Mad Dog's thought for the day: Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything --- author unknown

Message of the day

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.“
- Theodor Seuss Geisel

June 2016
Addition of a downpour makes SNORE's Driven Experiences 250 off-road race even more challenging
Off Road
For Pam and Louie Barlow, SNORE and Caliente have been a way of life for many years
April 2016
Curt Geer makes it two-for-two with 1600 win at Ridgecrest
March 2016
Hope for Prisoners helps ex-offenders return to productive lives
Graduates of Hope for Prisoners program say Las Vegas classes provide invaluable help
February 2016
After 10 years, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic parish moves into new home in northwest Las Vegas
January 2016
Sparks gun sales sizzling in wake of terrorism
Oscar Goodman kicks off Jewish University semester
Off Road
Like father, like son at Al’s Rod and Custom shop in Sparks
December 2015
Priest serves parish in Ely and homeless in Las Vegas
October 2015
September 2015
This Las Vegas hip-hop club isn't what you think
The Dream Team of 1944 - REMEMBERING NEVADA
Veteran drawn to charm of Boulder City
August 2015
Las Vegas church builds faith through power of art
Colorful Jim Marsh Left Washington State For Vegas In 1971 And He Hasn’t Looked Back Since
PrayerSpark's group of leaders use the Internet to encourage people to pray for peace and love
July 2015
The Binion Name Will Live Forever In Southern Nevada
June 2015
Las Vegan Fernie Padilla wins SNORE Race Fuel 250
Serving church mission both challenging and fulfilling
Now 90, Gaetano Benza will never forget the invasion of Normandy more than 71 years ago
May 2015
Caliente welcomes SNORE's Race Fuel 250
April 2015
Remembering Jerry Tarkanian
Water of Life Lutheran Church serves its neighborhood and beyond
March 2015
Fremont Street Was Once The Home Of Hot Cars, Cool Kids And Fun Times
February 2015
Lakes Lutheran adds extra vibe with Jazz Sundays
At The Age Of 76, Legendary PR Guy K.J. Howe Is A Long Way From Wanting To Settle Down
January 2015
Can any football coach survive Sam Boyd Stadium?
SNORE again wraps up classy season at the South Point
December 2014
SNORE concludes a blockbuster 2014 season with McKenzie's Rage at the River along the Colorado
Rancho Circle boasts rich history, possible comeback
Southern California racer captures SNORE championship
November 2014
PEACE Shield unites police, faith leaders, community
Alaskan Jonathon Libby powers Unlimited Truck to victory in 45th Gold Strike SNORE 250
October 2014
Class 9 driver Corey Torres leads the 45th Gold Strike SNORE 250 Saturday; race might be moved
August 2014
Exotics Racing at LVMS adds ground thundering 2014 Corvette Stingray from Findlay Chevrolet
Former basketball great Ed O'Bannon loves Las Vegas and the car business at Findlay Toyota
July 2014
Former cook helps to feed hungry children
Anonymous donation has academy singing, expanding
June 2014
Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame inducts five at the Orleans
At 79, Claude Nielsen is ready to rock out at Elvis Rocks Mesquite
At the age of 77, a very loyal Charlie Davis has been with Findlay Automotive Group for 54 years
May 2014
Pat Barry honored as Golden Gloves kicks off Tournament of Champions at the LVH
Las Vegan Quontez McRath heads into finals of Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at the LVH
With nearly 300 boxers, the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions was a true knockout performance
Colorful outfits, interesting calls make square dancing fun for hordes of locals
Long-running Helldorado Days make move to Symphony Park
Three motor sports names to be added to Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame at the Orleans May 30
March 2014
Auto racing hits back-to-back homeruns in Southern Nevada
Christ Lutheran Church is set to burn its $755,000 mortgage
February 2014
Fifth annual BransonFest Out West proves highly successful; Plans already underway for sixth annual
Findlay Family fire truck
Improving treatment, support groups help locals manage epilepsy
January 2014
SNORE wraps up banner 2013, looks to even bigger year in 2014
Fifth annual BransonFest Out West promises to bring quite a crowd to the CasaBlanca in Mesquite
December 2013
SNORE ending season with Rage at the River in Laughlin
With a heavy heart, Cody Freeman charges to the SNORE title in season-ending Rage at the River
November 2013
44th annual John Calvin Memorial SNORE 250 proves big boost at the Gold Strike south of Las Vegas
Mills recalls invasion of Normandy
Comedian Harley Worthit heads for BransonFest Out West in Mesquite Feb. 3-5
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John Calvin Memorial SNORE 250 scheduled Saturday in Jean
August 2013
Jim Marsh's beloved 3,000 pound Holstein Herman dies at the Longstreet in Amargosa Valley
At 81, hard-charging Ken Freeman Sr. remains one of SNORE's all-time great competitors
July 2013
Victor Dunn returns to Bastrop in classic truck
Findlay Chevrolet's Mark Rolands donates one of his kidneys to save fellow employee Tony Tonkin
June 2013
Local couple go in style with Holiday Rambler
NLV Deputy Chief Victor Dunn dedicates construction of ’56 Chevrolet pickup to late father
May 2013
Fourth annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite returns 80 miles north of Las Vegas with a full field
Nashville's Keith Wright heads West to judge fourth annual Elvis Rocks Mesquite June 21-22
April 2013
Highly-rated Las Vegas fighter Diego Magdaleno goes after the WBO Super Featherweight title Saturday
At the age of 69, Colin Christie is knee-deep in the eighth annual Cadillac Through the Years April
The whole Davidson family is converging on SNORE's second race of the year in Ridgecrest, Calif
Hometown hero Richard Boyle powers to the overall and Class 1 victories in SNORE Motion Tire race
March 2013
Long before The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, innovative drag racers headed for outlying areas
February 2013
Likeable former off-road racer Tommy Ford beat cancer in Texas and found a new home on 67 acres
Heading into the Battle at Primm, Bill Shapley has many reasons to like the good people of SNORE
With a huge field of 280 entries, SNORE kicks off its 2013 season with a bang at the Beehive Sports
January 2013
Southern Californian Roger Starkey heads for Harrah's in Laughlin to collect prestigious title
To borrow line from Old Blue Eyes, SNORE and Burbank, Calif., driver Roger Starkey had a good year
Comedian heads west for BransonFest
Gearheads converge on small city north of Las Vegas for the annual Mesquite Motor Mania spectacular
Legendary Tark the Shark was good on the basketball court and in the court of law
December 2012
For long-time KOMP Radio morning personality Craig Williams, off-road race is the best way to relax
Hard-charging Josh Daniel captures off-road's version of a hat trick to highlight SNORE event
November 2012
North Las Vegas veteran recalls D-Day invasion fears
October 2012
Automobile exec Jim Marsh utilizes the world’s largest steer as attraction at LongStreet Inn & Casin
Could it be long before NASCAR's former drivers join forces and follow NFL players with lawsuit
September 2012
Huge field invades Lucerne Valley, Calif. for annual SNORE/MORE Midnight Special off-road race
There is nothing like a good short track stock car race
August 2012
At the midway point, Southern California driver Roger Starkey leads 2012 SNORE KarTek standings
June 2012
SNORE's Dusty Times 250 produces a big hit in Caliente north of Las Vegas; proves big boost
May 2012
Prestigious 2012 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions proves a big hit at the CasaBlanca
Long before auto racing went big-time in Southern Nevada, Craig Road Speedway was king 30 years ago
March 2012
LVMS started as a dream before becoming one of Nevada's great realities
February 2012
SNORE kicks off rich 2012 season with 208 starters at the Dusty Times Battle at Primm south of Vegas
January 2012
SNORE wraps up 2011 season with awards banquet at Michael Gaughan's South Point Hotel Casino
Gearheads, chiliheads invading Mesquite Friday through Sunday
Fourth Mesquite Motor Mania draws record field of more than 700 classic cars in three-day event
Electrifying Mesquite Balloon Festival brings beauty and mystique to Mesquite north of Vegas
December 2011
Column about ice-cold War Memorial Fieldhouse in Laramie might have helped the Cowboys get new arena
November 2011
Traveling chiliheads from several states bring color, great food to the CasaBlanca Resort in Mesquit
October 2011
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month; and Las Vegas has come light years with new treatment
August 2011
Young boxers with big hearts highlight the Junior Golden Gloves Nationals at the CasaBlanca Event Ce
SNORE, Primm execs make KC HiLiTES Midnight Special a reality 30 miles south of Las Vegas
The day Chuck Norris forgave me for aggressive driving during a Frontier 500 media race in the Nevad
July 2011
Mother-daughter duo teams up to spearhead Nawlins-like Mesquite Jazz Festival at the CasaBlanca Jul
May 2011
We had some great times at the Sahara Hotel nearly 40 years ago
Utah's State Route 14 might make for a great hill climb considering its challenges, cliffs, and boul
The day Chuck Norris forgave me for aggressive driving in the Nevada desert
April 2011
Prominent auto racer Davey Hamilton Joins Impact by MasterCraft Safety As IndyCar Representative
Canyon Ridge Christian Church provides meaningful messages that keep people returning
March 2011
Vegas off-road racer sponsors Shelby Howard in Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 Nationwide race at Las Vega
February 2011
Young girls learn how to make their own clothes at Little Hip Chix Sewing Studio in Las Vegas
January 2011
Hard-charging Bryan Freeman keeps it in the family by capturing his second SNORE points championship
Mesquite Motor Mania expected to draw more than 600 vehicles and their drivers from several states
Hot cars, hot chili, golf tourney highlight Mesquite Motor Mania while raising thousands of dollars
December 2010
Inspirational and energetic George Dunn turns 100 Dec. 7
November 2010
In the wild and wooly world of Southern Utah, high-flying trucks, gun racks and dogs hanging on for
Second annual Mesquite Marathon to attract record field of more than 600 runners Nov. 20
Utah runners Fritz Van de Kamp and Amber Green capture Mesquite Marathon titles
October 2010
Southern Nevadan Clark Whitney and his customized 2006 International pickup Big Bird can't help bu
As off-road racing heads for Ridgecrest, Calif., legendary Fritz Kroyer remembers his win in the fir
Gearheads, chili heads invading Mesquite Jan. 13-15
September 2010
NASCAR star Rusty Wallace missed hilarious moment with the Nevada Highway Patrol
Gilbert, Ariz., residents lead Smoked to the Bone to huge victory in second annual $40,000 Smokin in
Charities to benefit as nation's top wineries combine to help present CasaVino at the CasaBlanca res
Mesquite's Virgin River celebrates 20th anniversary
Las Vegan John Pellissier heads Class 18, leads SNORE into KC HiLites Midnight Special Sept. 7-9
August 2010
Southern Utah's State Route 14 offers its share of challenges
Sweet Peppers returning to defend title in second annual Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Championship
Scottie Johnson brings the Cancer Sucks team to the second annual Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Champions
July 2010
Marco Magdaleno returns to defend title in Junior Golden Gloves Nationals July 20-23 at the CasaBlan
June 2010
Ken Freeman Sr. finds paradise in Southern Utah
Salt Lake City golfer Chad Young fires championship round of 64 to capture the eighth annual Mesquit
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak works to remove smut/porn peddlers from streets of Las Vegas
May 2010
High-flying real estate agent Day Gang due for win in SNORE's Dusty Times 250 off road race
Ellis family, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley make big donations to Whitney Elementary School
April 2010
Builders see uptick in activity
So. Nevadans tired of carrying the load in So. Utah
Austin's Mike Voudouris wins SNORE's PCI Radios 300; Caliente Dusty Times 250 next up June 23
March 2010
During tough times, Shelby GT35 just what the doctor ordered
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch never forgot his friend Chris Trickle
Indiana native Tim Frantz one of the unsung heroes of auto racing
NASCAR's Harry Gant will never forget the Nevada Motor Sports Awards presented nearly 30 years ago
Inspirational Annie Mancuso celebrates her 108th birthday with friends and family at the Virgin Rive
February 2010
NASCAR star Mark Martin is a champ on and off the track
Caesars Foundation supports troops and families with $100,000 donation to USO Las Vegas; troops are
Energetic and young new SNORE president Brittany Burgos leads club into 2012 season opener at Battle
January 2010
PT Tausinga retires from Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Market may see upturn
Mesquite Motor Mania car show draws more than 800 entries from 15 states including New York, Hawaii
Southern Nevada 'Car Guy'
Findlay Acura, community friends provide badly-needed van to Whitney Elementary
December 2009
Ellis family, SNAP Towing donate another $25,000 to Whitney Elementary
November 2009
Badly-needed funds raised for schools through second annual Teacher Games in Mesquite
Vegas karter Jaskol battles with F-1 stars in Supernationals
October 2009
Whitton, grandson win 40th South Point SNORE 250
Southern Utah has true historian in Mel Aldrich, 82
Steeple added to Duck Creek Community Church
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First SNORE 250 winner grand marshal of Saturday’s 40th race
September 2009
Unnecessary brouhaha halts good times in Duck Creek
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The day Jimmy Spencer irritated a showgirl at LVMS
August 2009
Family finds itself in growing business
Bongos, dancing keep this 58-year-old busy
Hillary Clinton needs a Dale Carnegie course
Transmission shop opens in Cedar City
Great American Stampede
Worrying about rock slide area
July 2009
Last-minute help saved '09 Mint 400 off road race
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Freemans return after 5,000 mile trip of a lifetime
New York Times feature
June 2009
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It's get-it-on time north of Green Bay
Freemans now in Nebraska headed for home
Tanking on the Cedar River was awesome for the Freemans
May 2009
Off Road
Flores, Colan combine to headline historic Dusty Times 250
February 2009
Free At Last
August 2007
Southern Utah's State Route 14 offers its share of challenges
March 2007
Johnson collects fourth victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
February 2007
NASCAR star Mark Martin a champ on and off the track
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