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Top Reads...this site Thanks folks for spending some time on the site reading our stories. The reason I say "our" is because I cannot take credit for some of the stories being read. The top stories so far this month are...

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Parkinson's....Boxing Helps...Part 2 Rock Steady Boxing Part II A personal statement on benefits of RSB Authored by Otis Vaughn February 28, 2019 Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) really works and greatly slows the progression of Parkinson’s...

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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Follow the Sun by E. V. Pete Hester Follow the Sun By E. V. Pete Hester Copyright Pending 2015     Foreword Butch Madison told this story to me several years ago and swore that everything he told was true and...

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Skinny Food, Fat Food….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-07-2015


This morning Sweetie informed me that she needed me to return a couple of cans of food to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. I did. I had the receipt and everything. There were two ladies at the customer service desk. They asked how they could help me and I explained that my wife had bought a couple of cans of evaporative milk and when she got home she discovered that they were fat free and she needed regular. The lady asked what the problem was with the items and I told her that these two cans were for skinny people and I needed two cans for fat people…..Well, she was still laughing as I walked back into the store to make the exchange…..Pete

Quote of the Decade….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-06-2015


This is an e-mail from a friend in Dallas:

 “A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment,

free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing,

free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place

does indeed already exist: It’s called Prison.”


Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County, Arizona

Sheriff’s Office

Racists in America….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 25-06-2015


Are there still racists in America….Yes, even with lots of us trying very hard not to be racist, we are…I am guilty….There I have said it….You mean that you have used the n word Mr. Hester?…Guilty…But have you ever defended some of your black friends, Mr. Hester…Yes, many times I have. Listen, some of the best people I know are black and I still have let them down by being a racist at times…But let me tell you a little secret…Some of the blacks are as bad or worst than me on racism….And I think the President has very racist leaning just as bad as me…Brother Al and Brother Jessie and lots of our news reporters are just as racist as some of us white boys….So, the blacks can preach racism all day, but please point the finger in your own direction about as much as you point toward me. I’m being truthful. We need to work on loving our neighbors, not only on our own streets, but all over town, all over the country…We still have lots of work to do, us whites are as guilty as can be, but you black boys and girls need to examine yourselves also. We got to pray about it…Loving ones we consider unlovable takes lots of time and effort and yes, prayer. ……..Let’s get started…OK?

Kirtland AFB Jet Fuel Spill Cleanup Starts Friday, June 26, 2015…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-06-2015


The leak was discovered in 1999, but some say it has been leaking for decades, but Friday, June 26, clean up starts…so they say. Well, I hope that’s the case….. They will pump the water up out of the aquifer and pipe it about 3 miles to a treatment plant on Kirtland AFB. The cleaned water will be used to water the golf course on the base and after the water meets certain standards, a infiltration system will allow the water to percolate  back into the aquifer. Only one extraction well is pumping now but 2 – 3 others are planned for this year and possibly 4 more wells for 2016. That is good news for the citizens of Albuquerque. We are growing at a tremendous rate and water is absolutely necessary. …The rate of pumping for the present well should be at 100 to 120 gallons per minute starting Friday…That’s a pretty good stream. Thanks to the Air Force Civil Engineering Center in San Antonio, TX along with a team of top Air Force scientists and some folks from the New Mexico State Environment Department….Good job to all of you folks…And thanks…

Warming trend….It’s here….102 degrees In Albuquerque, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 23-06-2015


Ok, now I’m a believer….It is here with the 102 yesterday and 100 plus for today seems to mean we are in a warming trend…and it is reported that this trend will continue into July and usher in the monsoon rains for this year…while I don’t expect monsoons to the extent we see in India, I’m hoping for a quarter inch or so for our area…Yeah, I know…..but brown is our favorite color…well, for a lot of us anyway. Green means flies and mosquitos and other pesky insects and high humidity….some of us humans are difficult to please, aren’t we? I love New Mexico…We know where to look for water when we need to….High mountain steams, a few nice lakes and a mud puddle here and there….Life is good…

Confused?…About Politic….And Government….And Political Parties..?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-06-2015


Well, do not feel alone….Lot of us, from time to time, have to pause to think about just what is right. And trying to bring things, important things, down to a family level just does not work either. One thing that always gives me pause is bombing a place where the bad guys have hidden out and they have innocent women and children with them…I think that is a no-no…But, when it come to paying our bills, keeping our payments in the black, I do think we can compare to running a household. I can think of tough times in our early family years where many paydays I would go up one side of the street paying and down the other side apologizing, telling those I owed that I would get them paid….And I did…Never thinking about bankruptcy. I felt a deep obligation to pay my debts. Still do. Others may think differently and that’s ok. As a government we must pay our bills as we must operate our nation, however, someone has to check our spending and when we reach our limits, put the brakes on spending…Both parties need to be working on spending cuts, amen? Welfare is necessary, helping someone up is great, but that should not be a career move..welfare, I mean and monthly drug test should be required for all recipients. Both parties need to be on the same page on this and why would anyone not be in favor of this?….. Congressmen making a career of politics…..No, they should not…two terms max and the same retirement benefits as the rest of us…Paying foreign governments, those who hate us, burn our flag and mistreat it’s citizens, should never happen…those governments using our money to do things all of us are against? No way, neither party should let that happen….. Flying our flag at our homes, in our schools and wearing USA or USA Flag shirts should always be allowed, and never, I say never, let another nations flag be flown over one of our institutions or school…no way…  There are many other things that I could list here but I’m sure you would grow as weary reading them as I would writing them….But one other important point…Prayer in our school and courts and publicly showing the ten commandants wherever they are warranted should be required..We are still a Christian nation, 70 percent of us, and that is a majority, folks, I say, Christianity is still the majority…..But, what I’m trying to say is that if one off our citizens, runs for office and has the above in his or her platform…I’m gonna vote for them…Republican, Democrat, Independent or even the Whigs party, they would be worth voting for. Amen?….

45th President of the United States of America….(pictured before breakfast)

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-06-2015


I almost wrote, H. R. Clinton, but I did not out of fear that I would be correct and quoted by others as being the first to predict that our new president would be Hillary….I do not want that distinction….However, that said, you figure it out. Who will the liberals vote for? Why, Hillary of course…Who will the women vote for? Not all of them, but most of them for Hillary….Who will the welfare recipient’s vote for? Well, not for a dang old Republican, that’s for sure, so rack them up for Hillary….Those who are high on the immigration issue?  Why, Hillary, of course. Those folks looking for a handout….Hillary…..That leaves us conservatives, which ain’t very many, voting for the good guys….Sounds like Hillary by a land slide, huh? What can we conservatives do about it?….Well, we better pick the very best of the Republicans running….And believe me, they are going to have to appeal to some of the above…Can one of them do it….I don’t know… I hope so….But, my friends and fellow conservatives, our work is cut our for us….I don’t think our country can stand another four years of more of the same….or worse….Well, I don’t know everything, matter of fact, I’m kind of lacking in political savvy and for me to see the above really is scary. Maybe she will have an affair, or really have several bad hair days, er, back to back and have a few pictures made of her before breakfast…That would probably do it…pictures before breakfast….work on it guys…


Ghost Towns of New Mexico…Kingston, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-06-2015


Bank Museum, Kingston NMwelcome to the Black RangeThe Old Percha Bank building, now a museum opened by appointment only and the Black Range Lodge…

Kingston was founded when Jack Sheddon found a rich vein of silver ore in 1882. It grew to more than 7000 people very rapidly and was one of the largest towns in the territory. It was also one of the wildest in the wild west. Kingston produced 10 million in silver between 188o – 90’s. It had 22 saloons, 14 grocery stores,  gambling halls, a brewery and three newspapers. Today, only 30 people or so live in Kingston. One floor of the Victoria Hotel remains. The Black Range Lodge (shown above) is built with salvage of Pretty Sam’s Casino. The Old Percha Bank (shown above) is a museum opened by appointment only.  The Spit and Whittle Club, formed in 1888 , is still active and is the nations oldest social club. www.kingstonnm.com……see New Mexico, folks….It’s a great state to visit….Pete Hester

Ghost Towns of New Mexico…Chloride, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 29-05-2015


Chloride, NM is located in Serria County, New Mexico, approximately 36 miles northwest of T or C, NM. It was founded in 1880 after Harry Pye discovered silver ore nearby. Despite repeated Indian attacks, one in which Pye was killed, the town grew to 3000 people.  It had 9 saloons, 3 general stores, restaurants, butcher shop, candy store, lawyer, doctor, Chinese laundry, 2 hotels, livery stable, smelter and sawmill. There were 12 operating mines and nearly 500 prospector holes in and around Chloride. The silver panic of 1893 wiped the town out, but many of the original structures still stand. The old Pioneer Store is now a museum. The “Hanging Tree”on Wall Street still stand and is over 200 years old. About 11 folks (at last count) still live in Chloride. (They may not call it a ghost town, but it has some wonderful history that they can tell you about.)  Check out www.pioneerstoremuseum.com or call 575-743-2735…..Pete Hester

Ghost Towns of New Mexico…Monticello, NM

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-05-2015


Surrounding area near Monticello..  Cottonwood Canyon

One of the ghost towns of New Mexico and Serra County is Monticello, New Mexico, founded in 1856 by local farmers and ranchers and was first known as Canada Alamosa (Cottonwood Canyon). In 1881, the first post master renamed the town Monticello. The town was built in a square with adobe walls in  to protect the residents from Indian attacks. The Warm Spring Apache tribe called that area home. That tribe was led by Chief Victorio. He and his tribe were massacred in October of 1880 in Mexico. The remainder of the tribe joined the Chiricahua Tribe of Southeastern Arizona.  The Southern Apache Agency was located in Monticello. You can still see parts of the old adobe walls of the plaza, should you visit the town. The San Ignacio Catholic Church was built in 1867 and services are still held there today. There are graves in the old cemetery dating back to the 1700s. Located 25 miles northwest of T or C. Visit www.ghosttownd.com/states/nm/monticello to learn more. Pete Hester