Hoover Dam

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Light Traffic The Bureau of Reclamation conducts tours through the Hoover Dam (also known as Boulder Dam to locals) and power plant since 1937. Today, nearly 1,000,000 visitors a year take the tour, even more visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, some 145,000 acres created as a result of the …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Las Vegas. History: In 1990 Congress designated Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area (the seventh to be designated nationally). The nearly 200,000 acre park is managed by the Bureau of …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Anniversary Open daily, Clark County Museum – one of our Vegas and Henderson faves, a place for locals to take (or recommend to) visiting friends and family. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Key Linksclarkcountynv.govFacebookFacebook Videos Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/yF55Uar8z7iGKiSKA Current Exhibit: Lines Across the Land – Historic Maps of Southern Nevada ExhibitExhibit runs through …

Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Photo During 2021 Responsible Travel Week we are strolling and soundwalking journeys to the waterways of southern Nevada and the fabulous city of Las Vegas. Look for regular updates to this page and other guides mentioned below. Additional headlines and resources are indexed on the Vegas Water Links page. One of the most interesting …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day, as of 2000, is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2020 Nevada Day is Friday, October 30. Traditionalists celebrate on October 31, Halloween. HistoryNevada Day commemorates Nevada’s frontier legacy and its entry into the Union as the 36th state on October 31 in …

Henderson Links

Logo Links related to Henderson, Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: Air Qualityhttps://www.airnow.gov/?city=Henderson&state=NV&country=USA 2020 State of the Cityhttps://www.cityofhenderson.com/state-of-the-city/event-overview Stray ObservationsHey there you’re an all-star. Spotlight on a place to call home. 2020 vision. National Gold Medal Award for Excellent in the Field on Parks and Recreation Management 2020 Vision – Accolades – All-Star – Amazon …

Nevada Links

Nevada flag Links related to Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNevada DMV further extends driver’s licenses, ID cards renewals amid pandemicMarijuana poised to overtake mining in state tax revenue – Nevada CurrentThis is the loneliest road in America – National GeographicClimate change in Nevada can be stopped with our helphttp://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/401162-battle-of-the-billionaires-drives-nevada-contesthttps://travelnevada.com/adventures/32994/16-stories-behind-the-real-native-nevadansNevada caves illuminate past climate, …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead Links related to Vegas Water presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘The pie keeps shrinking’: Lake Mead’s low level will trigger water cutbacks for Arizona, Nevada – @ByIanJamesLas Vegas Isn’t the Water Spendthrift You Think It Is – @AuthenticVegasBellagio Fountains Aren’t Sipping City Supplyhttps://thenevadaindependent.com/article/not-much-snow-is-falling-in-the-west-what-a-grim-snowpack-means-for-nevadas-water-supplyhttps://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/10/12/why-southern-nevada-is-fighting-to-build-a-250-mile-water-pipelinehttps://knpr.org/knpr/2017-09/new-springs-preserve-attraction-boils-down-story-waterhttps://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/fall-watering-restrictions-begin-in-las-vegas-valleyhttps://www.reviewjournal.com/news/science-and-technology/water-authority-to-fund-conservation-work-in-mexico/http://grist.org/cities/longtime-vegas-water-czar-warns-other-cities-to-brace-for-climate-changehttps://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/las-vegas-valley-water-district-among-nations-best-audit-shows Videos Reality Check – fall watering restrictions …

Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Stardust Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central original gambling district and historic center of Las Vegas. Downtown is the heart of the city and one in the midst of a long-haul renewal. Hashtag: #DTLV Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/eKRrkVUvZ15skZ26A Faves Features Older Features Planeta.com