Dispatches from the Gateways to Death Valley
Two rural communities have ominously declared themselves the "Gateway to Death Valley" - Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada - each isolated as the last stop before miles of harsh landscape.
Las Vegas Review Journal
Residents of Gold Point help preserve ghost town
Emblematic of Nevada's mining history, little Gold Point has experienced many ups and downs since its beginnings in the late 1800s.
Tough Mudders sick from faeces
IT TURNS out the toughest obstacle of a Tough Mudder-style race might be the stomach bug that can come from swallowing the muddy water.
Stars and Stripes
New obstacle-course race hazard: C. coli
Competitors pull themselves across a body of water during the Tough Mudder obstacle course at Spicer Ranch on Oct. 6, 2012, in Beatty, Nevada.