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Ash Meadows offers looks at rare species and history

With the opening of school and the approach of holidays, most of us become too busy to escape for long from our city lives. That makes the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge a good choice for a September escape. Lying in Nevada near the California state line, it’s close enough to enjoy thoroughly in a single day, yet it’s a little farther north, a little higher, and therefore a little cooler, than our own valley. Now is an especially good time to go if you enjoy birdwatching or counting how many different kinds you can see, for the fall migratory season is upon us, and more than 275 species have been recorded there.

View caption contest for September 2014

Send caption idea, name, address and phone number to: aking@viewnews.com or View Caption Contest, PO Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Entries are limited to five per person and must be postmarked by Sept. 27 . Anonymous submissions will be disqualified. Look for the winning captions in the Oct. 9 editions.

Sun City Summerlin turns 25

Imagine living in these surroundings: No Summerlin Parkway, no Anasazi Drive, no Suncoast, no JW Marriott, no Summerlin Library, no Summerlin post office and no Summerlin Hospital. Indeed, it will all be recalled by some and rededicated by others starting Oct. 1, when Sun City begins the celebration of its 25th anniversary.