Henderson Arena

Photo: Ron Mader, February (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the new arena opening next week in Henderson, Nevada: the Dollar Loan Center, aka DLC Arena – thedollarloancenter.com – home of the Henderson Silver Knights, the AHL affiliate of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the Vegas Knight Hawks of the Indoor Football League. The arena is …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: NASA Earth (Some rights reserved) Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. 2022 news: In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours. Tupippuh …

Favorite People and Places in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (some rights reserved) Favorite places in Las Vegas? I have a few faves, mostly family-friendly and inspired: Clark County Museum Clark County Wetlands Park Community Healing Garden Downtown murals Ethel M Chocolates Cactus Garden Fabulous Las Vegas Sign Great Buns Bakery Henderson Libraries Neon Museum Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace Old Fort …

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Photo: Elvis Kennedy, Towering Pines (Some rights reserved) Places we’d like to visit after the pandemic: Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3UWdhzpiQLxz1mTh9 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 …

National Public Lands Day

Photo: BLM Dakotas, Copper City Trail System (Some rights reserved) National Public Lands Day is celebrated annually at public lands in the United States on the fourth Saturday of September. A signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation, it promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conservation of public lands. 2022 date: Saturday, September 24. …

Las Vegas’ Old Fort State Historic Park

Photo: Ron Mader, Old fort state park (Some rights reserved) Among our Las Vegas faves, the place where Las Vegas began, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park, 500 East Washington Avenue in downtown. Entrance fee is $3 and free for kids under 12 years of age. Tue-Sat 8am-430pm. Recommended for history fans. …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Holidays (Some rights reserved) One of Planeta.com’s Vegas Faves and a Boulder Highway highlight: Open daily 9am-430pm, Clark County Museum – clarkcountynv.gov – is a place for locals, families, and visitors to immerse themselves in regional history. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. Closed …

Canada USA Borderlands

Photo: Jasperdo, Peace Arch International Park (Some rights reserved) Launching our resource page documenting the borderlands of Canada and the USA. Wikipedia: The Canada–United States border (French: frontière Canada–États-Unis), is the longest international border in the world between two countries. Eight Canadian provinces and territories (Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New …

Henderson Links

Logo What would locals like others know about Henderson, Nevada? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHenderson Council candidates jockey to preserve prosperity, address police shortagesWater Street Reboot Revitalizes Downtown HendersonGreen Valley Ranch: Resort celebrates 20 years in HendersonHenderson Mayor Debra March talks Oakland A’s and other issues facing the cityBill Foley Inc.: …

Wild Nevada

Photo: Peter Prehn, Bristlecone at Great Basin NP, (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Nevada – the state’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Corrections and suggestions are welcome as comments on this page. HeadlinesHow a fight over transgender rights …