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.
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I want you to meet a pair of very dedicated golfers. They love golf and participate monthly in organized golf events. They work on their games and can tell you how long they drive the ball. One shares how proud she is of her new driver; the other can tell stories of when he was third man on his college golf team. Both wear big smiles when on the course.
My wife and I, with three kids in tow, planned an itinerary of hiking, museum hopping and ghost town gunfights in and around Kingman, Ariz. In fact, there was more to do than we could fit into one weekend visit.
Lincoln County, our nearest neighboring county to the north, is rich in sites where you can see unspoiled petroglyphs, the mysterious rock carvings that have graced cliffs and boulders since prehistoric times. Two of my favorite sites in that area are the White River Narrows Archaeological District and the Mt. Irish Rock Art and Archaeological District, both located off of state Route 318, north of Alamo and Hiko.
BMX riders and Henderson officials celebrated the grand opening of the Whitney Mesa BMX track Saturday.
The region embraces spring with a variety of outdoor activities, while preparing for Memorial Day observances.
The Parkdale Recreation & Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St., had its grand reopening March 31. The 11,667-square-foot recreation center stands on the same property that has been used for community recreation for more than 60 years.
Sure, you could go to the park and play soccer, kickball or one of those ordinary sports, but from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, you can enter the Wacky World of Sports to watch and/or participate in six unusual sports, including Human Derby Races, Knockerball or Mud Volleyball.
Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah, is a viewpoint atop a giant red sandstone monolith, offering one of the best panoramic views in the park, which is to say one of the best in the American West. The 5-mile round-trip hike to Angels Landing is famous among hikers throughout the world, mostly because it is one scary trail, especially in the last bone-chilling half-mile. If this hike is on your bucket list, it’s good to do it in spring, after the sun has melted any ice that might have made the path slick and before summer brings the year’s largest crowds to the park and hot temperatures.
When your child signs up for a sport, parents join the roster, too. And it will be up to parents to help kids through the up-and-down, win-and-lose realities of sport.
When school lets out for the summer, many parents opt for summer camps to help keep their children occupied and their minds challenged.
You would have done the same thing, I know you would have. Maybe I’ll end up in hot water; if I do, it would have been worth it.
The effort is called Be the Match, but it may as well be called Be the Hero. It asks regular residents to see if their DNA might save the life of another by signing up for the marrow registry. People can sign up at the inaugural Las Vegas Marrowthon, planned April 11 at Bruce Trent Park.
A little bit of Broadway has come to Atria Seville. The senior living facility at 2000 N. Rampart Blvd. has begun a new exercise program under the direction of a former “Jubilee!” dancer.
Black Canyon National Water Trail in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is one of only 16 national water trails in the United States and the first one in the Southwest. Designated last year, this Colorado River corridor stretches from Hoover Dam about 30 miles downstream to Lake Mojave.
If you’ve ever dreamed of shooting arrows like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games,” View has your back, exploring archery ranges throughout the valley.
Feeling adventurous? Well, these climbers are.
For those seeking a getaway, spring brings festivals and many opportunities to enjoy nature.
S tanding on the red cliffs overlooking St. George, Utah, you can imagine this valley as the area’s first white residents saw it 150 years ago.
Many of the treasures offered by the 1.6 million-acre Mojave National Preserve can be found only by traveling on remote gravel roads. One such destination is Fort Piute in the extreme eastern region of the park.
Extra Innings Las Vegas offers training technology and fun for everyone, from 6-year-old T-ball fanatics to professional baseball players.
Fall concerts, theater plays and dance performances are envisioned at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 W. Craig Road, once the 170-acre, $130 million park finishes the construction of its amphitheater this year.
SUMMERLIN AMATEUR GOLF EVENT PLANNED