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Take scenic excursion on Cottonwood Valley Road

Among the pleasures of living in Nevada are the huge expanses of open space surrounding our scattered cities and towns. Nevadans seeking downtime in the outdoors do not have to go far from home. Even in an urban area such as Las Vegas, dozens of recreational destinations wait to be explored, accessible within minutes.

Air travel tips for seniors with special needs

Dear Savvy Senior: I would like to fly my elderly parents across the country next month for my daughter’s wedding but have some concerns about the flight. My mom has trouble walking long distances and my dad has COPD and needs an oxygen tank. What airport or airline services are available to help elderly passengers? — Concerned Daughter

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A little perspective on human progress

Take a look at the history of our species. We’ve been around a while. The oldest evidence of our human ancestors is a fossilized skull that dates back about 7 million years. Most anthropologists agree that so-called “modern” humans came on the scene about 130,000 years ago. The industrial age began a couple hundred years ago but the age of fossil fuels and our massive use of energy has only been about half that.