Visitors flock from all over the world to see Bryce Canyon National Park’s natural amphitheaters filled with pinnacles, spires and the spooky limestone formations called hoodoos. They mostly come in the agreeable high-country summer, yet some claim winter is the best time. Though Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with the gift of snowfall, when she does, it makes every detail of this colorful landscape seem to pop out of the white background like a watercolor by an expert artist.
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GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES TRAINING PLANNED
Public transportation can be intimidating for some people, especially seniors and those with disabilities. To make the process easier, the construction of a new training center is planned in the northwest area.
The pumpkins in the library at Iverson Elementary School have a lot of character. Actually, they are a lot of characters.
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FREE RADON TEST KITS TO BE AVAILABLE
The National Society of High School Scholars announced in August that Western High School student Jamil Gonzalez was selected to be a member of the organization.
The United Way’s women’s fall suit drive is not just about donating gently used wardrobe items; it is also about extending a helping hand to women who are forging a new path for themselves.
When it comes to watching one’s waistline, the holidays can sabotage the best of intentions.
Education briefs from across the Las Vegas Valley
Health-related news and events from across the Las Vegas Valley.
There’s a hidden restaurant inside the Henderson location of Bachi Burger: Shoku Ramen-ya. This isn’t the ramen noodles you probably lived off of in college — real ramen is delicate and refined, the broth taking hours, if not days, to prepare.
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The Las Vegas-based nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Alliance says 70 percent of 3- and 4-year-olds in Nevada do not attend a preschool program. For the past 15 years, another Las Vegas-based nonprofit, Family to Family Connection, has been giving a boost to such children. In early October, Family to Family opened a new headquarters in the northwest.
There are many places in the east valley where people can volunteer to help for Thanksgiving and where the hungry can enjoy a free meal.
YOUTH ROLLER HOCKEY SIGN-UPS AVAILABLE
In the new book “I Am Jazz” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, with pictures by Shelagh McNicholas, you’ll read about a girl who’s just like other girls … only different. That’s because Jazz has “a girl brain but a boy body.”
Literary happenings this week include a Las Vegas Writers Group meeting featuring Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature Olivia Clare and a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus gala presenting Ayaan Hirsi Ali with a Pursuit of Excellence Award.
“Zodaccia: Realms of Chaos,” a fantasy book by Las Vegas author Justin Hill, introduces readers to a war between good and evil in a realm invisible to the human eye in a reality parallel but separate from Earth. Hill plans to sign copies of the book at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 at the 567 N. Stephanie St. Barnes & Noble. An excerpt of the book can be found at zincreality.com.
Linda Lister , director of UNLV Opera, is the 2014 winner of the American Prize in Directing, for “Sancta Susanna” and “Suor Angelica.” Lister was selected from applications reviewed this summer from across the United States. The American Prize is a series of nonprofit competitions designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings.
More than 3,400 cases of child abuse or neglect were substantiated in Nevada in 2013, according to Amanda Haboush-Deloye, director of programs at Prevent Child Abuse Nevada.
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TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
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