’s...
A Character Worth Remembering
Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) in Tucson, Arizona in the latter stages of his life. Marvin was a rare breed of celebrity and found Tucson to be the perfect place to escape. We find his life prior to entering Hollywood, more interesting than his film career.   “Lee Marvin was born...
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