Double Down posts from April 2013

Apr 22, 2013 | Posted by Bobbie Ann Howell

What can we say about the week of April 15, 2013?  This week must have brought back to many of us the days of September 11, with the questions of why, how, what on earth could have been the motive to take the lives of people who were just going about their everyday business.  In the case of the Boston bombing, to walk into a group of family and friends and take their lives, injure entire families, and knowing by doing such an act, ending their own lives as well.  These are questions I have been hearing all week as we talk with each other and watch the non-stop news, and think about the people across the globe who also have been living in situations of chaos and violence.

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Apr 12, 2013 | Posted by Karen Wikander

Nevada Test Site Overview
Author: Alan Moore

Formerly the Nevada Proving Grounds, the Nevada Test Site is located in Nye County about sixty-five miles northwest of Las Vegas, and covers approximately 1,375 square miles. The site begins at the town of Mercury in the southeast and ends at Pahute Mesa in the northwest. It borders the Nellis Test and Training Range and Area 51 at Groom Lake, and it contains portions of Yucca Mountain where the federal government has proposed the construction of an underground nuclear waste storage site.

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Apr 8, 2013 | Posted by Rachel Hopkin

For me, the past week or so have seemed to be all about awards. Firstly, there was Nevada Humanities’ own awards ceremony, which took place just before Easter in Carson City. It was my first experience of this biennial event and it was such a pleasure to be a part of. Not only did I get a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the awardees, but I also got to mix with an audience made up of Nevada Humanities’ friends and supporters. The icing on the cake was seeing the beautiful pieces of work of the Nevada artist Anne Hoff being presented to the winners. (Since buying one of Anne’s prints myself a few months back, she’s become a friend and has also taken on the important role of my...