This Week In M.V. History (July 13, 2011)

By Whitney Donohue

Moapa Valley Progress

15 Years Ago

From Progress: July 10, 1996
Local Boys Win Motocross Events
Matt Hopkins and Kacey Kolhoss had been taking part in the Wild West Nationals, motocross racing that took place in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada. They competed in Boise, ID, taking both days’ events by storm. Each boy took first place in their divisions in four races over the weekend, totaling four wins each. The Wild West Nationals consist of about 400 racers from beginners to pros.

20 Years Ago

From Progress: July 10, 1991
Family Survives Desert Ordeal
Eleven year old Kyle Dalley remains hospitalized after an accident on the mesa east of the valley. What started out as a jeep ride became a scorching desert ordeal for the Bevan Dalley family after their jeep veered out of control and flipped over on its side, trapping Kyle between the jeep and the sand. Older brother Lon ran 2 ½ miles for help. Flight for Life transported Kyle to UMC, where it was determined that he had severe muscle and nerve injuries as well as severed arteries in both legs. After extensive surgery, both legs are improving.

25 Years Ago

 Photo reprinted from Valley Herald/Lake Mead Monitor

From Valley Herald & Lake Mead Monitor: July 10, 1986
Bumper Vegetable Crop
A bumper vegetable crop was still being produced by Vito Amedeo in his Main Street garden center in Overton. He is pictured here with part of what he considers a record size radish crop. The red radishes measure about six inches in length and in circumference. Amedeo credits the large growth to the numerous kinds of fertilizer he uses in preparation.

This feature is made possible by the Old Logandale School Historical and Cultural Society archives and the gracious assistance of Beezy Tobiasson.

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