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In adaptive sports, wheels aren’t relegated to just race cars

Born with spina bifida, a developmental disorder affecting the spinal cord, Steve Morales never imagined a life playing sports. Now 28, he aggressively races down the court as he dribbles the basketball just out of his opponent’s reach.

BOB MORRIS: Picking pomegranates a test of patience

Question: We are new to raising pomegranates. We have been watering them and have cut off most of the suckers but need to know when they should be ready to be picked.

DEBORAH WALL: Grand Canyon’s North Rim a step above

If a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park is on your summer schedule, I recommend heading to the canyon’s North Rim rather than the better-known and thus more crowded South Rim. The North Rim affords classic views just as stunning as those visible from the South Rim but you get to enjoy them in cooler weather. Summer daytime high temperatures on the North Rim average in the 70s. And nighttime lows drop to the 40s, making good sleeping weather for campers.

BOB MORRIS: Pick hibiscus at its peak for herb tea

Question: I have a roselle hibiscus plant. I’m trying to make the Mexican agua de jamaica. It has grown well and has many flowers, but I am afraid I will lose it if I don’t harvest and dry it correctly. When do I harvest it, and how do I dry it?

Las Vegas Triathlon Club adds social aspect to solo sport

Fundamentally, the sport of triathlon is an individual’s game. Swim solo, bike solo, run solo. But the Las Vegas Triathlon Club is helping triathletes band together and motivate one another to tackle the challenges as one.

DEBORAH WALL: Explore caves, night skies at park

Great Basin National Park doesn’t get its fair share of visitors, but that’s all the better for the enlightened few who get to enjoy it without fighting any crowds. Deep summer is the best time to go there, when its high elevation provides the cool temperatures so longingly sought by hikers and campers from Southern Nevada. Nevada’s only national park, it offers plenty to do.

Tending golf turf takes attention to detail

It’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m at Angel Park Golf Club, 100 S. Rampart Blvd. It’s dark outside, but there’s a hubbub of activity. There’s an associate mowing the practice green, a kitchen worker heading toward the restaurant, a staff member using a blower to clear the main concourse to the clubhouse and equipment is buzzing everywhere. There are sprinklers watering the course.

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