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Ash Meadows offers looks at rare species and history

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.

LV Neon 97 win Presidents Cup soccer title

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.