| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:02 PM
From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels."
"I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Ground spraying to kill mosquitos will happen Friday or Saturday morning in the Stockton area.
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District say the spraying will take place from 3:30 to 6 a.m. either Friday, or Saturday depending on the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Pancakes and potatoes, sausage and egg weren’t the only sights at the second annual United Way Kickoff Breakfast as donors from the Imperial Valley gathered for another start of a season of giving.
The United Way is nonprofit organization which...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:50 PM
When times are tough, the last thing many of us have on our minds is donating to others. We are having a hard enough time making our own ends meet.
That mindset has meant charitable groups have taken hits during the past few years. But communities...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 1:11 AM
NILAND — Imperial resident Damon Harmon has been a railroad fan since he was 5 years old, and even though he’s followed trains “all over the area,” he’s never seen the 844 Union Pacific steam locomotive in real life....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:02 PM
“Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on.
“No, we don’t...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80.
Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Automaker. Born: April 2, 1875, Wamego, Kansas. Married: Della V. Forker, of Ellis, Kansas, June 1901 (died 1938). Died: August 18, 1940 Great Neck, N.Y.
Walter Percy Chrysler was born April 2, 1875, in Wamego,...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Johnstown played a crucial role in the completion of the transcontinental railroad, and the companies who built it used public relations strategies to get it done – well before such strategies became common. Dr. Leland Kenneth Wood of Pitt-Johnstown...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 11:47 AM
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to work with state and local partners to clean up and monitor the sulfuric acid spill from Union Pacific Railroad’s rail yard in Herington.
“Recent measurements indicate that...