Las Vegas History

Photo: Ron Mader, Barber Shop Pole (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Las Vegas History Videos The Forties The Thirties Funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, “The City of Las Vegas: The Thirties” focuses on life in Las Vegas in the 1930’s. The episode will feature how the Hoover Dam, gambling, weddings, divorces …

Las Vegas Arts District 18B

Photo: Ron Mader, 18B (Some rights reserved) Las Vegas Arts District, or 18b, is a vibrant cultural hub packed with indie art galleries and performance spaces in converted warehouses. Jeff Hwang: “In Las Vegas, there’s the Strip, there’s Downtown Fremont Street and now you have the Arts District, which is kind of a third theme …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo Ron Mader, Arts Festival (Some rights reserved) Henderson is located in the foothills south of Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, biking and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. Natural WorldAmong our favorite city parks in the world: …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Shadows (some rights reserved) The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the Southwest. Life is BeautifulSkateboarding fish, spellbound lemurs: The murals of Life is BeautifulMurals of Life is Beautiful remain after music ends …

Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: Ron Mader, I-11 and Lake Mead (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about water in Las Vegar? From estuaries to restrictions to weirs, here are relevant links presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesLas Vegas turns on low-level Lake Mead pumps designed to avoid a ‘Day Zero’Nevada water advocates dispute …

Henderson Pittman Wash

Photo: Ron Mader, Signage (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite places to visit the natural world is the Pittman Wash in Henderson, part of our Las Vegas DIY Water Tour. Key Linkscityofhenderson.comPittman Wash Trail Map (PDF) FacebookProject GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash Project GREEN (Green Valley Ecology, Environment and Nature): Friends of Pittman Wash …

Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas

Photo: Life is Beautiful Parking Spotsl (Some rights reserved) Beautiful. September 16-18 are the dates for 2022’s Life is Beautiful held in downtown Las Vegas. Key [email protected] BackgroundThe music, culinary, and art festival started in 2013 as a means to transform downtown Las Vegas into a cultural center. Elsewhere on the WebThe Weekly Playlist: Life …

Las Vegas Locally

Twitter Avatar For fans of Las Vegas, one of our Vegas Twitter faves is Las Vegas Locally – @LasVegasLocallyInteresting / Strange / Useful stuff in the Vegas Valley: DTLV to Henderson to The Strip. Also, offbeat Key [email protected] Embedded Tweets Vegas isn’t “back” until random people you haven’t spoken to in years start texting to …

University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)

Photo: Ron Mader, Mural in the Making, Surplus Center (some rights reserved) University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public research university located in Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre (134 hectares) campus is located approximately 1.6-mile (2.6 kilometers) east of the Las Vegas Strip and 4.5 miles (7.25 kilometers) from downtown Las Vegas. Key Linksunlv.eduMaprebelraiser.unlv.edulivestream Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/BYq57cSMRB9nZhsU9 March …