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NBC misses golden moment for shooters

The world's focus this week has been on London and the Summer Olympics. As always, gymnastics and swimming have dominated NBC's coverage, and while the country has closely followed the achievements of the women's gymnastics team and Michael Phelps'...

Local fishing tourneys on tap

The waters of Nevada are no stranger to fishing tournaments. From the U.S. Open and all of the activity that surrounds something of that magnitude to numerous small, regional tournaments, there always seems to be some means for anglers to...

Consider renting boat before buying

Lake Mead and Lake Mohave offer excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species, ranging from largemouth bass to striped bass and from catfish to bluegill. Throw in the fast-growing population of smallmouth bass, and this equates to a great...

Boat maintenance vitally important

Next week is spring break for students in the Clark County School District, and for many families, that means it's time to pack up and head for the outdoors. Some will seek out a quiet corner in a favorite campground, while others will load up their...

KOA serves novice, veteran campers

The air was cool but not uncomfortably cold. It was perfect camping weather, and all around us Boy Scouts lay sleeping in the survival shelters they had built for their merit badge, all but the one who lay crying somewhere in the moonlit meadow. I...