Springtime arrives at Corn Creek Field Station with a flush of green in the pastures, a froth of flowers in the orchard and a flurry of wings in the tules. The major access to the sprawling Desert National Wildlife Range just north of Las Vegas, Corn Creek provides an introduction to the largest federal wildlife refuge in the country outside of Alaska. Created in 1936 as a refuge for the desert bighorn sheep, the range also protects many other species under the management of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
It’s not Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood. Not Jennifer Hudson or Chris Daughtry. It’s not even Sanjaya, William Hung or that “Pants on the Ground” guy.
He didn’t offer Barbra Streisand $100 million. And The Who still need coaxing. But the president of AEG Live has faith in the “resident headliners” that brought star policy back to the Strip in the 2000s.
All kinds of people love Elvis, and “Viva Elvis” is all kinds of show. It starts off like the theme park revues they used to have at Six Flags, where you came in from the hot sun to salute the “Fabulous ’50s,” with wholesome collegiates wearing frozen smiles rocking around a giant juke box in pastel poodle skirts.
She’s always there for you. She never has a headache, and she never needs a girls’ night out. She’s television. And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are 33 reasons to love her right now:
Anita Mann was in for a surprise when she saw the first preview of “Viva Elvis.”
Laughlin hosts the second annual Wings and Wildlife Festival scheduled for March 11-15, an award-winning event created by the Southern Nevada Birding and Wildlife Trails Partnership. Participants explore a tri-state region rich in varied Southwestern habitats on guided nature walks and hikes, during seminars and workshops conducted by experts and while on field trips led by knowledgeable guides. During the festival weekend, at least 20 special exhibits by federal and state agencies and organizations concerned with nature, the environment and conservation will be open to the public free of charge.