The Frishers are full of information about Kingman and happy to share it. Upon check-in, they gave me a Route 66 pin and a history of the town, which included a map, colored markers and scandalous stories about celebrities who’ve stayed there. (Who knew Clark Gable was married so many times?)
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Henderson resident Jennifer Mann may be a beauty queen, but don’t let her looks fool you. The 16-year-old enjoys the outdoors and getting her hands dirty as much as any teenager.
SOGGY JOG PLANNED AT WET ‘N’ WILD
While many TV sets were tuned to the U.S. men’s national soccer team competing for the World Cup in Brazil, a local youth team, Las Vegas Sports Academy 97 Red, was making news of its own.
After losing more than 40 pounds after her second pregnancy, getting into shape and getting healthy was something Megan Buckley wanted to share with others. As a personal trainer and working mother, she inspires and teaches others to get fit.
It’s a stifling 111 degrees outside on a Wednesday afternoon, but the children act like they aren’t bothered by it.
Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah is a small park most cherished by us desert dwellers for its cool summer temperatures and spectacular views into its deep, hoodoo-filled amphitheater. During July and August, you’ll find the little park brimming with additional activities, any one of which, by itself, might be worth the journey there.
Ghost towns are scattered all across Nevada. A few of them are still sparsely inhabited, but most are completely abandoned.
CELEBRATE PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH WITH EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
If one can avoid becoming frustrated with the construction delays on the way to Cedar City, Utah, it’s worth the effort, especially for those attending the Shakespeare festival this summer. Just don’t go there thinking you’ll find a mini Manhattan.
Just six days after the official start of summer, residents in western Las Vegas gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Garside Pool.
Take a first-hand look at the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach. That stretch of water is part of the Black Canyon Water Trail, one of 16 National Water Trails across the country and the first in the Southwest.
The city of Henderson recently welcomed two new parks to the community. Mountain Lake Park, 1020 Golda Way, and Terrazza Park, 1992 Galleria Drive, — Henderson’s 59th and 60th parks — were recently completed. The parks are also accompanied by the completion of the Lake Mead Parkway Trail.
Before the weather gets any hotter in our region, a good place for a short hike might be Mojave National Preserve in California just south of the Nevada border. One you might try is the Rock Spring Loop, which boasts a historic stone house, the site of a 19th-century Army post, a natural spring and American Indian petroglyphs.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER SIGNUPS UNDERWAY
GARDENING WORKSHOPS PLANNED AT LIFELONG LEARNING CENTER
The beautiful area offers picnicking, camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, biking and ATV trail riding in summer; splendid color and hunting in autumn; and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in winter.
The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.
Masked individuals peer from behind paint-spotted pillars, sporting loaded paintball guns, also called markers.
FOURTEEN NEVADA SOCCER TEAMS TO HEAD TO TOURNAMENT
You could spend years exploring the 1.9 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Parkcq in Utah, yet barely shorten the list of wonders still to see there.
FENCING CAMPS PLANNED BY RED ROCK FENCING CENTER
The Great Recession wasn’t kind to state parks in Nevada. Since 2009, the parks budget has been cut by 60 percent, leaving administrator Eric Johnson little choice but to chop personnel and maintenance resources.