Henderson, Nevada

Photo: City Hall Arrow 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: Cornerstone, a repurposed quarry, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Henderson Links

Logo Links related to Henderson, Nevada presented in somewhat random fashion: District 22ballotpedia.org Air Qualityairnow.gov 2020 State of the Citycityofhenderson.com 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 …

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 …

Valley of Fire State Park

Photo Nevada – Valley of Fire State Park is the state’s oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. Civilian Conservation Corps workers helped to make the new park accessible to visitors through the construction of roads and rest areas. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the …

Boulder City, Nevada

Photo: Boulder Theatre Gateway to Hoover Dam, let’s explore Boulder City. FYIOnly two Nevada towns prohibit gambling: Boulder City and Panaca. EventsFebruary damshortfilm.orgMay  Spring Jamboree – Map (PDF)Facebook Tourism PortalsVisit Boulder City ParksHemenway Valley Park Elsewhere on the WebBoulder CityBoulder City Chamber of CommerceBoulder City Chamber NewsBoulder City ReviewBoulder City – Las Vegas Sun HeadlinesSolar projects …