Before you shove your way through the thick Consumer Electronics Show crowds to reach the latest gigantic TV screen and other whiz-bang gadgetry, there's Gary Klein and his BMX bicycle at Intel's sprawling exhibit area in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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It was only a matter of time before the old adobe hut at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs would have been erased from history, said Courtney Mooney, the city of Las Vegas' historic preservation officer, recalling the structure's state five years ago.
It probably sounds a little weird for a desert city, but there are fishing spots in the valley for those who want to throw a line in. We’ll share where some of the popular spots are and the appeal.
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved naming a park for Metropolitan Police Department Officer Alyn Beck at the June 17 meeting.
Las Vegas has a wide assortment of physical recreation options, from rock climbing to amateur sports leagues to disc golf, but in the summer, the valley also has temperatures high enough to be dangerous even to the heartiest of people. In the summer, a lot of recreation moves indoors.
Climbing, swinging, jumping — it’s all about fun for children at Gravady Extreme Air Sports. Gravady, 7350 Prairie Falcon Road, Suite 120, launched in December, using word of mouth and social media to get attention, and has been seeing plenty of action ever since.
Sean Morrissey is a young man of few words, but his arms stretched aloft in a sign of victory said it all as dignitaries broke ground June 23 for Sean’s Park, a first-of-its-kind recreation destination for people with intellectual or physical disabilities.
Caitlin Beanan soars suspended from pink strips of silk secured to the rafters of L’Oracle, 7020 W. Warm Springs Road, Suite 170, a facility focused on circus arts, gymnastics and fitness.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, is such a feast for the eyes that more than a million people from around the world visit every year. Located on the eastern rim of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, the park features natural amphitheaters filled with a colorful landscape of spires, pinnacles and pillars called hoodoos.
He’s nearly 80, but Summerlin resident John Taube doesn’t let that stop him from making a daily trek via bicycle to the entrance of the Red Rock Canyon National Preservation Area. He said he rides his bike around 17 miles every day.
This alpine lake more than 6,000 feet above sea level, which is as much as 22 miles long and 12 miles wide, inspires so much awe that sometimes, words simply fail.
The following activities are planned in the Las Vegas region during July.
Ah, a day playing golf at one of the valley’s premier courses. It doesn’t get much better than that. Spanish Trail Country Club beckons, offering history, luxury and a great playing experience.
Whether it is trail maintenance and graffiti cleanup or welcoming visitors and feeding the tortoises, the organization known as Friends of Red Rock Canyon is there to get the job done.
Getting to Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, takes a little more time and trouble than some weekend jaunts, but the rewards are also a little bigger. You’ll not only see three of the nation’s most impressive natural bridges, but on the way there, you will see some more of the Southwest’s most spectacular scenery.
Just east of the Sierra Nevada range, near the small tourist town of Lee Vining, Calif., is one of the most unusual bodies of water you’ll ever visit. Mono Lake is one of the oldest in North America and has no outlet, and for that reason, mineral salts have become so concentrated in the lake that fish cannot live in it. These high concentrations combined with other local conditions to form towers of rock tufa, extending high above the water surface and are equally beloved by birds and photographers.
The Historic Railroad Trail was added to the National Trails System by the Department of Interior along with trails from nine other states.
Northern-area residents can take advantage of cooler summer temps with night activities
As the dog days of summer are on the horizon, Henderson View gathered evening activities for residents to beat the heat.
The city of Henderson continues fueling its pride in parks as it adds No. 62 to the list.
The riding is casual and not taxing. At the entrance, elevation is about 3,950 feet and by the time you finish about eight miles deep into the park, the altitude is only about 500 feet higher.
Maybe it was too far away; maybe my schedule was too busy. Probably it was the fact that my golf swing is already close to perfect. Whatever, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been to the Callaway Golf Experience on Las Vegas Boulevard South. A lot has transpired. It’s now the TaylorMade Golf Experience. In November 2013, the owners and brothers, John and Ron Boreta, didn’t renew their agreement with Callaway Golf, which cleared the way for the relationship with TaylorMade.
As valley residents brace themselves for the summer, Cowabunga Bay Water Park offers locals a way to beat the heat.
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