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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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J. I. Hall, Jr.....A Western Novel by E. V. Pete Hester This is my latest novel and it is not in a good format for reading, however, it is readable. I enjoyed writing this book and I had problems finding a publisher....so, what the heck, I wrote it just for...

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Confederates move to Brazil...John W. and Lisanna Brownlow... Otis Vaughn is interested in locating members of the Brownlow (Vaughn descendants) family who relocated to Brazil after the Civil War. In the past, I have had several readers from Brazil and if any of...

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Colorado Fishing Crew At Gold Pan Acres Cabin

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-06-2012


Good looking bunch of guys, huh?

Back row left to right: No. 1 son, No. 2 son, yours truly, No. 1 son-in-law. Front row: No. 1 grandson, no. 2 grandson, no. 3 grandson. click on the picture and it will enlarge….PS  Note the “Bama” Suspenders worn by yours truly…”ROLL TIDE”

Colorado Rocky Mountain High

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 01-06-2012


Well, if you folks missed me it is because most of the boys in my family and I have been having a rocky mountain high…..In Platoro, Colorado, 9900 feet, on the banks of the Conejos River….Fishing, but not in the quality waters of the Conejos but rather on the Platoro Reservoir at 10034 feet two miles from the town. What a nice place….We stayed at Gold Pan Acres and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The fishing was great…And don’t worry about phone calls on your cell phone because that is one place you cannot get a signal. And we could not pick up a station on our pickup radio. What a relaxing time. Call the folks at Gold Pan Acres at 719-376-5543 and talk to them about staying with them a few days. What is so amazing is you find yourself looking up most of the time. The surrounding peaks exceed 13,000 feet and the beauty of God’s earth become almost unreal. Elk, and deer abound. Best if viewed from a good sturdy vehicle, 4 wheel drive or a good ATV.  We had both and the boys loved it. Pictures will be following from time to time. If you have been there let us hear about it.  Pete

Kirtland AFB, NM Fuel dump…not spill

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 24-05-2012


Ooops, we have had a slight change in the amount of fuel, er, spilled, at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM. It was only 8,000,000 gallons last time we talked…..Today, they are saying it may be more like 24,000,000 million gallons….Our whiskey and water really may pack a punch someday…probably sooner than later and we may be hearing more about, “but don’t drink the water”…We are really short on water around in these parts, but I wonder if augmenting it with jet fuel is a good idea…..Mr. President, don’t close our base until the jet fuel situation is taken care of, ok?…..It’s always something, ain’t it…its always something. Feed Kirtland ABF Fuel Spill into my search engine to see the prior stories I had posted on this….Pete Hester

Obama… He Did a Line Item Veto on God’s Law

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 18-05-2012


I did not realize that a sitting President could do a line item veto on God’s law, but evidently I was wrong….But now it is apparently alright for same sex people to marry. changing God’s law.  ” Man should not lie with another man”, God said. Obama said, we need to get into the 21st Century and let the same sex people marry if they so desire. It is the right thing to do, he says. So now, what about some of the other laws Mr. President…..How about God saying to put “No other God’s before Me?”  You gonna veto that one. There are a whole bunch of “other God’s” out there…What are you gonna do on that?….Well, I just wondered…..My, my, times are a’changing…Pete Hester

Update:  I was kind of talking to God the other day about the sins of these same sex folks and I kind of heard this voice say, “Let’s talk about your sins, Pete.” …..Well, he is right of course….. I need to worry about the plank in my eyes before I start worrying about the speck in yours….Pete

Derivatives – Big Time Gambling

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-05-2012


The futures market should be done away with, shouldn’t it?….. I like to gamble once in a while, and I do, and I usually lose. If I do win it is never a big dollar amount…. So, I limit my gambling ’cause if I did not I would lose every thing….both dollars….J P Morgan loses 2 billion on derivatives….gambling…..with other peoples money…Now that is what I would like to do…..so if you guys will send me 15, 20 or even 100 dollars each, I will get into some form of derivatives….I don’t know, maybe how many times I can hit a pay out on a slot machine….or maybe get into a poker game of high stakes….or maybe invest in oil futures or hog bellies (that always amazed me that people would or could invest in hog bellies), orange juice or cotton, or zinc…..Hey, Mr. J. P. Morgan investor, how about a couple of hundred thousand in my web site here, betting on its future…..oh, ok, well yeah, I am kinda old….Well, nevermind…..Pete

White-tailed Ptarmigan – Endangered New Mexico species

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-05-2012


The white-tailed ptarmigan is a chicken like bird of the Grouse family. It’s habitat is the alpine tundra of the Sange de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico and other western states. Their brownish plumage that  blends  with the local vegetation turns snow white in winter for greater concealment from predators. It feeds on flowers, insects, buds, and leaves. This handsome bird was practically exterminated locally by humans but has been successfully reestablished in New Mexico. It is the smallest bird of the Grouse family and prefers running to flying. The main threat involves inappropriate human activities in their alpine habitat. The white-tailed ptarmigan is listed as endangered.White-tailed Ptarmigan Photo

photo www.allaboutbirds.org/White-tailed_Ptarmigan

Judge Iverson Hall, Jr. …complete novel

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads, News | Posted on 12-05-2012


My new novel is unpublished and if you are a publisher please feel free to contact me regarding this western fiction novel. If you are not a publisher and you have some  comments, good or bad,   I would like to hear from you also. copyrights pending on this one (2012)..

UPDATE: Since there is no interest from any publisher regarding this novel I am going to publish it here, in it’s entirety, and let you guys read it. I hope you enjoy it. Pete

J I Hall, Jr


Dangerous Dogs….Pit Bulls and Rottweilers

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-05-2012


We had two deaths just in the last few days here in New Mexico….In Santa Fe, NM a 74 year old owner of a pit bull had it turn on him while he was out watering his plants. The attack killed the man. In Las Cruces, NM a 15 month old was attacked and killed by a pit bull. To me that is so scary and I do fear the breeds. Records show that between 2005 and through 2011 there have been 189 deaths attributed to pit bulls and 32 to Rottweilers. Fifty-two of those deaths were youngsters between 1 and 10 and 41 deaths were to people 61 years and older. I am making this post so that you owners of this breed will use due caution when  handling your pet. They are an animal and can turn on you at any time…..Please, do not let them get loose.

Threatened, New Mexico species…Western River Cooter

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-05-2012


The Western River Cooter is one of the least known turtles in North America. It lives in the Pecos River drainage system in southeastern New Mexico and portions of West Texas. It’s upper shell is olive to brown with whorls , circles and long furrows of yellowish or light brown on each of the plates. The head, neck, legs and tail are greenish with yellow lines and scrawls. Broad yellow blotch behind each eye. It can reach up to 16 inches in size. It is listed as threatened with the primary threats being recreationists and anglers who use them for target practice. Also they are used as bait for other species. The habitat for the Western River Cooter is streams with deep pools, clear water and rocky or sandy bottoms. It feeds on plants and aquatic insects. The Western River Cooter lays between 7 and 19 eggs in sandy soil that hatch out in August and September. Under favorable conditions the Western River Cooter can live up to 40 years.

Pseudemys gorzugi from Eddy County, NM


Oklahoma did this!…Have you heard?

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-05-2012


Have you heard that Oklahoma, 1) voted to place the Ten Commandents on the entrance to the state capitol?,and they did. 2) Recently passed a law in the state to incarcerate all illegal immigrants and ship them back home unless they want to get a green card and become an American citizen? 3) Passed a law to include DNA samples from any and all illegals to the Oklahoma database for criminal investigation purposes? 4) Passed a law declaring Oklahoma a Sovereign state, not under the Federal Government directives, joining Texas, Montana and Utah as the only states to do so. Other states looking at this are Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi and Florida. 5) Passed a law confirming people have a right to bear arms and transport them in their vehicles? 6) Passed a law that all drivers license exams will be printed in English and only English and no other language. Since all the road signs are in English only, one must be able to read and write in English….Pretty smart folks up yonder in Oklahoma, huh?…..I think so too…..Pete