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Taking the Wheel

Upon walking into the DMV, the tension is palpable.

Mardi Gras Ball raises funds for cancer screenings

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals had its 53rd annual Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 13 at the M Resort’s Milan Ballroom. This is the longest running benefit ball in Southern Nevada. Proceeds benefit St. Rose’s newest service, the RED (Responsible, Early Detection) Rose Program, which provides free breast cancer screenings, mammograms, biopsies, surgical care and living assistance for uninsured and underinsured women up to 49 years old.

Future of skywriting up in the air in Las Vegas

Two years ago, when Greg Stinis walked out to his Tiger AA-5 airplane at Jean Airport, it wasn’t to run the engine for maintenance. Skywriting jobs came regularly then.

Annuals add splash of color to your landscape

Nothing says beauty or inspires as much as bursts of color in landscapes. What makes annuals so endearing and rewarding? It is because they grab your eye with their brilliant colors and leave lasting impressions in your mind.

Bloody ‘BioShock 2’ not for squeamish gamers

We gamers already know this, but “BioShock 2” reminds the rest of the world that horror video games are just as gruesome as “Saw” and other slasher movies.

Corn Creek Field Station offers taste of nature near valley

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.

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