Reid praises study on economic impact of new national monuments

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Wednesday lauded a study linking $156 million in economic activity to the Basin and Range National Monument and nine other monuments in four states even though figures were not available for those specific sites. Released by the Small Business Majority, the study focused on economic benefits local businesses enjoy… Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Protecting Gold Butte

I read with interest Henry Brean’s article on Gold Butte (“Ceremony marks pioneer’s return to Gold Butte grave,” Tuesday Review-Journal). Mr. Brean wrote: “His grave was dug up sometime in April 2014, right around the time of the now-infamous standoff near Bunkerville between the Bureau of Land Management and rogue rancher Cliven Bundy.” While it… Read more »

Update on Gold Butte Provided by BLM

Gayle Marrs-Smith, the Field Manager for the Las Vegas Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), was in Mesquite on Tuesday seeking cooperation for the return of BLM personnel to the Gold Butte Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) south of the city. The BLM removed their personnel from the area for safety… Read more »

Ceremony marks pioneer’s return to Gold Butte grave

Almost two years after his grave was disturbed near the ghost town of Gold Butte, Arthur Coleman is back where he belongs. About 30 area residents gathered at the remote grave site Saturday to remember Coleman and return his remains to the ground about 100 miles northeast of Las Vegas. His grave was dug up… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Protect the petroglyphs

In “Finding the past in Southern Utah,” the story about a gentleman who wants to carve his mark into Gold Butte stood out. We saw actress Vanessa Hudgens get in trouble for carving her name in Sedona recently and new vandalism in nearby Gold Butte happens weekly. Visitors graffiti over ancient petroglyphs, thus preventing others… Read more »

Gold Butte speaker series to focus on hummingbirds

Hummingbirds will be the focus of the Friends of Gold Butte Speaker Series on Wednesday night at the Mesquite Community Theatre, 150 N. Yucca St. Citizen scientists Ned and Gigi Batchelder and wildlife photographer David Boyarski will talk about their adventures of banding and photographing hummingbirds in Southern Nevada during the 45-minute program. Doors open… Read more »

UNLV Wilderness Club seeks protection for Gold Butte

Often referred to as “Nevada’s piece of the grand canyon” the Gold Butte area has been subject to neglect and vandalism over the last few years — but one club at UNLV hopes to reverse that harm. UNLV’s Wilderness Club began last semester as an effort to raise awareness about protecting Gold Butte and other… Read more »

Obama designates new national monuments in the California desert

President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. The result may be one of the most expansive environmental and historic-preservation legacies in presidential history. On Friday, Obama designated more than… Read more »

Letter to the editor: Protect Gold Butte

As a Mesquite resident, I enjoy getting outdoors to hike and enjoy the lands in my backyard. I have been to Gold Butte, and agree with Jud Burkett’s recent article, “Gold Butte Worthy of Protection.” Gold Butte is our piece of the Grand Canyon, and we should be proud of that. It was a special… Read more »

Little Finland: Isolated and Awesome

In the hiking world, the first and most important factor is finding the trailhead. Some are well marked, well-traveled, and easy to find. Others off the beaten path and require some effort. And then there are trailheads waaay out in the middle of nowhere demanding real effort from the hiker to even find the trail…. Read more »