Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, just south of the ranching community of Alamo, encompasses 5,382 acres of lakes, marshes, meadows, riparian areas and open desert. The three largest bodies of water in the refuge are Upper Lake, Middle Pond and Lower Lake, fed by thermal springs.
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Las Vegas author Robert Waters drew on years of law enforcement work to write “The Case That Would Not Close.”
It was 1942, and the Japanese had just bombed Pearl Harbor. America entered World War II soon after, which meant plenty of discrimination for Japanese-Americans like the Itanos. Tomi, Hiro and their older brother Roy had been born in America, but that didn’t seem to matter to many in their California town.
PFC Robert Anthony Valdez graduated from U.S. Marine Basic Training in San Diego in October. He is the son of Amber and David Mills and brother of Matthew and Mason Mills of North Las Vegas. Valdez is a graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.
Literary happenings this week include signings by Daniel Boulud and Wolfgang Puck and an event featuring a conversation between Stephen Greenblatt and Geraldine Brooks.
It’s not often you can trade art for someone’s sobriety, but several artists jumped at the chance and donated pieces for a fundraiser planned for the We Care Foundation, a residential recovery home that helps women struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.