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Bask in Black Canyon’s beauty by boat

One of the quickest ways to get a complete change of scenery, and a stunning one at that, is to visit Black Canyon, the 11-mile stretch of the Colorado River that lies below Hoover Dam. This rugged canyon, where walls tower more than 1,000 feet, is most easily accessed by boat, and seeing it at your own pace is one of the best ways to enjoy it.

Las Vegas kids get on the ice

It isn’t often a group of 7- and 8-year-old kids get the chance to play their favorite game in front of 5,000 screaming fans, but that’s what happened for 40 kids from the Las Vegas Ice Center’s Mite Division on April 2.

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Las Vegas Boy Scouts to gather at Floyd Lamb Park for Mega Scout Expo

The Las Vegas Area Council Boy Scouts of America invites the community to learn about scouting during an expo scheduled for April 29-May 1 at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road.

Las Vegas’ SouthShore golf club is as fine a nine as there is

No doubt about it, based on exclusivity, reputation and celebrity status, SouthShore Golf Club, 100 Strada Di Circolo, Henderson, was definitely on my bucket list of courses to play in Southern Nevada. Cross it off the list.

Joshua Tree National Park a haven of oases

Joshua Tree National Park, just outside of Twentynine Palms, Calif., is a great springtime destination to visit for a day or two or even an extended trip to hike, go birding or just drive around looking at wildflowers. The park was established as a national monument in 1936 and gained national park status in 1994, and this year, it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Recreation Briefs

The city of Las Vegas Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has opened registration for its spring break and summer camps.

Some palms slow to mold into mulch

Question: I was told by a landscaping company that the fronds from Mexican fan palms cannot be chipped and recycled into mulch because they are too alkaline. This was news to me! Your opinion regarding that palms-too-alkaline-for-mulch theory would be appreciated.

Gnats no big nuisance to outdoor plants

Question: Can you help me identify some insects on my grapes? They are quite small and devour the leaves of my grape vines, leaving them like skeletons. There are literally thousands of them in the summer. They stay until late fall and are very annoying. What can I do to get rid of them?

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