Friday, July 29, 2011

Great Basin Astronomy Festival

Ranger Kelly Carroll helps folks understand what they're seeing in the dark night skies.
The Great Basin Astronomy Festival is underway with lots of great events! This is a super excuse to take time to look at the great night skies in Snake Valley.

Last night was the ranger talent show, and Ranger Joseph sang a song about spelunking into the Milky Way. With my love of caves, that line sure struck a chord with me! We can find out so much more about our world by not only looking at the surface and underground, but also at the worlds around us.

For more info, check out the astronomy festival web page.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

R.I.P. Lee Whitlock

This last weekend we lost a longtime Snake Valley resident, Lee Whitlock. He was the oldest cowboy not only in the Valley, but possibly in the West. Funeral services will be held Friday at noon in Garrison.

For a little more background on Lee, here are two posts about his amazing accomplishments: 

Also, here is his obituary in the Ely Times.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Your GPS is Wrong!!

A new addition to Snake Valley: this sign on the Home Farm Road.

If the School of the Natural Order did start a restaurant, what kind should it be?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Concert

EskDale is sponsoring a summer concert series, and as they always do music superbly, we were excited to go.

Desert Boy wanted to do a song, so before the official concert began, I had him get up on stage. Then he got the jitters, but with his friend Jenna he was able to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
Kayli started the real concert.
It wasn't just singing, there were also talented musicians.
And some humorous songs that put a smile on everyone's face!
EskDale will be having a musical and patriotic program on July 4th. There are also two more summer concerts following that, in July and August. See the sidebar calendar for exact dates--then make sure you're there for a super evening.