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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.

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.

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Anthem Country Club a treat for those partial to par-3

Opened in 1999, the Anthem Country Club offers challenges to every level of player. Played from the championship tees, Anthem achieves a ranking of 72.9 and a slope of 133 and plays to 7,373 yards.

Summer fun flows at Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake, California, is one of the closest high-elevation destinations for Southern Nevadans seeking a summer getaway with cool temperatures.

Steps help make the most of compost

The ingredients and methods for composting are the same regardless of where you live, but those who reside in the Southwest may want to consider a few additional suggestions.

Residents should be wary of rattlesnakes on trails near rural areas

Henderson resident Bill Samuels was running with his dog on the River Mountains Loop Trail when it was struck by a rattlesnake. The dog survived, but Samuels says he won’t be taking her on the trail again this summer.

Iris corms tend to be late bloomers

In many cases, an iris needs a year or sometims more to get established before it will bloom. Much depends on the size of the rhizome that was planted and how it was planted.

Recreation center’s wall gets an automated makeover

As the summer heats up and outdoor recreation becomes more challenging, Whitney-area residents can take solace in an unusual amenity offered by the Whitney Recreation Center — a rock climbing wall.

Iris corms tend to be late bloomers

In many cases, an iris needs a year or sometims more to get established before it will bloom. Much depends on the size of the rhizome that was planted and how it was planted.