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White Horse Youth Ranch reaches out to underprivileged youth

The White Horse Youth Ranch aims to bring underprivileged kids and horses together. “We want them to learn all about horsemanship and not just how to ride,” said Peggy Paullin, executive director of White Horse Youth Ranch, known to most as WHY Ranch. “They get to interact with horses and are mentored by someone who is investing in them emotionally.”

Savor extra solitude on Mormon Well Road

One benefit of living in Southern Nevada is the opportunity to explore little-traveled back roads winding their way to uncrowded outdoor adventures. One of the best is the Mormon Well Road, originally a pioneer wagon trail on what is now the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

Trailhead changes

Plans for more than $650,000 in additions to the visitor experience on Mount Charleston are inching toward completion while some residents question the idea of a new neighbor.

Club gives badminton boost with local games

The Las Vegas Badminton Club is seeing more and more players since it started in 2000. Played at a few locations across the valley, games are open to the public. The fee is $2 at most sites.

Sun bakes apples if shade is lacking

Anna apples will do better if they are shaded by the eight canopy of the tree and not exposed directly to sunlight all day long.

East side of town is packed with ways to beat the heat

Yes, it’s hot out. We all know that. Newer residents may still be dealing with the basics of summer in Las Vegas or trying to survive on denial. From pools and casino attractions to movie theaters, shade seekers can find plenty to do on the east side of town.

Worms controllable but not preventable

Just because plants are labeled as nematode resistant doesn’t guarantee that they will be resistant to the microscopic worms.

Cool down on Death Valley trail

You might think summer outdoor activities in Death Valley National Park are out of the question, but this is actually an ideal time to hike to the summit of the park’s Panamint Mountains.

Free hikes offer education in nature, wildlife

Last year, 2,050 people participated in 125 hikes and programs at trailheads, campgrounds, picnic areas and fields of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, said Bob Loudon, partnership coordinator for the U.S. Forest Service.