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Boulder City exudes small-town friendliness

A comfortable place to live and a charming town to visit, Boulder City provides a day-trip destination for dining, shopping, museums, downtown artscapes, wide-ranging outdoor activities and special events.

Beyond bright lights, Nevada boasts plenty of dark skies

Despite brilliant lights and high-decibel sounds in the urban areas surrounding Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada retains some of the darkest night skies and quietest open spaces left in our nation. These natural attributes are enhanced by the Silver State’s sparse population spread over a huge expanse of territory.

Diggers search for signs of early man at Calico site

Volunteers this weekend are busily searching for clues at the Calico Early Man Archaeological Site near Barstow, California. They hope to unearth further evidence of prehistoric hunter-gatherers near the shore of ancient Lake Manix, which has been dry for 18,000 years.

Old Mormon Fort preserves birthplace of Las Vegas

The birthplace of Nevada’s largest city, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historical Park provides a quiet excursion into the past, when Las Vegas was just a welcome stopping point along a difficult and dangerous trail through the Mojave Desert to the California coast.

Explore fossil beds in California’s Rainbow Basin

Rainbow Basin Natural Area is a fossil-laden region of multi-colored rock formations, mesas, desert canyons and winding washes north of Barstow, Calif. The area makes an ideal spot for camping, hiking, scenic touring, wildlife watching and photography.