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 …

Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, Rock Stacking, August 2022 (Some rights reserved) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 2016 on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near the southern, southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, about 30 miles from the Vegas Strip. One of our Las Vegas faves, this installation of 30-feet …

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Photo: Sherman Hogue, BLM, Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in northwestern New Mexico. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/HsMaMB9H9K65JhbG7 BLM: The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness is a rolling landscape of badlands which offers some of the most unusual scenery found in the Four Corners Region. Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Yosemite National Park, an area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite …

Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil

Photo: josephmccowie, Rainbow (Some rights reserved) Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is the most populous city in New Mexico and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is 64 miles (100 kilometers) south of state capital Santa Fe. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/mhnCSo85MuvxVMGa8 Favorite PlacesFrontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Some rights reserved) What would locals like others know about the Mexico/USA Borderlands? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhat the growing number of Mexican migrant encounters at the border tells usSupreme Court rules Biden administration can end “remain in Mexico” policy, sending case back to a Texas courtTexas …

Vegas Radio

Photo: Ron Mader, Downtown Tower (some rights reserved) We spotlight radio in Las Vegas. Here are links to the local AM and FM broadcasters. Makeovers are frequent, so this page changes on a regular basis. Tune-In stations include 920AM, 100.9 FM, Rebel HD2 Essay 2022’s World Listening Day (July 18) asked us to “listen across …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA What would the Diné like others to know about their culture, language, history, current politics, and future? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Dark Winds’ fails authenticity test – Navajo TimesWelcome to Máaz: NASA Names New Features on Mars in Navajo LanguageLiving Planet: Navajos uranium legacyFInding Nemo in NavajoNavajos …