National Guard: NFL contracts never meant to pay for troop salutes

National Guard: NFL contracts never meant to pay for troop salutes

The Minnesota Vikings were paid $605,000 in taxpayer money by the U.S. Department of Defense from 2011 to 2014 for salutes to the military and other advertising. (Associated Press) May 13, 2015 Christopher Baxter Posted with permission from NJ.com Republish Reprint TRENTON — The federal National Guard’s contracts with the NFL and other sports groups […]

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

Tombstone founder Ed Schieffelin was a true Western hero

By Scott Dyke Often history, written or otherwise, misses the mark. Tombstone is a perfect example. The very mention of the town unleashes thoughts of the intrepid Wyatt Earp and the gunfight. Sure, that sells. But the real hero is Ed Schieffelin. Now who in the blue blazes is that guy? Well, he started the […]

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Old West history, May 18 – 20

Map showing the area of the “Warren Massacre.” Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 18 1868- Colorado Territory- Fort Morgan is abandoned and its troops are moved to Fort Laramie in the Dakota Territory. 1871- Salt Creek, Texas- the “Warren Massacre” takes place when a mixed band of 150 Kiowa and Comanche lead by […]

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

Google’s Pony Express & an objectivist theory of video games

By Laurie Rice / FEE Around midnight on April 14th, 1860, the rider on the first westbound run of the Pony Express clattered into San Francisco, California, on his horse. The mail he carried had been borne at a gallop across the desert of the American West. He was the last rider in a ten-day […]

Old West history, May 14-17

Old West history, May 14-17

Virginia City, Montana Territory- Boothill is opened after five men are hanged. Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner May 14 1864- Virginia City, Montana Territory- Boothill is opened after five men are hanged. 1870- Kit Carson, Colorado Territory- an arriving stagecoach reports that thirty have been killed by Indians between there and Lake Station. 1874- […]

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

Belize: Sanctuary from the insanity

    By Lark Gould – Washington Times Bummed from burnout? Take sanctuary in Belize. There are still places in this world where you can hide from that boogie man chasing you with bills, commitments and, oh yeah, those reports you need to finish even though no one will ever read them. Belize is a […]

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

California Road Trips 2015 Offers Secret Finds and Insider Tips

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Whether your ideal summer vacation has you cruising the coast, rambling through Redwoods or finding delight in the desert, California Road Trips 2015 is a great resource for getting the most out of the Golden State. This year’s guide showcases unique itineraries, insider tips, informative maps and California’s ultimate […]