Most people go indoors to escape the Las Vegas triple-digit temperatures. Some people go indoors to exercise in triple digits. They are devotees of hot yoga and hot Pilates, where the room temperature is cranked up, and the humidity is increased.
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With the opening of school and the approach of holidays, most of us become too busy to escape for long from our city lives. That makes the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge a good choice for a September escape. Lying in Nevada near the California state line, it’s close enough to enjoy thoroughly in a single day, yet it’s a little farther north, a little higher, and therefore a little cooler, than our own valley. Now is an especially good time to go if you enjoy birdwatching or counting how many different kinds you can see, for the fall migratory season is upon us, and more than 275 species have been recorded there.
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS JUNIOR GARDENING CLASSES
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a great mountain biking location.
Four-year-old Bailey Stevens was born a fighter. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening bacteria at 4 days old, Bailey continued to beat the odds while being cared for at Spring Valley Hospital.
Youths will have a chance to demonstrate kickflips, the whiplash, bunny hops and more to a group of professionals at the first city-sponsored action sports event at Craig Ranch Regional Park.
ONE-DAY BASKETBALL CAMP PLANNED FOR YOUTHS
The Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility is set to become a splash zone when Dog Daze of Summer allows pups in the pool Sept. 6.
When the thought of cycling comes to mind, it often conjures images of muscular athletes in high-end spandex gear. However, a new mobile application is looking to change that.
Henderson residents continue to feel the aftermath of recent budget cuts to the city’s parks and recreation services.
Grand Canyon National Park is visited by nearly 5 million people a year, and not surprisingly, many complain that it’s crowded. But you don’t have to endure that because the vast majority of those millions gaze upon the canyon from its South Rim. Those who choose the North Rim get much more elbow room.
LEGENDS TRYOUTS PLANNED AUG. 26, 27
From hiking to cruises, View Neighborhood Newspapers explores activities available at nearby Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PLANS JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER OPEN HOUSE
It used to be that outdoor enthusiasts went into the wilderness to unplug. Now, most want to stay plugged in to their electronic devices as long as they can.
Three players from the west side of the valley are making waves in tennis. Summerlin-area resident Kimberly Yee recently received the Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award, the nation’s highest junior tennis award, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, while valley tennis players William Elmore and McKay Novak each were awarded $10,000 scholarships.
TENNIS COACHES’ WORKSHOP SCHEDULED
Hannah Newmaker’s voice quivered as she delivered a speech at the White Horse Youth Ranch’s gala event July 19 in Las Vegas. Nearly 70 people rose in a standing ovation, fueling Hannah’s confidence to finish.
Cowabunga Bay Water Park, 900 Galleria Drive, opened July 4 and has provided residents with a fun way to beat the heat, according to general manager Shane Huish.
A visit to Canyon de Chelly National Monument is a feast for the eyes and soul. There, you will find sheer red sandstone cliffs rising 1,000 feet above the fertile farmland of the canyons, where prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan ruins and hundreds of other archaeological sites dot the landscape. People have lived there nearly 5,000 years; it is believed to be the longest continuous occupancy of any site on the Colorado Plateau.
Football season is coming. And, to celebrate the return of pro football to our TV screens, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is again compiling a directory of valley bars that cater to fans of individual NFL teams.
The LV Neon 97 brought home first place in the 2014 U.S. Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup July 13 in Greenville, S.C., in the under 17 boys category. This is the first time a Las Vegas team has won first place in the tournament. The team is coached by Jorge A. Lorza and Jose Perez.
Perched among the tops of pine trees blanketing Onyx Peak, I stand on a metal platform. There’s no way down the platform nested on a single, steel trunk. No stairs. No ladder. But there is a way down.