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Historic courthouses still sources of pride, justice

Handsome representatives of public architecture from the past, Nevada's classic courthouses occupy places of pride in rural county seats across the state. Many of these survivors from yesteryear still function as county government centers. Some...

Some subterranean wonders safe to explore

Caverns, tunnels and mine shafts call out to the curiosity in many of us. We can't seem to resist their mystery, even though we recognize their inherent dangers. A few such dangerous traps have been developed into safe attractions. Old mines open...

Goodsprings a short drive with a long heritage

The smallest of the pioneer towns surviving in Clark County, Goodsprings, is about a half-hour's drive from Las Vegas, nestled near the southern Spring Mountain Range, a short trip into the region's past. To reach the town of fewer than 200 people,...

Scenic national parks even cooler in wintertime

Winter calendar scenes come to life for visitors to our national parks during the colder months. After a snow in Zion National Park, the soaring cliffs look like the layers of a fancy wedding cake iced in frosty white. In Yosemite, winter nearly...

Hoover Dam remains engineering marvel

Hoover Dam commands attention, still ranking as one of world's engineering marvels 77 years after its dedication. The landmark annually draws nearly a million visitors from around the world, and Southern Nevadans may find themselves in the minority...

Great outdoors makes perfect gift

Finding the perfect gifts for the outdoor types on your shopping list should be one of the easiest tasks you will tackle this holiday season. For youngsters still developing their outdoor interests, the gift you give may open their eyes to new...

Parowan offers glimpse of life in early Utah

Historic Parowan, Utah, enjoys a picturesque setting in a valley at the base of the high Markagunt Plateau. Autumn glorifies the tree-lined streets, parks, orchards and gardens of this attractive community, the oldest in Southern Utah. Many visitors...

Spring Mountain Ranch's past on display

Historic Spring Mountain Ranch State Park provides a scenic spot close to Las Vegas for picnics, hiking, ranch tours and special programs year-round. Twenty years ago, the park began offering living history presentations during spring and fall...

Beauty at every turn on Utah's Highway 12

Southern Utah's Highway 12 belongs to an exclusive group. Not only is it one of the country's 150 Most Scenic National Byways, it also holds a place of honor among just 31 of those byways selected as All-American Roads because of an abundance of...

Goldfield Days salute town's rich history

Goldfield celebrates its history each August with a lively three-day festival. The celebration, scheduled to get under way Friday, draws hundreds of visitors to the early 1900s mining boomtown known as the "Last of the Great Gold Camps." Some years...