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

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“"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass....It is about learning to dance in the rain."“
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A rough ride with Russell Job started my career covering off-road racing
Author: Mike Henle Date: June 15, 2016

  Back in the mid-1970s, I was a young sportswriter in my 20s having the time of my life at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I had been named motorsports editor of the paper long before auto racing had hit the big-time in Southern Nevada. Pretty much a novice at anything related to auto ...


Homeowners at Silverstone Golf Club are the real losers
Author: Mike Henle Date: June 02, 2016

  During a trip to the northwest Las Vegas valley recently, I decided to cruise the neighborhood of Silverstone Golf Club. Opened about ten years ago, Silverstone was a beautiful 27-hole golf course with hundreds of homes many of which were placed around an impressive golf course complete with nice fairways, lakes, and a clubhouse. ...


The R-J Big Wheel Championships were awesome more than 36 years ago
Author: Mike Henle Date: May 17, 2016

   It has been said for many years that I have a promotional side to me.   I guess you could call me a combination of a PT Barnum. fight promoter Don King and auto racing marketing wizard Bruton Smith.  That said, during the spring of 1980 I put on my promoter's hat and went ...


Rhodes Ranch Golf Club hits a hole-in-one with special promotion
Author: Mike Henle Date: February 10, 2016

   I love to play golf and with that in mind, I decided recently to head for the golf course at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club in southwest Las Vegas.  At my age (65), it's my job to stay active especially when the warning signs start to arise. Exercise is all-important and to me, ...


Owner infuses big energy into tiny Sparks coffee shop
Author: Mike Henle Date: January 19, 2016

Karon Nelson is living a dream. A 33-year resident of Sparks, she is a combination cheerleader of the city, a mother of five, a wife of 22 years and an energetic soul who climbs out of bed every morning at 4 o'clock so that she can open the doors six days ...


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