James Fire Continues to Burn in Douglas County

A brush fire in Douglas County is 60% contained as of late Tuesday. The 270 acre James Fire, in the James Canyon area off Jacks Valley Road, north of Genoa, was reported about 12:45PM Monday. Full containment is the goal for this afternoon. Douglas County says the fire started with heavy construction equipment at the site of a new house. Firefighters say about 30 structures were threatened, though none was damaged.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…