Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Photo: Elvis Kennedy, Towering Pines Places we’d like to visit after the pandemic: The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest – fs.usda.gov/cnnf – “covers more than 1.5 million acres of Wisconsin’s northwoods, managing lands for multiple uses including forestry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, fisheries management, special forest products gathering, wilderness and natural areas management. The Chequamegon side of …

San Antonio Missions

Photo: Ken Lund, Mission Concepcion Spotlight on the World-Heritage listed San Antonio Missions San Antonio was named by a 1691 Spanish expedition for Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day is June 13. The city contains five 18th-century Spanish frontier missions, including The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which were designated UNESCO …

Lake Tahoe

Photo: Ron Reiring, North Shore Tahoe is derived from the Washoe word “da ow” for lake. According to Tahoe South: Even the name ‘Lake Tahoe’ is from the Washoe, or at least its origin is before we garbled it up. The word ‘Tahoe’ is the result of a mispronunciation of the first two syllables of …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is often referred to …

Acadia National Park

Photo: Jasperado, Visitor Center Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the USA, drawing more than 2.5 million visitors per year to the craggy, jagged coast of Maine. Key Linksnps.gov/acadScience [email protected] Google Maps History The park celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Videos Shifting Paradigms to Manage for Change in Acadia …

Baseball in Las Vegas

Logos Baseball fans have two great options in Las Vegas – the UNLV Rebels and the Las Vegas Aviators. There may even soon be a third independent option via a newly created league. [email protected]l Hashtag: #UNLVbaseball Earl Wilson StadiumThe original Roger Barnson Baseball Field has been enhanced by the addition of the first-class 3,000 seat …

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Photo: Gallup Gallup, New Mexico – Created in 1921, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest-running, Native American Art Show in the country. The event features parades, dances, demonstrations, native foods, rodeos, pow-wow, song and dance, pageants, and folk art. Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is the most populous city between Flagstaff and Albuquerque, along historic …

Gettysburgh National Park

Photo: Summer Drive NPS: The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo Welcome to the Mojave Desert. Las Vegas has both oasis-like escapes and more natural desert lands. There’s something for everyone if you know where and when to look. Among our favorites:Clark County WetlandsRed Rock CanyonClark County Sunset ParkPittman Wash We still have to visit Sloan Canyon and Tule Springs. Further out there is Hoover …

KUNV

Logos Radio stations in Las Vegas: KUNV 91.5 – kunv.org – has been broadcasting for more than 35 years as the Public Radio station at UNLV. More than 100 students per semester work with the listener and donor-supported radio stations, which include student-run HD2 station, The Rebel HD2 – voted Las Vegas’s Best New Radio …