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Native Indian rock art adorns canyon

Grapevine Canyon, located toward the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is said to be among the best of all places to see the intriguing Native American rock art called petroglyphs. It’s certainly one of the easiest to visit. It’s especially good if you want to take small children or other folks who can’t hike long distances, as the best petroglyph panels are at the mouth of the canyon only about a quarter-mile from the parking area.

Bay laurel a bad choice of trees

Question: On the north side of our house, we have a 10-foot-wide space we are trying to landscape. Several have suggested planting bay laurel trees, but we are concerned about the tree’s size for the space. When we went to the nursery, their suggestion was the Majestic Beauty hawthorn tree. Will the hawthorn tree do well in our climate and soils?

Hostage standoff suspect tied to previous home invasion

A home invasion and hostage situation that became a standoff in the northwest valley Thursday morning has been resolved, according to Las Vegas police.

More rain, wind on the way to Las Vegas Valley

The Las Vegas Valley is expected to receive a half of an inch of steady rain beginning mid-morning on Friday and into the evening.

Inundated by the mentally ill, valley emergency rooms close to ambulances

Hospital emergency rooms throughout the valley are closing their doors to ambulances because the mentally ill are now occupying available beds at a rate higher than in 2004, when the problem prompted then Gov. Kenny Guinn to declare a state of emergency.

Rain, high winds predicted as weather moves in

A large low-pressure system off California’s coast is expected to make landfall in Southern Nevada on Friday, bringing at least a quarter-inch of rain in the Spring Mountains, which might not bode too well for the Carpenter 1 fire area, a meteorologist said Wednesday.