Las Vegas’ City Parks and Nearby Natural Wonders

Photo 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 Tule Springs. Further out there is Hoover …

Las Vegas Strip

Photo: Opening Soon: Resorts World (May 2021) Publisher’s note: Organization on this page is a bit random and suggestions are most welcome as we make needed updates. This page explores what is usually Las Vegas Boulevard’s busiest corridor, the Las Vegas Strip. We are taking a new look at the recently-reopened iconic destination. COVID19 continues. …

State of Nevada

Logo Recommended Listening: KNPR’s State of Nevada — knpr.org/programs/knprs-state-nevada — is a weekday conversation, 9am-10am, about the places Nevadans call home. Newsmakers and experts give context to local issues; discussion and profile interviews. Call the live show in Las Vegas: (702) 258-3552 and toll-free 1 (877) ASK-KNPR. Twitter: @KNPRnews Key [email protected]@[email protected]@nvpublicradioFacebook: Nevada Public Radio Questions …

Happy Birthday, Las Vegas

Photo: Old Fort Happy #116 in 2021. Las Vegas celebrates its birthday on May 15. Hashtag: #HappyBirthdayVegas As a city Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 when 110 acres near Stewart/Garces/Main/Fifth (Las Vegas Boulevard) were auctioned. For history buffs, Clark County Museum is a must. We are also partial to the Old Fort, …

Las Vegas History

Photo: Barber Shop Pole Spotlight on Las Vegas History Videos “The City of Las Vegas, the Early Years,” was commissioned by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, and focuses on the founding and first 20 years of the community from 1905-1920. The documentary was funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial. The …

Baseball in Las Vegas

Logos Baseball fans have two great options in Las Vegas – the university’s UNLV Rebels and the minor league Las Vegas Aviators. There may even soon be a third independent option via a newly created league. [email protected]l Hashtag: #UNLVbaseball Earl Wilson StadiumThe original Roger Barnson Baseball Field has been enhanced by the addition of the …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo: Events Center (April 2021) 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 …

Vegas Water Links

Photo: I-11 and Lake Mead Links related to Vegas Water presented in somewhat random fashion: Water WasteReport Water Waste – LVVWD Low lake level pumping stationLow lake level pumping station – SNWANew Lake Mead Pump Station Provides for Better Defense Against DroughtLas Vegas Bets on New Project to Ensure Water Supply Headlines‘The pie keeps shrinking’: …

Las Vegas’ Fremont Street

Photo A walk down Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas is a stroll through the ephemeral, the immediate now with buskers at established performing circles demand attention and offer varying qualities of music and photo opportunities. Contrasted to the rest of the southwest and rural Nevada, Fremont Street has a loud and boisterous vibe . …