It’s not a sport that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of Las Vegas, but ice skating is enjoyed by many. End-of-season options are still available to valley residents.
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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS PLANNING YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUES
Western communities celebrate the joys of winter with festivals, athletic events and a very famous cowboy poetry showcase.
Art, nature, food, history — it could take a month, a year or even a lifetime to drink in everything Scottsdale, Ariz., has to offer. But three or four days may be enough for a memorable sip.
Lake Havasu City, Ariz., makes a great weekend getaway this time of year. During February, you’ll get to choose from an abundance of outdoor activities, including some of the city’s most popular annual events. And you’ll enjoy temperatures a little warmer than in Las Vegas — pleasant for wintertime.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SIGN-UPS PLANNED
I kind of remember where I was when I heard the news.
BOYS TOWN NEVADA OFFERS CHARITY WORKOUTS
One way to beat the January blues is by taking a day trip to nearby Death Valley National Park, Calif. Depending on where you live in the Las Vegas Valley, you can be at the hub of the park, Furnace Creek, in 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
ROSE CARE CLASS PLANNED
The winter season is in full swing. While some people are ready to face the snow with their snowboards or skis, others find excitement in different activities.
GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES WORKSHOPS PLANNED
Careful as you may be in choosing Christmas gifts for your children, it’s a rare gift that won’t eventually be broken, outgrown or worn out. But good memories can last a lifetime, and those few days after Christmas morning, but before school resumes, offer an unparalleled opportunity to build those memories along the trails of Southern Nevada
CHEFS FOR KIDS 5K RUN/FUN WALK PLANNED
Instead of sidewalks, they trekked along a dirt trail. Instead of climbing stairs, they scrambled over boulders. On Dec. 6, the nonprofit Las Vegas Inspiring Connections Outdoors took a group of students who previously knew only city life on a hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation.
WINTER CAMP PLANNED AT REC CENTER
For some reason doubtless buried in our prehistoric past, most humans find volcanos interesting, as long as they’re not spewing molten rock and poison gas. If you’d like to visit one that has behaved itself for about 10,000 years but still shows the interesting geologic features acquired in its flaming youth, Amboy Crater makes a fine day trip this time of year. The temperature will be 5 to 10 degrees warmer than the same day in Las Vegas, and the route I suggest will take you through the Mojave National Preserve, an agreeable place in early winter.
NATALIE GULBIS GOLF CLASSIC PLANNED AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
A Beatty-area rancher might have a way to keep his Nye County community from joining Nevada’s long list of ghost towns. It all depends on two wheels, hiking boots, running shoes and horses.
I found myself in the midst of a conundrum recently. . For those of you who love golf and business decisions, please put on your thinking caps, turn off any distractions and pay attention. Your help is needed; I ask you to participate.
SMARTPHONE APP HELPS RESIDENTS VIEW WALKING TRAILS
At almost 3.4 million acres, Death Valley easily ranks as the largest national park in the lower 48. Luckily, there are plenty of memorable places to visit in the part of the park closest to Las Vegas and in the desert along the way.
Visitors flock from all over the world to see Bryce Canyon National Park’s natural amphitheaters filled with pinnacles, spires and the spooky limestone formations called hoodoos. They mostly come in the agreeable high-country summer, yet some claim winter is the best time. Though Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with the gift of snowfall, when she does, it makes every detail of this colorful landscape seem to pop out of the white background like a watercolor by an expert artist.
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