They’ve become a common part of the Southern Nevada desert: utility terrain vehicles zipping around the Nellis Dunes recreation area north of Las Vegas or Jeep Jamborees negotiating bumpy Rocky Gap Road from the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to Pahrump.
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After more than 60 years in operation, Bonnie Springs Ranch still draws crowds year-round. The privately owned dude ranch is minutes from Las Vegas, surrounded by the arresting scenery of the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
As parents search for options for children on spring break, places around Henderson have announced various opportunities.
James Sernas, 22, could be the poster person for the Candlelighters. He is approaching the five-year mark of his treatment, beating back cancer that came out of nowhere. Now that he’s finished his treatment, Sernas plans to participate in the Tour de Summerlin on April 26, raising funds for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
Henderson resident Valerie Sweet has been living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder, for more than a decade. Even though she has her struggles, she is determined to push through and have a normal life. She plans to participate in the Walk MS at 8:30 a.m. April 26 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.
In a city known for grandiose arena proposals, Adam Stio and Joel Hoopaugh figured there was a business niche for a low-key, micro-sports facility that caters to kids and adult recreational sports. So, the duo invested $150,000 to start up a 27,000-square-foot sports center called the Southern Nevada Sports Centre, which opened Jan. 1.
A beautiful destination for a cool-season excursion, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge offers hiking, picnicking and wildlife watching. It encompasses 23,000 acres of desert uplands and streams, ponds, reservoirs and wetlands created by more than 50 springs, mostly warm water.
Local tennis enthusiasts are scoring big with the news that the United States Tennis Association’s Nevada chapter has received a $50,000 grant to further its children’s programs.
The city of Henderson envisions itself becoming a nationally recognized bicycle community, the type that lures tourist dollars as a destination.
Besides helping people get their New Year’s resolutions on track, instructors at Z Crew Studios are participating in various valley fundraisers, dealing with social awareness efforts such as human trafficking. On Feb. 28, a Zumba event raised funds for Three Square food bank.