Nevada’s Spring Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Lovell Canyon (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Nevada’s Spring Mountains. The highest point is Mount Charleston, at 11,918 feet (3,633 meters). The area around Mt. Charleston is protected in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area features a helpful visitor center. Is there snow on the mountains? FYI – …

Las Vegas DIY Water Tour

Poster One of the most interesting case studies in H20 conservation, recreation, and management, is Las Vegas. Planeta.com’s Las Vegas DIY Water Tour, includes a historical and contemporary view of the wet spots in the Mojave Desert and the waterways of southern Nevada including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Colorado River beaches, and less frequently visited …

The Nevada Independent

Logo The Nevada Independent – thenevadaindependent.com – is one of our favorite sources for comprehensive coverage of all things Nevada. About: The Nevada Independent is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017 by veteran political journalist and commentator Jon Ralston. The site and its supporting channels are focused on ethical, unbiased and transparent journalism. …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …

Lake Tahoe

Photo: Ron Reiring, North Shore (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Nevada Sagebrush

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) The Nevada Sagebrush Ecosystem Program is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary program established to protect and enhance the sagebrush landscape. The sagebrush ecosystem, in addition to being home for much of the state’s plants and wildlife, is an integral part of Nevada’s culture and economy. The ecosystem program is focused on providing …

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 most populous 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 …

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 is a place for locals to immerse themselves in regional history and to recommend visiting friends and family. It’s one of the finest small museums / cultural centers in the country. …

Nevada Tourism

Photo: Ron Mader, Heritage Museum (some rights reserved) Links and resources to tourism in Nevada: HeadlinesInternational travel to Las Vegas still far below pre-pandemic levels, warn officials – Nevada CurrentMore and more ‘junk fees’ appearing in Las Vegas tourist industryA six-word slogan, and the marketing campaign to advertise it, cost Nevada $9 million – Vegas …

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Photo: Ron Mader, Visitors Center (Some rights reserved) Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is located 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Las Vegas on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. Public transportation does not reach Red Rock Canyon. Key Linksredrockcanyonlv.org – Visitor Info – Facebook – @RedRockCynLVRed Rock Canyon Scenic Drive Timed Entry (Tickets)Red Rock Canyon …