Western communities celebrate the joys of winter with festivals, athletic events and a very famous cowboy poetry showcase.
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Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, just south of the ranching community of Alamo, encompasses 5,382 acres of lakes, marshes, meadows, riparian areas and open desert. The three largest bodies of water in the refuge are Upper Lake, Middle Pond and Lower Lake, fed by thermal springs.
USTA-NEVADA OFFERS FREE TENNIS LESSONS FOR ALL AGES
With Thanksgiving three weeks away, families will have a chance to win a turkey while spreading good fortune to those who have sacrificed everything.
With the cooler weather, more people are enjoying outdoor activities. One of the easiest in which to participate is hiking.
HONOR RIDE LAS VEGAS PLANNED NOV. 8
There ain’t no mountain high enough to keep John Beede from climbing on. Through rain or shine, the 32-year-old’s goal is to hike the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents, known as the Seven Summits.
Longtime Southern Nevadans who love the Mojave Desert nevertheless often develop a desire to explore other arid landscapes. Typically, they dream of the Sonoran Desert, whose scenery may have inspired them to live in the Southwest. An excellent place to fulfill that desire is in and around Tucson, Ariz. There are dozens of places to take in the flora and fauna, but two places stand out: Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which has one of the world’s best zoos.
FOREVER HOME FAMILY FURRY 5K PLANNED
From fine arts to rugged hikes and a deeply revered history, Prescott, Ariz., offers a wealth of activities and sights for visitors.
Branch Whitney has hiked and climbed more than 3,000 miles, led more than 2,000 hikers to summits and blazed wild and rewarding scrambling routes all over the Southwest. On Sept. 9, he hosted an information session at the Rainbow Library, which coincided with cooling temperatures that are perfect for hiking.
Cerca country celebrates Nevada, offers late-season festivals and events, and gears up for the holidays in November.
In celebration of Nevada Day and Craig Ranch Regional Park’s one-year anniversary, recreation fanatics will have an opportunity to gather and explore the vast outdoors of the Mojave Desert.
By engaging the children with hands-on activities, instructor Bonnie Kulwin teaches students about health and kitchen safety while they how learn to cook and bake through classes offered by the city of Henderson.
The city of Henderson is closer to achieving its goal of providing a park within a half mile of every residence as the Inspirada community celebrated the opening of its Capriola and Potenza parks Oct. 4.
Times are tough, no doubt about it. Especially on a reduced income.
MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED
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.
Brandon “The Havoc” Harris is an undefeated professional boxer. “I came up with the name myself because I destroy everything that gets in front of me when I’m fighting,” he said. Outside the ring he’s “the nicest guy … always laughing and cracking jokes.” He shares the art of boxing at the Henderson Multigenerational Center.
The undead are expected to join monsters, ghosts and trick-or-treaters at several Henderson-area venues for family-friendly Halloween events.
The monsoon season is over, the crowds have gone, and the daytime temperatures are ideal — perfect conditions for a fall trip to Lake Powell. The lake, which boasts more than 1,800 miles of shoreline, lies within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on the border of Arizona and Utah. The lake was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built. Although the dam was, and still is, a controversial topic for many, the lake it created has become an outdoor person’s paradise.
MAYOR’S CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT PLANNED
To hear Summerlin resident Christy Phelps describe it, Pure Barre is not for the faint of heart.